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Mental Health Counselor & Writer

Date & Time

Thursday Thu, 19 Nov 2020


Location (for BIC Venue, BIC Hybrid and BIC Cafe)

Bangalore International Centre
7, 4th Main Road, Domlur II Stage
Bengaluru, Karnataka 560 071 India
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+91 98865 99675 bic@bangaloreinternationalcentre.org

This is part of a series of conversations that examine ways to write about fundamental human experiences. Ideas are explored by looking at work in Out of Print Magazine and beyond. The first panel will look at three selected pieces on the subject of Sex and Sexuality by Vidya Ravi, Nighat Gandhi and Swetha Sriram. Rosalyn D’Mello, columnist and author of Handbook for My Lover will join the conversation as an invited speaker. The selected stories by the authors will be shared following registration.

The Out of Print Focus sessions aspire to create a platform for young voices, new ideas, innovations and challenges that break the norms and discover new ways of expression.

In collaboration:


Nighat Gandhi

Mental Health Counselor & Writer

Nighat Gandhi is a mental health counselor and writer. She received her masters degree in Counseling Psychology and Women’s studies from University of Wisconsin. She has published four books of fiction and non-fiction. Her most recent collection of short stories is WAITING.


Vidya Ravi


Vidya Ravi is a writer and a former academic. She is from Chennai but lives in Switzerland. Her work has appeared in Slow Trains, in the Bangalore Review, and, most recently, in the March/April 2020 issue of Out of Print. In addition to always working on a piece of fiction, she is training to become an English teacher.

Rosalyn D’Mello


Rosalyn D’Mello is the author of A Handbook For My Lover. She was a nominee for Forbes’ Best Emerging Art Writer Award in 2014 and the inaugural Prudential Eye Art Award for Best Writing on Asian Contemporary Art.

Swetha Sriram


Swetha Sriram is a student of creative writing at the University of Nottingham ,Malaysia. Her prose and poetry have appeared in multiple online literary magazines and have been nominated for the Best of the Net Anthology. She is also a fiction editor at Honey & Lime literary magazine. Her first book, The Golden Flower will be coming out in 2021. She is currently working on her second book.

Indira Chandrasekhar


Dr Indira Chandrasekhar is a scientist, a writer, a literary curator, and the founder and principal editor of Out of Print, one of the primary platforms for short fiction bearing a connection to the Indian subcontinent. Her fiction has appeared in anthologies and literary journals across the world. She co-edited the anthology, Pangea, Thames River Press, 2012, and a  collection of her short stories, Polymorphism, was published by HarperCollins.

Zui Kumar Reddy 


Zui Kumar Reddy currently works as a buffalo herder and rabbit caregiver. She tries to write in the time she finds between shifts with very demanding clients. Her work has been published in Out of Print, The Peal, Homegrown, The Legendary and The Odyssey Online. She is working on her debut novel ‘The Generation of Light’. She loves Out of Print.