OUR AUTHORS

USA

PUBLISHED BY HARPER COLLINS INDIA

Indradyumna Swami became an initiated disciple of A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada, the founder of ISKCON, at the age of twenty-one after a short stint in the US Marines. Following the instruction of his spiritual master to ‘preach boldly and have faith in the holy names,’ Indradyumna Swami left the USA in 1971. Adventures of a Travelling Monk takes readers on a roller coaster journey covering the length and breadth of the globe, and the full fifty years of Swami’s active service in the Hare Krishna movement. From surviving attacks in post-war Sarajevo to being mistaken as a terror suspect in north America to losing his clothes at the Kumbh Mela, Swami’s memoir is an adventure that will stay with readers for a long time.

INDIA

PUBLISHED BY WESTLAND

Born and raised in undivided Bihar, Mrityunjay Sharma is a first-generation entrepreneur and social activist. An engineering graduate from BIT Mesra, Ranchi and an MBA from XLRI Jamshedpur, Mrityunjay worked in various senior HR roles at Asian Paints before moving to the hinterlands of Chhattisgarh, where he worked with the then chief minister Dr Raman Singh on developmental issues. He subsequently moved to his home state of Jharkhand to work at the grassroots. He is also the Election Management Chief of BJP, Jharkhand

Sharma is the co-founder of Ranchi-based start-up biofie.com. He also runs a social initiative called Kartavyapath to teach mathematics to underprivileged children and is a visiting faculty at several institutes, including the IIMs.
He can be reached at mrityunjay@biofie.com and on social media platforms @Mrityunjays7.

USA

PUBLISHED BY HARPER COLLLINS INDIA

Yugal Kishore Das

Yugal Kishore Das is a globally renowned speaker, monk, lifestyle mentor, and coach. He holds a masters degree in mathematics, and bachelors degrees in science and law from various Indian universities. He has also studied software programming.

He is based in Michigan, but has travelled all over the US, imparting spiritual insights on work–life balance, relationships and mindfulness. He has also travelled widely to East Asia, the Middle East and Europe, conducting seminars on personality development and providing  guidance to students, professionals and corporate leaders. He has conducted seminars at universities such as Carnegie Mellon, University of Pittsburgh, University of Cincinnati, Wayne State University and Lawrence Tech University. He has also held seminars for multinational corporations like Procter & Gamble and Ford Motor Company, among others. His goal is to build like-minded communities and equip them with the tools to address the problems of the modern world and toxic work culture. He believes that people can live in peace and harmony with nature if they have the right tools and support. 

INDIA

PUBLISHED BY SRISHTI PUBLISHERS

Anish Behl, a prominent investment banker with a 32years experience with Standard Chartered bank, Bajaj Allianz, ABN Amro and IndusInd Bank. With a  thriving career in wealth management and Insurance, Anish decided to write a pacy thriller which is his first debut as a writer. He is based at Gurugram.

INDIA

PUBLISHED BY OM BOOKS INTERNATIONAL

Mario Sequeira, researched Stress Management in great depth way back when stress was hardly heard of. Says he, ‘When in a dark room you have two choices- curse the darkness or turn on the light. If you turn on the lights, you bring about life change in people. My mission is to turn on the lights for the millions in darkness’.

Having given up smoking and to help smokers find a way out Mario authored a book titled ‘Killing Me Softly’. Affectionately called the Port King of Goa due to his passion for wine, he is a businessman and a prolific speaker who enjoys the company of happy thinkers. He also is an example of achieving professionally simultaneously while concentrating on your health. He himself lost 28 kgs and inspires through his own journey of his success. He owns and manages various resorts, wineries, hospitality and real estate business and provides training and employment through his hospitality management schools .  He is happily married to Mrs. Jean Sequeira and lives in Goa. And is the proud father of Ms. Charlene & Ms. Sheona

He can be reached on www.mariosequeira.org

LONDON

PUBLISHED BY VITASTA

P. Davis skillfully navigates her roles as a dedicated working professional, a loving wife, and a devoted mother. Coming from a multicultural background, she spent her formative years in various countries. This diverse upbringing has given her a unique perspective on the challenges of modern family life.

INDIA

PUBLISHED BY FINGERPRINT

Rashmi Uchil began her career as a film journalist at Magna Publications. She has since then been writing for various publications and portals, including TOI, Darmilla publications, and Rediff.com, to name a few. Apart from writing, her first love, she has made an alternate career in corporate training and content development for the last 20 years. Raising Stars: The Challenges and Joys of Being a Bollywood Parent is her labor of love, which she hopes to share with millions of parents across the globe

INDIA

PUBLISHED BY Penguin India

DIMPLE JANGDA is the founder of Prana healthcare centre. Her clinic and academy have helped patients and studentsfrom over 64 countries to recover from chronic diseases using Ayurveda and nutrition. She gives healthcare advise across various social media platforms where half a million followers from over 100 countries have been tuning in everyday.

LONDON

PUBLISHED BY VITASTA

Vidhi Bubna is the youngest ever speaker at the London Climate Connection. Being a master scuba diver and marine life enthusiast, she has founded an NGO – Coral Warriors, India’s first ever scuba diving grant to sponsor Indians to experience diving. Her work has been recognised by George Bush Points of Lights Foundation, Queen’s Commonwealth Trust and Indian Achiever’s Forum. She is a GPODS Fellow, Terra.do Fellow, GGI Fellow and has been awarded at the House of Lords for her initiatives on climate change and the Leading Change course by the Harvard University. She currently resides in London and hopes to study social change from the United States.

INDIA

PUBLISHED BY HAY HOUSE INDIA

Dr Anjali Malpani, a pioneer in the field of fertility treatment in India, successfully manages to capture the emotional, physical, and social dimensions of these complex stories and showcases the diverse facets of family, parenthood, and life at large. Through her empathetic and resonant writing, she provides an honest look at the traumas and triumphs involved in the journey of infertility.

All in all, this thought-provoking and absolutely unputdownable collection of memories is sure to make you feel the soaring highs and the devastating lows of the characters which will stay with you forever.

INDIA

PUBLISHED BY NAROSA PUBLISHING

Ghyanendra Nath Bajpai, a distinguished leader in Indian business was the chairman of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI). Earlier, he was the chairman of the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC). Mr Bajpai is known for his visionary leadership. He has served/serves as a non-executive chairman and a director on corporate boards in India and other countries, received awards for contribution to business and authored several books. He has been the chairman of the Corporate Governance Task Force of International Organization of Securities Commissions and the chairperson of the Insurance Institute of India (III). As the chairman of SEBI, Mr Bajpai oversaw the orderly functioning of India’s securities markets. With a vision to make India a global benchmark, he initiated numerous reforms and innovations in India’s securities markets. The Indian securities market now ranks as one of the most advanced in emerging markets and may well surpass developed markets in certain respects. As chairman, Mr Bajpai transformed LIC to meet the challenges of deregulation and competition from global insurance companies. Under his leadership, LIC became a financial powerhouse with the largest asset base in the Indian subcontinent. Mr Bajpai has been a member of the board of directors at General Insurance Corporation of India, ICICI Bank, Unit Trust of India, UTI Bank now Axis Bank, Tata Chemicals, Jindal Steel, Thane Electric Supply Co., National Housing Bank, Discount and Finance House, Indian Railway Finance Corporation, India International Insurance Ltd, Singapore and Ken-India Ltd, Nairobi (Africa). He was also the non-executive chairman of National Stock Exchange, Stock Holding Corporation of India, LIC Housing Finance Ltd and LIC International EC Bahrain and LIC Nepal Ltd. Currently, Mr Bajpai is a consultant on Corporate Governance and also a non-executive chairman and non-executive director of several corporates in India. He heads Intuit Consulting Pvt Ltd, a boutique consulting outfit engaged in providing high-quality value-added advice and service in building excellence in Corporate Governance. Several large corporates have benefited out of his sagacious advice. Improving the effectiveness of the board is a greatly admired advice of Mr Bajpai. Mr Bajpai is on the board of advisors of Indian Army Group Insurance Fund and a member of Governing Board of National Insurance Academy. He was the chairman of Indian’s National Pension Trust Board. Earlier, he has served on the Governing Board of Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow. He has been a visiting faculty at leading institutes of management and training. He was the visiting Professor of Middlesex University, London. He is being regularly invited to speak at seminars in India and abroad. He has delivered lectures at London School of Economics (LSE), Harvard University and so on and also addressed OECD and IMF seminars. He has written three popular books: The Securities Market, Marketing of Insurances and How to Become a Super Successful Salesman. He received a number of awards, notable among them being the ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Development of Finance’ award from the prime minister of India and ‘W. G. Chirmule Puraskar, 2014’ for commendable contribution in the fields of insurance and regulation of stock market. Mr. Bajpai holds a master’s degree in commerce from the University of Agra and a degree in law (LLB) from the University of Indore. He is an avid golfer.

INDIA

PUBLISHED BY SPEAKING TIGER

Samragngi Roy is a twentyfouryearold author and poet. She has worked as an English coach and a writing coach for six years, offering English Language and Literature classes to ICSE and ISC students. Her debut novel, a work of Young Adult fiction, was published in 2017.

After graduating from St Joseph’s Convent, Chandannagar, Samragngi completed her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in English Literature from Jadavpur University, Kolkata. Her primary research interests include Popular Culture, Anime and Manga, South Korean Popular Literature and Media, Gothic Literature, Feminist Theory, Queer Studies, Dalit Literature, Disability Studies, and South East Asian Literature. She is currently pursuing her MBA at the Indian Institute of Management, Tiruchirappalli.

INDIA

PUBLISHED BY HACHETTE INDIA

Shikha Akhilesh Saxena, wife of artillery officer Captain Akhilesh Saxena, describes the turmoil endured by the families of military officers in the face of conflict. As a young couple, Shikha and Akhilesh unexpectedly found themselves in the midst of war. Shikha deftly depicts her own experiences as well as those of Akhilesh, who took part in missions at Tololing, the Hump and Three Pimples. What does a soldier go through, when marching off to a near-suicidal mission? And what does it take to survive, even thrive, having sustained serious injuries in battle? This detailed memoir shows the boundless bravery of the Indian troops, as well as the emotional tumult experienced by their families both during and after the war. Nation First is a story of grit, determination and heroic patriotism shown by the men and women who give their all to safeguard the country.

USA & INDIA

PUBLISHED BY HACHETTE INDIA

Himanshu Asnani is an author, researcher, and translator.

Previously he held full-time faculty appointment in the School of Technology and Computer Science (STCS) at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), Mumbai and visiting appointments at University of Washington-Seattle, Stanford University, and the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay. His research interests there included artificial intelligence, machine learning, information theory and statistics. He had received his B.Tech. from IIT Bombay and M.S. and Ph.D. from Stanford University, all in Electrical Engineering. After his post-graduation, he worked in Ericsson Silicon Valley following which he got involved in some of his edu-startups which especially focussed on fostering education in underprivileged areas of developing countries with minimal access to English, internet, and electricity. His awards include the Stanford Graduate Fellowship, Marconi Society Paul Baran Young Scholar Award and the Amazon Catalyst Fellowship.

A connoisseur of literature, linguistics, and classical music, Himanshu also actively researches in the areas of philosophy, social psychology, and medieval history. Horizons, a short story collection, is his debut work of fiction.

INDIA

PUBLISHED BY TREESHADE

Dr A Rajagopal Kamath is a researcher and popular science writer with around 30 books published in English and Malayalam languages. These include popular science books on topics like Cosmology, Astrophysics, Astronomy, Oceanography, Seismology, Meteorology, Space exploration etc. He also also published two dictionaries. Physics dictionary(English English Malayalam) and Dictionary of medical terms. All his books are published by reputed publishing houses like DC books (18 titles), Mathrubhumi books(3 titles) Kerala State literature institute (2 titles) and others( 6 titles). He regularly contributes to Manorama year book Malayalam version. He also contributes to Deccan chronicle and several other dailies. His pop-sci articles are published in almost all leading magazines in Kerala ans has a wide readership. He is a resource person in science for almost all Malayalam and some national level TV channels and All India Radio He translated ‘ A general introduction to psychoanalysis ‘ by Sigmund Freud and ancient epics Gilgamesh and Beowulf into Malayalam. He is a PhD from the University of Kerala and holds a PG diploma in journalism.

INDIA

PUBLISHED BY RUPA PUBLICATIONS

Hariharan Subramanian, the founder of Children Reunited, rescues, rehabilitates and reunites runaway children with their families. His organization has helped more than 30,000 runaway children—who land up in various railway stations in Maharashtra—escape exploitation.

Hari has also established free clinics for children in Kerala and Maharashtra and sponsors the skill development of around 4,000 children throughout India. He also set up Street Children Foundation. As a member of Children’s Aid Society, Government of Maharashtra, he has been entrusted with the running of a boarding school for 150 children in Wada.

His philanthropic endeavours include distributing close to 1,000 free daily meals to guardians of patients at Thane Municipal Hospital, which has now been extended to include senior citizens and people who are blind, deaf and mute living alone in nearby areas.

Hari is planning to gradually add all major Indian railway stations for his rescue work and creating public awareness towards reducing the number of runaways. His upcoming movie titled ‘Otta’ (A Loner) with the Oscar-winning sound engineer Resul Pookutty at the helm is one such awareness initiative.

Born in Palakkad, he completed his MBA in Marketing and Finance from the University of Pune and launched a BPO—Pace Setters Business Solutions Pvt. Ltd.—which has a present headcount of more than 6,000 people.

His first book Runaway Children came out in 2015. Ten Great Escapes is his second non-fiction. Reach him on Instagram @childrenreunitedindia.

INDIA

PUBLISHED BY JAICO PUBLISHING HOUSE

GOPINATH CHANDRA DAS did his B.Tech and M.Tech from IITB. In 2004, he joined ISKCON as a full-time monk. A life coach and motivational speaker, he helps people improve the quality of their lives with teachings from the Bhagavad Gita. With his background in science and technology, he presents the Gita in a scientific light. To contact him, you may visit www.thesacredconnect.com

INDIA

PUBLISHED BY PRABHAT PRAKASHAN

‘आत्मा वै जायते पुत्रः’ का सूत्र श्रीपुंडरीक गोस्वामीजी में प्रत्यक्ष चरितार्थ होता है, जहाँ आपश्री की वाणी में उनके पितामह श्रीचैतन्य कृष्णाश्रय तीर्थ स्वामीजी का वैदग्ध्य और गांभीर्य प्रकाशित होता है, तो वहीं उनके पिताश्री श्रीभूति कृष्ण गोस्वामीजी का भाव, उत्साह और अद्वितीय शब्द प्रवाह श्रोताओं को मंत्रमुग्ध कर देता है। श्रीपुंडरीकजी सतत श्रीराम, कृष्ण एवं गौर कथा के द्वारा वैष्णव-जगत् का पोषण कर रहे हैं और वैश्विक स्तर पर हरिभक्त का प्रचार कर रहे हैं। महाराजश्री की ओजस्वी वाणी और निर्मल व्य€तत्व से युवाओं को व्यवहार और परमार्थ दोनों को साथ निभाने की प्रेरणा मिलती है। उनका व्यापक दृष्टिकोण समाज के हर वर्ग के पोषण और उत्थान हेतु उद्यत है। श्रेष्ठ विश्वविद्यालयों, जैसे Michigan University (USA), Birmingham University (UK), JNU (New Delhi) BHU (Varanasi), IITs आदि में तथा Ted Talks जैसे अंतरराष्ट्रीय मंचों को भी वे अपने विवेकपूर्ण वक्तव्यों के आलोक से प्रकाशित कर चुके हैं

INDIA

PUBLISHED BY VITASTA

Prakash Rohera is a highly accomplished and renowned international trainer and TEDx Speaker with more than thirty years of experience in corporate training. What began as a desire to train over a quarter century ago led to the establishment of ‘The Redwood Edge – Corporate Training Consultancy’ in 1997.

INDIA

PUBLISHED BY HAY HOUSE INDIA

Dr Lingaraj Nath is a consultant cardiologist and director of the cardiac cath lab at a corporate hospital in Bhubaneswar. He regularly writes on health and medical issues and his work has been published in several leading national newspapers. He is also an award-winning screenplay writer for movies.

.AUSTRALIA

PUBLISHED BY VITASTA

Born in India, Ejaz Ahamed lived in the UAE until early adulthood before moving to Australia. His passion for exploring social injustices and racial inequalities influenced his writings. In the past, he wrote poems about life, the world and its complexities. This is his debut novel. After studying at The University of Melbourne, he spent many years travelling to broaden his views of the world.

INDIA

PUBLISHED BY PRABHAT PRAKASHAN

कुमुद वर्मा एक शिक्षाविद् एवं कवयित्री हैं एवं हिंदी भाषा में लिखती हैं। वह जीवन, शिक्षा और कविताओं की सर्वाधिक बिकनेवाली और पुरस्कृत पुस्तकों की लेखिका हैं। स्कूल प्रबंधन का विशाल अनुभव है; कई वर्षों तक अध्यापन। दर्जन से भी अधिक राष्ट्रीय व अंतरराष्ट्रीय संस्थाओं द्वारा सम्मानित।

प्रकाशित पुस्तकें : ‘कृति’, ‘श्रुति’ (काव्य-संग्रह), ‘कुशल अध्यापक कैसे बनें’, ‘हम तो बच्चे हैं’ (बालकाव्य-संग्रह), ‘अध्यापन का इंद्रधनुष’, ‘भारत-गौरव’, ‘Dynamic डी.एम.’, (हिंदी, अंग्रेजी और गुजराती में) बेस्टसेलर, ‘श्रेष्ठ शिक्षक केवी रीते थवाय’ (गुजराती अनुवाद)। यह पुस्तक प्रकाशक द्वारा बेस्टसेलर घोषित की गई है। कई शैक्षिक संस्थानों ने इस पुस्तक को अपने शिक्षकों को प्रशिक्षित करने के लिए अपनाया है।

INDIA

PUBLISHED BY NIKHLESH MATHUR

Nikhlesh Mathur, a Chemical Engineer and an alumnus of NIT Rourkela, holds a senior position in a chemical industry of repute has a penchant for writing.

His first publication (year 2015), Learning Chemical Engineering for Process Industries (Publisher – Authors Press, Delhi) has been widely acclaimed in both academic & professional circles.

His first English Fiction (year 2018) was a novel titled “The Storm in the Silence”. The attempt was well appreciated by the readers which motivated him to write his second novel.

“In the Corridors of Coaching Capital” is his third book.

INDIA

PUBLISHED BY OM BOOKS INTERNATIONAL & PRABHAT PRAKASHAN

Richa Lakhera is an award-winning TV journalist and author of six novels. Her diverse experience in storytelling and communications has taken shape in various platforms. Her novels encompass myriad cultural sub-sets in multiple genres, including crime thrillers, revenge dramas, supernatural adventure and young adult coming-of-age stories. Four of her English novels have been adapted in Hindi and several titles have been picked up for film adaptation and OTT. Her books are available on AUDIBLE. Richa has worked as Deputy Editor & Senior Correspondent at NDTV 24×7 and NDTV India for over a decade. She is the recipient of Excellence in Entertainment Journalism Award 2016 from the Indian Council for UN Relations (ICUNR) and the recipient of 1000 Women of Excellence in Asia, Womennovator Awards 2021. She completed Masters in Chemistry from Miranda House (DU). Richa is a trained fine artist, who has conceptualised online art gallery, Bombay Coral, which can be viewed at https:// richalakhera.in/

LONDON

PUBLISHED BY GARUDA PRAKASHAN

Bharat Thakker is spending his retirement years in London. When he is not writing on his research on Hindu Thoughts and Epics, he is busy playing golf, listening to Indian music or
shopping with his wife Smita. Born in Kolkata, he studied in St Xavier’s Schooland is a rank holding Chartered Accountant. To provide his two sons with world class education and global access for their future careers, he moved to newer horizons in London in the 90s. In a career spanning over 30 years, he has led businesses in Steel, Financial Services, Real Estate and Telecom Software in India, UK and UAE.

In his travels across Europe, Asia, Africa and Central America, he noticed they had a rich heritage of culture linked to their civilisations. This roused his interest in the Epic called the Mahabharata. He wanted to fathom the power that there must be in the 100,000 verses that makes up the entire Epic. This is when its 700 verses called the Bhagwat Gita have 
engaged countless thinkers/preachers and continues to mesmerise people around
the world.  

INDIA

PUBLISHED BY WESTLAND
Nityanand Charan Das, now an author of national bestsellers Icons of Grace, Ask the Monk and Bound by Love is a practicing monk at Sri Sri Radha Gopinath Temple ISKCON Chowpatty Mumbai for the last 16 years who wishes to help the current urban scenario by aiding people in leading a life of purpose, fulfilment and satisfaction. He also specialises in guiding today’s youth including children and teenagers to reconnect with their roots and lead a simple yet happy life.
Coming from an army background, his childhood desire was to become an army officer. But Krishna had other plans for him and orchestrated his life beautifully. Life led him to fail the NDA interview despite being one of the best in the group, to being an engineer instead, and eventually, becoming a monk when he was just 24.
His divine radiance can be felt far and wide: his lectures are heard in every major city of India and in more than 50 countries across the globe.

INDIA

Published by WESTLAND

Sonal Chowdhary is a holistic nutrition consultant with specialisation in weight
management, sports and clinical nutrition. She is a certified Ayurvedic
nutrition consultant and a medical yoga therapist. She is also a certified
holistic cancer coach from the Centre for Advancement in Cancer Education,
Richboro, PA, US. She is an exercise prescriptionist from the American College
of Sports Medicine-approved Exercise Science Academy.

She
has also authored a book—Traditional Recipes
for Pregnancy and Motherhood.

She
takes an integrative approach to wellness, and consults her clients through the
online digital medium (www.sonalchowdhary.com). She has also featured as a
guest speaker in various corporates and colleges as a health educator.

Dr Asghar is the founder-director of Greens Ayurveda in Azhiyur, Kerala. Greens
Ayurveda is a renowned centre for Ayurveda treatment and study programmes
(www.greensayurveda.com).

Dr
Asghar is a graduate in Ayurvedic medicine and postgraduate in yoga therapy and
considers his mission to be a spiritual one, a mere instrument of the Almighty
and his blessings. The locals believe that his touch holds sacred healing
qualities and his reputation has spread internationally. Patients/students from
all continents flock to the centre for treatment and education in Ayurveda.

As an
international consultant, he provides Ayurvedic services worldwide and travels
across the globe for Ayurveda workshops and consultations.

He is
also the author of two books on Ayurveda.

INDIA

PUBLISHED BY HAY HOUSE

Prashant Navin Gupta is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT), New Delhi and Kolkata, and has a decade-long experience with global management consulting firms like Accenture Strategy, PwC, and Tata Strategic Management Group. He is an advisor to CEOs of national and multinational companies. He is the founder of consultingvedas.com and runs a YouTube channel that helps management students gain insights on personal finance and a career in management consulting. www.consultingvedas.com
Sonal Gupta is a personality development coach. She has a decade-long experience of inspiring students adopt the right mindset, innovate, and become charismatic leaders. She is an influencer in the community of management students and regularly organises webinars and lectures across leading management institutes. Before entering the field of academics, Sonal was a TV anchor with ETV Network. She currently lives in Geneva, Switzerland, with her husband and daughter. www.consultingvedas.com

Published by Tree Shade

Prof.Saher Motiwala

Saher completed her degree in Marketing and Promotions from University of Arts London(London College Of Fashion) and went on to working with some eminent publications of the entertainment industry like Filmfare Magazine, NDTV Goodtimes, India Today Group as a senior content curator and anchor for shows in auto, property and culture. She has also worked for the lifestyle publication Robb Report. Her expertise lies in producing the content for broadcast mediums, anchoring and
scripting stories. With an overall experience of nine years she also holds a
certificate in photography and styling from Central Saint Martin’s College,
London.

INDIA

PUBLISHED BY OM BOOKS INTERNATIONAL

Dr. Bhuvnesh Pratap Singh joined the Jharkhand cadre of the Indian Administrative Services (IAS) in 2012 after securing an MBBS degree with distinction. Currently, he is a director in the School Education and Literacy Development Department of Jharkhand government.

Dr. Shantanu Agrahari joined the Jharkhand cadre of the IAS in 2012, after securing an MBBS degree with merit. Currently, he is on Central Deputation and serving Government of India. He has also studied Urban Planning at the Centre for Liveable Cities (CLC), Singapore and Urban Studies at London School of Economics and Political Science.

INDIA

PUBLISHED BY WESTLAND

Swami Avdheshanand Giri is Acharya Mahamandaleshwar of the Juna Akhara. He is a guru to thousands and an inspiration to millions. He has initiated more than a hundred thousand sannyasis and transformed innumerable lives with his social activities. Swamiji has faith and respect for all religions. He has a firm belief that all the religions of the world convey the same message of love, peace and brotherhood. However, the ways and means for achieving God may be different due to diverse climatic, cultural, ethnic, regional factors and compulsions; but the ultimate goal is that of God-realisation. He heads the Prabhu Prem Ashram in Haryana and the Samanvaya Seva Trust in Haridwar. Having written extensively on various aspects of Indian spiritual philosophy, he was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Literature (D. Litt.) by Vikram University in India in 2008.

PUBLISHED BY HAY HOUSE

PROF. YOGESH SINGH

Authored book on Indian Cuisine titled – A Culinary Tour of India.

The book – A Culinary Tour of India has been announced winner of Gourmand World Cookbook Awards from India in two categories: Best Cooking Schools & Best Culinary Travel Book. 

Authored book on Fundamentals of Food Production titled – Principles of Food Production Operations.

And Aahar Charitra in hindi.

A competent Professional with over 18 years of experience

INDIA

PUBLISHED BY HAY HOUSE

Mr. Praharaj is the author of “Your everyday guide to Personal Finance and
Insurance” published by CNBC TV 18.

He has been awarded two gold medals for securing top positions both in Graduation and Post-Graduation in Commerce. He is an MBA, ICWA(I), CAIIB, DTIRM (Diploma inTreasury, Investment and Risk Management), Certified Financial PlannerCM (Affiliated to FPSB, Denver), Certified Personal Financial Planner from NISM and Certificate holder on Behavioral Finance from University of Berkeley, USA.

He is a “Fee only Financial Planner”, a SEBI registered Investment Adviser and Founder of Max Secure Financial Planners.

He has working experience of more than 30 years with Reserve Bank of India, United India Insurance Co, State Bank of India and SBI Life Insurance Co. He has
worked in the Treasury Department of SBI and as Chief Risk Officer of SBI Life
Insurance Company.

He provides Comprehensive financial planning and investment advisory service. He has conducted Financial Well Being Programs in corporates and institutions in association with Network FP and has helped many people in organizing their financial life by undertaking Financial Life planning for them.

Dr. Nirakar Pradhan has over 30 years of experience in financial sector in India and Europe, focusing on banking, insurance, credit, investment, portfolio
management and enterprise risk management.

He led many high performing teams in two global players, i.e.  State Bank of India (India’s largest Bank) and Generali Group (a leading European player in Insurance and capital markets). He is specially recognised for his investment and portfolio management skills, having managed investments for institutional
clients over last two decades.

He is currently Director and Asia Pacific representative for PRMIA (Professional Risk Managers’ International Association), a USA based professional Association,dedicated to promoting education and training in financial risk management. He is founder of Fin Kasturi Nivesh Private Limited, a SEBI registered Investment Advisor.

INDIA

Prajeet Budhale, INDIA ( Published by Bloomsbury & Fingerprint)

Prajeet Budhale is a certified coach from the International Coaching Federation (ACC ICF) with twenty-two years’ experience in leadership, sales, sales management, customer service, operations and consulting. He has a post-graduate certification from XLRI and a Masters in Psychology. 
Prajeet has worked with over 150 national and international organizations and 40, 000 professionals from more than 20 countries, using his consulting, coaching and training experience to help them enhance profits and productivity. He runs a successful enterprise that specializes in bringing ROI (Return on Investments) through Consulting and training. Infin – Eight is the result of his research and work to define denominators which bring professional success. It encompasses his learning and insights from working with innumerable professionals with varied backgrounds from different business sectors.

Ghyanendra Nath Bajpai, INDIA ( Publishhed by Sage & Penguin)

Ghyanendra Nath Bajpai, a distinguished leader in Indian business was the chairman of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI). Earlier, he was the chairman of the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC). Bajpai is known for his visionary leadership. He has served as a non-executive chairman and a director on corporate boards in India and other countries, received awards for contribution to business and authored several books. He has written four popular books: The Securities MarketMarketing of Insurances, How to Become a Super Successful Salesman and The Essential Book of Corporate Governance. He received a number of awards, most notably the Outstanding Contribution to the Development of Finance Award from the prime minister of India and the W.G. Chirmule Puraskar, 2014 for commendable contribution in the fields of insurance and regulation of stock market.

Pankaj Goyal, USA ( Published by Fingerprint)

Pankaj Goyal
grew up in a typical Indian middle class family in Rajasthan. In a family of
government employees, he was taught the standard script to build your career:
“Work hard on academics and get the highest scores”. And that’s the path he
took. While he got his Bachelors in Computer Science from IIT Kanpur and an MBA
from IIM Bangalore, there was always an itch . . . an itch to start a business.
He started his company in 2008 and ran it for three years. His experience was
bitter sweet. The business generated good cash, but failed to grow. He then
took a break, moved to the USA and joined McKinsey and Company. Ever since, he
has worked across the world in the technology industry. His work is now focused
on applying Artificial Intelligence for the benefit of companies. He continues
to be involved in the world of entrepreneurship as an angel investor and as an
advisor to startups in the Silicon Valley and India.

INDIA

PUBLISHED BY OM BOOKS INTERNATIONAL

Chaitanya Kunthe (CK), is the co-founder and chief operating officer of Risk Quotient, a thinking, learning and innovating cybersecurity company that partners with organisations to help build and manage their cybersecurity programmes. He is a cybersecurity professional with varied experience of over two decades with a keen interest in cyber risk quantification and cyber insurance. He serves as a virtual CISO and strategic information security advisor to various organisations. He mentors cybersecurity professionals to step up to the next level. In his spare time, he reads voraciously on topics ranging from philosophy and spiritualism to personal finance and productivity.

PUBLISHED BY OM BOOKS INTERNATIONAL

Shubhi Agarwal is a bright young Indian Mythologist. She belongs to a renowned family of Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. A reverent follower of Vaishnavism she loves delving deep into the mysticism around the Hindu religion. She is Keen researcher of Hindu mythology. She has read The Valmiki Ramayan, the Kamban Ramayan, which is her most favourite versions of Ramayan, the Padma Puran and the Vishnu Puran which is the foundation of this book. Every single shloka of these have been the backing research for this book.
She writes all blogs related to Indian mythology on www.shubhiagarwal.in  She is a founder of S.A. Writing Services ( provides content writing solutions)

INDIA

Nityanand Charan Das, INDIA (Published by Penguin)

Nityanand Charan Das is a practising monk at the Sri Sri Radha Gopinath Temple, ISKCON Chowpatty, Mumbai, and a visionary who wishes to revolutionise the current urban scenario by aiding people to lead a life of purpose, fulfillment, and satisfaction. He also specialises in guiding today’s youth to reconnect with their roots and lead a simple yet happy life.

Coming from an army background, Nityanand Charan Das’s childhood desire was to become an army officer. However, Krishna had other plans for him and orchestrated his life beautifully. Life led him to fail the NDA interview, despite being one of
the best in the group; he took up engineering instead, and eventually became a
monk when he was just twenty-four years old.

Nityanand Charan Das focuses on making the sacred teachings of our holy scriptures simple so they that resonate with anyone and everyone. His message is simple:‘Spiritual life is not a life of rejection. It is a life of connection.’ He
says, we do not have to give up anything, we simply have to add this valuable
dimension to our life.

His divine radiance can be felt far and wide: his discourses are heard in every
major city of India and in more than fifty countries across the globe

J Rajasekhran Nair, India ( Published by BOLD,Srishti Imprint)

J. Rajasekharan Nair is a winner of K.K. Birla Foundation Fellowship in Journalism (1992) and Kerala State Chalachitra Academy Fellowship (2020). He was Kerala correspondent of MAGNA group of magazines and the Chairman of an NGO that worked among sex workers, HIV+ves, LGBT, and the mentally ill.

Edmund Jonah, ISRAEL ( Published by OM Books international)

Edmund
Jonah was born in Calcutta (now Kolkata), India, the second of the two sons of
parents of Iraqi Jewish origin, and my early memories are of my mother reading
stories to me and my brother. I have always loved writing and won every prize
for English composition and Literature in school. I moved to England at age 22.
Ten years later, I immigrated to Israel with my wife and 7-month old daughter.
We had two sons in Israel. After the 1973 war, I deliberately did not take a
job until I finished the book. That took 6 months. Since then, I have honed
this book down from 183,000 words to 105,000. I am now retired but I keep up
with my writing..

I have sold stories and essays on the
internet and all over the world, U.K., USA, India, New Zealand, Canada, where
the Horizon magazine published about 20 stories of mine, one even twice. I have
appeared in Anthologies in the USA and Israel (two).

in Hindi

V.S. Rao,INDIA ( Published by Jaico and Srishti)

V.S. Rao is a celebrated, multifaceted Telegu author, playwright, translator and scriptwriter. Mr. Rao has 84 titles to his credit, including short stories, novels, children’s books and plays. His writing spans an astounding variety of genres, from crime and detective fiction, to thrillers, drama, mythology, philosophy and lyrics for devotional albums. In his largely women-centric writing, Mr. Rao passionately highlights women’s issues. He is the recipient of numerous literary honours and Awards.

SHIKHI SHARMA , INDIA, PUBLISHED BY SRISHTI

SHIKHI SHARMA is engineer-turned banker. She is the Branch manager in Indian bank. She is passionate about writing on life. She is inspired by the true story of this amazing boy Tapasvi and decided to make this inspirational story reach the millions of children and parents who are struggling with cerebral palsy. This work is an attempt to create hope that it is possible to achieve anything & everything. Every person can learn from this and it provides great info on the subject too. .

ANAND BALASUBRAMANIAN, INDIA ( Published by Rupa )

ANAND BALASUBRAMANIAN is an avid poet with a deep interest in Indian mythology and Tamizh literature. He started out writing on current affairs, politics and entertainment on websites like DailyO, THread, The Quint, Moneylife and Newslaundry before becoming a novelist. Anand currently works as a software engineer in Chennai. 

Juhi GP, USA ( Published by Srishti Publishers)

Juhi GP is a marketing executive based in Los Angeles, California. She grew up in Mumbai and left for the US for further studies in 2010. While in America, she started playing mobile video games and was intrigued by the way people interact in the gaming culture. 

डॉ. किसलय पांडेय भारत के माननीय सर्वोच्च न्यायालय में अधिवक्ता के रूप में कार्यरत हैं। इसके साथ ही अनेक सामाजिक कार्यों में उनकी सक्रियता रहती है, जिनका उद्देश्य भारत में विद्यमान सामाजिक समस्याओं को जड़ से मिटाना है। वह विशेष रूप से जानवरों की दुर्दशा को दूर करने के कार्य से जुड़े हैं। मूल रूप से वह उत्तर प्रदेश के प्रयागराज से हैं। अपनी कानून की पढ़ाई के उपरांत उन्होंने हरियाणा के गुरुग्राम की जी.डी. गोयनका यूनिवर्सिटी से कॉरपोरेट लॉ में मास्टर्स डिग्री प्राप्त की। डॉ. पांडेय ने वाराणसी संस्कृत विश्वविद्यालय से संस्कृत साहित्य में स्नातकोत्तर कर ‘आचार्य’ की उपाधि प्राप्त की, जिसके बाद राजस्थान की ओ.पी.जे.एस. यूनिवर्सिटी से पराचेतना (परब्रह्म-प्राप्ति) में पी-एच.डी. की उपाधि प्राप्त की और धर्मशास्त्री (थियोलॉजिस्ट) के रूप में भी अपनी सेवा समाज को दी। डॉ. पांडेय अनेक सर्वाधिक प्रतिष्ठित अंतरराष्ट्रीय परिषदों की अध्यक्षता भी कर चुके हैं

Lt Col. Vikram Bakshi (Retd), INDIA (Published by Sage)

Lt Col. Vikram Bakshi (Retd) is a freelance writer, blogger, and a certi­ed trainer on best practices in corporates. He has been involved in training, development, and coaching, besides managing large projects. He is an army veteran with 21 years of service in the Indian Army. An alumnus of the National Defence Academy and a post-graduate in mechanical engineering, Lt Col. Bakshi has also successfully completed courses in project management and ERP Oracle. He was a part of some innovative projects in automotive technology, especially in armored tanks, when he was in the army.

He took premature retirement in 2010 to join the corporate
project industry. He led a team during the green­eld projects to set up two
state-of-the-art manufacturing plants. Subsequently, he was also involved in
the upgradation of a brown ­eld assembly plant where he implemented Lean Six
Sigma in SCM processes. His current assignment is streamlining material management
at the EPC site of power and solar plants. His work philosophy is forward
thinking, inspired planning and relentless execution. He is a lean management
and change management specialist. He lectures on leadership, project
management, SCM and Lean Six Sigma. He is Six Sigma Black Belt and NDT Level 2
inspector. He has inspired audiences with his talks on disruptive methods and
game changing ideas and tools.

INDIA

PUBLISHED BY OM BOOKS INTERNATIONAL

The authors, Saloni Jain and Adit Jain, twin
brother and sister, are scholar athletes at Walton High School, Atlanta, in the
United States. They have actively participated in sports such as tennis,
cricket, running, soccer, basketball, softball, volleyball, swimming, karate
and baseball. They are passionate about spreading the awareness of the benefits
of playing sports.

PUBLISHED BY BLOOMSBURY

Dr. Nitin Kulkarni – Presently, Principal Secretary to the Department of Agriculture and
Animal Husbandry, Cooperative Dept. in Jharkhand and Vice-Chancellor Birsa
Agriculture University. With almost 20 years of experience as Executive, he has
also held the office of Principal Secretary to the Governor of Jharkhand among
other coveted offices. He has worked as Deputy-Commissioner in a number of
districts in Bihar and Jharkhand and as Commissioner of North Chotanagpur
Division, Hazaribag.

INDIA

PUBLISHED BY PETALS

 I did my masters from prestigious BIT Mesra
(the same from where Karan Bajaj is) and then I worked with MNCs Wipro and
HDFC. I also worked as lecturer in Lovely Professional University before
settling as a teacher in Army Public School. Seriously? Nobody can epitomize
the crucifixion of fluctuating careers as I did! But all for the love of the nation!
Haha, Actually I married an army officer as soon as I joined my first job and
so could not settle into one place which is inversely proportional to holding
onto a job. Though living, breathing and walking among the bravest of men is
all worth it! So now I totally enjoy all those AWWA meets, counselling
families, attending seminars, totally dancing, singing and emceeing during all
those endless events throughout the year. Also working for the rehabilitations
of Ex terrorists and sometimes crossing an entire mountain to teach few kids
down the valley near border gives me more humility.  So anyway I think that either way butt
slogging corporate life wouldn’t have given me this much of high! And just
don’t assume it yet that I speak ‘Army’ only.

INDIA

PUBLISHED BY JUGGERNAUT

Thomas Jacob is a writer and filmmaker. His experimental films and videos have been screened at festivals worldwide, including Berlinale and Sundance

USA PUBLISHED BY JAICO

 Anusha
Vishnampet is the author of A PREARRANGED LOVE STORY

INDIA

PUBLISHED BY BLOOMSBURY

Vakkantham Vamsi is the most sought after writer in the Telugu film industry, with many blockbusters to his credit. 
Vamsi made his Tollywood debut in 2002 with the film, Kalusukovalani. He cemented his place as a screenwriter in the Telugu film industry with Ashok, starring Jr. NTR and went on to scale the heights of fame in 2009 with Kick. Kick, a mega-hit in South India, was remade in Tamil, Kannada and Hindi. The Hindi version starred Salman Khan and Jacqueline. 
Vamsi has garnered much appreciation from audiences for his films’ strong protagonists and his richly detailed, sensitive portrayal of his characters. Be it, Oosaravelli, a saga of romance and vengeance, or Yevadu, a science-fiction thriller, or block buster Race Gurram, Vamsi’s stories bring to life vibrant characters whose personas and conflicts set the silver screen on fire. 
Vamsi’s 2015 film, Temper, was a smash hit. The enthusiastic audience response made it Jr. NTR’s highest grossing opener. The film is being remade in Tamil and Hindi, helmed by leading   directors. 
Vamsi’s powerful, character-driven screenplays have earned him global recognition and established his credentials as a master story writer.

USA

PUBLISHED BY SRISHTI

Rajat Narula is a lead financial management specialist at The World Bank. He has published several poems and articles and won the Fairfax District award in USA for his poetry. He has worked and lived in India, Indonesia and USA.

INDIA

PUBLISHED BY SRISHTI

Author  Deepak Arora, an advertising & electronic media professional based in New Delhi, INDIA. Having a passion for narrating stories especially for children, forayed into writing for animation films. “Wild World” was initially conceived as a screenplay for animation film and was sent to various International and national screenwriting competitions. Due to it’s story & content, it achieved various awards and accolades the world over.

  • It was the winner of ATLANTIS Award at Moondance Film
    Festival, 2014 .

  • It was also the winner of Best Screenplay-Jury in 5th
    Dada Saheb Phalke International Film Festival-2015 held in New Delhi.

  • Wild World also received a place amongst top ten
    Official Selections of International Family Film Festival, 2014. It’s
    television pilot version was  the finalist of Cinema City International
    Awards, 2008. 

INDIA

PUBLISHED BY PAN MACMILLAN

Manoj Pandey is a writer/illustrator who divides his time between Darjeeling and Delhi with mixed results. His works have appeared in Creative Review, The Huffington Post,University of Oklahoma’s literary journal, World Literature Today, and Twitter blog, among others. And has been exhibited In Tate Collective and other places. In 2014, he was named as one of the ‘200 Best Illustrators in the world’ by Lurzer’s Archive. His book of short fiction featuring Salman Rushdie, Margaret Atwood, Shashi Tharoor and other internationally acclaimed authors was recently published by HarperCollins India.

INDIA                                         

 Alpesh Patel ( PUBLISHED BY BLOOMSBURY & RUPA)

Alpesh Patel is a published author, a consultant, an
entrepreneur and a mentor to start-ups with over twenty years of corporate
experience.

Alpesh worked as a management consultant with the Big4s for
fifteen years and advised corporates and governments on business strategy,
technology, change management, mergers and reforms. His consulting career
groomed him as a specialist in banking, insurance, micro-finance and power
sectors and took him to India’s hinterland as much as to the big cities. He had
thrilling opportunities of working on many green-field ventures, including
India’s first payments bank, the country’s first integrated steel plant and a
tele-medicine start-up that brought medical consultations to rural patients.

Alpesh is an engineer from the National Institute of Technology,
Rourkela, and a management graduate from SPJIMR, Mumbai. He currently lives in
Mumbai and manages a venture that focuses on leading technologies like
artificial intelligence and robotic automation.

INDIA

PUBLISHED BY PAN MACMILLAN

Kamalji Sahay is a renowned business leader in the life insurance industry. He has been the founder Managing Director and CEO of Star Union Dai-ichi Life Insurance, a Joint Venture of Bank of India, Union Bank of India and Dai-ichi Life of Japan. He is also an author, a prolific speaker and a leading columnist with The Financial Express. His views are published monthly in the column ‘Embedded Value’, The Financial Express. His first book, Contemporary Essays on Life Insurance, was published in 2014.

He served the Life Insurance
Corporation of India for more than thirty years. Sahay’s views on life
insurance industry in India are widely read and followed by a number of
policymakers and professionals in the area.

INDIA

PUBLISHED BY RUPA

Surbhi Dahiya is professor and course director in the Department of English Journalism at Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) in New Delhi. Previously, she worked with The Tribune as a correspondent and then taught at Delhi University for many years. Surbhi was a SUSI scholar from India to USA in 2017, and has chaired, participated and presented a number of research papers at national and international platforms like IAMCR conferences in Hyderabad, Montreal and Leicester, International Communication Association (SACA) conference in Prague, AEJMC (Chicago), WJEC (Paris), AMIC (Dubai), World Press Freedom Day (Helsinki), ESRC and ICSSR workshop (London). Surbhi has compiled Connecting Threads: A Compendium of Media Educators of India and has won many awards for excellence in the field of journalism education, including the National Award by PRSI, Lifestyle Jury Award and ‘Iconic Woman’ by Women Economic Forum in 2019.

INDIA

PUBLISHED BY PRABHAT PRAKASHAN

Richa Lakhera is an award-winning Indian TV journalist and Author of
several novels including Hungry Gods (Rupa Publications), Garbage Beat (Harper
Collins), Item Girl (Rupa Publications). She works at Indian News channel NDTV
as Deputy Editor and is the winner of Excellence in Journalism by Indian
Council for UN Relations (ICUNR)..

INDIA

PUBLISHED BY JAICO

Sonal Chowdhary is a Holistic Nutrition Consultant with specialization in weight management, sports and clinical nutrition. She is also an exercise physiologist   from the American College of Sports Medicine. She is an MBA but chose a career in food and nutrition after the birth of her two kids because she realized how food is of utmost importance for sustaining good health and growth for her young family. A big foodie by nature, she loves to try out different cuisines and also cook and explore new places. Cooking and traveling are also good stress busters for her. She opines that being physically fit helps one to be mentally fit as well.  Providing the skills and tools for achieving a healthy lifestyle through diet and exercise is her forte.  Supriya Arun is a nutrition and wellness consultant certified in Clinical, Weight management and Sports nutrition. She is also certified in Exercise Physiology and prescription from American College of Sports Medicine. After spending eight years in Pharmaceutical Research and development industry, she realised her passion for fitness and healthy eating when she started training and participating in half-marathons. An avid collector of recipes and cookery books from across the world and India, she loves experimenting with modern as well as traditional styles. Her husband and two kids are her wilful guinea pigs. She likes to travel and savour the local food preparations. She believes that there are many hidden gem like ingredients in our ancestral food practices waiting to be discovered and made popular. She feels that we wake up and notice only when the western media talks about Moringa as a super-food or the benefits of Turmeric latte! It’s time for India to start setting the health trends…

INDIA

Published by TREESHADE

Victoria Krundysheva is a Russian-born conceptual fashion photographer, art & creative director living in India. She is also a Broncolor GenNEXT ambassador as well as Sigma India ambassador.

Her style combines the techniques, aesthetics and visual luxury of fashion with creativity, insight and storytelling of conceptual photography.

Living in India since 2012, her journey as a photographer began only in 2015 and since then she made her name in fashion and conceptual photography working with brands such as Manish Malhotra, Titan, Taj, Celio and many others. Victoria’s work is inspired by her free spirit, metaphorical vision and attention to details.

INDIA

PUBLISHED BY PIRATES

Captain Jay Joshi is a serving officer in the Indian Army.  He graduated from NDA, Pune and is currently part of the infantry regiment. The author commits his royalties to Sahaj Foundation.

USA

PUBLISHED BY PIRATES

Harris Tobias lives and writes in Charlottesville, Virginia. He is the author of two novels and dozens of short stories. His fiction has appeared in Ray Gun Revival, Dunesteef Audio Magazine, Every Photo Tells and Quantum Muse to name a few. Mr Tobias has amassed a considerable body of work spanning several genres including science fiction, crime fiction, poetry and children’s books. He draws on his varied life experiences for the source of his ideas. His writing style reflects his positive outlook on life. His stories are filled with good humour written in a down to earth style that appeals to a wide range of readers.

INDIA

PUBLISHED BY BLOOMSBURY

Raj Kanwar has been a journalist, public relations/advertising professional and a businessman at different stages in his eventful career-span of 65 years. He had voluntarily retired in 2000 as the chairman of SK Oilfield Equipment Co Pvt Ltd, a family-owned business, to return to his first love of reading and writing.

His columns in local dailies, Garhwal Post and The Himachal
Times were hugely popular. He has also did freelance writing for some leading
dailies such like The Hindu, Sunday Midday, Hindustan Times, The Times of India
and magazines like The WEEK, Harmony Celebrate Age, Indian Military Review et
al.

Kanwar had cut his teeth in journalism right in his college days
when he launched The ACADEMIC, a fortnightly magazine for students. Thereafter,
he started a newsweekly VANGUARD. Simultaneously, he also worked as the Dehra
Dun stringer for well known newspapers such as The Statesman, The Tribune and
The Indian Express. Later, he also did a stint in Delhi as a reporter on the
staff of the Indian Express.

In his career earlier, he was editor in the Directorate of
Public Relations and Tourism, Himachal Pradesh and the first public relations
officer of Oil & Natural Gas Commission.

He has just completed a book on the early history of Oil &
Natural Gas Corporation Ltd. His next book will be on Dehra Dun and its
multifaceted ambiance.

He lives in Dehra Dun with his wife Amber of 53 years. Two of
his three children live in the USA. The third is the head honcho of the
family-owned company.

INDIA

PUBLISHED BY FINGERPRINT

J. Rajasekharan Nair is a journalist-turned-psychologist and the winner of the K.K. Birla Foundation Fellowship in Journalism (1992), for his study on the Impact of Forest Management on Tribals in Kerala. He holds a Masters degree in Communication and Journalism, University of Kerala (1987), and has served as the programme officer of House of Soviet Culture, Trivandrum (1987-91), Kerala correspondent of Magna Group of Magazines (1994-2008), and as the chairman of an NGO that worked among the sex workers, LGBT, HIV positives, and mentally ill, for eight years. He now serves as a counselor at Thrani Counselling Centre, focussing on family problems, relationship issues, and sexuality. His previous works include Spies from Space: the ISRO Frame-up (Konark, 1998), an investigative work which exposed the sensational spy scandal of 1994 as a lie planted by the CIA using moles in the IB for commercial purpose. All Lies, says Krishna is his first novel.

INDIA

PUBLISHED BY RUPA

 Pawan Verma is an Author, Thought Leader, Professional Speaker and M anagement Consultantfrom India’s financial services sector. His experience in the corporate world spans over thirty-fiveyears and includes leadership roles like the Chief Operating Officer of an Indo-Japanese start-upventure, Star Union Dai-ichi Life Insurance and the Group CEO of the KnowSys Group of Companies.

INDIA

PUBLISHED BY WESTLAND

Swami Avdheshanand Giri is Acharya Mahamandaleshwar of the Juna Akhara. He is a guru to thousands and an inspiration to millions. He has initiated more than a hundred thousand sannyasis and transformed innumerable lives with his social activities. Swamiji has faith and respect for all religions. He has a firm belief that all the religions of the world convey the same message of love, peace and brotherhood. However, the ways and means for achieving God may be different due to diverse climatic, cultural, ethnic, regional factors and compulsions; but the ultimate goal is that of God-realisation. He heads the Prabhu Prem Ashram in Haryana and the Samanvaya Seva Trust in Haridwar. Having written extensively on various aspects of Indian spiritual philosophy, he was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Literature (D. Litt.) by Vikram University in India in 2008.

INDIA

PUBLISHED BY TREESHADE

Aditya Shroff holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the University of Mumbai. After passing college with a distinction, he gave up a prospective career in the corporate world and made a life changing decision to move back to a simple, minimalistic farm life, follow his passions—running and writing, and focus on— what he calls— the finer things in life. Shroff spent most of his formative years on his parents’ farm in the countryside, running around the never-ending fields “chasing goats and feasting on fresh farm-fruits”. This greatly influences his style of writing, which often drifts from the narrow bougainvillea-flanked trails, and over beautifully nostalgic reminiscences. Shroff’s stories have also appeared at an international level, featuring in inspirational magazines

INDIA

PUBLISHED BY PRABHAT PRAKASHAN

Dr Heera Lal, an
IAS officer having rich experience of 26 years as a civil servant, is currently
posted as Additional Mission Director, National Health Mission, Uttar Pradesh and
Additional Project Director in UP State Aids Control Society. He has served in
various departments in different capacities

INDIA

PUBLISHED BY TREESHADE

Abhinav is a columnist, photographer, software professional, Hindi music addict, reader and reviewer, and curator of the Indic Book Club. Abhinav’s writings have been published in DNA, Pioneer, Swarajya, LinkedIn, OpIndia, Medium, and elsewhere. He has worked at technology companies in India, the United States, and Canada. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Mumbai University and is a post-graduate from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. He lives in Bangalore with his wife and two daughters.

UAE

SHAJI MADATHIL ( Published by BLOOMSBURY)
Senior software engineer at Qatar Airways, Shaji holds Masters Degrees in Commerce, History, Business Management, and Computer Science. He is the son of Madathil M Narayanan and N K Bhargavi, and the nephew of renowned artist M V Devan. Shaji is married to Sandhya Vijayan and they have a son, Akash.

The Soul of Truth is the
English translation of Shaji’s debut Malayalam novel, “Pathirapaatille
Thennilapakshikal”. The Malayalam book was cited in the LIMCA Book of
Records for the first 3D cover in Indian fiction. The book was well received
and Shaji donated the entirety of his royalties from the book sales for the
treatment of cancer patients.

PUBLISHED BY RUPA & PRABHAT PRAKASHAN

Ashraf Karayath , Ashraf Karayath was born in Nadapuram, a village in Kerala, India. After finishing his MA in English Literature in 1991, he migrated to Dubai. He has 25 years of business experience coupled with a background in Management philosophy. Despite his professional preoccupations, he never lost his interest in literature and spirituality. This sparked an exploration of the timeless knowledge of ancient Indian culture, bringing forth his passion for writing

 ANIL MAHESHWARI ( PUBLISHED BY BLOOMSBURY) and OM

 (Former)
Special Correspondent,
Hindustan Times: Editor: theindianrepublic.com

Experience: 30 years in print media. For 23 years with the Hindustan
Times. Served this newspaper as its staff correspondent at Meerut for western
Uttar Pradesh and Lucknow; Senior Correspondent at Chandigarh for Haryana and
Punjab; Principal Correspondent at Srinagar, Jammu, Jaipur and the Local
Reporting Unit at New Delhi. From September 1995 as a Special Correspondent in
the Economy & Business section; From September 1977 at Siliguri (W. Bengal)
to cover north districts of West Bengal, Sikkim and Bhutan (a neighbouring
country); From May 2000  to March 2006 at Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh.

Books: During the last Nineteen years, six books:
“Crescent over Kashmir: Politics of Mullaism; “Moon still Shines: An
environmental Issue”; “Right to Information: A No-win
situation”; Agrarian Structure in British India (Edited) and “The
Buddha Cries!: Karmapa Conundrum” and “Aligarh Muslim University:
Perfect Past, Precarious Present”.

 Guest
Faculty at the Indian Institute of Mass Communication, Indira Gandhi National
Forest Academy at Dehra Dun and Dr. BR Ambedkar U.P. Police Academy at
Moradabad, National Law University Orissa at Cuttack, NALSAR University of Law,
Hyderabad, V.B. Singh Purvanchal University, Jaunpur (U.P.) and National Institute
of Social Communications, Research & Training (NISCORT) in NCR.  Anil Maheshwari served for about five decades
in journalism and retired from the Hindustan Times as a
Special Correspondent.

Vipul Maheshwari is a prominent advocate in the Supreme Court and was an
Additional Advocate General of Haryana.

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Vijaya Sandireddy holds a Bachelor’s degree in computer science from BMSCE, Bangalore. She is currently working as a Technology Lead with Infosys in Bangalore. Her father’s job in police services enabled her to spend her childhood in the huge campuses, with hundreds of other such families. Being witness to those life stories, she mastered the art of storytelling. She has been writing since college days, penning down her experiences in the form of poems and short stories.

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ABHAS MITRA is a member of the International Astronomical Union, and a former full member of the American Astronomical Society. He headed the Theoretical Astrophysics Section of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Mumbai from 2005 to 2015. In 1989, he won the First Prize at the Young Physicists Colloquium organized by the Indian Physical Society. He has authored, mostly single-handedly, more than 100 research papers and articles on a wide array of topics ranging from High Energy Astrophysics to General Relativity to Cosmology. He has delivered nine TEDx talks and has been invited as chief guest or speaker to many Techno Management festivals of several Indian Institutes of Technology, National Institutes of Technology and Birla Institutes of Technology.
Times of India (Kolkata) described him as one of the ‘Trailblazers’ in its year-end annual survey in 2015 and that same year the lifestyle magazine The Label declared him the sixth among the most-talked-about Indian men.

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Natasha Malpani Oswal runs Boundless Media, a creative house that makes bold stories for a changing India. She is also a creative producer and podcast host.

She holds Masters degrees from Oxford and Cambridge, and an MBA from Stanford. Natasha previously ran Dice Media. Before this, she was an Investment Director at a $1 billion impact investing fund in London, and worked in cancer research.

Natasha writes for Hackernoon, The Lit Up and The Startup. This is her second book of poetry. You can find her on Instagram at @natashamalpanioswal.

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Roshni Rajaram is a Delhi based author. She regularly writes for national and regional newspapers and magazines on varied subjects. She is a passion-driven professional with over 10 years of rich and diverse experience in Corporate Communication, Brand Management and Content Creation. She is multi-faceted, a trained boxer, a classical dancer and an avid traveller. Roshni holds a management degree from IIM Indore and is a CELTA (Cambridge University) certified language trainer.
In her professional stint, Roshni has worked with top multinationals, reputed media houses and has consulted Ministry of Agriculture (Government of India) in various capacities. In 2020, she started heading the Marketing and Communications department for a corporate and is also contributing as the National Editor for a monthly magazine featuring the life and issues of people living near international borders.
A corporate trainer and motivational speaker, she has done extensive study and research in the Thar Desert region of India and considered as an authority on women related issues. She is a guest at many eminent public platforms and universities of repute.
Her first published work as a co-author is The Vulture’s Feast- Stories of Storytellers, that highlights the darker side of journalism. She was invited as a distinguished speaker at the 2019 “Talk Journalism”- a reputed global summit on journalism.
Roshni is also the national brand ambassador for ‘Roshni Helpline’- a social campaign for women welfare. Originally from Sikar district of Rajasthan, she loves donning the role as cultural ambassador to represent the beautiful State of Rajasthan.