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 »

JBM presents iWrite: What do you do when you finish writing a book?

Keynote by Lynn Nesbit   Anita Nair, Ekta Kumar, Jayapriya Vasudevan, Meghna Pant and Paul McVeigh in conversation with Preeti Gill   Jury: Anish Chandy, Anuj Bahri, Aditi Maheshwari Goyal, Deeba Salim, Jayapriya Vasudevan, Mita Kapur, Neeta Gupta, Preeti Gill, and Ramjee Narasiman   Book Launches: Chandra R. Talware, Sarthak Parashar and Vatsala Mendonca will… Read more »

Shadow Play: The Art of Biography

This was an informative discussion about the fundamentals of the art of writing biographies, during which the illustrious panel exchanged anecdotes of their experiences. Anita Anand said that Shadow Play was an apt title for the session, since biography writers tried to bring to light the hidden facts about a subject, to reach in and come to know… Read more »

India Shastra

A scintillating discussion on India Shastra transpired between Shashi Tharoor and Mihir Sharma, as the pair discussed their latest books India Shastra and Restart: The Last Chance for the Indian Economy respectively. The speakers delved into topics ranging from politics, education, literature to economics, as they discussed the challenges they believed India must overcome in order to redeem itself as a superpower in the… Read more »