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.
21st February 2014
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Nikita Singh
Authors' Corner 'CONVERSATIONS' (Hall 12)

Organiser: Wisdom Tree
Nikita Singh is the bestselling author of six novels, including Love @ Facebook, Accidentally in Love and The Promise. She has co-authored two books with Durjoy Datta, titled If It's Not Forever and Someone Like You. Nikita received a Live India Young Achievers Award in 2013. She is currently based in New Delhi, where she works as a publishing manager at a leading publishing house.
21st February 2014
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Online Bookstores: Death or Future of Publishing Industry
Authors' Corner 'REFLECTIONS' (Hall 10-11)

Organiser: Book Link
Panelists include: Preeti Paul, Director Apeejay Group; Gaurav Sabharwal, Owner ePrakash Solutions Pvt Ltd; Ajay Mago, Director OM Books International; Kaanchan Bugga, Head Marketing & Content Bookadda.com; Santosh Verma, VP, Vikas Publishing Pvt Ltd; and Sandip Sen, Managing Editor of The Indian Printer & Publishers. Moderator: Lipika Bhushan, Marketing Consultant & Columnist of Book Link.
21st February 2014
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Vivek Kaul
Authors' Corner 'CONVERSATIONS' (Hall 12)

Organiser: Sage Publications
Vivek Kaul has worked at senior positions with the Daily News and Analysis (DNA) and The Economic Times. His writings have appeared across various other publications in India, including The Times of India, The Times of India (Crest edition), The Hindu, The Hindu Business Line, The Pioneer, Indian Management, Asian Age, Deccan Chronicle, Forbes India, and Wealth Insight. He has also written regularly for www.rediff.com. Currently, he is a regu­lar columnist for www.firstpost.com and a regular contributor to DNA. His areas of interest are political economy, the international financial crisis, personal finance, marketing and branding, and anything to do with cinema and music.
21st February 2014
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Swami Parthasarathy
Authors' Corner 'CONVERSATIONS' (Hall 12)

Organiser: SSIIMR
Swami Parthasarathy is a world renowned author, eminent spiritual and Vedanta philosopher, and global acclaimed exponent of Spirituality based Management. With MBA and Ph.D. from University of Chicago, he has D.Litt. in Indigenous Management, and six Honorary D.Litt. degrees from several Universities. He has authored 27 books and has about 130 papers to his credit.
21st February 2014
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Aroon Raman and Sangeeta Bahadur
Authors' Corner 'REFLECTIONS' (Hall 10-11)

Organiser: Pan Macmillan
Aroon Raman is a Bengaluru-based entrepreneur and author. His research and innovation company works in the area of materials science and has won critical acclaim for developing scientific talent at the grassroots. His debut novel, a spy thriller, The Shadow Throne, became a national bestseller. The Treasure of Kafur is his second novel. Sangeeta Bahadur is an Indian Foreign Service officer currently posted in London, UK as a senior diplomat and Director of the Nehru Centre. In the course of her twenty-five year career, she has been posted to Spain, Bulgaria, Mexico and Belgium, besides having served in various capacities in the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi, India. Jaal is the first book of her Kaal Trilogy; she is currently working on the second book.
21st February 2014
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Vesna Jacob
Authors' Corner 'REFLECTIONS' (Hall 10-11)

Organiser: Amazon
'Work it out without a Workout' was the debut book of Vesna P Jacob. Ever since she arrived in New Delhi from Bosnia, Vesna has established herself as a premier Pilates, fitness and wellness expert. She runs Vesna's Wellness Clinics and has made appearance on numerous TV channels. Her articles have been published in Hindustan Times, Sananda, Men’s Health and Prevention.
21st February 2014
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Vineet Nayar
Authors' Corner 'CONVERSATIONS' (Hall 12)

Organiser: Amazon
Vineet Nayar is former CEO of HCL Technologies and Founder of Sampark Foundation. He is an acknowledged management visionary and a radical thinker, and is also the author of the highly acclaimed management book, Employees First, Customers Second: Turning Conventional Management Upside Down, published by the Harvard Business Press. Vineet currently serves as a Senior Advisor to the HCL Corporation. Vineet was also recently chosen by Fortune Magazine for its first ever, global “Executive Dream Team” 2012. In 2004, he established the Sampark Foundation, which aims to transform the lives of children, youth, and adults through large scale programs in education, social entrepreneurship, livelihoods, and climate.
21st February 2014
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

A Panel Discussion by Lifi
Authors' Corner 'REFLECTIONS' (Hall 10-11)

Organiser: LiFi Publications
Panelists include Shekhar Trivedi, Prathap Kamath, Archana Pant, Naseer Ahmad Nasir, Bina Biswas, Om Shukla, and Nihar Pradhan.
21st February 2014
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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

Organiser: Sage Publications
Siddhartha Sharma is the Chief Executive Officer of Success Monks Performance Consulting, one of the fastest growing training and performance consulting companies in India. Siddhartha has been studying the subject of “human potential maximization” and his life’s focus now is to share this knowledge with all people around the world so that billions can powerfully transform and improve their lives. Siddhartha is a keynote speaker at world forums, and has also trained and coached professionals from McKinsey & Company, IMRB, Voith GmbH, DSM, IPSOS, HCL, OD Alternatives, EXL Services, QSA Advisory, NICSI, RIICO, and many more corporate houses at Success Monks seminars. He is also the author of 60 Keys to Success.