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Thinkfest is the annual event of Chennai Freethinkers, Nirmukta which is involved in promoting Science and Humanism. This year there will be two eminent speakers who will speak on humanist topics.
Namit Arora, an essayist and documentary filmmaker will be speaking on “What do we deserve?” For our learning, natural talents, and labor, what rewards and entitlements can we fairly claim? Namit will explore the concepts of “merit” and “success”, and what we can take credit for or not.
Kalpana Karunakaran who teaches and researches at IIT Madras will speak on 'Capitalism and Women's Labour: Historical Perspectives'.
She would trace how women's work and perceptions of women's work have evolved and changed through the centuries.Kalpana would explore the myth of the male breadwinner and the historic rise of the housewife. She would also analyze how violence against women is intertwined with women's secondary status in the labour market.