Programme (subject to change)

THURSDAY, 23 AUGUST 2018

AUDITORIUM, ROYAL UNIVERSITY OF BHUTAN

9:30 am – 9:40 am | MELODY OF FRIENDSHIP
Performance by the Students of Royal Academy of Performing Arts

9:40 am – 9:50 am | OPENING ADDRESS
Pramod Kumar KG 

9:50 am – 10:00 am | INAUGURAL ADDRESS
Her Majesty the Royal Queen Mother Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck

10:00 am – 10:10 am | TASHI TSEKPA: AN AUSPICIOUS PRAYER 
Chanting by the nuns of Bhutan Nuns Foundation, introduced by Kunzang Choden

10:10 am – 10:25 am | I BELIEVE 
Her Majesty the Royal Queen Mother Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck

10:30 am- 11:10| TREASURES OF FRIENDSHIP: 50 YEARS OF BHUTAN-INDIA TIES
His Excellency Ambassador Major General V Namgyel, His Excellency Ambassador Jaideep Sarkar in conversation with Zimpon Wom Chewang Rinzin

11:15 am – 11:30 am | TEA

11:30 am – 12:10 pm | 84000: TRANSLATING THE SUTRAS 
Khenpo Sonam Phuntsok in conversation with Veer Singh  

12:15 pm – 12:55 pm | BEE QUEST: SIBJAM ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION 
Dave Goulson, Karma Samdrup (Angku) in conversation with Debanjan Chakrabarti
This session is supported by British Council – IELTS

1:00 pm – 1:40 pm | ONE, TWO, CHA-CHA, CHA  
Usha Uthup in conversation with Kunga Tenzin Dorji

2:25 pm – 3:05 pm | CONSIDERING BREAKTHROUGH: CONNECTING WITH SPOKEN WORD POETRY
Sarah Kay, introduced by Snigdha Poonam

3:10 pm – 3:50 pm | AND THEN ONE DAY 
Naseeruddin Shah in conversation with Vani Tripathi Tikoo

3:55 pm – 4:35 pm | LIVING MUSEUMS: THE FABRIC OF CULTURE
Tshering Uden Penjore, Aparajita Jain in conversation with Malvika Singh
This session is powered by the Department of Tourism, Government of Rajasthan

4:40 pm – 4:55 pm | TEA 

4:55 pm – 5:35 pm | THE WILDINGS MEETS DAWA 
Nilanjana S Roy in conversation with Kunzang Choden

5:40 pm – 6:20 pm | NATURAL TREASURES OF RAJASTHAN: BLUEPRINTS FOR REVIVAL 
Valmik Thapar
This session is powered by the Department of Tourism, Government of Rajasthan

6:40 pm – 7:20 pm | GURUDAKSHINA 
Aditya Roy, introduced by Druksel Dorji
This session is supported by Mahindra Rise (Gold Partner)

TARAYANA CENTRE

10:30 am – 12:00 noon | ELEMENTS OF FICTION: HOW TO CRAFT A STORY – I 
Sonam Wangmo Jhalani
(Workshop for ages 18 and above only)

12:05 pm – 12:45 pm | MEET THE MONGOLS 
Nayanika Mahtani
(Session for ages 9-12 only)

12:50 pm – 1:05 pm | BOOK LAUNCH
Release of Dr Rinzin Rinzin’s Dewdrops in the Sun – A Treasury of Poems, by Dasho Dr Sonam Kinga 

HOTEL TAJ TASHI

2:30 pm – 4:00 pm | STAGECRAFT: MUSIC
Usha Uthup
(Workshop for ages 10 and above only)

 

FRIDAY, 24 AUGUST 2018

AUDITORIUM, ROYAL UNIVERSITY OF BHUTAN

9:40 am – 9:50 am | DRAMETSE NGACHAMM: DANCE OF THE DRUMMERS FROM DRAMETSE
Performance by the Students of Royal Academy of Performing Arts

10:00 am – 10:40 am | ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE 
Sanjna Kapoor, Ratna Pathak Shah in conversation

10:45 am – 11:25 am | YETI: THE ECOLOGY OF A MYSTERY 
Daniel C Taylor, Tshering Tashi in conversation with Karma Singye Dorji

11:30 am – 11:45 am | TEA 

11:45 am – 12:25 pm | ACROSS THE UNIVERSE: BEATLES FOREVER
Ajoy Bose, Usha Uthup in conversation with Dawa Drakpa

12:30 pm – 1:10 pm | THE HIMALAYAN ARC: EAST OF SOUTHEAST 
Sanjoy Hazarika, Tshering Tashi, L Somi Roy in conversation with Namita Gokhale

1:55 pm – 2:25 pm | IF RIVERS WERE TO SPEAK
Esther Syiem, Namgyal Tshering in conversation with Chador Wangmo

2:30 pm – 2:55 pm | NASEERUDDIN SHAH AND RATNA PATHAK SHAH PRESENT BEASTLY TALES FROM HERE AND THERE 
Naseeruddin Shah, Ratna Pathak Shah, introduced by Sanjna Kapoor

3:00 pm – 3:30 pm | CHRONICLES OF WANDERLUST 
Tony Robinson-Smith in conversation with Nishtha Gautam

3:35 pm – 4:10 pm | THE INNER DANCE 
Dr Sonal Mansingh in conversation with Sujata Prasad

4:15 pm – 4:30 pm | TEA 

4:30 pm – 5:10 pm | WE THAT ARE YOUNG
Pema Euden, Zuni Chopra in conversation with Charmi Chheda

5:15 pm – 5:45 pm | ROOTS OF HEALING
Dr Bjorn Melgaard, in conversation with Drungtsho Dorji Gyeltshen

5:50 pm – 6:05 pm | ONLY A DANCER WOULD KNOW 
A performance by GOKAB, introduced by Dr Tenzin Dorji

 TARAYANA CENTRE

10:30 am – 12:00 noon | ELEMENTS OF FICTION: HOW TO CRAFT A STORY- II 
Sonam Wangmo Jhalani
(Workshop for ages 14-17 only)

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm | ONE AMONGST TWENTY-TWO: THE DZONGKHA SCRIPT
Prof George Van Driem
This session is supported by the Embassy of Switzerland                                                             

2:30 pm – 4:30 pm | CELEBRATIONS OF NAMES: MODERN CALLIGRAPHY (DZONGKHA TSHUGYIG SCRIPT)
Karma Jurmi
(Workshop for ages 15 and above only)

SATURDAY, 25 AUGUST 2018

AUDITORIUM, ROYAL UNIVERSITY OF BHUTAN

9:40 am – 9:50 am | SONG OF ENDURING FRIENDSHIP: (COMPOSED BY GYONPO TSHERING)
Performance by the Students of Royal Academy of Performing Arts

10:00 am – 10:40 am | THE SONGS OF MILAREPA
Andrew Quintman, Chimi Wangmo in conversation with Deki Choden

10:45 am – 11:25 am | ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE: QUESTIONS FOR THE FUTURE 
Daniel C Taylor

11:30 am – 11:45 am | TEA 

11:45 am – 12:15 pm | CHALLENGES OF JOURNALISM
Suhasini Haidar, Tenzing Lamsang in conversation 

12:20 pm – 12:50 pm | BINODINI: A PHOTOGRAPHIC MEMOIR 
L Somi Roy in conversation with Pramod Kumar KG

1:35 pm – 1:55 pm | A BARREL OF LAUGHS
Gyem Tshering, Phurba Thinley

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm | THE GOLDEN DAKINI  
Charu Singh in conversation with Andrew Quintman

2:35 pm – 3:15 pm | YOUNG DREAMERS 
Snigdha Poonam, Sonam Chophel in conversation with Tsedon Lhamu Dorji

3:20 pm – 3:25 pm | BHUTAN MEETS HIP-HOP 
A performance by GOKAB

3:25 pm – 3:55 pm | HIP-HOP: THE RHYTHM OF RAP
Kezang Dorji, Maynia Dhubee OG in conversation with Kinley Phyntso

4:00 pm – 4:15 pm | TEA

5:00 pm – 5:40 pm | EATING BOOKS: READING, WRITING AND CREATIVITY
Nilanjana S Roy

5:55 pm – 6:05 pm | CLOSING ADDRESS 
Siok Sian Dorji

 

TARAYANA CENTRE

11:00 am – 12:30 pm | DO YOU KNOW YOUR CHILD? 
Tshering Chhoden, introduced by Passang Tshering
(Workshop for pairs of parents and children aged between 6 to 15 only)

12:45 pm – 1:25 pm | STORY TELLING THROUGH BHUTANESE SIGN LANGUAGE 
Sushila Gurung, Tenzin Dralha and students from the Wangsel Institute for the hearing impaired

2:00 pm – 4:30 pm | JUST IMAGINE: THEATRE FOR CHILDREN  
Sanjna Kapoor (aided by Charmi Chheda)
(Workshop for ages 10 to 12 only)

HOTEL TAJ TASHI

10:30 am – 12:00 noon | SPOKEN WORD 101 
Sarah Kay
(Workshop for ages 20 to 25 only)

2:30 pm – 4:45 pm | MOVING IMAGES: CROSSOVER NARRATIVES (ROUNDTABLE)
Naseeruddin Shah, Ratna Pathak Shah, Vani Tripathi Tikoo, L Somi Roy, Tandin Bidha, Chencho Dorji, Dechen Roder, Druksel Dorji in conversation with Kunga Tenzin Dorji

MOJO PARK

7:30 pm onwards | YOU CAN HAVE THE LAST WORD
Open Mic – Poetry, Stand-up comedy, Music

 

EXHIBITIONS AT ROYAL TEXTILE ACADEMY

22-25 August 2018 | COLOURS OF NATURE BY GREEN PIGMENT
An exhibition of paintings created by Penjor Dorji
This exhibition is in collaboration with the Bhutan Foundation

22-25 August 2018 | TREE OF LIFE: THE TREE OF IMMORTALITY
An exhibition of paintings created by inmates of Jaipur Central Jail, curated by Malvika Singh
This exhibition is powered by Department of Tourism, Government of Rajasthan