Katharsis was created as a forum which could bring together those who believed in the magic of words—as readers and writers of all kinds!
If you passionate about reading, if you love writing and if you believe in the transformative alchemy of words, this is the place for you!
We propose to curate a series of immersive experiences around specific genres so that lovers of books can find themselves in a space with others like them and share the joy of a community that loves the same things!!
We plan to bring together readers as well as writers of a specific genre, to engage with each other and understand as well as appreciate what makes the other side tick. These will be informal but well planned events where you can enjoy dialogues, discussions, debates, meta-analysis, and maybe even some specially crafted thematic meals!
The Game is On!
We launched Katharsis with the most popular literary figure in the English language—Sherlock Holmes!
We discussed the original inspiration for Sherlock, and shared information about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and his life and works.
Meera Mokashi then led us all through a short quiz to find out where we ranked on the scale from Holmes free to StockHolmes syndrome!
We had a winner in who has the StockHolmes syndrome and how !
Following that we had some thoughtful and analytical insights shared by Sudarshan Shidore, an ardent fan of the Conan Doyle’s works.
He was also the winner of the Grand master Quiz Challenge at our Feb event!
You should see him in a crown ☺
Then it was quiz time for all, because of course Brainy is the new Sexy!
We had the following teams at the tables: Jeremy, Mycroft, Irene, Sherlock, Moriarty and John. After three rounds and one Master round, we had a clear winner with Team Irene!
Crossword had set up a special display of its Sherlock Holmes books!
We indulged in some cosplay and recreated 221B Baker Street, crime scenes and more!
We closed for the day with a group photograph with all the Sherlocked fans !
We had amazing feedback from all those who participated and we are looking forward to many more such events in the future!
Suggested topics ranged from more Sherlock, Harry Potter, Victorian Romances to Science Fiction.