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Theme: Connecting Perspectives

This event occurred on
August 18, 2018
Chandigarh, Chandigarh

Great ideas can come from anywhere and with our theme as 'Connecting Perspectives', we aim to set a new benchmark for ourselves by creating a platform where the bizarre imaginations yield intellectual discussions, and together we create something that is freshly brewed.
By connecting different minds through a common stage, we aim to bring out the best ideas, and help the society think out of the box!

GGDSD College
GGDSDCollege, sector 32, Chandigarh
Chandigarh, Chandigarh, 160032
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Adarsh Natarajan

Artificial Intelligence
An IIM Bangalore graduate, he is currently working as the CEO of AINDRA SYSTEMS –a startup intended towards the area of computer vision. Holding a profound interest the same arena, he perceives a great plunge towards it and wants to provide a myriad vision that will create a deep impact on the society. He has great riveting entrepreneurial dexterities and experiments in the area involving customer development, using lean methodologies. All these virtuosities in the entrepreneurship arena has helped him to pass the knowledge at various forums including Startup Leadership Program-an Entrepreneurship program for practising entrepreneurs. He also helps and provides the guidance to the young students paving their way to the entrepreneurship field through his motivational and beguiling talks.

Govind Krsna Das

Spiritual Leader
Govind Krsna Das Das is currently serving as the Iskcon Youth Forum Director at Iskcon Kurukshetra and as the Managing Director of Hare Krishna Enterprises. The company is owned by him and deals in corporate gifts and novelties. He conducts leadership seminars and istaghosti programs for the devotees regularly. The children of the congregation devotees are extremely fond of him. Following the path of peace not only on the outside but also on the inside, Govinda Krsna Das continues to be one of the greatest spiritual leaders of his time with thousands of people looking up to him.

Japneet and Gary Keith and Hambleton

Ceramic Pottery
Japneet Keith, an artist, sculptor, curator, designer and on the whole, a gift to the world, is a graduate from NID, Ahmedabad. Having set up her own studio in 2010, she has been creating and curating pottery for a long time now. She has been imparting her extensive knowledge of the same through conducting various workshops for people all over the world. Apart from that she is a travel enthusiast and likes to explore and experience different cultures and thus apply them in her work. Where she is an art creator, and so is our other speaker Gary Hambleton Studio Potter, who is a master of pottery and elite techniques. Born in the UK and immigrated to Australia, he has done a significant amount of work in India as well as Australia. His work times back to the year 1988, where it all began in 2004 when he shifted to Nepal for the love of mountains and since then, he has been conducting various workshops in India and learning the ways of clay through teaching and exploring.

Puneet Tandon

A passionate marketer, marketing faculty for B-Schools, founder of a premium fashion label - he has many an item in his repertoire. Currently the Digital Strategy Lead at DHFL General Insurance, Puneet Tandon is one dynamic individual. He specializes in Digital Brand Strategy and Integrated Marketing, and has worked with over 20 brands in the last 4 years, successfully executing dozens of large campaigns. Having acquired more skills than a typical Indian student on steroids, his achievements have been recognized through various awards, like the Young Achiever Award, Global Marketing Excellence Award, among others. What's more, he's a passionate teacher too! Being Guest Faculty for Brand Strategy at Mithibai College and Chetana Institute of Management, there is little this man cannot do if he puts his mind to it.

Saqib Saleem

Actor and Model
Saqib Saleem having infiltrated the film industry as a model, and gradually proving his merit as an actor, his art shines throughout his small yet significant journey. Having made his debut in the movie, Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge (2011), his career took a miraculous flight towards more intense and challenging roles. From acting in comedies to acting in action thrillers, there's nothing that this man cannot do. By doing roles that defy the accepted notions, and giving interviews that break the stereotypes of exactly how an actor or more importantly, a male should behave, he makes one rare find for a TEDx speaker. By taking us through his journey of success and failures, of making mistakes and learning from them, our prodigious speaker will take you on an emotional roller coaster and fill your hearts and minds with knowledge, experience, and hope.

Tahira Kashyap

Film Maker and Theatre Enthusiast
Tahira Kashyap is a multi talented personality. Having completed her journalism and mass communication degree from Punjab University, Chandigarh, our alumni's virtuosity in fields filmmaking, theatre and writing, is commendable. She successfully started a public relation house and worked as the programming head of BIG 92.7 FM for a significant time and was an active member of the theatre group in college. She directed her first short film Toffee which got lot of appreciation and recognition at various prestigious film festivals. Her knack for writing and journalism has become a source of inspiration for many. ‘I PROMISE’ , ‘CRACKING THE CODE’ and ‘SOULED OUT’ are few of her famous writings that conceptualized themes like ‘film industry struggle ‘and ‘perfection’.Her writings enumerate a common thread of emotions with unique storylines, that are a treat for the readers.

Varun Mitra

Actor and Travel Show Host
Varun Mitra has always dreamt big. He grew up in Delhi and completed his graduation from Delhi University. But like it is said, you have to make bold choices to follow your dreams, so this Delhi boy didn't hesitate to follow through when he figured out that modeling and eventually acting in movies was his calling. Since then, there has been no looking back for the “kindle boy”. He has appeared in many advertisements for brands like Nissan Sunny, Raymond, Tommy Hilfiger and Samsung. He is also associated with brand Titan Raga in which he featured with Katrina Kaif. His short film “Kaash ” was premiered in the Tokyo International Film Festival in 2015 and now he is all set for a Bollywood launch in a film called “Jalebi” which is being produced by Mahesh Bhatt, with him as the protagonist.

Zaheer Adenwala

Co-Founder of Ketto
A mechanical engineer from Drexel University, Philadelphia, Mr. Zaheer Adenwala is the Co-founder and CTO of Ketto Asia’s most visited crowdfunding platform. He moved back to Mumbai in 2008 and started his career as a Product Manager at Affinity, a digital advertising network, where he worked on multiple consumer-facing properties as well as internal products. Having worked as the head of a Product team at, one of India’s largest digital ad networks, our speaker has all that it takes to be a perfect leader. In addition to that, he has worked on deploying an Affiliate Management system, CRM, and a host of internal products. An MBA dropout Zaheer has worked within a multicultural environment, from a large company to a startup, hence proving that if you have the grit and determination even to the size of a molehill, you can do wonders.

Organizing team


Chandigarh, India


  • Utsav K Wadhwa