Times of India Litfest, The Other City & The Next Page

The Other City comprises debates, lectures, meetings and encounters with authors, policy makers, innovators, activists and all those bringing fresh perspectives to current ways of thinking about the city. Together, they pave a new path to the Smart City project through an alternate way, i.e. through “The Other City”.

Come and follow us on this journey, and become an active part of the cities of tomorrow.

Aurélien Bellanger, a French fiction writer who has inscribed the city as the main subject of his work, will spend two weeks of literary residency in Nagpur, from 1st to 15th of December. He will benefit from his stay by meeting the stakeholders of the Smart City Project, including through a civil society perspective. The focus of his research is on the new territories of urban landscapes.

The residency will be followed by a special program during the Times of India Litfest, 15th to 17th of December, 2017, in Mumbai.


Friday, Dec 15th, 5:15 PM

The Stories Cities Tell 
Photographer-writer Bill Hayes, chronicler, author-actor Aurélien Bellanger, journalist Kushanava Choudhury

Moderator: Sam Miller 


Sunday, Dec 17th, 3:00 PM

Technology, Language, and Identity

Aurélien Bellanger, Bhalchandra Nemade, Supriya Chaudhuri
Moderator: Ishaan Jhaveri


For more information, please visit the official website of Bonjour India and Times LitFest.

Created with Agence française de développement (AFD), Alliance française de Bhopal, Alliance française de Chandigarh, Times Litfest Mumbai, The Hindu Lit for Life, TERI – The Energy and Resources Institute, St+Art India Foundation, Full Circle Publishing