The Team

V. B. Pyarelal – Advisor

Mr Pyarelal joined the Indian Administrative Service in the year 1983. A postgraduate in Economics and MPhil in Social Sciences, he has served under the Government of Assam at senior level positions for two decades. His stint with the Government of India includes being a Director in the Ministry of …

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Maninder Singh- Chairman

He belongs to the 1989 batch (Assam-Meghalaya Cadre) of the IAS. He has earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from Punjab University and completed his Masters in Public Administration from Syracuse University in the United States of America. He has served the Government of Assam and the Central Government in …

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Pramod Kalita – CEO, BLF

Secretary of Publication Board Assam since 2016, Pramod Kalita is a postgraduate in Assamese literature from Gauhati University while graduating from the same university in Mathematics. A journalist since his college days, he has two non-fiction books to his credit. His first book Narendra Bhai is a political biography of …

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Rahul Jain – Artistic Director

Rahul has straddled the world of media, electronic and print since 2001 in various capacities. Rahul’s love for literature and films has given him a unique perspective to bring under one roof this binary. He was the chief coordinator of the first Guwahati International Film Festival in 2017 and so …

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Suman Dev Chaudhury – Delegate Coordinator

A journalist by profession, Suman Dev Chaudhury is an avid film buff and a documentary film maker while at ease with himself. His venture into book publishing brought him back to his roots. He continues to passionately involve himself in promoting cinema and reading in the Northeast through his engagements.

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Jintumani Tahbildar – Travel & Hospitality Coordinator

Jintumani Tahbildar is a postgraduate in Computer Science from Gauhati University. He was an official photographer of North East Diva for two consecutive years besides the Awesome Assam campaign . He is also the General Secretary of the non-profit organization SPACE (Society for People’s Advancement, Cooperation and Education) working for …

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