Author Sudha Murthy is a spontaneous speaker and notes that she has “never ever prepared any speech”. It will be no different at the 13th edition of The Penguin Annual Lecture in Delhi this week. She will decide what to say there and then. “All my experiences are true and fascinating, and people like to listen to the truth rather than imagination,” says Murthy, who is also the chairperson of Infosys Foundation.
To be held on December 11 at The Imperial in Delhi, the lecture titled “Storytelling and Social Change: How Literature Influences Who We Are and What We Do”, will see Murthy bring two of her passions together — storytelling and social work — to showcase a deep-rooted connection between literary arts and philanthropy, taking cues from her written work and life experiences.