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Theme: The Creative Echo

This event occurred on
October 5, 2013
9:00am - 4:00pm UTC
(UTC +0hrs)

The Creative Echo-Think Aloud

Our theme promotes the idea of forward thinking. We should be inspired to portray ideas and take them forward. Keeping interest and hope alive and persistently believing in the possibility of things is essential. 'Being yourself' is another dimension to our theme. If we sustain our passion and discipline, we can definitely strike a balance among all the endeavors we choose to juggle. Entrepreneurship, thinking out of the box, bringing technology into governance, tackling social issues are some of the mantras that will ring and echo in your head after being a part of this event.

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Alok Shetty

Principal Architect and Founder - Bhumiputra Architecture He Designed a full-fledged, multi-specialty hospital at the age of 20. He is also the Youngest recipient of the Lucille Smyser Award for Design Excellence at Columbia University. Alok's architecture firm takes simple ideas and combines them with innovative building solutions to bring about radical change in the social infrastructure of a community. From creating rural clinics made of locally available materials, designing aquamarine parks that are a source of fresh water and electricity, or transforming shipping containers into auditoriums, Alok is striving to improve the standard of living in third world and emerging economies.

Tejas R

"With the beauty of this sport, I create Football workshops for the kids to show the path to create that Monalisa. At 20, I dropped out of engineering to chase the sport I love, Football. My feral reveries anchored by determination sprouted when the nation lost to Bayern Munich, a German Club. I wanted to change the attitude towards the game and it had to start from the kids. I shadowed where children played to swot their game and documented the observations. Conquering many adversities I created several workshops in schools and academies which did not just impart the game but also the life skills which has crafted over sixty Football enthusiasts till now. Currently, I am nurturing the giant potential of the orphanage kids and studying psychology by attending the regular college. Football has made a mark in my heart creating that virtue that it is not just a game but it is an exquisite ART!"

Danish Sait

Danish Sait is an Indian Radio Jockey, Anchor, and Actor. The word Danish means to be knowledgeable and WISE. However when he was much younger, the world around him thought he was OTHERWISE! So, here is the story: Danish would imitate his teachers, the doodhwallah, the postman, the guy at the corner store, the neighbor, the neighbor's second wife, her dog and everybody else around him (Don’t think he missed anybody in the never ending list!?!?) In 2009 he did something "Danish" (Knowledgeable and Wise) by putting his skills to effect by launching a career in Radio. Today he works with Fever 104FM - Bangalore, and is now known as the "PRANKSTER". With over 36 Lac plays outs on "Sound cloud", he is synonymous to names like Asgar, Nagesh, Nagraj, John, Chacko, Abdullah, and Saleem. Being young, witty, intelligent, and spontaneous. That explains his success with India's emerging comedy troupe - The IMPROV, and as an Anchor he bring Life to live events. He's a riot and he has a story to tell !! Danish Sait in simple terms is a hit in the crowd and the internet cloud!!

Rohit Namboothiri

He is unanimously called as "A Unique Product Made in India" by his loved ones. Rohith was dragged into the world of web by his cousin who challenged him to create a website and he ended up creating an "email id." His failure in completing the challenge made him learn web technology and he developed his first website when he was 8 years old. "Want - to - know-everything" attitude was inbuilt in Rohith since child hood. At the peak of WWW revultion, Rohith fought through different verticals of web and tried attainging maximum knowledge.

Richard David Tholoor

Richard David Tholoor has been in the Dance Industry for 15 years. And is an internationally acclaimed Salsa Dancer He has traveled to numerous countries to represent India in International Salsa Competitions. He is European Masters Salsa Champion 2007 Australian Classic Salsa 2007 The First Indian to qualify for the World Salsa Championship 2007 Some of his achievements are - he is a Finalist in the Hit Television Series India’s Got Talent – 2009 and Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega – Season 3 in 2010. He is the Australian and the European Salsa Champion and the first Indian to qualify for the World Salsa Championship 2007 held in USA. Richard is the creator of the Maximum Number of Partnered Spins - 127 spins in 1 minute in the LIMCA BOOK OF RECORDS 2012.

MN Vidyashankar

Educated in Delhi throughout – from schooling to Post Graduation. Obtained M.A. Degree in Economics and M.Phil. from the Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi. Obtained a post graduate degree in Business Administration from Harvard University, USA. Joined Indian Administrative Service in the year 1982. Served in different Departments in the State Government, in Government of India and was Chairman, BWSSB from the year 2000 – 2004, was Commissioner, BDA from July 2004 to May 2006. Worked as Chief Electoral Officer from 1st April 2008 to 30th June 2009 and Principal Secretary, Department of Information Technology, Biotechnology and Science & Technology, Government of Karnataka till 9th July, 2012. Currently working as Additional Chief Secretary, Department of Commerce and Industries, Government of Karnataka. Major areas of interest: Downsizing, right sizing, Re-engineering, E-Governance, and Customer Relations Management (CRM).

Dr.R Balasubramaniam

Dr. R. Balasubramaniam is the Founder of Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement (SVYM), a development institution engaged in a grass-roots approach to improvements in sectors such as health, education, and community development. In the past 28 years, he has worked as a social activist in the service delivery sector. SVYM has worked towards achieving health and happiness for hundreds of thousands of displaced, dispossessed, and disempowered men, women and children, particularly in the tribal and rural belts. Dr. Balasubramaniam has over 26 years of experience in organization development and systems change initiatives in public policy in India. He has served as consultant for developing public policies in India and as advisor to World Bank, UNAIDS, and other international organizations. He has worked as a special investigator and vigilance director for the Karnataka Lok Ayukta, an anti-corruption agency of the state. He investigated corruption in the Health and Medical Education sectors, and at institutional corruption within the Public Distribution System. He is a qualified physician with interest in public health issues and has a MPhil in Hospital Administration and Health Systems Management from BITS, Pilani. He also holds a Master’s in Public Administration degree from the Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University.

Jonathan Anand Wesley

Jonathan’s tryst with music started when he was as young as four on a keyboard. He says he always had a ear for music and taught himself to play the guitar, drums, all bass instruments and a little bit of violin. It shouldn’t then be a surprise that he was awarded ‘Keyboardist of the Year 2010’ at the Jack Daniels Rock Awards and has been nominated consecutively for three years at the all India ‘Jack Daniels Rock Awards’. He was also nominated for a Grammy in collaboration with Arun Senoy for the album Rumbadoodle.

Tejasvi Surya

Mr. Tejasvi Surya is a prominent youth leader, orator and writer from Bangalore. In 2001, at the young age of 11, Tejasvi Surya received the prestigious ‘National Balashree Award’ from the President of India. In 2008, he founded a youth powered NGO, Arise India, that now works in various areas including skill development, youth and women empowerment, and preservation of culture and heritage.Tejasvi has led and participated in agitations demanding transparency and integrity in politics, sustainable environmental policy and quality education. Tejasvi’s speeches are very popular; with depth in content and a gifted ability to connect with the masses, his talks draw large crowds. He is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Constitutional Law and is working as a research scholar at India Facts Research Center, an academic initiative striving to rejuvenate facts based public discourse in India.Mr. Tejasvi Surya is seen as a promising political leader and a public intellectual.

Organizing team


Bangalore, India
  • Surabhi Subramanya
  • Shreya S
  • Arjav Jain
    Speaker Curator
  • Vinay Herur
    Speaker Curator
  • Swati Rajshekar
    Creative Head
  • Srinivas Iyengar
  • Sandesh Gade
  • Sirisha GR