CONVERSATIONS CENTRAL

Time Agenda Speakers
9:00 – 9:45 Registration
9:45 – 10:00 Welcome address Kavita Gupta Sabharwal
10:00 – 10:30 Getting your child reading Zai Whitaker, Bijal Vachharajani, Kamala Mukunda, Shailaja Menon
10:40 – 11:10 Pros and Cons of a Set Formula Bhakti Mathur, David Melling, Natasha Sharma
11:20 – 11:50 Triggering Imagination – Part 1 Donna Jo Napoli, Nafisa Crishna, PG Bell, Prashant Miranda
12:00 – 12:30 NEEV BOOK AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT NBA Jury
12:40 – 1:10 Conflicts that Matter Dhooleka Raj, Nazia Erum, Veera Hiranandani
1:20 – 1:50 Building Empathy and Self Awareness Katie Milway Smith, Arefa Tehsin, Susan Perrow
2:00 – 2:30 The Power of Language – Shrinking vocabularies Kamala Mukunda, PG Bell, Shabnam Minwalla
2:40 – 3:10 What in the World Do Children Care About? Joeanna Rebello, David Melling, Paro Anand
3:20 – 3:50 Triggering Imagination – Part 2 Bijal Vachharajani, Deepak Dalal, Kinyanjui Kombani, Payal Kapadia
4:00 – 4:50 Closing Keynote Address Devdutt Patnaik
4:50 – 5:00 Vote of Thanks Kavita Gupta Sabharwal


UP, CLOSE & PERSONAL WITH…

Time Topic Speakers
10:30 – 10:50 Creativity and Out of the box thinking Jane De Suza
11:00 – 11:20 Nature, environment, and storybooks Deepak Dalal
11:30 – 11:50 History Quest – A fun quiz on Indian history Archana Garodia Gupta & Shruti Garodia
12:00 – 12:30 NEEV BOOK AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT 
12:40 – 1:00 Kashmir Stories Rasil Ahuja, Devika Rangachari, Mamta Nainy, Paro Anand
1:10 – 1:30 ‘Can You Think Like Sherlock’ -Quiz Pika Nani (Deepika Murthy)
1:40 – 2:00 Being Gandhi – Book Launch Paro Anand
2:10 – 2:30 Literature That Empowers Nadine Bailey and Sujata Noronha
2:40 – 3:00 Getting your child reading- Role of space Katie Milway Smith and Kinyanjui Kombani
3:10 – 3:30 Reading brain Kamala Mukunda, Colin Kelman
3:40 – 4:00 Traditional tales Shobha Vishwanath


Book Reading Schedule

Time Author Tittle Age Group
10:30- 10:45 Sonia Mehta Being grateful is cool 7-9 years
10:50 – 11:10 Anita Vachharajani Nonie’s Magic Quilt 4 -7 years
11:20 – 11:35 Devangana Dash The Jungle Radio 7-8 years
11:45 – 12:00 Deepika Murthy The Adventures of Shrilok Homeless 11 – 13 years
12:00 – 12:30 NEEV BOOK AWARD ANNOUNCEMENT 
12:30 – 12:45 Arundhati Venkatesh Petu Pumpkin: Cheater Peter 7-9 years
12:55 – 1:10 Reema Gupta,Lakshmi Nambiar, and Sarada Akkineni The Dot that Went for a Walk 8-12 years
1:20 – 1:35 Janaki Sabesh The Jungle Storytelling Festival 4-7 years
1:45 – 2:00 Upasana Makati Look Out, Look Within 5 -9 years
2:10 – 2:25 Joeanna Rebello Revolting Rhymes by Roald Dahl 10-12 years
2:35 – 2:50 Mamta Nainy Mutthasi’s Missing Teeth 5 – 7 years
3:00 – 3:15 Poile Sengupta A Story to Share’ – Interactive session 5-7 years
3:25 – 3:40 Richa Jha Boo! When my Sister Died 8-10 years
3:45 – 4:00 Devika Cariappa India Through People:25 Gamechangers 10+ years