Lovely time in Lucknow.
The SRMU university and Kitaab festival was a smooth, well-organized event. So effortless it seemed, that I can estimate the planning gone into it.
I was in conversation with Novoneel Chakraborty on around ‘What the youth wants to read in contemporary India’ and on a panel discussion on how women from minority communities are represented.
This was also the Lucknow launch of The Best Asian Short Stories that you may buy, clicking here:
Enjoyed the confluence of rich literature and language, Ganga-Jamuna culture. A feast of discussions, perspectives, and friendships followed. Not to forget the cuisine and ittr: I got ‘pari’ and ‘jaadu’ and keep inhaling from my wrist.
The kebabs! gawalati, mutton biryani, …monuments…