International Arts Festival to bring in new segment
3-day Delhi International Arts Festival brings a new segment, "words count- festival of words'. The segment is curated by award winning screenwriter and novelist Advaita Kala and will start from November 22 at the Amphi Theatre of India Habitat Centre.
The announcement was made by Prathibha Prahlad, founder Festival Director, Delhi International Arts Festival, who also informed about several events that are being organised under 'Celebrating Asean-India partnership at 25', including the Closing Ceremony on the November 25 at Qutub Minar.
On this occasion Shantanau and Nikhil, the famous fashion designers as well as Dilip Cherian, Communications consultant and columnist were also present.
Advaita Kala, the curator of "Words Count" told that this segment of the festival will have sessions such as keynote address on the 'state of economy' by Minister
Jayant Sinha, 'social media as a portal into misogyny' by actor-politician Gul Panag among others.
"The festival is all about making people understand the cultural nuances that shape our society. It is essential to have a conversation that allows discussion among people and this festival is directed in the same direction," political and policy professional Dilip Cherian said.
The festival will explore the role that words play in our lives - in art, politics, culture and of course, literature. The power of words can never be underestimated and Words Count is a festival that celebrates the use of words to promote understanding, civil discourse and community. The new segment of Delhi International Arts Festival will begin with discussion among first time writers including Shuchi Kalra, Aanchal Bahri, and Dimple Kaul, who will speak about their experiences as well.