"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
 

BIO BRIEF

 

Koral has published an eclectic range of books 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. Other than India, Koral's books are shelved in the libraries of University of Harvard, Columbia University, University of Pennsylvania, University of Chicago, University of Wales, Duke University, University of North Carolina, TAMU, and others.

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. 

www.tellmeyourstory.biz founded by Koral leverages literature to design and execute extensive learning programes which inspire social engagement and behavioural change for Inclusion & Diversity

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

 

 
 

KORAL IS AVAILABLE FOR

  • Guest lectures, seminars, talks, workshops.
  • Story consulting and/or content development roles with media and brands.
  • Inclusion & Diversity advisory roles for corporate or educational floors.

 

 

BOOKS:
 
The Sati Series and four others.

 

Coming up next : 

  • three others from the Sati Series.​​​​
  • a series of ghost stories 
  • a period novel set in ‘90’s. 

 

TALKS: Of Leadership & Mythology

 

Koral offers leadership talks to corporate and academic citizens. One of the primary interventions is to address the importance of assessment and interpretation in business environment. Specifically to the post COVID leadership challenges, the talks aim to remove mind blocks while expanding critical & lateral thinking.

The talks sensitize leaders (and people at large) towards diverse, inclusive and more objective decision making.

 

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WORKSHOPS
 
 
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
• behavioural competencies and more.

 

Select topics addressed:

  • Women’s Leadership
  • Flexibility & mind blocks
  • Developing a brand personality
  • Storytelling in leadership and communications
  • Analysing Self – Who am I?
  • How to be the Change-maker?
  • Interpreting “NO” 
  • Her Stories & Their Stories in Our Stories
  • Transformational influence of storytelling  
  • Relationship Management with stories that matter

 

 

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AS THE FOUNDER, TELL ME YOUR STORY

 

www.tellmeyourstory.biz (TMYS), founded by Koral inspires social engagement and behavioural change for Inclusion and Diversity through storytelling and literature.

THE BRIEF:

Personal stories about a place or time are important contributors through which history can be recorded and evolution explained. TMYS believes that people should be exposed and involved with such history, so they can evolve into better informed individuals - more empathetic, more creative and better decision makers. 

AUDIENCE BASE:

India (60-70%), USA, UK, UAE, Australia and Canada.

THE INTERVENTION:

Intellectual empowerment through gender sensitivity.

PROCESS: 

a. Projects that bring together the industry, academia and media. 

b. Enhance critical thinking and creative writing.

c. Curate knowledge banks through panel discussions with global thought leaders.

 

All TMYS projects are archived HERE. Select notable projects are:

  1. Come Home Papa project with Mahindra Truck & Bus where truck driver’s daughters wrote stories of their father’s struggles on Indian roads.
  2. The Home-makers – looking beyond gender and domesticity.
  3. Lockdown Art for COVID Affected Children where urban kids broke their piggy banks to help their under-privileged friends.

 

 
CLIENTS/COLLABORATIONS
DY Works, Credit Suisse, Mahindra Truck & Bus, MediaCom, Airtel, NTPC, SIMC, IIT Kharagpur, CII, Jindal Global University, Durham University, Viztar International, University of Birmingham, Amaryllis Publishers, JECRC University, FICCI FLO, Karnavati University, Oxford University Press, among others, .
 

 

 
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 COLUMNS 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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