The country is locked down due to the pandemic, but some initiatives to keep people engaged & postive are coming up one of which is a two day Virtual Literature Festival being organised on Instagram by Anurag Chauhan who is a known literary & arts impresario. Anurag is the founder of Humans For Humanity & Dehradun Literature Festival. In a bid to ensure that a larger audience get to enjoy the Virtual Literature Festival, the annual event will take place on 25th & 26th April, 2020 live on Instagram – @anuragchauhanofficial
“To bring the people out of the feelings of fatigue that they are experiencing & psycological strain i thoough of of organising this event. I am sure this phase shall pass too & once it passes the feelings of discondency will leave. This is something new for the people who love literature & also for those who do not as we all will leave with a learning experience. I wanted people to avoid a drift into a state of feeling very low & lonely, which why i thought this would be of some help & this was the best way to utilize the time”, said Chauhan.
The festival will be held between 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM on Instagram live. The speaker list includes renowned author Shobha De, actress Lisa Ray, singer Padmashri Dr. Soma Ghosh, Art Scholar & Director of JNCC – Moscow Dr. Usha Rk, beauty & wellness expert Vasudha Rai, bollywood choreographer Sandip Soparrkar, eminent musician Brian Silas, acid attack survivor Laxmi Agarwal, India’s first female Dastangoi artist Fouzia Dastango & poet Apurva Bikram Shah. All the speakers will be in conversation with Anurag Chauhan, who is the curator & presentor of this event. There has been a sudden rise in the cases of depression & lonliness, this event could be a treat to all. Link to join the sessions –