A book discussion on Life Among the Scorpions: Memoirs of a Woman in Indian Politics was held at the Kerala Literature Festival in which the former Samantha party president and author Jaya Jaitly shared her views. She was in conversation with Ms. Bindu Amat.
Jaya Jaitly mentioned the plight of women in Indian politics. "Female voices are often forbidden by the patriarchal system," she opined. Audience were taken through the life of the author as she shared her Gandhian methods in life and unparalleled values of her inspirational parents. The handicraft skills that she has equipped also became an area of discussion in the session. The talk revolved around her life in Kashmir and clearly expressed her views on the Tehelka controversy and her association with George Fernandez. Jaya Jaitly also marked her criticism against the media. The talk ended with an engaging interactive session with the audience.