Watch the conversation between author Nisha Susan and Paromita Vohra here:
On August 20th, at 7.00 pm, author Nisha Susan will be in conversation with Paromita Vohra about her debut collection of short stories, The Women Who Forgot to Invent Facebook and Other Stories.
The Women Who Forgot to Invent Facebook and Other Stories explores two decades of love, violence, and intimacy that the internet has brought to India, with insight, humour, and whimsy. It is published by Context.
About the speakers:
Nisha Susan is a writer and editor. She grew up in India, Nigeria and Oman and lives in Bangalore. She is the co-founder of two award-winning media companies, The Ladies Finger and Grist Media. She currently writes Cheap Thrills, a column on snake people, time and obsessions for Mint Lounge. She was formerly Features Editor, Tehelka magazine and also commissioning editor for Yahoo! Originals, a longform destination for Yahoo! India. Her non-fiction is focused on culture, gender and politics. Her fiction has previously been published by n+1, Caravan, Penguin, Zubaan and others and often explores the intimacy and strangeness that the internet has brought to India.
Paromita Vohra is a filmmaker, writer and dedicated antakshari player. She is the founder and creative director of Agents of Ishq, India’s best-loved website about sex and desire. She has directed the documentaries Unlimited Girls, Partners in Crime, Morality TV and the Loving Jehad, Q2P, Where’s Sandra and The Consent Lavani among others as well as the television series Connected Hum Tum. She has written the feature Khamosh Pani, the play Ishqiya Dharavi Ishtyle, and the comic Priya’s Mirror. Her fiction and non-fiction writing has been widely published and she writes a weekly column Paronormal Activity in Sunday Midday.