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Bangalore Business

Literature Festival

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Speakers 2020

Alok Kejriwal

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

Anuja Master Bose

Independent Advisor for Social Enterprises and Philanthropy

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

V Raghunathan

Chair, Bangalore Business Literature Festival, Former Professor, IIM Ahmedabad, Columnist and Author

Rahul Chandra

Author of The Moonshot Game: Adventures of an Indian Venture Capitalist. Founder of Arkam Ventures

Rishikesh Krishnan

Prof. Rishikesha T. Krishnan

Author, Director, IIM Bangalore

Rohit Bhargava

Author of Non-Obvious Trends – WSJ Bestseller

Siddarth Rao

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

Srinivasa Addepalli

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

Sudhakar Rao

Director-Branding, ICFAI Group

Sudhir Sitapati

Author of The CEO Factory: Management Lessons from Hindustan Unilever 

Tamal Bandyopadhyay

Author of Sahara: The Untold Story, Senior Journalist

Vladi Ruppo

Author, Russian expat, senior IT Professional, start-up entrepreneur in Bangalore.


Benedict Paramanand

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

Madanmohan Rao

Research Director, YourStory

Pooja Bhula

Writer and Author of Intelligent Fanatics of India

Sandeep Das

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

Shankar P

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

Smarinita Shetty

Co-founder and CEO India Development Review

Sumathi Chari

Co-founder PRHUB

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 @ YourStory.com


Manish Sabharwal

Chairman, TeamLease

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Mukesh Bansal

Co-Founder, Myntra and Curefit.com

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Naga Prakasam

Angel Investor, Social Entrepreneur and Mentor

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Nikhil Kumar

Fellow at iSpirt Foundation

Rajiv Jayaraman
Founder and CEO, Knolskape
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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