Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival 2016 Day 2

After Day 1 successfully done,  we geared up for AKLF Day 2. Lots of events lined up morning to evening.

So lets go for the event, First event was Jim Jam An interactive session with RJ Den
presented by Rakshak Foundation. RJ Den  from Friends 91.9FM, spoked  about how he overcame his physical challenges to live a life that is exemplary. The event was also attended by Utpal Chatterjee, poet and writer Bob D’Costa, and author Antara Banerjee. There was a special interaction between the underprivileged children from the Rakshak Foundation and the poet Bob D’Costa and author Antara Banerjee.

Crime Time

Kishwar Desai discussed crime writing across borders with Veronique Ovaldé (France), Liad Shoham (Israel), Pier Giorgio Pulixi (Italy), Barun Chanda and Victor K Ghoshe. Pier spoke about crime writing being used as a tool for investigating social problems, lawyer and writer Liad said he wrote about the corruption network in Italy. Ms Ovalde spoke about writing being synonymous with ‘solitude’, one has to ‘write and talk books.’

Recently AKLF 2016 App Just launched for Android

We are On Air

Here the live Video of event if you missed the session you can go through this later.


Art of the Book Cover
Judges Namita Gokhale, Aman Nath, and Alka Pande announced the shortlist for the new Oxford Book Cover Prize, and discussed the selection process with Marc Parent.


A quiz and debate on books and reading conducted by RJ Roy presented by Rakshak Foundation.

Crossing the Line
Writers Rabi Thapa (Nepal), Farah Ghuznavi (Bangladesh), and Reema Abbasi (Pakistan) share subcontinental discoveries and surprises. Moderated by Sandip Roy

Romancing the Young Reader

Vinita Dawra Nangia, Director, Write India, interacts with popular Young Adult writers Ravinder Singh & Durjoy Datta.


Of Impossible Loves

Release of Durjoy Datta’s new novel Our Impossible Love followed by an interactive session with the author

Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival 2016 Day 2


Bloody Scotland and Dame Agatha

Celebrating 125 years of Agatha Christie. Release of Kathryn Harkup’s A is for Arsenic: The Poisons of Agatha Christie. With Dom Hastings, Kathryn Harkup, Anuja Chauhan. Moderated by Sumit Ray. Chief Guest Sujata Sen.

Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival 2016 Day 2

Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival 2016 Day 2

Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival 2016 Day 2

Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival 2016 Day 2

Group Picture Captured by Arpita Pramanick, one of the Team Member of Social Bong

After that we pose for Photo Team Social Bong, though some of members missing in this frame , they work hard behind the sense. See you Day 3 Post.

Hope you enjoyed reading my blog 🙂



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