Saturday, May 21, 2011

2011 edition of mountain echoes @ Bhutan

M ountain Echoes is a unique literary and cultural festival set in the pristine beauty of Bhutan. An initiative of the India-Bhutan Foundation in association with Siyahi, it aims to provide a platform for authors to engage in cultural dialogue and celebrate tales of a shared landscape in the Himalayan region. The festival enjoys the patronage of Her Majesty, the Queen Mother Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck.
Man has forever been haunted by the idea of echo. Sometimes in the form of retribution but often for the plain joy of hearing your voice resound on the other side – echoes are both, far-reaching and beautiful. Inspired by this poetic phenomenon, Mountain Echoes is making a comeback following the overwhelming response received by the literati in both Bhutan and India last year. In its second year, Mountain Echoes is bigger and better. There is no other way to grow but to learn to see the world from another perspective. –Mountain Echoes gives this opportunity to one and all by allowing them to enter in an almost parallel universe for four days this year between 20th to 23rd May. Bask in the beautiful weather of Thimphu, Bhutan and avail the opportunity to view theatrics, literary discussions and workshops against the striking, mountainous backdrop.

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