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Sharmila Kantha is author of 9 books, including crime fiction, business history and children's picture books. She has curated and edited many publications on Indian industry and international trade and moves seamlessly across fiction and non-fiction genres. As communication lead for an apex industry association, she is also trying to keep pace with fast-evolving digital formats, while keeping an eye on the latest in detective novels.

Sharmila Kantha

Panel on “Health of the Nation – Interconnections with India’s Democracy and Economy”

On 28th Nov 2.00pm to 2.40 pm

All the panelists in this discussion is a writer in some way. They are highly educated and have thorough knowledge of the economy of the country. The moderator Arun Anand has written 3 books and he is part of many activities which and is respected in these fields. The current situation of the country is such that the economy is shaken and there is a lot of insecurity in the mind of the common man. However, India stands to overcome these hitches and come up tops. The panel here is discussing what they country and its leadership will do post covid to enhance the health of the economy with India’s Democracy. The health of the nation was written by Ali Mehdi who is also a multi-talented personality. He wrote this book before Covid-19 but the thoughts and information in this book is valid even today. Every chapter in the book is about how India can become healthy as a nation.


Crime Fiction

On 28th Nov 5.00pm to 5.40 pm