"Her stories give an insight into the unknown world of creativity and imaginations."
 
WION

 

 

"Her novel works beyond the obvious, characters not just individuals but a philosophy."
 
INDIA TODAY
Koral is presently working on her five book series with Pan Macmillan. These are works of mythological fiction titled The Sati Series.

 

 

BIO BRIEF

 

Koral is an Indian author and literary entrepreneur. She is a compulsive storyteller and has published from academic non fiction to relationship dramas. Her stories explore the inherent nature of complex minds leading to a relatable conflict and unpredictable climax. Having published widely with Westland BooksNiyogi Publishers and Rupa, her books are discussed from the context of gender studies, art, myth and ecocritical literature. Her fourth book has been optioned for screen adaptation. She is currently working with Pan Macmillan on the five-book Sati series - a retelling of the stories of the Pancha Kanya from Indian mythology - Ahalya and Kunti are on the shelves. 

Koral is the founder of www.tellmeyourstory.biz - a digital publisher that popularises academic research and social narratives through storytelling. 

She conducts writing programmes and critical thinking workshops for educational and corporate floors. She is recognised in the list of Innovator25 Asia Pacific 2019 prepared by The Holmes Report, a New York based PR news agency and has been listed under the Women of Wonder (WOW) series in Outlook Business (September 2019). Her website is www.koraldasgupta.com

 

 
WORKSHOPS
 
Generous with humour and storytelling, Koral’s talk sessions are all about life, people and situations.
She employs such elements to:
· present the idea - inspire audience to react
· help disparate minds to collaborate as a team
· stimulate collective thinking powered by individual strengths
· trace the path for behavioural, emotional or intellectual transformation
 
Koral prefers to engage in objective based training where the talk/workshop has a strong goal and measurable target. She has conducted workshops on corporate and educational floors for:
• creative writing
• critical thinking
• effective communication
• inclusivity & diversity
• leadership development
• gender sensitivity
• social & emotional intelligence
• behavioural competencies and more.
 
Koral has engaged with DY Works, Credit Suisse, MediaCom, Airtel, NTPC, SIMC among others, for audience from academia, business, parenting and entrepreneurship. 

 

 
JOBS/CONSULTING
 
Corporate:
 
Star Writers Programme of Star TV, Mumbai, 2016
Profile : Reader (part of the selection committee)
 
John Wiley & Sons, Mumbai, 2013-15
Profile : Consultant - Developmental Editor
 
Harlequin - India, 2013-2015
Profile : Editorial Consultant
 
Spanco Limited, Mumbai, 2009 to 2010.
Profile : Manager – Business Development
 
Ceasefire Industries Limited, Kolkata, 2004 to 2005.
Profile : Area Manager, Sales
 
Advisory member with Central Board for Film Certification (CBFC), Mumbai, 2015 to 2017
 
 
Academic:
 
Unitedworld School Of Business, Mumbai, 2010 to 2013
Sri Balaji Society, Pune, 2006 to 2008. BITM (then called ICTM).

 

 
MEDIA AND ACADEMIC WRITING

 

PODCASTS

 

LITERATURE FESTIVALS & PANEL DISCUSSIONS

 

From Debut to Bestseller (Gulmarg Lit Fest 2021) with Kanchana Banerjee, Anuja Chandramouli, Neil D'Silva, Arjun Gaind

The Brown Box podcast ep.1 with Rani Jeyaraj and Gayatri Jayaraman (2020)

Her World 2020: "CREATIVE POWER OF WOMEN IN LOCKDOWN -COVID 19" with Sujata Parashar | Tejaswini Ranade I Rakhee Bakshi

On Summer Holidays - Winged Fables 2020:  in conversation with Nazneen Kachwala

#OutOfSyllabus with Unitedworld School of Liberal Arts & Mass Comm (2020)

About Books and Writing - S Cube TV (2020)

About Tell Me Your Story (Pune Lit Fest 2017) with Kulpreet Yadav

VESIM Lit Fest 2016 - a panel Discussion

Short Stories : Are They around for a long Haul? (Ahmedabad Lit Fest 2016)  with Kiran Manral, Sumant Batra, Arun Kaul

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

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