Nominees-Writers/Authors SV2012

Joy Kapur speaks and writes from the heart about everything and anything connected with the heart. After an out of the body mystical event, Joy’s life changed 360 degrees. living and practicing heart-centered life for many years. He is a published poet and author, motivational speaker, intuitive coach, and writes and speaks about manifesting limitless abundance. Joy received his MBA from Golden Gate University, San Francisco, and holds a Master’s in English Literature from Agra University, India..

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Rajesh “Raj” Setty is a serial entrepreneur and a business alchemist based in Silicon Valley. He currently serves as the president of Foresight Plus, LLC. He has been instrumental in founding several technology and publishing companies in US and India. Raj is also a published author with 12 books to his credit so far. Raj has been a member of the Band of Angels since 2007..

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Navneet Pannu (AKA Neet Pannu) is published author of three books. Two novels and one collection of poetry. She also writes article and shorts stories about social issues like female infanticide. Navneet has been avid athlete and field hockey player in her teen and young adult life. She is aspiring actress and won Queen Mom runner up award on Mothers day in 2011.

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Sumbul Ali-Karamali earned her B.A. in English, with Distinction, from Stanford University, her J.D. from the University of California at Davis, and her L.L.M. in Islamic law, with Distinction, from the University of London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (where she was second in her class of about one thousand LLM students). She has practiced corporate law, taught Islamic law, and been a research associate at the Centre of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law in London. Her first book, The Muslim Next Door: the Qur’an, the Media, and that Veil Thing, was published in 2008; it provides academically reliable information set in an everyday context and explained in an accessible, first-person narrative that illustrates points of religion with stories of growing up Muslim in California. Sumbul is a blogger for the Huffington Post, has published numerous articles on topics related to Islam and Muslims, and is a frequent speaker, writer, and interviewee on Islam-related topics. She has appeared on CNN, as well as radio stations nationwide.

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Dr. Ranjit Singh Gill’s studies have been published in various books. His major publications include Adi-Granth Paintings, Rag, Raga Mala & Bara Maha, The Ten Master-life and Works of Ten Gurus of Sikh Dharma, Raga Mala Origin and Evolution, and Bliss and peace-poems and paintings blessed by Mother Teresa.He was awarded a Doctorate of Philosophy for his dissertation on History of Art: “Cosmos of Vincent Van Gogh.”

About “Bliss & Peace” :”The bliss and peace poems represent a philosophy comprehensive enough to embrace the whole of knowledge, a system of mediation which will produce the power of concentrating the mind upon anything whatsoever, and an art of living peacefully, which will enable one to utilize each activity of body, speech and mind, as an aid to the path of liberation.”

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Neerja Raman, recognized author, inducted into the Hall of Fame, Women in Technology International, is an executive in research management with experience that spans universities, start-ups and corporations. Currently, at Stanford University, Ms. Raman is researching business models and metrics for technology-based solutions in the interest of humanitarian, educational, and sustainable development goals.

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