The Abha Dawesar speeches on experiencing time in the digital age explore the need for people to always be connected. The Indian novelist writes in English, having published several books of fiction including 'Miniplanner,' 'Babyji' and 'That Summer in Paris.' The speaker was educated at Harvard, receiving a New York Foundation of the Arts fiction fellowship. She is currently based out of New York, which is mentioned in the Abha Dawesar speech as she shares her personal experience during Hurricane Sandy.
Dawesar is also a visual artist, exhibiting internationally with the International Group's show 'Show Your Documents Please.' Her art involves pen and ink drawings, paintings, installations and photographs. Dawesar has also been invited to speak, read and conduct seminars around the world.