India of Ravish Kumar, Yogendra Yadav, KP Unnikrishnan and Rajdeep Sardesai
If India has listened to the voice of one journalist during these volatile political times, it is that of NDTV’s Ravish Kumar. The prominent Hindi news anchor will share his experience and with journalist Jocy Joseph at the Mathrubhumi International Festival of Letters (MBIFL) on February 2.
What is it that inspires the life of a successful writer? Famous British-Zimbabwean writer Alexander Mccall Smith, Emeritus Professor at Edinburgh University, will speak on the subject with Chandrahas Choudhury.
Through translations, we got in touch with our local literature more than foreign literature. But what is the condition of such translations today? Poets and translators Satchithanandan, K Jayakumar and young translator Sunil Njaliyathu will discuss the subject at MBIFL.
The Kerala model is famous around the world, but what about the Kerala brand? With the arrival of retail giants, can the Kerala brand survive? T S Pattabhiraman, Chairman and Managing Director of Kalyan Silks, G Vijayaraghavan IAS, Mathew Joseph, Chief Operating Officer of Fresh to Home, Asha Sebastian Mattathil, designer of MOD Jewellery, will take part in the discussion.
Dr. V S Vijayan, writer Sarah Joseph and MLA P C George will speak on what the rain during the time of floods told us.
Eminent journalist and columnist Sagarika Ghosh will share her ideas with Adrija Bose on how important it is to be a liberal during the time of intolerance and religious polarisation.
T M Krishna will speak on the musical instrument Mridangam and its significant history. In the session titled ‘A song for Sebastian and Sons’, Krishna will reflect in his thoughts with journalist M G Radhakrishnan.
What was special about the elections in 2014? Rajdeep Sardesai claims that it was after this election that India changed. Sardesai will share his thoughts with Sabin Iqbal.
Former union minister K P Unnikrishnan will interact with Sebastian Paul on the changes that we have experienced from the time of Jawaharlal Nehru till Narendra Modi.
Debashish Chatterjee will give a speech on the topic 'The invicible Arjuna-Making of a hero’
3 eminent personalities who made it big both in politics and in cinema will share the dais in this year’s MBIFL.
How many people were excluded in the last two Lok Sabha elections? Yogendra Yadav will speak with Mathrubhumi editor, Manoj K Das, on whether elections are being manipulated at the hands of the elite.