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.
23rd February 2014
11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Abhishek Gupta
Authors' Corner 'CONVERSATIONS' (Hall 12)

Organiser: Konark Publishers
With creativity as his forte, Abhishek is particularly fond of branding. He likes to think of himself as half writer and half marketer. With a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from the International Management Institute, Abhishek also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from the Delhi College of Engineering, University of Delhi. He has worked with Random magazine as a freelance writer, till he realized his true love for writing. Embers of Light and the Sacred Secret is Abhishek’s first work of fiction, which delves into the wonders of science fiction, with some divine secrets and destiny at play.
23rd February 2014
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Azima Rosciano
Authors' Corner 'REFLECTIONS' (Hall 10-11)

Organiser: Diamond Pocket Books
Azima Rosciano is a doctor who studied and worked in Italy. Soon after beginning his career in medicine, he traveled to India. Here he came in touch with Osho and stayed with him until the mystic's death. Transformed by Osho's teaching, Azima returned to Italy only to became country's one the most respected homeopathic doctors. Since then, he has published two books on medicine and two CDs of music therapy.
23rd February 2014
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Tabrik C
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.
23rd February 2014
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Amrinder Bajaj
Authors' Corner 'REFLECTIONS' (Hall 10-11)

Organiser: HarperCollins Publishers
Amrinder Bajaj did her MD in obstetrics and gynaecology from AIIMS. She is currently working as a senior gynaecologist and clinical coordinator at Max Hospital, Pitampura, New Delhi. She has two regular columns in Women’s Era and writes travelogues, short stories, poems and medical articles. She has authored several books too.
23rd February 2014
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Sujit Sanyal
Authors' Corner 'CONVERSATIONS' (Hall 12)

Organiser: NBT India
Sujit Sanyal has been teaching at various B Schools in Kolkata and Delhi for over 20 years, on advertising, creativity and branding. He has contributed to various journals including Pioneer, Indian Express, Economic Times and Statesman. He was also the Chairman, Academic Council, Delhi School of Communications, Delhi. He books Destination: Delhi, and Life in a Rectangle, have met with great response from all readership-segments and has been covered extensively in the media.
23rd February 2014
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Amitabh Bagchi
Authors' Corner 'REFLECTIONS' (Hall 10-11)

Organiser: HarperCollins Publishers
Amitabha Bagchi was born in Delhi and went to school there. The last few years of school was a blur of exams ─ Junior Science Talent Search, National Talent Search, Annual Maths and Physics Olympiads ─ and coaching classes to prepare for those exams. He finally found himself at IIT Delhi in the summer of 1992 thinking that the worst was over. It wasn't. Belying the expectations raised by his uninspiring performance at IIT, Amitabha got his PhD in Computer Science in 2002. Then, after loitering around for a couple of years with the nebulous designation of post-doc, he returned to IIT Delhi where he is currently employed as an assistant professor.
23rd February 2014
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Sarika Giria
Authors' Corner 'CONVERSATIONS' (Hall 12)

Organiser: Prabhat Prakashan
Born in an affluent family from Kolkata, Sarika has published her memoir under the title 'Memories are Forever'. In the book, she has penned her most joyous moments as well as those when she had to suffer pain and sadness in life. 'Memories are Forever' is her first published book.
23rd February 2014
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Ian Cardozo
Authors' Corner 'REFLECTIONS' (Hall 10-11)

Organiser: Roli Books
Major General Ian Cardozo joined the Joint Services Wing which later became the National Defence Academy. He was commissioned at the Indian Military Academy into the 1st Battalion the Fifth Gorkha Rifles (FF) in 1958 and was the first officer of the Army to be awarded the Sena Medal for gallantry on a patrol in NEFA in 1960. Wounded in the battle of Sylhet in Bangladesh in 1971, he overcame the handicap of losing a leg and became the first officer to be approved for command of an Infantry Battalion. He retired in 1993 from his appointment as Chief of Staff of a Corps in the East. Author of The Sinking of INS-Khukri: Survivor’s Stories and Param Vir: Our Heroes in Battle, he has worked with the Spastics Society of Northern India. At present he is working for persons with disability as Chairman of the Rehabilitation Council of India and is the Vice President of the War Wounded Foundation.
23rd February 2014
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Amrinder Singh and Ajay Shukla
Authors' Corner 'CONVERSATIONS' (Hall 12)

Organiser: Roli Books
Amarinder Singh, who is from the royal family of Patiala, was educated at the Doon School. After graduating from the National Defence Academy at Khadakawasla and the Indian Military Academy at Dehradun, later as a member of parliament, he was a member of the Parliamentary Defence Committee. Amarinder Singh spent four terms in the Punjab legislature, once as minister and then as chief minister of Punjab, from 2002 to 2007. He has authored two books: Lest We Forget: The History of Indian Army from 1947-65 and A Ridge Too Far: War in the Kargil Heights 1999. Ajai Shukla, who entered Afghanistan soon after the 9/11 attack, covers defence and security issues for New Delhi Television, a news channel.