2014 Events

  • 02 January 2014- Release of Prof Zamiruddin’s book Everybody’s Shakespeare . It is a compendium cum dictionary of Shakespeare’s complete works for students, teachers & connoisseurs of language. Mr M N Buch & Mr Arun Pandya jointly released the book.
  • 06 April 2014 –Club Literati organised an Author Speak session with Virendra Pandit, Special Correspondent of The Hindu Group’s financial daily Business Line. The book The Biology of History- Ascent of Women sees evolution of human history through Darwinian lens delving into the architecture of human civilization. It propounds an interesting theory about a staggered elimination of males, paving the way for ascent of women.
  • April 22nd to 24th 2014 – Shakespeareana– the Bhopal Shakespeare Fest 2014

to commemorate the Bard’s  450th birth anniversary. Like last year, the Fest reached out to people of all age groups and from all walks of life.

  • The Fest had a flying start on 22nd April with the workshop titled ‘ …Such stuff as dreams are made on: Shakespeare’s Creative Genius’ for students of Billabong High International School and The Sanskar Valley School conducted by Prachi  Jha, a Young India Fellow from Delhi.
  • The evening of 23rd April 2014 witnessed a packed Antarang auditorium of Bharat Bhawan to watch the play ‘Nothing Like Lear’, written and directed by Rajat Kapoor and a sterling solo performance by Atul Kumar. . The play received a standing ovation from the audience.
  • The Fest concluded on 24th April 2014 with a Quiz Contest titled ‘Will Power’ meant exclusively for students of medical and technical colleges.
  • In the evening a round table discussion titled ‘Shakespeare and I – a toast to the Bard’ was held in Swami Vivekanand Library in which college and school teachers exchanged their experiences of teaching Shakespeare.
  • Specially crafted commemorative Shakespeare coffee mugs commissioned by the Club were a runaway success!


  • 01 July 2014 – Author Speaks – ‘Author Speaks’ program was held in Swami Vivekanand Library in which Raghav Chandra, 1982 batch IAS officer of MP cadre, spoke about his debut novel Scent of a Game. Presently posted in Delhi Chandra has used his professional experience to glean together facts only to weave them seamlessly into this gripping mystery-drama-thriller. Chief Secretary Antony Desa was the Chief Guest on this occasion.


  • 16 September 2014 – Rhapsody, a western classical performance on piano by Anubhuti Agnihotri, a grade 7 qualifier from Trinity College, London took place at Abhirang, Bharat Bhavan. Some of the compositions played by her included the famous The Godfather Original Theme Song, TheHungarian Dance, The Piano Sonata No. 14, Sonata in F Major, Whatever Will Be, Will Be, Air and Variations in E, Harry Potter theme.


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