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JLF 2016: Day Three Must-Attends

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HAY-ON-WYE, WALES - MAY 23: Comedian Stephen Fry reads extracts from his autobiography More Fool Me at the Hay Festival of Literature and Arts on May 23, 2015 in Hay-on-Wye, Wales. (Photo by Matthew Horwood/Getty Images)

(Schedule is subject to changes, check the daily agenda usually posted by the reception for last minute venue switches.)

10 am: Rich and Poor

French economist Thomas Piketty will talk to Sebastian Mallaby and Arvind Subramanian about his book Capital and discuss income inequality in India. The talk will be moderated by Pratap Bhanu Mehta. Charbagh.

Tristram Hunt, a British Labour Party politician, historian and broadcast journalist, will be in conversation with Swapan Dasgupta about the cities that made the Birtish Empire. Google Mughal Tent.

11:10 am: Bestsellers

Stephen Fry will be chatting with Anindita Ghose about his life and work. Front Lawns.

Ravi Subramanian, Anuja Chauhan and Ravinder Singh will be talking to Jai Arjun Singh on how the craft of being a bestseller. Charbagh.

12:25 pm: Origins and future

Margaret Atwood, Colm Tóibín, Aleksandar Hemon, David Grossman, Sulaiman Addonia and Sunjeev Sahota will be discussing about the origins of the novel and its future. The session will be moderated by Chiki Sarkar. Charbagh.

Sudheendra Kulkarni, Syed Salman Chishty, P. Sivakami, Pinky Anand and Kalpesh Yagnik discuss the urgent need to search for common ground and keep listening and talking with Shashi Tharoor. Front Lawns.

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1.40 pm: More than what you see

Ronnie Screwvala, in conversation with Shobhaa De, will detail the lessons learned from more than two decades of building some successful (and some not-so-successful) businesses. He will talk about the role of entrepreneurship in Indian’s future. Charbagh.

Javed Akhtar, Shashi Tharoor, Anuja Chauhan and Nandana Dev Sen will talk to Shoma Chaudhury about the differences in literature and the film industry--and the stereotypes they create. While the film industry has dictated popular images and stereotypes of feminine beauty, Literature, many believe, delves deeper and looks within. Google Mughal Tent.

3:45 pm: More of Stephen Fry

Stephen Fry will be talking on Oscar Wilde. The poet and the film and how it shaped his life. Google Mughal tent.

Can South Asian humour evolve beyond slapstick? Sidin Vadukut, Suhel Seth and Meera Syal in conversation with Ashok Ferrey. Front Lawns.

5:15 pm: Manto

Manto’s great niece Ayesha Jalal will discuss India-Pakistan partition and how it affected people's lives with William Dalrymple. Baithak.

Thomas Piketty will talk about the politics of inequality with his former pupil Mihir S. Sharma. Front Lawns.

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