Aditi Agrawal and Anjali Menon
Aditi Agrawal and Anjali Menon are founders of Gudgudee, a design studio that creates inclusive playgrounds for children. They are passionate about transforming the urban landscape for children in India with their imaginative play spaces that keep in mind the special children as well. Aditi and Anjali, both are trained furniture designers from the National Institute of Design. Their tryst with playgrounds began while they were still students at the design school and realised how little attention is paid to design of public spaces.
Arthur uses his agility to raise emotion within his audience. Self-taught from his young age, he gradually opens himself to other disciplines such as contortion, acrobatics, parkour, ballet and circus. As a dancer contortionist, he offers a new approach of these disciplines by exploring new artistic ways. His versatility and the synthesis of these different influences allow him to develop a very unique style, now recognized internationally. He is currently working with the stage manager and artistic director of cirque du soleil, Franco Dragone.
Dr. Gita Chadha is a faculty member at the Department of Sociology, University of Mumbai, India since January 2013. She has published several articles on science criticism and feminist sociology in journals of repute. She has developed frameworks for feminist archiving at the Research Centre for Women’s Studies, SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai, India. She has designed and taught a first of its kind course in Feminist Science Studies at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai, India.
Kavin is a student of Economics and Statistics at St. Xavier's. He enjoys engaging in discussions about Sports Economics, a field that he believes deserves more attention. His idea of love is watching his favourite football team play on a lazy Sunday. His hobbies unsurprisingly include video gaming, cars, and debating.
Meher Moos is a solo woman traveller from Mumbai who has visited as many as 180 different countries in 50 years. Having worked with Air India briefly and then in the field of tourism, she has run through 18 different passports in her lifetime. She is also credited with being the first Indian woman to have visited Antarctica.
Naved 'Naezy' Shaikh
One of the prominent faces in India's emerging hip-hop scene is a rising artist called Naved Shaikh, who goes by the stage name of 'Naezy'. His style of rapping kills two birds with one stone: Gives you food for thought and also gives you a sick beat to groove to. Born in a Kurla chawl, he took the sticks and stones of a rough childhood and transformed them into stories that have led him to perform at NH7 Weekender and beyond
Elephant Campaign Manager
Rhea Lopez is the elephant campaign manager for Wildlife SOS, a charity that has been working since 1995 to protect, conserve and rehabilitate elephants, tigers, leopards and other wild animals across India. As part of the Wildlife SOS elephant team, Rhea Lopez helps coordinate elephant campaigns and monitoring elephants that are selected for rescue. Her most rewarding moments are while accompanying rescued elephants on their journeys to their forever home at the Wildlife SOS Elephant Conservation & Care Centre in Mathura.
Shreya Singhal is an Indian born lawyer. Her fight against Section 66A of the Information Technology Act in 2000 brought her to national prominence in India.
Veydaant is a student of Economics and Sociology at St. Xavier's college. He has been involved with speech and drama, and other performance arts since his school days. He is passionate about political science and art. His hobbies include reading, writing, watching football and spreading leftist propaganda via memes.