The Remembering Partition Event (October 24th)

Date: 24th October, 2010
Location: Indian Merchant Chambers,
E Road, Churchgate, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400020
Time: 8.30 am to 5 pm
Dress Code: Semi formal/ Ethnic

Entrance to invitation only.

Our Panelists

MJ Akbar

Mobashar Jawed Akbar is a leading Indian journalist and author. He is the Editorial Director of India Today, India's leading weekly English news magazine. Earlier this year, he launched "The Sunday Guardian", a weekly newspaper where he continues to serve as Editor-in-Chief. He is also the founder and former editor-in-chief and managing director of The Asian Age, a daily multi-edition Indian newspaper with a global perspective. He has written several non-fiction books, including Nehru: The Making of India, Kashmir: Behind the Vale and Riot After Riot and India: The Siege Within. He also authored The Shade of Swords, a cohesive history of jihad. Akbar's recent published book is Blood Brothers, that has won wide acclaim.


Manjeet Kripalani

Manjeet Kripalani is co-founder of Gateway House, an independent, non-partisan and membership-based think-tank based in Mumbai that seeks to raise awareness of foreign policy issues. Prior to setting up Gateway House, she was BusinessWeek's India bureau chief, a position she assumed in 1996. Prior to BusinessWeek, Manjeet was an associate editor at Worth magazine. She was also a reporter as well as a deputy chief of reporters for Forbes. In addition, Manjeet worked at Business World magazine in Bombay. Manjeet has won several awards, including the Gerald Loeb Award, the George Polk Award, and the Daniel Pearl Award in 2004. She received a master's degree in international affairs from Columbia University.


Tom Alter

Tom Alter is an actor widely known for his prolific work in Hindi cinema.A native of Mussoorie, Tom ultimately settled down in Mumbai. Despite being of American descent, Tom’s Hindi is impeccable, and he has even studied Urdu.  Tom has also written three books and is working on two more. He has also had a career in sports commentary as is deeply interested in theatre. 


Rahul Bose

Rahul Bose is a prominent Mumbaite who is an actor, screenwriter, director, social activist, and rugby player. Rahul has been a prolific actor and has appeared in many Hindi cinema’s successful movies. Time magazine named him "the superstar of Indian arthouse cinema for his work films like English, August and Mr. and Mrs. Iyer. He is also notable for his social activism: he participated in the relief efforts that followed the 2004 Tsunami and is also the founder of the anti-discrimination NGO, The Foundation. Rahul is also a former member of India's international rugby team.


Dilip D'Souza (Moderator):

Dilip D'Souza is a Mumbai-based writer and journalist. He writes about social and political causes as well as some travel and current affairs. His columns appear in The Sunday Observer,, Outlook and Mid-Day.  Dilip has won several awards for his writing, including the Statesman Rural Reporting Award, the Times of India Red Cross prize and the Outlook/Picador nonfiction prize. He is currently on the editorial board of the BITS Alumni magazine Sandpaper and maintains his blog 'Death Ends Fun'. He is a member of the Managing Committee of Citizens for Peace, which has assisted us generously in our endeavour.