Festival Directors

Anant Nath is the Editor of The Caravan. He started the magazine in 2010 as India's first magazine dedicated to long form narrative journalism. He is also the Executive Director of Delhi Press Group, one of the leading magazine publishing houses in India. He has an MBA from Indian Institute of Management (Lucknow), and an MA in Political Science from Columbia University, New York

Richa Shah studied Economics at St Stephens College, New Delhi and then completed her Masters in Business Administration from Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar. She worked as a senior analyst at India's premier Credit rating company ICRA, and later as Marketing Director at Terraform Realty (formerly Everest Developers) in Mumbai. She is the Managing editor of the Children's publishing division at Delhi Press, and feels passionately about diversity and equality for men and women in India.

Program Director

Pragya Tiwari is an editor, journalist and academic on issues of policy and law. She was the editor in chief of a magazine on cinema and culture called The Big Indian Picture, and is the creative director of India's largest digital platform for indie music, Balcony TV. She has also previously been an editor with one of India's leading news and investigation magazine, Tehelka and continues to contribute to publications in India and abroad as a writer and editorial consultant.

Program Manager

Prerna Dharni has worked on women's and disability rights programs with The Centre for Social Research, The American India Foundation, NAB Centre for Blind Women and Disability Studies and Independent Television Service (ITVS). Her work includes gender sensitization training, inclusion of women with disability in workplaces, and using media and films to engage men and boys on gender based issues. She has an M.A in International Relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

Project Director

Girish Raj over the past 16 years, Girish has produced concert tours, festivals & conferences for major International artists including The Rolling Stones, Roger Waters, Sting, Norah Jones, Russell Peters amongst many others. Relocating to the U.S. in 2007, gave him the opportunity to promote some of India’s diverse musical talent such as Kailash Kher, Raghu Dixit, Nitin Sawhney to North American. He returned home to work with OML, producing & designing the established NH7 Weekender festival annually and other live experiences and events. Girish shifted gears to head business for OML’s curated e-commerce ticketing platform,┬á before venturing on his own. He┬ánow consults with creative companies ranging from a design conference, an editorial magazine, festival producers, a PR firm, among others.

Marketing & Brand Solutions Head

Amrita Haldipur In the past 13 years, Amrita has built iconic moments for domestic and global brands. With a strong foundation in PR & Communications, Amrita expanded her canvas of work to Brand & Content Marketing by spearheading with an innovative and problem-solving thought leadership to achieve brand awareness, growth in consumer viewership and collaborate on efforts towards maximizing revenue targets in companies including UTV, Zee TV and Fox International Channels. As the Marketing Head at National Geographic, she championed her love for marketing along with a curious traveller’s mind to crack award-winning localisation brand strategies & alliances in launching international concepts to cater to the Indian market. In 2016 she decided to venture on her own as a creative entrepreneur to empower companies gear up in their journey of scale by offering creative and monetisable solutions for business problems. Her portfolio includes homegrown art & culture brands, women-focused storytelling, international travel brands, advertising agencies, startups to name a few.