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Background : Delhi Book Lovers (DBL) is perhaps the largest organized book community of Delhi with over 4000 (and growing) members, comprising of business stalwarts, authors, publishers, IT professionals, students, journalists, salaried and other people. DBL has been covered regularly by the print media. Besides just discussing books, DBL also holds author-interactive sessions, events, book releases, and workshops for aspiring writers. DBL actively promotes books and authors through online and offline marketing.  

Our Objective : The main objective of DBL is to give its members the freedom to express their views about varied literature and to bring creativity to the literature world. Passionate about debates and discussion on various books based on different philosophies, mindsets, personalities, experiences, fantasies etc., DBL is unique for seeking the spirit for new creativity.

Our Mission : DBL is a platform for spreading literature in an innovative way along with a platform for budding authors across the globe. Believing in books to be mirrors to hearts, DBL aims to reach every person who believes in self-expression and has a seeking spirit in terms of knowledge, innovation and creativity.

Origin: As an avid reader, Kunal Gupta was passionate about connecting with like-minded people to discuss all genres of books where readers would be free to express their views. He got along with his friend Meenakshi Goyal and founded the Delhi Book Lovers club (DBL) in 2012.

  

Kunal Gupta : Founder

 A Post Graduate in management by qualification, Kunal has good amount of experience in digital marketing, startup consultation and business development. He has majorly worked with IT companies and has interests in finance and stock markets. Currently he is a Partner in a technology startup. He loves travelling and has widely travelled within and around India, Asia and Europe.

Kunal is passionate about reading, especially non-fiction. This avid follower of The Dalai Lama, invests regularly on new books; a habit transfused into him by his late grandfather who was a former world number one bridge player.

He is a food lover and loves exploring new food joints. His other interests include watching movies and testing gadgets. He loves to collect fountain pens. Kunal resides in Delhi. 

     Meenakshi Goyal : Co-Founder

An M.Com from Dehi University and PGDBM in Finance and Marketing, Meenakshi is a person who likes to explore different areas of life. Her curious nature and the drive to explore made her seek for more.

She is an award winning Bharatnatyam dancer. She has also learnt salsa, folk, chhau, and contemporary dance forms. She has performed various stage shows at Kamini, FICCI auditorium etc. around Delhi. The learning spirit didn’t restrict her to dance alone; and in the world of spirituality, she did Karuna Reiki Mastership (Affiliated to a US organization). Meenakshi believes in fitness and enjoys trekking, rock climbing, aerobics, yoga and gyming.

She is also affiliated to an International NGO based on the Buddhist philosophy. Meenakshi resides in Delhi.

 


Advisors to DBL


 Ratan kaul    Ratan Kaul

Mrs.Ratan Kaul is a well known figure in the social , cultural ,diplomatic, business & political circles of Delhi. She has organised numerous world class book launches / book discussions with well known authors and publishers, among them PM Narendra Modi's book at the hands of Ministers Arun Jaitely & Prakash Javdekar and several international conferences , seminars, art events & award functions  as well. She is a recipient of several Awards & accolades foremost among them being 'Ambassador of Peace' from the Peace Federation at  Geneva & the PRIDE of INDIA last month in the category of  'Outstanding Woman Achiever'. An alumnus of Delhi University with a 1st class Master's degree in Linguistics , she speaks several languages and is a superlative communicator. Mrs. Kaul resides in New Delhi. 
To know more about her please visit : www.ratankaul.com

 

 

 Madhuri Banerjee    Madhuri Banerjee

Madhuri is the author of best selling books - My Clingy Girlfriend, Scandalous Housewives, Losing My Virginity And Other Dumb Ideas, Mistakes Like Love And Sex. She is also the screenplay writer for Hate Story 2, columnist for Maxim magazine, CNN-IBN blogger, National Award Winner, Revlon Relationship Expert and poet. She has her own production house Gray Matter Solution and is an Ad film Director. She was a Columnist with Asian Age for two years and currently is a relationship columnist with Maxim magazine. She has also won a National Award for her documentary on women’s issues called Between Dualities. She was the face of Revlon as their Relationship Expert for their campaign Choices. She has worked in the film industry as an Assistant Director to Subhash Ghai, Kaizad Gustad and Rajkumar Santoshi. She was an Executive Producer with Zoom TV.

She is one of the judges of the Times of India's Write India initiative. Madhuri stays in Mumbai with her pretty daughter. To know more about her check : www.madhuribanerjee.in

 Sumit Batra 

Sumant Batra

 Sumant is a corporate and policy lawyer of global eminence; writer, poet, museum curator and a creative entrepreneur. He is the Founder and the Chief architect of Kumaon Literary Festival. He has founded a number of initiatives to promote art, culture, literature and music. He is founder of a boutique hotel (Te Aroha), a museum (Chitrashala) and a production house (The Speaking Hats).

He is senior international consultant to IMF, World Bank Group and OECD, has worked extensively on policy matters in Africa, Eastern Europe, Middle East and South Asia. Rated as India's No. 1 insolvency lawyer by Legal 500, his contributions to reforms in Indian insolvency system are well-recognised. Sumant has held leadership positions in prestigious multi-lateral, global and national organisations.

He is a frequent speaker at various international and domestic conferences. Sumant lives in New Delhi with his wife, Asha and two children. To know more about him, please check : www.sumantbatra.com