The Twelfth Edition of Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest
Thursday, November 18th to Sunday, November 21st 2021

Virtual Festival
Real Books

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  • Wednesday, 18th Nov
  • 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm IST

America has chosen its president for the next four years. The man in the White House faces many immediate challenges. On the domestic front, for instance, there is social unrest, rising economic inequality, unemployment, and an inadequate healthcare system. On the international front, there is friction with China and Russia, as well as entanglement in the Middle East. There is also the urgent global threat of climate change. This session debates the future of US institutions, its society and relations with the world.


Private: Bhaskar Sunkara

Bhaskar Sunkara is the founding editor and publisher of Jacobin magazine and the publisher of Catalyst. He is an author and a columnist for The Guardian.

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Private: Nathan Robinson

Nathan Robinson is the editor of Current Affairs and a political columnist at The Guardian.

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Private: Seema Sirohi

Seema Sirohi writes mainly on international affairs and India’s place in the world. She is currently a columnist for The Economic Times.

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Private: Puneet Ahluwalia

Puneet Ahluwalia is President of New World Strategies based in Mclean, Virginia.  He specializes in assisting companies and organizations in navigating issues with various US federal and state agencies. He is a strong advocate for religious freedom and minority rights. He has been active at various levels for over 20 years in the Republican Party. He is a candidate for Lt. Governor of Virginia in 2021.

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Private: Gargi Rawat

Gargi Rawat is a senior news anchor and environment reporter with NDTV 24X7.

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