Described as ‘India’s first literary popstar’ by world-renowned film director Shekhar Kapur, Amish’s unique combination of crackling story-telling, religious symbolism and profound philosophies has turned him into an Indian publishing phenomenon, with spiritual guru Deepak Chopra hailing Amish’s books as ‘archetypal and stirring’. Amish’s 6 books till now — The Immortals of Meluha (2010), The Secret of the Nagas (2011) and The Oath of the Vayuputras (2013), which collectively comprise the Shiva Trilogy, and Ram – Scion of Ikshvaku (Book 1 of the Ram Chandra Series) (2015), Sita – Warrior of Mithila (Book 2 of the Ram Chandra Series) (2017), and Immortal India – Young Country, Timeless Civilisation (Amish’s first non-fiction book) (2017) — have 4 million copies in print with Gross retail sales of Rs. 120 crores. His books have been translated into 19 Indian and International languages. The Shiva Trilogy is the fastest selling book series in Indian publishing history. The Ram Chandra Series is the second fastest selling book series in Indian publishing history, with Ram – Scion of Ikshvaku, (Book 1 of the Ram Chandra Series), being the highest selling book of 2015 and Sita – Warrior of Mithila (Book 2 of the Ram Chandra Series), being the highest selling book of 2017. Immortal India – Young Country, Timeless Civilisation, Amish’s first non-fiction book has been on the bestselling charts since its launch in August 2017. The Indian language translations of Amish’s books have sold over 5 lakh copies, breaking records in this space as well. Notable Accolades Recipient of: Distinguished Alumnus Award (IIM – Calcutta) 2017 Icon of the Year Award 2017 Raymond Crossword Book Award 2016 Dainik Bhaskar Literature Award 2016 Pride of India Award (Literature) 2015 & 2014 Communicator of the Year by PR Council of India 2014 Society Young Achievers Award for literature 2013 Man of the Year by Radio City 2013 Other milestones: Forbes Magazine has listed Amish amongst the 100 most influential celebrities in India (in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2017) GQ 50 Most Influential Young Indians Selected as an Eisenhower Fellow, a prestigious American programme for outstanding leaders from around the world Amish is a graduate of IIM-Calcutta and worked for 14 years in the financial services industry before turning to full-time writing.
Tamal Bandyopadhay is one of the most respected business journalists in India and an author. His weekly column `Banker's Trust' in Mint, India's second largest business daily, is widely read for its deep insights into the world of finance and its unerring ability to anticipate major policy moves. His three books on finance, namely `A Bank for The Buck', `Sahara: The Untold Story' and `Bandhan: The Making of a Bank' have been best sellers. His latest book, a Penguin Random House publication, `From Lehman to Demonetization: The Decade That Shaped Indian Banking' is likely to be released later this year. Incidentally, the Sahara group had slapped a Rs200 crore defamation suit against him to stop the publication of the book on the group. Linkedin, the global professional network, has nominated him as one of the top ten finance voices in the world for two successive years - 2015 and 2016. Thinkers magazine has listed him one of the top 50 influential minds that have made indeliable contributions in the field of economics and governance in India in 2017. Bandyopadhyay has kept a close watch on the financial sector for over two decades and has had a ringside view of the enormous changes in Indian finance over this period. He has been a frequent speaker at seminars across India and overseas, and has hosted a very successful weekly show (by the same name as his weekly column) on television, featuring some of India’s most respected bankers, policy makers, central bankers and regulators. He has contributed to The Oxford Companion to Economics in India, edited by Kaushik Basu and published by Oxford University Press. Bandyopadhyay is currently a consulting editor with Mint and an adviser, strategy, with Bandhan Bank Ltd
Bestselling author, financial literacy activist, and an international corporate trainer, Dr Anil Lamba is a practicing Chartered Accountant and holds degrees in Commerce, Law and a Doctorate in Taxation. Dr Lamba's training programs are held internationally, with a client list exceeding 1000 large and medium sized corporations spread across several countries including India, the USA, and in Europe, the Middle-East and the Far-East.
Chetan Bhagat is the author of nine blockbuster books. These include seven novels—Five Point Someone (2004), One Night @ the Call Center (2005), The 3 Mistakes of My Life (2008), 2 States (2009), Revolution 2020 (2011), Half Girlfriend (2014) and One Indian Girl (2016) and two non-fiction titles— What Young India Wants (2012) and Making India Awesome(2015). Chetan’s books have remained bestsellers since their release. Four out his five novels have been already adapted into successful Bollywood films and the others are in process of being adapted as well. The New York Times called him the ‘the biggest selling English language novelist in India’s history’. Time magazine named him amongst the ‘100 most influential people in the world’ and Fast Company, USA, listed him as one of the world’s ‘100 most creative people in business’. Chetan writes columns for leading English and Hindi newspapers, focusing on youth and national development issues. He is also a motivational speaker and screenplay writer. Chetan quit his international investment banking career in 2009 to devote his entire time to writing and make change happen in the country. He lives in Mumbai with his wife, Anusha, an ex-classmate from IIM-A.
Shiv Khera is an Indian author of self-help books, including You Can Win, and an activist. He launched a movement against caste-based reservation in India, founded an organization called Country First Foundation, and started the Bhartiya Rashtravadi Samanta Party. In 2004, he lost in a bid as an independent candidate for the South NCR constituency in India's general election. He also filed several public interest lawsuits in the Indian Supreme Court and unsuccessfully contested the country's 2009 general election.
Varun Agarwal is an Entrepreneur, Bestselling Author, Motivational Speaker and Filmmaker. He has given over 500 talks in 8 different countries at the top corporations and colleges. His talks and videos have been seen by over 10 million people globally and have a following of over half a million people. His entrepreneurial journey started at the age of 21. Launched his company Alma Mater in 2009. Alma Mater is an E-Com brand that provides customized merchandise to students of schools and colleges. In a matter of 3 years, they were able to grow Alma Mater from 0 to a Million dollars in revenue. As an author, he penned a book – How I Braved Anu Aunty and Co-Founded a Million Dollar Company at the age of 23. The book is a National Bestseller with more than half a million copies sold. It's being made into a motion picture by Nitesh Tiwari (Director of Dangal).
Prakash Iyer is a best-selling author, motivational speaker and leadership coach. He was until recently the Managing Director of Kimberly-Clark Lever and was earlier the Managing Director and CEO of Infomedia India Limited (formerly Tata Infomedia). Prior to that, Prakash was Executive Director at PepsiCo, responsible for the company’s operations in South India and Sri Lanka. He later moved to PepsiCo China as Regional Vice President. An alumnus of IIM Ahmedabad, he started his career with Hindustan Unilever Limited. Passionate about cricket – and people – Prakash speaks and writes extensively on motivation, leadership, teamwork and winning. His first book – titled The Habit of Winning – was published by Penguin in 2011. It was shortlisted for The Economist Crossword Popular Book Award, and has been translated into seven languages. His second book – The Secret of Leadership – was published in 2013. Both books are national bestsellers.
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