|With Lord Swraj Paul at the first Ek Mulaakat event in Kolkata|
April 16, 2017: I hosted a lunch in honour of Lord Swraj Paul today at The Hyatt Regency Hotel in Kolkata. Members of the Consulates and other guests attended the lunch.
|With Anil Mukherji of Tollygunge Club|
Later in the evening, Lord Swraj Paul was the guest speaker at the first edition of Ek Mulakaat in Kolkata held at hotel Taj Bengal and hosted by Prabha Khaitan Foundation in Kolkata in association with The Tollygunge Club and Calcutta Times.
Lord Paul shared some very interesting anecdotes from his eventful life. He also shared his views on how he viewed India. The conversation covered many important topics from Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, JRD Tata, Narendra Modi, Donald Trump and so on. The event was attended by, among others, members of Tollygunge Club and Tollywood celebs, Gargi and Rituparna Sengupta.
After the successful launch of Ek Mulakaat in Jaipur, Udaipur, Patna and now Kolkata, I have plans to start Kalam in other cities, including Varanasi, Ranchi, Bhubaneshwar and Bangalore.
|With Rituparna and Gargi|
I shall leave for Hyderabad tomorrow for the first Kalam event the city.