Express Adda was back in Delhi with a novelist, who is well known for his writing style all across the world. Amitav Ghosh who is just out with his latest book, The Great Derangement: Climate Change and the Unthinkable, was our guest at Express Adda, held recently at The Lalit Hotel, New Delhi.
The writer spoke about his experiences and concerns on the threats of climate change in the world. Mr. Ghosh took questions ranging from issues related to climate change, religion, migration and national and international politics.
The discussion was moderated by Seema Chishti, Deputy Editor, The Indian Express.
The evening saw a huge turnout, with the city’s "matteratti" including corporates, diplomats, artists, lawyers, politicians, intellectuals and advertising honchos among the audience.
Among the guests, who attended this adda event were Kirit S Parikh, former member, Planning Commission, Gautam Mukhopadhyay, former Indian ambassador to Myanmar, HK Dua, former MP and editor, Vinay Sheel Oberoi, Secretary, HRD Ministry, Surjit S Bhalla, Columnists, The Indian Express, Journalist Maseeh Rahman, Vikram Soni, environmental activist, Gayatri Sharma, lawyer, women power connect, Sculptor Sumedh Rajendran, Justice Mukul Mudgal, Marianne J Franzen, director, The Change Express, Neeladari Bhattarcharya, Professor, Centre for Historical Studies, JNU and Manasi Subramaniam, Commissioning Editor and Rights Manager, HarperCollins Publishers.
The Adda, now a keenly awaited fixture on the social calendar of Delhi and Mumbai, has earlier featured politicians Kapil Sibal and Arun Jaitley, superstars Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan, ambassadors Richard Verma, cutting edge filmmakers Anurag Kashyap and Dibakar Banerjee, sportspersons Saina Nehwal, Viswanathan Anand and Virat Kohli, and intellectuals Dr. Amartya Sen, Thomas Friedman, Martin Wolf and Fareed Zakaria among others.