I am a third-generation publisher, my grandfather led Prints Publication from 1966,Due to my father’s medical conditions, I had to step into a leading role at the age of 16. However, there was one thing that I brought to the table- a fresh perspective. Which is why I believe I was so open to the… Continue reading About OMLOGIC: My journey with the leading digital advertising agency
A publisher for life, I have been delving in technology and digital for years now. This interest led me to become part of OMLogic as a Director in 2016 with my once a vendor and now a good friend. Over the years we have done a variety of different (some successful, some not as much)… Continue reading About Frontlist – The Online News Portal
The publishing industry has been hit hard by the pandemic… From closing bookstores, deflating audience sizes to disastrous events that shook the Kolkata Book Market… publishers have come face-to-face with something they have long ignored! The need for virtual diversification of its already existing audiences. As a member of the Federation of Indian Publishers, I… Continue reading About pragatiE – the unused tool in the publishing industry
A book fair that soon turned into a literary carnival, the 2018 edition of Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) was attended by a number of book lovers from various nations. Aimed to create a global reading community by advocating its benefits among children, establish book fairs as an oasis of knowledge and enlightenment, and promote… Continue reading Sharjah International Book Fair 2018
Frankfurt Book Fair a very engaging social and cultural event that connects the print and digital content business worldwide. This prestigious event was back this year with its seventieth book fair that lasted five days with publishing experts, writers and cultural enthusiast from all around the globe in Frankfurt, where people network, connect, collect information,… Continue reading Frankfurt Book Fair 2018
The stage was set, and all the nominees were nailed to their seats for the one event that every Indian publisher looks forward to – the Awards for Excellence in Book Production. Organised during the Delhi Book Fair on August 30, the event is aimed at motivating distributors to enhance production in terms of both… Continue reading Award for Excellence in Book Production – 2018
Organised by India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO), and supported by Federation of Indian publishers (FIP), the 24th Delhi Book Fair was held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi from August 25, 2018 to September 2, 2018. Nearly 120 exhibitors displayed their products and services at the event in Hall No. 7 – ABC, D, E, and… Continue reading Delhi Book Fair 2018
It all started with a moment of silence for one of the most loved Prime Ministers of our country and a great poet, Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee. May his soul rest in peace. Unfortunately, our chief guest for the programme, Dr. Vinay Sahasrabuddhe, President; Indian Council for Cultural Relations & Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha)… Continue reading Federation of Indian Publishers: 44th Annual General Meeting
New year. New opportunities. New experiences! Indeed, 2018 kicked off on a high note for me…. with a trip to Chennai for the 30th CBSE Principals’ Conference – a yearly event covering 165 schools of the Gulf region. The Kuwait Chapter hosted the event this time. Themed on ‘Education for Sustainable Development and Peace’, the… Continue reading 30th CBSE Principals’ Conference – Uplifting Education
After two eventful and successful days of the 32nd International Publishers Congress, the final day witnessed sessions on some of the most important topics of the Indian and global publishing industry. Let’s go through the major highlights along with the key takeaways from Day 3. Book Markets in India This session was chaired by Mr.… Continue reading 32nd International Publishers Congress – Day 3
Much like the first day that was packed with amazing events and activities for all, Day 2 of the International Publishers Congress too witnessed a lot of fun and excitement. Social Responsibility of Publishers The first session was chaired by Hugo Setzer with panelists Dipendra Manocha, Henrique Mota, Baldeo Bhai Sharma and Dr. Sadhana Rout.… Continue reading 32nd International Publishers Congress – Day 2
My previous blog Bringing Publishing Experts Under One Roof summed up the entire event with all the major highlights. However, this event had much more to its credit, and which is why I would like to share it all with you. Let’s begin with Day 1 of the 32nd IPA Congress. India is synonymous with… Continue reading 32nd International Publishers Congress – Day 1
A unique blend of innovation and experience, the International Publishers Association presents the 32nd International Publishers Congress. With only two days to go, I’m really excited about the IPA Congress that will take place in Taj Diplomatic Enclave, New Delhi. FIP is hosting the IPA Congress in India this year. Having staged it first in… Continue reading 32nd IPC – Bringing Publishers Together
New Delhi World Book Fair (NDWBF) has always been an important event not only for bibliophiles but also publishers & authors. The much awaited 8-day extravaganza began on January 6, 2018. Much to the book lovers’ delight, an overwhelming participation from over 20 EU countries with delegation of publishers, editors and authors was seen this… Continue reading Sneak Peek: New Delhi World Book Fair 2018
The 36th edition of the world’s 4th largest book fair, Sharjah International Book Fair begins on 1st November, and like every year, I’m excited to represent my company, Al Khamri, at the fair. It’s a 10-day event that started in 1982 under the guidance and patronage of His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi,… Continue reading The Sharjah Book Fair 2017: A Quick Glance
The biggest publishing event of the year is almost here! Much like every year, I can’t hold my excitement to be a part of Frankfurt Book Fair 2017, and therefore, I decided to share my thoughts in this blog. I hope it helps you understand what the fair is all about. Frankfurt Book Fair is… Continue reading Here’s Why You Should Make It To Frankfurt Book Fair 2017
Evolving, promising and challenging – while these are the three definite words that describe the publishing industry, new trends and policies keep coming into picture almost every year. It’s the UGER Model this time around, introduced by the Ministry of Oman. Wondering what it is and how it is going to impact the industry, right?… Continue reading The UGER Model: What are we in for?
Held for the last 45 years, the New Delhi World Book Fair (NDWBF) is now a major calendar event in the publishing world. With each passing year and growing number of participants, the NDWBF has grown tremendously. This time around, the 25th edition of NDWBF will be held from 6th to 14th January, 2018 at… Continue reading New Delhi World Book Fair: What’s Amiss?
Awaited by some, but not by many! The GST tax, which kicked off on July 1st 2017, has definitely caused ripples across the nation, some of which are positive, and others debatable. While some people would breathe a sigh of relief with the GST tax roll out, there are some who would be left in… Continue reading Does GST impact the pursuit of education?
Extraordinary circumstances demand extraordinary actions. If the situation has somehow meandered out of control, there is an urgent need for remedial measures to bring it back under control. Per many, demonetisation was one such step that had long been overdue. Corruption, black money and undisclosed incomes stashed in foreign accounts had taken a big… Continue reading Take on Demonetisation
With Oxford Dictionaries announcing ‘Vape’ as the word of the year, the world is up with their own list of words that should be in the top ten list. With 2015 all set to make its own list, here’s to the words that rocked the year 2014.… Continue reading Top 5 words of 2014