|4:30 PM||Inauguration and launch of Beantown - BLF Literary Journal|
|5:30 – 6:30 PM||BLF Inaugural Plenary: "Have you seen the Soul?" – The Craft Of Poetry; Two Friends In Conversation: Gulzar and Pavan Varma|
|6:30 – 7:15 PM||Session 1- Crossfire with Chetan Bhagat|
|7:15 – 9:00 PM||"Strings Attached" - Dr. Jayanthi Kumaresh on the Veena and Vidwan R. Kumaresh on the Violin|
|EVENING ANCHORED BY VASANTHI HARIPRAKASH|
|9:30 – 10:30 AM||Session 1 - Srujana Sheelathe: Creativity in Writing
Baraguru Ramachandrappa, Chandrashekhara Kamabara, K. S. Nissar Ahmed, U R Ananthamurthy and Vaidehi | Moderator: Manu Chakravarthy
|10:30 – 11:30 AM||Session 2 - "Subah subah ek khwaab ki dastak par"
Gulzar in conversation with Sanjana Roychoudhury
|11:30 – 12:30 PM||Session 3 - Chronicling Lives: Biographies and Memoirs
Launch of "Durbar" by Tavleen Singh followed by discussion
Ajoy Bose, Bhawana Somaaya, Tavleen Singh and Vikram Sampath | Moderator: Sunil Sethi
|1:15 – 2:15 PM||Session 4 - The Business of Books
Caroline Newbury, Gautam Padmanabhan, Karthika V.K., Prakash Kambathalli and Sanjana Roy Choudhury | Moderator: Annie Chandy
|2:15 – 3:15 PM||Session 5 - Ferment in West Asia
Akbar Mirza Khaleeli, I. P. Khosla and John D. Balian
Moderator: C. V. Ranganathan
|3:15 – 4:15 PM||Session 6 - Playing the Write Game
Launch of Boria Majumdar’s "Cooking on the Run: an average Indian man’s encounters with food"
Ashwini Nachappa, Shehan Karunatilaka, Vedam Jaishankar, Vinod Naidu
Moderator: Boria Majumdar
|4:15 – 5:15 PM||Session 7 - Experience, Memory and Stories
Anita Nair, Biman Nath, Kavery Nambisan and Manju Kapur | Moderator: Usha K. R.
|5:15 – 6:00 PM||Session 8 - Literature in the Twitter Era
Harish Bijoor and Sudheendra Kulkarni
Moderator: K. Vaitheeswaran
|6:00 – 7:00 PM||Session 9 - The World in Verse
Jayant Kaikini, Khaleelur Rehman, Sampurna Chattarji and Shaista Yousuf | Moderator: Mamta Sagar
|7:15 – 9:00 PM||Yakshagana - "Vali Moksha" by Keremane Shivananda Hegde Troupe|
|9:30 – 10:30 AM||Session 1 - Hosa Ale: New Waves in Kannada Literature
Banu Mushtaq, Jayant Kaikini, Kum Vee Bhadrappa and Mamta Sagar | Moderator: Prakash Belawadi
|10:30 – 11:30 AM||Session 2 - Is Fiction losing its Magic?
Jahnavi Barua, Jaishree Misra, Shashi Deshpande and Tarquin Hall | Moderator: Sunil Sethi
|11:30 – 12:30 PM||Session 3 - Stage of Life: Mahesh Dattani in conversation with Ashish Sen|
|1:30 – 2:15 PM||Session 4 - Tete-a-tete with Amish Tripathi | Moderator: Deepthi Talwar|
|2:15 – 3:15 PM||Session 5 - Hark the New Brigade!
Aroon Raman, Shefalee Vasudev, Sudeep Nagarkar, Vikrant Dutta and Yasmeen Premji | Moderator: Shoba Narayan
|3:15 – 4:15 PM||Session 6 - Bangalore/Bengaluru: Multiple City?
Prakash Belawadi, Ramya, Shobhaa De, T. V. Mohandas Pai and U R Ananthamurthy | Moderator: V Ravichandar
|4:15 – 5:15 PM||Session 7 - Scripting India: Launch of "Tales from Shining and Sinking India" by Akash Banerjee and "India Becoming" by Akash Kapur followed by discussion
Akash Banerjee, Akash Kapur, Nandan Nilekani, Sanjeev Sanyal and Sir Mark Tully | Moderator: Pavan Varma
|5:15 – 6:00 PM||Session 8 - Launch of 'Sethji' by Shobhaa De followed by Shobhaa De in conversation with Sunil Sethi|
|6:00 – 6:45 PM||Session 9 - Bangarada Manushya: Bangalore Literature Festival tribute to Dr. Rajkumar
Puneeth Rajkumar and Maya Chandra in conversation with Vasanthi Hariprakash
Short screening of "Dr. Rajkumar - An Analysis of the Phenomenon"
|2:15 – 3:15 PM||Sahitya Akademi award winning author Bolwar Mahammad Kunhi speaks about his book "Papu Gandhi Bapu Aadha Kathe"|
|3:30 – 4:30 PM||"Annual Haircut Day"
Q: What does a man have to do when he wants a haircut on the Annual Haircut Day?
Find out the plight of Sringeri Srinivas from the author herself – Noni a.k.a. Rohini Nilekani
|4:40 – 5:40 PM||Session with Nadia Budde: Award Winning Children's Illustrator|
|5:50 – 7:00 PM||Pavan Varma talks about his new book "Chanakya's New Manifesto: To resolve the crisis within India"|
|2:15 – 3:15 PM||Hindustani music performance by students of Kalkeri Sangeet Vidyalaya, Dharwar|
|3:15 – 4:15 PM||Winter in Bangalore! Steamed and salted groundnuts, cups of hot kaapi with Mala Kumar|
|4:40 – 6:00 PM||Are there mad motorcyclists out there in space?!? Maybe!
Catch Roopa Pai, author of the well-loved Sister Sister Series talk about some crazy characters
*In association with Pratham Books, Goethe-Institut in Bangalore/Max Mueller Bhavan & DH-NIE
|10.12.2012||Talk by Boria Majumdar at Wipro - Details coming soon!|
|15.12.2012||Launch of William Dalrymple's "Return of the King" at Bangalore International Centre (BIC) at 6 PM.|