Speakers Fourth Edition - Kashmir

Siddhartha Gigoo

Siddhartha Gigoo

Writer and Film Maker

Siddhartha Gigoo is a Commonwealth Prize-winning author. In 2015, he won the Commonwealth Short Story Prize...

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Kiran Manral

Kiran Manral

Former Journalist and Writer

Kiran Manral is a writer and major social media influencer. After quitting her full-time journalist’s...

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Sumant Batra

Sumant Batra

Lawyer, Author and Founder -Kumaon Literary Festival

An insolvency lawyer of international repute, social commentator...

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Anu Singh Choudhary

Anu Singh Choudhary

Journalist, Writer & Documentary Film Maker

Anu Singh Choudhary, a celebrated author in Hindi, is also an accomplished screenwriter...

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Anant Vijay

Anant Vijay

Senior Journalist and Author

Anant Vijay is a National Award winning Journalist and Author. Presently working with Dainik Jagran...

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Ashwin Sanghi

Ashwin Sanghi

Author

Ashwin Sanghi ranks among India’s highest selling English fiction authors. He has written several bestsellers...

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Khushboo Mattoo

Khushboo Mattoo

Consulting Editor, Network18 Group

Khushboo Mattoo - Khushboo Mattoo is a Consulting Editor/Columnist with Network18. ...

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Jai Arjun Singh

Jai Arjun Singh

Author, Columnist and Film Critic

Jai Arjun Singh is an independent writer and critic. His books include The World of Hrishikesh Mukherjee...

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Pawan Jha

Pavan Jha

Film Historian

Pavan Jha is a technology consultant, an avid film buff, archivist and film historian...

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Bhawana Somaaya

Bhawana Somaaya

Senior Film Journalist & Author

Bhawana Somaaya has been a film critic for more than forty years and has contributed columns to various publications...

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Sanjay Raina

Sanjay Raina

Celebrity Chef

Sanjay Raina is a celebrated alumnus of the premier hotel school of India, Institute of Hotel Management...

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Danish Manzoor Bhat

Danish Manzoor Bhat

Editorial Director(Asia), International Business Times

Danish Manzoor is the youngest ever to hold the position of Editorial Director at the International Business Times...

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Arhan Bagati

Arhan Bagati

Founder, KYARI

A Kashmiri Pandit by birth, Arhan is the founder of and driving force behind KYARI...

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Aditya Raj Kaul

Aditya Raj Kaul

Executive Editor, TV9 Network

Aditya Raj Kaul is a well-known Indian journalist with over 14 years work experience in...

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Niyati Bhat

Niyati Bhat

Film Scholar, Writer and Editor

Niyati Bhat is a culture writer and editor of Kashmiri origin from New Delhi. She is a PhD Candidate...

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Nirupama Kotru

Nirupama Kotru

Senior Civil Servent, Writer, Singer and Cultural Commentor

Nirupama Kotru is an officer of the Indian Revenue Service ...

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Yatindra Mohan Mishra

Yatindra Mohan Mishra

Author, Film Historian and Musicologist

Yatindra Mishra is a celebrated Hindi poet, music and cinema scholar...

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Anirudha Bhattacharjee

Anirudha Bhattacharjee

National Award & MAMI award winning author

Anirudha is a SAP consultant by profession and a musician by passion. A huge fan of Kishore Kumar...

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Jameel Gulrays

Jameel Gulrays

Founder, Katha Kathan

Friends know of him as an Urdu connoisseur, writer and shayar...

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Ajay Raina

Ajay Raina

Award Winning Filmmaker, Writer, and Educator

His recent film, Mout`e Rang (At the moment of death - 81 mins. 2022) chronicles the process of extinction of the remaining...

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Manisha Mohan Puri

Manisha Mohan Puri

Author and Former Captain, Air India

Captain Manisha Mohan Puri’s journey into aviation started way back in 1986 when she got a scholarship for 60 hours of free flying ...

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Neerja Mattoo

Neerja Mattoo

Author

Neerja Mattoo taught English in the Government College for Women, Srinagar for nearly four decades...

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Tejas Vijay Deoskar

Tejas Vijay Deoskar

Actor, Writer and Director

Tejas Prabha Vijay Deoskar is an actor, writer and film director of Marathi and Hindi films. Tejas has over 16 years of experience...

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Tsering Gurmat

Tsering Gurmat

Sculptor

He was born in Kungyam village, 100 kms from Leh, pursued Bachelor in Fine Arts from Jammu University...

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Tamana Slathia

Tamana Slathia

Founder, Daffodils Project and Peacebuilder

Tamana Slathia is a trained Peacebuilder, gender equality activist, and storyteller from the border region of Jammu & Kashmir...

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Rahul Mittra

Rahul Mittra

Award-winning filmmaker and Former Times of India journalist

Award-winning filmmaker/actor & branding expert Rahul Mittra'- Former Times of India journalist...

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Manpreet Kour

Manpreet Kour

Writer

Manpreet Kour is a young budding Sikh writer and a social activist from the valley of Kashmir...

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Mona Verma

Mona Verma

Author

Mona Verma is an award-winning author of 8 books and over a dozen anthologies which are subject of thesis...

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Dr Sachchidanand Joshi

Dr Sachchidanand Joshi

Member Secretary, the Executive and Adademic Head of Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA)

Sachchidanand Joshi, Member Secretary, the Executive and Academic Head...

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Manoj Sinha

Manoj Sinha

Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir

Manoj Sinha is an Indian politician. He has a B.Tech and M.Tech degree in Civil Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology...

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Saleem Beg

Saleem Beg

Convener, INTACH (J&K Chapter)

Saleem Beg is an Indian art conservator, historian and columnist. He is working to conserve / preserve the artworks, architecture, archaeology...

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Koral Dasgupta

Koral Dasgupta

Founder, TellMeYourStory and Author

Koral has published an eclectic range of books from academic non fiction to relationship dramas. Her stories explore the inherent nature...

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Asha Batra

Asha Batra

Co-founder, Kumaon Literary Festival, Cinemaazi and Te Aroha, Lawyer

Asha is the co-founder of Indian Cinema Heritage Foundation...

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Divya Dutta

Divya Dutta

Actor and Writer

Divya Dutta is an actor, author and now a poet too. The talented actor ...

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Shankar Iyer

Shankar Iyer

Co-Founder, Nostalgiaana

SShankar has been an enthusiastic music listener ...

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Rahul Rawail

Rahul Rawail

Film Director and Writer

Son of veteran film director H.S. Rawail, Rahul Rawail was born on 4 April 1951. He started his film journey ...

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Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri

Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri

Publisher

Shantanu Ray Chaudhuri is an editor...

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Bibek Debroy

Dr. Bibek Debroy

Chairman, Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister of India

Padam Shri Dr.Bibek Debroy is a permanent member of NITI Aayog...

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Balaji Ramachandran

Balaji Ramachandran

Co-Founder, Nostalgiaana

Co-Founder of Nostalgiaana, Film music has been...

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