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Friday, August 26, 2016

Auditorium, Royal University of Bhutan

9:40 am | LHA UGYEN PEMA
A performance dedicated to Guru Rinpoche by students of the Royal Academy of Performing Arts

9:55 am | OPENING ADDRESS
Festival Director Siok Sian Dorji

10:00 am – 10:40 am | THE GREAT DERANGEMENT: POLITICS OF THE CARBON ECONOMY
Amitav Ghosh in conversation with His Excellency Ambassador Jaideep Sarkar
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10:45 am – 11:25 am | STORY OF THE LOTUS BORN GURU
His Eminence Gyalwa Dokhampa Jigme Pema Nyinjadh in conversation with Dasho Karma Ura

11:30 am – 11:45 am | TEA

11:45 am – 12:25 pm | THE NEW ROMANTICS
Ira Trivedi, Monu Tamang, Meenakshi Reddy in conversation

12:30 pm – 1:10 pm | SHELFIES: LIBRARIES IN THE DIGITAL AGE
Mridula Koshy in conversation with Karma Lhazom, presentation by Natsuo Miyashita

1:15 pm – 1:55 pm | LUNCH

2:00 pm – 2:40 pm | THE ROSIE EFFECT: THE SCIENCE OF ATTRACTION
Graeme Simsion in conversation with Jan Cornall
This session has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

2:45 pm – 3:25 pm | NETWORK NEWS: THE ONLINE BUZZ
Jairaj Singh, Odd Harald Hauge, Bharat Bhushan, Malavika Jayaram in conversation with Kunga Tenzin Dorji

3:30 pm – 4:10 pm | BRAND BHUTAN
Piyush Pandey, Dasho Ugen Tsechup Dorji in conversation with Debarshi Dasgupta

4:15 pm – 4:30 pm | TEA

4:30 pm – 5:10 pm | OF EVEREST AND UNCLIMBED MOUNTAINS
Dhamey Tenzing Norgay, Odd Harald Hauge in conversation with Jairaj Singh
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5:15 pm – 5:45 pm | OF THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE
Hon’ble Chief Minister of Rajasthan Smt. Vasundhara Raje in conversation with Malvika Singh

6:00 pm – 6:45 pm | SHE, OF THE FOUR NAMES: POETRY OF LAL DED [Performance]
Mita Vasisht, Sangita Kathiwada

 

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Auditorium, Royal University of Bhutan

9:40 am | LAMA ZHABDRUNG DRUK LU JOEN
A performance dedicated to Zhabdrung by students of the Royal Academy of Performing Arts

10:00 am – 10:40 am | THE ART OF STILLNESS: ADVENTURES IN GOING NOWHERE
Pico Iyer in conversation with Namgay Zam

10:45 am – 11:25 am | ZHABDRUNG: A BEACON FROM FOUR CENTURIES
Kuenga Wangmo, Neyphug Trulku in conversation with Dasho Sangay Khandu, introduced by Tshering Tashi

11:30 am – 11:45 am | TEA

11:45 am – 12:20 pm | ON A MUSICAL NOTE
Dasho Tshering Wangda, Rahul Ram in conversation with Kunga Tenzin Dorji

12:25 pm – 1:05 pm | THE MEMORY PROJECT
Renuka Narayanan, Lily Wangchuk in conversation with Sonam Wangmo Jhalani

1:10 pm – 1:50 pm | LUNCH

1:50 pm – 2:25 pm | A TO Z OF DETECTIVE FICTION
Zac O’Yeah in conversation with Venita Coelho

2:30 pm – 3:10 pm | RETELLING OUR STORIES AND HISTORIES
Omair Ahmad, Witi Ihimaera, Kunzang Choden in conversation with Sadaf Saaz

3:15 pm – 3:55 pm | DANGPHU DINGPHU: ONCE UPON A TIME [Dzongkha]
Angey Nagley, Agey Dregang, Dorji Gyeltshen in conversation with Dorjee Tshering

4:00 pm – 4:15 pm | TEA

4:15 pm – 4:45 pm | THE INCREDIBLE DARKNESS OF BEING: CELEBRATING NOIR
Anish Sarkar, Çiler İlhan in conversation with Zac O’Yeah

4:50 pm – 5:30 pm | CIRCLES OF REASON
Amitav Ghosh in conversation with Namgay Zam

5:45 pm – 6:15 pm | FOLK MUSIC FROM RAJASTHAN
Jamna Devi, Mali Devi, Karna Ram, Bhanvar Lal

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Hotel Taj Tashi

9:40 am | KHUJU DRIN YANG
A performance welcoming His Royal Highness the Gyalsey Prince Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck to the Land of Thunder Dragon by students of the Royal Academy of Performing Arts

10:00 am – 10:30 am | ON HER MAJESTY’S BOOKSHELF
Her Majesty the Royal Queen Mother Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck in conversation with Meru Gokhale

10:35 am – 11:05 am | LOSS AS GAIN: FROM SCRIPT TO SCREEN
Pavan K Varma in conversation with Madhu Jain

11:10 am – 11:25 am | TEA

11:25 am – 12:05 pm | ONE TO ONE WITH TABU
Tabu in conversation with Kelly Dorji

12:10 pm – 1:00 pm | PRESENT TENSE: UNDERSTANDING OUR TIMES
Sadaf Saaz, Bharat Bhushan, Çiler İlhan, Max Rodenbeck in conversation with Patrick French

1:05 pm – 1:35 pm | FOOD AND AESTHETICS
Amita Bambawale, introduced by Lily Wangchuk

1:40 pm – 2:20 pm | LUNCH

2:20 pm – 3:00 pm | TREKKING TRAILS OF BHUTAN
Karma Lotay, Garab Dorji in conversation with Kelly Dorji
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3:05 pm – 3:45 pm | WALKING TOWARDS OURSELVES
Anjum Hasan, Ira Trivedi, Namita Gokhale in conversation with Sadaf Saaz

3:50 pm – 4:05 pm | TEA

4:05 pm – 4:50 pm | I FOR IDENTITY
Çiler İlhan, Anjum Hasan, Jean-Noël Orengo, Mridula Koshy in conversation with Sonam Wangmo Jhalani
Organized in the framework of The Other Thought: French-Indian Encounters on Creativity and Innovation, powered by the Institut français India.

4:55 pm – 5:35 pm | THE GLOBAL CITY
Pico Iyer in conversation with Patrick French

5:40 pm | CLOSING ADDRESS
Festival Director Pramod Kumar KG

Auditorium, Royal University of Bhutan

10:00 am – 10:40 am | LIKE SMOKE
Paro Anand in conversation with Karma Choden

10:45 am – 11:25 am | TIGER BY THE TAIL
Venita Coelho in conversation with Karma Lhari Wangchuk

11:30 am – 11:45 am | TEA

11:45 am – 12:15 pm | MAMBI AND THE FOREST FIRE
Nandana Dev Sen in conversation with Chador Wangmo

12:20 pm – 12:50 pm | GURU RINPOCHE IS COMING
Kunzang Choden in conversation with Paro Anand

12:55 pm – 1:30 pm | WHO GOES TO LIBRARIES?
Natsuo Miyashita, introduced by Siok Sian Dorji

1:35 pm – 2:15 pm | LUNCH

2:15 pm – 2:35 pm | BOOK LAUNCH
Release of Chador Wangmo’s Kyetse, Major Lingi Jamtsho’s Gyalo and Rinzin Rinzin’s Depa Bondeypa’s Relatives by Louise Dorji

2:40 pm – 3:15 pm | SHADES OF WRITING
Edwin Thumboo, introduced by Mita Kapur

3:20 pm – 3:55 pm | A TEENAGER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY
Meenakshi Reddy, Lobzang Nima in conversation with Karma Choden

4:00 pm – 4:30 pm | A TALE OF TRAGOPANS AND OTHER SUCH CRITTERS
Nawang Norbu in conversation with Sherub Sherub

4:30 pm – 4:45 pm | TEA