Welcome to the Khushwant Singh Litfest. London May 17, 2018. Kasauli October 12-14, 2018



    Anand Kumar Sethi

    Anand Kumar Sethi, an alumnus of IIT, Bombay has some four decades of active involvement in international joint ventures and business. Dr. Sethi has been an advisor to several international development Financial Institutions. In December 2011, the President of Finland conferred upon him the honour of Knight of the order of ‘the white rose of Finland’. An established writer, he is very actively involved in its cleaning up and ‘renewal’ of the many historical sites there. With an abiding interest in history, Anand has curated and furnished exhibits in the setting up of the Dagshai Jail Museum now designated as a heritage site by Himachal Tourism.

        Ashok Chopra

        Ashok Chopra is the CEO and MD of Hay House Publishing in India. He is also a long time resident of Kasauli and Himachal Pradesh.

            Deepa Raghavan Sethi

            Deepa Raghavan Sethi is an educational consultant based in Dagshai.She is also the former Vice Principal of Delhi Public School R K Puram . She looks after the Schools Program at the KSLF. She spends her free time traveling, reading,gardening, cooking and knitting for her grandchildren. She also lends a helping hand to her husband Anand Sethi who is a writer,the curator of the Dagshai Jail Museum, and a passionate environmentalist.

                H. Kishie Singh

                H. Kishie Singh was both in Shimla and spent his formative years there. He was educated at Bishop Cotton School Shimla and St. Stephens College, Delhi. After a brief stint with Air India, he joined an International Company in 1961 and worked in Bangkok, Beirut, Geneva and Montreal, among other places. In 1975, he moved back to India. Being a motoring aficionado, he drove from London to New Delhi, tracing, on the way, Alexander’s journey from Macedonia to India. Since then, he has been a motoring correspondent for the ‘Statesman’, the ‘Tribune’ and other newspapers. His column ‘Good Motoring’, for the ‘Tribune’, has had an uninterrupted run for 20 years. Kishie Singh has also participated in the Isuzu Challenge and The Rain Forest Challenge, two of the most difficult motoring events in the world. Currently he is involved with Raid de Himalaya, which is in its 15th year.

                    Rahul Singh

                    Rahul Singh has been a writer, journalist and editor of Readers Digest, Indian Express, Sunday Observer.
                    He has penned, among other books, an engaging biography of his father Khushwant Singh, In The Name of the Father, which was launched by Amitabh Bachchan.
                    He is an advisor to World Literacy Canada, President of Satyagyan Foundation, India, President of the media awards committee at the Population Institute Washington.
                    Rahul studied in about 11 schools as his father was posted all over during his years in the foreign service. It was here, at an Elysee in Paris that he picked up his French. He graduated in History from Kings College, Cambridge.

                        Varun Kathuria

                        Varun Kathuria is a chartered accountant with a keen interest in helping non-profit organisations function effectively.