Literary Sessions & Discussions To Be Part of Bhubaneswar Literary Meet

Bhubaneswar: Readings from a book, ‘S.D. Burman: The Prince Musician,’ an engaging conversation and snatches of evergreen music were a befitting curtain-raiser to the fourth edition of the Tata Steel Bhubaneswar Literary Meet (TSBLM) at Bocca Café here on Monday.

Authors Balaji Vittal and Anirudha Bhattacharjee talked about their book, which talks of the life and times of Sachin Dev Burman, the man who gave Hindi film music its grammar and is perhaps the most enigmatic figure in Indian cine history. The book is packed with unmatched insights into SD’s life, work and his astute understanding of Hindi cinema.

Bocca Café was packed with both regulars and those who had come in just for the session. Questions from Hindi film music aficionados made for a lively event that celebrated an enduring genius.

At its fourth edition to be held between January 11-13, 2019, Tata Steel Bhubaneswar Literary Meet (TSBLM) will be hosting an array of authors, thought leaders, opinion makers and performers. Open to all, the festival will be held at a new venue, Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar.

As a platform where ideas converge, TSBLM will once again explore the worlds of art, music, dance and current affairs. However, at the core of the festival lies literature and how it impacts both our cultural and everyday life.

The festival’s inaugural session in the afternoon of January 11 is on ‘Gandhi at 150’ with Sugata Bose and Jatindra Nayak discussing the Mahatma’s relationship with Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose. This will be followed by a session with legendary actress Waheeda Rehman’s reminisces on how she immortalized literary characters on screen.

Popular writing and comedy will also be part of the festival with best-selling writers Ravinder Singh and Vineet Bajpai as well as well-known stand-up Abijit Ganguly.

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