In celebrating the Indian Independence Day, we are hosting a series of webinars on the subject of “The Freedom of Independence”.

This webinar is titled

Boundaries of Thought & Expression in Art

A dialogue in creative freedom & law

with Nayan Bihani & Parnab Mukherjee

August 30, 2020 at 6 pm 


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. 

For any queries call +8697919308


This webinar is a dialogue between an artist – Parnab Mukherjee and a legal practitioner – Nayan Chand Bihani.

The webinar will inform and examine the various constitutional rights which are provided to safeguard freedom of thought and expression, which can be useful for artists.

It is only through an awareness of our rights and duties that we can exercise our freedom as a citizen of an independent country and this webinar is an attempt towards that objective.


What constitutes as articles that defines hate speech and what is the grey area between that and criticism or critique of an institution?

What are the copyrights of a live performance?

What constitutes an artist’s right to the recorded performance of his live work?

What defines free speech and how free is free speech?

What are limits to the free speech and what is the thin line between voicing the opinion and free speech?

About the Speakers

Nayan Chand Bihani

Nayan has been practicing in Calcutta High Court since 1998 after passing out from the University of Calcutta, Department of Law, Hazra Campus and joining the Bar. His practice areas are mainly writ petitions under Article 226 of the Constitution of India with emphasis on Constitutional remedies, environmental laws, service laws, municipal laws, educational laws and Public Interest Litigation. He has represented the petitioners and also several authorities like West Bengal State Election Commission, the West Bengal Pollution Control Board, the State of West Bengal, several Municipalities and Municipal Corporations, several educational institutions and Universities, the State of Bihar and the Odisha Pollution Control Board in certain matters.

Parnab Mukherjee

Parnab Mukherjee is a visual art curator, dramaturge and a theatre practitioner. His key focus has been human rights.

This is a part of The South Asian Fringe Festival which started in March 2020, was disrupted due the lockdown and will now continue till January 30, 2021.


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