Children possess the magical ability to let their imagination fly them to an unknown world. Their nascent dreams of escapades seem unrealistic in an adult’s world. Their minds are a creative powerhouse that adults often tend to slight. To celebrate young minds’ innate powers of imagination and observation, Prabha Khaitan Foundation organised a special session of An Author’s Afternoon at Taj Bengal with the actor and teacherturned-author, Vani Tripathi Tikoo, whose debut book, Why can’t Elephants be Red?, is an adventurous journey into the mind of a two-and-a-half-year-old little girl, Akku. In an enriching conversation with the national award-winning director, Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury, Tikoo underpinned our limitations in fathoming young minds and their countless narratives.
Beginning our literary journey in the summer of 2012, we have come a long way in celebrating people and their beloved styles of literature. Hosting a successful series of enchanting afternoons that involve deep conversations with authors who have a story to share, the venture has become popular for its classy gatherings. Since the first ever event the concept gained acceptance among the audience and became a platform for writers to share their lives and works.