The Speech upon Inaugurating the First Kolkata Literary Meet, 26 January 2012
Thank you very much for inviting me this Republic Day to inaugurate the first Kolkata Literary Meet - or KLM - or (most aptly of all) 'Kolom'.
By the word 'kolom' I imagine we mean not only the pen but also the typewriter and the computer - in other words, any means of writing. The 'kolom' represents them all.
I am happy and honoured to be here - in this place, during this year, on this day, for this occasion....more
12:23 PM, Jan 30, 2012