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

Virtual Festival
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Ria Sharma


Ria is the founder of the NGO Make Love Not Scars (MLNS), which has since 2014 rehabilitated over 60 acid-attack survivors and significantly contributed towards the awareness around the sale of acid and acid attacks in India. Their campaign #EndAcidSale won a Gold Cannes Lion in film in 2016. And MLNS became the first NGO to win Brand of the Year at the CNBC-TV18 Indian Business Leader Awards. In 2017, Ria became the first Indian to receive the United Nations Bill and Melinda Gates Goalkeepers Global Goals Award. Ria’s memoir, ’Make Love Not Scars’ was published this year.


Paving The Way

Panel Discussions Sunday, 17th Nov 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
SPICE (Alberione Hall) - St Pauls Institute

Leading life on my terms.

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A Better Tomorrow

Panel Discussions Sunday, 17th Nov 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Godrej Theatre - NCPA

How social entrepreneurs are changing the world.

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    Abhinav is an advocate who practices at the Bombay High Court. He graduated from the JSM and JSD programs at Stanford Law School where he was a Franklin Family…

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  • Ajit Ranade


    Ajit is Chief Economist of the Aditya Birla Group. His career has spanned both academia and corporate life. An engineer and MBA by training, he received the Distinguished Alumnus…

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  • Ambi Parameswaran


    Ambi is an independent brand strategist and founder of, a brand advisory. An ad industry veteran, Ambi is also the author of nine books on brands, advertising, consumer…

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  • Antoine Lewis


    Antoine Lewis is a Food & Wine writer and columnist. His love of good food is matched by his love for digging into the origins of dishes and the…

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