Ruchira Gupta Book Reading – ‘River of Flesh and Other Stories’ with Ashley Judd

March 31, 2016

River of Flesh and Other Stories book launch, Shortened version: Ashley Judd reads from the anthology on March 17th, 2016
About 175 attorneys, guests and leaders in the anti-trafficking community gathered at Proskauer Rose March 17 to discuss the connection between human trafficking and prostitution.
Click here to get your copy of Ruchira Gupta’s River of Flesh and Other Stories: The Prostituted Woman in Indian Short Fiction.

Launch of ‘River of Flesh & Other Stories’, Town Hall Steps, Kolkata

March 31, 2016

The Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival, 14th-17th January 2016.
For the launch of activist and Apne Aap founder Ruchira Gupta’s new edited anthology River of Flesh and Other Stories: The Prostituted Woman in Indian Short Fiction.

Click here to get your copy of Ruchira Gupta’s River of Flesh and Other Stories: The Prostituted Woman in Indian Short Fiction.

Baluta: India’s First Dalit Autobiography

January 4, 2016

Jerry Pinto in conversation with Ravi Singh at the Goa Arts and Literature Festival, 2015.

Click here to get your copy of Daya Pawar’s autobiography Baluta.

Amid rising Hindu nationalism, Indian writers suffer

November 2, 2015

Writer Sonia Faleiro, author most recently of Beautiful Thing: Inside the Secret World of Bombay’s Dance Bars and Wendy Doniger, whose book on Hindus (The Hindus: An Alternative History) was withdrawn from publication in India, join us to discuss the current climate in India.

(Photo: Flickr/Carl Parkes)

“Amid rising Hindu nationalism, Indian writers suffer” by WBEZ’s Worldview is licensed under a Creative Commons Licence.

#TICAW | The Images, Concepts and Words

October 28, 2015

SynTalk thinks about the deep historical and ongoing interrelationships between (the all pervasive & incessantly productive) images, concepts & words. We make the widely sweeping journey from ancient rock art to the Coca-Cola logo to images on monitors in hospitals, to possible futures (say) a 1000 years out. The concepts are derived off / from ‘Lingo Dev’, Aristotle, Hippodamus of Miletus, Freud, Saussure, Peirce, Derrida, Foucault, Le Corbusier, McLuhan, Debord, & Baudrillard, among others. Click here to read more.

The SynTalkrs are: Dr. K. K. Chakravarty (art, public administration, Lalit Kala Akademi, Delhi), Santosh Desai (advertising, strategy, Futurebrands, ex-McCann-Erickson, Delhi), & Prof. Franson D. Manjali (semiotics, interdisciplinary, JNU, Delhi).

This podcast, conceptualised and produced by @SynTalk.

Giulia Enders on ‘The Agenda with Steve Paikin’

August 10, 2015

Giulia Enders had been working on her Ph.D in Gastroenterology when a presentation on the gut won her the Science Slam prize in her native Germany. Her presentation on the gut went viral and resulted in her best-selling book Gut: The Inside Story of Our Body’s Most Underrated Organ.

Click here to get your copy.

Video courtesy: The Agenda with Steve Paikin YouTube channel

A Song by Daya Pawar

June 23, 2015

Anand Patwardhan sings a song written by poet Daya Pawar, whose powerful autobiography, Baluta, Speaking Tiger is proud to publish in English translation. Click here to get a copy.

Looking Away: A Panel Discussion

May 18, 2015

Panelists: Harsh Mander, Sir Mark Tully, Dr Zoya Hassan, Siddharth Vardarajan

Moderator: Urvashi Butalia


From Small Beginnings

March 11, 2015

Ruskin Bond on writing and other adventures at the Jaipur Literature Festival 2011.

All photos by Ruskin Bond.
Audio Courtesy: The Jaipur Literature Festival


Talking Crime

January 20, 2015

Jerry Pinto talking about his forthcoming book Murder in Mahim and Other Mysteries, the art of crime fiction, finding dead bodies in gunny sacks and Helen tickling men with a feather boa, at the recently concluded The Hindustan Times Crime Writers Festival 2015.

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