The ‘We The Women’ Line-Up Just Got Better

We the Women, a two-day, participatory, open-to-all forum by, of, and for women is back this year with the objective of giving women a safe space for unfettered expression, great conversation, mentoring, and networking. Curated by Barkha Dutt, the forum features a line-up of some of the most accomplished people of the country. Amongst these revered speakers, what we also look forward to is some of our own ATKT talent.

Here’s whom you’ll spot at the event:


9th of December

Sakina Bootwala
Time of Performance: 12 pm

Sakina has been a writer for the past four years, and has frequently performs at open mics in and around the Mumbai, in addition to organising and hosting her own poetry events called Happy Hours Poetry in collaboration with Lasoon Live.


Madalsa Dixit
Time of Performance: 2 pm

A singer for almost 12 years, Madalsa has trained in Indian classical singing and has scored a distinction in all three grades that she appeared for. A frequent participant and winner at various college festivals around Mumbai, Madalsa promises a performance to remember at the event.


Abhinaya Murthy
Time of Performance: 4 pm

Abhinaya performs poetry at open mics in Hyderabad, and was also shortlisted as a finalist for the slam poetry contest in Delhi at India’s first Mental Health Festival.


Kiara Alemao
Time of Performance: 6 pm

Kiara, a student of St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, has not only performed at various college festivals in Mumbai, but also at Hard Rock Café for a Diva Tribute as a guest singer for Sushant Digvikar, alongside Keshia Braganza, Astrid Alphonso, and OnEmpire.


10th of December

Kaajal Ahuja
Time of Performance: 12 pm

A known winner at college festivals across the country in various writing and poetry events, Kajal’s poems ‘Thank you for the Inconvenience’ and ‘Welcome to Adulthood’ have also been published on the Tata Literature Live website blog in 2015 and 2016 respectively.


Ilina Hats
Time of Performance: 2 pm

Ilina is a 17 year-old singer, drummer, and guitarist from LaSalle College of Arts, Singapore, and has performed in and around India, solo and with her acapella group. She recently got featured in the Rolling Stone’s 10 Young Artists Under the Age of 25, opened for Shaggy, and performed along with Clinton Cerejo.


Saumya Kaulgud
Time of Performance: 4 pm

A 20 year-old writer and poet, Saumya is currently pursuing a bachelor’s in English Literature, and has been writing poetry since she was a child. Her poem ‘Bash Bash Bashful’ has garnered over 180k  views with UnErase Poetry.


Sara Shums
Time of Performance: 6 pm

Trained in Indian Classical music, Sara has won awards at numerous college festivals and performed at various functions. She has also conducted a folk music workshop in the past, and is currently working as a junior speech and drama teacher at the Jehangir School of Speech and Drama. Hers is the concluding performance on the last day of We the Women.

With the speakers and the artists line-up like that, We the Women is sure to be one of the best weekends to conclude the turbulent year that 2017 has been.


Written by the Editorial Team.