Vinita Bali is the Managing Director of Britannia Industries Limited. Bali was awarded the "Business Woman of the Year" Award at the 2009 Economic Times Awards. She founded the Britannia Nutrition Foundation, which combats child malnutrition through the distribution of fortified biscuits to Indian schoolchildren.
Ramachandra Guha is an Indian historian and writer whose research interests include environmental, social, political and cricket history. He is also a columnist for the newspapers The Telegraph and Hindustan Times and has previously taught at the universities of Yale and Stanford. Guha’s books include The Unquiet Woods, Savaging the Civilized and A life of the anthropologist-activist Verrier Elwin.
Konarak Reddy is one of India’s most innovative guitarists, known for integrating Hindustani and Carnatic styles of improvisation. Over the years, Konarak has performed and toured with a range of world-class musicians. To create awareness around the guitar and its diverse styles, he initiated the idea of World Guitar Nights by hosting a number of world famous guitarists to perform in India.
Dr. Krithi K. Karanth is currently Executive Director at the Centre for Wildlife Studies and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Duke University. She has conducted extensive research on conservation issues in India since 2001 focusing on mammal extinctions, effects of anthropogenic pressures, voluntary resettlement of people, tourism trends, human-wildlife conflicts, resource and land use change around Indian parks.
Anita Reddy is the Managing Trustee of the Ramanarpanam and Ranjini Dwaraknath Reddy Trusts. She has been working for the upliftment of the under privileged for the past 28 years. Her work includes establishing a number of pre-school and activity centers for children from slums, promoting vocational and skill training programmes, self-employment generating schemes etc.