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Museum Culture Development Forum

Tarun Thakral (Chair)

With a background and career in Hospitality and a collector of vintage & classic vehicles, Tarun founded Heritage Transportation Trust (HTT) in 1996, to preserve the rich transport heritage of India. In 2013, HTT...

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Lady Kishwar Desai

Kishwar Desai is an Indian author and columnist. She is the Chair of TAACHT which is working towards setting up a Partition Museum. Her novel, Witness the Night, won the Costa First Novel Award, in the UK, 2010...

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Asha Batra

Asha is the Co-Founder of NHP Centre, a not for profit initiative working in the field of Art, Literature, and Culture. She is also the Co-Founder of Chitrashala, a museum of rare vintage graphics from India...

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Priya Kapoor

Priya began her career in journalism with The Indian Express. During this time she wrote a weekly column on Delhi called Delhi Upclose which was published the city section of the paper, Delhi Newsline. She worked at the...

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Back to Diary

Jerry Pinto (Chair)

Jerry Pinto is a writer and translator based in Mumbai. He is the author of the novel Em and the Big Hoom (winner of the Hindu Literary Prize and the Crossword Book Award for Fiction) and the non-fiction...

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Sumant Batra

He romances with life, lives his dreams and thinks through his heart. An intuitive multi-tasker, thinker and opinion maker, Sumant is a many-faceted person with accomplishments in diverse spheres...

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Women Unlimited Series

Kiran Manral (Chair)

Kiran Manral was a journalist with the leading newspapers in India before she moved out to set up a content supply company during the first dot com boom. An erstwhile blogger, both her blogs were considered...

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Nishtha Satyam (Co-Chair)

Nishtha Satyam heads Strategic Partnerships, Policy Impact and Public Relations for UN Women, the entity of the United Nations that is dedicated to working towards Gender Equality and Woman's Empowerment..

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Shaili Chopra

Shaili Chopra is a leading business journalist, moderator and golf specialist. She has just finished writing her second book - The Big Connect: Politics in Age of Social Media. She has been the Senior Editor for primetime...

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Atiya Zaidi

Atiya Zaidi, currently publisher at Ratna Sagar Pvt. Ltd., has spent over 25 years in publishing, and specializes in content creation for schools. The content she has developed is now used in leading schools..

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Fellows of Nature

Sujata Parashar (Director)

Sujata Parashar is a novelist, poet, short story writer and social activist. She has written seven books so far. Her debut novel, In Pursuit of Infidelity (2009) was a bestseller...

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Living the Heritage

Vikramjit Singh Rooprai (Chair)

An IT Consultant by career and a Heritage Activist by passion, Vikramjit is the founder of Youth for Heritage Foundation and Delhi Heritage Photography Club. He completed his graduation and post-graduation...

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Kanak Rekha Chauhan (Co-Chair)

She is the Founder, Lucknow Literature Carnival and Secretary of Lucknow Expressions, a society which works for promotion of literature and culture, and is the organising body of Lucknow Literature Carnival...

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Libraries Development Programme

Sumant Batra (Chair)

He romances with life, lives his dreams and thinks through his heart. An intuitive multi-tasker, thinker and opinion maker, Sumant is a many-faceted person with accomplishments in diverse spheres...

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Jerry Pinto (Co-Chair)

Jerry Pinto is a writer and translator based in Mumbai. He is the author of the novel Em and the Big Hoom (winner of the Hindu Literary Prize and the Crossword Book Award for Fiction) and the non-fiction...

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Literary Bhagidari

Surabhi Modi Sahai

Surabhi Modi Sahai is an education entrepreneur leading the most successful law test prep brand in the country Clat Possible, a part of Possible Education Pvt Ltd in 9 cities so far...

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Policy Dialogue Forum

Tuhin Sinha (Chair)

Tuhin A. Sinha is among the best-selling authors in India, a columnist and a screenwriter....

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