An Authors Afternoon
Events  /  Published 19.07.22

I’ve somehow been able to let go of all things negative and treasure the beautiful: Onir

Onir addressed the issue of decriminalisation of homosexuality in India (2018) and how it has impacted the queer community. “The struggle today [for the queer community] is a lot similar to the ...
By Saurav Roy

Events  /  Published 02.07.22

‘Democracy as an institution is facing more threats from the inside than from the outside’

In discussing potential solutions aimed at addressing today’s politics, Paranjape said that earlier “societies were blessed with a lot more social cohesion, conversation and conviviality, ...
By Saurav Roy

Events  /  Published 27.05.22

Shobha Tharoor-Srinivasan’s tribute par excellence to her mother

Tharoor-Srinivasan also regaled the listeners with the story of how she had been the first Amul baby when she was only 10-months old, and how Shyam Benegal, then a mere photographer, had taken her pic...
By Saurav Roy

Events  /  Published 28.04.22

A curtain-raiser on the new but still ‘inconvenient’ Netaji

Ghose’s book has delved extensively into the political activities of the revolutionary groups in Bengal and other parts of the country and has presented a lot of information on Bose’s pers...
By Saurav Roy

Events  /  Published 19.02.22

I wanted to tackle misconceptions about Islam among non-Muslims and Muslims: Ghazala Wahab

A round of questions and animated observations from the audience ensued, touching upon everything from the Kashmir issue, to the fight from within the Muslim community against prejudice, communalism a...
By Nayantara Mazumder


People  /  Published 03.01.22

‘Bose was able to do something that nobody else could, not even Gandhi’: Anshul Chaturvedi

While answering audience questions, Chaturvedi spoke at length about Bose’s role in the Indian National Army (INA). “Bose was able to do something which nobody else could, not even Gandhi....
By Priyam Marik

People  /  Published 02.12.21

Hitler didn’t believe India ‘deserved’ independence from British rule

When talking about Hitler and India, can Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s now-infamous meeting with the Fuhrer ever be forgotten? Purandare revelaed how Hitler had agreed to meet Bose after making h...
By Upasya Bhowal

People  /  Published 01.11.21

Devil’s Daughter: Vidhie Mukerjea tells her side of the story

The conversation was followed by a round of audience questions, on everything from dealing with the media glare to writing a second book on travel to getting to know her mother better. The afternoon e...
By Priyam Marik

Books  /  Published 18.04.21

The Gut Feeling and What it Means

Describing what we commonly call the “gut feeling” as a form of “evolved instinct” based on thousands of years of human civilisation, Kothari emphasised the need to listen to o...
By Priyam Marik in Calcutta

Books  /  Published 07.11.18

Anita Nair holds her breath when she writes

By Vedant Karia


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