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Bangalore Business

Literature Festival

13 September 2022

4.30 pm - 7.00 pm - Online

14 - 16 September 2022

5.00 pm - 7.00 pm - Online

17 September 2022

10.30 am - 4.00 pm

Startup Literature For Founders

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

The Schedule

Session Day 1

​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 Shitin conversation with Ranjeet Pratap Singh, Co-founder, CEO - Pratilipi

The Westland Saga – From Tatas to Amazon to Pratilipi

Gautam PadmanabhanPublisher 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

5.30 pm - 6.00 pm


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 Indiaand Govindraj Ethiraj, Journalist; Founder - IndiaSpend, in conversation with Debleena Majumdar, Author; Co-founder - Kahaniyah

Session Day 2

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

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

6.00 pm - 6.30 pm


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

Sessions Day 3

15 September 2022 - Online

Host - Meena Raghunathan, Author; Editor

Indian CSR 2.0

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

5.00 pm - 5.30 pm


Embracing The Man-Machine Tango

John C HavensAuthor of Heartificial Intelligence: Embracing Our Humanity to Maximize Machinesin conversation with Kashyap Kompella, CEO - RPA2AI Research

5.30 pm - 6.00 pm


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 Financein 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

Sessions Day 4

16 September 2022 - Online

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

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

5.00 pm - 5.40 pm


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

Sessions Day 5

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.

What is the Most Enduring Question of Business Literature

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

10.30 am - 11.00 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

11.00 am - 11.45 am


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

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

12.00 pm - 12.30 pm


12.30 pm - 12.45 pm


Networking Break


12.45 pm - 1.15 pm


Investing in Student Startups

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

Stories of Resilience During the Pandemic

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

1.15 pm - 1.45 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

1.45 pm - 2.15 pm


Networking Lunch


2.15 pm - 2.40 pm


Live Music by Brainbow (


2.40 pm - 3.00 pm


3.00 pm - 3.20 pm


2022 BBLF CK Prahalad Best Business Book Award

Launchpad - Book Launches

3.30 pm - 4.00 pm


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2022 BBLF CK Prahalad

Best Business Book Award


Rishikesh Krishnan

Prof. Rishikesha Krishnan

Author; Director - IIM Bangalore
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Jessie Paul

Author; Marketing Expert

3.30 pm - 4.00 pm

Jury's Review of Shortlisted Books

Award Ceremony

Chat With the Award Winner

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Malavika Harita

Former CEO - Saatchi & Saatchi Focus and Founder - Brand Circle

Award Sponsor

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