Advisory Board

Ashok Chopra

Ashok Chopra, author-publisher, has occupied some of the hottest seats in the Indian book trade – executive editor of Vikas Publishing House, Vice-president of Macmillan India, publishing director of UBS Publishers, executive director and publisher of the India Today Book Club & Books Today as well as chief executive and publisher of HarperCollins Publishers India. Currently, he is the Chief Executive of Hay House Publishers India. He lives in Gurgaon, near Delhi. He is the author of the bestseller – A Scrapbook of Memories and his latest book – Of Love and Other Sorrows has just been published by Penguin India.

Shobhaa De

Shobhaa De is one of India’s top best-selling authors. Her “Socialite Evenings, Starry Nights, Sultry Days and Second Thoughts are course material in the University of London. Recipient of several awards for her journalistic contributions, De writes prolifically for Indian and international publications on a variety of social issues and trends.

Siddhartha M Jain

Siddhartha M Jain is currently the Creative Director at Hotstar. He hsa been a film producer and CEO at iRock Films and later at iPop Media. He is a dynamic visionary and has been instrumental in producing films like “Ragini MMS”, “Disco Valley”, “Kill The Rapist” and “Size Zero” among other.

Padmabhushan Dr. Raghunath Mashelkar

Padmabhushan Dr. Raghunath Mashelkar, an eminent scientist, is a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. He is the President of Global Research Alliance, a network of publicly funded R&D institute from AsiaPacific, Europe and USA with over 60,000 scientists. He is only the third Indian Engineer to have been elected as Fellow of Royal Society (FRS), London in the twentieth century. He has written books on varied topics ranging from Gandhian Philosophy, IPR to Indian Society, apart from innumerable contributions to various national and international Scientific Journals.

Partners 2021

PILF Vision

To give Pune its first ever English literary festival. To create an exciting and interactive platform in Pune for writers, publishers and readers. To showcase talented authors/writers/creative personalities from all media and demystify the gloss around the creative word.