Babi Nobis

Babi Nobis is a tea exporter whose passion for wildlife is matched by his love for cars. A founder member of the Wildlife Protection Society of India (WPSI), Babi has shot extensively across the Indian subcontinent and the African continent. He is also the winner of the coveted silver medal in the Prints section of the 15th FIAP Nature Biennale World Cup in photography, 2010.


Tina Nobis

Tina Nobis  has been on several safaris and wildlife shoots with her husband. a keen observer of nature, she is known to maintain diaries of these experiences. 




Zakia Shakir

Zakia Shakir has been a photographer for over ten years during which time she has done pioneering work in fashion, advertising and Indian cinema. She has worked extensively with some of India’s leading lifestyle magazines.

Men Who Inspire India captures stalwarts from different walks of life who have done India proud. 




Ziya Us Salam

Ziya Us Salam, a dispassionate observer of Hindi cinema, has contributed to anthologies published by Oxford University Press, Roli Books and the British Council. He has been writing for more than a decade on comparative religion and been part of a socio-religious movement to bring out the commonalities of religions.


Ran Matt Singh

A seasoned journalist who has been keenly following the emerging trends in spirituality, Ran Matt Singh is a veteran writer on issues of culture, faith and comparative religion.


Geeta Josie Khanna

Geeta Josie Khanna, is an avid observer of nature and art. She went to the Delhi University before going to NIFT. Later she enhanced her learning’s at FIT, New York. She honed her skills in the fashion industry under the guidance of some of the best names in the business. She got her inspiration from Tarun Tahiliani. In her journey as a fashion designer she worked with DKNY, and Marc Jacobs in New York. After returning to India she assisted Suneet Varma before branching out into fashion forecasting and content creation. She was instrumental in conceptualisation and creation of FNL magazine and M magazine of the Images Group.


SMM Ausaja

SMM Ausaja is a noted film-historian and a Hindi cinema memorabilia collector with personal archives. While TV software production is his profession, cinema research, archiving and documentation have been his passion. It has taken him a good 10 years to be able to source rare images and anecdotes, on all the classics included in the bestselling book Bollywood in Posters — the first book showcasing posters of all the classics of Hindi cinema spanning eight decades, along with their credits, famous songs and interesting anecdotes.


Rohit Bal

ROHIT Bal, acclaimed by TIME Magazine as ‘India’s Master of Fabric and Fantasy’, is intensely concerned with design as an art form, drawing on history, heritage, fantasy and folklore to create masterpieces. His instinctive understanding of the fashion world reflects in his imaginative and innovative collections.

Born in Kashmir, the internationally renowned designer graduated in History from St. Stephen’s College in New Delhi. He then worked in his family’s export business for a few years, learning the ropes. In 1990, he launched his label and designer line, and there has been no looking back.

Rohit has held fashion shows in london, Paris, New York, Singapore, Moscow, Jakarta, Colombo, Sao Paulo, Munich, Geneva and all the major cities in India, and has dedicated spaces at prestigious stores in India, the Middle East & Europe.

He has received several awards and accolades from internationally renowned publications and magazines like Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Verve and Marie Claire. 


Raj Rewal

Educated in Delhi and london, Raj Rewal worked in Michel Ecochard’s office in Paris before initiating his practice in New Delhi in the sixties. His building portfolio includes many prestigious landmarks such as the Nehru Pavilion, the SCOPE office complex, the asian Games Village, the National Institute of Immunology, the Parliament library, the lisbon Ismaili Centre and the recently concluded Visual arts Campus in Rohtak. Rewal has been felicitated with many honours such as the Gold Medal from the Indian Institute of architects, the Robert Mathew award from the Commonwealth association of architects and the Chevalier des arts et des lettres award from the French government.

Spanning over four decades, his is an architecture of ambition and hope, duly exploring space, form-making, structural and construction ingenuity and material possibilities, forever pushing the envelope in the defined amalgamation of tradition and innovation. 



Vandana Bhandari

Vandana Bhandari  has a wide and varied experience in the teaching, research and documentation of Fashion and Textiles. She has taught graduate and post-graduate students for over 25 years. Her expertise is in the area of Draping, Fashion Forecasting and Craft Studies, Traditional Indian Textiles and Costumes.

Dr. Bhandari has a Master’s Degree in Textiles and Clothing. The subject of her PhD was ‘women’s Costume in Thar Desert’. She has studied the traditions and lifestyle of the people of Rajasthan, and has an intimate knowledge of the subject.

Extensively published in journals and magazines, Dr. Bhandari has authored and compiled books on Fashion and Textiles. Her works include: Celebrating Dreams: Weddings in India (1998), Textiles and Crafts of India: Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Manipur (1998), the NIFT Millennium Document titled Evolving Trends in Fashion and Costume, Textiles and Jewellery of India: Traditions in Rajasthan.

She has contributed articles on fashion to international encyclopaedias and books, and is involved in working with Indian crafts.

She is currently a Professor in the Fashion and Textiles Department at the National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi, India. 


Yamini Muthanna

Having studied ashtanga Yoga with Mysore-based BNS Iyengar for over 22 years, Yamini Muthanna runs ‘Yogasthala’ a Bengaluru-based yoga school where people from all walks of life and across the globe—architects, entrepreneurs, artists, techies, CEOs, housewives, students and doctors—learn the ropes of rigorous asthanga Yoga.

Yamini has conducted workshops at yoga studios in london, New York, washington DC, and los angeles. a purist who does not tamper with the techniques handed down by ancient masters, Yamini has been successful in translating the Sutras in a way that is accessible to common people. For instance, Yamini has mapped out specific yoga sequences to overcome insomnia, prepare for a big meeting, speech or presentation at work, increase creativity, overcome addictions, social anxiety, and so on. One of her missions is to spread awareness about the true nature of yoga, a way of life that ultimately brings about mental and physical transformation by working at the deepest level of our being. The proposed book is a part of this endeavour. also a distinguished Bharatanatyam danseuse, Yamini uses her yoga skills and learnings to add to the grace and beauty of the dance form. 

Amita Baig

Amita BaigAis a Heritage Management Consultant and represents the world Monuments Fund, a private not-for- profit organisation in New York, US, which funds major conservation of heritage in India. She has worked extensively with the Government and non-Government sector, developing strategies to protect and conserve India’s heritage for over two decades in India and the asian region. She worked with the Indian National Trust for art and Cultural Heritage at its inception and has written extensively, over the years, on the challenges facing India’s heritage and its preservation. Her book Forts and Palaces of India is the culmination of 25 years of research on the subject. 


 Rahul Mehrotra

Rahul Mehrotra is a practising architect, urban designer, and educator. He has written and lectured extensively on issues to do with architecture, conservation, and urban planning in Mumbai and India. His most recent book, Architecture in India —Since 1990, is a reading of contemporary architecture in India since the liberalisation of India’s economy. He is actively involved in civic and urban affairs in Mumbai and, from 1994 to 2004, served as the Executive Director of the Urban Design Research Institute. Mehrotra divides his time between Mumbai and Boston, where he is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Urban Planning and Design at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University. 


Bikram Grewal 

Bikram Grewal has written over ten best-selling books on Indian birds and the first comprehensive guide to the wildlife of India. He is also the author of several books on India and is closely involved with several institutions dealing with India’s environment. He lives in Delhi. 




Maria Goretti

Maria Goretti is an Economics graduate, who studied fashion design. She worked as a dancer and got into ad-films because of her dancing. She modelled in ad-films for Coca- Cola, liril, Close-up and Volkswagen Beetle, to name a few. She spent 5 1⁄2 years as a VJ for MTV interviewing and touring with musicians like Bryan adams, Enrique Inglesias, UB40, abba, Ricky Martin, Ronan Keating, Peter andre, Pentagram, from around the world. She hosted the 2000 MTV Video Music awards for India from the Radio City Music Hall in New York.

Maria was an anchor and a roaming presenter for the ICC Champions Trophy in Sri lanka in 2002 and the ICC world Cup in South africa in 2003. She has also acted in a film, Raghu Romeo, that opened at the locarno Film Festival in 2003.

She did the weekly news and entertainment show for Times Now, and has also anchored food shows for NDTV, but happily gave it all up when she had kids. and it is through them that she fell in love with cooking.

In 2011 Maria cleared, with distinction, the Cordon Bleu certificate course in food and baking at Tante Marie School of Cookery, UK, run by Gordon Ramsay.





Saransh Goila 

Saransh Goila is best known as the host of his food-travel show, Roti Rasta Aur India, recently aired on the Food Food channel. He was awarded the title of India’s first Super Chef after he won ‘Food Food Maha Challenge’ hosted by Chef Sanjeev Kapoor and Madhuri Dixit.

Saransh has been a food enthusiast from an early age, making his first jalebi for his family at the age of 12. He continued dabbling in various renowned kitchens after graduating from the Institute of Hotel Management, while also having enrolled in the Barry John acting School as he nurtured Bollywood dreams as well. Through the encouragement of his family, especially his mother, he was increasingly drawn to the culinary field as his passion for food grew.

Saransh’s specialty is contemporary Indian food, with a varied knowledge of Italian food and bakery and confectionery as well. Saransh is also the host of Food This Week, and participates in various culinary festivals and food workshops around the world. 


Sharmila Chand

Sharmila Chand is a Delhi-based freelance journalist who hotfoots across the world to write for leading dailies and magazines in India on the very best that India has to offer in travel, health, food, lifestyle, fashion, beauty and more. 



Gunjan Goela

Gunjan Goela belongs to one of the oldest business families of Delhi. She started her career as a vegetarian food consultant with ITC hotels, and was instrumental in introducing Delhi chaat into the 5-star milieu. She has held Delhi Food festivals all over the world, and is known as an expert on traditional and rare dishes of old Delhi. Her programme on vegetarian cookery with celebrity chef Gary Rhodes has been the highest rated vegetarian cooking show worldwide. 


Abhishek Dubey

Abhishek Dubey  earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in History from Hansraj College, where he was a college topper. His work on gender studies in Delhi university was widely Abhishek began his journalistic career with NDTV. where he managed many successful sports shows like the Olympics 2004 and Chunautee 2004–06. He then joined IBN7, where he was made Sports editor.

In 2007, when India won the inaugural T20 World Cup in South Africa, Abhishek covered the tournament. Thereafter,T20 cricket in general and the private league in particular became his areas of special interest and study. He has authored the critically acclaimed The IPL Story: Cricket, Glamour and Big Money. He has covered many national and international sports events including World Cup 2011, Delhi Commonwealth Games 2011 and London Olympics 2012. A regular contributor on sports issues in different magazines and newspapers, Abhishek is also on a guest faculty at various media institutes. 


Narendra Pal Singh

From the loksabha elections to the Orissa cyclone, the Bhuj earthquake, three cricket world Cups (1996/99/2011), the asian Games and Hockey world Cup, Narendra Pal Singh, in a two-decade-long career has covered it all.Currently Executive Editor for Prabhat Khabar, NP was part of the core team which launched aaj Tak, the news channel. Starting as a reporter, he went on to become the first designated Sports Editor in a news channel in the country. The channel became a trendsetter in sports news and programming coverage. NP was also one of the core people under whose guidance NDTV India was launched. He has worked closely with the leading lights of the TV industry. He handled the 2004 lok Sabha elections and assembly elections during this phase, working closely with Dr. Prannoy Roy and Radhika Roy, Dr. Yogendra Yadav, Dibang and Rajdeep Sardesai. His wide experience includes his role as consultant with Media Guru. 



Mushtaq Shiekh 

Mushtaq Shiekh has been a part of the entertainment industry for over 15 years with a successful innings as a media professional and a writer of repute in the film and television industry.

He has written, created, produced and launched television serials notably Kahin Toh Hoga, K Street Pali Hill, Kya Haadsa Kya Haqeeqat, Kehna Hain Kuch Mujhko, Kahaani Ghar Ghar Ki, Kasauti Zindagi Ki, Rishtey, Mata Ki Chowki, recording some of the highest ratings in the country.

Mushtaq has crossed over effectively to the Hindi film industry and is one of its most successful writers. He has scripted Om Shanti Om, Apna Sapna Money Money, Billu Barber, Ra One and Rangrezz. He is currently working on several prestigious projects with respected names like Priyadarshan, abbas- Mustan and anubhav Sinha.

Mushtaq Shiekh’s debut book, The Making Of Asoka, was released by the then President of India, the Honorable K.R. Narayanan at Rashtrapati Bhavan. The first book to be written on the making of a film, it became a trend-setting bestseller. He then authored Still Reading Khan, a monograph on his long-time friend Shah Rukh Khan. Mushtaq also released a paperback version called Shah Rukh Can. He has also penned The Making of Om Shanti Om.

A true insider of the film, television and fashion industry, Mushtaq lives in Bandra, Mumbai, India—the heart of Bollywood. as a film commentator and a recognised opinion maker in the fraternity, Shiekhspear, as he is popularly known on Twitter, sips his coffee at the local Bru Cafe to enjoy Bollywood and everything it stands for. Piping hot!!! 



Anupama Chopra

Anupama Chopra has written about films, particularly Bollywood, for nearly twenty years. Her work has been published in leading publications such as India Today, The New York Times, The LA Times and Vogue India. From 2007-2011, she scripted and anchored a weekly television show for NDTV 24/7. She has also written three books on Bollywood. The first, Sholay: The Making of a Classic, won the coveted National award for Best Book on Cinema in 2001. Her fourth book, First Day, First Show, a compilation of her work in print and television, was published in May 2011. 



 Rauf Ahmed

Journalist and film critic Rauf Ahmed has made his mark in mainstream print, film and television. Starting as a trainee at The Times of India, he joined The Free Press Journal as Sub-Editor in the early ’70s, rose to be Features Editor, and then Magazine Editor of The Sunday Journal. In the late ’70s, Rauf switched to film journalism and became the founder-editor of film magazines Super (1977) and Movie (1982). He was former Editor of Filmfare. after a stint of three years in mainstream journalism as Chief of Bureau, The Asian Age, Mumbai in the mid ’90s, he moved to the electronic medium in 2000, produced and directed several film-based shows for the Zee Network. In 2001, he became Vice-President, Programming on Zee Cinema and Zee Music. He has recently worked as the Content adviser on a 90-minute documentary on Bollywood—Bollywood: The Greatest Love Story Ever Told. 


 Ashok Easwaran

Ashok Easwaran who lives in Chicago, is a widely published commentator, and the editor of a South asian newspaper in the United States. He has been a journalist
for more than three decades reporting on business and politics, among other subjects, in North america, India and Nepal.

Formally trained in business management and journalism, ashok has a deep interest in history and philosophy. His hobbies are music, photography and films 


 Modhurima Sinha

Modhurima Sinha, a graduate from Presidency College, Kolkata, with a Master’s in English literature from Calcutta University, became a journalist with asian Photography, and Bureau Chief in Kolkata. after a stint in advertising, she joined the Taj Hotels, Resorts and Palaces, and is currently Director of Public Relations, East India.

Her first book, Call of the Real, brought together 11 Bengal Masters. She has lectured on the Bengal
Painters at the Massachusetts College of art and wellesley College.

Her study of Bengal heritage homes, photographed by laura McPhee, is soon to be published by Yale University Press.

Recently she worked as an assistant with aparna Sen in Goynar Baksho. 


 Sujata Dev

The Indian Pavilion at the Cannes Film Festival has been hosted by Sujata Dev several times on behalf of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, Government of India. She is also the recipient of the prestigious, ‘Udyog Rattan’ award.

Sujata is a Rafi fan and admirer. 


 Dinesh K Shailendra

Dinesh K Shailendra, the youngest son of Shailendra’s five children, became a filmmaker and worked
as an assistant director to directors like
Basu Bhattacharya, Basu Chatterji and Pankaj Parashar in more than 15 films. He wrote the story idea of the Kamal Haasan block-buster, Appu Raja.

Currently he is completing a two-hour documentary film on Shailendra titled Aaj Phir Jeeney Ki Tamanna Hai. 


 Khalid Mohamed

Khalid Mohamed started as a teenaged reviewer for the film society magazine Close-Up. He then covered crime, politics and the arts for Mumbai’s Times of India from the mid-1970s on, engaged in daily reporting and film criticism. His reviews for nearly two decades in the Times were feared for their forthrightness. appointed Media Editor of the paper, he was next Editor of Filmfare for nearly a decade. Simultaneously, he retained his portfolio as the daily’s film critic.

During his 27 years at the Times of India, he reviewed television for Economic Times, besides contributing articles to The Illustrated Weekly of India and Femina. His writing has also featured in India Today, Indian Express, Stardust, Society, in the international film weekly Variety and in london’s Sunday Observer. Subsequently, he was associated with the television film programmes “Movie Mahal” on Britain’s Channel 4 and “Portraits of Directors” for Doordarshan.

He was film critic for Mid-day, Senior Editor of DNA newspaper, and National Culture Editor and film critic for The Hindustan Times. Currently, he is Consulting Editor to the Deccan Chronicle media group.

He wrote To B or Not to B, a book on amitabh Bachchan five years ago, and has translated eminent painter MF Husain’s autobiography from Hindustani to English.

He has written the original stories and screenplays for three Shyam Benegal films: Mammo, Sardari Begum and Zubeida. He wrote the original stories and screenplays and also directed the films Fiza, Tehzeeb and Silsilaay.

He debuted recently as a playwright and director of the stageplay Kennedy Bridge. 


 Dinesh Raheja

Dinesh Raheja  has been writing on cinema for over 25 years. He is currently the Editor of Bollywood News Service. In his long and prolific career as a writer, he has worked as the Editor of Movie magazine (1988–1999), been a columnist for Sunday Mid-day, Channel Editor of India Today’s online film section and has written scripts for television. Raheja has also authored two books on cinema—The Hundred Luminaries of Hindi Cinema (1996) and Indian Cinema, The Bollywood Saga (2004). 


 Jitendra Kothari

Jitendra Kothari is the Deputy Editor of Bollywood News Service. a passionate film archivist and film historian, Jitendra has co-authored The Hundred Luminaries of Hindi Cinema and Indian Cinema, The Bollywood Saga with Dinesh Raheja. His career milestones include his tenure as Deputy Editor of Movie magazine, scripting the BBC TV show, Film India and a two- year stint for the film section of India Today online. 


 Rakeysh OmPrakash Mehra

The shooting script is going to be published for the first time, supplemented with exclusive behind-the-scenes stills, storyboards and other visuals from the film, and a foreword from writer-director, Rakesh Omprakash Mehra and an afterword by writer Prasoon Joshi. It is an essential read for film students and a collector’s item for movie buffs. 


  Tula Goenka

Tula Goenka a film editor with a filmmaking background and academic discipline has worked with, among others, Spike lee, on Do The Right Thing; Malcolm X; James Ivory, on Surviving Picasso; and Mira Nair on Salaam Bombay! and Mississippi Masala. She has also worked on several award-winning documentaries, including Unzipped, the Story of Fashion Designer Isaac Mizrahi, and Keep the River on Your Right: A Modern Cannibal Tale, chronicling the life of explorer and



 Stella Dupuis

Stella Dupuis is a Swiss author born in Panama who is an inveterate traveller and observer of different cultures and lifestyles. She also taught yoga and
meditation in many countries. after moving to India, she has studied the Yogini Cult in the Tantra tradition.

Teli Ka Mandir, The Yogini Temples of India, In the Belly of The Fish and The Esoteric Teachings of the Kaulajñanirnaya are among her recent published works. 


 Rohit Khilnani

Rohit Khilnani is an entertainment journalist in Mumbai. He specialises in Bollywood and has worked extensively with the who’s who of the film industry.

Having started his career as a freelance writer for India’s leading newspapers, including The Times of India
and The Indian Express, he also worked with NDTV as Principal Correspondent.

In 2007, he joined CNN–IBN as Chief Entertainment Correspondent. Presently, he is Entertainment Editor, Headlines Today, TV Today Group.

I Hate Bollywood is his debut novel. 


 Amrita Pritam

Amrita Pritam's writings influenced at least two or three generations of Punjabi writers, especially young women who took to expressing their inner turmoil through engaging verse. She was often criticised by purists for her unconventional anddefiant outlook and often dubbed a feminist because she sought to translate the agony, the pain, the aspirations of her women protagonists, both in and out of wedlock. In many ways, the same concerns are evident in most of her poems, some of which have been included in this volume. 



 Suresh Kohli

Suresh Kohli is a poet, novelist, literary critic, translator and documentary filmmaker who is passionate about literature. He has eighteen published books to his credit, including four volumes of poetry, a novel and a coffee- table book. He has written extensively on cinema. 


 Puja Borker

Masterji is Puja Borker’s debut novel. Her story traces its origin to where she comes from—a family of cultural diversity. She did her Bachelor’s degree in International Business administration from University of lincoln, UK, after which she returned to Chennai to attend to her father’s educational publishing. Currently, she lives in Bangalore with her husband and is a managing partner in in a firm. She is also a yoga practitioner, has learned Kalaripayattu (a martial-art) and is a freelance fitness trainer. 


 Priya Virmani

Priya Virmani is a london-based economic and political analyst. She was awarded a PhD by the University of Bristol, UK, and then specialised in Emerging Economies at Harvard University. She is the founder of ‘Paint Our world’, a humanitarian art project that works with underprivileged children. 


 Manveen S Anand 

Manveen Anand is a merchant navy officer from Chandigarh who took up writing in 2010. He is also an accomplished travel photographer who has held several exhibitions in India and overseas. 


 Anita Kumar

Anita Kumar was born in the UK with a heart condition. Brought up in a tradition-bound family, anita was frequently hospitalised for asthma and allergic skin disorders. India seemed to be an ideal escape from these seasonal ordeals, so she married and moved to Delhi.

However, the marriage soon turned into a nightmare, with the city’s inclement weather only adding to
her woes—physical and psychological.
That is when she found refuge in Guruji who healed her.a well-established calligrapher and painter, anita’s inspirational journey has touched many lives.

Delhi: Anything Goes is anita’s debut novel. 


 Anandamayee Singh

Anandamayee Singh is a student at the International School of Geneva. The sixteen-year-old developed a love for stories at a very young age, which led her to writing her own stories at the age of nine. Against All Odds is her debut novel. 

   Shiv Kumar
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   Hari Krishna Rengaraj


   Indoo Seth
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 Harini Chakrapani 

Having grown up in Chennai, Harini Chakarpani loved nothing more than the pounding monsoon rains. She now lives in the dry and hot dessert land of Dubai, soaking up Vitamin D, listening to the pounding construction sites and keyboards in the office. But it all did her good. In order to match the decibel levels in the office, and keep it all consistent, she began furiously typing out ideas for Chronicles of Hell.


Apart from writing, she enjoys reading dark, macabre fantasy and humour, video gaming, tennis, football and conversation with random strangers.



 Christopher C Doyle

Graduated from St. Stephens College, New Delhi with a degree in Economics and studied Business Management from IIM Kolkatta. Since childhood his literary mentors have been Jules Verne, HG Wells, Issac Asimov, Robert Heinlein, JRR Tolkein, Robert Jordan and Terry Brooks. 

Christopher worked with leading multinationals before setting up a strategic consultancy in India in partnership with a US based firm. He is also a certified Executive Coach and help senior executives achieve better proffessional results. 

When he isn't working, Christopher is a musician and lives out his passion for music through his band, Mid life Crisis.

The Mahabharta Secret is his debut novel.



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 Chandru Bhojwani

Chandru Bhojwani was born in Africa and was raised between Nigeria, India Great Britain and the US. After graduating with Maters in International Business and Management from University of Westminster, England, Chandru moved to New York where he worked for three years before returning to Nigeria in 2002.


Chandru began writing as a hobby to entertain friends when his work caught the eye of a South African magazine, which offered him a quarterly column. He has been contributing to Beyond Sindh for over six years. Chandru's short stories have been published in the UK, US and India. 



   Reenita Malhotra Hora

 Ishita Agarwal

Ishita Agarwal was born in Panchkula  and has lived in a number of cities before returning close to her birthplace, Chandigarh, where she is currently studying. She spends her free time reading, playing the guitar and blasting away the bad guys in MarioKart and Legend of Zelda on her Nintendo Wii. If she could choose to be gifted with one superpower, it would be flying, as she would rather soar in the open sky than in a claustrophobic aeroplane. Apart from closed flying contraptions, she is terrified of dogs. Her writing influences include John Green, Meg Cabot and Louise Rennison. She hopes that, in the years to come, Indian teenagers will have access to a wider range of books they can identify with. Lieable is Ishita’s first published work.

   Rashmi Narzary

 Adeline Foo



Adeline Foo completed her Masters of Fine Artsdegree at New York's Tisch School of Arts on a Singapore Media Development Authority Scholarship.

She has 21 published children's books, seven of which are national bestsellers.Adeline's The Dairy of Amos Lee series is published 





Vikas Khanna

Vikas Khanna, is an award-winning, Michelin Star Indian Chefand restaurateur. He grew up in Amritsar, India, and learned to cook from his grandmother. At the age of 17, he opened his own catering company and never looked back. He graduated from the Welcomgroup Graduate School of Hotel Administration, and studied at the culinary Institute of America, Cornell University, New York University and the prestigious LE Cordon Bleu, Paris. Settled in New York for over a decade, Vikas Khanna is one the top rated Chef’s for his work at Salam Bombay, The Café at the Rubin Museum, and the highly regarded Junoon. He is also recognized for his humanitarian efforts with SAKIV, New York Chefs Cooking for Life, and his documentary film series, “Holy Kitchens”Chef Vikas Khanna is a household name for his television appearances with Martha Stewart, on Gordon Ramsay’s “Hell’s Kitchen” .He has also been a judge on Master Chef India.


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