Founder, Director

Show Director

An alumni of IIT Roorkee, Karan bring forth to GIFLIF his technical expertise and knack of paying attention to finer aspects – which enhance the audiences’ experience. His keen interest in marketing has helped GIFLIF collaborates with some of the biggest corporateand media houses. In the past, Karan has worked with Tata Motors and ONGC and has been an entrepreneur since 2011.



Tennis player, Davis Cup commentator​​

Manoj with over 30 years of experience as a project consultant brings out minuscule elements of critical importance. Manoj has been a state-ranked tennis player (M.P) and is now a commentator, having covered Davis Cup, ITF matches and South Asian Games. Apart from his huge connectivity with people from various streams, he stands out as the backbone of team GIFLIF keeping the show going.


Project Head

Coming from a corporate background with 14 years of experience, Deepankar has been associated with GIFLIF since its first Edition in 2015. His Corporate expertise has been instrumental in managing the event and collaborating with the entire team for the success of the festival. In the past, he has been associated with Blue Chip Corporates like Ge Capital and American Express to name a few.

Naveen Anita Verma

Manager Operations

Naveen is a sensitive writer and a versatile professional. He has been actively involved in community service since the age of 18, successfully providing free tuition and study material to over 130 children. His ready resourcefulness is a great asset to the GIFLIF team, where he dons multiple hats, right from social media management, to volunteer handling, to logistics to hospitality. Naveen, in the true sense, is a one man army, with exemplary people skills as well!

Jayant Danish Chhibber

Event Coordinator

Jayant Danish Chhibber is a poet, writer, anchor, event planner and a school administrator. He is an outspoken advocate of freedom on expression. His music has been released by Zee Music Company in the past. His collection of poetry, ‘Ibitda’ was recently released.

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He has been one of the artists who stood by GIFLIF since day zero, when we first praisedhim on the concept. From being a mentor to a new festival to launching his dream project “Ballimaaraan – a band by Piyush Mishra”, he has always bestowed his trust on us. A long standing relation which we know has a long way to go. Thank you Piyush sir.



filmmaker and a visionary. Jayprad has directed award winning Marathi film “Nagrik” and webseries “Hutatma” for Zee5. Jayprad has been an elder in the GIFLIF family, be it helping us connect with the right people to the creation of content for each edition of GIFLIF, Jayprad has been very instrumental in shaping GIFLIF.



Gyarhvi A keladke with Gaurav Solanki: An Indian fiction writer, poet, screenwriter and lyricist. His latest work is Ayushman Khurrana starrier Article 15 that he has cowritten with Anubhav Sinha. He is known for his Hindi short story collection ‘Gyarahvin-A keLadke‘. He has written songs for Ugly, DaasDev and Veere Di Wedding. He was awarded Bharateeya Jnanpeeth’s Navlekhan Puraskar which he refused to accept.

Saurabh Dwivedi


Saurabh Dwivedi, is the founding editor of the Lallantop. He is in the media industry for more than 12 years now. He  is often regarded as the role model for “Digital Journalism” and a critical pillar of new era of Journalism. His show “Political Kissey” became a popular show on digital media.