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Theme: Unconventional Paradigms

This event occurred on
January 4, 2012
2:00pm - 9:00pm IST
(UTC +5.5hrs)
Bangalore, KA

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IIM Bangalore
Indian Institute of management, Bangalore
Bannerghatta Road
Bangalore, KA, 560076
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Pankaj Advani

At 26, when most athletes only begin to peak, Pankaj Advani has already won all the championships his game has to offer, many times over. The 7 times World Champion in Billiards won his first world title when he was just 18 and is the only Asian to have ever won both the Billiards and Snooker world championships. One of the youngest Indians to be honoured with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, Pankaj has also been conferred the Arjuna award and Padma Shri awards. Widely admired for his calm and intense focus while competing, he is known for being an ardent vegetarian and teetotaler. The suave young achiever is quite a fashionista and has walked the ramp as the showstopper for designers Wendell Rodricks, Babita Malkani and Manoviraj Khosla.

Brigadier Dilawar Singh

"A serving Indian Army officer and acknowledged Counter Terrorism and combat leadership. He is the author of “Audacity an essential ingredient for success”, “Motivation – an Indian Perspective” and numerous technical papers. He is the only officer of the Indian Army to have been given the unique privilege of commanding two specialist counter terrorist Batallions and also the only officer responsible for drafting Indian Army's long term Modernisation, Financial and Training Plans. He is the Recipient of following Awards • Recipient of the Chief of the Army’s Commendation for outstanding achievements in operational areas • Recipient of the Army Commanders Commendation for Introduction of innovative concepts and policies and drafting long term plans • Recipient of the Army Chief’s and Commandant’s Banners for overall best performance and for most outstanding collective achievements both academics and sports respectively by the Company under his command at the Prestigious Indian Military Academy

Raghu Ram

Raghu Ramalingam is the senior supervising producer at MTV India and the executive producer of the reality television shows MTV Roadies and MTV Splitsvilla

Anil Kakodkar

Anil Kakodkar is an eminent Indian nuclear scientist and mechanical engineer. He was the chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission of India and the Secretary to the Government of India, he was the Director of the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, Trombay. He was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, India's second highest civilian honour.

Ram Prasad

We are Behaviour Architects™ We explain and influence behaviour change to meet marketing, organizational and social objectives by applying learnings from Cognitive Neurology and Behavioural Economics.

Amitabh Kant

Mr Amitabh Kant is presently posted as Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director of the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation. Mr. Amitabh Kant is the author of “Branding India – An Incredible Story” and has been the key driver of the “Incredible India” and “God’s Own Country” campaigns

Kiran Bedi

Kiran Bedi, has been India’s first and highest (woman) ranking officer who joined the Ind ian Police Service in 1972. Her expertise includes more than 35 years of creative and reformative policing and prison management. Bedi was awarded Ramon Magsaysay award in 1994 for Government service

Khurshid Barliwala (Bawa)

With a Masters in mathematics from the Indian Institute of Technology, becoming an Art Of Living teacher might have been an unconventional career choice, but the present joint director of WAYE, Khurshed Batliwala, decided that "it was better to teach people meditation and make them happy rather than teach them mathematics and make them miserable." Under the guidance of Sri Sri, he and Dinesh Ghodke designed the YES!+ series of courses (Youth Empowerment and Skills) which have successfully inspired young people, the world over, to realize their true aspirations and lead successful and productive lives.

Organizing team


Bangalore, India
  • Ria Ghosh
  • Sagarika A
  • Jayaprasad V