Sujata Parashar, a bestselling novelist, poet, short story writer and activist has authored 3 novels – In Pursuit of Infidelity (2009), In Pursuit of Ecstasy (2011) and In Pursuit of a Lesser Offence (2014). Besides these, she has to her credit, a short fiction, Wake me only when the Sun is high (2011) and a poetry collection – Poetry Out and Loud (2012). She has won many awards and acclamations for her writings. Sujata is also a member of the Planning Board @ Kumaon Literary Festival.
Sujata, a masters in Human Rights, is a certified Travel & Tourism Management professional. She has also worked for a European airline, a business hotel in India and a sea-side resort in Singapore before joining the Social sector. She is currently on the board of Empowering Minds – a national level NGO that provides psychosocial support to bleeding disorders community.
Sanjay is a poetry and music enthusiast.
Having straddled multiple roles across Sales, Advertising, Training and IT, Sanjay has come to find his manna in the chaotic world of startups. After playing critical roles in the setting up of 2 startups in the last decade, Sanjay now divides his time between a few interesting tech startups in the HR domain. He manages a music group that jams on a regular basis. He is also a collector of Ganeshas.
Rishi, an analyst with a MNC, is a poetry enthusiast, a creative person and a thinker. He has spent some years designing and retailing home & lifestyle range of products. A hugely resourceful individual, he lends his creative support to the festival.
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Sumit G Sehgal is an international wordsmith with a literary experience spanning eleven years with twenty-nine e-books in tow. This aspiring literary wizard took it upon himself to spend his entire quality time helping other people create literary masterpieces. This beautiful vision and his never-ending efforts have helped many literary aspirants realize their dreams.
He currently heads Butterfly & The Bee …your literary angles, an erudite hub for India’s literati. A multi-talented person, Sumit’s varied experiences in the project design and management and strategic development lead him to meet many different people and face productive settings.
Sumit has been nominated for Rex Global Fellowship and Karamveer Chakra Award 2016 for his contribution to the Indian Literary World.