The second edition of LiveWire Offline at Auro in Hauz Khas, New Delhi, comes at a grim moment in India's history.
This time, our guest is member of parliament Mahua Moitra.
First-time Trinamool Congress MP Mahua Moitra has stayed in the national spotlight ever since she delivered a fiery speech in parliament in June 2019 where she spoke about 'signs of early fascism'.
Since then, the articulate legislator, who represents Krishnanagar in West Bengal, has continued to make one hard-hitting statement after the other that contain warnings about how India is sliding down a dangerous path.
Mahua will be in conversation with our editor Aleesha Matharu, along with some time for a Q&A after!
The objective of LiveWire Offline is to get our readers in the same room as some of the most prominent voices of our times – across the realms of politics, the arts, activism, comedy and much more.
The conversation with our guest will be preceded and followed by a live performance.
Park Circus is a multi-lingual hip-hop collective based out of Kolkata that makes socially conscious rap with snarky overtones. The politically-outspoken collective has been shaking up traditional performance spaces with their out-of-the-box act.
Manikaant Suryan, a singer-songwriter from New Delhi, will be taking the stage before the interview to present an original song and a rendition of Faiz Ahmad Faiz's famous protest poem 'Hum Dekhenge'.
LiveWire is a digital space for young journalists, writers and creators to express themselves, their ideas and issues in an open and engaging environment. The platform provides a space for stories of gender and sexuality, discrimination and inequality, mental and emotional health problems, student politics and a multitude of other socio-cultural concerns.
India is home to the largest youth population in the world. While sizeable in number, a host of issues pertaining to this demographic often go unheard and undiscussed by politicians and civic society. LiveWire aims to bridge the gap between them and those in power by providing access to a platform on which they can report, discuss, debate and act on issues relevant to them in an informed, cooperative and comprehensive way. Notably, we've continuously amplified the voices of college students, unions and various institutions.