Balaji Vittal, a graduate in Civil Engineering from Jadavpur University, is a second-generation Calcuttan. His bestselling book R.D. Burman: The Man, The Music, co-authored with Anirudha Bhattacharjee, won the President’s Swarn Kamal Award at the 2011 National Film Awards. Their next book, Gaata Rahe Mera Dil – 50 Classic Hindi Film Songs, was awarded the Excellence in Writing on Cinema at the 17th Mumbai Film Festival in 2015. Balaji freelances for Ei Shomoy, Metro Plus (The Hindu), Scroll, Quint and IBN Live.
January 25, 2020 ● 10:30 am
How Green Is My Story - Ruskin Bond and Soumitra Ray on how nature is muse and solace. In conversation with Balaji Vittal
January 26, 2020 ● 3:40 pm
The Golden Breath - Hariprasad Chaurasia and Sathya Saran discuss the maestro’s life and music. In conversation with Balaji Vittal. Launch of Breath Of Gold by Shubha Mudgal