Guest Lectures

Ashwin Sanghi

Often hailed as the 'Indian Dan Brown', Ashwin Sanghi, with his witty prose and ingenious twists, is no stranger to the avid thriller aficionados across the globe. He has consistently topped the bestseller lists in India and abroad through his gripping mythological novels such as The Rozabal Line, Chanakya's Chant and Keepers of the Kalachakra. Do mark the date on your calendars and don't forget to check out his captivating talk at Festember '18!


Aruna Sairam

Popularly regarded as The Music Ambassador of India, Aruna Sairam’s dulcet and mellifluent voice is versant to a plethora of singing festivals across the globe. Her role in taking Indian classical music to the global stage is no mean feat. Her wide range of classical music compositions such as “Kannanum Kandhanum” and “Hariyum Haranum” are a feast to the ears. Don’t forget to mark your calendars and be witness to her enrapturing talk at Festember ‘18.


Karan Arjun Singh

Ever fancied what goes on behind the scenes? One of the cognoscenti in foley art, Karan Arjun Singh provides movies with the sound effects that make them realistic. From the sound of footsteps to the banging of a door, his work is what has made prominent films an indelible experience for the audience. With films like “Neerja”, “Dangal” and “Baahubali” under his belt, his work is nothing short of magic. Experience the talk of a lifetime by Karan Arjun Singh during his guest lecture at Festember ‘18.


P. Vasu


Film making is an art and P. Vasu is a maestro at it. The director of over 50 films in Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam with hits such as "Mannan" and "Chandramukhi" to his name, he has successfully managed to make movies that have captivated audiences over the years. Be there at Festember '18 to hear him out, as he talks about his incredible journey!


Nithya Menen

A compelling charisma paired with expressive eyes, she is a recipient of several Filmfare awards for her knock-out performances in films such as "OK Kanmani", "Malli Malli Idi Rani Roju" and "Mersal". What's more, she has won many hearts with her enchanting voice as a singer in some of the movies she's starred in - "24", "Ishq" and many others! Be there at Festember'18 to witness one of the most talented South Indian actresses, Nithya Menen speak her heart out!



At just 37, Karthik has over 3000 songs under his belt, spanning languages such as Tamil, Malayalam, and Hindi. With songs such as "Behne De Mujhe Behne De", "Enakkoru Girlfriend" and "Neelathamare", he has won multiple accolades for his euphonious and lyrical songs. He is renowned for blending the intricacies of Indian Carnatic music with modern popular music quite efficiently. Experience a whirlwind of emotions at his mesmerizing talk at Festember '18.

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