The session on the newly introduced series of 'Art, Life & Waste', which was a beautiful blend of art and politics, revolved around the happenings that took place in M. S. University, Baroda and Jawaharlal Nehru University, and clearly pointed out how art remains as an inevitable part of every movement.
When asked about his memories and experience in M. S. University, which is the first university to inculcate "Art History' as a subject in the curriculum, Gulam Mohammed Sheikh took everyone back to his days in university, where he had the feeling of being in a mini India as all of them were from the different parts of the subcontinent. Kavita Singh further elaborated on the current happenings in JNU, and commented that it's a re-enactment of what once happened in M. S. University. Adding on to which Sheikh talked of how, even though the process of oppression is similar in both cases, they had less ways of protesting and making people aware then. Also talking of the faculty communal riots that took place in Gujarat, he said, "that was the first time I came to know that I was a Muslim." He also shared his paintings and the process of it’s making with the audience. His talk became notable as he commented upon the present day movements and the active participation of the youngsters who are stepping out and raising their voice for the change. As the concluding note, he urged the audience to think about the history that they will make.