Shabdotsav

About Shabdotsav


SIU and FICCI FLO Pune have collaborated for Shabdotsav 2018, a literary festival to be held in Pune on 3rd February & 4th Febraury 2018 to offer a space for conversations on topics and themes relevant to our times.

Pune, the Oxford of the East hosts a multicultural student community from across India and the world, and it is also the root of the Marathi literary scene – the Punyabhumi. Both fronts have been the avant-garde for the production and development of new and exciting cultural movements. Shabdotsav 2018 will bring authors, opinion leaders, students and the local community together to create a collaborative, shared cultural space.

There has been a flourish of creative expression by writers and other artists, who have fashioned communities and spaces for discourse. Shabdotsav 2018 will showcase this indomitable spirit through author interfaces, panel discussions, live performances, workshops, and many more events.

Literature has always been a lens through which we see and experience the world. It draws us out of our own limited spaces and invites us to broaden our horizons. The festival will celebrate an array of expressions through an exploration of popular and canonical literature.

Shabdotsav 2018 hopes to bring the community together for much needed conversations.

Events

Day One - 3rd February 2018

Time Session Speakers
Morning
(11:00 - 11:45)
Inaugural Babul Supriyo
Javed Akhtar
Dr. S. B. Mujumdar
Morning
(11:55 - 1:00)
Tweet your Politics Muhammad Khan
Sambit Patra
Babul Supriyo
Mayank Gandhi
LUNCH
Afternoon
(2:00-3:00)
Book Reading
Khullam Khulla
Rishi Kapoor
Meena Iyer
Shantanu Chaudhary
Afternoon
(3:15-4:15)
No News? Only Entertainment!
Shekhar Gupta
Evening
(4:30 -5:15)
Book Reading Ravinder Singh
Evening
(5:30)
Performance Poetry
Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts

Day Two - 4th February 2018

Time Session Speakers
Morning
(10:30 - 11:30)
Curtains Down Bharat Dabholkar
Dolly Thakore
Lillete Dubey
Sharon Prabhakar
Morning
(11:45 - 1:00)
Healthy Body, Healthy Mind Sanjeev Kapoor
Mickey Mehta
Dr. Sarita Davare
Madhuri Ruia
LUNCH
Afternoon
(2:15-3:15)
March to a better tune:
Lessons from the armed forces
Air Marshal Gokhale
Vice Admiral Anup Singh
Lt. Gen. D. B. Shekatkar
Col. Virender Kapoor
Afternoon
(3:30-4:30)
Book Reading
Beyond the Dream Girl
Leader
Hema Malini
Ramkamal Mukherjee
Evening
(4:30 -5:30)
The Mars Venus Continuum Urvashi Butalia
Sreemoyee Piyu Kundu
Deepika Bhardwaj

Speakers

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Babul Supriyo

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Javed Akhtar

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Dr. S. B. Mujumdar

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Sambit Patra

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Mayank Gandhi

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Rishi kapoor

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Meena Iyer

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Shantanu Chaudhuri

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Shekhar Gupta

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Ravinder Singh

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Bharat Dabholkar

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Dolly Thakore

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Lillete Dubey

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Sharon Prabhakar

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Sanjeev Kapoor

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Mickey Mehta

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Dr. Sarita Davare

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Madhuri Ruia

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Air Marshal Gokhale

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Vice Admiral Anup Singh

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Lt. Gen D. B. Shekatkar

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Col Virender Kapoor

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Hema Malini

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Ramkamal Mukherjee

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Urvashi Butalia

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Sreemoyee Piyu Kundu

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Deepika Bhardwaj

Workshop

Day One - 3rd February 2018

Time Session Resource Person
Morning
(11:00 - 1:00)
Storytelling
Since once upon a time we have been chasing them and
now they are finally caught. Meet the 6 suspects - who,
what, when, why, where and how; and solve the mystery
of your story.
This workshop is about how to write a story.
Shubhshree Mathur
See the world through a pinhole
Children are known to be the most innovative photographers.
When given a camera, they explore the world around in their
unique simple ways. This workshop is about understanding how
a child captures the visual world with simple hot – shot cameras.
Puneet Chandhok
Afternoon
(3:00 - 5:00)
Calligraphy
Do you remember ‘writing’ an “a” for the first time?
Now let us show you how to ‘draw’ an “a”.
This workshop is about the art of hand lettering for beginners.
Prasanna Halbe
Live Sketching
If you can hold pencil and make a dot then we can show how
make it walk- for 3 seconds, 30 seconds or a minute.
This workshop is about how to capture people, conversations
and moments in life through sketching.
Ranjitha Rajeevan
Shubhshree Mathur

Day Two - 4th February 2018

Time Session Resource Person
Morning
(11:00 - 1:00)
Zine Making
If you have something to tell the old fashion way; you can write it,
draw it, stick it, tear it, cut it, paste it and we will show you how.
This workshop is for anyone interested in creating their own zine.
Zines are mini magazines handmade and cheaply printed form of
expression on any subject.
Ranjitha Rajeevan
Afternoon
(3:00 - 5:00)
Book Binding
The bookbinding workshop will be to guide students through the
process of bookmaking. Different methods are used, to keep
separate pages together so to get managed properly.
The student will get an idea of three different stitching methods
which they can use it for their project work or as a hobby.
Keyur Sahasrabudhe
Live Sketching
If you can hold pencil and make a dot then we can show how
make it walk- for 3 seconds, 30 seconds or a minute.
This workshop is about how to capture people, conversations
and moments in life through sketching.
Ranjitha Rajeevan
Shubhshree Mathur

Venue

SVC


Main Auditorium
Symbiosis International (Deemed University) Campus,
Viman Nagar, Pune - 411 014.