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Theme: Hide and Seek

This event occurred on
August 29, 2015
10:00am - 4:00pm IST
(UTC +5.5hrs)
Bangalore, Karnataka

Hide and seek. We’ve all played it as a kid.

We've all experienced that feeling, crouching in a corner, just waiting to be found, where silence is so loud that you could almost hear your heart racing in your chest. Maybe some of us still inherently feel this exhilaration.

A human mind is a colossal web of thoughts. Thoughts which have been cornered,fragile secrets that are so close to one's heart that we abstain from sharing them.We hide, we seek. What one deciphers in the process of seeking in another, determines how much we conceal. Sometimes we have to express our thoughts to find what’s hidden. The real question is, how far would one go to unravel these little secrets tucked away in these little corners!

BMS Institute of Technology and Management
Dodaballapur Road, Avalahalli, Yelahanka
Bangalore, Karnataka, 560064
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Dr. Sangeeta Saksena and Dr. Shaibya Saldanha

Doctor and Social Entrepreneur
The Co- Founders of Enfold Proactive Health Trust, Bengaluru, Dr. Sangeeta Saksena and Dr Shaibya Saldanha started Enfold Proactive Health Trust, a not for profit organization, in 2001. Their work primarily involves creating awareness on the issue of child sexual abuse. They work with children, adolescents, adult stakeholders in the community as well as the government. The aim of Enfold's work is to bring in sensitivity and empowerment when preempting and dealing with sexual crimes.

Anita Mithra

Performer, Director and Theatre personality
Ms. Anita Mithra is a performer of the arts and has been on stage since her childhood. She has essayed a great many roles in many genres over the years. Four years ago she decided to experiment with her chosen art form, theatre, both in the type of genre as well using it as a training tool. The result: The Tortilla Entertainment Company, a business that looks at entertainment as a way of messaging innovatively. Tortilla, with Anita at the helm has introduced the short play concept to Bangalore City and has been successfully running ten minute play festivals. The whole concept is snappy and energetic and has delighted audience and performer alike.

Mohammed Salahuddin

Singer and Songwriter
Mohammed Salahuddin is an eccentric singer-songwriter from Bangalore. His melody is a mix of acoustic rock, pop, and anything with soul. His lyrics are a harmony of tunes that are familiar and abstract. Armed with a strong focus on lyrics, and a keen ear for melody, he is currently working on his debut EP.

Richa Dubey

Designer, artist and mentor
Richa Dubey is an accessories designer, textile artist , illustrator and an avid craft lover. A design graduate from National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi , she has worked with national and international design brands before starting her own line of fashion products under the brand name 22.2accessories. Her work celebrates the cultural, textile and craft traditions of India. In a very short span of time this brand has acquired a fan following and believers and is amongst India’s top 100 quirky fashion brands. Her work has been regularly featured in leading fashion magazines and blogs. She works extensively with craft clusters across India and is currently working to revive craft traditions from Eastern Uttar Pradesh.She is currently based out of Bangalore, India.

Sanjay Manaktala

Stand-up comedian, YouTube vlogger and IT consultant
Sanjay Manaktala is a stand-up comedian, YouTube vlogger, based out of Bangalore and performs at different places all over India. With a stand-up experience of more than 5 years, he has performed at several Corporate events and solo shows throughout the country.

Vidya Pai

Traveller, activist, nomad and entrepreneur
Vidya has donned many hats through her academic, personal and work life – Analyst, engineer, chef, activist, entrepreneur, nomad, bubble tea aficionado, organiser and cat mom. She is a creative imagination of possibilities. Be it in her travels, or in her life as a single-by-choice feminist navigating life in a society and world that has been built for conformists, she thinks openness and an unshackling of one’s inner self is what will take our generation forward. Currently Vidya runs two ventures, The Bumble Bee studio and The Big Straw.

Organizing team


Bangalore, India
  • Arunima Agarwal
  • Karthik Veeramalai
  • Medha Seth
  • Akhil Menon
    PR and Social Media
  • Mariam Tahoora
    Event Coordinator
  • Kunal Mehra
    Marketing and Communication