On December 18, Sonali’s Cubo, in association with the Bhawanipur House, organized an enriching and captivating evening, the ‘Literary Rendezvous,’ featuring esteemed author and journalist Sreemoyee Piu Kundu in a stimulating conversation with Vayjayanti Saharia Pugalia.
Sreemoyee Piu Kundu, a distinguished name in the literary realm, renowned for her evocative storytelling and thought- provoking narratives, shared insights from her latest memoir, “Everything Changes.” This compelling memoir delves into the author’s personal experiences and offers commentary on Indian society, touching upon taboo topics such as mental health and the stigma surrounding suicide.
During the conversation, Vayjayanti Saharia Pugalia, founder Sonali’s Cubo and a world record holder in curating innovative conferences, engaged in an insightful interview with the author. Vayjayanti too brougth forth her own narrative by shedding light on the challenges faced by individuals in today’s fast-paced world, where the pursuit of success often overlooks the significance of introspection and open discussions within personal circles for mental strength and stability.
The conversation was witnessed by literature enthusiasts, journalists, mental health advocates and the wider community encouraging them to join this transformative conversation and contribute to the destigmatization of silence and closed mental health issues.
The “Literary Rendezvous” aimed to celebrate the bravery of individuals like Sreemoyee Piu Kundu, who, through their openness and courage, and curators like Vayjayanti to propel conversations on positive mindfulness into the public sphere, fostering understanding and support for those navigating similar challenges.
The evening also aimed to celebrate the art of storytelling, journalism’s role in shaping societal discourses, and the intricate interplay between literature and contemporary narratives, particularly regarding inter personal relationships and mental health awareness.