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BBLF 2022 Sessions

​13 September 2022 - Online

4.30 pm - 5.00 pm


Welcome by V Raghunathan, Chair - Bangalore Business Literature Festival. 


Host - Ganesh Vancheeswaran, Author; Advisor - Bangalore Business Literature Festival.

5.00 pm - 5.30 pm 

New Age Literature - Content in all its Forms

Ankur Warikoo, author of Do Epic Shit, in conversation with Ranjeet Pratap Singh, Co-founder, CEO - Pratilipi

5.30 pm - 6.00 pm

The Westland Saga – From Tatas to Amazon to Pratilipi

Gautam Padmanabhan, Publisher of Bestsellers; Business Head - Pratilipi, in conversation with Benedict Paramanand, Co-founder - Bangalore Business Literature Festival; Author of CK Prahalad - The Mind of The Futurist

6.00 pm - 6.45 pm

Mining Real Data – Navigating Convenient Untruths

Rukmini S, Author of Whole Numbers and Half Truths: What Data Can and Cannot Tell Us About Modern India, and Govindraj Ethiraj, Journalist; Founder - IndiaSpend, in conversation with Debleena Majumdar, Author; Co-founder - Kahaniyah

14 September 2022 - Online

Host - Subha Chandrasekaran, Founder - RainKraft Creative Solutions

5.00 pm - 5.30 pm

The Shark Tank Tales

Namita Thapar, Author of The Dolphin and the Shark: Lessons in Entrepreneurship, in conversation with Rupangi Sharma, Author of Young Indian Innovators, Entrepreneurs and Change-makers; Editor; Founder & CEO - EFG Learning: Education for Growth

5.30 pm - 6.00 pm

How to Build a Prosperous India 

R N Bhaskar, Author of Game India: Seven Strategic Advantages That Can Steer India to Wealth, in conversation with Rajashekar Iyer, Expert in Equity Research, Advisory and Investment Management

6.00 pm - 6.30 pm

An Insider's Lens into the Indian Corporate Frauds

Smarak Swain, Author of The Great Indian Fraud: Serious Frauds Which Shook the Economy, in conversation with Subha Chandrasekaran, Founder - RainKraft Creative Solutions


6.30 pm - 7.00 pm

From High-Fliers to Fallen Angels - Stories of Cafe Coffee Day, Reliance (ADAG), Jet Airways, Kingfisher Airlines

Nandini Vijayaraghavan, Author of Unfinished Business: Evolving Capitalism in the World's Largest Democracy, in conversation with Raghuvir Srinivasan, Editor - Business Line; Chartered Accountant

15 September 2022 - Online

Host - Meena Raghunathan, Author; Editor

5.00 pm - 5.30 pm

Indian CSR 2.0

Meena Raghunathan, Author of Doing Good – Navigating the CSR Maze, in conversation with Shantheri Mallaya, Editor - News ETCIO; Trustee - Chiranthana

5.30 pm - 6.00 pm 

Embracing The Man-Machine Tango

John C Havens, Author of Heartificial Intelligence: Embracing Our Humanity to Maximize Machines, in conversation with Kashyap Kompella, CEO - RPA2AI Research


6.00 pm - 6.30 pm

The Future of Money

Eswar Prasad, Author of The Future of Money: How the Digital Revolution Is Transforming Currencies and Finance, in conversation with Shankar P, Editor - Knowledge at Wharton; Former Resident Editor - The Economic Times

6.30 pm - 7.00 pm 

India's Energy Future and the Built Environment

Reshma Singh, Senior Advisor - U.S. Department of Energy, in conversation with Vijaya Bhargav, Partner - Ostraca

16 September 2022 - Online

Host - Benedict Paramanand, Author; CEO - Bangalore Business Literature Festival

5.00 pm - 5.40 pm

Behavioural Economics Decoded for Business

V Raghunathan, Author of Irrationally Rational: Ten Nobel Laureates Script the Story of Behavioural Economics; Games Indians Play: Why We Are the Way We Are, in conversation with Divya Kumar, Group Digital CFO - IKEA Retail


5.40 pm - 6.20 pm

How to be Comfortable with Technology

Siddharth Pai, Author of Techproof Me: The Art of Mastering Ever-Changing Technology, consultant, in conversation with Madanmohan Rao, Research Director - YourStory

6.20 pm - 7.00 pm

Social Purpose of Business

Melodena Stephens, Author of Business With Purpose: Advancing Social Enterprise, in conversation with Aarti Mohan, Co-founder - Sattva Consulting

17 September 2022

Startup Literature For Founders

Read to Grow. Write to Lead.

Offline at Bangalore International Center, Domlur, Bengaluru. Also to be Streamed Live.

10.30 am - 11.00 am

What is the Most Enduring Question of Business Literature

Manish Sabharwal, Chairman - TeamLease Services, in conversation with  V Raghunathan, Chair - Bangalore Business Literature Festival


11.00 am - 11.45 am

Chronicling the Startup Life

TN Hari, Author of From Pony to Unicorn – Scaling a Startup Sustainably; Co-founder - Artha School of Entrepreneurship; Angel Investor, in conversation with Ganesh Vancheeswaran, Author of The Underage CEOs: Fascinating Stories of Young Indians Who have Become CEOs in their Twenties; Branding Specialist; Book Coach


11.45 am - 12.00 pm

How to Make Business Schools Startup-Friendly

Sudhakar Rao, Director - ICFAI Groupin conversation with Kashyap Kompella, CEO - RPA2AI Research

12.00 pm - 12.30 pm

Success Secrets of 15 Entrepreneurs

Ujwal Kalra, Author of Startup Compass – How Iconic Entrepreneurs Got it Right, in conversation with Shoaib Ahmed, Founder - Catalyster; Former President - Tally; Co-founder - iSpirit


12.30 pm - 12.45 pm

Networking Break


12.45 pm - 1.15 pm

Investing in Student Startups

Suresh Narasimha, Founder -; CEO - JustBooks, in conversation with Anaya Jethanandani, Student - Indus International School; Founder - FINWIN, and Maanya Singh, StartupYou Student Entrepreneur; Founder - Incuba-Naari

1.15 pm - 1.45 pm

Stories of Resilience During the Pandemic

Rashmi Daga, Founder - FreshMenu, in conversation with Suviggya Bansall, Owner - Gopaljee Café


1.45 pm - 2.15 pm

What Makes Social Startups Tick

Nagaraja Prakasam, Author of the forthcoming book Back To Bharat – In Search of A Sustainable Future; Angel Investor; Mentor; NSRCEL - IIMB, in conversation with Vinay Prashant, Social Entrepreneur; Co-founder - Tamaala

2.15 pm - 2.40 pm

Networking Lunch


2.40 pm - 3.00 pm

Live Music by Brainbow


3.00 pm - 3.20 pm

2022 BBLF CK Prahalad Best Business Book Award

3.30 pm - 4.00 pm

Launchpad - Book Launches


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