Kausar Munir is a prominent Bollywood screen writer and lyricist. She was born and raised up in Bandra, Mumbai in India. Music and songs has always been her passion. She studied at Xavier’s College in Mumbai, where she took an English Literature course.

After her studies, she wrote documentaries until television happened to her and wrote in Sony TV’s Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin. Films happened to her by chance, when director Vijay Krishna Acharaya, who was the script writer of Jassi Jaissi Koi Nahin, offered her to work in the lyrics of the song Falak Tak Chal Saath Mere for his directorial film, Tashan in 2008. After this, she wrote for a song in the Hindi romance film, Anjaana Anjaani in 2010 and then, she received a call from Habib Faisal, who helmed the romantic thriller film, Ishaqzaade, and asked her to write a song for the film. The song Pareshaan received positive response and was acclaimed by the critics. In 2012, Kausar penned the lyrics of the songs Mashallah and Saiyaara in Salman Khan’s Ek Tha Tiger. In the same year, she co-penned the songs in the Bollywood romantic film, Ajab Gazabb Love. She went on to write lyrics for successful films such as Nautanki Saala!, Ishkq in Paris, Gori Tere Pyaar Mein, Bullett Raja and Dhoom: 3 in the year 2013. Kausar penned the lyrics of the song Photocopy in the very successful Salman Khan-starrer, Jai Ho in 2014. In the same year, she worked in Syed Ahmad Afzal’s Youngistaan and David Dhawan’s highly successful action comedy film, Main Tera Hero. She also wrote the lyrics of the songs Rabba, Raat Bhar and Tabah in Kriti Sanon and Tiger Shroff’s debut film, Heropanti. This 2015, she penned seven songs from Amit Sharma’s Tevar and R. Balki’s Shamitabh. Kausar also penned the lyrics and dialogues of the blockbuster comedy-drama film, Bajrangi Bhaijaan, with Salman Khan and Harshaali Malhorta in the lead roles and the action thriller film, Phantom, helmed by Kabir Khan.

Because of her great contribution to many successful films, she was awarded the Best Lyricist Award several times. Kausar was first married to the late Bollywood actor, Nirmal Pandey, but they had a divorce in the year 2000. In 2001, she got married again to Naveen Pandita, with whom she bears a child named Sophie Pandita. A lyricist, a hands-on mother and a housewife; this multi-tasker is also the language consultant of the very popular comedy drama film, English Vinglish.

Pankaj Mishra

Pankaj Mishra is a novelist and an essayist. He was born in Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh in 1969. He was famous for winning a Windham–Campbell Prize Award in 2014 for nonfiction genre. He finished his graduation in Allahabad University with a degree in commerce. Then he earned his Arts degree at Jawaharlal Nehru University in the literature of English from New Delhi. He transferred to a village in the Himalayas called Mashobra in 1992. He began to write many essays and many reviews for Indian Review of Books. He has been a famous editor for many newspapers like The Pioneer and The India Magazine. His famous novel that was The Romantics released in 2000 which represented a tale of people who longed for satisfaction and feeling of completion in different cultures. This book was released in eleven other European languages. He also won LA Times Seidenbaum Award. His next book An End to Suffering, which contained memoirs and life experiences of Buddha related to older times were released in 2004. His next book Temptations of West as released in 2006 which told the readers how to become and act modern in India and Pakistan. The book also tells the readers to control the temptations that are taken from the western countries. It also tells his experiences while traveling through many countries like Nepal, Tibet South India, and many other countries. Her next and recent novel was from the ruins of Empire, which was released in 2012. The book makes the readers learn about how to find yourself in the world and create a particular identity for oneself. It’s also a bit of motivational work. He was selected as Visiting Fellow in University College in London in the UK during 2007-08 in the English department. He was elected for the position of a Fellow for the Royal Society in the Literature department in 2008. He was also named as one of the top 100 thinkers of the world by Foreign Policy. Recently he was also nominated for his name in the list of top 50 Thinkers of the world by Prospect in February in 2015. He was also a good critic and writes many reviews for many books and his reviews are approved by many readers around the country. He criticized Civilization by Nial Ferguson and accused him of racism and also tried to sue in 2011. Recently she was awarded Windham Campbell Award by Yale University in March 2014.

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