On Consent: The Spoken and The Unspoken
Curated by: G5A Foundation for Contemporary Culture & Akshara Centre
Cinema, Language Arts, Music, Talks, Discussion


G5A Foundation for Contemporary Culture and Akshara Centre

in association with

Out of Print & PEN and Bombay Underground


Come together to celebrate International Women’s Day and present a stimulating range of events on the subject through Cinema Screenings, Discussions, Readings, a Pop-Up Book Shop and an after party!

Join us in the celebration - everyone’s invited!


Part I


Poetry and Prose

Out of Print | PEN | G5A

Curated by Indira Chandrasekhar and Jennifer Roberston

17:00 onward


About the session:

In an experiment of fluidity and flexibility we celebrate the power of the word

* as an expression of identity, protest, engagement, rage and empowerment

* as the generator and the outcome of thoughts and ideas and strengths


Words fill the different spaces of G5A as writers and anthologists from around the city establish themselves in various spots within the premises to read from their works On Consent.

Ten-minute readings will take place all evening starting at 17:00 onward and will continue into the night.

Part II

Pop-Up Book Shop

Bombay Underground

Curated by Aqui Thami

16:00 to 20:00


About the book shop:
A collection of hand-picked #zines and books by women artists, writers and authors

Part III

On Consent: Films and Discussion

Shorts by Paromita Vohra

Screenings followed by a discussion with with Paromita Vohra and Dr. Gita Chadha

18:00 to 19:30

About the Shorts (2):


  1. Morality TV aur Loving Jehad: Ek Manohar Kahani


  1. Consent Lavni: The Amorous Adventures of Megha and Shakku in the Valley of Consent


Part IV

Panel: Feminism at Work

Participants: Rahul Bose, Nidhi Goyal, Medha, Manaswini Lata Ravindra
Moderated by: Dr. Nandita Shah

20:00 to 21:15


Part V

After party on the G5A terrace from 20:00 onwards



Free (15 years and above allowed with valid ID proof)

RSVP mandatory at info@g5a.org


Important instructions and G5A House Rules:

  • Upon entering Laxmi Mills Estate, go straight followed by a right-right-left and go until the end of the lane to find our center on the left
  • If coming via Tulsi Pipe Road please enter the Western Railways Sports Complex gate to discover the alternate access to our center [Note: this route is for pedestrians only]
  • Free valet parking available
  • We request you to bring warm clothes as it gets chilly inside the Black Box
  • Food, beverages and water strictly prohibited inside the Black Box
  • Seating at the Black Box is on first-come, first-served basis. Please do come 15 mins prior to the show and enjoy a good cup of coffee at our in-house cafe, PORT