New Delhi: The upcoming weekend with Kalinga Literary Festival is going to be grand. The online platform KLF Bhava Samvad is bringing the celebration of literature, music and art on Saturday 12th September and Sunday 13th September respectively.
For the first ever time, Kalinga Literary Festival has brought the magic of Maithili language and culture with the classical vocalist Pt. Kunj Bihari Mishra. Pt. Kunj Bihari Mishra will make the audience experience the grandeur of famous Vidyapati Sangeet on Saturday at 3 pm.
Followed by this, KLF will host the renowned mythologist, researcher and author Ashwin Sanghi over a diverse conversation with Sujit Mahapatra (founder, Bakul Foundation) at 5 pm.
The three consecutive sessions on Sunday have author Koral Dasgupta talking about her latest book ‘Ahalya’ with Medha Shri (journalist) at 7 pm. Entrepreneur and speaker turned author Vineet Bajpai will be in conversation with Nishtha Gautam (Opinion’s Editor, The Quint) at 3 pm. In the middle we have another brilliant session with the acclaimed historian Nayantara Sahgal and Kedar Mishra (author, journalist) at 5pm.
KLF Bhav Sambad
Kalinga Literary Festival (KLF), a premier literary festival of India has initiated an online literary webinar series as the entire nation has come to standstill because of Covid19 lockdown and has witnessed precarious scenarios touching all strata of life.
The KLF has launched ‘KLF Bhava Sambad’, an online dialogue platform to bring poets, writers, thinkers, philosophers, public intellectuals, spiritual masters, researchers, performers, and common citizens to reflect upon the lives and emotions around us during this lockdown and beyond.
The platform has successfully conducted 46 sessions so far. The KLF, a pioneer in changing the perception of art and literary meet and discourse in India, has been a frontrunner in bringing transformational changes to such events. KLF Corner, another format of the festival launched last year, is already immensely popular among book lovers. KLF Bhav Sambad also intends to connect various kinds of audiences by touching all issues in and around human lives and emotions.such as mysticism, spirituality, public policy, feminism, poetry and human consciousness, human emotions in storytelling, children literature , art world in post Covid19 world etc.
Speaking about the initiative, Mr Rashmi Ranjan Parida, founder of the KLF said, “COVID-19 has affected everyone everywhere. When people have been homebound, quarantined, nature seems to have regenerated. KLF Bhava Sambad is a small step to rekindle the literary spirit at the time of disillusionment.”
Going forward, the digital discourse platform of KLF will be held twice a month, added Mr Parida.
About Kalinga Literary Festival
Odisha Diary Foundation (ODF), Rythm Festival Pvt Ltd are organizing annual Kalinga Literary Festival, Mystic Kalinga Festival (KLF), Kandhamal Literary Festival, KLF in Koraput every year. Annual Kalinga Literary Festival, Mystic Kalinga Festival (KLF) celebrate the creative spirit of India and commemorate the literary diversity it offers, bringing it in conversation with the best minds in the world of literature within and outside of Odisha and India. Academics, authors, political and social activists, law makers, government officials, corporate leaders, students and people from all walks of life immerse in the vibrant atmosphere of the festival and exchange opinions on their favourite authors and works.
Mystic Kalinga Festival has emerged as an Annual Flagship event in the cultural calendar of India and our focus is to rekindle the romance with literature and foster reading and writing habits, especially among the youth. It offers a national platform with a global appeal and bridges the gap between literature in English and other Indian regional languages.