From Kerala cricket to judicial system, MBIFL offers various topics for discussion
Thiruvananthapuram: Quite a number of relevant topics will be subjected to discussions at the third edition of Mathrubhumi International Festival of Letters (MBIFL 2020) to be held at Kanakakkunnu here from January 30 to February 2.
Writer Devdutt Pattanaik who picks up threads from Indian mythology will talk about the unbelievable imaginations in the epics and myths.
The existence of Kerala cricket in the pan India context will be discussed by J K Mahendra, P Balachandran, S K Nair, BCCI vice president Jayesh George and journalist K Viswanathan.
MLA P T Thomas and C K Saseendran, Keezhattoor protest leader Suresh Keezhattoor, Francis Kalathil and poet P N Gopikrishnan are the speakers on the topic whether Kerala is a land where public protests fail.
International diplomat K M Seethi, journalists Saba Naqvi, N P Ullekh and Manash Firaq Bhattacharjee will be discussing the issues related to the Citizenship Amendment Act.
The survival instinct of Keralites is the topic of discussion for writer Zacharia and director T K Rajeev Kumar. Pradeep Panangad will be the moderator of the discussion.
Justice B Kemal Pasha and Adv Kaleeswaram Raj will discuss about the political and social pressure on judiciary and the after effects of the same.
Writers Chandramathi, Rafeeq Ahammed, Ambikasuthan Mangad and Mini Prasad will talk about the portrayal of environmental issues in literature.
Every year the statistics of liquor consumption in Kerala during festival seasons seems shocking. M Mukundan, Prof Johns K Mangalam and Philipose Padikkal will discuss the alcoholism among Malayalis. D Pramesh Kumar is the moderator.
The biggest challenge for a new writer is to publish his/her debut work. The story of overcoming this hurdle is shared by four new writers - Murali K Menon, Kesava Guha, Radhika Oberoi and Sangeetha Sreenivasan.
The element of innocence is disappearing in the contemporary children’s literature. As it is a thinkable matter. Dr K Sreekumar, Lakshmi Nambiar, Sreebala K Menon and S Devabala will discuss the topic at MBIFL.
Manoranjan Byapari’s life is more painful than his writing. He will share his journey from rickshaw puller to writer in Kolkata with Meenakshi Thakur.
Screenplay writing also has a green room where stories are transformed into movie scripts. Director and screen writer Ranjith will share his experience as a screen writer at the MBIFl.