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.
19th February 2014
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Hemu Aggrawal
Authors' Corner 'CONVERSATIONS' (Hall 12)

Organiser: Prabhat Prakashan
Hemu Agrawal is the author of the popular book Secrets of Winning Every Time, which targets the personal growth and success formula for every reader to climb the ladder of achievement and realise one’s goal.
19th February 2014
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Vimal Kumar
Authors' Corner 'REFLECTIONS' (Hall 10-11)

Organiser: Diamond Pocket Books
Vimal Kumar is currently employed with the Network18 Group and works primarily with IBN-7 (Hindi) and also contributes to CNN-IBN (English). Born and brought up in Dumka (Jharkhand), Vimal learned his trade at the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC), Delhi. He has since worked for the TV Today Network (Aaj Tak/Headlines Today) and Network18 (IBN7/CNN-IBN) as a sports journalist. Besides being the deputy sports editor for IBN7, Vimal is a very passionate cricket writer and loves writing in both English and Hindi. He is also a guest lecturer at IIMC, Delhi and Manav Rachna University in Faridabad. Over the years, he has contributed articles to magazines, newspapers as well as websites.
19th February 2014
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Satish Georgy Kashyap
Authors' Corner 'CONVERSATIONS' (Hall 12)

Organiser: Vitasta Publishing Pvt Ltd
Satish Georgy Kashyap is an unassuming person, taking life as it comes, interacting with people with diverse backgrounds in their own language, sharing their beliefs and yet staying detached, a keen observer of people's hopes and aspirations, plans and actions. Widely travelled, he is also a painter and a performing artiste. An avid student of human nature, he deconstructs the human psyche in order to bring to the surface the world-wide cancerous urge to exploit fellow human beings for one's own self-advancement. His recent book is titled Holy Smoke It's a GOD MAN.
19th February 2014
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Suresh Kohli
Authors' Corner 'REFLECTIONS' (Hall 10-11)

Organiser: Om Books International
Suresh Kohli is a poet, novelist, literary critic, translator and documentary filmmaker who is passionate about literature. He has eighteen published books to his credit, including four volumes of poetry, a novel and a coffee-table book. He has written extensively on cinema.
19th February 2014
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Mariam Karim, Noor Zaheer and Satbir Chadhha
Authors' Corner 'CONVERSATIONS' (Hall 12)

Organiser: Vitasta Publishing Pvt Ltd
Novelist, playwright and children’s writer Mariam Karim has travelled widely and brings the flavour of her travels both within the country and outside, into her writing. Her books and plays have been nominated for International and Indian awards. Her recent book is titled The Street of Mists, My Little Boat. Noor Zaheer is a researcher and social worker. Apart from actively participating in research work, Noor Zaheer has written the Delhi Hindi Academy Award winning book Mere Hisse ki Roshnai. Recipient of Senior Fellowship from the Department of Culture, and the Times Fellowship, Noor is at present working on the Buddhist Monasteries of Himachal Pradesh, documenting the oral traditions and the performing arts of the Lama tradition. Her most acclaimed book is titled My God is Woman. Satbir Chadda was born in Nainital to a business family of devout Sikhs. The family home was in Haldwani in the foothills. She completed schooling from the St. Teresa's Convent High School, Bombay and joined Sophia College in Bombay to study Humanities. During a short stint of doing business independently, her firm did designing for many advertising agencies. For God Loves Foolish People is her first book.
19th February 2014
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Ishita Agarwal
Authors' Corner 'REFLECTIONS' (Hall 10-11)

Organiser: Om Books International
Ishita Agarwal was born in Panchkula and has lived in a number of cities before returning close to her birthplace, Chandigarh, where she is currently studying. Apart from closed flying contraptions, she is terrified of dogs. Her writing influences include John Green, Meg Cabot and Louise Rennison. She hopes that, in the years to come, Indian teenagers will have access to a wider range of books they can identify with. Lieable is Ishita’s first published work.
19th February 2014
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Tabrik C and Shazia Ilmi
Authors' Corner 'CONVERSATIONS' (Hall 12)

Organiser: Hachette
Tabrik C is a political enthusiast, perfumer and internet entrepreneur. His special interest lies in observing, analyzing, predicting and debating the rise and fall of political personalities and their influence on the destiny of nations and individuals. His first novel Prisoner, Jailor, Prime Minister raises some relevant issues through the medium of fiction. Shazia Ilmi is an Indian politician and social activist. She was previously a television journalist and anchor at Star News. She was a spokesperson for the India against Corruption movement led by Anna Hazare. She is presently a National executive member of the Aam Aadmi Party.
19th February 2014
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Manoj Mitta and H S Phoolka
Authors' Corner 'CONVERSATIONS' (Hall 12)

Organiser: Roli Books
Manoj Mitta is a journalist who casts a critical eye on India's record on the rule of law, human rights and judicial accountability. A law graduate from Hyderabad, he is a Senior Editor with The Times of India, and has worked earlier with The Indian Express and India Today. Harvinder Singh Phoolka has spearheaded the long-drawn-out campaign for justice to the victims of the 1984 carnage. A senior advocate practising in Delhi, he has been a designated counsel for the central government, the Punjab government and the Election Commission of India.