The Hindu Lit for Life October 29,2011
Om Books International brings together film critic and director Khalid Mohamed and journalist and film critic Anna Vetticad at The Hindu Lit for Life in Chennai
Noida, October 25, 2011: Om Books International is pleased to get on board Indian journalist, editor, film critic, screenwriter and film director, Khalid Mohamed and journalist and film critic Anna Vetticad to the grand finale of The Hindu Lit for Life at Hyatt Regency, Chennai on October 29, 2011. The Hindu Lit for Life was a three-day, two-city festival centered on the celebration of the second year of The Hindu Literary Prize. The festival took off in New Delhi on September 25, 2011 and will conclude in Chennai on October 29 and 30, 2011.
Khalid Mohamed will be in conversation with one of the finest journalist and an Independent Film Critic, Anna Vetticad on ‘Remembrance of the Things Past’ on October 29, 2011 between 5:30 PM- 6:20 PM.
Ajay Mago, Publisher, Om Books International, says, “It is my privilege to bring on board two of the most talented, multifaceted personalities, Khalid Mohamed and Anna Vetticad to deliberate on Remembrance of the Things Past. The Hindu Lit for Life has truly been a great journey amidst knowledgeable authors, editors and artists who have contributed to new-age literature and cinema. Such high-end literary festivals in India open new avenues for budding writers who get to interact with experienced literati and understand the essential elements required to contribute to world-class literature.”
Note to the Editors
About Khalid Mohamed
Khalid Mohamed is an Indian journalist, editor, film critic, screenwriter and film director. He started as a teenaged reviewer for the film society magazine Close-Up. He formerly worked for Mid-day, DNA, The Hindustan Times and was the lead editor for Filmfare magazine. He has written the original stories and screenplays for three Shyam Benegal films: Mammo, Sardari Begum and Zubeida. He wrote the original stories and screenplays and also directed the films Fiza, Tehzeeb and Silsilaay.
He wrote To B or Not to B, a book on Amitabh Bachchan five years ago, and has translated eminent painter MF Hussain’s autobiography from Hindustani to English. He debuted recently as a playwright and director of the stageplay Kennedy Bridge.
Currently, he is Consulting Editor to the Deccan Chronicle media group.
About Anna Vetticad
Anna Vetticad is a Freelance Journalist, Consulting Editor - The New Indian Express & The Sunday Standard, Journalism Teacher, World's most committed women's rights activist. In the past she has worked for TV Today Network as Deputy Editor, Features Editor at The Indian Express and Principal Correspondent at India Today
About Om Books International
Om Books International has published amongst other genres, several cinema-related titles: AR Rahman: The Spirit of Music, an authorised biography by Nasreen Munni Kabir; The Dialogue of Pyaasa: Guru Dutt’s Immortal Classic by Nasreen Munni Kabir; Still Reading Khan by Mushtaq Shiekh; Shah Rukh Can by Mushtaq Shiekh; The original screenplays of Lage Raho Munna Bhai and 3 Idiots; Bollywood in Posters by SMM Ausaja shortlisted for Vodafone Crossword Award 2010 for non-fiction to name just a few. Some titles in the pipeline are: The Dialogue of Devdas: Bimal Roy’s Immortal Classic by Nasreen Munni Kabir; Indian Cinema: Love and Passion by Firoze Rangoonwalla; The Bachchans by SMM Ausaja; I’ll Do It My Way: The Incredible Journey of Aamir Khan by Christina Daniels, and many more. Cinema is one of the strongest suits of OBI. Besides , OBI publishes fiction, monographs on art and architecture, photo essays (the latest one being Mumbai, Where Dreams Don't Die by Raghu Rai and Vir Sanghvi; Forts and Palaces of India by Amita Baig and Joginder Singh), Fashion and Lifestyle books, Children's books, Mind, Body and Spirit books.
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