Speakers 2016 Edition

Sathya Saran

Sathya Saran

Journalist & Biographer

Sathya Saran is a senior journalist...

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Dr. Rakshanda Jalil

Dr. Rakhshanda Jalil

Writer, Critic & Literary Historian

Dr Rakhshanda Jalil is a writer, critic...

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Radha Chakravarty

Radha Chakravarty

Writer, Critic & Translator

Radha Chakravarty is a writer, critic...

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Amish Tripathi

Amish Tripathi

Writer

Described as ‘India’s first literary...

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Nirupama Dutt

Nirupama Dutt

Poet, Journalist & Translator

Nirupama Dutt is a poet, journalist...

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Maharaj Krishna Raina

M K Raina

Theatre Actor, Director & Activist

M.K. Raina is a well-known theatre...

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Dr. Manjiri Prabhu

Manjiri Prabhu

Writer, Film Maker & Director, PILF

Dr. Manjiri Prabhu is a Pune-based...

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Surender Mohan Pathak

Surender Mohan Pathak

Crime Fiction Writer

Surender Mohan Pathak is consi...

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Jerry Pinto

Jerry Pinto

Writer

Jerry Pinto is a writer and translator...

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Maya Mirchandani

Maya Mirchandani

Journalist

Maya Mirchandani is Senior Editor...

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Deepak Rawat

Deepak Rawat

District Magistrate, Nainital

Born and bought up in Mussoorie...

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Siddhartha Gigoo

Siddhartha Gigoo

Writer & Film Maker

Siddhartha Gigoo’s books are The...

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Priyanka Chaturvedi

Priyanka Chaturvedi

Indian Politician & Spokesperson, INC

Priyanka Chaturvedi is the National...

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Anantha Padmanabhan

Ananth Padmanabhan

Publisher

Anantha Padmanabhan is a Dog lover...

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Yatindra Mishra

Yatindra Mishra

Poet & Writer

An award-winning poet, editor, music...

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Ravi Subramanian

Ravi Subramanian

Writer

Ravi Subramanian, an alumnus of IIM...

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Hindol Sengupta

Hindol Sengupta

Writer

Hindol Sengupta is an award win...

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Panini Anand

Panini Anand

Journalist, Poet, Singer & Cook

Panini Anand is an activist and...

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Urmila Pawar

Urmila Pawar

Writer

Born in the small village in Ratnagiri...

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Nalin Mehta

Nalin Mehta

Journalist & Writer

Nalin Mehta is a leading Indian social...

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Mayank Shekhar

Mayank Shekhar

Film Critic & Writer

Mayank Shekhar is a broadcaster...

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Nupur Sharma

Nupur Sharma

Advocate & Member, BJP

Ms. Nupur Sharma is one of the...

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Aditi Maheshwari

Aditi Maheshwari

Publisher

Aditi Maheshwari holds Master's...

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Kiran Manral

Kiran Manral

Former Journalist & Writer

Kiran Manral was a journalist with...

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Rishi Suri

Rishi Suri

Senior Editor, The Daily Milap

Rishi Suri is a senior editor covering...

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Saif Mahmood

Dr. Saif Mahmood

Lawyer, Urdu Afficiando & Poet

Saif Mahmood is a New Delhi-based...

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Sujata Parashar

Sujata Parashar

Novelist, poet, Short story Writer & Activist

Sujata is a novelist, poet, short story...

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Sumant Batra

Sumant Batra

Lawyer & Cultural Personality

A lawyer of international repute...

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Rana Ayyub

Rana Ayyub

Journalist & Writer

Rana ayyub, 33 is a political affairs...

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Akshay Manwani

Akshay Manwani

Biographer & Columnist

Akshay Manwani turned to freelance...

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Anu Singh Choudhary

Anu Singh Choudhary

Journalist, Writer & Documentary Film Maker

Co-Founder of Dopamine Media and...

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Mohsin Sayeed

Mohsin Sayeed

Fashion Designer, Activist & Critic
Shinie Antony

Shinie Antony

Short Fiction Writer

Shinie Antony is a short story writer...

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Tuhin Sinha

Tuhin Sinha

Writer

Tuhin A. Sinha is among the best...

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Neeraj Kumar

Neeraj Kumar

Former Commissioner of Police Delhi

Neeraj Kumar is a 1976 batch IPS...

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Vidya Shah

Vidya Shah

Indian Singer, Musician, Social Activist & Writer

VIDYA SHAH is a composer, musician...

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Pankaj Dubey

Pankaj Dubey

Film Director & Screen Play Writer

Pankaj Dubey is a Bestselling Penguin...

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Dinesh Trivedi

Dinesh Trivedi

Member of Parliament

Illustrious and articulate, Dinesh...

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Rakhee Bakshee

Rakhee Bakshee

TV Anchor

Rakhee Bakshee is a broadcasting...

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Santosh Desai

Santosh Desai

Columnist & Writer

MD & CEO of Futurebrands India...

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Vishwesh Desai

Vishwesh Desai

Writer

Vishwesh Desai is a 15-year-old with...

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Shahid Siddiqui

Shahid Siddiqui

Journalist & Former Member, Rajya Sabha

Shahid Siddiqui , opened his eyes in...

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Abhay Kumar Dubey

Abhay Kumar Dubey

Writer, Scholar, Translator & Editor

A social science scholar, translator...

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Binod Chaudhary

Dr. Binod Chaudhary

Businessman & Writer

Dr Binod Chaudhary is a Nepalese...

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Ali Akbar Natiq

Ali Akbar Natiq

Poet & Writer

Ali Akbar Natiq was born in a village...

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T M Krishna

T M Krishna

Carnatic vocalist, Author, Public Speaker & Writer on human choices, dilemmas & concerns, Recipient, Magsaysay Award 2016
Dr. Asif Farrukhi

Dr. Asif Farrukhi

Editor, Translator & Writer

Fiction-writer, critic and translator...

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Sudeep Sen

Sudeep Sen

Poet & Editor

Sudeep Sen’s prize-winning books...

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Shelly Bhoil

Shelly Bhoil

Poet & Writer

Shelly Bhoil is a Brazil-based acad...

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Dr. Abhishek Manu Singhvi

Dr. Abhishek Manu Singhvi

Member of Parliament

Dr. Abhishek Manu Singhvi is an...

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Hartman De Souza

Hartman de Souza

Writer

Hartman de Souza has a varied...

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Maheep Singh

Maheep Singh

Stand Up Comedian

A humorist, writer, lyricist, stand-up...

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Anant Vijay

Anant Vijay

Journalist

More than two decades of journalistic...

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Bhupendra Chaubey

Bhupendra Chaubey

Journalist

Bhupendra Chaubey started his...

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Justice A K Sikri

Justice A K Sikri

Judge, Supreme Court of India

Justice Arjan Kumar Sikri is a judge...

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Mona Verma

Mona Verma

Poet & Writer

Mona Verma is a writer based in...

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Neeraj Jain

Neeraj Jain

Publisher

Born and brought up in Delhi, Neeraj...

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Piyush Jha

Piyush Jha

Film Director, Screen Play Writer & Novelist

Piyush Jha is an acclaimed film dire...

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Shubhra Gupta

Shubhra Gupta

Film Critic

Shubhra Gupta is film critic and...

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Sunil Alagh

Sunil Alagh

Business Executive

Sunil Kumar Alagh is the Founder and...

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Tarun Thakral

Tarun Thakral

Hotelier, Founder & Managing Trustee, Heritage Transportation Trust

With a background and career in...

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Vivek Agrawal

Vivek Agrawal

Journalist

VIVEK AGRAWAL, a journalist with...

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Gautam Chintamani

Gautam Chintamani

Film Critic & Writer

Gautam Chintamani is a born cinep...

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Dushyant Parasher

Dushyant Parasher

Photographer & Adventurer

A Delhi College of Art 1972 graduate...

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Gunjan Veda

Gunjan Veda

Writer & Founder-Director of India Reads

Gunjan Veda is a writer, public policy...

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Koral Dasgupta

Koral Dasgupta

Columnist & Writer

Koral is an author, academic...

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Vinay Sitapati

Vinay Sitapati

Political Scientist, Journalist & Lawyer

Vinay Sitapati is a political scientist...

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Yasser Usman

Yasser Usman

Journalist, Film Critic & Writer

YASSER USMAN is a television...

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Daleep Akoi

Daleep Akoi

Theatre Actor, Former Journalist & Owner. JJR

Daleep began his career as a writer...

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Abha Iyengar

Abha Iyengar

Writer, Poet & Creative Writing Instructor

Abha Iyengar is an award winning...

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Ajay Mago

Ajay Mago

Publisher

Armed with an MBA from UCLA, and...

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Anjana Basu

Anjana Basu

Writer

Born in Allahabad and schooled in...

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Anuj Bahri

Anuj Bahri

Bookseller, Publisher & Literary Agent

A graduate in commerce from the...

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Anup Sah

Anup Sah

Photographer & Mountaineer

A self-taught photographer and...

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Aseem Chhabra

Aseem Chhabra

Columnist & Writer

Aseem Chhabra is a freelance writer...

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Prof. Ashalata Kamble

Prof. Ashalata Kamble

Activist, Academician & Writer

Activist and well known writer Asha...

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Dipa Chaudhuri

Dipa Chaudhuri

Publisher

With an M.Phil. in French Literature...

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Dr. Aman Hingorani

Dr. Aman M Hingorani

Academician, Lawyer & Writer

Dr. Aman Hingorani is a practising...

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Sabyn Javeri

Dr. Sabyn Javeri

Short Story Writer & Novelist

Sabyn Javeri is an award winning...

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Dr. Shivani Chaturvedi

Dr. Shivani Chaturvedi

Gynaecologist, Columnist & Founder, Agra Book Club

Dr. Shivani Chaturvedi is a Lapar...

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Geet Chaturvedi

Geet Chaturvedi

Hindi Poet & Novelist

Geet is a Hindi poet and novelist. He...

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Gurcharan Das

Gurcharan Das

Economist & Writer

Gurcharan Das is the author of India...

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Hridayesh Joshi

Hridayesh Joshi

Journalist & Writer

Hridayesh Joshi started his career as...

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Kanchana Banerjee

Kanchana Banerjee

Writer

After writing for various publications...

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K K Mohammed

K K Muhammed

Archeaologist & Historian

Shri Muhammed K.K, retired from the...

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Nishtha Satyam

Nishtha Satyam

Head, Strategic Partnerships, Policy Impact & PR, UN Women

Nishtha Satyam heads Strategic...

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Poonam Saxena

Poonam Saxena

Journalist & Editor

Poonam Saxena went to school and...

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Rashmi Menon

Rashmi Menon

Publisher

Rashmi Menon has been part of the...

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Satyarth Nayak

Satyarth Nayak

Crime Fiction Writer

Satyarth Nayak is an author & script...

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Shantanu Chaudhuri

Shantanu Chaudhuri

Publisher

Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri is an editor...

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Swati Rai

Swati Rai

Journalist

Swati Rai is a freelance corporate...

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Vish Dhamija

Vish Dhamija

Crime Fiction Writer

Vish Dhamija is a marketer, classic car...

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Swati Rai

Kulpreet Yadav

Writer

Kulpreet Yadav is a bestselling...

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Fazal-Rashid

Fazal Rashid

Dastango

Fazal studied History in college. A...

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Fouzia

Fouzia

Dastango

Fouzia grew up in the streets of...

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Rashmi-Agarwal

Rashmi Agarwal

Sufi & Ghazal Singer

RASHMI AGARWAL is a versatile...

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Tarun-Vijay

Tarun Vijay

Film Maker, Poet, Photographer & Writer

Author, film maker, poet and...

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Rabi-Thapa

Rabi Thapa

Writer & Editor

Rabi Thapa is a writer and editor...

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Rishi-Nigam

Rishu Nigam

Manager-Visual Media, Film and Television Unit of TERI

Rishu Nigam is a documentary film...

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Ravindra-Singh

Ravinder Singh

Writer

Ravinder Singh is the bestselling...

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Priyanka-Sinha-Jha

Priyanka Sinha Jha

Editor

Priyanka Sinha Jha is a journalist...

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Antara-Ganguli

Antara Ganguli

Writer

Born in Kolkata, Antara Ganguli grew...

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Vikramjit-Singh

Vikramjit Singh Rooprai

Heritage Activist

Vikramjit Singh Rooprai is a Heritage...

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Saransh-Sugandh

Saransh Sugandh

Film maker & Writer
Amrit-Gangar

Amrit Gangar

Scholar, Critic & Writer

Amrit Gangar is a Mumbai-based...

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Josy Joseph

Josy Joseph

Journalist & Writer

Josy Joseph is the author of the just...

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Rahul Bhatt

Rahul Bhatt

Scientist & Writer

Rahul Bhatt is a Scientist by profe...

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Rahul Bhatt

Smita Bahuguna Agarwal

Poet & Writer

Smita Agarwal belongs to Mussoorie...

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Yossi-Ghinsberg

Yossi Ghinsberg

Writer

Yossi Ghinsberg is an Israeli advent...

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Aditya-Arya

Aditya Arya

Photograher & Collector

Aditya Arya ‘s Journey as a profes...

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Gaurav-Raheja

Dr. Gaurav Raheja

Architect & Academician

Dr. Gaurav Raheja is an Associate...

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Michael Swamy

Michael Swamy

Chef & Writer

Having studied at the prestigious Le...

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James Champion

James Champion

Naturalist, Conservationist & Writer

James Champion is a passionate...

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Rebecca Tavares

Dr. Rebecca Tavares

Ed.D. Representative, Office for India, Bhutan, Maldives & Sri Lanka, UN Women

Rebecca Reichmann Tavares, from...

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Rishabh Raghavan

Rishabh Raghavan

Young India Fellow

After completing his Bachelor’s...

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Ajay Rawat

Ajay Rawat

Historian & Writer

Ajay Rawat is a much respected...

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Bharati S Pradhan

Bharathi S Pradhan

Film Critic & Writer

Columnist, Critic & Author Bharathi...

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Jean Echenoz

Jean Echenoz

Writer

Jean Echenoz was born in Orange...

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Maria Goretti

Maria Goretti

Former VJ & Writer

Maria Goretti is a popular MTV...

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Shatrughan Sinha

Shatrughan Sinha

Film Actor & Politician

Shatrughan Sinha is an Indian film...

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Sanjay Paswan

Dr. Sanjay Paswan

Former Cabinet Minister & Writer

Dr. Sanjay Paswan is former Central...

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Ravi Singh

Ravi Singh

Publisher
Sanjay Hegde

Sanjay Hegde

Senior Advocate

Sanjay Hegde, the reputed Senior...

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Sanjay Pandey

Sanjay Pandey

Journalist & Content Creator

Sanjay Pandey is the founder of...

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Ravi kant

Ravi Kant

Academician & Cinema Historian

Ravikant is a bilingual historian, writer...

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Rajshekhar

Raj Shekhar

Lyricist

Raj Shekhar is a Hindi film lyricist who...

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Faiza Khan

Faiza S Khan

Publisher

Faiza S Khan is the Editorial Director...

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Pavan Varma

Pavan K Varma

Member of Parliament

A versatile and multi-faceted...

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Dr. Kavita Pania

Dr. Kavita Pania

Poet

Dr. Kavita Pania, M.Phil, Ph.D (Hindi)...

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Apurv Kumar Mishra

Apurv Kumar Mishra

Young India Fellow

Apurv Kumar Mishra is currently the...

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Dr. Krishan Kant Paul

HE Krishan Kant Paul

Governor, Uttarakhand

HE Dr. Krishna Kant Paul is the 6th...

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Deep Belwal

Deep Belwal

Patron, Oldest Family of Dhela

Born in Ramnagar, Deep Chandra...

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Deep Belwal

Vikram Sampath

Historian

Bangalore based historian Vikram...

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