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Read on Mobile announces interview series ‘Leaders of India’

They came, they conquered and they created unparalleled legacies… presents legendary stories of iconic visionaries in interview series, Leaders of India

Do you know India’s acclaimed activist, Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi, is also a fabulous cook? Do you know India’s famed para-athlete Deepa Malik often hits the streets on her customised Harley-Davidson bike? Oh Man! She is a fabulous racer. Do you know Pt Birju Maharaj, who has choreographed several leading ladies on the silver screen, is an admirer of Madhuri Dixit? Jaipur Literature Festival, one of the biggest literary festivals in South Asia, could not register attendance of more than 10 people! Sabbas Joseph, the man behind IIFA and Kingdom of Dreams, started with a sum of Rs 7,500… Such interesting revelations will be part of‘s forthcoming interview series, Leaders of India.

Every week, a legend, icon and true leader will share his/her incredible stories of setting benchmarks that are hard to surpass. Leaders of India, produced by, is a sincere attempt to inspire youth by decoding path-breaking stories of achievers. Some prominent names to be featured include banker Naina Lal Kidwai, fashion designer Ritu Kumar, JLF producer Sanjoy Roy, restaurateur Zorawar Kalra, publisher Milee Ashwarya, FDCI President Sunil Sethi, luxury designer Raseel Gujral,‘s Malini Agrawal, Bird Group’s chairperson Radha Bhatia, Handmade World Gallery’s Adarsh Mishra, aesthetician Dr Priyanka Tyagi, educationist & artist Shalini Singh.

We got senior journalists on board to interview these icons. Take a quick look at our editorial panel.

Dr Alka Raghuvanshi wears many hats. She is India’s first trained art curator, having trained at the Goldsmiths College, London and the Museum of Modern Art in Oxford. A keen painter herself, she is able to perceive and experience the various arts from the vantage position of a doer as well as an onlooker. In her writing career on the arts spanning nearly 32 years, she has documented an entire generation of artists and artists who have shaped the artistic heritage of the country captured in two books Dr Raghuvanshi—A Moment in Time with Legends of Indian Arts and Pathfinders—artistes of one world.

Shashi Sunny has worked with many leading publications such as People, Society, Savvy and Stardust. She has over 25 years proven expertise in writing and communications. A post graduate in English Literature from Lady Shri Ram College, New Delhi, Shashi has also taught English Literature at Delhi varsity and has done a study on women’s Journals for the Press Commission of India. She has been a guest lecturer at media institutes and has been on the student selection panel for Fashion Designing NIFT and on the panel of judges for various personality and contests and beauty pageants.

Former editor of MetroNow, Exotica magazine and a journalist for over two decades, Navneet Mendiratta has vacillated between handling news and writing on art and lifestyle full-time with leading publications, namely, The Times of India, The Indian Express, Business Standard and The Pioneer. An avid traveller, amateur photographer and instinctive writer, she now finds herself at home in creative spaces. She is currently heading a website

A journalist for over two decades, she has worked for The Statesman, The Tribune and The Hindu. She is currently on leave with The Hindu to research on two books on Hindi film industry. As a journalist, she has covered CBI, Hawala, DMRC, Delhi police, oils and travel initially, followed by films, art and culture (visual, performing arts, theatre and music reviewer) and human interest stories for 17 years. She also happens to be a film and art critic, art curator and co-author of a book on ‘Muslims in Media’ (1997), which is being taught as text in Heidelberg University, Germany. She is a visiting faculty in media, academic organisations/universities and is also seen on news channels as a panelist.

A journalist for almost two decades, Ambica Gulati has worked with and written for prominent magazines such as Outlook Traveller, Swagat and Harmony. She has also been part of a prestigious coffee table book, 100 Legal Luminaries of India. A passionate writer and an amateur photographer, she loves travelling and learning from people and the world around her. You can also read her travelogues on

Lifestyle writer, luxury connoisseur, home chef, movie buff and conversationalist, Sharmi Adhikary has written in some of the best lifestyle glossies of India including Hi Blitz and Verve. More than 12 years into the profession, she found herself in the infectious world of journalism when she entered the newsroom of Indian Express as a student intern. She went on to become a correspondent in Indian Express and later worked for India Today before fitting in beautifully in the lifestyle space. People, art, heritage weaves, food, travel and fashion are her favourite topics on which she delves into in great details in her space

Malvika Nanda is a Delhi-based writer/journalist, entrepreneur and a music/media consultant. After 11 eventful years of active journalism with one of India’s leading newspapers – The Hindustan Times, she’s now pursuing her long cherished dream of working on the myriad aspects of the music and entertainment in India with her firm -The Big Beat. But, of course writing continues to be her first love. As a journalist Malvika has reported on a wide variety ranging from undercover ops unearthing scams and injustice, reporting on riots and unrest, to issues plaguing the entertainment industry; as also securing a large number of exclusive interviews of Indian and International music legends – such as Sting, Bryan Adams, Mark Knopfler, Coldplay, Chris Rea, Deep Purple, Iron Maiden and Pandit Ravi Shankar among many others.

A passionate journalist, Ekatmata comes with an experience of 12 years of writing in the field of art, culture, films, lifestyle and alike. She has worked at esteemed media organizations like The Pioneer newspaper, Society, Savvy and Interiors magazines. She is an art appreciator, culturist, explorer and a traveller at heart.

Karan Bhardwaj is a Delhi-based media proprietor, journalist and YouTuber. He owns, a digital advertorial platform that reaches out to over 5 million people every month. As a journalist, he has worked with reputed broadsheets like The Statesman, The Pioneer besides contributing to leading print and online magazines such as The Huffington Post, The Man, Shubh Yatra, Rail Bandhu and Go Getter to name a few. He was also on the editorial board of the InvestCare and The Pioneer’s exclusive coffee table book on 50 richest entrepreneurs.


The video production has been handled by Fotuwalle, a Delhi-based production house, founded by Dhruv H Panchal. It is jointly operated by Dhruv (Visuals Expert ) and Yasha (Fashion Styling Expert). Distinguished by the sense of vision and composition, Fotuwalle envisions to deliver the quality of the Moment.

We would also like to express our gratitude towards PR associates such as PR Pundit, The Gutenburg and W Five Communications which ensured smooth communication with the featured leaders.

Lack inspiration in life? Read following tales of iconic visionaries, presented by BornofWeb!

Kalki Koechlin: I have always had to explain myself how I could be so ‘foreign’ in my skin colour

Nayanika Chatterjee: Dark is not ugly

My desire is to open Indian doors to luxury brands from various countries: Ritu Beri

Shovana Narayan: My life is influenced by lessons of Gita

Would love to retell story of Radha from Indian mythology: Namita Gokhale, JLF co-founder & author

Want to see a better future for weavers: Vidhi Singhania, Textile Crusader 

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