About the Event

The Vinod & Saryu Doshi Foundation and Literature Live! Evenings, in association with NCPA, invite you to celebrate the success of Dream With Your Eyes Open: An Entrepreneurial Journey by Ronnie Screwvala, in which he details his vast experiences and the myriad lessons learnt from more than two decades of building some successful (and not-so-successful) businesses.

The author will be in conversation with Mini Menon, Executive Editor of Bloomberg TV.

The Vinod & Saryu Doshi Foundation is a non-profit charity trust that aims at promoting Art, Culture, Education and Community. It fosters emerging talent in the visual and performing arts through fellowships, performances, exhibitions and festivals. It empowers bright but financially challenged young individuals by providing scholarships for their entire college career. It is committed to serving the community by funding cultural events for social awareness and upliftment.

This year, the Foundation enlarged its cultural activities through a lecture series to promote literature for Mumbai’s citizens by tying up with Literature Live.

Event Speakers
Ronnie Screwvala
Ronnie Screwvala

A first generation entrepreneur, Ronnie Screwvala is the founder of the UTV Group, a media and entertainment conglomerate spanning television, digital, mobile, broadcasting, games and motion pictures, which he set up in 1990. He then divested to The Walt Disney Company in 2012 and is now Managing Director of Disney-UTV. He has been on Esquire's list of the 75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century, ranked in Fortune's list of Asia's 25 Most Powerful People, and been named the 'Jack Warner of India' by Newsweek. He is also a social philanthropist, and through the Swades Foundation he set up with his wife Zarina, helps empower lives in rural India.