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Kalinga Literary Festival: KLF Bhava Samvad to celebrate Gandhi Jayanti

Renowned mythologist Devdutt Pattnaik to discuss Odia Ramayans and connect them to the national and international trends in Ramayan studies.

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On 2nd October when India will celebrate the birthday of the Mahatma Gandhi and the world will observe the International Day of Non-Violence, Kalinga Literary Festival's popular digital dialogue platform will host several interactive sessions on Gandhiji and on his life and message. 

A session on Gandhiji aur Swachhata: Ek Vimarsh will have public policy expert and author Shri Atul K Thakur in conversation with Shri Yugal Joshi, author and the Director of Ministry of Jal Shakti Government of India.  

The second session will have author Vandana Rag with author Shri Ashok Pandey discussing the book on Gandhiji by Shri Pandey. The third session will have renowned journalist and author Shri Prabhat Ranjan in conversation with author and civil servant Shri Nishant Jain on 'Ruk Jaana Nahi' & Non-Fiction Writings in Hindi'.   

The fourth session will be the rendering of Shri Jayadeva Goswami Ji's Gita  Govinda and Gandhi Bhajans by renowned vocalist Pdt. Kunj Bihari Mishra along with author Dr. Kamal Mohan Chunnu. 

KLF Bhava Samvad launched during the lockdowns to promote dialogue among creative minds has reached more than one million viewers in four months' time. More details on each session and links are available on the social media handles of KLF.  

The KLF has launched 'KLF Bhava Sambad' 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.

Devdutt Pattnaik, a renowned mythologist and a best-selling author will grace the Kalinga Literary Festival’s popular digital dialogue platform Bhava Samvad on 3rd October 2020 to discuss Odia Ramayans and connect them to the national and international trends in Ramayan studies.

KLF welcomes acclaimed author Tuhin Sinha and journalist  Rakshee Bakshee  on 4th October at Bhava Samvad. The theme of the session will be 'Nayee Soch Naya Bharat'.

The platform has successfully conducted 52 sessions so far,  reaching over  10 lakh  views.  Sessions at KLF Bhava Samvad have covered subjects as diverse as the creative process of writing, literature, climate change, psychological wellbeing and compassion in these challenging times, the art of poetry, technology,  music,  mythology, mysticism and technology etc . The series has hosted nearly 100 speakers including Nayantara Sahgal, Nayantara Sehgal, Amish  Tripathy, K Sachidanndan,  Koral Dasgupta, Dr. Pratibha Ray, Anand Neelkanthan, Bhanumathi Narasimhan, Arundhathi Subramaniam, Sunil Kothari, Shantnu Gupta, Anita Agnihotri, Paul Sukirta Kumar, Padma Shree Haldhar  Nag, Rajita Kulkarni, Subroto Bagchi,  Farouk Gulsara, Daya Dissanayake , Jayshree Misra Tripathi, Rachna Joshi,Deepa Agarwal, Smita Agarwal, Monideepa Sahu , Aminur Rahman, Chador Wangmo,  Praksh Subedi , Bala Venkatswara Rao, Saiswaroopa Iyer , Akshaya Mukul, Prabhat Ranjan, Chandan Panndey, Vandana Rag, Ashwin Sanghi , Medha Shri, Vineet  Bajpai,Nishtha Gautam ,Pt. Kunj Bihari Mishra,Abhinandan Sekhri, Vineet Kumar,Harpreet Singh, Gopal Singh Chauhan , Archana Soreng, Bhawana Somaaya, Prof. Amitabh Srivastava, Vibha Batra, Yashodhara Ray Chaudhuri, Prof Meenakshi Jain, Sumedha Verma Ojha,  Richa Tilokani, Ashwani Kumar, Qutbi Brothers , Dr. Ramachandra Khuntia,  DP Pattanayak,  Mukul Kumar, Dutee Chand,    Asit Mohanty, Debasish Samantaray, Vikram Sampath, Dr. Amar Patnaik, Chandana Dutta , Rekha Surya, Sucheta Mishra, Ipsita Sarangi, Pritidhara Samal, Swapna Mishra, Baasab Chandana,  Bhagaban Jayasingh, Dilip Swain, Mousumi Sengupta, Shobit Arya, Randhir Khare,  Amit Dasgupta, Prof Tisha Srivastav,    Amaresh Biswal,  Bichitra Biswal,  Madan Mohan Mahapatra, Monalisa Mishra, Aditeswar Mishra, Kedar Mishra, R.Balakrishnan, Radha Chakravarty, Anita Agnihotri, Sahana Ahmed, MandiraGhosh, Humra Quraishi, Divsi Gupta, Jitu Mishra, Bala Venkateshwara Rao and many others.

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 Bhava Sambad intends to connect various kinds of audiences by touching all issues in and around human lives and emotions such as happiness, sufferings, human solidarity, literary dialogues, spirituality, public policy, feminism, poetry and human consciousness, human emotions in storytelling, children literature , art world in post-Covid19 world .

Speaking about the initiative, 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, Bhava Samvad, the digital discourse platform of KLF will be held every weekend, added Parida.  



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