Sessions

  • 1st Day Sessions21-Feb-2017
10:30AM

Session One: The Virat Kohli story

11:30AM

Session Two: India’s football future

Former head of FIFA, South-East Asia and author of the book ‘Back to the roots’ Shaji Prabhakaran discusses the state of grassroots football in India with Hrishikesh Shende, Director football, Adidas India & Shirish Kulkarni, owner DSK Shivajians Football Club


Gaurav Kalra
Senior Editor at ESPNcricinfo
12:15PM

Session Three: The death of sports magazine in the digital age

Editor-in-chief of ESPN Cricinfo Sambit Bal, former Managing Editor Yahoo India Prem Panicker, Editor Sportstar Ayon Sengupta and cricket author and journalist  Ayaz Memon in conversation with Gaurav Kalra, Senior Editor ESPN Cricinfo  


Rajeev Masand
Indian film critic and entertainment reporter
02:30PM

Session Four: Writing the best sports campaigns

The ‘mauka-mauka’ man Vishal Malhotra, CEO Star Plus Sanjay Gupta, Creative Director of W+K Mohamed Rizwan, reveal what goes into making the most effective sports campaigns on TV.


03:15PM

Session Five: Dearth of good literary work on Cricket in India

Four celebrated cricket authors- Sharda Ugra, Gideon Haigh & Ayaz Memon discuss why cricket, which enjoys great support in India, has failed to inspire good literary writing (fiction or no-fiction) in the country. 


  • 2nd Day Sessions22-Feb-2017
11:00AM

Session Six: Stroke of Genius

12.00AM

Session Seven: Numbers do lie

With the help of a unique tool called Impact Index, former India cricketer Aakash Chopra tells you 60 interesting cricket stories that conventional stats have hidden for many years. The book is titled ‘Numbers do lie’. Raising some interesting questions about these findings will be another former test cricketer in Sanjay Manjrekar. a


2:30 AM

Session Eight: The art of writing in 140 characters

India’s number one twitter influencer Virender Sehwag in conversation with the face of IPL Gaurav Kapur


04:00PM

Session Nine: Celebrating Sunny Days

On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of one of cricket’s landmark books- ‘Sunny Days’, author Sunil Gavaskar in conversation with VVS Laxman


04:30PM

Session Ten: Celebrating the 40th anniversary of Sunny Days

On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of one of cricket’s landmark books- ‘Sunny Days’, author Sunil Gavaskar in conversation with VVS Laxman


05:00PM

GALA DINNER: India vs Australia: The biggest game in Cricket?

Living legend Shane Warne speaks to former test cricketer Arun Lal & cricket columnist Amrit Mathur. Entry by invitation only


Shane Warne
Australian former international cricketer
Amrit Mathur
Chief Executive Officer

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