Bangalore Business

Literature Festival

30 - 31 October 2020
In Association With
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Speakers 2020

Alok Kejriwal

Author of The Cave - An Internet Entrepreneur's Spiritual Journey. Founder of Games2Win 

Caroline Cares

Author of Becoming You – Stories of Courage & Vulnerability, Founder of Vibha – Community for Inclusion

K Giriprakash

Author of The Vijay Mallya Story. Chief of Bureau - The Hindu BusinessLine

T N Hari

Author of Say No to Jugaad – The Making of Big Basket

Harini Nagendra

Author of Cities and Canopies. Professor of Sustainability at Azim Premji University

Karthik Kumar

Author of Don’t Startup: What No One Tells You About Starting  Your Own Business, Actor, Director and Comedian

Madan Padaki

Serial Social Entrepreneur, Co-founder Global Alliance for Mass Entrepreneurship (GAME)

Madukar Shukla

Author of Social Entrepreneurship in India : Quarter Idealism and a Pound of Pragmatism, faculty XLRI

Meghaa Gupta

Author of Unearthed – An Environmental History of Independent India

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Narayan Ramachandran

Writer, social entrepreneur, columnist, former India Head, Morgan Stanely 

Navi Radjou

Co-Author of Do Better With Less – Frugal Innovation for Sustainable Growth, Winner of Thinkers 50 Award. Innovation and leadership advisor based in New York

Pavan C Lall

Author of Flawed: The Rise and Fall of India’s Diamond Mogul Nirav Modi, Senior Journalist

Prateek Raj

Author of Evolution of Business and Markets - How Free and Inclusive Societies Emerge. Faculty IIMB

Rahul Chandra

Author of The Moonshot Game: Adventures of an Indian Venture Capitalist. Co-founder & MD, Helion Ventures

Rishikesh Krishnan

Prof. Rishikesha T. Krishnan

Author, Director, IIM Bangalore

Rohit Bhargava

Author of Non-Obvious Trends – WSJ Bestseller

Shankar P

Editor Knowledge@Wharton, Former Resident Editor, The Economic Times

Siddarth Rao

Author of How I almost Blew It – Incredible Lessons from India’s Most Successful Digital Entrepreneurs, Founder Webchutney

Smarinita Shetty

Co-founder and CEO India Development Review

Srinivasa Addepalli

Co-founder of GlobalGyan, former chief strategy officer, Tata Communications

Sudhir Sitapati

Author of The CEO Factory: Management Lessons from Hindustan Unilever 

Tamal Bandyopadhyay

Author of Sahara: The Untold Story, Senior Journalist


Benedict Paramanand

CEO, Bangalore BizLitfest, Author of CK Prahalad: The Mind of the Futurist 

Sandeep Das

Director PWC, Author of Hacks for Career and Life – A Millennials’ Guide to Making it Big

Pooja Bhula

Writer and Author of Intelligent Fanatics of India

Past Author Speakers

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Aakar Patel


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Alan Rosling


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Prof. Anil Gupta

Founder, HoneyBee Network

Aroon Raman
MD, Telos Investments & Technologies
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Devdutt Pattanaik

Prolific Author


Captain Gopinath

Founder, Air Deccan

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Gurcharan Das


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Prof. G. Raghuram

Director, IIM Bangalore

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Dr. Ramachandra Guha


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Rashmi Bansal


Rishiesha Krishnan
Prof. Rishikesha T. Krishnan
Director and Professor of
Strategic Management, IIM Indore
Subroto Bagchi
Subroto Bagchi
Co-founder, Mindtree
Vasanthi Srinivasan
Prof. Vasanthi Srinivasan
Faculty, IIM Bangalore

Past Leader Speakers

Ajay Nanavathi

Ajay Nanavati

Former MD, 3M 

Founder, Grey Gurus

Ankit Nagori
Ankit Nagori
Co-Founder, CureFit, Angel Investor

Atul Satija

Founder & CEO, The/Nudge Foundation

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Harish Bijoor

CEO, Harish Bijoor Consults

Kolluru Krishan
Kolluru Krishan
Chairman, Skills Council
of Green Jobs
Dr. Lalitesh Katragadda

Google Map Maker, Advisor on
AI & Machine Vision

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Madanmohan Rao

Director @


Manish Sabharwal

Chairman, TeamLease

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Mukesh Bansal

Co-Founder, Myntra and

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Naga Prakasam

Angel Investor, Social Entrepreneur and Mentor

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Nikhil Kumar

Fellow at iSpirt Foundation

Sahil Barua

Sahil Barua

Co-founder, e-commerce firm Delhivery

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Vaitheeswaran K

Advisor, Consultant, Mentor


Vinita Bali

MD, Britannia Industries

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Vivek Mehra

MD and CEO, SAGE Publications

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Wilma Rodrigues

Founder, Saahas


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