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Rishabh C. Kothari

Rishabh C. Kothari

Rishabh Kothari Sir is an entrepreneur by profession and a Heartfulness Meditation Trainer by passion. As CEO of CKC Fragrances, a leading manufacturer of fragrances for industrial applications, his craft is an interesting mix of science and creativity which extends to his interests and personality as well. He is very active in social as well as industry bodies and forums including being the President of the Fragrance and Flavour Association of India , Member of the National MSME Board of the Government of India as well as Senior Vice President of the 118 year old premier business Chamber MCCI. He often writes and contributes to various publications and periodicals and is also the editor of a Perfumery Journal. A widely read and travelled person, Rishabh’s own personal development journey was initiated by joining the Heartfulness movement. Heartfulness Meditation is a unique combination of the scientific and the esoteric, which he not only subscribes to, but is also an ardent proponent of, teaching people how to meditate and contributes to the Heartfulness organisation in various capacities including as its Joint Secretary.

Apart from writing in various publications on industry concerns and social development issues, he is a familiar face on panels in various industry events as well as on television news channels providing insights on various subjects related to industry, government policy and human development. He has participated in various Literary Fests as speaker as well as moderator and is at ease in dealing with subjects as diverse as business and industry, social development as well as spirituality.

Shalaka Kulkarni

Shalaka Kulkarni

Miss Shalaka Kulkarni. She hails from India’s orange city Nagpur, calls Bangalore’s purple skyline her favourite muse and every window seat her favourite abode. She has been passionate about writing since 8, and her first book Orenda stands taller as a milestone, starting her literary journey as an author. She started embracing words by publishing poems in local newspapers, became an editor for college magazines, did multiple poetry and writing challenges (NaPoWriMo, Inktober) and is now exploring the canvas of spoken word poetry, with local and national forums like YourQuote. She’s also a core team member of the Kalinga Literary Festival. This sanguine writer is also an artist, TEDx speaker, marketing/branding professional and has been associated with big brands across the globe like MCdonald’s, Salesforce, HPE, Hindustan Unilever, VMWare, Kantar, Brillio - A Bain Capital Company, Terribly Tiny Tales, Unacademy, etc.

Piorre Hart

Piorre Hart

Talking about her core interests, she is a surgeon by profession, a writer by heart, and a seeker in spirit. She is forever in flight on the wings of imagination, soaring into the virtual realms of words and verses. She thrives on books, on chai, on fictionalizing philosophy and philosophizing fiction. She has been writing since she was eight; dabbling in various forms of the craft. Her poems and short stories have found their place in various magazines and anthologies. Her novels “Where There’s A Will… ”, “Dial T for Terror” and “A Genre called Hope” have been a great success with many rave reviews.

Shakti Sharma

Shakti Sharma

Dr. Shakti Sharma is a doctorate in Food and Nutrition and has qualified UGC-NET. She received her Master’s degree with gold medal in Food and Nutrition from Rani Durgavati University, Jabalpur. She subsequently completed her internship from AIIMS, New Delhi and Choithram Hospital, Indore.

Dr. Shakti Sharma is an academician and a holistic clinical nutritionist specializing in weight management and sports nutrition for young athletes. She holds a teaching experience for over 12 years in reputed undergraduate and post graduate institutes of Nagpur.

She is a certified Diabetic educator and is successfully running a diet clinic ‘Nutrition and You’ since more than 5 years. She is an impressive public speaker on Health and Wellness and regularly conducts awareness sessions for corporate, various Government organizati ons and NGOs.

She regularly contributes in print and digital media related to diet, health and wellness. Her passion turned into profession and has profoundly contributed to the book for upcoming Home scientists, Nutritionists and Food scientists.

Amitabh Baghel

Amitabh Baghel

Amitabh Singh Baghel, a former bureaucrat, an exhibited and published photographer is a lover Prose and Poetry.

Amitabh speaks and writes on varied subjects like ecological conservation, development, consumerism, tourism, gender and cinema. He been published by Naitinal and International Journals.

He has featured in, organised and has advised Literature festivals in India.

Amitabh has recently started poetry appreciation sessions which began serendipitously with request from a group of IITians based out of the US. He is absolutely in love with He is currently involved with groups across the world.

Currently associated with All India Professionals’ Congress as State Coordinator for Uttar Pradesh- West.

Archana Sharma

Archana Sharma

Archana Sharma is as a Freelance Writer and Translator with an acumen for Bilingual Writing and Translation ( Hindi to English, English to Hindi). Her written expressions find space in leading national newspapers, magazines and blogs.

Some of her major recent Translation works are Faith by Devdutt Pattanaik into Hindi as AASTHA. Another voluminous work under print is Rasraj, Biography of Pandit Jasraj by Late Sunita Budhiraja into English.

Writing genres include Art & Culture, Women issues, Social Concerns, Travelogues. Stories abound and written expressions keep flowing.

Yajnaseni Chakraborty

Yajnaseni Chakraborty

Author, translator, journalist, and event planner, Yajnaseni Chakraborty has been a senior journalist for well over a decade and worked with the Indian Express. She has published India Cried That Night and The Detective Dairies two non-fiction translations, consulted with the IT and Corporate Communications industry and has been the chief co-ordinator of the Kolkata Literary Meet.

Kshitij Kokas

Kshitij Kokas

Kshitij Kokas is a partner at Matter Entertainment based out of Mumbai, India. Matter Entertainment is a premier entertainment and content production company. He oversees and is responsible for the smooth functioning of the talent management division, representing leading literary talents across realms of direction, screenwriting and publishing. In addition to that, he is leading Matter’s foray into producing of original content. He started his career at Creative Artists Agency India office understanding and absorbing the business. Post which, he worked as a production executive at Excel Entertainment, a leading production company in the Indian-ecosystem having worked across several roles on projects such as Raees, Rock On 2 and Inside Edge. He graduated in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore with a minor in Theatre Studies. Additionally, during his time in Singapore he was a part of the handpicked Young Company of the Singapore Repertory Theatre wherein he worked in several stage productions in varied capacities.

Ashutosh Paturkar

Ashutosh Paturkar

Dr. Ashutosh Arvindrao Paturkar Dr. Ashutosh Arvindrao Paturkar is Prof. & Head of the Department at Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Management Studies & Research. He received his masters’ degree at Yashwantrao Chavhan Manarashtra Open University and Ph.D. at Nagpur University. He has many research articles to his credit. He is a recognized supervisor for doctoral students at Rashtrasant Tukdoji Maharaj Nagpur University. Eleven researchers have received Ph.D. under him till date. He has engaged lectures as an adjunct faculty at BITS, Pilani. He is author of the book ‘5 Elements of Organizational Excellence’. He worked in the pharmaceutical industry for two decades and then moved to academics. His core areas are Strategic Management and Marketing Management. He is also a visiting faculty at management institutes like IGNOU, YCMOU, RTMNU and IMT to name a few. He has received open merit scholarship during his graduation and also had a distinguished career as an NCC cadet. He had presented guard of honour to Honourable President of India, and was honoured as best NCC cadet in 1985. In the same year, he participated in the Maharashtra Day Silver Jubilee Parade. He did mountaineering from Gujarat State Mountaineering Institute. During graduation, he has represented his college teams in Shooting and Cricket. He was the President of Vidarbha Management Association (2017-18). A life member of Indian Society for Training & Development and is member of many professional associations. He is offering consultancy to many companies in the areas of marketing, strategy and planning. He also conducts training programs for industry professionals in the area of Marketing, Strategy and Creativity. As a part of professional assignments, he has travelled to many countries like Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Czech Republic, Germany, Netherland, Belgium, France, etc. He has conducted training programmes for WCL, MSETCL, MAHAGENCO, MECL, Indian Railways, Public Health Institute, Pharmaceutical companies, IT companies, Educational Institutes and Vanamati. He has conducted assessment of workers for promotion for Mawana Sugars Ltd. He has developed assessment tools for mapping competencies for a Europe based MNC. He also worked as a consultant to the International Center for Research on Women, a non-profit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C., United States. He has been conducting a Management Development Program KARM (Knowledge And Resource Management) for Healthcare Professionals. During his spare time, he enjoys photography and painting.

Mandira Nayar

Mandira Nayar

Mandira Nayar is a Senior Special Correspondent at The Week. She writes on foreign policy, culture, books and history. In 2015, she was awarded the Charles Wallace scholarship

R Radhakrishnan

R Radhakrishnan

R Radhakrishnan is presently working as an Assistant Professor in the Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad Campus, which is a constituent unit of the Symbiosis International Deemed University, Pune.He is the faculty for Political Science and International Relations and also the Head of the International Cell and faculty in charge of the Centre for Advancement in Media and Entertainment Laws, at the Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad.

His career consists of teaching, work in a political office and research in a think-tank. His earlier experience includes teaching assignments at the Symbiosis Law School, Pune, Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication, National Defence Academy, Pune and at JICM Bhopal.

He had assisted parliamentarians in Delhi for around three years, which involved daily monitoring, analysis and identifying trends in India’s domestic politics and foreign policy. He started his professional career at the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies (IPCS), in a project on alternative approaches to security, funded by the Ford Foundation. The focus of his study at the IPCS was on the “Challenges to National Integration” which primarily dwelt on conflicts/politics based on identity in India and tried to address the issue of integration of various communities, their representation and its impact on democracy and internal security.

He had pursued his Masters and MPhil from the Centre for Political Studies, at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi. He has co-authored a book, co-edited two books, contributed articles in journals, contributed papers in edited books, many web based articles, apart from the occasional brief comments in the newspapers. He has presented papers in various national and international conferences and also had been invited as a resource person and speaker in various conferences and workshops.

LT COL ATEENDRA ASHOK GODBOLE (RETD.)

LT COL ATEENDRA Ashok Godbole (RETD.)

Lt Col Ateendra Ashok Godbole (Retd.), a Mechanical graduate from COEP Pune, has a rich and vast experience of nearly 21 years in the Indian Army (Corps of Electronics & Mechanical Engineers) and 3.5 years in the Corporate.

Post his premature retirement from the Indian Army, he has worked as a Senior Consultant for Highbar Technocrat Ltd. in Maharashtra Metro Rail Corporation Limited (MAHA Metro) Project for a year. Subsequently, he joined Yalamanchili Software Exports as the Chief HR & Administrative Officer of the Yalamanchili group of companies (India) where he served for around 2.5 years.

With a strong educational background, he has had a successful professional career in both the Army as well as the corporate sector. He would be shortly taking over a new assignment in the education (non-academics) domain; thereby broadening his multiple sector exposure and expertise.

Kartik Shukul

Kartik Shukul

With 14 years of experience in litigating Writ Petitions and relevant legal and Arbitration matters for a diverse clientele, both as principal advocate and also as a member of a litigation team Adv Kartik Shukul sir is city’s leading Advocate. He has his regular appearances before the Hon’ble Bombay High Court, the Hon’ble Supreme Court, the National Green Tribunal, The National Company Law Tribunal (Bombay) and other Tribunals and Forums. Apart from Litigation, there is a separate office dedicated to Land and Property laws. Apart from this he is also a celebrated guest lecturer at various institutions, like “Judicial Officers Training Institute : Nagpur”, “Maharashtra Judicial Academy : Mumbai” to name a few. He is also a Member: State Level Committee: Drafting of Guidelines for Man-Animal Conflict, State of Maharashtra. And has received the “Sanctuary Asia Wildlife Service Award : 2017”.

Kavita Ashok

Kavita Ashok

Kavita Ashok comes from a fauji family and has all qualities of a fauji daughter. She started modeling after having two baby girls and did hundreds of campaigns in 15 years. Today she is the founder of an NGO Tree For Life, a prominent environmentalist, health activist and a popular TV panelist. Her columns and blogs appear in many magazines and foreign publications. She is a keynote speaker and an author, looking to release her first book in 2022.

RJ Nisha

RJ Nisha

So yup I am a Radio Jock.. And I am imperfect but I’m perfectly me that how you shall find me.. Been awarded as the best of jock of the city and the best female jock of Maharashtra by Big fm but I feel awarded the day I get a mesg Or call which say Nisha you bring a smile to my face every morning.. “ You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough though this isn't my line but a mantra for me . Being the best orator to winning beauty pageant national debator to trainer I have tried my hands on all.. You need to meet me to know more.. Till the time.. Don't get bore.

Manjula Narayan

Manjula Narayan

Manjula Narayan is Books Editor, Hindustan Times. She hosts Books & Authors, a weekly podcast.

Ruhi Gilder

Ruhi Gilder

Ruhi Gilder is a writer by profession and a reader at heart. She graduated from Jai Hind College, Mumbai with a degree in Mass Media. Having worked across verticals in media including advertising and PR, she found her calling in writing. She works at a luxury and lifestyle magazine, ideating stories across food, fashion, beauty and travel. In her spare time, you can find her working on her passion project, a book blog called ‘Read with Ru.’

Dr. Rozina Rana

Dr. Rozina Rana

Dr. Rozina Rana is a seasoned counselor and a life coach. Currently she is associated with Raisoni Group of Institutions as Manager, Training, and Development. She is also the director of a counseling center, Set Up in Nagpur. After completing her Ph. D in Clinical Psychology, she has helped a large number of people including 30,000 students, 5000 teachers, and 500 parents, and many working professionals create their own runway to peace and success. In her professional legacy, she holds many awards and accolades to her credit. Some of the most prominent awards include “Outstanding HR Trainer and Psychological Counsellor” by Higher Education Ministry, Govt. of Telangana, “Nation Builder Award” by Rotary Club of Nagpur, and “The Women Achievers’ Award” by The Ismailia Helping Society.

Pushpinder Syal

Pushpinder Syal

Pushpinder Syal, PhD from Lancaster University U.K., is Professor and Chairperson (Retd), Department of English and Cultural Studies, Panjab University Chandigarh where she has been teaching since 1978.

She was also Director at the Lucknow Campus of the English and Foreign Language University in 2010-11. She has worked and guided extensive research in the field of stylistics, language teaching and literature and has several publications in these areas, chiefly Structure and Style in Commonwealth Literature (Vikas, 1994), An Introduction to Linguistics,Grammar and Semantics,(Prentice Hall, 1997) and was guest editor of Language and Language Teaching-13, and contributor to journals of language and linguistics. She is a recipient of Commonwealth Academic Staff Scholarship, Charles Wallace Fellowship and Australia India Council Award, and presented papers in national and international conferences. In literature, she has taught and researched in African, Australian and Indian writing. She has been associated with several projects with the British Council, CBSC, NCERT, IGNOU etc. being deeply involved in teacher education and evaluation, and her current interests have expanded to translation, Sikh studies and literature in Punjabi. She lives in Chandigarh and does organic farming and voluntary service for animals.

Naveen Choudhary

Naveen Choudhary

Naveen Choudhary is an author and satirist. His political thriller Janta Store is soon going to be adapted as web-series. He works as Associate Marketing Director at Oxford University Press and leads Social science discipline marketing globally.

Indrani Ganguly

Indrani Ganguly

Indrani Ganguly is the Managing Editor of Readomania and has edited over 175 fiction and non-fiction titles under its various imprints. She has over 18 years of experience in all genres of editing, shifting gears from news, academic, Science-Technology-Medicine, lifestyle and law, though fiction remains her first love. She has done her graduation from St Xavier’s College (University of Calcutta) majoring in English Literature and her post-graduation in Journalism from Indian Institute of Mass Communication, specializing in Print Journalism. She started her career in the news room of leading national daily Hindustan Times where she was in-charge of the International desk. She has edited over 400 high academic books for many well-known publishers like Oxford University Press, Palgrave Macmillan, Collins India, Lexis-Nexis, John Wiley, Springer to name a few. She is a creative writing mentor. Indrani also had a brief stint in teaching language and composition to undergraduate students.

Anuja Deshpande

Anuja Deshpande

With her Education in Power Engineering, MBA, MS in Industrial Engineering from University of Houston, USA. Ms. Anuja Deshpande is a personality of diverse interests and admiration. Being passionate about community service, she has been active in the social sector for the last 5 years. She has extensive experience in education projects and disaster management and presently working with funds development team at Sewa International (non profit organization).

Vaibhav Purandare

Vaibhav Purandare

Vaibhav Purandare grew up in Mumbai in the 1980s and 90s, the tumultuous decades in which Bal Thackeray and his Shiv Sena went from being regional political players to champions of a militant Hindutva that carried their rhetoric and rage across India.

He began his journalistic career with the political newsmagazine Blitz in 1993, in the early part of which, Thackeray and his organization played a key role in the Mumbai riots, and has since worked with India’s leading newspapers such as The Indian Express, The Asian Age, Daily News and Analysis (DNA), Mid-Day and Mumbai Mirror, apart from writing for a host of other publications.

His first book, The Sena Story was published in 1999, when he was only 23. His second book, Sachin Tendulkar: A Definitive Biography (Roli Books) and is now into its fifth edition. He is currently Senior Associate Editor with the Hindustan Times, Mumbai.

Swaima Ahmed

Swaima Ahmed

Swaima Ahmed is an entrepreneur, international soft skills trainer, event manager & TEDx speaker.

She is the founder of Finesse Academy & Trainings. Co-founder of Footprints Events Pvt. Ltd., a pan-India company engaged in training & development. In due course of her professional journey, she has conducted more than 3000 corporate workshops on soft skills. She also serves as trainer for DELL, ITC, Cello, Luxor, Junior Horlicks, National Stock Exchange, White Hat Junior, Classmate & Manipal University. She is also the founder and host of a talk show, the Forever Fierce Show. She has won more than 500 competitions and has always been an active part of various oratory competitions, institutional events, youth festivals, and youth parliaments as chief guest/guest speaker/jury member. She holds many awards and accolades under her belt including Winner of Debate & Elocution Championships at the National Youth Festivals, Best Student Award for 2015-16 at RTM Nagpur University, Gold Medalist in MA (English). She also represented India at the South Asian Universities Youth Fest as an Indian delegate for literary events in 2016 & 2018. She is currently a PhD scholar in English Literature on the theme of ‘Rhetorics’.

Lipsa Panda

Lipsa Panda

Lipsa is a multilingual conversationalist with an interest in contemporary literature, arts and fashion. She owns a production house and hosts a celebrity talk show named Ouch Couch with Lipsa, a series of its own kind. She has almost 800 shows online and offline of different kinds to her credit. For many of these she travels across India. She is empaneled with Income Tax Department and Department of Sports as an emcee.

Drishti Sharma

Drishti Sharma

I'm an aspiring journalist, presently studying at Asian college of Journalism. I’ve done my graduation from Bengaluru and worked with various media houses like Tv9, CNN IBN, Times of India and ABP news. I’m currently breaking the news on my Instagram platform. Besides this I love to listen to peoples stories-- about their dreams, their struggles and how they overcome. I chose Journalism because I feel there are things that people need to know before forming an opinion. Unbiased reporting is one thing our country lacks right now. A pen can change a person and a country.

Besides this, I'm Rajma chawal fan and an Animal enthusiast. I want to change the world and put an end to starvation. I’m extremely grateful to be in amidst of such luminaries and literature titans.

Radhika Dhawad

Radhika Dhawad

An MBA from Pune University, Radhika Dhawad is a senior journalist who has been covering politics of Maharashtra and India at large for more than six years. Radhika Dhawad, who’s associated with Nation Next - News Hub For New India - as its Deputy Editor, has been deconstructing Indian polity for the nation’s young audience through her indulgent political reportage and interactive sessions with senior politicians across the country..

Mehr Kohli

Mehr Kohli

Mehr Kohli is an engineering graduate based out of Nagpur, Maharashtra. A recipient of the National Kala Bharti Award, she grew up with a keen interest in reading and writing. Her vision is about reaching millions to articulate the importance of the written word. This love for literature directly translates into her mission to create a meaningful change in people’s lives. The youngest recipient of the K.M. Munshi Award for academic distinction and cultural empowerment, Mehr works closely with youth-led organizations like ‘Make A Difference’ and AIESEC to empower the youth. As a columnist for Ignite Magazine, she specializes in blending complex scientific concepts in a simple easy-to-digest format for young readers. Arts and literature have been integral to her being. Vital to the birth of an entrepreneur to create The Empowr Club - a unique platform for readers and authors to share their love for reading. Driven by a strong belief that every book is a bestseller if it reaches the right audience, Empowr Club aims to bridge the gap between various stakeholders of the reading ecosystem and voice every reader’s interest. Hence, she holds close to her heart the motto – empowering readers, one book at a time. LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/mehrkohli
Website: Website: https://empowrclub.com

Monica Bhagwagar

Monica Bhagwagar

Social entrepreneur n owner of designer paper company ...paperage !

Priyanka Sharma

Priyanka Sharma

Ms. Priyanka Sharma is an acclaimed Conversationalist & an established Content Producer in Education & Healthcare Industry. Trusted by central India’s leading brands & national dailies for their print and digital media communications, she has drafted representations on national & international platforms. Additional to which, she is an experienced Soft skills Coach with her domain in leadership, communication and ethics. With 3500+ hours to her credit, across multiple formats like workshops, credit courses, live sessions and boot camps she has imparted training to students from engineering to management and commerce to media, in both government and autonomous institutions.

When not studying, coaching & authoring in-depth skill guides that assist people to manage and master their competence, she can be found meeting people and appreciating them. While she awaits her Debut book’s second edition(Communication skills for budding professionals) to be out for public soon, she credits her versatile & illustrious experience record to her significant associations with renowned finishing schools, established education networks, international start-ups, national corporate entities & Industry fellows she has worked with till date. She believes that her growth is intrinsically rooted in the trust she has enjoyed from these associations since her beginning.

A compound of battle-tested wisdom, self-reliance, professionalism, gratefulness, and generosity, Ms. Priyanka is a natural individual. Vocal about how she enjoys a long standing & mutually uplifting relationship with all her clients and keens, she insists that she still have a lot more hearts to win. Having mentioned that all of this combine to produce a breadth and depth of character altogether unique.

Sanjay  Jog

Sanjay Jog

Sanjay Pratap Jog.... Strong experience in the arena of marketing new concepts and products Effectively set-up new branches and made them perform in short period of time Commended and recognized on numerous occasions for delivering positive results Carved out a niche for the companys products and developed strong client relations

Abeer Kapoor

Abeer Kapoor

Abeer Kapoor, is a journalist, board game designer and author. He is the creator of India’s first election-based board game called ‘The Poll’, which has been featured in CNN, vice, the Diplomat and several other national and international publications. He is the author of 'The Most Notorious Jailbreakers' (Rupa, 2020), which has just been acquired by T-series for digital rights. His articles have appeared in Hardnews, the Wire, Scroll, Quartz and others. He is currently, building a new suite of games on 'digital citizenship' and writing a graphic novel.

Barkha Mathur

Barkha Mathur

Barkha Mathur is a senior journalist working for the English dailies in the city for over two decades. Being a features editor for TOI she has covered a large segment of subjects which include trends lifestyle art music and culture.

Her area of work has demanded imaginative copies which have made big demands on her creative writing skills. From features to interviews of celebrities and stirring stories of big achievements by ordinary persons, have all been a part of her writings.

She is also a columnist, blogger and author and has taught writing to students of mass communication. She has also conducted workshops on creative writing and is a popular panelist at literary events.

Ravi Mishra

Ravi Mishra

Ravi Mishra is currently the Dean of GH Raisoni School of Hospitality and Management. He is also owner of INDINOO, Food Manufacturing unit of Pasta and Noodles and serves as the brand ambassador of Lotto Shoes and DNM Jeans. He is having milestone experiences of conducting beauty contests, pop shows, musical concerts, IT expo, corporate parties, celebrity visit, education expo, and various similar events. The Management Guru Shiv Khera awarded him the best publication professional and he also received the Best Personality Award in 2002 in the Graviera Mr. India Contest he is also the Member of Indian Federation of Culinary association, Young Chef Association of India and World Association of Chef society.

Kartik Borikar

Kartik Borikar

Kartik is an entrepreneur with over 22 years of experience. His work focuses on Research, Development and Innovation in Vehicle Cleaning Systems, Cleaning Chemicals, Electronics, IOT and AI.

His Specialization includes Systems Development, International Business Development, Crisis Management, Operations Management, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), and Sales Management.

Shabbir Shakir

Shabbir Shakir

Shabbir Shakir is currently the District Governor of Rotary District 3030, covering an area from Nagpur to Nashik.

He completed his BE(Hons) from BITS Pilani. Thereafter for few years he served some of the very well know organizations of Indian Corporate world like Eicher Motors Ltd, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited, Standard Batteries Ltd and Crompton Greaves Ltd before starting on his own.

He is into the business of Printing & Packaging and Distribution of Photography Equipment. One of the things he is passionate about is Blood Donation, which he himself has donated 138 times till date.

Manjusha Joshi

Manjusha Joshi

Manjusha Joshi Working in media for the last 15 years. she has done Post graduated in mass communication. She is a Senior correspondent of Maharashtra times

She is also Working profile is handling cultural and entertainment activities of the city. She is the Winner of enterprises' badminton championship.

Dipankar Mukherjee

Dipankar Mukherjee

Dipankar Mukherjee is the publisher and director of Readomania Publishing, an independent publishing house based in Delhi. Under his leadership, the house has produced over 120 books in just about 6 years, with some critically acclaimed and award-winning titles as well. He teaches creative writing at many institutes and runs the popular Young Author Program. He is an engineer from Nagpur University, holds an MBA degree from IIT Madras and has been in the corporate world for 9 years, before becoming an entrepreneur. He also manages business interests in hospitality and manufacturing.

Sonali Nakshine

Sonali Nakshine

Sonali Nakshine Cluster Programming Head, 92.7 Big FM. Working in media from last 12 years. Started carrier as RJ with Red FM as morning show host by the name RJ Reya. Bijalibai mhantyat mala was award winning sparkler which received Maharashtra Samaj Ratn Purskar. Times group published front page series on consecutive 7 days when I was doing as Response Editor in Times of India. Also hosted an international show on Bolly 102.9 FM for Washington DC, Virginia and Boston. Interviewed more than 2500 celeb including APJ Abdul Kalam and Pratibhatai Patil. More than 1k articles published in Lokmat, Dainik Bhaskar, Loksatta and Times group.

Kaveree Bamzai

Kaveree Bamzai

Journalist, Writer , Author, Columnist, Event curator

Kaveree Bamzai has been a journalist for over three decades. A graduate of Delhi School of Economics, Chevening Scholar, and wholehearted supporter of good causes, from Save the Children to CII's Committee on Women's Empowerment, she now presides over a chaotic household while managing a fledgling career as a writer. @kavereeb , Kaveree Bamzai , kavereeb

Anuja Chandramouli

Anuja Chandramouli

Anuja Chandramouli is a bestselling author and new age Indian classicist widely regarded as one of the finest writers in mythology, historical fiction and fantasy. She followed up her highly acclaimed debut novel, Arjuna: Saga of a Pandava Warrior-Prince, which was named as one of the top 5 sellers in the Indian writing category for the year 2012 by Amazon India with Kamadeva: The God of Desire, Shakti: The Divine Feminine, Yama’s Lieutenant and its sequel, Yama’s Lieutenant and the Stone Witch. Her articles, short stories and book reviews appear in various publications like The New Indian Express, The Hindu, Scroll.in and Femina. Some of her other books are Kartikeya: The Destroyer’s Son, Prithviraj Chauhan: The Emperor of Hearts, Padmavati: The Burning Queen, Ganga: The Constant Goddess and Muhammad Bin Tughlaq: Tale of a Tyrant. Mohini: The Enchantress is her latest work of mythological fiction and winner of the prestigious Popular Choice AutHer award. Her books are also available as audiobooks and have been translated into Hindi.

An accomplished TEDx speaker and storyteller, Anuja Chandramouli, regularly conducts workshops on creative writing, mythology and empowerment in schools and colleges across the country. Her Mahabharata and Ramayana with Anuja storytelling series is now available on YouTube. She is a trained Bharatanatyam dancer. This mother of two little girls lives in Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu.

Tushar Mulay

Tushar Mulay

Mr. Tushar Mulay is an Associate Trainer at Dale Carnegie India.Sir has twenty eight years’ experience in the field of training and development for corporates and academics dealing with Leaders, Managers, Faculty Members, Students & CBSE Teachers. Sir is Co-authoring a book on Employability Skills for promising professionals .He constantly works for the betterment of students and professionals ,he keeps writing articles on Motivation & Skill Development Training for students. Sir is an ardent follower of Indian history and loves to write Hindi poems and satires. He did several moderations at Teachers Debate competitions,panel discussions with Industry experts.

Sanjay Arora

Sanjay Arora

Sanjay , a PhD in Brand Management, Marketing Communication & Consumer Behaviour, has an MBA, Post Graduate qualifications in Public Relations and modules in Brand Management & Digital Marketing from IIM, Bangalore.

It was way back in1987 he founded Shells Advertising Inc., one of central India’s largest advertising agency, which boasts of over a dozen creative awards for its creative campaigns. A little over 10 years Shells became the first agency from the region to go overseas with its full-service branch in Dubai.

A recipient of the Vocational Excellence Award of Rotary International, his keen interest in academics and over 34 years of practical experience have made him a much in demand faculty at various Management Institutes with Brand Management, Advertising and Public Relations being his key subjects. He has been a faculty with IMT, Nagpur, Dept. of Business Mgt, Nagpur University & guest faculty at many other institutes including Manipal University (Dubai Campus).

He is on the Board of Studies of RST Nagpur University, Chair of the Board of Directors of the AISEC Nagpur and on the Board of Advisors of Lemon School of Entrepreneurship, TEDx & Keynote speaker, Human Resource & Corporate Trainer.

An active Rotarian since 1992, he became the President of the then second largest club of the District, the Rotary Club of Nagpur North, in 2002. He led the first and only International Rotaract Exchange Team as a Team Leader to Sydney, Australia in 2002. He was also the Team Leader of Rotary’s Group Study Exchange Team to Ohio, USA in 2006. He was again the Team Leader of a Rotary Friendship Exchange team to Minneapolis USA in 2016. Very active socially he is the founder President of BNI Nagpur, was the founder chairman of the Marketing Forum of Vidarbha Industries Association, Past Chairman of the Nagpur Round Table – 83, the Past Master of Lodge Corinth, Secretary of Mahavir International and President of the Advertising Agencies Association of Nagpur.

Sanjay, a Yoga exponent is a qualified Yoga instructor conducting Free Yoga Classes with his wife Shalini at Chitnavis Centre, Nagpur and has authored a practical book on Yoga ‘Simple Yoga for a Healthy Life’ which is available on Amazon.

Rajita Kulkarni

Rajita Kulkarni

She has trained over 100000 people in last 3 decades & with over a million hours of training & development expertise, a World Renowned Leadership Coach. She has trained and coached leaders from 50 countries. She has addressed over 5000 public events including at prestigious platforms like the United Nations, World Bank, European Parliament, FIFA & more. The largest crowd she has addressed was 3.75 million people.

Under her leadership Sri Sri University has emerged as a global centre of learning and ranked #6 in the top 25 Private Universities in India, by the Higher Education Review 2020. It has been a recipient of many awards - Most Green campus Award from the Government of Odisha, Most Holistic Education University, Most Innovative University, Award for Synthesis of ancient and modern approaches and more. The University is also forging international collaborations with institutions from other countries. Rajita’s keen understanding of the education landscape of the world, her ability to connect with academicians, students and regulators and her unique skill of bringing together diverse groups of stakeholders towards a common goal is driving the Sri Sri University team to build it as a global centre of excellence.

Vishal Jain

Vishal Jain

Centre Director

GEEBEE Education

Aged 42 Years

Is a Management Graduate

He is a Certified Trainer for exams like IELTS by British Council and for TOEFL by ETS.

Having experience of sending students to various countries, he specialises in Researching about various Universities and the courses offered by them across the globe.

Over 15 years he has counselled hundreds of students and helped them achieve their goals by studying abroad.

Sangeeta Varma

Sangeeta Varma

A Company Secretary by profession, Sangeeta Varma was an adjunct lecturer in Institute for Chartered Financial Analysts of India (ICFAI) for its MBA course. She had authored for ICFAI two editions of its curriculum text book on Economic Legislation covering Company Law, few Gener al Laws and Direct and Indirect Taxation. Sangeeta also worked as a project manager with the end-to-end responsibility of managing a hospital project. In her free time, Sangeeta lends her support for an environmental causes and is currently working at saving the beautiful but fast disappearing granite rocks of Hyderabad. She is the Joint Secretary of the Society to Save Rocks and is an active member of We. Log a trust working in the fields of rape and sexual abuse, police reforms and environment related issues.

Shikha Khare

Shikha Khare

An Edupreneur & Trainer for various Skill Development Programs since last 15 years. Trained 10,000+ candidates to become Job ready. Key member of Vidarbha Industries Association, Marketing Forum.

Jayashri Bhake

Jayashri Bhake

"Every individual has a diamond in him/ her. We just have to polish it."

Working as a Director Principal of GH Raisoni Vidyaniketan and Raisoni’s Wonderkids since 2002

  • Gift of gab
  • Proficiency in teamwork. Motivates every member of the team to bring forth his or her leadership qualities

Has 3 post graduation degrees (English Literature, Education and Bharatnatyam)

Is a member of
  • Director school connect PEACE foundation ( Promotion of Ethics and Culture throughEducation)
  • Lead Collaborator of Hub of Learning CBSE.
  • NGO Paryavaran Prerna Vidharbha
  • Citizens Green forum
  • Green Schools of Forest Dept. Govt of Maharashtra
  • Ex. Member of Psycho Linguistic Association of India
  • Operating member of NAEYC, Washington DC for G.H. Raisoni Vidyaniketan

Have been the Convener of India’s first and only National Teacher’s Parliament which was blessed by the presence of Bharatratna Late Dr APJ Abdul Kalam for the inauguration. Is a Master trainer for CBSE for CCE, stress management, Classroom management, English etc. Is a freelance trainer for positive parenting, learning centric education, spiritual development, etc

Ms. Vijayluxmi Bose

Ms. Vijayluxmi Bose

Ms. Vijayluxmi Bose taught at the AJK Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia in New Delhi, India for 11 years. A health communication specialist by profession, she has published in peer reviewed journals (most recently as a co-author in the BMJ) and also of a publication titled ‘Community Perspectives in Health, Education and Livelihoods in Talla Ramgarh, Uttarakhand for the Sri Aurobindo Ashram, New Delhi Branch. Vijayluxmi started writing short stories based on anecdotes from her Facebook page. Many of her tales are based on her forays in Bhauwala –a village in the Doon valley adjacent to a forest; reminiscences from her childhood in the Dooars in North West Bengal and her experiences of growing up in Calcutta/Kolkata. Her fascination with the unexpected appears in some of her narratives. She has reviewed almost all of Anjana Basu’s tiger and leopard series for Statesman and online for Reading Addicts. One of her short stories titled ‘Possessed’ was selected for publication in the Madness Series, edited by Jhilmil Beckenridge.

Ritu Poddar

Ritu Poddar

Ritu is an electrical engineer by qualification, but a writer and poet at heart. She was born and brought up in Odisha. She has lived in different cities in India working for IT companies as a technical and content writer. She has been living in Mumbai for 8 years now, and intends to stay here forever. Her poems have been published in many anthologies, and she dreams of bringing out her own little book of poetry some day soon.

Sandeep Agrawal

Sandeep Agrawal

Sandeep Agrawal cleared his Chartered Accountancy in the year 1984, and is engaged in business since then. He is a singer and writer, and regularly contributes articles and poems to The Hitavada and other publications. He practices Yoga regularly, and is also a certified Acupressure Therapist, providing his services on an honorary basis to many patients at the PKAT Acupressure center. He plays an active part in the I-Clean Nagpur group which conducts regular cleaning and beautification activities in our city, and has completed more than 200 such spots.

He is an alumnus of The Scindia School, Gwalior and plays an active role in its alumni body, having served as its National Secretary for four years. His other hobbies include reading, nature photography, and gardening.