Khurshed Batliwala - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)


Khurshed Batliwala holds an M.Sc. in Mathematics from the prestigious IIT Bombay. He chose the unconventional path of being an Art of Living teacher and has been with the foundation for more than 25 years.

He has created and facilitated various self-development courses in more than 30 countries around the world to tens of thousands of people. He is a prolific speaker and has been invited to speak at various national and international forums.

A snapshot of his past speaking engagements includes Barclays, American Express, Citibank, Morgan Stanley, Hewlett Packard, Godrej, Tata, Bosch, ICICI Bank, Times of India, Bombay Stock Exchange, Toyota, TVS, HCL, IIM – Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Lucknow and Indore, IIT – Bombay, Chennai, Delhi, Ghandhinagar, Kanpur and Guwahati, XLRI – Jamshedpur, BITS Pillani in Goa and Hyderabad, AIMS Delhi and Rishikesh among many others.

He has been invited to speak at various TEDx forums and over the years has delivered 10+ TEDx talks all over India, on topics like handling stress, leadership, environment, ancient India and learning.

Khurshed addresses private gatherings of industrialists, promotors, Chairmen and CEOs in Mumbai and Delhi, on a regular basis – on a variety of topics such as mind, meditation, sleep, healing, happiness, and others.

Inspired by Sri Sri Ravi Shankarji and drawing on his own vast knowledge and experience, his talks and workshops are a smooth blend of science, technology and ancient Indian wisdom.

He and his colleague Dinesh Ghodke have co-authored two books – the first Ready, Study, Go! – Smart ways to Learn, published by Harper Collins, India and the second Happiness Express, published by Amazon-Westland. Both have been very well received, selling more than 60,000 copies together.

He is known for his warmth, wit and wisdom.