Dr Nirmala Lakshman

Festival Director and Curator

Nirmala Lakshman (Dr), formerly Joint Editor at The Hindu, is Festival Director and Curator, The Hindu Lit for Life. She is a Director of The Hindu Group of Publications, and Chairperson of the Board of The Hindu Tamil. Author of an anthology of journalism, Writing A Nation, and a book on Chennai, Degree Coffee by the Yard, she is presently working on a book on the Tamils.

Rachna Singh Davidar

Programme Director

Rachna Singh Davidar is a literary consultant. She has worked with books and writers for over three decades in India, England and Canada. She lives in New Delhi.

Prasanna Ramaswamy

Programme Coordinator

Prasanna Ramaswamy is a Kalaimamani and Sangeet Natak Akademi Awardee for theatre, and a documentary filmmaker with six feature-length films, which have been screened at international film festivals. She has been working as a cultural programmer since 1991. She has conceptualised and executed programmes on literature, music, cinema, theatre, visual and plastic arts and on environmental issues.

Curation and Coordination, The Hindu

Shalini Arun, Sr Associate Editor

R Krithika, Deputy Editor

Archana Subramanian, Assistant Editor/Special Correspondent

Madhumitha Srinivasan, Assistant Editor/Special Correspondent

Bhavya Venkatesh, Senior Sub Editor

Rajhesh Shankar, Assistant General Manager, Events

Supritha Ramkumar, Operations Lead, Brand Events

Arjun Sathish, Brand Manager - Marketing

Pugalarasu Moorthy, Assistant Manager - Digital

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