Tuesday, 18 November 2014

"Thanks for the warmth..."

Thanks to Team Literati, the beautiful notes of thanks continue to pour in.
Just a note of warm thanks to you and the entire team of Chandigarh Literary Society for the hospitality and warmth you extended and for giving me the opportunity to share and listen to thoughts with the Chandigarh audience.-  Shefalee Vasudev

Participating in Literati-2014 was good-   Jaswant Zafar

Thank you very much for having me- Thomas Timberg

A lovely experience at the lit fest. I enjoyed it all and so did my wife and son. It was quite lovely- Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri

Thanks for inviting me. I enjoyed it- Gurcharan Das

Thanks, we enjoyed coming to the conference. You organised it
so well-
Mamta Kalia

It was a great festival. Lots of good sessions. I enjoyed the ones on Defence Literature and Susmit Sen & others especially- Chitra Viraraghavan

Thank you so much for inviting us to Literati 2014. We had a wonderful time and do hope we can visit again :)- Devapriya Roy & Saurav Jha

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Bouquets from Authors for Team Literati 2014

Literati 2014 is over, and we are overwhelmed by the response from the people of tricity, the support of our partners, advertisers and sponsors, and of course, our valued authors who left with lots of good wishes to Team Literati.  We reproduce here some of them. 

The photographs of Literati can be viewed on our facebook page. 

Thank you very much..it was a wonderful day ..Shekhar Gupta (attending Day 1)

Thank you for the imaginative memento Literati 2014 presented its participants with. I really liked the elegant plate!Prof. Rukmini Bhaya Nair

It is the best memento I have ever received. What a thoughtful gift! -Susmit Sen

I had a really nice time at Literati 2014. Thanks a lot for your gracious hospitality and for creating a forum where meaningful discussions can take place. Ratika sends her thanks for sending her memento.- Amitabha Bagchi

Thank you all for inviting me. It was wonderful to be in the panel- Shivendra Singh Dungarpur

Thank you for inviting me to be a part of a very elegantly conducted Fest, where the session were all, repeat ALL, meaningful, well attended, and participatory. It is not easy, but you all managed it! Congrats, and hope to be a more involved participant next year... As moderator and with my book on Jagjit Singh-  Sathya Saran

I really wish to thank you and your wonderful team for inviting and hosting me in the most wonderful way for Literati 2014. The Lake Club is indeed the perfect venue for talking books and literature.  I genuinely had a very good time and was fortunate to meet some very interesting fellow authors. I am now a confirmed Literati evangelist and will remain one forever :)- Akshay Manwani

Compliments for the way you organized it all. Quiet efficiency is how I would put it.Indian Express Chandigarh covered my talk well and I am seeing some very good reviews of the fest all over. It was good to be panelist and I would always come back if invited.- Lt. Gen.Syed Ata Hasnain

Thanks for nice session- Prof. Chaman Lal

I had such a good time! I hope I can be there again. What a lovely venue!- Aruni Kashyup

I really enjoyed the sessions-you had organised an interesting and varied range of subjects--and the play Amrita... The logistics were well co-ordinated and I felt very well looked after. Many thanks for having included me.-  Sudha Shah

Thank you for a fantastic Literati 2014. It was great to meet and connect with some wonderful people at the venue. Also, thanks for lovely memento!  Gautam Chinatamani 

Congratulations! On a well organized festival- Atamjit Singh

Thank you for having us and looking after us so well; I really felt very nice being at Literati 2014- Nony Singh

It was lovely to speak at the Festival. Thanks for everything- Benoy K Behl

Thursday, 6 November 2014

Our special thanks to Literati 2014 Sponsors

We are grateful to all our partners and sponsors who have come forward to support Literati 2014.
Our special thanks to the Chandigarh Administration, and Haryana Cultural Affairs Department for their support.

Monday, 3 November 2014

Over 70 authors to converge for Literati 2014 in Chandigarh

The city beautiful, Chandigarh, is getting ready to host the second edition of Chandigarh literary festival, Literati 

The city is already abuzz with Literati activities, kicking it off with an essay competition in the schools for the middle and senior sections which received tremendous response.

The Team Literati of Chandigarh Literary Society (CLS) unveiled the poster and the theme of Literati, Celebrating Literary Aesthetics, at a curtain raiser press conference at the UT Guest House in the city.

Talking about the theme, Festival Director and CLS chairperson, Sumita Misra, said that a good piece of literature is crafted with emotional flavours that are relished by sensitive readers, and this year, the Literati would touch upon the English, Hindustan and Punjabi literature from the perspective of ‘navrasas’, the nine rasas

Vivek Atray of CLS, said that this is the festival for the city and everyone is invited to be a part of this exciting celebration of literary aesthetics.

India’s celebrated journalist, columnist and author, Shekhar Gupta shall deliver the keynote address at the inaugural, followed by discussions, talks, book readings, and interactions with more than 70 authors who are participating in this mega literary event.

Author coordinator Suparna-Saraswati Puri informed that the long list of celebrated authors includes Vandita Mishra, Vinita Dawra Nangia, Anubha Yadav, Nandita C. Puri, Ranjit Lal, Rukmini Bhaya Nair, Charu Singh, Surjit Patar, Jaswant Zafar, Jagmeet Brar, Bubbu Tir, Gurcharan Das, Shivendra Singh Dungarpur, Abha Narain Lamba, Chaman Lal, Navtej Jauhar, Shefalee Vasudeva, Benoy Behl, Dayanita Singh, Nony Singh, etc.

Punjabi literature has not been talked about much in any of the literary festivals in the country, and Literati 2014 is focussing specially on Punjabi literature with  reputed authors like Surjit Patar, Jaswant Zafar, Swaranjit Savi, Bubbu Tir, Balwinder Grewal, Pali Bhupinder Singh, and Atamjit to showcase the sensitivity of the language and social ethos that it represents.

The first day evening cultural at Punjab Kala Bhavan auditorium is a play on Amrita Pritam and Sahir Ludhianvi’s life directed by M S Sathyu and produced by K K Kohli.

On the second day evening, famous authors Krishna Shastri Devulapalli & Anita Nair would present a comic skit at the main venue of Literati at the Lake Club.

The festivities begin at 10:30am on Friday, 7th November, the sunny morning besides the placid waters of Sukhna Lake, under the canopy of eucalyptus trees.  Let's be there.