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Raghav Chandra

Raghav Chandra

President of the Society for Culture and Environment and Director of the Bhopal Literature and Art Festival, from the IAS, he has been Secretary Government of India and before that Chairman National Highways Authority of India. He has written extensively on management and infrastructure issues. He is the author of the novels: Scent of a Game (Rupa), Kali's Daughter (forthcoming, Pan Macmillan) and has edited the book: Eternal Wisdom of the Tribes. He is on the Managing Committee of the Delhi Golf Club and writes a column for Businessworld magazine. He has Masters degrees from Delhi University and Harvard University, USA.

Dr Meera Dass

Dr Meera Dass

Secretary of Society for Culture and Environment and Co-Director Heartland Stories Bhopal Literature and Art Festival she is a former member of NMA and convenor INTACH. She is an art historian, conservation architect, architect with specialization in matters of cultural policies. She is a writer and has deep interest in history and archaeology of the towns of India both historical and current

Abhilash Khandekar

Abhilash Khandekar

An environmentalist and a journalist, he has deep interest in art and architecture. Hailing from Indore he has been organizing lectures and other events in the field of wild life and forests of Central India. Initially a sports

Satyanand Mishra

Satyanand Mishra

Commissioner of India where he set new bench mark in transparency by bringing political parties under the Right to Information Act. He has also been Chairman of the Multi Commodity Exchange of India Ltd. He has deep interest in art and literature

Dr Rima Hooja

Dr Rima Hooja

Former member of the NMA (National Monuments Authority) she is an accomplished writer and a historian on Rajasthan. Hailing from Jaipur she has inherited appreciation of art from her mother, a well-known artist of yesteryear. From running a cat rescue center to being a specialist on the heritage development in China she is into several cultural and environmental issues. Her books are often quoted by scholars from India and Abroad as a reliable source on the history of Rajasthan

Shalini Mahajan

Shalini Mahajan

Former member of NMA she is architect specializing in heritage and heritage management. Having worked in UNESCO and NMA she has deep insights into the policy matters related to culture and development. She is based in Delhi.

Richa Sinha

Richa Sinha

A writer and a seasoned advertising professional, she has worked on creative communication for major international brands across geographies. She also created a 13 -episode programme for Channel V. Proficient in all media - digital, social, print, TV, radio, direct mail; her creative compass points towards 'ideas that work.' She is currently writing a book of short stories and is based at Gurugram.

Meenakshi Dua

Meenakshi Dua

Retired from Air India as their Regional Director she is a HR person with sensitivity and compassion. She is an able administrator with determination to accomplish job at hand. Good in relationship she carries takes the team to another level of interaction and association.

Uttara Parikh

Uttara Parikh

An Air India officer since the JRD Tata days, she worked closely with the likes of Jal Cowasji, and Bobby Kooka- the architect of the famous Air India Maharaja- in advertising and corporate communication. Passionate about the organisation's valuable contribution to the art and culture of the nation, she was involved in purchase of artworks for the Air India Collection, production of the famous Air India calendars, Inflight Menu Cards, aircraft interiors and other publicity material for Air India, and organising exhibition projects in India and abroad. She retired as a Deputy Commercial Director, and is based in Mumbai.

Niharika Singh

Niharika Singh

Niharika Singh is an accomplished theatre and film personality. She is Visiting expert faculty with National School of Drama and has been head of acting faculty with Barry John Acting Studio. She has acted in and mentored a number of internationally acclaimed and award winning films. As a psychologist, she brings a unique and valuable perspective to performing arts. She has her own film production house and has produced and directed a number of documentary films. https://m.youtube.com/channel/UC-hc4OeCLeh9eGVV_ODzsHQ/videos

Brigadier Sanjay Agarwal,

Brig Sanjay Agarwal, Sena Medal & Bar, (Retd)

Former Security Advisor to the Ministry of Home Affairs, GoI, Advisor to Govt of Seychelles, Advisor to the National Highways Authority of India and President of the Services Selection Board, Ministry of Defence, GoI. He is a Visiting Faculty at MBA institutes, a trainer in soft skills and a self-development coach. He speaks on TV on security issues.

Nayeem Mansoori

Nayeem Mansoori

Treasurer of Society for Culture and Environment, and Heartland Stories Bhopal Literature and Art Festival Nayeem Mansoori comes with a vast administrative experience having worked in Government of Madhya Pradesh first in the MP State small Saving & State Lotteries and then in the RSVP Narohna Academy of Administration.