Like a young debutante in the midst of a congregation of greying beauty queens, the Bangalore Literature Festival has to appease both its enthusiastic audience and those bemoaning the tamasha-fication of the treasured refuge of introverts.
The November concerts saw well known musicians including Mysore brothers, Maharajapuram Ramachandran, Priya sisters, Sanjay Subrahmanyam as well as the veteran N Ramani, who was felicitated at the event.
The CEO of Karnataka disagreed with allegations that 30% of voter names were removed from the rolls in Basavanagudi. He is right – the deletions were close to 36.36%. He said “over 53,000 names” were added to the rolls – right again! 3,99,299 voters were added.