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

Virtual Festival
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Battered New World

  • Sunday, 22nd Nov
  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am IST

The world has watched in fascination the past few months as America seemed to be jettisoning many of the values that have made it the torchbearer of freedom, democracy and public accountability. The touch-and-go victory of Joe Biden came after an unedifying presidential campaign, but seems to indicate a withdrawal from extremes. Award-winning thinker and commentator Thomas Friedman, one of the most clear and respected US analysts, discusses what went wrong, what went right, and what might lie ahead.


Thomas Friedman

Thomas L. Friedman is an internationally known author, reporter, and columnist; recipient of three Pulitzer Prizes; and author of seven best-selling books.

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Yogita Limaye

Yogita Limaye is India Correspondent for BBC News. She covers India and South Asia for global and UK outlets of BBC News, producing television, radio and digital reports. She is also an experienced presenter and has anchored shows like India Business Report.

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