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Ravish Kumar's "THE FREE VOICE" On AKLF 10 on 10 initiative

Kolkata: 19th May: The nearly 100 year old heritage oxford Bookstore was transformed into a newsroom when eminent journalist Ravish Kumar was in conversation with Ruchir Joshi. Kolkata for the first time witnessed an exclusive candid discussion with Ravish Kumar as he talked about his work in journalism, the political scenario of the country and about his latest book "THE FREE VOICE".

Ravish Kumar when speaking on democracy, culture and the nation talked about how once he was on demand to publish a hindi article but now at present situation hindi news channel has totally shutted off, his articles doesn't gets published now. He talked of how the leading hindi news channel delivers wrong news.

When asked from an audience that how society around us is chamging day by day and how even people fear of geting into local trains! And in that Ravish Kumar replied that we should not make religious distinguishes and all Indians are same neither muslim nor hinduism can separate them. And with this is mind he published his new book on 'democracy, culture and the nation', "THE FREE VOICE".

Ravish kumar is a seasoned journalist, writer and anchor who corners topics pertaining to Indian politics and social movement. He is a senior executive editor at NDTV India, the Hindi news channel of the NDTV news network and host a number of programmes including the channel's flagship weekday show Prime Time, Hum log and Ravish ki Report- He received the prestigious Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi Award for Hindi Journalism and creative Literature for 2010 from the President of India ( Awarded in 2014). He was honoured with Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Award for the Journalist of the year  2013 and 2017 for the broadcast category in hindi language included in the list of 100 most influential Indians 2016 by The Indian Express. He was names the best journalist of the year in 2015 by Mumbai Press Club. In March 2017 kumar was honoured with the first Kuldip Nayar Journalism award for his contribution in the field of journalism.

Apeejay Kolkata Literacy Festival (AKLF) is a non profit initiative free for everyone, Apeejay Kolkata Literacy Festival is the only Literacy Festival to have emerged from a bookstore- the nearly 100 years old iconic oxford bookstore. The 2019 edition, which will be its tenth year, will be from 18th-20th January.