Are You Enjoying?: Glimpses into Urban Pakistan w/ Mira Sethi (ft. Gurmehar Kaur)
On 24th September 2021, The Undergraduate Writing Programme is organized the second instalment of Track Changes, our flagship speaker series. The event will feature Mira Sethi (actor, journalist, and most recently, the author of Are You Enjoying?) in conversation with Devapriya Roy (and special guest: author, activist and CWC tutor Gurmehar Kaur).
Mira Sethi is an actor and writer. She grew up in Lahore and attended Wellesley College, after which she went on to become a books editor at the Wall Street Journal, where she was also a Robert L. Bartley Fellow. In addition, she has also contributed to the New York Times, Vogue and the Guardian. Her collection of short stories entitled Are You Enjoying? present vignettes from life in urban Pakistan, and was published by Knopf earlier this year. In addition, Ms Sethi is also an acclaimed actor in Pakistani drama serials, having appeared in hit series such as Chupke Chupke and Mohabat Subh Ka Sitara Hai.
Gurmehar Kaur is the author of Small Acts of Freedom, a deeply personal family history published by Penguin Random House India in 2018. She is a social activist and an ambassador for Digital Peace now, a non-profit organization advocating for Cyber Peace. Kaur cofounded Citizens for Public Leadership (CPL), an independent nonpartisan movement focused on advocating for progressive public policy in India. In 2017, Kaur was listed by TIME magazine as a ‘Next Generation Leader’, a global listing of ten young men and women making a difference in the world. She graduated from Lady Shri Ram College in 2019 and holds a Masters in Modern South Asian Studies from University of Oxford. Her second book The Young and the Restless: Youth and Politics in India was published during the Lok Sabha elections in May 2019.