The Eleventh Edition of Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest
Monday, November 16th to Sunday, November 22nd 2020

Virtual Festival
Real Books

Live on YouTube, Facebook,
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Govindraj Ethiraj

Govindraj is a television and print journalist, and an entrepreneur whose ventures are safeguarding the transparency, accuracy, and integrity of the internet in general. Most recently, he founded BOOM (, a fake news busting initiative that tracks and debunks viral hoaxes in real time. He also founded the award-winning IndiaSpend (, a public interest journalism outfit and FactChecker ( monitors media, politicians and other figures for accuracy. He was named a 2018 McNulty Prize Laureate in recognition for his leadership with BOOM, IndiaSpend, and FactChecker



Conversations Sunday, 17th Nov 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tata Theatre - NCPA

The story of a gentleman, bureaucrat and minister. 

Other Speakers :
Yashwant Sinha
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    A highly acclaimed journalist, a reputed columnist and a successful author, Ashutosh was the Managing Editor of IBN7 from 2006 to 2014 when he gave it up to become…

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  • Ayaz Memon


    Ayaz has been a journalist for over 40 years. He started off as a sports writer and went on to edit newspapers like ‘Midday’, ‘Bombay Times’ and ‘DNA,’ apart…

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  • Bijal Vachharajani


    When Bijal is not reading Harry Potter, she is Editor Scissorhands at Pratham Books where she dreams up picture books. A journalist, Bijal is the author of four children’s…

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  • Devinder Sharma


    Devinder is a distinguished award-winning Indian journalist, columnist, author, writer, thinker and researcher, well-known and respected for his views on food, agriculture and economic policies. His untiring crusade for…

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