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Museum Culture Development Forum

Tarun Thakral (Chair)

With a background and career in Hospitality and a collection of vintage & classic vehicles, Tarun founded Heritage Transportation Trust (HTT) in 1996, to preserve the rich transport heritage of India. In 2013, HTT...

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Lady Kishwar Desai

Kishwar Desai is an Indian author and columnist. She is the Chair of TAACHT which is working towards setting up a Partition Museum. Her novel, Witness the Night, won the Costa First Novel Award, 2010 in the UK...

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Asha Batra

Asha is the Co-Founder of NHP Centre, a not for profit initiative working in the field of Art, Literature, and Culture. She is also the Co-Founder of Chitrashala, a museum of rare vintage graphics from India...

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Priya Kapoor

Priya began her career in journalism with The Indian Express. During this time she wrote a weekly column on Delhi called Delhi Upclose which was published the city section of the paper, Delhi Newsline. She worked at the...

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Aanchal Malhotra

Aanchal Malhotra is a multidisciplinary artist living in Delhi. She received a MFA in Studio Art from Concordia University in 2015. Her thesis project entitled, 'Remnants of a Separation' is a study of the material remains of the...

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Jerry Pinto (Chair)

Jerry Pinto is a writer and translator based in Mumbai. He is the author of the novel Em and the Big Hoom (winner of the Hindu Literary Prize and the Crossword Book Award for Fiction) and the non-fiction...

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Sumant Batra

He romances with life, lives his dreams and thinks through his heart. An intuitive multi-tasker, thinker and opinion maker, Sumant is a many-faceted person with accomplishments in diverse spheres...

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Women Unlimited Series

Kiran Manral (Chair)

Kiran Manral was a journalist with the leading newspapers in India before she moved out to set up a content supply company during the first dot com boom. An erstwhile blogger, both her blogs were considered...

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Nishtha Satyam (Co-Chair)

Nishtha Satyam heads Strategic Partnerships, Policy Impact and Public Relations for UN Women, the entity of the United Nations that is dedicated to working towards Gender Equality and Woman's Empowerment..

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Shaili Chopra

Shaili Chopra is an award winning broadcast journalist turned entrepreneur. Her empowering startup SheThePeople.TV is India’s first video storytelling platform for women achievers. It is the biggest collection of stories...

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Atiya Zaidi

Atiya Zaidi holds a post graduate degree in English Literature. She has done a Publishing course from Yale University. She is the Publisher with the largest national publisher, Ratna Sagar. She has 26 years of experience..

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Namita Bhandare

Namita Bhandare is a journalist with close to 25 years of reporting experience for various publications including Sunday magazine, India Today magazine, and the daily, The Hindustan Times. She is India’s first consulting editor...

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Dr. Debotri Dhar

Dr. Debotri Dhar was educated in India, the UK and the USA. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the Sri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University, India; a Master’s in Women’s Studies, with distinction, from the University of Oxford...

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Fellows of Nature

Sujata Parashar (Director)

Sujata Parashar is a novelist, poet, short story writer and social activist. She has written seven books so far. Her debut novel, In Pursuit of Infidelity (2009) was a bestseller...

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Living the Heritage

Vikramjit Singh Rooprai (Chair)

Vikramjit Singh Rooprai is a Heritage Activist and Founder of Youth for Heritage Foundation. He developed innovative techniques to spread awareness about history and challenged the traditional way of...

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Kanak Rekha Chauhan (Co-Chair)

She is the Founder, Lucknow Literature Carnival and Secretary of Lucknow Expressions, a society which works for promotion of literature and culture, and is the organising body of Lucknow Literature Carnival...

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Libraries Development Programme

Sumant Batra (Chair)

He romances with life, lives his dreams and thinks through his heart. An intuitive multi-tasker, thinker and opinion maker, Sumant is a many-faceted person with accomplishments in diverse spheres...

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Jerry Pinto (Co-Chair)

Jerry Pinto is a writer and translator based in Mumbai. He is the author of the novel Em and the Big Hoom (winner of the Hindu Literary Prize and the Crossword Book Award for Fiction) and the non-fiction...

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Literary Bhagidari

Abha Iyengar (Chair)

Abha Iyengar is an internationally published freelance writer and poet. Her work has appeared in several anthologies, magazines and literary journals, both in print and online...

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Surabhi Modi Sahai

Surabhi Modi Sahai is an education entrepreneur leading the most successful law test prep brand in the country Clat Possible, a part of Possible Education Pvt Ltd in 9 cities so far...

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Policy Dialogue Forum

Tuhin Sinha (Chair)

Tuhin A. Sinha is among the best-selling authors in India, a columnist and a screenwriter....

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Mehraj Dube

Mehraj Dube is an award winning broadcaster and is currently working in the leadership team at The Statesman Group in New Delhi....

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