Bombay with Bachi

Words at the confluence of creativity and imagination

Yeh hai Bombay meri jaan - and who better can talk about the rich history of the city than Bachi Karkaria, a prolific writer and a popular columnist.

Bachi Karkaria

Bachi Karkaria is among India’s seniormost journalists, having created some of The Times of India’s most successful brands. She was the first Indian board member of the World Editors Forum. Her specialisations are urbanisation, gender and public health. Her deeply researched corpus of reports put her on the advisory boards of the Bill and Melinda Gates AIDS India Initiative and Global Health Strategies.

She writes two widely followed columns: the satirical `Erratica’ in the Times of India, and Giving Gyan, playing ‘Agony Aunt’ in the Mumbai Mirror. She appears regularly on television news channels, and is a media trainer in India and abroad.

Ms Karkaria’s books include the critically acclaimed bestseller, In Hot Blood: The Nanavati Case That Shook India, Dare to Dream, a best-selling biography o MS Oberoi; Mills, Molls And Moolah, Behind The Times, Mumbai Masti, The Cake That Walked, two collections of her Erratica column, and one of Giving Gyan.

In conversation with

Amin Ali

Documenting his love for Delhi, its culinary vibe and political milieu for last 13 years at The Times of India, Amin Ali is a seasoned journalist who fancies his pen as much as his pint. The current nightlife critic for Times Food and Nightlife Awards, Amin feels passionately about the industry and constantly advocates liberal food and beverage policies and firmly believes that India has the potential to be the culinary and cultural powerhouse of the world. As a lifestyle writer, he has almost been gauging and breaking gourmet trends and writing about global food and travel business, unique experiences and conducting political interviews.