#KLF19: An Exclusive Interview with Nikhil Pradhan

Q: Tell us something about your book Cold Truth. Pradhan: Cold Truth is a thriller, but it is a non-traditional thriller, because the entire story is told through modern ways of communication, the entire story is told through emails and Whatsapp conversations, and surveillance footages. So, at no point in this story do I, the…

#KLF19: An Exclusive Interview with Samarjit Guha

Q: Do you prefer live performances or screen performances? Guha: Live, of course. But, I don’t know about the future, the way films are going, and it is shrinking, and shrinking. But, I really prefer the live performances. In our times, we would like to touch the actor to see whether they were real or…

#KLF19: An Exclusive Interview with Arpita Das

  Q: Can you tell us something about the self-publishing platform called AuthorsUpFront? Das: AuthorsUpFront is something I did start, but, you know what I run, is actually my own independent publishing house, Yoda Press. The part of AuthorsUpFront that I was more involved with, was where we were dealing with the whistle blowers like…

#KLF19: An Exclusive Interview with Sankha Banerjee

    Q: Can you tell us something about Vyasa? Banerjee: Actually, Vyasa is the first volume of my proposed series that is mainly on Mahabharat. So, there will be, like, five volumes and we are trying to make an alternative reading of Mahabharat. The second volume that is called Panchali : The Dice Game, will be…

#KLF19: An Exclusive Interview with Avik Chanda

    Q: Can you share with us something about the last book that you wrote, From Command to Empathy? Chanda: From Command to Empathy published by Harper Collins, it talks about the really pressing times, the need to have better emotional connect and emotional involvement between leaders, and the juniors across companies, across centers….

#KLF19: An Exclusive Interview with Anjum Katyal

  Q: Can you tell us something about your book Badal Sircar and what inspired the story? Katyal: It’s not a fiction; it is what we would call a creative biography. Badal Sircar to my mind is one of the most important theatre figures because he left off a very lasting influence not just in Bengal,…

#KLF19: An Exclusive Interview with Subir Bhaumik

  Q: Have you had a chance to look around, at the Book Fair? Bhaumik: I have. I just went and bought a book where I am the protagonist, written by Samares da. I spent a lot of my life in the army. So for me if someone abducts my son and asks for a ransom,…

#KLF19: An Exclusive Interview with S Anand

  Q: We all heard how the Idea of Navayana came into being. But it says that the publication house focuses on ‘caste from an anti-caste perspective’. So what exactly is the anti-caste perspective? Anand: Caste is something that comes as a entitlement. You don’t even have to fight for it. It just comes with…

#KLF19: An Exclusive Interview with Appupen

  Q: How are your graphic narratives different from modern European graphic narratives? Appupen: I don’t look at it that way. That is a question for an academician. But yes india has a very rich culture of visual arts, something which has been very poorly cultivated. Again, my world doesn’t have the superheroes. So when…

#KLF19: An Exclusive Interview with Rita Bhimani

  Q: Have you been around the Book Fair yet? Bhimani: I have just come in today. I have been coming here for a while now. I love the fact that it is in such an extensive place… so much place to move around. Q: Post the #metoo Movement, how has the PR scenario of…

#KLF19: An Exclusive Interview with Shashank Shah

    Q: How are you enjoying KLF? Shah: So yeah, this is my second visit to the KLF, I was a speaker at a panel in 2017. I am primarily a business officer and this is my third book. My second book, Win Win Corporations was also featured at the KLF in 2017 and…

#KLF19: An Exclusive Interview with Saikat Majumdar

Q: Who have been your influences as you were growing up? Majumdar: That’s a very dangerous question because all these influences, you grow out of them. It depends on your age, where you are at the time, your ideology so nothing is fixed you know, obviously growing up Bengali in Kolkata, Rabindra Sangeet and things…