talks & more

You'll probably agree that arts, communication, talks, habits... as we know, are changing, and so is writing and reading. Yet, the fact remains that words are not just a simple medium that gives millions of ways to say the same thing. It is not just a mere subject. It explores everything, holding the sheer capacity to build the future, the minds, it, in other words, shapes civilizations.

Never stop to explore the various forums to reach out to others, to use words and arts to make a difference, to bring a change, to start a conversation, and more.

The dialogue should continue. In various capacities, Purva Grover, is part of a result-oriented conversation to drive change, challenge ideas, encourage the youth and more. 

Part of an initiative by International Schools Partnership: who know that reading is central to learning. Know more here.

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There will be sunshine, words and happy vibes! With a fellow author and passionate reader, on stage, Dubai, 2022

A storytelling narration,
Dubai, 2022

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Was honoured to be a guest storyteller/author at Sharjah Children's Reading Festival. Watch one of the sessions here.

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What is it? We just wrap books in paper/newspaper to hide their covers — hence the "blind date" — and decorate the wrapping with quotes, art, or the books' first lines. And everyone picks a book without knowing what is in there, discovering something new they could dislike or love! We had fun.

I love talking about books, sharing stories and meeting up with readers. It was lovely to be the author of the month, July 2022 at The Festival Plaza Book Club hosted by Dubai Festival Plaza. 

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Voluntary storytelling at The Old Library Dubai. See the snippets from the day here.

World Book Day Talk at Jebel Ali School, Dubai. See the snippets from the day here.

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Author of the month for a Book Club run by Dubai Festival Plaza, Dubai. Watch the sessions here.

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Talking books, every Sunday, for a radio station, Talk 100.3 UAE, where I recommend books for the readers.

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A talk for the members of India Club Dubai on well, how busy we are! Too busy to read (ouch!) and too busy to write! See here.

Talking endlessly about words, books, writing tips and more! Here is a podcast by Matrix Public Relations. 

Playing moderator at the World Art Dubai, on the theme, Female Perspective on Art

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Ananke's Festival of Women in Literature 2021, a celebration of the literary genius, creative journeys and lived experiences of the female gender. Purva Grover delivered a session The Flip Side, wherein she examined the flipside of approaching the written word.

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A special guest & speaker at an art event by Funun Arts on International Women's Day, Dubai. 

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With the help of writing prompts, we learnt how writing is a cathartic process, a LIVE session on Instagram. 

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A storytelling session with kids, part of the Quoz Arts Fest. 

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Judging a performing arts festival, hosted by Harmony 

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Talking books on Insta Live.

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A breast cancer awareness evening hosted by Purva Grover. A glimpse here.

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Playing with words to create 'gender-specific' pieces for an exhibition in Dubai LIVE LIMITLESS, ART EXHIBITION. A glimpse here.

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Guest speaker at an event by Funun Arts on International Women's Day, Dubai. 

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As a panellist for a conversation on the reality of Back To School in 2020. Conducted by Gibraltar Technologies. A session on Zoom.

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As an academic partner, in interaction with the teachers, students, and parents.   Conducted by MyELSA. A session on Zoom.

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A virtual summer club for the young minds in the UAE, as the editor of Young Times. Conducted on Instagram. 

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A radio show of stories, on Podbean.

A talk for the writers of the group, Bahrain Writers' Circle, on Zoom.

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Another chapter, to empower the youth with the power of words. For the students at Dubai Scholars Private School, Dubai on Zoom.

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A talk on journalistic writing for the students at GEMS New Millennium School, Al Khail, Dubai on Zoom.

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Online lecture on the topic, Communication in the Digital Era, as part of Panjab University's  (Chandigarh, India) Seven Day Online Faculty Program.

Part of the panel to speak on the topic of Journalism & Literature, a LIVE session on Zoom. 

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Conversation with The Paintbrush Art Community, Dubai. More << 

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A talk for artists on how to use the power of words to connect with others, sell better, but mostly to tell your story better.

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A talk at a group art exhibition, celebrating International Women's Day. More <<

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A storyboard workshop and talk for Ananke for the girls in Pakistan