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Talks

Title: Schools and Beyond – A Talk on Contemporary Art
Speaker: Bose Krishnamachari

About the Session
Bose Krishnamachari is an independent curator and artist, who played an instrumental role in the organisation and conception of the first ever Biennale held in India at Kochi [2012 – 2013]. The constant, ongoing dialogue between tradition and modernity is one of the several reasons identified by Mr. Krishnamachari for the selection of Kochi as the location of this confluence and celebration of art and ideas.

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Title: Githa Hariharan on her book ‘Almost Home-Cities and Other Places’
Speaker: Githa Hariharan

About the Session
“Travel is not simply looking at other things, but also looking at oneself”. In this talk, Githa Hariharan, renowned novelist, discussed why she decided to take a break from her usual path and embark upon a new journey into the realms of non-fiction. She was inspired by Italian and American novelists and felt motivated to compile anecdotes from her own histories of travel into a thought-provoking and eye-opening work of literature which she has named Almost Home - Cities & Other Places.

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Title: The Infinite Rejuvenation of India’s Crafts
Speaker: Jaya Jaitly

About the Session
In an inspirational and insightful talk, Jaya Jaitly discussed how her travels made her develop an interest in Indian crafts, and how this interest transformed itself into advocacy. Growing up in Japan, a highly industrialized nation which was once known for its highly developed sense of art and aesthetics, Jaitly was motivated to ponder upon the condition of crafts in India. She has worked for the revival, documentation and preservation of Indian crafts for over 40 years.

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Title: An Interaction with Liv Arnesen and Krushnaa Patil
Speaker: Liv Arnesen and Krushnaa Patil

About the Session
Liv Arnesen is an explorer and motivational speaker. Battling the stereotypes and conventions weighing her down, Liv overcame all obstacles and embarked upon an exploration which made her one of the first women to cross Antarctica. Still hungry for greater adventures, Liv continues to follow her dreams and urges other people to do the same.

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Title: Business and Human Rights in India
Speaker: Sudeep Chakravarti

About the Session
A renowned author and journalist, Sudeep Chakravarti’s non-fiction narratives have been critically feted bestsellers, and his media writing has been extensively published in numerous Indian and international publications. Sudeep Chakravarti’s most recent book Clear Hold Build, a non-fiction work attending to issues of business and human rights through illustrations of established Indian companies such as Vedanta Resources and Tata Steel, lay at the centre of his talk.

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