Calcutta’a Festival of the Spoken Words is a feast of debates and discussions put together by Calcutta Debating Society, in association with Lions Clubs International Dist 322B1 and The Telegraph. The event is an annual feature on Kolkata’s social calendar, and is extremely well received by the media and the intelligentsia. The teams are drawn from the debating societies of the world’s top universities like Harvard, Cambridge, Oxford and LSE, other than top ranked Indian colleges. Besides, the participants also include the most respected opinion makers of the country. The forum would witness a battle royal with a clash of the debating titans of the world. This is undoubtedly a treat of the argumentative skills, the likes of which are rare to come across.