Naveen Kasturia is an actor and assistant director. Beginning with an acting debut in Sulemani Keeda in 2014, he is one of the protagonists of TVF Pitchers (TVF Qtiyapa) , and has also been an assistant director to many talented names in the industry including Oscar winning director Danis Tanovic and Dibakar Banerjee. He has also worked in critically acclaimed films such as Shanghai, Tigers and LSD.
Nikhil Taneja is a creative director and producer, a screenwriter, a journalist and critic, a professor and guest lecturer, a digital media strategist, an author and a blogger for MTV Roadies. He works at Yash Raj Films in script development, in Y-Films in creative development, and as a senior manager of Partnerships and Talents. As his virtual self "TanejaMainHoon", he writes
reviews on movies, TV shows, pop culture and occasionally about life.
Nita Mehta is an Indian celebrity chef, author, restaurateur and media personality, known for her cookbooks, cooking classes and as a celebrity judge on cooking based television shows. Mehta has been called a "Cooking Expert" and "Nutrition Expert" in the media. She has authored more than 400 cookbooks of which 6 million copies have been sold worldwide. In 1999, she won the Best Asian Cookbook Award for her book Flavors of Indian Cooking at the World Cookbook Fair in Paris. Nita Mehta runs a culinary academy known as Nita Mehta Culinary Academy in New Delhi, started in 2001.
Paresh Gupta is a first attempt Chartered Accountant and a merit holder MBA from London School of Business and Finance. He is also a trained financial modeler from Operis UK, rated amongst the top 20 credit research analysts team in Europe and has various international research publications to his credit. He has over 13 years of experience in strategic advisory, takeovers, mergers and acquisitions, infrastructure consulting, financial restructuring and business research across Asia, Middle East, Europe and USA. Paresh has recently returned back to India to start his entrepreneurial journey and founded a 3 times national award winning company SHArP Edge Learning.
Raj Desai is the co-founder of a design driven technology company, ThinkScream which co-owns and organises 'TheLostParty' - a music festival oriented towards design and technology. A part time sessions musician, the curator of MathJam in Mumbai and actively involved with various social organizations like 'TeachForIndia', he is currently working on India's first design and code boot camp. The man behind the ‘Wi-Fi dustbins’, he has successfully combined technology, entrepreneurship and innovation to make the world a better place.
Sand Artist + Animator
Ronnie Chhibber is a sand artist whose creativity has taken him from being an instructor at the Indian Military Academy to being the only sand animator in the world who can also perform the art blindfolded. He is India's pioneer sand artist, a painter, magician, actor, motivational speaker and author of the first ever coffee table book on Training the Indian Army.
Sanjeev Bikhchandani is an Indian businessman, who is the founder and executive vice chairman of Info Edge (India). His is a classic story of spotting an opportunity and chasing it with guts, determination and a little bit of luck.
With no business background, no financial acumen, it was his sheer zeal to fulfil his dreams and a distinct goal of securing independence by the way of entrepreneurship, that got him where he is today. He started his journey from being a IIM Ahmedabad graduate, following which he established two companies Indmark and InfoEdge, India. He is the creator of Naukri.com, India’s first job portal and was selected as a finalist for the Ernst and Young - Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2005.
Puppeteer + Artist
Varun Narain is a Delhi based puppeteer who believes in the freedom of expression. Trained under master puppeteer Neville Tranter, he has worked at the Royal Tropical Theater Amsterdam, using puppetry techniques and skills for HIV AIDS awareness. A puppeteer who uses his craft to create awareness about sexual education, women and child empowerment, he is also an international concert accompanist who plays the sitar.