Speakers

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Amanda Chong 

Amanda Chong is a lawyer trained in Cambridge and Harvard, who writes poems during lunch breaks. Her first collection, Professions, was published in 2016 and shortlisted for the Singapore Literature Prize in 2018. Her poetry has been engraved on the Marina Bay Helix Bridge and included in the Cambridge International GCSE syllabus. She …

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Yasir Abbasi

A trained cinematographer by profession, Yasir Abbasi completed his early education from Gorakhpur and Lucknow. Following his Masters in Mass Communication from Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi in 2002, he has been involved with shooting documentaries and independent films, and has won several awards at film festivals for his work. He is the author …

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Teri Yamada

Teri Yamada received a master’s degree in Southeast Asian languages and literatures in 1975 and a doctorate in Buddhist Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1985. She has studied seven Asian languages, including Sanskrit, Chinese, Japanese, and Khmer, and lived in Japan for seven years. In 2002 she …

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Tenzin Dickie

Tenzin Dickie is a writer, translator and editor. She is editor of Old Demons, New Deities: 21 Short Stories from Tibet, the first English language anthology of Tibetan short fiction published in the west. She is also an editor at The Treasury of Lives, a biographical encyclopedia of Tibet, Inner Asia and …

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Sriram Subramanian

Sriram Subramanian is an engineer from IIT Roorkee and an MBA from IIM Calcutta. After a decade working in management consulting and corporate organisations, Sriram founded Mind Matters in 2006, which is today one of India’s leading corporate training firms. Sriram has been closely associated with the world of sport …

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Sadhna Shanker

Sadhna Shanker is an author, blogger and civil servant. A PhD in Economics, she is a passionate wordsmith and has an avid interest in books, movies and theatre. An officer of the 1987 batch of the Indian Revenue Service, she has had a long and varied career in the Central Government. …

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Rain Chudori

Rain Chudori-Soerjoatmodjo (born November 10, 1994) is an Indonesian writer, curator, and actress. She is the daughter of the writer Leila Chudori and curator Yudhi Soerjoatmodjo, and granddaughter of the journalist Muhammad Chudori. Her first short story, Smoking With God, was published when she was 14. She has written for The Jakarta Post, The Jakarta Globe, and Tempo. She founded …

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Nilanjan P. Choudhury

Nilanjan P. Choudhury’s most recent novel is Shillong Times, a coming of age story set against the insider-outsider conflict in Shillong in the 1980s. His debut novel, a mythological thriller entitled “Bali and the Ocean of Milk, was a (very) brief best-seller.  His subsequent writings include The Case of the Secretive Sister …

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Nguyen Qui Duc

Nguyen Qui Duc (Nguyễn Quí Đức in Vietnamese) is a Vietnamese American radio broadcaster, writer, editor and translator. Born in Da Lat, Vietnam, he came to the United States in 1975, returning in the fall of 2006 to live in Hanoi, Vietnam. He has been a radio producer and writer since 1979, working for the British Broadcasting …

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Neil Grant

Neil Grant was born in Glasgow, Scotland in The Year of the Fire Horse but was prevented from sounding like Billy Connolly for the rest of his life when he came to Australia at age thirteen. His earliest influence was Dr. Seuss whose poetic vision and imaginative wherewithal has remained …

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