First segment of Vidhyarthi Darbar-2018, was an interactive session with an International novelist, Mrs Renita D’Silva, from England. Mrs Renita D’Silva, hails from Kallianpur, authored 06 novels so far and the 07th one is yet to release. During the interaction she said, “Literature is intimate slice of soul, one can derive the source for a literary text from an incident of one’s everyday life.” “Reading takes you to a different world, one can attain the fullest joy of life by the extensive reading,” she added. In response to a question raised by the students Mrs D’Silva said, it was her mother who motivated to develop the habit of reading. The discussion was initiated by Prof. Harinakshi, Department of Kannada. Rencita, I B.Com. A. compered the programme.