Chit-Chat with Jumbo
Anil Kumble (8y-16y)
How India’s T20 WC Win Changed Indian and World Cricket
Anil Kumble, Gideon Haigh, Rajdeep Sardesai with Sharda Ugra
In Hot Blood
Bachi Karkaria with Meenal Baghel
Bachi Karkaria, Chhimi Tenduf-La with Amit Varma
Bachi Karkaria is among India’s seniormost journalists, and was the first Indian board member of the World Editors Forum. Her specialisations are urbanisation, gender and public health. She writes two widely followed columns: the satirical `Erratica’ in the Times of India, and Giving Gyan, playing ‘Agony Aunt’ in the Mumbai Mirror. She appears regularly on television news channels, and is a media trainer in India and abroad. She curates the Times Litfest. Her books include the critically acclaimed bestseller, In Hot Blood: The Nanavati Case That Shook India, Dare to Dream, a best-selling biography of MS Oberoi; Mills, Molls And Moolah, Behind The Times, Mumbai Masti, and The Cake That Walked.
Hardeep Singh Puri
Festering Wounds – The 1984 Riots
Hardeep Singh Puri, Kanwaljit Deol, NS Madhavan with Preeti Gill
Perilous Interventions: The use of force and the continuing chaos
Hardeep Singh Puri with PS Raghavan
Hardeep Singh Puri is the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Housing and Urban Affairs. He has written the book ‘Perilous Interventions: The Security Council and the Politics of Chaos’. Former Vice-President of the International Peace Institute (a nonprofit think tank headquartered in New York) and Secretary General of the Independent Commission on Multilateralism, he was also head of the Indian delegation to the UN Security Council and ambassador and permanent representative of India to the UN, New York. From 2008 to 2009 he was secretary (economic relations), Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
India’s Democracy Eleven
Rahul Dravid, Rajdeep Sardesai with Prem Panicker
Jingoism Vs. Patriotism
Ramachandra Guha is a historian and biographer based in Bangalore. He has taught at the universities of Yale and Stanford, held the Arné Naess Chair at the University of Oslo, and been the Indo-American Community Visiting Professor at the University of California at Berkeley. In the academic year 2011-2 he served as the Philippe Roman Professor of History and International Affairs at the London School of Economics.
Guha’s books include a pioneering environmental history, The Unquiet Woods (University of California Press, 1989), and an award-winning social history of cricket, A Corner of a Foreign Field (Picador, 2002). India after Gandhi (Macmillan/Ecco Press, 2007) was chosen as a book of the year by the Economist, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the San Francisco Chronicle, Time Out, and Outlook, and as a book of the decade in the Times of India, the Times of London, and The Hindu. His most recent book is Gandhi Before India (Knopf, 2014), which was chosen as a notable book of the year by the New York Times.
Apart from his books, Guha also writes a syndicated column, that appears in six languages in newspapers with a combined readership of some twenty mllion. Guha’s books and essays have been translated into more than twenty languages. The New York Times has referred to him as ‘perhaps the best among India’s non fiction writers’; Time Magazine has called him ‘Indian democracy’s pre-eminent chronicler’.
Ramachandra Guha’s awards include the Leopold-Hidy Prize of the American Society of Environmental History, the Daily Telegraph/Cricket Society prize, the Malcolm Adideshiah Award for excellence in social science research, the Ramnath Goenka Prize for excellence in journalism, the Sahitya Akademi Award, and the R. K. Narayan Prize. In 2009, he was awarded the Padma Bhushan, the Republic of India’s third highest civilian honour. In 2008, and again in 2013, Prospect magazine nominated Guha as one of the world’s most influential intellectuals. In 2014, he was awarded a honorary doctorate in the humanities by Yale University. In 2015, he was awarded the Fukuoka Prize for contributions to Asian studies.
A Life Like No Other
Sonal Mansingh with Sujata Prasad
Padma Vibhushan, Dr. Sonal Mansingh, is celebrated cultural personality of India. Currently she is serving a second term as Trustee of Indira Gandhi Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) and is a visiting professor at Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi. She is now the Kalapeethadheesh of Kalayoga Peetham at S-YVASA University, Bangalore. She has served as Chairperson of Central Sangeet Natak Akademi and on several important official and cultural bodies.
She is proficient in several languages and their literature. She is unique among performing artists of India because of her training and deep knowledge of several Indian dance styles as well as the three (3) prevalent classical music traditions of India viz Hindustani, Oriya and Carnatic. Her unique contribution has been her lifelong work using & utilizing her knowledge and talents to address socio-cultural issues through the chosen medium of Naatya-Katha (solo-dance theatre).
As the Founder-President of Centre for Indian Classical Dances (estd. 1977, Delhi) she has trained several talented artists who are carrying the message of Indian culture all over the world.
She is the recipient of highest civilian awards the Padma Vibhushan (2003) and the Padma Bhushan (1992) from President of India among many coveted national & international awards & honours.
Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi nominated her as a NAVRATNA for Swachh Bharat Mission (Clean India Mission).
The City as a Protagonist
Imraan Coovadia, Suketu Mehta with Ravi Singh
Nationalism, Populism and the Threat to the Global Liberal Order
R. Jagannathan, Kanhaiya Kumar, Makarand R. Paranjape, Manu Joseph, Naresh Fernandes, Sagarika Ghose, Suketu Mehta with Harish Bijoor
Suketu Mehta is the New York-based author of ‘Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found,’ which won the Kiriyama Prize and the Hutch Crossword Award, and was a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize, the Lettre Ulysses Prize, the BBC4 Samuel Johnson Prize, and the Guardian First Book Award. He has won the Whiting Writers’ Award, the O. Henry Prize, and a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship for his fiction. Mehta’s work has been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, Granta, Harper’s Magazine, Time, and Newsweek, and has been featured on NPR’s ‘Fresh Air’ and ‘All Things Considered.’
Mehta is an Associate Professor of Journalism at New York University. He is currently working on a nonfiction book about immigrants in contemporary New York, for which he was awarded a 2007 Guggenheim fellowship. He has also written original screenplays for films, including ‘New York, I Love You’, and a novella “What is Remembered” . Mehta was born in Calcutta and raised in Bombay and New York. He is a graduate of New York University and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop.
Twinkle Khanna with Darius Sunawala
Having started off as Mrs Funnybones, Twinkle Khanna is now one of the country’s mot popular but also insightful and mature social commentators.
The Legend of Lakshmi Prasad is poised to hit the 100k mark any day now. Since it was published the book has taken off on a life of its own – one of the stories from the book is currently in the last stages of production to be turned into a feature film (Padman). Another of her stories ‘Salaam, Nonni Appa’ is being turned into a play that’s already garnering buzz. Her book has completely thrown out the publishing assumption that Indians don’t read short stories.
Twinkle Khanna is an acclaimed columnist and best-selling author of Mrs Funnybones. She lives in Mumbai.
Named India Today’s Woman Writer of the Year 2017, Twinkle is now the face of Google Pixel and Airbnb, and all through it she retains her trademark wit.