Speakers

Maxwell Pereira

Maxwell Pereira is a former police officer with 35 years experience in the elite Indian Police Service (IPS). He is highly sought after as a speaker, panellist and expert on law and legal matters, aspects of safety, policing and security debates on societal issues of public interest. He is a prolific writer, …

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Kuladhar Saikia

Kuladhar Saikia, an officer of Indian Police Service and currently Director General of Police at Guwahati has been involved in issues relating to Community Development and Community Policing. He was awarded with President’s police medals twice for his outstanding contribution to policing. He is the initiator and Nodal officer of Assam …

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H S Shivaprakash

H S Shivaprakash is a Professor of Theatre and Performance Studies at JNU, New Delhi . He has authored 9 books of poems, 15 plays and 3 critical works in Kannada, which are widely discussed, performed and translated into several Indian languages and into English, Spanish, French, Italian German, Polish, Slovak …

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Dr. Landup Dorjee

Dr. Landup Dorjee is the District Cultural Officer/ Special Officer for Cultural Activities of Jammu and Kashmir Cultural Academy, Leh. Dr. Landup Dorjee was born on 3rd of March, 1982.      

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Ashutosh Agnihotri

Ashutosh Agnihotri a civil servant – IAS Officer of 1999 batch. Ashutosh Agnihotri is also a poet and author with three (3) books to his credit.        

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Shrayana Bhattacharya

Shrayana Bhattacharya  was trained in Development Economics at Delhi University and Harvard University. Since 2014, she has worked as an economist researching social policy and labour. Her writing has appeared in India Quarterly, Indian Express, EPW and The Caravan. Her first book, Desperately Seeking Shahrukh, is forthcoming in 2019. An …

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Teesta Guha Sarkar

Teesta Guha Sarkar is Senior Commissioning Editor at Pan Macmillan India, where she publishes across the imprints Picador, Macmillan and Pan. In the past, she has worked with Penguin Random House India, Scholastic India, and Oxford University Press.

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Shamya Dasgupta

Shamya Dasgupta is a sports journalist, currently employed with ESPNcricinfo in Bangalore, where he lives with his wife. He has written extensively on sports in some of the most prominent publications in India and overseas, and contributed chapters to a number of books of essays. He has also authored three books – Bhiwani Junction: …

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PraCh Ly

PraCh, is an internationally renowned, critically acclaimed, award winning artist. His debut album is the first #1 rap album in Cambodia. NEWSWEEK proclaim him as “The First Cambodian Rap Star”. Through masterful lyrics of powerful rap music, his music not only entertains but also educates. His lyric has been published …

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Pankaj Rag

Pankaj Rag is an Indian poet and IAS officer of 1990 batch. He has served as the Commissioner of  Directorate of archaeology, archives and museums, in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, Director-General of National Archives of India, and Director of Film and Television Institute of India, Pune, Maharashtra. Rag was born in Muzaffarpur, Bihar. He graduated in History from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi, and completed …

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