Authors' Corner

Writing in English and other Indian languages, are today transforming India’s literary landscape, with Indian writers commanding global attention and interest. More than 500 authors, established and emerging, in over 300 sessions — conversing, reflecting and interacting with their readers.
15th February 2014
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Anupama Chopra
Authors' Corner 'REFLECTIONS' (Hall 10-11)

Organiser: Om Books International
Anupama Chopra has been writing on films, particularly Bollywood, for nearly two decades now. Her work has been published in leading publications such as India Today, The New York Times, The LA Times and Vogue India. From 2007‒2011, she scripted and anchored a weekly television show for NDTV 24/7. She has also written three books on Bollywood. The first, Sholay: The Making of a Classic, won the coveted National award for Best Book on Cinema in 2001. Her fourth book, First Day, First Show, a compilation of her work in print and television, was published in May 2011.
15th February 2014
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Christopher C Doyle
Authors' Corner 'REFLECTIONS' (Hall 10-11)

Organiser: Om Books International
Christopher is the author of the bestseller The Mahabharata Secret. He has written articles on management and business for several publications, and is regularly invited to speak at conferences. He worked with leading multinationals before setting up a strategic consultancy in India in partnership with a US-based firm. He is also a certified Executive Coach and works with senior executives to help them achieve better results in the workplace. Work aside, Christopher is a musician and lives his passion for music through his band called ‘Mid Life Crisis’ which plays classic rock.
15th February 2014
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Hindol Sengupa and Ashutosh
Authors' Corner 'CONVERSATIONS' (Hall 12)

Organiser: HarperCollins Publishers
Hindol Sengupta is senior editor for the Indian edition of the Fortune magazine where he writes on public policy, politics and business. He runs India’s only open government foundation, the Whypoll Trust, which has worked with the United Nations Millennium Campaign and UNICEF. He is the author of The Liberals, which dealt with living through India’s economic liberalization.He was voted by the global ideas platform IdeaMensch on its 2011 list of 33 Entrepreneurs Who Make the World a Better Place. Ashutosh is one of Hindi journalism’s best-known faces. He was managing editor at IBN7 and was an important member of the original Aaj Tak team, which revolutionized TV news.
15th February 2014
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

K S Subramanian
Authors' Corner 'REFLECTIONS' (Hall 10-11)

Organiser: Niyogi Books
K S Subramanian is former Director-General, State Institute of Public Administration and Rural Development, Tripura. He is the author of Political Violence and the Police in India, and other books. His recent title Security, Governance, and Democratic Rights: Essays on the North-East is a collection of articles on the north-east of India.
15th February 2014
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Aruna Chakravarti
Authors' Corner 'CONVERSATIONS' (Hall 12)

Organiser: HarperCollins Publishers
Aruna Chakravarti is a well-known academic, writer and translator. She was also the principal of Janki Devi Memorial College, University of Delhi, for ten years. The Inheritors, her first novel, was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize 2004. She has also translated Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay’s Srikanta and Sunil Gangopadhyay’s Those Days and First Light. She is the recipient of several prestigious awards, among them the Vaitalik Award, the Sahitya Akademi Award and the Sarat Puraskar.
15th February 2014
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Karan Verma
Authors' Corner 'REFLECTIONS' (Hall 10-11)

Organiser: Rupa Publications
Karan Verma is a jack of all trades and master of some. A writer, entrepreneur and a prolific public speaker across B-schools, this young lad from Lucknow is a software engineer and a management postgraduate from IMT Ghaziabad. With television shows and a couple of films in his kitty, this debutant author seems all set to reach out for the stars. His first book of fiction Jack & Master is a tale of friendship, passion and glory.
15th February 2014
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Saba Mahmood Bashir
Authors' Corner 'CONVERSATIONS' (Hall 12)

Organiser: HarperCollins Publishers
Saba Mahmood Bashir is a freelance editor based in Delhi. She is a gold medallist in MA, English Literature from Allahabad University and has completed her PhD from IIT Delhi. Her first book, Memory-Past, a collection of poems, was published by Writers Workshop in 2006.
15th February 2014
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Manish Sharma
Authors' Corner 'CONVERSATIONS' (Hall 12)

Organiser: Diamond Pocket Books
Author of the popular title ' Love All', a tale of fiction involving love, hate betrayal and all other human emotions.
15th February 2014
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

O P Singh
Authors' Corner 'REFLECTIONS' (Hall 10-11)

Organiser: Wisdom Tree
O P Singh is presently IG Police posted in Chandigarh. Having worked as the Haryana Sports Director from 2008 to 2012, he has recently published a book titled Say Yes to Sports! The book documents Haryana's emergence as a sporting powerhouse and decodes how sports is a key differentiator for developing countries and their people.