SYNAPSE

“AI is one more proof of the uniqueness of consciousness”

Just what is consciousness? Does ancient thought provide insights? How far has science come? And can self-awareness be modelled into machines?

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IGNITION

The Power of the Outsider with Taapsee Pannu

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ENQUIRY

Political savant Prashant Kishor shares sharp insights on India 2024

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ABOUT SHOMA CHAUDHURY

Shoma Chaudhury is an award-winning journalist, editor, curator. And founder of Lucid Lines, an independent ideas, events, and intellectual properties company. Currently hosts a podcast called ENQUIRY, and a live conversation series called IGNITION.

She was picked by Newsweek in 2011 as one of “150 women who shake the world”. Was invited to deliver the Gandhi Oration in Sydney in 2018, the first Indian to do so. Has been awarded the prestigious Ernest Hemingway Award for Political Journalism, the Ramnath Goenka award and the Chameli Devi Award for Best Woman Journalist for — in the words of the citation — “going where angels fear to tread”.

Combines entrepreneurial and leadership skills with sharp editorial acumen, and a gift for communication across print, TV, and digital mediums. Has built a large body of work in defence of an open and free society. Has helmed several media outfits and has a track record for curating distinctive, high-quality thought leadership events.

Conversations @ SYNAPSE

“AI is one more proof of the uniqueness of consciousness”

Just what is consciousness? Does ancient thought provide insights? How far has science come? And can self-awareness be modelled into machines?

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“If I create something on Sora, does it belong to me or does it belong to Sora?”

Art with endeavour – or a means to an end, the next technological leap, an evolving landscape?

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“Children today won’t know a world without AI”

Teacher to chatbot? Student to auto-didact?

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Conversations @ IGNITION

The Power of the Outsider with Taapsee Pannu

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Montek Singh Ahluwalia on Cracking India’s Economic Jigsaw

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Aryama Sundaram and Sanjay Hegde on Letter, Spirit and Practice of Law

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Conversations On ENQUIRY

Political savant Prashant Kishor shares sharp insights on India 2024

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Piercing insight. Legend Garry Kasparov on Putin, Russian psyche, why we’re at war

The language of war has changed, and unlike chess, there's no possibility for a tie. Kasparov explains how the free world's response to Russia's invasion fell short. And why dictators play geopolitics like poker, not chess.

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Actress Sonali Bendre on Broken News, fighting cancer, mind shifts, & loving life

Making her OTT debut on Zee 5's "Broken News", Bendre speaks about her resurrection as an artist. Her re-evaluation of beauty and self-perception. And what means to be more truthful in her craft and life.

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