The Centre for Writing and Communication engages in a range of media activities for expanding and deepening its engagement with the Ashoka Community and beyond. Through our social media channels we cover a diverse range of extra-curricular and creative activities such as CWCRecommendations, a Podcast Back to the Tutor, Shelf Pick and Insta-Live sessions. We also share posts on writing inspiration and motivation, eminent scholars, poets & authors, and our teaching & research activities.
#CWCRecommendations: The series include book and film recommendations from our team. Recent recommendations include International Day of Dog, International Day of Peace, and New Year and Spring Time Recommendations.
A selection of recent book recommendations by the CWC
A selection of recent book recommendations by the CWC on International Day of Peace, including “Being Peace” by Thich Nhat Hanh, “How To Love” by Thich Nhat Hanh, “Tarantula” by Bob Dylan, “The Word for World is Forest” by Ursula K. Le Guin, “Frankenstein in Baghdad” by Ahmed Saadawi, “The Unsafe Asylum” by Anirudh Kala, “Assam: The Accord, The Discord” by Sangeeta Barooah Pisharoty, “Sinews of War and Trade” by Laleh Khalili, “Are Prisons Obsolete” by Angela Y. Davis and “The Idea of Communism Vol. 2” edited by Slavoj Žižek
Pramath Raj Sinha’s pick of favourite books in CWC Shelfpick
Writing Tutor Vinky Mittal on her favourite selection of feminist literature. These include “All Passion Spent” by Zahida Hina, “This Is Not That Dawn” by Yashpal, “Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay” by Elena Ferrante and “The Crooked Line” by Ismat Chughtai (top), Senior Writing Tutor Senjuti Chakraborti’s selection of her favourite books from modern Bangla literature, which include “Subarnalata” by Ashapurna Devi, “Kalbela” by Samaresh Majumdar, “Koeler Kache” by Buddhadeb Guha and “Kaste” by Anita Agnihotri. (bottom left), #Insta-Live session with Champaca Bookstore, Bengaluru (bottom right)
#Insta-Live: Live conversations with academics and professionals from varied backgrounds, speaking about the intersection of their work with writing and communication on Instagram. In the past, we’ve had conversations with Champaca Bookstore (Bengaluru), Sanjay Gubbi from Holematthi Nature Foundation and Navkiran Natt from Trolley Times.
A selection of recent book recommendations by Champaca Bookstore, Bengaluru after an interactive Insta-Live session with the CWC