To be held on January 17-18 in New Delhi

 LogosNew Delhi, January 14, 2015: An initiative of the Crime Writers Forum of South Asia, Crime Writers Festival is powered by ID- Investigation Discovery, a Hindi Investigation Channel and produced by Siyahi. The festival will be held on 17th – 18th January 2015 at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. To register, log on to

Crime Writers Festival 2015 will offer two days of soaking in the world of crime, suspense and high thrills with sessions on plot styles, films and characters. The festival will bring together the finest crime writers and filmmakers from India and around the world for sessions on all aspects of crime writing. Some of the distinguished personalities participating in the sessions are ASHWIN SANGHI, SURENDER MOHAN PATHAK, DIBAKAR BANERJEE, NILS NORDBERG, S.HUSSAIN ZAIDI and JERRY PINTO amongst many others.

Rahul Johri, Executive Vice President and General Manager – South Asia & Southeast Asia, Discovery Networks Asia-Pacific said “ID is the only channel in India that presents true investigation and crime stories. The Crime Writers Festival is an ideal platform to reiterate ID’s on-air promise of presenting thrilling investigative programming and varied narratives.”   Some of the exciting sessions to look forward to include: The Other Side Of Midnight: Sexualisation of Violence, Byomkesh Bakshi And The Bangla Bloodhound, The Good, The Bad And The Ugly: Analyzing Indian Detective Fiction and many others.  

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ABOUT DISCOVERY NETWORKS ASIA-PACIFIC Discovery Communications (Nasdaq: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) is the world’s #1 pay-TV programmer reaching 2.5 billion cumulative subscribers in more than 220 countries and territories. Discovery is dedicated to satisfying curiosity, engaging and entertaining viewers with high-quality content on more than 200 worldwide television networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Investigation Discovery and Science, as well as U.S. joint venture networks OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network and the Hub Network. Discovery also is a leading provider of educational products and services to schools, including an award-winning series of K-12 digital textbooks, and a digital leader with a diversified online portfolio, including Discovery Digital Networks. In Asia-Pacific, eight Discovery brands reach 612 million cumulative subscribers in 37 countries and territories with programming customized in 15 languages and dialects.