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January 21, 2018
Goa, Goa

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Auditorium, BITS - Pilani, Goa Campus
Near Dabolim International Airport
Goa, Goa, 403726
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Aadar Malik

If you’re an avid fan of stand-up comedy, there’s a chance you’re well aware of Aadar Malik. Starting with theatre at the mere age of 4, comedian, musician and actor Aadar Malik lives to perform for audiences across the world. He is part of the popular comic group, SnG Comedy and is also a frequent performer with Canvas Laugh Club and The Comedy Store. This up and coming youngster from the Malik family was trained in music at the prestigious Trinity College in London after which his composition, 'Goat Song' was shortlisted at the Worldwide Comedy Short Film Festival, London.

Ami Shroff

Ami B Shroff, is one of the most acclaimed female bartenders from India. She, first flipped a bottle in 1999, and since then there has been no looking back.She prepared her first cocktail in 2003. She was part of a fabulous team with Delnaaz Irani for half a decade thereafter. They were the first two female flair bartenders of India and it still remains a rare niche. She is completely a self-managed freelancer. She performed at over 20 destinations across India and beyond the borders, with over 1000 events, from backyard pool parties to elite corporate functions and conferences.

Anam Hashim

Anam Hashim is an Indian female professional bike stunt performer and rider. She is the only Indian Stunt Athlete to win an international stunt competition in 2017. She is known as the first woman who had ridden to Khardung La on a TVS Scooty during the Himalayan Highs.

Jay Weinstein

Jay is an Australian born wanderer, travel guide, photographer and digital nomad specializing in India. He is best known as the creator of the international photography project so i asked them to smile. He first moved to India aged three and spent the next twelve years living, with his family, in Vrindavan, Uttar Pradesh. After returning to Australia to complete his education, he moved to Mumbai in 2004 to become an actor before shifting into film production and advertising. In 2015, his began traveling full-time and sharing India through his photography on A Wanderer’s Eye and his regular photography events. In the ongoing so i asked them to smile project he shares hundreds of smiles from an ever increasing number of countries. He has been interviewed in dozens of languages and features in Better Photography Magazine, The Times of India, Hindustan Times, Huffington Post, Buzzfeed, Design Taxi, The Daily Mail, Bento, and National Geographic Poland. So I asked them to smile was exhibited for the first time at the Jehangir Art Gallery (Mumbai), December 20–26, 2017. Jay brings to his work a unique charm and an eye for hidden beauty. Through the easy rapport he builds with his subjects, he creates unforgettable images that transport one to the heart of India and her people.

Kajal Aggarwal

A highly talented woman with a knack for entrepreneurship is how we would describe our next speaker Kajal Aggarwal. Rising to fame with popular movies like “ Magadheera” and “Darling”, Kajal had taken the movie industry by a storm. Today, she has over 20+ hit movies and multiple awards in her kitty. Apart from being extremely popular in South India, she has been a part of many Bollywood movies such as Singham Movie and Special Chabbis. She also runs her own brand of jewelry called Marsala. This premium fashion jewelry brand is one that aims to create a collection that is both unique and glamorous by providing an ornamental confluence of the past, the present and the future. Kajal Aggarwal has added yet another feather to her cap by not following the herd and proving herself as a versatile actress and an entrepreneur.

Naveen Polishetty

Naveen Polishetty has taken the world of online entertainment by storm, and he's just getting started! From web-videos like Honest Indian Weddings, Honest House Parties and Chindi Crime Patrol to TV series like "24", "Chinese Bhasad" and Voot's "Untag" he has displayed immense versatility as an actor. His monologue in AIB's "Honest Engineering Campus Placements" was an instant hit and resounded with the sentiments of thousands of engineers across the country.

Rahul Roushan

An IIMA alumnus, Rahul Roushan has always warmed his way into the public’s hearts, whether it’s through his satirical portal Faking News or, a virtual stock exchange for cricket lovers. Rahul currently runs the libertarian news site and is the Chief Strategy Officer of the Swarajya magazine.

Sanket Deshpande

Sanket Deshpande is a student at Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani – Goa Campus pursuing degrees in MSc. Physics and B.E Electrical and Electronics Engineering. Initially facing a lot of criticism and doubt, after 3 years, Sanket’s team Project Apeiro launched India’s first student-led micro-satellite. Built in collaboration with the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR), the India-Based Neutrino Observatory (INO) and the Astrostat group, the satellite was launched in Hyderabad on 3rd Feb, 2018. Sanket truly believes in the idea of using technology to improve lives. Thinkerbell Labs (Project Mudra) was one such idea. Joining as the youngest founding member and leading the development of the embedded systems for the braille dicta-teacher, Sanket helped Project Mudra win the prestigious UKTI Tech Rocketships 2016 award. Hyperloop is a very innovative and disruptive idea by Elon Musk, and to Sanket’s mind it was “I could either watch it happen or be a part of it”. Sanket joined the team Hyperloop India to work on the electrical subsystems. Hyperloop India would go on to be one of the only two Asian teams to be selected in the Hyperloop pod competition, 2017. Sanket serves as an inspiration to anyone who is too afraid to execute his/her unconventional ideas due to the fear of failing.

Suhani Shah

Suhani Shah kick-started her journey to achieve the pillars of success at a tender age of 7. She is a magician, orator, psychosomatic counsellor and a powerful hypnotherapist. This 23 year old, carries a bag of 16 years of experience which makes her a bunch of confidence, wisdom and understanding. Performing shows, travelling to different places, meeting different people with different mentalities has become Suhani’s way of life.

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