After Trainspotting

Irvine Welsh in conversation with Chandrahas Choudhury Although he’s primarily known for writing the cult classic Trainspotting, Scottish author Irvine Welsh has worn the many and varied hats of fiction author, playwright, screen writer, actor, DJ, and punk rocker,over the course of his highly eventful life. Welsh thanked the audience for turning up for an… Read more »

The Jewish Novel

André Aciman, Simon Sebag Montefiore, and Tova Reich in conversation with Zachary Leader Presented by Dainik Charbagh The Jewish diaspora have carved out a unique identity for themselves over the centuries, which has allowed for the creation of some truly unique voices and narratives. Expert proponents of these voices gathered for an illuminating and… Read more »

Make Love Not Scars: Being Reshma

Reshma Qureshi, Ria Sharma and Tania Singh in conversation with Namita Bhandare Women Uninterrupted Series   “The acid attack happened on 19 May, 2014. I was attacked because I was the youngest in my family and an attack of this sort would leave my family entirely broken,” shared acid attack survivor Reshma Qureshi in a… Read more »


Mihir Desai, Naina Lal Kidwai, Ambi Parameswaran and Tarun Khanna in conversation with Mohit Satyanand Presented by Bank of Baroda A quick skim through any news headline is proof enough that the trust deficit in society has never been deeper. Between all the political upheaval, the “fake news” narrative, and growing inequality, it’s easy to… Read more »