Festival of
Music & Arts

Alsisar Mahal, Rajasthan

28.3036° N, 75.2853° E

Storytelling is an intrinsic part of music festivals around the world, and Magnetic Fields was the first music festival in India to bring tellers of tales from India and around the world. Magnetic Words programming, like last year, will run on Saturday andSunday afternoons in the palace dungeon.

Presenting their own spin on the #MagFields 2017 theme – laws of attraction – will be storytellers from fields as diverse as journalism, film, advertising, radio and medicine.

Filmmaker Mahesh Mathai, who has to his credit titles like Bhopal Express and innumerable ad films, will speak on how the law of attraction has often led him to the road less travelled, often against sage advice and brought him closer ideas and people that resonated with him.

Writer and director Ruchi Narain, best known for writing Hazaron Khwahishein Aisi and directing KAL, will explore the magnetic pull of choices that brought a girl who didn’t know a word of Hindi to the Hindi film industry.

Celebrated photographer Samar Jodha will present his case on why art needs to go beyond beauty and focus on the big picture of social change instead.

TV journalist and author Shiv Aroor will recount A Dead Soldier’s Dance, a story about the relationship between a young woman and her husband, Lance Naik Mohan Nath Goswami – a Special Forces officer who killed 11 terrorists in his last ten days alive.

Founder of the acerbic-toned Newslaundry, media and news critique website, Abhinandan Sekhri questions what attracts the collective conscience, lofty ideals or base instincts and examines the premise of democracy in the digital age.

Known face on Indian television, and journalist, Sunetra Choudhury will recall tales of attracting sources for stories and how we piece together the stories we tell.

Filmmakers and close friends Taher Shabbir and Ashutosh Shah will share how their attraction to cinema brought them together.

Filmmakers and close friends Taher Shabbir and Ashutosh Shah will share how their attraction to cinema brought them together.

Mohammad Muneem Nazir born in Srinagar Kashmir is a poet-singer-song writer and co-founder of  the live act Alif.He writes poetry in Urdu and Kashmiri.
Shoshe ka chasma if worn just right can attract all the good things. Because times we live in indeed we need to make just enough noise to be relevant, to attract positive things in our life.

Dastangoi – a 16th century Urdu storytelling art form that has been revived painstakingly by a few dedicated practitioners – will be performed by Sunil Mehra, a Delhi-based writer, filmmaker and actor.

It’s easy to be you: Olympic mind coach Radhika Singh will speak about how acknowledging the glorious hidden essence of your being can affect the universal consciousness.

Entrepreneur and wordsmith Chanchal Sanyal will talk about when attraction turns into repulsion and vice versa.

The man behind the FM movement in India, Sharat Bhattatiripad will share how his love for radio helped him realise how powerful dreams can be.

Part of one of India’s biggest bands, Parikrama for 18 years, Dilip Ramachandran will share and weigh the sordid symbiotic relationship attraction has with our own desires.

The Future of Music / Matan Berkowitz
How did an Israeli musician become the Rock Star of Music Technology?
Matan’s incredible journey led him to translate brainwaves, heartbeats and motion into music, perform worldwide for the likes of Google, Microsoft, Forbes, and TEDx, create interactive art installations for museums, build an innovative company, and develop devices that empower people with disabilities. In this fascinating talk he will not only share his story and process, but also play one of his inventions live on stage.
“That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you're not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.” ― F. Scott Fitzgerald