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Creative Programmes

CWC organizes a wide range of creative programmes that address a variety of issues under the scope of writing and communication. These programs are open to everyone, and cater to a diverse audience from various academic or professional backgrounds and makes for highly engaging sessions with a myriad of perspectives. Since the inception of CWC, these programmes have revolved around themes that include, but are not limited to, creative writing, research practices, communication, music, computer programming, journalism, cinema, comics, law, and photography. Some of our recent sessions included: Citation as Feminist Praxis by Vinky Mittal; Curating South Asia: How artifacts from the past are relevant in the present? by Archishman Sarker; Unveiling the Art of Popular Science Writing by Mannish Pandey; Willful Words: Weaving a Feminist Glossary by Neerav Dwivedi and Suniti Madaan. Some of our previous sessions included: What’s In a Label? Writing Museum Labels and Catalogue Raisonné by Archishman Sarker; Reading Affect: How Emotions Structure an Archive by Vinky Mittal; Workshop on Fair Paraphrase by Vrinda Chopra; Crafting Effective Transition and Flow by Sampurna Dutta ; Storytelling Through Wordless Picture Books by Anagha Gopal; Art-e-Fact: A Workshop On Narrative Journalism by Jyotirmoy Talukdar; A Workshop On Storytelling In International Development by Vrinda Chopra; Call and Response: Effectively Crafting Conference Abstracts by Senjuti Chakraborti; and Storytelling In Science by Ipsita Herlekar.

CWC Engage

Under the CWC Engage initiative, CWC lends its expertise to other institutions of higher education in the country to teach academic and research writing. The workshops are designed keeping in mind the requirements of professionals and students from various backgrounds. Some of the institutions we have worked with include: Department of English, University of Kashmir; Department of Biochemistry, Deshbandhu College, University of Delhi; Faculty of Architecture and Faculty of Design at CEPT University, Ahmedabad; Department of Political Science, Department of History and Department of Philosophy at Indraprastha College for Women, University of Delhi; Holematthi Nature Foundation, Bengaluru; Placement and Internship Cell for Humanities and Social Sciences Courses, Ramanujan College, University of Delhi; School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University; School of Urban Studies, Ambedkar University Delhi; Department of Sociology, Gauhati University; Gangadharpur Mahavidyamandir, Howrah among others.


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.

CWC Shelf-Pick

Shelf-Pick, CWC’s eclectic, longest-running YouTube series, offers book recommendations spanning various disciplines and genres. Comprising videos by CWC team members (past and present), guest scholars, and practitioners from institutions like SOAS (London), University of Kashmir, University of Newcastle, and IIT Guwahati, each episode invites viewers to explore a rich collection of texts across languages, regions, and cultures. Some popular and recent shelf-picks include those by: Dr. Mufti Mudasir Farooqi, Dr. Christian Luczanits, Prof. Dermot Killingley, Javaid Rahi, Dr. Arupjyoti Saikia, Anusha Krishnan, and Dr. Kaushik Bhaumik.

CWC Recommendations

The CWC curates #CWCRecommendations on Instagram, spotlighting tutors’ varied interests in films, books, and art. Themed recommendations mark events like writers’ birthdays and international observances. In 2023-24, the popular series featured translated Japanese literature, World Poetry Day, and Indian literature in translation. Additionally, CWC published birthday posts honouring Austrian poet Rainer Maria Rilke, Savitribai Phule, and celebrated International Women’s Day.

GupShup Book Club

CWC launched its inaugural reading circle, the Gupshup Book Club, this year. A team member suggests a short reading, followed by a casual one-hour discussion session. Gupshup offers a break from formal learning, rekindling the joy of leisure reading and fostering community connections. For our Spring semester gathering, we led with a film screening followed by a discussion of related themes and readings, in order to expand our modes of engagement across media. 


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