National Capital Region , India
September 1st, 2012
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About this event
It is about people who chose to take a path different than usual. It is about their journeys and stories that emerged enroute.
Chief Learning Officer for the Wipro group. A man of many interests, Abhijit has illustrated several books and is an accomplished cartoonist. He loves theatre and has acted in plays staged in India, Kuala Lumpur and US. While in US he hosted a popular radio show – Movie Magic, about classic Hindi movies and film music. Even in India, he was a popular voice on All India Radio where he read the news in English and acted in a number of radio plays and hosted music based shows.
Aditi Rao is a writer, educator, and dreamer. Passionate about peace education and working with young people, especially teenagers, Aditi has worked extensively in the youth development and social change arenas, be it with Pravah in New Delhi, SEDEPAC and the Musculo Secreto in Mexico, or the Student Press Initiative at Columbia Teachers’ College and The Possibility Project in New York. Aditi has published essays with InfochangeIndia and other online publications, and poems in the Boiler Journal, Muse India, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, Four Quarters Magazine, and Qarrtsiluni. Her story “Face to Face: Transforming Conflict in South Asia” was recently published in the Peace Portal’s book People Building Peace 2.0, and “I can bear it” is forthcoming in the the Earth Charter’s book Images of Connection. Aditi has twice been longlisted for the TFA Creative Writing in English award, and she is one of the winners of the 2012 "Encountering Poetry" contest organized by Cha, and the winner of the 2011 Srinivas Rayaprol Prize for Poetry.
Aditi currently resides in New Delhi, where she works as a consultant for non-profit organizations in the field of education for peace, facilitates creative and research writing workshops, and carves out time for her twin passions of poetry and pottery. She holds a Masters’ of Fine Arts in Writing from Sarah Lawrence College (New York) and a Bachelors’ in Liberal Arts from Soka University of America.
Abhinandan Chatterjee is a Senior Consultant – Learning & Development with I Train Consultants. His forte lies in his ability to get people to learn through participation, thought and action! “Learning is not compulsory, neither is change, nor is survival”, is his idea to enable learning for grown-ups. He has been assisting learners for over seven years and comes with an excellent understanding of participant behavior and adult learning best-practices. His background in business studies, psychology and psychometric testing helps him make people learn, grow and challenge what they have been doing for years. His interventions, workshops and keynotes are based around Leadership, Problem solving, Creativity, Negotiation, Coaching, Communication, Time, Stress and Customer management to name a few. Abhinandan’s clientele is spread across industries with over 40 clients like Mc Kinsey & Company, US Embassy, Hindustan Times, etc. He is based out of Gurgaon, India where he lives with his wife, Prerna. He is a regular blogger @ www.abhinandanchatterjee.com, a poet, an adventure sports enthusiast and loves to eat, tweet and meet people.
Ashish is the founder of Green Dream Foundation. His mission is to create an educational and socially responsible advocacy platform for young people to empower and engage their peers in environmental activities to ensure a healthier, cleaner and more sustainable planet for businesses, customers, employees, homeowners and families.
Ashish believes that ‘e’ is the key to an eco-friendly environment – be it e-commerce, e-gadgets or e-business etc.
As a young person, he realized that “not-knowing-how-to-get-things-done” was restricting young people from ‘taking the plunge’ and standing up for issues they felt deeply about. He felt a strong urge to develop a platform for young people across the world to synchronize their approach towards addressing these issues. His will to fight for the odds against the environment sowed the seeds of the Foundation.
Vicky Roy was born in abject poverty in rural India. He arrived in Delhi aged 11 and lived and worked on the railway platform. He later went through a rehabilitation program through the Salaam Baalak Trust and studied photography both formally and informally.
IN 2007, he held his first solo show in India and in 2009, was chosen for a mentorship program by the US based Maybach Foundation, wherein he photodocumented the reconstruction of the World Trade Center in New York, for six months. His works from the “WTC: Now” Series were exhibited at the WTC in New York and at the American Center in New Delhi.
His works have been a part of important international shows, including exhibitions at the Whitechapel Gallery, London and the Fotomuseum, Switzerland. He has received many awards and accolades including the Time Out Magazine recognizing him among 25 achievers Under 30 in 2009.
Dr. LATIKA NATH RANA
Latika is a wildlife biologist with a D.Phil on Tiger Conservation and Management from the University of Oxford. She is the first woman wildlife biologist in India to work on tigers and entered the field of tiger conservation at a time when no holistic scientific work had been done on the tiger in India apart from a study in 1968 by American Scientist George Schaller. Breaking into what had been so far an exclusive male dominated field, Latika has spent over twenty years working at the grassroots level for tiger conservation eventually changing focus from academic work to working with the tribal communities in the buffer zone of Kanha Tiger Reserve and the forest department for tiger conservation. Her life and work has been featured on National Geographic television in a documentary called ‘The Tiger Princess” and on the Discovery Channel on the program ‘Wild Things’. She has worked with numerous international organisations on many species including the Asian Elephant, the Gangetic Dolphin, the Arna or Wild buffaloes and high altitude mammals in the Kanchenjunga area. Her areas of interest focuses on landscape ecology and the resolution of human wildlife conflict.
Venue and Details
IILM, Sec 53,
DLF Golf Course Road, Gurgaon
National Capital Region , 122001
September 1st, 2012
9:00am-5:00pm (GMT 5.5hrs)
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