10 am onwards

Registration and browsing the Atta Galatta and Funky Rainbow bookstalls, as well as other stalls and displays

11 am – 11.25 am

Welcome – Benedict Paramanand, Founder – Greenlitfest

Invocation Dance by Parikrama Students

Inaugural Keynote – Dr Ullas Karanth, Founder and Emeritus Director, Centre for Wildlife Studies

11.25 am – 12.20 pm

Mega Mammal Myopia: Looking Past The BIG stars of Conservation
Sejal Mehta, Author, Superpowers on the Shore
Mahesh Rangarajan, Environmental Historian & Author
Rohan Arthur, Scientist, Nature Conservation Foundation
Moderated by: Kartik Shanker, Ecologist & Writer

12.20 pm – 1.00 pm

Grassroots to Green Shoots: The Changing Face of Green Entrepreneurship
Prof Anil Gupta, Social Sector Activist, former Faculty at IIM Ahmedabad, Author of Grassroots Innovation: Minds on the Margin are not Marginal Minds
Nagaraja Prakasam, Mentor at IIMB NSRCEL and Author of Back to Bharat – In Search of a Sustainable Future
Moderated by Benedict Paramanand, Founder, GLF

1.00 pm – 1.30 pm

Other People, Other Places: Exploring Otherisation in Cinematic Storytelling
Documentary Screening & Discussion
Devashish Makhija, Filmmaker and Writer

1.30 pm – 2.15 pm

Lunch at Sampige Village

2.15 pm – 3 pm

Landscapes of Loss: Livelihoods in Peril
Stephen Alter, Author
Aparajita Datta, Scientist at the Nature Conservation Foundation
Yuvan Aves, Writer, Naturalist, Educator and Activist
Moderated by Meghaa Gupta, Head, Young People’s Programme, GLF

3 pm – 3.45 pm

The Business of Green Books
Anita Mani, Publisher, Indian Pitta Books, an imprint of Juggernaut
Sujatha Padmanabhan,
Member, Kalpavriksh
R Sivapriya, Publisher, Bloomsbury India
Moderated by Vidya Mani, Head, General Fiction and Nonfiction List, GLF 

3.45 pm – 3.55 pm

Tea at Sampige Village

3.55 pm – 4.45 pm

When Pictures Speak: Telling Green Stories through Graphic Narratives
Amruta Patil, Graphic Novelist & Author
Priya Kuriyan, Writer, Illustrator & Animation Filmmaker

4.45 pm – 5.45 pm

2023 GLF Honour Book Awards
Children, General Fiction & Nonfiction and Business Categories

Host – Vidya Mani, Head, General Fiction and Nonfiction List, GLF
Conversations with Jury
Guest of Honour – Santhosh Jayaram, Global Head – Sustainability, HCL Technologies Limited

5.45 pm – 5.50 pm

Vote of Thanks
Vidya Mani, Head, General Fiction and Nonfiction List, GLF

11.25 am – 12.25 pm

Beastly Tales – Masterclass on Writing Stories with Animal Characters (children – 10+)
by Nandini Nayar, Author, Are There Bun Shops in the Jungles of India and Other Secret Stories from History

12.30 pm – 1.30 pm

Empowering Conservation through Citizen Science – A WWF Workshop

2.30 pm – 3.30 pm

Forest of Books – Masterclass on Curating Green Libraries in Schools and Homes
by JoAnne Saldanha, Library Educator & Curator

3.30 pm – 4.30 pm

Material and Immaterial: Developing Educational Material on the Environment
by Meena Raghunathan, Author, Environmental Educator & Development Professional

11.25 am – 12.25 pm

A Clay Story
An interactive storytelling session followed by a simple fun-with-clay activity

By Priya Muthukumar, Storyteller and Educator, Founder, Storipur

12.30 pm – 1.30 pm

We, the Children and How We Read

Vedant Agarwal, Grade 8, Aditya Birla World Academy, Mumbai
Dhwani Nagendra Suri, Grade 10, Prakriya School, Bangalore
Vihaan Srivastava, Grade 8, The Future Kid’s School, Hyderabad
& All the Children and Interested Adults in the Audience
Moderated by Meghaa Gupta, Head, Young People’s Programme, GLF

1.30 pm – 2.15 pm


2.15 pm – 2.30 pm

Greenwashing Detectives: Play, Learn, and Act

By The Media Triangle

2.30 pm – 3.30 pm

Eyes (and Ears and Nose) Wide Open: Using Bioacoustics & Visual Cues to Uncover Secrets in the Wild

Sejal Mehta, Lead, Communications and Outreach, The Habitats Trust
Santhosh SL, Lead, Technology for Conservation, The Habitats Trust
Kishorekumar Panaganti, Associate Manager, Technology for Conservation, The Habitats Trust

3.30 pm – 4.30 pm

Book Launches