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Sun, 21 Oct 2018 6.30PM
Title of the talk: “Films and Me”
About the talk: Jayant Kaikini on his journey as a writer in and for Kannada cinema
About the speaker
Jayant Kaikini is a leading poet, short story writer, columnist and playwright as well as a lyricist, script and dialogue writer for Kannada films. He has won several Karnataka Sahitya Akademi awards for his writings and the Filmfare Award for best lyrics in Kannada four times since 2008. No Presents Please – a collection of his selected stories – appeared in English translation this year.
About Speaking of the City
Bangalore’s World-Famous Semi-Deluxe Writing Program sponsors a monthly curated talk called Speaking of the City, at Shoonya – Centre for Art and Somatic Practices (on Lalbagh Road). Writers, artists, journalists, scholars, architects, scientists, entrepreneurs, historians, geographers, activists or anyone who has worked on Bangalore will be invited to speak of this city that we all inhabit.
The first talk in our lecture series, in July 2017, was with Ramachandra Guha, and was followed by a session with Vivek Shanbhag, both of which pulled in big crowds. Sugata Srinivasaraju thrilled us in October with his thoughts on growing up in the city and how it has affected his views on writing – and his work as an editor, translator, and top journalist. The fourth talk featured internationally bestselling and critically-acclaimed Lavanya Sankaran, who shared her thoughts with us in an exclusive event. In the fifth, popular history author Maya Jayapal evoked the nostalgic confluences that make Bangalore the city it is. Sixth, was with none other than Anita Nair – on the 25th of February. Seventh was with award-winning journalist Vikhar Ahmed Sayeed and last with urbanist and architect Naresh Narasimhan.