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TLF-Delhi 2017 is a festival of books and ideas, where we showcase panel discussions, keynote addresses, talks and performances which examine the hopes, anxieties, achievements and course-corrections of what has been called the biggest and boldest democratic experiment in history. In this edition of Times Lit Fest Delhi we examine different aspects of New India. Is India at a cultural crossroads? Is dissent incompatible with nationalism? Are we forever destined to fight with Pakistan? Is social media the main platform for youthful rebellion? Or is it simply turning into an attack on democratic ideals? How can 21 st century children relate to our ancient epics? Should the secular state also appreciate Indian dharma? Is politics lagging behind social change and does India need a new political and economic blueprint? Should the dialogue process in Kashmir be followed with a new dialogue with Pakistan? Some of India's brightest minds and writers will be discussing these questions and many more at Times Lit Fest Delhi 2017.

Nayantara Sahgal, Gurmehar Kaur, Bibek Debroy, Jayant Sinha, Kiran Nagarkar, Javed Akhtar,Shabana Azmi, Devdutt Pattanaik, Raghuram Rajan,Swara Bhaskar, Baba Ramdev, Amish, Vinod Rai, Shashi Tharoor, Shobhaa De, Hasmukh Adhia, Arun Shourie, Abhinav Bindra, Christophe Jaffrelot, Nandita Das,Rajdeep Sardesai will be among a wide galaxy of diverse talents speaking at TLF-Delhi 2017. Since we are celebrating new India, our authors and speakers will not only dwell on the past but also discuss how to bring about change in every sphere of India: how can we move beyond the shibboleths of the past and embrace change, how do we create a society where change is positive, robust and moves us along towards an open, welcoming progressive society? The talks and discussions at TLF-Delhi thus will not only look back but also forward, into a future that may be yet be unknown but is challenging and calling out for transformation: the role of technology, changes in media, the rise of citizen power, the rise of the Millennial, from speech to tweet, towards smart cities, how to bring change in elections, how to transform the economy, how to deal with political differences and plurality. TLF-Delhi 2017 promises to be a think-fest with a difference, a conclave reflecting the pulsating heartbeat of India and the twists and turns of its shifting social moods. It is a Lit Fest imbued with the spirit of the Republic when we celebrate and mark the emergence of a New India.

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Source : https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/litfest_delhi_2017.cms

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