Kiran Manral is celebrated author and has worked with the Asian Age, the Times of India and Cosmopolitan before she quit to set up her own content supply firm during the first dotcom boom. Her blogs were both in India’s top blogs and she was a Tehelka blogger columnist on gender issues. She was India Trend Spotter and Cultural Lead at CEB Iconoculture US, and is currently senior consultant at Vector Insights LLP.
She initiated the online volunteer network India Helps, post the 26/11 terrorist attack on Mumbai and the team of volunteers worked on the rehabilitation of the affected and the bereaved of this and the 13/7 bomb blasts amongst others. She is also part of the core founding team of both www.csaawarenessmonth.com (Child Sexual Abuse Awareness Month) and www.vawaawarenessmonth.wordpress.com (Violence Against Women Awareness Month). She is on the Planning Board of the Kumaon Literary Festival, an author mentor at Sheroes India and is an advisor on the Board of Literature Studio, Delhi. She was awarded the Women Achievers award by Young Environmentalists Group in 2013.