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Author and Journalist

Date & Time

Saturday Sat, 4 Jul 2020

Location (for BIC Venue, BIC Hybrid and BIC Cafe)

Bangalore International Centre
7, 4th Main Road, Domlur II Stage
Bengaluru, Karnataka 560 071 India
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+91 98865 99675 bic@bangaloreinternationalcentre.org
Iyer talks about his 32 years of living in Japan, learning from an ancient culture that remains hauntingly familiar and entirely impenetrable in the same breath. In 2019 he published twinned books about his adopted home, A Beginner’s Guide to Japan: Observations and Provocations and Autumn Light: Season of Fire and Farewells, addressing ping-pong and the art of trying to find hope in a time of uncertainty.


Pico Iyer


Pico Iyer is the author of 15 books, translated into 23 languages, and has been a constant contributor to Time, The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, Harper’s and more than 250 other periodicals for more than thirty years. His four talks for TED have received more than 10 million views so far.

Samanth Subramanian

Author and Journalist

Samanth Subramanian is the author of, most recently, “A Dominant Character,” a biography of the scientist and communist JBS Haldane. His journalism has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, BusinessWeek, Granta and WIRED. He lives in Cambridge, England.