Press Kit – Founder, Storyteller

Founder, Dirgha

Salik Shah is the founder of Dirgha, a climate tech startup working to simplify climate finance with AI to accelerate global clean energy transition. He brings nearly 20 years of stellar experience in branding, marketing and storytelling, driving success for startups and Fortune 500 companies. A TEDx speaker and founder of Mithila Review — India’s pioneering science fiction journal — his expertise extends from crafting viral content to innovative solutions, showcasing his ability to innovate from the ground up. Recognized as an expert-vetted top 1% talent on Upwork, Salik’s journey in digital marketing is marked by his leadership in building and mentoring high-performance teams, scaling businesses, and rebranding major firms.

Founder, Publisher – Mithila Review

Official Bios

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Salik Shah is an Indian science fiction writer and filmmaker from New Delhi. His work has been nominated for Elgin, Toto and Kumaon Literary Festival’s Fellows of Nature awards. One of his short stories appears in a course syllabus at SOAS University of London. He is the founding editor of Mithila Review, Asia’s leading science fiction and fantasy journal, and a founding member of Plurality University (Paris). His poetry, fiction and nonfiction has appeared in leading publications around the world, including Strange Horizons, Asimov’s Science Fiction, Tor.com, Open Democracy, Juggernaut, La.Lit, Vayavya and Himal Southasian. His writings explore alternate futures, fluid identities and open movement across shifting geographies and borders. He is deeply interested in a range of issues including sustainable development, transparency, blockchain, universal basic assets and healthcare, privacy and freedom. Shah has a degree from Film and Television Institute of India, and has written a feature film, and produced videos and documentaries for channels like National Geographic. You can find him @salik on Twitter and on his website: https://salikshah.com

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Salik Shah is an Indian science fiction writer and filmmaker from New Delhi. His work has been nominated for Elgin, Toto and Kumaon Literary Festival’s Fellows of Nature awards. One of his short stories appears in a course syllabus at SOAS University of London. He is the founding editor of Mithila Review, Asia’s leading science fiction and fantasy journal, and a founding member of Plurality University (Paris). He is a Future of India Fellow and a former The Seasteading Institute Ambassador with media appearances around the world. You can find him @salik on Twitter. Website: https://salikshah.com

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Salik Shah is a writer, filmmaker, and the founding editor of Mithila Review, the journal of international science fiction and fantasy (2015-). His work has appeared on Asimov’s Science Fiction, Strange Horizons, Tor.com, and The Gollancz Book of South Asian Science Fiction (Volume 2). Twitter: @salik. Website: salikshah.com.

Interviews

  • Strange Horizons — May 2018. Read.
  • Samovar — January 2018. Read.
  • GQ India — September 2017. Read.
  • Gwendolyn Kiste — July 24, 2017. Read.
  • New Myths — March 18, 2017. Read.
  • Hindustan Times — January 15, 2017. Read.
  • Juggernaut — June 30, 2016. Read.

You can reach me at salik.shah[@]gmail.com for press queries and request for an interview. Thank you!

Photographs

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© Suresh Pandey / Khoj (2018)

© Neelu Singh

© Neelu Singh