Inkpot India
Re-inking our cultural heritage


Hear From Our Speakers

Dr. Shashi Tharoor-Author, Politician and Former International Civil Servant
Dr. Shashi Tharoor
Author, Politician and Former International Civil Servant

Inkpot is a very positive development to showcase our culture, because that`s ultimately our country`s biggest asset in many ways. This showcasing of literature, music, art, theatre, design, magic, all of these things at Inkpot India Conclave is what privileges India at its best

Sanjoy K. Roy-Festival Director, Jaipur Literature Festival
Sanjoy K. Roy
Festival Director, Jaipur Literature Festival

Conferences like Inkpot are super important because they create platforms for all kinds of ideas and thoughts and without an idea you can’t evolve as a human or as a society. And the more we have more of such platforms, the better it is for writers, for all of the cultural aspirations we have for our country and for our society.

Shazia Ilmi-Politician
Shazia Ilmi

I think Inkpot Conclave is a great idea. What I like about Inkpot is that there is a variety of topics and choices of panelists and people speaking; it’s very heterogenous. It represents different shades of opinion and it touches upon very sensitive issues, contentious issues but in a sensible manner and this allow for public discourse to happen.

Dr. Blossom Kochhar-Founder of Blossom Kochhar Aroma Magic
Dr. Blossom Kochhar
Founder of Blossom Kochhar Aroma Magic

Inkpot is a wonderful festival. From everything that I have been hearing and seeing, it is something that’s making people aware about what’s really happening and how they could go back to their roots. And it’s not just about cosmetics or wellness but all fields and it’s really been an eye-opener for me. I really think it will help in the progress of India.

Jaya Jaitly-Politician and Founder of Dastkari Haat Samiti
Jaya Jaitly
Politician and Founder of Dastkari Haat Samiti

If we can share our experiences at conclaves like this and inspire people to truly appreciate the world we work in and talk about, the more converts we have the better.

Shovana Narayan-National Award Winning Kathak Dancer
Shovana Narayan
National Award Winning Kathak Dancer

We need festivals like Inkpot so that people come together, thinkers come together and where there is discussion, it always ignites, sparks some interest and some other doors and windows are opened.

Sunita Kohli-Interior Designer and Architectural Restorer
Sunita Kohli
Interior Designer and Architectural Restorer

I think festivals like Inkpot serve a very good purpose: they disseminate ideas and people have so many original ideas or they are reinforcing old ideas and that goes to a much wider audience. Today`s technologies` dissemination platforms are so vast that dissemination of ideas happen very quickly.

Raseel Gujral Ansal-Lifestyle Designer
Raseel Gujral Ansal
Lifestyle Designer

Inkpot, in its endeavour, brings together people who appreciate art as well as provoke new thoughts, and takes us towards evolving and enriching our culture.

Sharif D Rangnekar-Author & Festival Director, Rainbow Li Fest
Sharif D Rangnekar
Author & Festival Director, Rainbow Li Fest

Through festivals such as Inkpot people are trying to express themselves freely.This itself carries forward because it leaves a memory in someone`s mind; people will go and share it. With the digital medium you can share so much of what is being done here at lit fests like these. The touch and feel of people, the spirit of people, the diverse lives that are coming together here at Inkpot are a reminder of what our country is.

Kapish Mehra-Managing Director, Rupa Publications India
Kapish Mehra
Managing Director, Rupa Publications India

Conclaves are very important and Inkpot is doing great by organizing something like this. It is due to such events that you begin to think, reflect and then also permeate that knowledge across people who have attended that conclave and thereby be participant to such knowledge. Unfortunately we have stopped thinking as much as we should be and conclaves like these give you the opportunity to do so.

Kavita Devgan-Author & Nutritionist
Kavita Devgan
Author & Nutritionist

A conference like Inkpot is very important as it is going to have ripples of good conversations all around.

Shobhaa De-Author and Opinion Shaper
Shobhaa De
Author and Opinion Shaper

The important thing about Inkpot is that it is driven by a young person Simar Malhotra who has a dream and who has got young people involved in generating an awareness which is the need to recognize our cultural roots. She is doing it through a platform where there are dancers, musicians, designers and writers and t is indeed a great way to push a dream forward

Sonam Kalra-Singer and Composer
Sonam Kalra
Singer and Composer

The most important tool for change is dialogue. Festivals and conferences like Inkpot create such a dialogue, allow for diverse opinions to be shared and allow for people to think and then move forward hopefully in a positive manner

Nandini Bhalla-Editor, Cosmopolitan India
Nandini Bhalla
Editor, Cosmopolitan India

Having conversations at festivals like Inkpot is one of the best ways to open minds. For any nation to actually grow, for people`s minds to get better, we must have open conversations just like the ones we have had at Inkpot India Conclave today

Neelima Dalmia Adhar-Author
Neelima Dalmia Adhar

Inkpot is a confluence of brilliant thinking minds; it is a place where exchange of ideas takes place. It is a big step in the direction of promoting Indian literature, art and culture.

Dr. Shikha Nehru Sharma-Founder, NUTRI HEALTH Systems Pvt. Ltd
Dr. Shikha Nehru Sharma
Founder, NUTRI HEALTH Systems Pvt. Ltd

I would like to congratulate Inkpot for its success in bringing people and experts together on a common platform. People should have access to more genuine sources of information and Inkpot is one of them Festivals like Inkpot also create awareness about the whole issue of healthy living which has to be done in a natural way

Nalin Mehta-Social Scientist, Journalist and Author
Nalin Mehta
Social Scientist, Journalist and Author

Culture is an ongoing conversation of a society with itself; the more we talk to each other, the more platforms we have, the better it is for cross-cultural communication

Riddhima Kapoor Sahni-Jewellery Designer & Yoga Enthusiast
Riddhima Kapoor Sahni
Jewellery Designer & Yoga Enthusiast

Inkpot is a great platform which provides you the opportunity to learn from various panellists who excel in their fields. It`s an amazing informative platform. You get the chance to acquire knowledge from people and through this conclave you also impart knowledge to others.

Dr. Sachchidanand Joshi-Member Secretary, IGNCA
Dr. Sachchidanand Joshi
Member Secretary, IGNCA

Conclaves like Inkpot are important for meeting and exchanging ideas. Today we are living in a world of digital technology where people hardly talk to each other physically. We often talk to each other on Whatsapp or Facebook but don`t meet physically which is the unfortunate part. Lit fests such as Inkpot should happen in closer intervals and I must congratulate the organizers for involving so many youngsters in this conclave

Shantanu Mehra-Fashion Designer
Shantanu Mehra
Fashion Designer

We need more and more avenues like Inkpot which are specific to Indian culture and talk about how different performing arts can come together and make the future of India come alive through what we do (storytelling, design etc.)

Raga Olga D’silva-Author & Co-founder of Speaking Minds
Raga Olga D’silva
Author & Co - founder of Speaking Minds

Oh I think we need more and more of Lit Fests like Inkpot for sure. The more conversations you have around whatever you want to share with the world, the better it will be. I have attended three of Inkpot sessions today and learnt so much. If we bring these conversations to every day India, we will change India one story at a time.

Nikhil Mehra-Fashion Designer
Nikhil Mehra
Fashion Designer

Inkpot is doing an excellent job. Communication has to be done and we do it through our storytelling. India`s always been a country of storytelling and conferences such as Inkpot India Conclave are one of the best ways for us to communicate.

Dr. Ranjana Kumari-Social Activist, Academician and the Director of Centre for Social Research
Dr. Ranjana Kumari
Social Activist, Academician and the Director of Centre for Social Research

Ritu Kumar-Fashion Designer
Ritu Kumar
Fashion Designer

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