Ashutosh is a highly acclaimed journalist, a reputed columnist and a successful author. His book Hindu Rashtra is an account of India’s changing political terrain and the social upheavals of the past five years in their historical context. His other two books are Anna- 13 days That Awakened India and The Crown prince, The Gladiator & The Hope- Battle for Change.
Ashwin Sanghi has written four bestselling novels, The Rozabal Line, Chanakya’s Chant, The Krishna Key and The Sialkot Saga. He has also co-written the New York Times bestselling crime thriller series Private India and Private Delhi with James Patterson. Sanghi also mentors and edits the 13 Steps series of self-help books. He was included by Forbes India in their ‘Celebrity 100’ list and awarded the Crossword Popular Choice prize.
Bhaavna Arora has three best-selling books to her credit—The Deliberate Sinner, Mistress of Honour and Love Bi the Way. Before a career as an author, Bhaavna headed a business school for a few years. The latent scribe in her could no longer be ignored and she now pursues her passion full-time. A contemporary author, her books and genres are versatile. The strength of her writing is in her robust research that flows through as a realistic narrative. Undaunted took two years of painstaking research, including six months of travel to the Kashmir Valley, the IMA, the NDA, MHOW, Devlali and Akhnoor to weave an authentic account of Lt. Ummer’s life.
Bharathi S. Pradhan is a renowned author and film critic and has written for Reader’s Digest, Mid-day, Savvy, Femina and Movie. A Sunday columnist with The Telegraph, she has been Chairperson of the National Awards (for Best Writing on Cinema) and was on the jury for the Indian Panorama of IFFI 2015. She has written Mr Bidi, Heartfelt: The Inspirational Story of Medha Jalota, Colas, Cars & Communal Harmony, Valentine Lover and Anything But Khamosh: The Shatrughan Sinha Biography.
Bijoylaxmi Hota is a noted Integrated Yoga Therapist whose books sell internationally. She gives as much importance to diet as to yoga, since diet plays a major role in one’s health. She has written nine books on yoga and diet, including the bestselling Yoga for Busy People. She currently resides in Delhi.
Bittu Sahgal, an environmental activist and writer, is the founding editor of Sanctuary Asia, a wildlife and ecology magazine based in India. He is a member of the National Board for Wildlife of the Ministry of Environment and Forests. He founded Sanctuary Asia in 1981 and also founded Cub Magazine. He has authored numerous books on wildlife including, most recently: India Naturally, The Bandhavgarh Inheritance, The Sundarbans Inheritance, The Bharatpur Inheritance, The Kaziranga Inheritance, The Corbett Inheritance and The Periyar Inheritance. He writes for both English and local language newspapers and magazines in India. He has also produced over 30 conservation-related documentaries.
Chandrachur Ghose is an author, researcher and commentator on history, economics and environment.
Chandrachur has 24 years of experience in multi-disciplinary strategic research and advocacy, having worked with Centre for Science and Environment, one of the most well-known environmental organisations in India, University of Sussex, an academic institute of global excellence, and International Market Assessment Pvt Ltd, an economic research firm that is a trusted brand among Indian businesses. He is currently an independent author and columnist. Chandrachur has graduated from Visva Bharati and the University of Sussex and now lives in Hyderabad.
Chandrachur is one of the founders of the pressure group Mission Netaji that has been the moving force behind the declassification of secret documents related to Subhas Chandra Bose. The activism of Mission Netaji led to the declassification of over ten thousand pages in 2010 and subsequently declassification of over 300 files by the Central Government and the Government of West Bengal.
Christopher C. Doyle is the author of the hugely popular The Mahabharata Quest Series. Along the way to publishing his debut novel, Christopher pursued a career in the corporate world after graduating from St Stephen’s College, Delhi and IIM, Calcutta. Christopher is also a musician and lives his passion for music through his band called Mid Life Crisis. He lives in New Delhi with this family.
David Davidar is an Indian novelist and publisher. He is the author of three published novels, The House of Blue Mangoes (2002), The Solitude of Emperors (2007) and Ithaca (2011). In parallel to his writing career, Davidar has been a publisher for a quarter century. He is the co-founder of Aleph Book Company, a literary publishing firm based in New Delhi. Davidar published short stories and poems in newspapers and literary magazines, before publishing his debut novel.
Devendra Prabhudesai is an Indian biographer and manager of media relations and corporate affairs for BCCI in Mumbai, India. His first book was An Umpire Remembers- the autobiography of Piloo Reporter. He also authored a 2007 book on the Cricket World Cup and wrote a biography of cricketer Rahul Dravid titled, The Nice Guy who finished first, and other biographies on Sunil Gavaskar and Sachin Tendulkar.
Dominic Franks graduated from Bangalore Medical College. His passion for sports led him to give up his career in medicine and join a premier sports channel. In September 2010, he decided to go on a cross-country bicycle journey from Bengaluru to New Delhi to witness the Commonwealth Games. It’s Not About the Cycle—winner of Best Adventure Film at the 2017 Toronto Beaches Film Festival—stars Nautanki, his bicycle, the central character of Nautanki Diaries. Currently, he is working on producing his first documentary feature about human-animal relationships. When not working to travel, or travelling for work, Franks holes up in Bengaluru where he lives, laughs and loves.
An executive editor, FORCE, where she writes on homeland security, terrorism, Jammu and Kashmir, left-wing extremism, and religious extremism, and contributes a column, First Person. She is the author of Dragon on Our Doorstep: Managing China through Military Power with Pravin Sawhney. She contributed a chapter on the changing profile of terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir in the book Operation Parakram: The War Unfinished. A career journalist, Ghazala has worked with The Telegraph and Asian Age.