Three-day literature fest kicks off today

Chandigarh, November 19

The three-day eighth edition of Chandigarh Literary Society’s annual lit fest, “Literati 2020”, goes live on Facebook and YouTube tomorrow at 5:30pm.

Literati had always been a regular feature at the Sukhna Lake Club with Shivalik hills in the backdrop, which would shift to people’s homes now with virtual live streaming.

A session “To be likeable and to be happy” focused on the younger generation, which would be moderated by author and motivational speaker Vivek Atray and Jyotsna Mohan Bhargava, who provides a glimpse into the disturbing picture of modern day school life in urban India. Joining her in the session would be television producer, author and creative director Naomi Datta.

Indian diplomat, prolific writer and author Navtej Sarna and Indian-born Irish author Canvery Madhavan would be joining in the session “Tracing footsteps”, moderated by a columnist Col Avnish Sharma.

Bengaluru-based novelist and regular columnist Amandeep Sandhu, along with writer, podcaster and commentator Sarabpreet Singh, will explore the “Pain and pride: Punjab’s journey through the years” with Dr Rasikpriya Sandhu as the moderator.

Niharika Bhuwania will be in conversation with another travel writer and prolific book reviewer Anuradha Goyal, who will share her experience in the session on “Incredible India!: Sacred tales of Indian temples”. — TNS

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