A Padma Shri Awardee and currently Chairman - Cardiac Sciences at the Fortis Escorts Heart Institute, Dr Ashok Seth is one of the most recognized and respected Indian cardiologists across the globe. Over the past 20 years he has pioneered numerous angioplasty techniques for India and Asia Pacific region. His expertise, skills and his pioneering efforts in teaching and training in angioplasty have won him respect and accolades all across the world.
Bedabrata Pain is the inventor of the CMOS Image Sensor and also a film director, producer and screenwriter. Since 1993, he has been associated with NASA and concurrent with his NASA work, he taught courses on CMOS imaging at UCLA, and won several awards, including the Lew-Allen Award for Inventors.
Mandip Singh Soin is an adventure enthusiast and has devoted his life to developing India as an eco-tourism destination. He was recently awarded the Arjuna Award for Adventure -the Tenzing Norgay Lifetime Achievement National Award by the President of India.
Navyug Mohnot is the CEO, QAI Global, is regarded as the face of the Quality movement in the IT industry. He quit his PhD in USA, where he went on a Fellowship after a BTech from IIT Delhi, to return to evangelize concepts which have enabled the Indian IT industry to be world class and upwards of a $50 billion industry. He was named by Dataquest magazine as one of the 50 Leaders who have helped sculpt the IT industry and is recipient of the IIT Alumni Award for National development. A film buff, (he runs a Film Club), he is a design enthusiast and a keen amateur photographer.
Dr Geeta Shroff
Dr Geeta Shroff is a stem cell researcher who has treated nearly 10,000 patients with her cutting edge work. She is the first individual in the world to develop an infinite number of pure human embryonic stem cells lines from using just one donated embryo. This is the first time she will be talking of her research in public
Puneet Nanda is a designer by profession and training and was the chief designer and heir to the Stya Paul label. He quit all of it and is now waging a battle against malaria. His aim and ambition in life is to eradicate malaria and has been involved in the development of a path breaking (and organic) solution to it.
Tarun Khiwal is an engineer by qualification, Tarun fell in love with the art and color from a very young age. He used a camera that was gifted to him and went on to make a career out of it. He has created a niche for himself as he went on to win the Hasselblad Masters Award, the only Indian to be awarded this honour and numerous other accolades.
Nithya Shanti completed an MBA from XLRI, Jamshedpur and then worked in the corporate sector. Despite having a promising career, he was drawn to pursue his spiritual quest further. In 2002, he ordained as a Buddhist Monk. He is now a spiritual teacher, seminar leader, writer and educator, committed to sharing practical wisdom teachings for happiness and enlightenment with people in a joyful and transformational way.
Sujay Sanan is a young graphic designer par excellence and a rock climbing fanatic. Some of his designs are iconic and he has travelled the world in his pursuit for his passion. His designs meld the outdoors with graphics to create a serene and aesthetic balance.
Rahul Verghese is a former senior business executive who now runs for a living. Rahul espouses the cause of fitness and running and has motivated thousands of Indians to adopt a healthy lifestyle that includes running as a part of their daily schedule. His organization Running&Living is dedicated to spreading the word.
Satinder Juneja is the head of marketing at NIIT Technologies during the day and a photographer by evening and night. A creative thinker, Satinder has led teams that have built many brands in the country
Raghav Mandava is the founder of Cheese Monkey Mafia (CMM), the Delhi-based company that organises comedy events. Raghav dropped journalism to become a bartender and comedian, though he describes himself as a monarch on his Facebook profile.