Confined creativity

Sakal Times
Thursday, 6 September 2018

Prison is a reflection of society. It is place for reformation which also has the potential to create. Prisons must provide the inmates an atmosphere where they can weave their own music,” said Dr Vartika Nanda, the firebrand prison reformer and founder of Tinka, Tinka, a prison reform initiative. Nanda was speaking at a talk organised by Kalam Pune chapter last week. 
Kalam, an author talk series, is an initiative of Prabha Khaitan foundation, along with Hotel O and Ehsas, a group of creative women. The event was held at Hotel O by Neelam Seolekar, Amita Munot and Sujata Sabnis. 

Prison is a reflection of society. It is place for reformation which also has the potential to create. Prisons must provide the inmates an atmosphere where they can weave their own music,” said Dr Vartika Nanda, the firebrand prison reformer and founder of Tinka, Tinka, a prison reform initiative. Nanda was speaking at a talk organised by Kalam Pune chapter last week. 
Kalam, an author talk series, is an initiative of Prabha Khaitan foundation, along with Hotel O and Ehsas, a group of creative women. The event was held at Hotel O by Neelam Seolekar, Amita Munot and Sujata Sabnis. 

At the event, Dr Nanda was in conversation with U T Pawar, Superintendent of Yerwada Central  Jail. She spoke extensively on the conditions of our jails, the life of prison inmates and the necessity of reforming them. She also spoke about the plight of the children born to female prisoners and who stay in the prison. Pawar too shared his experiences of Maharashtra jails, especially Yerwada. He frankly talked about the problem of VIP prisoners and how he handles the issue. On this occasion, Dr Nanda also launched her new book, Tinka Tinka Madhya Pradesh in front of the selective, ‘strictly by invitation’ audience, including Sunita Kalyani, Dr Jayashree Firodia and producer Kanchan Adhikari.
 

Tinka Tinka Madhya Pradesh is the first book of its kind portraying the journey of prison life through 18 souls. Dr Nanda was honoured by the then President of India in 2014 . Her name has appeared twice in the Limca Book of Records for her unique work on prisons under the title Tinka Tinka.

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