Sachidananda Mohanty was formerly Professor and Head, Department of English, University of Hyderabad, Vice Chancellor of the Central University of Orissa and Governing Board Member of Auroville Foundation, administered by the MHRD, Government of India. He is the recipient of several national and international awards including those from the British Council, Charles Wallace, the Salzburg, the Katha and the…

Born in Kannauj, the city of perfumes, Padmashree Malini Awasthi, much like her name has spread the essence of Indian soil through her passion for Folk Music and traditions. Malini Awasthi currently serves as the Chair Professor for Folklore at Banaras Hindu University and is India’s Representative to UNSECO for its cultural commission. Professor Awasthi,…

Ravi Venkatesan is the Board Chair for the Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (GEAPP) and a Trustee of Rockefeller Foundation. He is the founder of the Global Alliance for Mass Entrepreneurship (GAME), a coalition which aims to create 10 million entrepreneurs in India by 2030. He has previously served as Board chair of…

Ashok Maheshwari is a renowned Hindi writer who did his MA in Hindi Literature from Rohilkhand University. In 1978 he took charge of Vani Prakashan, in 1988 also took charge of one of the major Hindi publications Radhakrishna Prakashan and in 1994, he became the Managing Director of the most prestigious publication institute of Hindi…

“Sandeep is a passionate educator. He is one of those individuals who have dedicated his life to making the greatest impact on the greatest number of people.” William Nanda Bissell, Chairman of the Board, Fabindia. Sandeep focuses on school transformation with an emphasis on culture as a service. With over 30 years of experience has empowered…

Rasheed Kidwai is an Indian journalist, author and political analyst. Kidwai did his graduation from St Stephen’s College, Delhi followed by master’s in mass communication research from University of Leicester where had gone on a fellowship given by British and Commonwealth Office, UK. He is a visiting Fellow with the Observer Research Foundation. He is…

Rishabh C. Kothari is an entrepreneur by profession and a Heartfulness Meditation Trainer by passion. As CEO of CKC Fragrances (www.ckcfragrances.com), a leading manufacturer of fragrances for industrial applications, his craft is an interesting mix of science and creativity which extends to his interests and personality as well. He is very active in social as…

Meera Johri heads the 108 year old publishing house, Rajpal & Sons. She has an experience of over 25 years in the publishing industry. While she keeps alive the legacy of publishing classic literary works at Rajpal & Sons, she is discovering and launching new authors across different genres in Hindi and English. She is…

Yatish Kumar has made a special creative presence in the literary world in the last few years. His poetic reviews on popular novels, stories and travelogues have particularly attracted the attention of readers. His poems and memoir have been published in most of the reputed magazines namely ‘Naya Gyanodaya’, ‘Hans’, ‘Aha! Zindagi’, ‘Sanmarg’, ‘Prabhat Khabar’…

An award-winning senior publishing professional, Lipika Bhushan heads MarketMyBook, a leading publicity and digital marketing agency for writers and publishers. She founded MarketMyBook in 2013 after heading Marketing at HarperCollins India for about 7 years. MarketMyBook has serviced some of the leading publishers and writers in the world since its inception. Lipika contributes as an…