Ashima has travelled across the country with her camera to tell the stories of our people. She has captured breathtaking scenes from the Maha Kumbh Mela, taken telling images of the weavers of Benaras, shot stunning photos of celebrities Â— but her heart lies in documentary photography and portraitures. She has been the recipient of the Commonwealth Photographer of the Year in 2004, the Ramnath Goenka Nature & Environment Photographer of the Year 2006, the UK Environment Film Fellowship 2006 and the Best Asian Wildlife Documentary award from Japan Wildlife Film Festival 2008.
Ramesh leads Progress SoftwareÂ’s largest product development laboratory, at Hyderabad, India. He has over 23 years of experience in distributed systems engineering and R&D leadership. In his current capacity, he was instrumental in transforming the Hyderabad facility from an Offshore Development Center to a Center of Excellence model, developing frontline products including the common cloud services platform.He is a regular speaker at tech seminars and conferences and an active member of the IT industry organizations NASSCOM and ITsAP, where he helps with product and technology initiatives.
He is a 'SCALE PAPER MODELER'. The portfolio you are about to enjoy is his collection of Scale Paper Models which he built out of his passion. These are paper made 3 dimensional Models of airplanes, bikes, ships, cars, guns and anything which suits his interest. He started off with an airplane (F4F-Grumman WildCat) using his knowledge of Engineering.He is the ninth most famous artist of the year 2005 from more than 40k artists
In 2011, Rao joined BJYM as member of the national IT committee and was given charge of the IT and the social media campaign for the youth wing. We engaged volunteers in designing a communication strategy for social media and developed a content creation team." After that, Rao travelled to several states such as Bihar, Odisha, Jharkhand and Uttarakhand to set up control rooms, conducting workshops and training volunteers to execute the party's social media strategy.
Nilima is an entrepreneur working toward gender equality in India, and her track record brings together a powerful mix of field experience, research, and advisory roles aimed at strengthening social impact missions.Nilima is the founder of social venture Iesha, which educates and empowers Indian youth on sexual,reproductive, and gender issues by leveraging technology.She is also the co-founder of Badal Ja! a hub and platform to inspire and support individuals to take action towards gender equality in their own lives.
Aakash Sinha, a well-known Robotics scientist who has worked in the top US robotics companies including Lockheed-Martin and iRobot Corp for over ten years and has MS in Robotics from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) .He won the finalist medal at the prestigious US Defence DARPA Robotics Grand Challenge and outstanding employee award at iRobot Corp. He has over 15 international publications in robotics and related fields.
She worked in a garment factory from the age of 11 until she joined the newspaper and then worked her way up to the editor's chair.She is one of the most inspirational editors around , using the newspaper medium to reach out to a very wide audience.
Dr. Gopichand Katragadda, also known as Gopi, has been the Group Chief Technology Officer of Tata Sons Limited since August 3, 2014. Dr. Katragadda is responsible for technology at the group level and share his expertise in managing R&D operations, leveraging cross-company synergies, creating technology strategies for white spaces, and acting as an evangelist for innovation across group companies. He served as Chief Technology Officer of GE India Services Holding Limited. He has over 30 publications and 5 patents. He has authored a book on innovation, titled â€˜SMASHâ€™, published by Wiley. A champion of innovation across India, he serves as a member of various important forums, like the Government of Karnatakaâ€™s Vision Group on Information Technology, and is an advisor to various industry bodies.He has also served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of GE-BEL, and is on the Industry Advisory Board ofthe King Abdullah University of Science and Technology.
Matthew is one of the founders of Cleartrip and is responsible for leading the marketing team and successfully implementing marketing strategies. Matthew manages media planning and buying, advertisers, wholesale travel partners and online distribution partners.He first came to India in 1986 where he worked as a volunteer with The Sisters of Charity in Calcutta. Following his graduation and a number of management positions in the UK, he was posted to India ten years later at the age of 29, as the Chief Operating Officer for Cox Kings, then Indiaâ€™s largest travel Company.He is the board of number of non-profits and he is also co-founder of cleartrip.com, Indiaâ€™s largest online travel portal. Matthew is currently the CEO of Magic Bus in India and UK.
Pranav, an IIM-C graduate, joined Startup Village as the Chief Operating Officer. His goal is to make Startup Village one of the worldÂ’s top 10 destinations for start-ups. For the next two years, the organisation has set a number of operational targets, including bringing in new people on board; setting up the Fab Labs in participation with the MIT Center for Bits and Atoms, Boston, among other things. They have also come up with Sunrise Startups in Vizag to be modelled on the Kochi setup.
He is the CEO of The Innovation Workgroup . He is well known for working with leading Indian and multinational corporations to increase revenues and cut costs by hundreds of millions of dollars through world-class innovation.He also happens to be an internationally recognized keynote speaker on innovation and other relevant business subjects and has also authored a book titled The Executive's Guide to Innovation. He is constantly referred to as India's resident expert on innovation. Lastly, he is also a polyglot,knowing six languages which he speaks fluently.
Rasika was born in Dubai and later moved to the USA. Her mother comes from a musical background and encouraged her to take music lessons too. Rasika always wanted to learn the bansuri and later went on to play at ghazal concerts, which helped her immensely to understand music better. She is constantly working on innovating with the bansuri and also takes singing lessons in Mumbai. For her, CokeStudio@MTV has been an enriching experience both in terms of singing and playing the flute.
Sapna Vyas Patel is a doctoral student and a Reebok Certified Fitness Professional. Using her experience and knowledge, so far she has helped over 5000 people through Facebook in reaching their fitness goal without charging a single penny.Her's is an inspiring story, having lost 33 KG in an year.
Binalakshmi Nepramis a writer-activist and is an emerging determined face and strong voice in the region who is spearheading work on making disarmament a movement and an issue that is meaningful to people's lives. Ms Nepram has published several articles and papers in both national and international journals on issues relating to armed violence, small arms proliferation, peace processes, women and peace building.
Karthick Iyer is a classically trained vocalist-violinist-composer ,with an unusually strong command over music and technique. With over 20 years of training and practice, and a wide exposure to really diverse world music, this hardly comes as a surprise. Karthick has fascinated audiences in over a thousand concerts across ten countries with his lightning fast fingers and a deep, soulful voice - establishing himself as a force that is fundamentally Indian, but universal in approach and appeal.
A Teacher. A Friend. A Polymath. A Connoisseur of knowledge and learning. Ram Mohan Adibhatla started as an English Teacher. With many challenges he took in life, he succeeded in facing the odds. He worked hard, harder, even more harder in facing them, which he depicts the situation a "Rolling Stone". He now brings us what can be the Rolling Stones of success.
Sanjay Govilkar is an assistant police inspector who along with other policemen captured Mohammed Ajmal Amir Iman and killed Ismail Khan, the terrorists involved in the 26\11 Mumbai attacks.In his own words , "We pounced on Kasab, Omble fell to bullets as Kasab fired and I too received a bullet injury. While I continued to hold Kasab's rifle with a strong grip, Omble gave up because he was seriously injured."
He is the Managing Director of Sunshine Hospitals, Secunderabad and Chief Joint Replacement Surgeon at Sunshine Bone and Joint Institute, a 300 bed NABH Accredited, Multispeciality hospital.He is the leading Hip and Knee Arthroplasty surgeon in India and performs about 3500 joint replacements per year (#2 largest numbers in Asia and more than any surgeon in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Calcutta).He has made sustained efforts to increase the awareness and acceptance of Joint replacement surgery in India bringing relief to thousands of patients who were compromising on their quality of life due to pain and immobility from arthritic hips and knee.
Anand Gandhi is an independent filmmaker and screenwriter based in Mumbai most known for his debut feature film Ship of Theseus which won the National Film Award for Best Picture, which is considered India's equivalent of the Best Picture Oscar. He was initially involved in parallel theatre, where he wrote and directed several critically acclaimed plays.
Ashwin Mohan is a chain entrepreneur.His expertise is in eliminating all forms of stress and violence. He has been training in martial arts for 32 years and holds 6 back belts and teacherâ€™s certifications in over 24 other martial arts.He is the only teacher in the world to have taught over 5.5 million students self defence. This is largely due to his capacity as an entrepreneur.
Mr.Deepak Deen Dayal killed his landlord and was sentenced to jail. Later, after his jail term, he had the choice of becoming a gangster or a good person. Mr.Deepak chose to become a teacher.An ex-convict turned teacher , he is an inspiration for a lot of people.
Robin is fighting to give a better life to the children of sex workers and similar kids from red light areas who have been affected by domestic violence.After leaving military three years ago, Robin came to India to start Kranti, The motivation for Kranti came from her last visit to the country when she was volunteering and saw the situation at grassroots level.
An auto driver from Bombay who revolutionized the concept of auto driving with his facilities and schemes.With an auto comprising a myraid of facilities ranging from a cell phone charger to a newspaper to movies on the LCD screen , he has it all. He also offers discounts to the elderly , apart from special offers on occassions like Valentine's day .
STM Veerabahu has built a robotic limb which will assist individualâ€™s suffering from Polio attack, amputated legs, or individuals suffering from weakened muscles in legs, spinal cord injured to â€œWalkâ€.The innovative work of the 33-year-old now figures in the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Technology Review India TR35 list, in the computing category..
A.Prasanna Kumar, Director, Centre for Policy Studies is former Regional Director National Maritime Foundation, Visakhapatnam Chapter (September 2009 - September 2012), former President of Visakha Music Academy (June 2004 - June 2011), former President of Visakhapatnam Veterans Tennis Association (2000-2003) and former Rector and retired Professor of Politics, Andhra University. He was a member of the Academic Council of Sri Sathya Sai University, Prasanthi Nilayam for six years. He was All India Radioâ€™s sports commentator from 1964-2000 on tennis, cricket and badminton. Among the running commentaries done by him were: ASIAD 82, First and Second Masters and Grand Prix in badminton, over ten Davis Cup ties and ATP Challenger tennis tournaments, and several cricket commentaries on zonal, national and international matches.
The founder of Dhaatu which works to instill in children eternal human values and relevant wisdoms through the medium of storytelling and personal interaction â€“ utilizing the ample material for art and expression from Indiaâ€™s ancient wealth, captivating stories told through epics, upanishadic episodes and historical/mythological accounts of varied, colorful and inspiring personages. Anupama Hoskere will perform a puppet show and speak on how Puppetry Theater can promote Ancient Mythology. Discover the long forgotten art of storytelling with only voices and puppets.
A victim of child sexual abuse, survivor, gay rights activist, animal rights activist and an environmentalist. He is now a household name in every Indian home after his appearance in Amir Khanâ€™s famous show Satyameva Jayate. Mr.Iyer may look like a shy person with dimpled cheeks but his courage is commendable. He will be with us to share his story and how he survived the trauma.
A young theatre artist from Pune, Ms.Ojas has been spreading awareness about the plight of the dwellers of North East India. With excellent facial expressions and story-telling skills, Ms.Ojas has taken her one-act play â€˜Le Mashaleâ€™ across the length and breadth of India, telling people the tale of Irom Sharmila, the famous Manipuri activist. She has been running a campaign against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) even as a debate rages in Jammu & Kashmir and the Northeast over its implementation and rights violations.
Joseph â€˜Joeâ€™ Radhik: One of Indiaâ€™s topmost wedding photographer. An Engineer and IIM grad, Joe is the best example of Indiaâ€™s creative youth. He has covered many celebrity weddings across the country, and he will be speaking about his journey in the Photography field.
President and CEO at Headroom Learning, a leading educational software company, Mr.London has more than twenty years of experience managing high-growth technology ventures. After earning a BS degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University in 1987, he began his career with Microsoft, where he played a key role in the early development of the Windows Operating System. In 1988, Mr.London founded ConnectSoft Inc., a multi-divisional firm located in Bellevue, Washington. He negotiated several financings and multi- million dollar business transactions. In 1996, Mr.London sold ConnectSoft to a NASDAQ listed technology holding company in a transaction valued at more than twenty million dollars.
A person with high social commitment, Rakesh holds a B.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering from NIT, Warangal. He is the Founding Partner of BHUMI Hyderabad and is responsible for Project Planning and Execution in the field of Governance and RTI. He is the Andhra Pradesh Coordinator for the â€œNational People's RTI Assessment 2008â€. He was the winner of the First ever â€œCitizen Journalist Awardâ€ awarded by the Network 18 group.