Books Brewing - One Day Lit Fest at Chandigarh


Chandigarh witnessed first of its kind literature festival organised by Cafe Books n Brew at sector 16 outlet in Chandigarh. Manpreet Singh Badal mesmerised the audience with his session “My Journey with the books”, in this session he was found talking about the importance literature has in his life. He also read out some excerpts from some of his favourite books. 
Next session was lead by Ms. Neel Kamal Puri & Prof Rana Nayyar, who discussed “Patiala Quartet” her first book and also touched upon the importance and usefulness of books and how they help in grooming youngsters. 
Mr. Khushwant Singh, Akash Banerjee and Sanjana Roy Choudhary ; authors and Head of Publication in their session “fiction vs reality” talked about their works in their respective fields, where Akash Banerjee talked about his experience and how he came about writing his book , Khuswant Singh captured the audience with his dynamic personality; the author of “Turbaned Tornado”, a biography of World’s Oldest marathon runner had a one on one with the audience and was very humble in answering questions about his upcoming book of fiction that presents a mix of history and fiction. 
Fest also witnessed, two best seller authors from the different part of the country, Rahul Saini and Sudeep Nagarkar, authors of “The Orange Hangover” & “Thats the way we meet” launched this week by Random House. The session “New Age Media” had Tahira Khurana and a senior editor from the city talking about blogging , social media and their impact on the society. Session was concluded by Nirpuma Dutt and Arvinder Kaur, with their session, two languages – two worlds. Both are the eminent personalities in the literary circle of Chandigarh. The audience saw both reciting excerpts from their respective books which were received with a very enthusiastic applause.
“Books n Brew Cafe is committed to hold many such fests and events and will do its best to support and promote reading culture in the city and will provide its platform for this cause”, said the owner- Aarti Manuja. 
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