Kalinga Literary Festival to host CEO of Newslaundry, Abhinandan Sekhri & acclaimed poet K. Satchidanandan on Sept 5,6 at KLF Bhava Samvad

New Delhi: Kalinga Literary Festival is going to host notable personalities from literature and music on 5th and 6th of September respectively.

The session on Saturday will welcome co-founder and CEO of Newslaundry Mr. Abhinandan Sekhri (writer, producer, director, scriptwriter) to speak on the rollercoaster of contemporary media. He will be seen in conversation with media critic Vineet Kumar (academic writer) at 5 p.m.

On Sunday, the Bhava Samvad has the acclaimed poet & critic K. Satchidanandan (playwright, editor, translator and columnist) on the board. The the exchange of intellect shall be taking place amongst him and the renowned author & journalist Kedar Mishra from 5 p.m onwards.

KLF Bhava Samvad will be live at




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 42 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 every week, 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.

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