Speakers & Artists


Salman Saeed

Shagufta Yasmeen

Azra Naqvi

Zakia Mashhadi

Sanjiv Saraf

Jahaz Deobandi

Maithili Thakur

Shadaj Band

Shakeel Jamali

Huma Khalil

Kena Shree

Farhat Ehsas

Dinesh Shrinet

Dr. Azam

Bakul Dev

Ashar Najmi

Arvind Mandloi

Anisur Rahman

Ahmad Mahfooz

Anis Ashfaq



Yasser Usman

Zafar Agha

Udayan Vajpeyi

Sumit Awasthi

Suhail Azad

Shazi Zaman

Shakeel Hasan Shamsi

Shafey Kidwai

Roli Barua

Sarfaraz Khalid

Riyaz Latif

Qazi Jamal Husain

Qamar Rahman


Qamar Rahman is an Indian scientist who has worked extensively in the last 40 years to understand the physiological effects of nanoparticles.

Nadeem Siddiqui

Naghma Sahar


A popular Indian journalist of NDTV India.

Najeeb Jung

Retired IAS Officer

A retired IAS officer, served as the 20th Lieutenant Governor of Delhi.

Mazhar Ahmed

Moinuddin Jinabade

Khursheed Akram

Khalid Javed

Moid Rasheedi


Yawar Abdal


A Kashmir born Pune based singer, songwriter & composer.

Madhavi Shankar

Mumtaz Naseem

Rizwana Iqra

Poonam Meera

Iqbal Firdausi

Harbans Mukhia


An Indian historian whose principal area of study is medieval India.

Amardeep Singh


Balmohan Pandey


Amritanshu Sharma


Charagh Sharma


Anant Gupta


Vikram Gaur Vairagi


Satish Satyarthi


Yasir Khan Inam


He is among the prominent new voices in Urdu poetry.

Rana Safvi

A writer, blogger & translator. She documents her passion for India's Ganga Jamuni Tehzeeb via its food, customs, festivals, monuments and clothes.

Najaf Haider


A professor at JNU & recipient of a UPE II grant for the project entitled “Memoirs, History & Visual Representation - a study of texts and images from European Archives”

Saif Mahmood


An advocate of the Supreme Court of India who also frequently appears before various other Indian courts as well as international & domestic arbitral tribunals.

Anas Faizi

Pervaiz Alam


A senior Broadcast Journalist, Editor, Radio & TV Producer.

Hina Rizwi

Pragya Shankar


A poet who lives poetry from inside to outside.

Aasim Pirzada


A poet of humour; published a collection of poems 'Andaaz-e-Bayaan'

Jyoti Azad Khatri


Her shayari connects straightaway to the listeners heart.

Atika Farooqui

Writer | Poet

An actor, song writer, Speaker at United Nations, celebrity chat show host & published poet & writer

Shilpa Rao

Playback Singer

A voice that melts heart, Shilpa Rao is popularly known for her songs in Bollywood.

Sadho Band

Musical Band

Sadho Band represents Indian Classical, traditional, Sufi, Folk, Fusion & Bollywood.

Vijendra Singh Parwaz


A renowned poet

Shephali Frost

Poet | World-Music Performer

Known internationally for her unique rendition of music & poetry, 'The Inheritance of Love,' is her new repertoire, built with the support of Help Musician’s fund & Arts Council U.K.

Sheen Kaaf Nizam

Poet | Literary Scholar

He has edited many volumes of poets in Devanagari including Deewan-e-Ghalib and Deewan-e-Mir.

Shakeel Azmi


Writes in Urdu language & is primarily known for his contribution as a film lyricist in Bollywood. Most of his poetry revolves around ghazals, a genre of Urdu poetry.

Sheykhar Ravjiani

Singer | Music Director

A singer, music director, record producer & actor. He is one half of the Bollywood composing/producing duo Vishal–Shekhar, since 1999.

Shailesh Lodha

Actor | Poet | Writer | Comedian

Best known for portraying Taarak Mehta in the Hindi sitcom Taarak Mehta Ka Ooltah Chashmah.

Richa Sharma

Playback Singer

A renowned playback & devotional singer who has given her voice in many Bollywood movies.

Shabana Azmi


A Hindi film, television & theatre actress. Azmi is known for her portrayals of distinctive, often unconventional female characters across several genres.

Shahid Siddiqui


A former member of the Rajya Sabha, the Upper House of the Indian Parliament representing the state of Uttar Pradesh from 2002 to 2008.

Ratna Pathak Shah


An Indian actress & director known for her work in Hindi theatre, television, and films.

Naseeruddin Shah


A notable actor in Indian parallel cinema. He has also starred in international productions.


Folk Singer

A young folk singer who has become popular lately with his heart-felt singing.

Pratibha Singh Baghel


Won Mangeshkar Alankaran Award in 2008, National Classical Vocal, and was the top finalist of Sa Re Ga Ma Pa Challenge 2009.

Priya Malik


A contemporary Hindi poet whose poetry is all-time relatable.

Muzaffar Ali

Film Director

Wears many feathers in his cap- Muzaffar Ali is a filmmaker, fashion designer, poet, artist, cultural revivalist, and social worker.

Madan Mohan Danish


His simple & effortless style of poetry has afforded him a distinguished place among all.

Mansoor Usmani


A renowned poet, popularly known for his Ghazals & Mushairas.

Minu Bakshi

Poet | Singer | Professor

A well-known in music circles for her popular renditions of Punjabi folk music.

Mamta Joshi


A notable talent in the field of Sufi & Folk music of Punjab.


Playback Singer

Hariharan is an Indian playback, Bhajan, Sufi & Ghazal singer who predominantly sings in Tamil, Hindi and Telugu languages.

Kumar Vishwas

Poet | Politician | Lecturer

The "Koi Deewana Kehta Hai" fame, gives his performances which demonstrate his love for poetry in Hindi, Urdu & Sanskrit literature.

Ismail Raz


A young poet who has composed more than 800 ghazals & poetry.

Fehmi Badauni


An Urdu poet & writer whose work is appreciated by people of all age.

Javed Akhtar

Poet | Lyricist | Screenwriter

Known for his work in Hindi cinema, won five National Film Awards, and received Padma Shri & Padma Bhushan, two of India's highest civilian honours.

Aslam Sabri


A Qawaali & Sufi singer who got his overnight fame from the track- "Mohammad Ke Shehr Mein"

Aqeel Nomani

Contemporary Poet

A contemporary poet who is popular in Mushairas.

Dia Mirza

Actress | Model | Producer | Social Worker

She won the title of Miss Asia Pacific International in 2000 after being crowned Femina Miss India Asia Pacific 2000.

Aziz Nabeel


His poetic work expresses the pain of migration and being separated from one's homeland.

Amrish Mishra


A versatile singer with a well trained, resonating, melodious & deep voice - filled