Bachi Karkaria is a game changer in India’s journalism, having helped create path-breaking brands for the Times Of India Group. She is also a best-selling author, litfest curator and international media trainer. She was the first Indian board member of the Paris-based World Editor’s Forum, a Jefferson Fellow from Hawaii’s East West Center, and recipient of the Mary Morgan Hewitt Award for Lifetime Achievement. Karkaria’s books include the critically acclaimed In Hot Blood: The Nanavati Case That Shook India, Dare to Dream, the bestselling biography of M.S Oberoi, Mumbai Masti; Mills, Molls and Moola; Behind The Times; and The Cake That Walked.
March 25, 2022 ● 6.50
Victoria Memorial Shatabdi - Jayanta Sengupta, Bachi Karkaria, Anindya Chattopadhyay and Agnijit Sen discuss Kolkata's romance with the memorial across generations. In conversation with Poorna Banerjee
March 27, 2022 ● 4.40 pm
Culture Club - Bachi Karkaria, Chandrahas Choudhury and Sandip Roy discuss writing about books, culture and owning one’s opinion in polarised times. In conversation with Debanjan Chakrabarti
March 27, 2022 ● 5.30 pm
Nair’s Leela - Bachi Karkaria on the life, the times and the hotels of Capt. Nair. Nair In conversation with Malavika Banerjee