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Amitav Ghosh

Amitav Ghosh (born July 11, 1956), is a Bengali Indian author best known for his work in the English language.Ghosh was born in Calcutta on July 11, 1956, to Lieutenant Colonel Shailendra Chandra Ghosh, a retired officer of the pre-independence Indian Army, and was educated at The Doon School; St. Stephen's College, Delhi; Delhi University; India; and St Edmund Hall, Oxford, where he was awarded a D. Phil. in social anthropology. His first job was at the Indian Express newspaper in New Delhi. Ghosh lives in New York with his wife, Deborah Baker, author of the Laura Riding biography In Extremis: The Life of Laura Riding (1993) and a senior editor at Little, Brown and Company. They h

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Premchand

Premchand pronunciation (helpinfo) , (July 31, 1880 October 8, 1936) was a famous writer of modern Hindi-Urdu literature. He is one of the most celebrated writers of the Indian subcontinent, and is regarded as one of the foremost Hindi-Urdu writers of the early twentieth century. A novel writer, story writer and dramatist, he has been referred to as the "Upanyas Samrat" ("Emperor of Novels") by some Hindi writers. He was born as Dhanpat Rai and first began writing under the pen name "Nawab Rai". He switched to the name "Premchand" after his short story collection Soz-e-Watan was banned by the British Raj. He is also known as "Munshi Premchand", Munshi being an honorary prefix.

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Sagarika Ghose

Sagarika Ghose ( born 8 November 1964) is an Indian journalist, news anchor and author. Ghose received her bachelor's degree in History from St. Stephen's College, Delhi. A recipient of the Rhodes Scholarship, she has a Bachelor's in Modern History from Magdalen College and an M.Phil. from St Antony's College, Oxford. She has been a journalist since 1991 and has worked at The Times Of India, Outlook magazine and The Indian Express. She is the Deputy Editor and a prime time anchor on the news network CNN-IBN. She was awarded the Gr8-ITA award for Excellence in Journalism in 2009. In 2006 she received an Excellence in Journalism Award from the FICCI. Her daily late night show 'Face T

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Vinod Dham

Vinod Dham (Gurmukhi : Devanagari :) is an Inventor, Entrepreneur and Venture Capitalist. He is popularly known as the Father of the Pentium chip. for his contribution to the development of highly successful Pentium Processors from Intel. He is a mentor, advisor and investor; and sits on the boards of many companies including promising startups funded through his India based fund Indo US Venture Partners, where he is the founding Managing Director.Vinod Dham was born in 1950. His father was a civilian in the army who had moved from Rawalpindi to India during the Partition of India. Dham completed his graduation in Electrical Engineering from the Delhi College of Engineering in 19

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Rahul Bose

Rahul Bose (born 27 July 1967) is an Indian actor, screenwriter, director, social activist, and rugby union player. Bose has appeared in Hindi films such as Pyaar Ke Side Effects and Jhankaar Beats. Time magazine named him "the superstar of Indian arthouse cinema" for his work in parallel cinema 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 Boxing Day Tsunami and is also the founder of the anti-discrimination NGO, The Foundation. Bose is also a former member of India's international rugby team, the National Orange Indian Rugby Team.Rahul Bose was born to Rupen and Kumud Bose

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