IBTEDA - A Beginning! - Tata Institute of Social Sciences

The School of Development Studies, TISS
‘Contesting Spaces and Negotiating Nation: A Dialogue on the Geographies
of Power, Politics and Citizenship in India’
21st- 22nd February, 2015
IBTEDA - A Beginning!
Day 1- Feb 21, 2015(Saturday)
10.00 AM-10.15 AM
10.15 AM-10.30 AM
10:30 AM- 10.45 AM
Introduction to Ibteda and Festival partners by team Ibteda
followed by inauguration of the Fest by RBL Bank, Main
Sponsor of Ibteda-TISS Fest
Prof. Sivaraju (Dean, School of Development Studies),
Team Ibteda & Senior Representative of RBL Bank.
Welcome address and inauguration
Prof. S. Parasuraman (Director, TISS)
Chief Guest’s Address
Shri Shailesh Gandhi ( Former Central Information Commissioner, GoI)
Director’s welcome tea with guests and Sponsor/partners,
invited guests and students
10:45 AM- 11.00 AM
New Conference Hall (Old Campus)
New Conference Hall (Old Campus)
New Conference Hall (Old Campus)
New Conference Hall (Old Campus)
Ibteda-TISS festival opens with World Cup special-“An Enigma called Dhoni”
11.00 AM- 11.45 AM
Shantanu Guha Ray (senior journalist and author of
Ayaz Memon ( India’s leading sports commentator,
‘Mahi: the Story of India’s Most Successful Captain’- Roli Books) TV anchor, sports historian & currently consulting
in conversation with
editor with News X)
New Conference Hall (Old Campus)
Session 1: In association with Literature Live, Ibteda-TISS Fest 2015 presents a conversation on “Contesting spaces and negotiating the idea of Nation”
11.45 AM-1.00 PM
Anil Dharker, editor, columnist and founder of Literature
Live (NCPA) in conversation with
Sudheendra Kulkarni, (journalist, author and aide to
former PM Atal Bihari Bajpai)
Siddharth Varadarajan (former editor of the Hindu)
Harsh Mander( writer, social activist & public intellectual)
New Conference Hall (Old Campus)
Session 2: In association with ‘Gateway House’, Ibteda-TISS Fest 2015 presents panel discussion on “Elephant, Dragon & Stars and Stripes: ‘A Long Telegram’ from interstellar spaces of
foreign policy”
2.00 PM-3.15 PM
Richard Bale (Consul General of Canada in Mumbai)
Ms. Neelam Deo (Former Ambassador & Director of Gateway
Mark Pierce ( Australian Consul General in Mumbai)
House) in conversation with
New Conference Hall (Old Campus)
Session 3: Ratnakar Bank Ltd and Ibteda-TISS 2015 present panel discussion on “Digital spaces and financial inclusion: A tale of the army of ants at the bottom of the pyramid”
3.30 PM -4.45 PM
Prof R. Ramakumar (Tata Institute of Social Sciences) in
conversation with
Sriraman Jagannathan (Chief Digital Officer, IDFC)
Suresh Sethi, (CEO, Vodafone M- Pesa)
Rajeev Ahuja (Head- Strategy, RBL Bank Ltd),
Manish Khera (former CEO, FINO)
New Conference Hall (Old Campus)
5.15 PM –6.15 PM
Ibteda-TISS Fest 2015 Presents
Benjamin Gilani (Indian actor of film, television and stage
& founder of ‘Motley Production’) will read selections/
tracts from English poetry/prose.
New Conference Hall (Old Campus)
7.00 PM – 8.30 PM
Ragas-A Tribute to Indian classical music
Ustad Raja Miya from Agra Gharana
Quadrangle (Old Campus)
Day 2: 22 Feb, 2015(Sunday)
Session 1: “Students First!-Student Activity Space”
10.00AM- 11.30 AM
Film screening hosted by Ibteda Organising Committee
Showcasing of a movie which would capture the theme of New Conference Hall (Old Campus)
the festival
Session 2: In association with ‘Dhauli Review-A literary Journal’, Ibteda-TISS 2015 presents
12.00 PM - 1.15PM
Ashwani Kumar , (Ibteda-TISS 2015 curator and author of
“My Grandfather’s Imgianry Typewriter”) in Conversation
Kiran Nagarkar (iconic bilingual author) on his novels
including “God’s Little Solider”!
New Conference Hall (Old Campus)
Director’s Luncheon and interaction with students
1.15 PM -2.15 PM
Special event: Legendary artist, sculptor, muralist and poet Jatin Das on celebrating ‘The Journey of India: From Mohenjodaro to Gandhi”
(2.15 PM-3.15 PM) New Conference Hall (Old Campus)
Session 4: Ibteda- TISS Fest 2015 presents in association with Midday (Mumbai)- “Freedom of expression: A dialogue on words and sound bites”
3.30 PM- 4.30 PM
Sachin Kalbag (Executive Editor Mid- Day) in conversation
Prabodh Parikh (Gujarati poet, short fiction writer and
visual artist)
Hemant Divate ( Marathi writer and publisher- Poetrywala) New Conference Hall (Old Campus)
Altaf Tyrewala ( Author)
Mustansir Dalvi (Architect , Poet & Translator)
4.30 PM- 5.00 PM
Special Performance Piece by
Altaf Tyrewala on “Ministry of Hurt Sentiments”
(Harper Collins), a long poem about Mumbai
Session 5: Special Conversation on “ Ship of Theseus’ and Our Republic
5.15 PM –6.15 PM
Namratra Joshi( Senior journalist & Film Critic from
Outlook) in Conversation
Anand Gandhi, Director of “ Ship of Theseus”, the best feature film of the year at the 61 National Film Awards
New Conference Hall (Old Campus)
Concluding Session: Ibteda- TISS 2015 presents in association with National Streets for Performing Arts
6.30 PM-8.00
Vote of Thanks by Ibteda Team 2015 & Celebrating freedomRAM Trio, a Sufi fusion band will enrapture us all with this
Joie dePartners:
Vivre with a Musical performance
concluding performance for Ibteda
Amphitheatre (New Campus)