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ELIZA REID

ELIZA REID

Eliza Reid is a Canadian-Icelandic writer and, since 2016, the First Lady of Iceland through her marriage to Icelandic President Guðni Th. Jóhannesson. Before becoming First Lady she co-founded the Iceland Writers Retreat, was a freelance writer for multiple Icelandic magazines and editor of the Icelandair

ANURAG PATHAK

ANURAG PATHAK

Anurag Pathak is currently the Deputy Commissioner GST at Indore. He did his PhD in Hindi Literature. Twelfth Fails has been a best seller with almost 1 lakh copies sold Twelfth Fail is the story of a boy who was very weak in studies and failed

DR. RITU SHARMA

DR. RITU SHARMA

Dr Ritu Sharma is Editor-in-chief of a monthly magazine ' Being Mindful ' and Founder BMLF Bhopal. Her area of expertise is Mindfulness Meditation. She has been working in the field of Happiness and well-being for a long time. She has written biography of renowned columnist

NITIN A GOKHALE

NITIN A GOKHALE

Nitin A. Gokhale is a media entrepreneur, one of South Asia's leading strategic affairs analyst and author of over half a dozen books so far on military history, insurgencies and wars. Starting his career in journalism in 1983, he has since led teams of journalists across

DR. VIJAY KHARE

DR. VIJAY KHARE

Dr. Vijay S. Khare is Professor & Head, Department of Defence and Strategie Studies (DDSS), Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU). Dr. Khare was awarded the Fulbright-Nehru Fellowship by USA and Erasmus Fellowship by the European Commission. He was also awarded Partial Fellowship by the United Nations

DR. SESHADRI CHARI

DR. SESHADRI CHARI

Dr. Seshadri Chari, is a highly acclaimed strategic and security thinker and commentator in the country. He has vast experience in the formulation of policies for national security and actionable strategic plans. He was awarded a PhD on the thesis entitiled “Regional Dynamics of Indo-Pacific Region

TARUN KUMAR PITHODE

TARUN KUMAR PITHODE

Tarun Kumar PIthode has done his BE from MANIT Bhopal. He has worked for GE - Software Engineer and in the Central Railways. As an officer of the Indian Administrative Services he has worked in different capacities as Assistant Collector - Ujjain, SDM Dabra, CEO Zila

PASCAL BRUCKNER

PASCAL BRUCKNER

Born in Paris in 1948, Pascal Bruckner is 73 years old. He spent his childhood in Austria and in Switzerland, and studied philosophy and literature with Vladimir Jankélévitch and Roland Barthes. He is a writer and philosopher and has written 30 books of fiction and non-fiction

HETAL SONPAL

HETAL SONPAL

Born in Bhopal in 1974, Hetal Sonpal is a dynamic and accomplished business leaderwith more than two decades in the tech industry. An alumnus of NMIMS,Mumbai, Hetal has worked in senior management roles across Asia for Wipro, Microsoft,LinkedIn and Intel. Hetal is a startup evangelist and

KIRAN MANRAL

KIRAN MANRAL

Kiran Manral is a writer and major social media influencer. After quitting her full-time journalist’s job when her son was born, Kiran became a mommy blogger on the internet, with a remarkably original voice. She was a journalist at The Asian Age, The Times of India,

BRAJESH RAJPOOT

BRAJESH RAJPOOT

Brajesh Rajpoot is a Senior Special Correspondent with ABP News since 2002 (earlier known as STAR News). He has an experience of more than three decades in the field of Journalism. He has been awarded Ramnath Goenka Excellence In Journalism Award in 2017, ENBA Award in

DR PRADEEP KAPOOR

DR PRADEEP KAPOOR

Dr. Pradeep Kapoor did his schooling from - The Scindia School, Gwalior. He is a Gold medallist and topper of his M.B.B.S. batch. He is a Paediatrician by profession but a writer by passion. His articles have been published in most leading magazines and newspapers. He

LT GEN MILAN NAIDU

LT GEN MILAN NAIDU

Lt Gen Milan Naidu, an alumnus of St Joseph’s Convent, Bhopal; was commissioned in to the Rajput Regiment in 1967. During the Forty-One years of eventful service, he tenanted several prestigious and challenging assignments. A graduate from Canadian Forces Staff College, Toronto, he did his post

MANISHA MOHAN PURI

MANISHA MOHAN PURI

Captain Manisha Mohan Puri’s journey into aviation started way back in 1986 when she got a scholarship for 60 hours of free flying at the Bhopal flying Club. She has never looked back ever since. She went to the USA to complete her flying and got

DR S Y QURAISHI

DR S Y QURAISHI

Dr. S.Y. Quraishi was the 17th Chief Election Commissioner of India. He figured in The Indian Express list of 100 Most Powerful Indians of 2011 and 2012. He was appointed as the Global Ambassador of Democracy, along with the late Kofi Annan in October, 2018 by

SYED AKBARUDDIN

SYED AKBARUDDIN

Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin has been for long Indian diplomacy’s most visible face. Recently he has joined as the Dean of the Kautilya School of Public Policy, following a distinguished diplomatic career spanning more than three decades. Entering the Indian Foreign Service in 1985, he retired in

ALKA PANDE

ALKA PANDE

lka Pande did her double MA in History of Art from Bombay University in 1981 and Panjab University in 1983. In 1996, she was Awarded a Phd in Art History from the Panjab University. Pande's thesis was on the Study of Ardhanarisvara in Indian Art, with

UDAY MAHURKAR

UDAY MAHURKAR

Uday Mahurkar is an author, political analyst and historian who specialises on four subjects: Veer Savarkar’s legacy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s governance, radical Islamic movements and distorted history. His latest book ‘Veer Savarkar The who could have prevented partition’ presents an entirely new perspective of Savarkar.

BHARAT WAKHLU

BHARAT WAKHLU

Bharat is a seasoned business leader with diverse interests and gifts. He is the Founder, and the President of The Wakhlu Advisory, offering his services to a wide range of businesses and Executives as a Transformational Thought-Leader, a Futurist, Strategic Consultant and Leadership Coach; as well

NIDHI CHAPHEKAR

NIDHI CHAPHEKAR

I am one of the bomb blast survivors which took place on March 22nd, 2016 at Brussels airport. My picture clicked just after the blast was marked as the most iconic picture in the history of Belgium. Honors TEDx speaker, motivator, social activist, author, and achiever

MAJ GEN R S BHADAURIA

MAJ GEN R S BHADAURIA

Maj Gen RS Bhadauria is an alumnus of Sainik School Chittorgarh, the National Defence Academy Kharagwasla and the Indian Military Academy Dehradun. He was commissioned as an officer of the Indian Army on 09 Jun 1984 and joined the elite GRENADIERS Regiment. During his service spanning

SAHANA SINGH

SAHANA SINGH

Sahana Singh is an author and commentator based in Texas, USA. She is an environmental engineer by qualification who writes on a variety of issues including Indian history, water management and education. Her first book “The Educational Heritage of Ancient India - How an Ecosystem of

R N BHASKAR

R N BHASKAR

R N Bhaskar is an Educationist, researcher, journalist. Currently he is the Consulting editor, FPJ Mentor and founder editor, Asiaconverge.com He has been a journalist for over 40 years. He was consulting editor earlier with Moneycontrol.com, firstpost.com, Forbes India, DNA Was Advisor, Observer Research Foundation. He

AMI GANATRA

AMI GANATRA

Ami Ganatra is an alumna of Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA) and VJTI, Mumbai. She has over fourteen years of experience in business strategy and consulting, living across four continents and working across a multitude of sectors. In her personal life She has over fourteen

SHOBHAA DE

SHOBHAA DE

At age 20, she began her career as a journalist, writing "agony aunt" advice columns and features for society magazines. She founded the magazine Stardust at age 23, which included Bollywood interviews, gossip, and photographs. In the 1980s, she contributed to the Sunday magazine section of

NEERAJ KUMAR

NEERAJ KUMAR

Neeraj Kumar is the former Commissioner of Delhi Police, who retired from the Indian Police Service (IPS) on 31 July 2013. He belonged to 1976 batch and AGMUT (Arunachal-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territories) cadre. He recently completed his tenure as the Chief Advisor to the BCCI for

VIKRAM SAMPATH

VIKRAM SAMPATH

Bangalore based historian, Dr. Vikram Sampath is the author of six acclaimed books: Splendours of Royal Mysore: the Untold Story of the Wodeyars; "My Name Is Gauhar Jaan: The Life and Times of a Musician", "Voice of the Veena: S Balachander -­‐ A Biography" and "Women

AMBREEN ZAIDI

AMBREEN ZAIDI

Ambreen Zaidi has been well-known columnist and author. She regularly writes for national & international publications, about the issues which need immediate attention. Her debut book 'The Warrior Widows' which was released last month, is being widely acclaimed and appreciated. Honourable Defence Minister Shri Rajnath Singh

MANJEEV SINGH PURI

MANJEEV SINGH PURI

Ambassador Manjeev Singh Puri is a former Indian diplomat who has served as Ambassador of India to the European Union, Belgium, Luxembourg, and Nepal. He was also Ambassador/Deputy Permanent Representative of India to the UN in New York. In addition, he has served in Germany, Cape

ANUKRTI UPADHYAY

ANUKRTI UPADHYAY

Anukrti has post-graduate degrees in Management and Literature, and a graduate degree in Law. She writes fiction and poetry in both English and Hindi. Her English works, twin novellas Daura and Bhaunri and novel Kintsugi have been published by 4th Estate imprint of Harper Collins in

RAVINDRA KUMAR

RAVINDRA KUMAR

Mr. Ravindra Kumar is an ex-Seafarer, I.A.S. Officer, Mountaineer, Author & a person with deep interest in Social Services. He is the first IAS Officer as well as first Seafarer of India to climb Mt. Everest. He has also written a book ‘Many Everests’, which has

SOUMYA GUPTA

SOUMYA GUPTA

Indian Foreign Service officer and is currently serving in the Ministry of External Affairs as Under Secretary (FSP & Cadre). Soumya Gupta is an Indian Foreign Service officer and is currently serving in the Ministry of External Affairs as Under Secretary (FSP & Cadre). Soumya Gupta

TARIKA ROY

TARIKA ROY

Tarika Roy an Indian Railway Accounts Service officer, is currently Joint Secretary in the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. Tarika Roy an Indian Railway Accounts Service officer, is currently Joint Secretary in the Department of Empowerment of Persons

ABHILASH KHANDEKAR

ABHILASH KHANDEKAR

Abhilash Khandekar is a veteran journalist of a standing close to 40 years in Print & Electronic media. He wears many hats. Born in Mumbai, he began his professional career as a sports journalist with Free Press Journal (FPJ) in early eighties. He later shifted to

DR H S PABLA

DR H S PABLA

Dr. Harbhajan Singh Pabla joined Indian Forest Service in 1977 and retired as the Chief Wildlife Warden of Madhya Pradesh in 2012 Dr. Harbhajan Singh Pabla joined Indian Forest Service in 1977 and retired as the Chief Wildlife Warden of Madhya Pradesh in 2012. Apart from

DR SATISH PANDE

DR SATISH PANDE

Director ELa Foundation and ELa Transit Treatment Center for wild animals. Director ELa Foundation and ELa Transit Treatment Center for wild animals. Chief Editor, ELa Journal of Forestry and Wildlife. Author, Researcher, Interventional Radiologist, PG Teacher for Radiology for MUHS and PhD guide for SPPU, Dept

DR SURUCHI PANDE

DR SURUCHI PANDE

Vice chairperson and Trustee founder member of Ela Foundation, Pune. A registered NGO and charity for nature education and conservation. - Vice chairperson and Trustee founder member of Ela Foundation, Pune. A registered NGO and charity for nature education and conservation. Working as 'Infosys Scholar', Bhandarkar

O P SHRIVASTAVA

O P SHRIVASTAVA

IAS officer, presently posted as Addl. Secretary to Chief Minister MP IAS officer, presently posted as Addl. Secretary to Chief Minister MP Literary Work - Author of two books along with Bharti Shrivastava Editor of three books written by Dr Suresh Chandra Sharma Personality Development and

APARNA KARTHIKEYAN

APARNA KARTHIKEYAN

Aparna Karthikeyan is an author, independent journalist and senior fellow, People's Archive of Rural India (PARI). Her non-fiction book, Nine Rupees an Hour, documents ten disappearing livelihoods of Tamil Nadu. It made it to the the Green Lit Fest Business Honours award in 2021. Aparna Karthikeyan

KRUPA GE

KRUPA GE

Krupa Ge is a writer from Madras. She is the author of a novel, What We Know About Her (Context, 2021) and a narrative non-fiction book, Rivers Remember (Context, 2019). Her reportage and cultural writings have appeared in Indian and international publications over the last 13

VIJU B

VIJU B

Viju B is the author of the award- winning book Flood and Fury. He is the Assistant Resident Editor of the Times of India, Kochi and reports on issues at the intersection of development, ecology and culture. While working in Mumbai for various national newspapers, he

PRAVIR KRISHNA

PRAVIR KRISHNA

Pravir Krishna has held various posts from Assistant Collector to Secretary GoMP and GoI in which he earned the image of a ‘doer and change maker’. He charted a stellar career course over the past 34 years, setting new paradigms of empathetic service in all roles

PAWAN KUMAR MISHRA

PAWAN KUMAR MISHRA

Pawan Kr.Mishra is Center Head of Vidyamandir Classes, Lucknow. Senior Physics Faculty for IIT/NEET with experience of 20 years. He is M.Sc. Physics with NET CSIR. He is ex Physics faculty of Acharya Narendra Dev College, Delhi University. He is Ex General Body Member of Rajdhani

MUMTAZ KHAN

MUMTAZ KHAN

Mumtaz khan is internationally acclaimed Bhopal based fashion designer and a mentor for personality development and grooming. Mumtaz khan is internationally acclaimed Bhopal based fashion designer and a mentor for personality development and grooming. He is Recipient of -ICONIC FASHION DESIGNER OF THE YEAR 2018 by

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