Writer, lecturer, political activist, Ruchira Gupta was in a conversation with Jadavpur professor Paromita Chakravarti in a session of An Author’s Afternoon. It was held on 11th December, 2015 at Taj Bengal Kolkata. She is a frequent spokeswoman on issues of gender equality and is the Founder of Aapne Aap Women Worldwide, an anti-sex trafficking organisation.
An Author’s Afternoon featured Jai Arjun Singh, an author of books on Hindi films, spoke to author Rajorshi Chakraborti on November 18, 2015. The event was presented by Shree Cement and organised by Prabha Khaitan Foundation, in association with Siyahi and T2 at Taj Bengal Kolkata.
One of India’s best-selling fiction writers Ashwin Sanghi was the star of the 25th edition of An Author’s Afternoon on 2nd September, 2015, at The Taj Bengal, Kolkata. He was in conversation with writer Jash Sen. It was sponsored by Shree Cement and presented by Prabha Khaitan Foundation in association with Siyahi, t2 and Taj Bengal. Ashwin is the author of three best-selling novels: The Rozabal Line, Chanakya’s Chant and The Krishna Key. All his books have been based on historical, theological and mythological themes. He is the winner of Crossword Popular Choice Award. Being from a business-related family he did not have any connection with writing but the ray of light in his life was his grand-uncle from Kanpur who had a large library with some 15-20,000 books.
The 24th edition of An Author’s Afternoon on August 29, 2015, hosted David Davidar at Taj Bengal, Kolkata, was presented by Shree Cement. Davidar was engaged in a conversation with publisher Mandira Sen and shared his ups and downs in the literary world.
An Author’s Afternoon on July 7, 2015, presented by Shree Cement, featured author and columnist Lady Kishwar Desai. The conversation between author Kishwar and filmmaker Suman Mukhopadhyay focused on the journey that made her a “social crime novelist”.
The twenty second session of An Author’s Afternoon was an interesting affair with author Anuja Chauhan on June 2, 2015, at The Taj Bengal presented by Shree Cement. Professor Debnita Chakravarty engaged Anuja Chauhan in a candid discussion with a high dose of humour.
With Suhel Seth around can laughter, wit and wisecracks be far behind? The twenty first session of An Author’s Afternoon was a rip roaring session and a sneak peak into the world and life of top corporate big wigs of India chapterised in Suhel’s latest book – ‘Mantras For Success’- India’s Greatest CEOs Tell You How To Win. Co-authored with Sunny Sen, the book, according to Suhel Seth, is an “…attempt to involve, inspire and incite, not to instruct the people.”
Wendell Rodricks, the famous Goan fashion designer – the “The Guru of Minimalism” – enchanted the twentieth episode of An Author’s Afternoon organised by Prabha Khaitan Foundation in association with t2 and Siyahi on 13th of January, 2015, at The Taj Bengal. The series being sponsored by Shree Cement Ltd.
An Author’s Afternoon on 3rd January 2015 featured Sudha Murty, the Chairman of Infosys Foundation. The event was presented by Shree Cement and Prabha Khaitan Foundation in association with Siyahi and t2.