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Shobhaa De opens litfest Spring Fever

Posted on Mar 16, 09:50PM | IBNS

New Delhi, Mar 16 : Delhi's most loved literary and cultural festival is back, with Penguin Books India (PBI) holding their fourth edition of Spring Fever, from Mar 15 at the Indian Habitat Centre (IHC).

The 10-day literary carnival is set to outdo past festivals with an open air library at the Amphitheatre in IHC with PBI's remarkable range of books accessible to all the visitors.

There will be a wide range of activities including readings, unplugged discussions, conversations and other activities all day long.

The festival opened on Friday with Shobhaa De, followed by a performance by well-known Delhi band Menwhopause.

The evening events will see poet, lyricist and film-maker Gulzar reading from his new collection of stories - Half a Rupee, filmmaker Mira Nair, Prakash Iyer, Ankit Fadia, Amit Mehra, Vikas Khanna, restaurateur Monish Gujral and photographers Raghu Rai and Amit Mehra over the course of the festival.

Authors, including veteran storyteller Ruskin Bond, Sudha Murthy Ramachandra, Vikram Seth, Durjoy Datta and Nikita Singh will also be there to share some exclusive works or just spend an evening in conversation.

For the music lovers there will be a Qawwali performance by Qutbi Brothers, a jazz evening with Drift and a closing performance by the rock band Faridkot.

With something in store for everyone, Spring Fever comes just in time after the moody winters, ready to thaw the bookworms of Delhi and help them get a head start on their summer reading.

With so many notable events and interactions with eminent personalities, over such a long stretch of time, the only trouble will be picking the days to go on.

The event is open is free and open for all.