Sonali is a well-known Indian actress with several Bollywood blockbusters and awards to her credit. She has authored a book, The Modern Gurukul: My Experiments with Parenting. She is an avid reader and has been running the Sonali Book Club since 2017.
Navtej is an Indian author-columnist, diplomat and former Indian Ambassador to the United States. He previously served as the High Commissioner of India to the United Kingdom, and the Ambassador to Israel. He has written several novels and short-stories and he also contributes extensively to journals and newspapers in India and abroad.
Jonathan is a writer and teacher based in Delhi. He is the author of many books, including Masala Shakespeare (2018) and The Jewish Silk Road: Secrets of My Mother’s Chinese Tea-Chest (forthcoming 2023), as well as the best-selling The First Firangis (2015).
Dr. Vikram Sampath is the author of several acclaimed and best selling works of non-fiction. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, U.K, a recipient of the first Sahitya Akademi Yuva Puraskar in English Literature and the ARSC Award for Excellence in Historical Research in New York.
Ramesh Sharma is an award-winning director, film and documentary producer and author. He is the recipient of six National Awards for his work and numerous international accolades
Prabha Chandran has been an editor with some of India’s leading newspapers and magazines and a pioneer in bringing out several popular media properties. She has also been working with the World Bank on a series of specialised communications projects.
Priti Paul is one of the leading members of the Apeejay Surrendra Group. She's known for expanding the Oxford Bookstore in India and abroad and for launching India’s first gallery on new media art – Apeejay Media Gallery. She is also the Founder Festival Director, Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival.
Lillete is a renowned Indian film, television and stage actor and a theatre director. She has acted in more than 100 films and plays and has received several awards and accolades for her works.
Sunit is the Director of the India Habitat Centre and President of the Delhi Music Society. A well known face on Indian television, his former positions include Director General of the Indian Institute of Mass Communication; Chief Executive of the Lok Sabha.
Ranjit Lal is an award-winning children's author of both fiction and non-fiction with more than 45 books to his credit.
Swati Roy is the owner of Eureka, the only specialist children's bookstore in Delhi and the founder and Director of Bookaroo - India's first children's literature festival.
Dalbir Kaur is a literacy & library consultant, and an educational entrepreneur. She's the Director of One Up Library, Book Studio, and Learning Lab, a unique library cum curated children’s bookstore, and a dynamic learning space serving wide-ranging age groups.