I was at the Hindu Lit for Life last year and enjoyed many sessions. This year, Hindu Lit for Life 2016 – the premier literature festival @ Chennai, is all set to be held from Jan. 15 – Jan. 17: Friday to Sunday. Be sure to be there early and reserve your seat — the venue can get crowded quickly.
The venue, Venkata Subbarao Hall in Harrington Road is HUGE and has excellent sound facilities. There are two tracks — Sessions happen simultaneously both at the main hall, and in an open air Hindu Pavillion, nearby. There is ample parking for cars and bikes. Food from multiple caterers was arranged within the venue last year, and I guess it will be arranged this year too.
Here is the list of speakers and sessions. The lit fest is free of cost to attend, but you need to register at their website liked above.
This year, I am looking forward to discussions by Omar Abdullah, Amish Tripathi, Devdutt Pattanaik, Shashi Tharoor, Anita Ratnam, Sharan Apparao, Chitra Madhavan, Barkha Dutt, Baradwaj Rangan, Thirumavalavan, etc.
Not sure if I will be able to make it on all three days, but I hope to…