Programme (subject to change)

Wednesday, 23 August 2017

Nehru Wangchuck Cultural Centre

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm | INAUGURATION: HANDMADE IN RAJASTHAN
Curated by Prasad Bidapa
Exhibition open from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm on 24-27 August 2017

 

Friday, 25 August 2017

Auditorium, Royal University of Bhutan

10:00 am – 10:30 am | DRAMITSE NGA CHAM: DANCE OF THE DRUMS
Lopen Sangay Thinlay and students of The College of Language and Culture Studies, Royal University of Bhutan

10:35 am – 11:10 am | THE LEGACY OF ZHABDRUNG: THE SPIRITUAL AND THE TEMPORAL
Her Majesty the Royal Queen Mother Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck in conversation with Khenpo Sonam Bumdhen

11:30 am – 12:10 pm | THE KARMA OF WRITING
Ashwin Sanghi in conversation with Mohini Gupta

12:15 pm – 12:55 pm | PEMA LINGPA: A SPIRITUAL GUIDE
Pawo Choyning Dorji

2:25 pm – 3:00 pm | SET FREE
Emma Slade in conversation with Michael Rutland

3:50 pm – 4:30 pm | THE BOOK THIEF
Markus Zusak in conversation with Linda Leaming

Tarayana Centre

10:30 am – 11:00 pm | VISUAL STORYTELLING THROUGH SIGN LANGUAGE
Sonam Choden, Sushila Gurung and students from the Wangsel Institute for the hearing impaired

11:05 am – 12:05 pm | HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW YOUR MUM?
First part of a two day creative writing workshop with Jerry Pinto
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2:30 pm – 4:30 pm | READING AND WRITING BETWEEN THE LINES: CAPTURING SOUND AND SENSE IN TRANSLATION
A workshop on literary translations with Tess Lewis, introduced by Mohini Gupta
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Saturday, 26 August 2017

Auditorium, Royal University of Bhutan

10:00 am – 10:40 am | INGLORIOUS EMPIRE
Shashi Tharoor in conversation with Michael Dwyer

10:45 am – 11:20 am | THE BONELESS TONGUE: THE POETIC ART OF LOZEY
Lopen Samten Wangchuk and students of The College of Language and Culture Studies, Royal University of Bhutan

11:40 am – 12:10 pm | THE SARI SERIES
Malika Verma Kashyap, introduced by Pramod Kumar KG

12:15 pm – 12:55 pm | WHY ON EARTH? UNDERSTANDING NATURAL HISTORY
Pranay Lal, Sherub Sherub in conversation with Pradip Krishen

1:40 pm – 2:20 pm | IF WALLS COULD TALK: FUTURE OF THE PAST
Karma Gelay in conversation with Nagtsho Dorji

3:10 pm – 3:40 pm | HISTORY IN A PEBBLE
Ashi Sonam Choden Dorji in conversation with Sonam Deki

4:20 pm – 5:00 pm | SEEKING THE DHARMA: HINDUISM AND BUDDHISM
Devdutt Pattanaik, introduced by Dasho Karma Penjor

5:05 pm – 5:35 pm | THE WORLD IN OUR HANDS
K Anis Ahmed in conversation with Prayaag Akbar

5:40 pm – 6:20 pm | MAPS FOR LOST WRITERS
Nadeem Aslam in conversation with Amrita Tripathi

Tarayana Centre

10:30 am – 12:30 pm | LET’S TELL YOUR MUM’S STORY
Second part of a two day creative workshop with Jerry Pinto

2:00 pm – 4:00 pm | SLEIGHT OF HAND
A workshop with Neel Madhav

4:30 pm – 6:30 pm | SHADES OF GREEN
A tree walk and workshop with Rebecca Pradhan, accompanied by Pradip Krishen
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Clock Tower

7:30 pm onwards | MUSIC

 

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Auditorium, Royal University of Bhutan

10:00 am – 10:40 am | SPEAKING VOLUMES
Jerry Pinto in conversation with Tess Lewis

10:45 am – 11:25 am | WOMAN UP
Amrita Tripathi, Barkha Dutt, Kuenga Wangmo, Padma Lakshmi in conversation with Tandin Wangmo

11:45 am – 12:25 pm | FANTASY NO MORE: LIVING IN DYSTOPIA
Prayaag Akbar in conversation with Markus Zusak

12:30 pm – 1:10 pm | VIRTUAL MEMORY: DIGITIZING THE PAST
Ashi Kesang Choden T, Pema Abrahams in conversation

2:00 pm – 2:40 pm | MISTRESS OF SPICES
Padma Lakshmi in conversation with Barkha Dutt

2:45 pm – 3:25 pm | I’VE GOT MAGIC
Neel Madhav

3:30 pm – 4:10 pm | THE INNER LIFE OF TREES
Pradip Krishen, Rebecca Pradhan in conversation with Phuntsho Namgyel

4:55 pm – 5:35 pm | WAY OF MINDFULNESS: BUDDHIST PRACTICE IN DAILY LIFE
His Eminence Kyabje Khedrup Rinpoche, Ugyen Tenzin Thinley Lhendup in conversation with Dr. Chencho Dorji

5:40 pm – 6:20 pm | CINEMA: CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE
Imtiaz Ali in conversation with Tsokye Tshomo

Hotel Taj Tashi

10:00 am – 10:40 am | TAKING THE LEAD
Chewang Rinzin, Tshering Cigay Dorji, Justice Tashi Chhozom in conversation with Mohini Gupta

11:30 am – 12:30 pm | 13 STEPS TO LUCK, WEALTH AND SUCCESS
A workshop with Ashwin Sanghi
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2:00 pm – 2:40 pm | WORKING YOUR WAY UP
Palden Tshering in conversation with Thinley Palden Dorji

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm | BUSINESS SUTRA
A workshop with Devdutt Pattanaik

Mojo Park

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