Author and host: HaykHambardzumyan
TOPIC hosts men of culture, clergymen, renowned filmmakers and actors, Armenian and foreign scientists, scholars of Armenian studies, young specialists, writers and journalists residing in and outside Armenia.
How much do the contemporary Armenian art and literature relate to the development trends of world art? What new Armenian studies are currently underway in Armenia and Diaspora? Does the modern art educate or it rather entertains? These and other questions are voiced and answered in the pavilion of TOPIC.  
Frequency: Every Friday, at 21:50
Rerun: Saturday, at 13:30

Armenian Language - Regulated and Free from Rules


Numerous practical problems in the use of modern Armenian language in terminology, literacy, orthography, verbal, punctual, oral and written Armenian are always subject to discussions and disputes. The "Supreme Council of Armenian Language" was established to discuss, coordinate, and consult these issues. How is the board to carry out this work, what functions does it have, and through what means and levers are language-related decisions will come into life? 
Hayk Hambardzumyan talked about these issues with Yuri Avetisyan, Head of the Chair of Armenian Language at YSU, Doctor of Philological Sciences.
 

Woman and Poetry


What are the characteristics of women's poetry, how justified is the distinction between the poem of a man and a woman? What does the Armenian reader expect from modern poetry and how much does the modern Armenian poetry touch upon the reader's concerns? 
Hayk Hambardzumyan talked to poetess Nona Poghosyan about these issues.
 

Youth TV Channel


Although young people are constantly part of film-related events, involved in the film festivals in Armenia, however, just like in almost every field, young people have fewer opportunities to realize their projects, receive state funding and compete with elders. 
Hayk Hambardzumyan spoke with film director Khane Poghosyan.
 

Happy New Year and Merry Christmas


How do the believers meet the New Year and celebrate the Chrsitmas? How should we wrap up and start the year? What do we expect from the new year - 2018? What’s the Church calendar 2018 like? 
Hayk Hambardzumyan talked about these issues, as well as about the specifics, sacrament and meaning of church feasts with Father Shavarsh Simonyan
 

Armenian Epic Tradition and Our Identity


When and how the famous works of the Armenian epic folklore “Persian War”, “War of Taron” traditional novels and the epos “Sasna Tsrer” were created, how do they reflect the history of the Armenian nation, various manifestations and the world-views? 
Hayk Hambardzumyan talked about these issues with Doctor of Philological Sciences Armen Petrosyan. 
 

Hrant Matevosyan’s “Antipner (Unpublished)”


Hrant Matevosyan's long-awaited "Antipner" two-volume edition was published which will allow the readers to once again reflect on the work of their favorite author, address the writer’s post-independence works and see the reality of recent two decades under its light. 
Hayk Hambardzumyan talked about the publication of the two-volume book, as well as about the preservation and presentation of Hrant Matevosyan's literary heritage with the director of Hrant Matevosyan Cultural Foundation, film director Davit Matevosyan.

Tolerance and Intolerencein Armenian Literature


Tolerance is the expression of respect or tolerance for another nationality or religious affiliation, worldview, lifestyle, behavior and tradition. There are different views on how tolerant we are as Armenians. The topic of tolerance has many diverse and interesting manifestations in Armenian literature.
Hayk Hambardzumyan discussed these issues with Gevorg Ter-Gabrielyan, Executive Director of the Eurasia Partnership Foundation and publicist. 
 

Studies of foreign Armenologists in Armenian


The US and European Centers for Armenology organize symposia on various issues of Armenology, monographs and articles are published in foreign languages, but most of them are not available in Armenian and to the Armenia-based scientific communities. Translations and editions of these foreign-language studies as such are rare in Armenia. What is the reason for this, how is it possible to develop the ties between foreign and Armenia-based Armenology, and also increase the level of mutual recognition?
Hayk Hambardzumyan discussed these issues with Kevork Bardakjian, Armenologist and Professorof the University of Michigan. 

Armenian-British Literary-Musical Bridge


Recently a joint Armenian-British concert took place in Yerevan, where compositions of British contemporary composers based on Armenian classic poems were heard. How was this literary-musical bridge created, what do such partnerships give to our young composers, what opportunities our young musicians have in Armenia to realize their potential?
Hayk Hambardzumyan discussed these issues with Arpine Kalinina, composer, piano. 

 

Literary-cultural life from the inside and outside


Many intellectuals, who settle abroad, do not cut their ties with the homeland, but create cultural foundations, charitable organizations, organize events, make translations, trying to participate also in Armenian cultural and public events. How does our cultural-social life look from outside? What are the important issues that our compatriots abroad can take part in solving? Hayk Hambardzumyan talked to translator Maro Madoyan-Alajajyan about these issues.

Publicizing Classical Music


The new undertakings addressed at presenting classical music in multiple formats, making this type of music public are gradually becoming more and more popular. Why is classical music brought out to streets, what does it perish, what does it gain when taken out of concert hall walls, do these new initiatives help classical music gain wider popularity and recognition? 
Hayk Hambardzumyan talks about these issues with Ashot Tigranyan, founder of “Ashot Tigranyan” Cultural Musical Foundation and violin.
 

Yerevan Book Festival


Yerevan Book Festival kicked off in Yerevan to make modern Armenian literature public, present new publications, and boost writer-publisher, writer-reader relations. These issues are always under discussion within the literary-publishing circles, however many issues still remain untackled. How will the festival contribute to solving these issues, how convenient is the festival format for the purposes of presenting literature; who and how should publicize book? 
Hayk Hambardzumyan talks about these issues with Armen Sargsyan, Coordinator of Literary Program of the Ministry of Culture of Armenia.