Koral was born in Kolkata, amidst a fiercely and politically aroused Bengal. Since Ganguly didn’t play then, the family divided their loyalties between Sunil Gavaskar and Kapil Dev. Fairly conservative upbringing kept her away from the fashion trends of 1980’s, but the house full of books from world literature space kept her sufficiently occupied. On lonely afternoons when her parents would be away for work, the characters in those books assumed physical forms and roamed in the world she created in her mind. Secretly, she is an obsessive reader. She reads voraciously and impatiently, to complete a book she likes; but once done she misses the story and its fictional presence.
Indian mythology is especially close to her heart.
Koral studied at St. Stephen’s School, Dum Dum, till class 10. She moved to Loreto Day School, Bowbazar for plus two level. She completed her graduation (Economics Hons.) from Viswa Bharati, Santiniketan and her MBA from Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow. Post that she has been a sincere student towards everything that life has taught in nice and nasty ways.
Koral is an author, columnist, academic, content consultant and amateur artist. Her books tend to explore the romantic and mystic journeys of art professionals.
She teaches Marketing Management studies, Communications and Creative Writing to the post graduate levels in management and journalism colleges.
Her speeches, talks and workshops are extremely well received by schools, colleges, corporate and thematic meets across India. She addresses gatherings on art, education, social media practices, self-branding technics, storytelling and others.
She is also a Content Consultant and works with corporate houses in the editorial and marketing space to develop audience-friendly web and print literature.
Her paintings, inspired by Madhubani art form, are usually auctioned and the proceeds are given away towards issues and causes that need financial aids.
Koral is an advisory member at the Censor Board of Film Certification and reports from Mumbai.
Power of a Common Man
Koral’s first book titled “Power of a Common Man : Connecting with Consumers the SRK Way” is an academic take on the journey of Shah Rukh Khan through his fans/followers/consumers in the last 25 years and how the actor’s marketing genius intelligently & creatively binds them loyally ever after.
Fall Winter Collections
Fall Winter Collections (Niyogi Books, 2015) by Koral Dasgupta has a style about it that is unique. Dasgupta’s entry into fiction writing is as unique and smooth as the poetry of Rabindranath Tagore. The book is simple, yet poetic; and being set in Shantiniketan, it is very Bengali.
Rasia: The Dance of Desire
Koral Dasgupta’s third book talks about changing power equations in the backdrop of an ambitious cultural show to be held at Manhattan. It narrates the captivating journey of a self-made and self-assured protagonist, behind whose success lie the contribution of two very different women – one who makes his home, and the other who believes no one better can compliment him better on stage.
Koral’s columns spread across websites and magazines explore art, education,parenting, mythology, travel, women’s issues, books, films and others.
Education, Women’s Issues and Entertainment : an Introspection
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