Sir Mark Tully is the former Chief of Bureau of BBC in Delhi. As a celebrated correspondent for over thirty years, Sir Tully earned respect and love in both India and Great Britain. He has been awarded the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India, and, Order of the British Empire (OBE), for exceptional service in the field of journalism.
Bikram Grewal grew up in the dense evergreen forests of India’s North-east where he first developed his love for birds.He made publishing his career and worked in England, Hong Kong and Singapore before returning to Delhi.
He now serves as a trustee of several wildlife-based institutions and also acts as a consultant on eco-tourism to several Indian states. He has written over 30 books on environment and diverse subjects. His latest tome spanning 790 pages, starring 1300 species of birds, and featuring 300 odd contributors, is A Pictorial Field Guide to Birds of India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. He is a trustee of the Wildlife Preservation Society of India (WPSI). He was awarded a Lifetime Award for spreading awareness about birds and conservation in India.
Bittu Sahgal is the Editor of Sanctuary Asia and Founder, Sanctuary Nature Foundation. He is also the founder of the one million strong Kids for Tigers Programme. He is acknowledged as India’s strongest and most eloquent voices for nature preservation, climate change mitigation, and wildlife conservation. He believes that India’s ecological foundation is the bedrock that supports the nation’s economic foundation.
Anuradha Das Mathur is the Founder & Director of The Vedica Scholars Programme for Women. She is Founder and Director of 9.9 Media, one of India’s fastest growing niche media companies, which believes in raising the bar for higher education through publications like EDU that helps decision makers at higher education institutions govern their institutions smartly. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, she ran Businessworld, one of India’s most widely read business magazines and worked for The Economist Group. Anuradha was selected as one of 25 young, talented, emerging global woman leaders for the prestigious Global Emerging Women Leader’s Programme, offered by Fortune magazine and the US State Department. Her passion for improving women’s participation in the workforce took root during this programme and has led to pioneering ventures such as The Foundation for Working Women, a platform where public policy, infrastructure and awareness come together to help women ‘live their choice to work’.
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