Speakers

Novoneel Chakraborty

Novoneel Chakraborty is the bestselling author of 11 bestselling thriller novels and one short story collection titled Cheaters. His novel Forget Me Not, Stranger debuted at no. 1 bestseller rank across India. While All Yours, Stranger ranked in top 5 thriller novels on Amazon, India.. His novel Black Suits You was in top 5 thrillers …

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Dee Lestari

Dee Lestari, is a bestselling and critically acclaimed writer in Indonesia. She began her debut in 2001 with a serial novel Supernova. Dee is a two-time recipient of Indonesia’s Book of The Year Award and also a two-time recipient of Indonesia Reader’s Choice Award as The Most Favorite Author and …

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Cheran Rudhramoorthy

Dr. R.Cheran is Tamil Canadian academic, poet, playwright and journalist.He is a professor at the University of Windsor in Canada. He has authored over fifteen books in Tamil, and his work has been translated into twenty languages. The latest one – reflects the tragedy and pain of mass atrocities and …

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Shehan Karunatilake

Shehan Karunatilake is a Sri Lanka born freelance writer who currently resides in Singapore. He delved into advertising. He holds B.A with major in English and Post- Graduate Diploma in Business Administration. Chinaman,  The Legend of Pradeep Mathew etc. are his published works. Shehan Karunatilake’s the most notable work Chinaman begged …

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Nyein Chan

Nyein Chan, born in 1952 in Mandalay began his writing career in 1985 under  the pen name Nyi Pu Lay with the short story Yatsar Tatoe (On Touch of Cough Powder) in Sabai Phyu’ Magazine. Since then Nyein Chan has written Novels, Short Stories and Travelogues. Nyein Chan won the literary …

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Dhruba Hazarika

Dhruba Hazarika  was inducted into the Indian Administrative Service in 1999 and served in various capacities, including that of Deputy Commissioner, Darrang and Director, Sports and Youth Welfare and Director(Operations) 33rd National Games. In early 2016 he took voluntary retirement while in the rank of Commissioner and Secretary with the …

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Rajni Sekhri Sibal

Rajni Sekhri Sibal, a senior officer of the Indian Administrative Service, is what a civil servant should be – still idealistic after many years and as many tough battles. Rajni Sekhri Sibal is currently the Additional Chief Secretary Government of Haryana. She topped the IAS in 1986 and received the …

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Kiran Manral

Award winning author, TEDx speaker, columnist, mentor with Vital Voices Global Mentoring Walk 2017 and festival curator, Kiran Manral published her first book, The Reluctant Detective, in 2011. Since then, she has published nine books across genres till date. She was shortlisted for the Femina Women Awards 2017 for Literary Contribution. The Indian Council …

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Shutapa Paul

Shutapa Paul has been a journalist for over twelve years, having worked across print and electronic media. Currently, she is founder editor of  New Crop, a video-first, digital media platform for start-ups and entrepreneurs, and founder of a media consultancy, Dharma Media Consultants. A columnist, anchor and panel discussion moderator, …

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Radhika Maira Tabrez

Radhika Maira Tabrez is an MBA in Human Resources from SIBM, Pune. She is the author of In The Light Of Darkness – her debut novel, for which she won the Muse India – Satish Verma Young Writer Award (2016). In 2017 she was one of the winners of the Rising Stars India Award. …

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