Top 8 Reasons to Attend Mountain Echoes 2017
All roads lead to Bhutan this August, as one of the happiest nations in the world gears up for the eighth edition of the Mountain Echoes Literary Festival. As the Land of the Thunder Dragon gets set to celebrate ‘Untouched Beauty, Unexplored Ideas and Unstoppable Voices’, we give you eight reasons to visit this distinctive literary, arts and culture festival, from 25th to 27th August 2017. Read on to know more!
1. MISTRESS OF SPICES
Speakers: Padma Lakshmi in conversation with Barkha Dutt
Padma Lakshmi is in conversation with Barkha Dutt about growing up brown, the kitchen gods that inspire her and her go-to recipes. The self-confessed gastronome explains her philosophy of food and how she translates that into the written word as a food writer.
2. WOMAN UP
Speakers: Amrita Tripathi, Barkha Dutt, Kuenga Wangmo, Padma Lakshmi in conversation with Tandin Wangmo
Women are an integral part of the organised workforce and it is high time the society looked at ways to fix the skewed system. The panelists draw upon their personal experiences to talk about how to flourish in a work environment even when the odds are against you.
Speakers: Imtiaz Ali in conversation with Tsokye Tshomo
4. WRITE OUT LOUD
Speakers: Francesca Beard, introduced by Alan Gemmell
British poet Francesca Beard, in a session that interlaces conversation with performance, gets vocal about the medium of spoken word poetry and its importance in a world where honesty is a luxury.
5. THE SARI SERIES
Speakers: Malika Kashyap, introduced by Pramod Kumar KG
Pawo Choyning Dorji speaks about the history and significance of Pema Lingpa in Bhutan and narrates the story through a visual presentation.