The Conversation hosted by PIC on 21st December was on “A Patchwork Quilt: A Collage of my Creative Life,” Ms. Sai Paranjpye’s autobiography. Dr. Raghunath Mashelkar, President, PIC, introduced and welcomed Ms. Paranjpye. Dr. Latika Padgaonkar moderated the session, in conversation with Ms. Paranjpye.

Ms.Paranjpye spoke at length and with great fondness of a fun yet exacting childhood, which shaped her passions and interests for her life to come. The conversation between Dr. Padgaonkar and Ms. Paranjpye touched upon various stories from the span of her career, right from her beginnings with All India Radio to her scripting and direction of plays, and to her production of both films and documentaries. Despite her tremendous successes, Ms. Paranjpye also touched upon the necessity of pitfalls and failures in shaping one’s creative endeavours. She wrapped up her conversation with Dr. Padgaonkar by noting that several anecdotes, experiences and projects could not be covered due to the lack of time; however, she encouraged the audience to read about the same in the book.

The session was followed by a short question and answer round with the audience.