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.
22nd February 2014
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Sangita Menon
Authors' Corner 'CONVERSATIONS' (Hall 12)

Organiser: HarperCollins Publishers
Sangita P Menon Malhan worked as a journalist with The Times of India, Delhi Mid-Day and The Statesman before turning to creative writing. She has published Rastapherian’s Tales, a book of short stories for children and a collection of poems in Urdu, Nusrat-e-Gham. Formerly a private pilot, she is fond of languages and teaches French.
22nd February 2014
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Rashmi Bansal
Authors' Corner 'REFLECTIONS' (Hall 10-11)

Organiser: Amazon
Rashmi Bansal is an author and entrepreneur. With an Economics degree from Sophia College, she pursued her MBA from IIM-Ahmedabad. Rashmi has written columns for Business World and Rediff.com, and was a Consulting Editor with Bloomberg UTV. She has also been a guest lecturer at IIM-Bangalore, S. P. Jain Institute of Management & Research, IIM-Ahmedabad, and ISB. She works as a consultant with youth research firms like Flamingo Research, and The Futures Company, London. Her books include Poor Little Rich Slum, I Have A Dream, Connect The Dots, and Follow Every Rainbow.
22nd February 2014
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Avijit Ghosh
Authors' Corner 'CONVERSATIONS' (Hall 12)

Organiser: Westland Books
Avijit Ghosh graduated in history from St Xavier’s College, Ranchi. A journalist for the past two decades, he has worked with the Press Trust of India, The Pioneer, The Telegraph and is currently a senior editor with The Times of India. He was also a visiting fellow at Center for the Advanced Study of India at the University of Pennsylvania. He is author of Bandicoots in the Moonlight, and Cinema Bhojpuri, which earned him a National Award for Best Writing on Cinema. His third book 40 Retakes takes a journey through forty compelling Hindi movies that have been largely forgotten.
22nd February 2014
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Nita Berry, Nilima Sinha and Girija Rani Asthana
Authors' Corner 'REFLECTIONS' (Hall 10-11)

Organiser: Vishv Books
Author, editor and freelance journalist, Nita Berry writes short stories, activity books, historical biographies and non-¬fiction for children of all ages. She has won the Shankar’s Medal for The Story of Time, from CBT. She represented India at several international conferences and workshops and has been a member of NCERT’s Textbook Development Committee for the English primary textbooks. Nilima Sinha is an acclaimed author of children’s books in India, writing both in Hindi and English. Presently, Nilima is the President, Association of Writers and Illustrators for Children (AWIC), the Indian Section of the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY). Red Blooms in the Forest is her first book for adults. Girija Rani Asthana has been writing for children for the last twenty-five years both in English and Hindi. Girija has won the Hindi Academy Award for her Hindi book Dushmani Se Dosti Tak, in 1993. Involved with the AWIC Library Project for the last two decades, she conducts workshops for librarians, teachers and parents to promote reading habit among children.
22nd February 2014
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Ajit Balakrishnan and Hindol Sengupta
Authors' Corner 'CONVERSATIONS' (Hall 12)

Organiser: Pan Macmillan
Ajit Balakrishnan is the founder and CEO of rediff.com. He is a graduate of the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, where he is presently Chairman of the Board of Governors. He has written The Wave Rider. Hindol Sengupta is senior editor for the Indian edition of the Fortune magazine. He was voted by the global ideas platform IdeaMensch on its 2011 list of 33 Entrepreneurs Who Make the World a Better Place.
22nd February 2014
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Kunal Kapoor
Authors' Corner 'REFLECTIONS' (Hall 10-11)

Organiser: Random House
Kunal Kapur is one of the most celebrated faces of Indian cuisine today. He is an extraordinary chef, TV host, winner of several culinary awards, and now a celebrated author. His first cook book A Chef in Every Home is going to hit the stores very soon. From simple bruschettas and delectable hummus to warm calzones and dal makhnis, Kunal has a recipe for every mood and moment. A Chef in Every Home is sure to make cooking an enjoyable and valuable experience.
22nd February 2014
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Ravi Venkatesan
Authors' Corner 'CONVERSATIONS' (Hall 12)

Organiser: Amazon
Ravi Venkatesan is the former Chairman of Microsoft India and currently Chairman of Social Venture Partners India. He is also a Venture Partner at Unitus Seed Fund and a director on the boards of AB Volvo and Infosys Ltd. Ravi has a BS in Engineering from IIT Bombay, an MS from Purdue University, and a MBA from Harvard Business School where he was a Baker Scholar. He is a recipient of the IIT Bombay’s Distinguished Alumnus Award and Purdue University's Distinguished Engineering Alumnus Award. Ravi is the author of a newly released and critically acclaimed book Conquering the Chaos: Win in India, Win Everywhere.
22nd February 2014
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Preeti Chabbra, Ritu Arora and Subhash Manchanda
Authors' Corner 'REFLECTIONS' (Hall 10-11)

Organiser: NBT India and Sir Ganga Ram Hospital
Dr Subhash Manchanda is the Senior Consultant, Department of Cardiology at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, New Delhi. His area of specialization is Yoga. Dr Ritu Arora is a young dynamic homoeopathic physician, practising homeopathy for the last 21yrs. She has her own clinic. Dr Preeti Chhabra is Consultant, Department of Ayurveda, at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital. Her area of specialization is Ayurveda.
22nd February 2014
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Maneesha Taneja
Authors' Corner 'REFLECTIONS' (Hall 10-11)

Organiser: HarperCollins Publishers
Maneesha Taneja is an Assistant Professor with University od Delhi. She has recently translated a book written by Arvind Kejriwal titled Swaraj.
22nd February 2014
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Rukmini Bhayanar
Authors' Corner 'CONVERSATIONS' (Hall 12)

Organiser: HarperCollins Publishers
Rukmini Bhaya Nair is Professor of Linguistics and English at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. She has been the recipient of many awards and authored several academic books. She has also published three volumes of poetry and her poems have been widely anthologized and translated into languages such as Chinese, Swedish, Italian and Macedonian.