Social Activist, Dancer
All art, lack of utility notwithstanding, is potentially quite powerful. Celebrated dancer Alakananda Roy harnessed this power to improve lives. Her foundations (Inspiration Foundation and Touch World) provide care and training in various skills to those less privileged. She has received many awards for her work.
Editor-in-chief, Fair Observer
Atul Singh is versatility personified. The co-founder and editor-in-chief of Fair Observer, Singh has been a university lecturer, lawyer, and officer. Additionally, he is a poet-playwright, sportsman, and the founder of many organisations.
In the aftermath of the horrific December 2012 incident, Manisha Mohan, then a student at SRM University, Chennai, set to work on her first invention- a unique anti-rape device. She went on to receive an award from the President of India and is currently a Research Assistant at the MIT Media Lab.
Fashion Entrepreneur, Stylist, Actress
Pernia Qureshi dons many (chic) hats. She is a stylist for numerous leading fashion magazines, a Bollywood costume designer, a fashion entrepreneur and owner of Pernia's Pop-Up Shop, a writer, and an actress.
Prodigiously talented in her field of choice and eloquent to boot, Pooja is one of ten POBE fellows at JNCASR, a visiting Research Intern at CSIR Chandigarh’s Bioinformatics Centre and a published researcher. Did we mention she’s only 20?
Theatre Director, Writer, Activist
In Smita Bharti’s varied endeavours one thing remains constant- she brings or enables change. She is decorated theatre personality and an influential social figure with over 20 plays, numerous awards, and various other accolades under her belt.