STORY MIRROR BOOK LAUNCH: DIL DHOONDTA HAI BY RAKESH MADHOTRA. Rakesh, born in Delhi, was initially educated at Ludlow Castle School in Delhi. He did his MA (administration-art) as well as his creative creation through writing and theater. Then in the movies as an artist, writing and direction. He also directed some serials for B. R. CHOPRA Films. Nowadays, he works as a CEO in a famous film production house of Indian cinema.
STORY MIRROR: BOOK READING: SNIGDHA PANDEY – WHEELS OF WISH. Bibhu Datta Rout is an Indian novelist and investment banking professional and now an entrepreneur. Born in Odisha, Bibhu spent his childhood in Bhubaneswar, and most of his twenties and thirties in the cities of New Delhi, Singapore, Detroit, Tokyo. He has been working as a banking professional for last 15 years. During these period he has worked for companies like UBS, Barclays, Citi and Credit Suisse. Algorithms trading, High Frequency Trade and quantitative analytics are his core skills. He is currently living in Mumbai.
STORY MIRROR: BOOK READING: MAJOR MHD ALI SHAH & TARANJIT KAUR – LOVE BUDDY. Zahir Chauhan is an aspiring change-maker in this fast moving world where everyone seems to forget the simplest things in life – to live it with complete non-seriousness yet with immense focus, like a game. He has completed his Post graduate management studies from Singapore. He lives with his family in Mumbai, where he successfully balances his corporate career with his passion for writing. During his free time you would probably find him spending quality time with his adorable daughter & family, or busy penning his next adventure on paper.
PLAY READING: PREETA MATHUR THAKUR & AMAN GUPTA
NOVEL READING: RAJIT KAPUR. Abhiram Bhadkamkar Graduated in commerce, Obtained a diploma in journalism and communication, Graduated from National School of Drama specializing in acting. Currently engaged in Acting, Direction and Writing in both languages Hindi & Marathi in various forms such as Films and plays. “Hasat Khelat”, “Pahuna”, “Jyacha Tyacha Prashna”(Sawal apna apna), “Ladi Najaria”, “Dehbhan”, “Sukhanshi bhandto aamhi” are some of the major works. Produced by reputed theatre groups and performed all over Maharashtra and Delhi.
BOOK READING: VANI TRIPATHI TIKOO . Namita Gokhale is the author of fourteen books, including eight previous works of fiction and several works of non-fiction.Her debut novel Paro: Dreams of Passion, first published in 1984, was a satire on the elite of Bombay and Delhi created a furore due to its frank sexual humour. Gods Graves and Grandmothe an ironic fable about street life in Delhi was adapted into a musical play. Gokhale was diagnosed with cancer when she was just thirty-five and her husband died a few years later. The experience of illness and loss informed her later books A Himalayan Love Story, The Book of Shadows and Shakuntala, the Play of Memory.