Alka Pande, Consultant Art Advisor & Curator of the Visual Arts Gallery IHCDr Alka Pande is a consultant arts advisor and curator of the Visual Arts Gallery at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. In December 2006, she was awarded the Chevalier dans Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French government. She also received the Charles Wallace Award in 1999-2000. Dr Pande has completed her post-doctoral studies in critical art theory from Goldsmith College and has a range of books, academic papers and lectures on diverse aspects of the arts to her credit.
Namita Gokhale, AuthorNamita Gokhale is a writer, publisher and festival director. She is a literary genius from Kumaon and has authored fourteen books. Her acclaimed debut novel, Paro: Dreams of Passion, was published in 1984. The latest book, Things to Leave Behind has been described as her most ambitious novel till date. Gokhale is a founder and co-director of the Jaipur Literature Festival. She is also the director of Yatra Books, a publishing house which focuses on translations.
Anuradha Roy, WriterAnuradha Roy is an award winning writer and has many accolades to her credit. Her novel, Sleeping on Jupiter won the DSC Prize for Fiction 2016 and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2015. Her debut novel, An Atlas of Impossible Longing was termed as one of the Best Books of the Year by the Washington Post while her second novel The Folded Earth won the Economist Crossword Prize. Her essays and reviews have appeared in newspapers in India, the US and Britain. She lives in Ranikhet.
Makrand R Paranjape, WriterMakarand Paranjape is the Director, Indian Institute of Advanced Study at Shimla. A former English Professor at JNU, he has published six poetry collections, fiction and written a range of books, Cultural Politics in Modern India: Postcolonial Prospects, Colourful Cosmopolitanism, Global Proximities and many more. Makarand is also a columnist for Swarajya, DNA and Mail Today.
Rudy Singh, FilmmakerA writer, independent film-maker, editor, and cinematographer. He has directed documentaries as well as commercial projects. He is a member of the Indian Film and Television Directors Association. Founder-director of the Naini Photofest and former President of the Film and Arts Guild of Uttarakhand.
Suhel Seth, Brand ConsultantSuhel Seth is the CEO of Counselage, which is a branding and marketing consultancy. He advises Chairpersons and CEOs across the globe. He is an author of three national best-seller books; a prolific actor both on stage and screen having acted in 167 plays and a well-known television commentator. He has over 4.7 million followers on Twitter. Suhel is the Chairman of the Branding Committee of India’s foremost business chamber CII for the year 2020-21.
Shagun Khanna, Wellness IconShagun Khanna is a health, beauty and wellness blogger and a mother of two, who lives between India and London. She helps women look and feel their best using the powers of clean beauty, healthy living and self-care. Her wellness regimen emanates from her study and practice of Ayurveda, nutrition, and fitness in her daily life.
Sharon Prabhakar,Singer, Actor, MotivatiSharon's award winning debut in the musical 'Evita' is vividly remembered even today. Evita and her song in the film 'Armaan' put her on an unstoppable path of great career successes. She has released eight pop albums ..her recent 'Dilruba' won the New York Festival Award for creative and technical brilliance. She did the Opening Act for Michael Jackson when he performed in India.
Sharon has represented India at several Music Festivals: Russia,China, Japan, Mauritius.