Dilip enjoys sharing his sail stories. So at literature festivals he recounts tales from his book, The First Indian.  And when speaking to executives, students and others he shares lessons he learned while sailing, connecting them with everyday life . 

Literature Festivals



  • Jade Global Software Annual Meet, Goa
  • CxO Meet at L&T Finance, Mumbai
  • Cartesian Consulting annual meet, Bangalore
  • CIO Klubs in Bombay and Bangalore
  • Western India Association of Anaesthetists
  • Western India Association of Urologists
  • Keynote speaker at the National Geographic launch in India
  • National Stock Exchange, Mumbai
Dilip giving a leadership lecture for India's first solo circumnavigator Dilip Donde

Public Conferences

  • Civic reception, Christchurch, New Zealand
  • Company of Master Mariners, Fremantle, Australia
  • National Maritime Foundation, New Delhi
  • Indian Maritime Foundation, Pune
  • Institute of Marine Engineers, New Bombay
  • Vedh Conference, Pune
  • Chaturang Pratisthan, Mumbai
  • Toastmasters International, Goa
  • BDB Book club, Pune, Bangalore
  • Rotary Clubs at Mumbai, Pune, Thane and Nagpur.
  • Little Ship Club, London, UK
  • Royal Lymington Yacht Club, UK

Educational Institutions

  • National Defence Academy, Khadakwasla
  • Indian Naval Academy, Ezimala
  • Naval war College, Goa
  • National Institute of Oceanography, Goa
  • Maritime History Society, Mumbai & Kochi
  • National Cadet Corps Annual Training Camps in Andhra Pradesh & Tamilnadu
  • Satara Sainik School
  • Shri Shivaji Preparatory Military School, Pune
  • BD Somani School, Mumbai
  • Aditya Birla World Academy, Mumbai
  • AIESEC’s Global Youth Voice Talks, Mumbai
  • Pragat Shikshan Sanstha, Vinchurni
  • Garware College, Pune
  • Sangli Zilla Granthalay
  • Somaiya Learning Centre, Mumbai

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