Delhi Book Lovers

Delhi Book Lovers (DBL) is perhaps the largest organized book community of Delhi with over 8000 (and growing) members, comprising of business stalwarts, authors, publishers, IT professionals, students, journalists, salaried and other people. DBL has been covered regularly by the print media. Besides just discussing books, DBL also holds author-interactive sessions, events, book releases, and workshops for aspiring writers. DBL actively promotes books and authors through online and offline marketing.

Our Objective

The main objective of DBL is to give its members the freedom to express their views about varied literature and to bring creativity to the literature world. Passionate about debates and discussion on various books based on different philosophies, mindsets, personalities, experiences, fantasies etc., DBL is unique for seeking the spirit for new creativity.

DBL is a platform for spreading literature in an innovative way along with a platform for budding authors across the globe. Believing in books to be mirrors to hearts, DBL aims to reach every person who believes in self-expression and has a seeking spirit in terms of knowledge, innovation and creativity.
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As an avid reader, Kunal Gupta was passionate about connecting with like-minded people to discuss all genres of books where readers would be free to express their views. He got along with his friend Meenakshi Goyal and founded the Delhi Book Lovers club (DBL) in 2012.
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Our Team

Kunal Gupta : Founder

A Post Graduate in management by qualification, Kunal has good amount of experience in startups, business consultation Finance, IT and business development. He has majorly worked with IT companies and has interests in finance and stock markets. Currently he is a Partner in a technology startup. He loves travelling and has widely travelled within and around India, Asia and Europe. He is an Advisor to the Delhi Literature Festival :

Kunal is passionate about reading, especially non-fiction. This avid follower of The Dalai Lama, invests regularly on new books; a habit transfused into him by his late grandfather who was a former world number one bridge player.

He is a food lover and loves exploring new food joints. He loves to collect exotic fountain pens. Kunal resides in Delhi.

Meenakshi Goyal : Co-Founder

An M.Com from Dehi University and PGDBM in Finance and Marketing, Meenakshi is a person who likes to explore different areas of life. Her curious nature and the drive to explore made her seek for more.

She is an award winning Bharatnatyam dancer. She has also learnt salsa, folk, chhau, and contemporary dance forms. She has performed various stage shows at Kamini, FICCI auditorium etc. around Delhi. The learning spirit didn’t restrict her to dance alone; and in the world of spirituality, she did Karuna Reiki Mastership (Affiliated to a US organization). Meenakshi believes in fitness and enjoys trekking, rock climbing, aerobics, yoga and gyming.

She is also affiliated to an International NGO based on the Buddhist philosophy. Meenakshi resides in Delhi.

Advisors to DBL

Madhuri Banerjee

Madhuri is the author of best selling books – My Clingy Girlfriend, Scandalous Housewives, Losing My Virginity And Other Dumb Ideas, Mistakes Like Love And Sex. She is also the screenplay writer for Hate Story 2, columnist for Maxim magazine, CNN-IBN blogger, National Award Winner, Revlon Relationship Expert and poet. She has her own production house Gray Matter Solution and is an Ad film Director. She was a Columnist with Asian Age for two years and currently is a relationship columnist with Maxim magazine. She has also won a National Award for her documentary on women’s issues called Between Dualities. She was the face of Revlon as their Relationship Expert for their campaign Choices. She has worked in the film industry as an Assistant Director to Subhash Ghai, Kaizad Gustad and Rajkumar Santoshi. She was an Executive Producer with Zoom TV.

She is one of the judges of the Times of India’s Write India initiative. Madhuri stays in Mumbai with her pretty daughter. To know more about her check :

Dr. Amna Mirza

Dr.Amna Mirza is an alumini of Delhi Public School (Mathura Road), St.Stephens College (Bachelors Degree- BA Program), Hindu College (Masters Degree in Political Science), M.Phil & PhD from University of Delhi. She is currently Assistant Professor of Political Studies at SPM College, University of Delhi . An avid traveler, voracious reader & vegan, her academic initiatives took her to University of Duisburg Essen (Germany), University of Fribourg (Switzerland) amongst others. She is recipient of ‘Godfray Phillips Golden Ovary Award’, St.Stephens College Centenary Medal for ‘character combined with learning’, Bharat Nirman Award for Women Entrepreneurship, Mook-Nayak National Award, Business Rankers Women Achievement Award, amongst others. She has been associated with art & culture festivals and regularly contributes columns to several newspapers and magazines. She is an Advisor to Delhi Literature Festival team.

She has also pursued additional coursework from HarvardX, United Business Institutes (Belgium). Her research areas include Foreign Affairs, International Political Economy, Globalization, International Relations. She has 8 books to her credit which were well received by academia, media and others alike. She has 30 research papers in peer reviewed journals & has participated in more than 100 conferences at national and international level, for paper presentations, as resource person- invited lectures, amongst others. She has patents awarded from the Government of Australia and India, supervised one Ph.D candidate and has pursued two research projects.

Sridhar Subramaniam

Sridhar Subramaniam is a B.Com from Osmania University, Hyderabad, an MMS ( Master ofManagement Studies) from the University of Bombay and passed out of the SP Jain Institute of Management & Reseach, Andheri , Mumbai. He also has an MFT ( Master of Foreign Trade) from Pondicherry University and a Diploma in Project Management from Villanova University , Pennsylvania in the US.

He has more than 30 years experience in Sales , Marketing , Business Development and General Management having worked in various capacities across 3 geographies – India, the US and Australia.

He is a voracious reader and writing is his penchant and passion. He contributes regularly, articles of topical interest to The Indian Sun, an Australian  Publication.

Sridhar has authored a book “Are You Listening Prime Minister ? A Coffee Table Analysts Perspective on India’s Development  & Development Objectives”. You can read some of his recent articles on Muck Rack, Sridhar Subramaniam, The Indian Sun.

Kainaz Jussawalla

Kainaz Jussawalla, an author, columnist, digital influencer and talk show host, has recently published her second novel, an inspiring and witty memoir, “ Who Wants to Marry Kai Juicewalla?” which by her admission traces her journey of self love after kissing several frogs disguised as princes. She has won four awards for her contribution in literature and as a digital creator and influencer. The Shiksha Ratna, The Asian literary society award , The Fuzia women influencer award and more recently’The Star Influencer Author Award 2023 ‘ presented by the Karyashala Foundation.

Kainaz is also the author of the book ‘Coffee Days Champagne Nights.’

She has written for various publications including Magna, Times of India and Debonair and is a former international flight attendant. She is a guest columnist for Asia’s second oldest regional  paper Jame Jamshed and the executive editor for Reader’s Choice, a global ezine. A reiki master and a mental health advocate for body positivity, Kainaz is the founder of the popular brand ‘Chai with Kai’ on YouTube and instagram and the person behind the initiative ‘Be A Friend’, that supports and engages with neglected senior citizens .