Nirmala Lakshman

Festival Director and Curator

Nirmala Lakshman is a journalist and Director, The Hindu Group. She was Joint Editor of The Hindu and has held senior editorial positions at the newspaper for more than three decades. She has edited Writing A Nation: An Anthology of Indian Journalism and is the author of Degree Coffee by the Yard: A Short Biography of Chennai.

Rachna Singh Davidar

Programme Director

Rachna Singh Davidar is a literary consultant. She has worked with books and writers for over three decades in India, England and Canada. She has been the Programme Director of Lit For Life for the past six years.

Prasanna Ramaswamy

Programme Coordinator

Prasanna Ramaswamy is a Kalaimamani and Sangeet Natak Akademi Awardee for theatre, and a documentary filmmaker with six feature-length films, which have been screened at international film festivals. She has been working as a cultural programmer since 1991. She has conceptualised and executed programmes on literature, music, cinema, theatre, visual and plastic arts and on environmental issues.

Curation and Coordination, The Hindu

Shalini Arun, Sr Associate Editor

R Krithika, Deputy Editor

Archana Subramanian, Assistant Editor/Special Correspondent

Madhumitha Srinivasan, Assistant Editor/Special Correspondent

Bhavya Venkatesh, Senior Sub Editor

Rajhesh Shankar, Assistant General Manager, Events

Supritha Ramkumar, Operations Lead, Brand Events

Arjun Sathish, Brand Manager - Marketing

Pugalarasu Moorthy, Assistant Manager - Digital

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