A Crime Wave

A Crime Wave Anuja Chauhan, Harini Nagendra, Kiran Manral and Tarun Mehrishi in conversation with K.C. Vijaya Kumar

Updated - January 27, 2024 08:55 pm IST

Published - January 12, 2024 01:39 pm IST

Venue The Hindu Pavilion SEE MAP

Time & DateJan 27 , 2024 , 10:55 am - 11:55 am

Anjuna Chauhan is a bestselling author, having written seven novels so far. All of them have been optioned by major film studios. She also works in advertising and is best known for her work on Pepsi, Mountain Dew and Kurkure. She writes a fortnightly column for The Week magazine.

Harini Nagendra is an author and a Professor of Ecology at Azim Premji University. She has written several books and has been recognised by numerous awards, including, the Cozzarelli Prize from the U.S. National Academy of Sciences. Her non-fiction books include Nature in the City: Bengaluru in the Past, Present and Future; Cities and Canopies: Trees in Indian Cities, and Shades of Blue: Connecting the Drops in India’s Cities. The Bangalore Detectives Club, her first crime fiction novel, was one of the New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2022. Its sequel, Murder Under a Red Moon, is an Amazon USA Editor’s Pick for 2023.

Kiran Manral, an acclaimed author, TEDx speaker, and columnist, has garnered numerous awards, including the Women Achievers Award and the International Women’s Day Award, recognizing her excellence in writing. In 2022, she was acknowledged as one of the 75 Iconic Indian women in STEAM by Red Dot Foundation and Beyond Black, in collaboration with the Office of the Principal Scientific Advisor, Government of India, and British High Commission, New Delhi. 

Tarun Mehrishi is a lawyer from the National Law School, Bengaluru, and a graduate of the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. He has worked as a corporate lawyer, as the chief operating officer for a sports marketing company in Delhi, and as the head of consulting for India’s leading sports marketing outfit. In addition to writing, Tarun is currently pursuing his other passion in entrepreneurship and is the co-founder of Astylos Energy, an EV start-up.

K.C. Vijaya Kumar, The Hindu’s Sports Editor, has been a journalist for more than 25 years. He writes on sports and reviews books across genres. He also writes features dealing with lifestyle, arts and city-specific nostalgia pieces. An avid reader with interests that include non-fiction, short stories, poetry, environment, regional literature and murder mysteries.

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