Shalaka Kulkarni - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)


The first ray of the sun – ‘Shalaka’ hails from India’s orange city Nagpur. Her first book “Orenda – flash fiction based in modern India” stands taller as a milestone, starting her literary journey as an author. She was honoured with a national award – Women Disruptors 2021 earlier this year.

This sanguine writer is also an artist, TEDx speaker, global marketing professional and has been associated with brands across the globe like McDonald’s, Salesforce, HPE, Hindustan Unilever, VMWare, Kantar, Brillio – A Bain Capital Company, etc. She currently manages global corporate branding at Microland. She has a Masters in Marketing and a nano degree in Neuromarketing from Copenhagen Business School and Neurons Academy.

Kulkarni strongly believes in the spirit of giving back – has worked with the underserved communities in India, cancer patients and acid attack survivors. She aspires to launch more ‘art for greater good’ initiatives in the near future.

She quotes- “People are inspired by stories and stories are inspired by people. And that’s my favourite cycle.” and often forgets about her electrical engineering degree!