The Delhi literature festival has ended on Sunday, 10th January’16. It was a three day festival which started on 8th January’16 at Dilli Haat, New Delhi. This festival was filled with intellectual and literary questions as it was attended by many famous writers and poets and journalists, some of them were:
- Avirook Sen
- Neeraj Kumar
- Madhu Trehan
- Kumar Vishawas
- Omair Ahmad
- Sanskarshan Thakur
- Ajay Kumar
- Vikas Swaroop etc
The event was also graced by the presence of chiefs of the publishing houses like
- Penguin India
- Harper Collins
- Om Books
- Red Ink
And they advised budding and amateur writers on enhancing their writing skills.
The festival started with a session featuring Avirook Sen, author of “Aarushi”, and former Delhi Commissioner of Police Neeraj Kumar in conversation with notable journalist Madhu Trehan.
There was a session on Contemporary social issues and issues of identity which was moderated by Shishir Gupta and empanelled by Parliament colleagues Pavan Kumar Verma and Tarun Vijay.
William Dalrymple, the author of City of Djinns and co-founders of the Jaipur Literature Festival, had a conversation with NDTV anchor Sunetra Choudhury.
Day Two included a session with author and political journalist Omair Ahmad, who spoke about his book titled “The Storyteller’s Tale”.
Later, poet-cum-politician Kumar Vishwas spoke at an evening session titled “Populism of Poetry”.
Spokesperson of Union Ministry of External and bestselling author of Q&A Vikas Swarup was a part of “Blogs V/S Book” discussion with columnist Dilip Cherian and blogger Yashodhara Lal.
The festival ended on a very positive note and left people with new concepts and with a need to have an open mindset.