Jigmi Wangdi

The Write Circle, a literary initiative by the Prabha Khaitan Foundation, renowned for uniting literature enthusiasts in an intimate setting and fostering conversations that bridge authors and readers, commenced its inaugural session in Thimphu on December 13.

This monthly event, organised for over a decade in various cities across India, has hosted eminent figures in contemporary Indian literature, including Anita Nair, Shashi Tharoor, Manu Pillai, Salman Khurshid, Jairam Ramesh, Anirudh Kanisetti, Sadaf Hussain, Aanchal Malhotra, and Anuja Chauhan.

Nilanjana S Roy appeared in the inaugural session. An accomplished novelist, columnist, and editor, Roy captivated the audience by weaving a tapestry of profound insights, inviting them on a transformative journey.

Her guidance encouraged a rediscovery of the joy of writing, navigating the intricate quest for ideas, and exploring the inherent magic in storytelling. Each word resonated deeply, forging an indelible connection with the captivated audience.

Sonam Pem Tshoki moderated the session, engaging in captivating discussions with Roy. Together, they delved into the intricacies behind ‘Black River’, Nilanjana’s recent masterpiece, exploring the profound dimensions of reading and writing.

Organised by Bhutan Echoes, this event marked a significant milestone as The Write Circle Series extended its presence to Bhutan, enriching the literary landscape in the country.

Following the successful inaugural session and in alignment with Bhutan Echoes’ commitment to nurturing a vibrant literary community, this unique and intimate series will be hosted in Bhutan every three to four months.

This extension promises to contribute significantly to the cultural and intellectual fabric of Bhutan, fostering a deeper appreciation for literature and fostering meaningful connections among literature enthusiasts in the region.