Author and Founder of Himalayan Writing Retreat
Chetan’s last corporate role was as CEO of HCL Learning Ltd. He has also authored a book titled, ”The Bad Boys of Bokaro Jail” published by Penguin in 2014, but his writing career was not a bed of roses, it had a painful start. He has lived for many years in the US, where he also earned an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management. He has founded ‘The Himalayan Writing Retreat’ that offers deep inspiration and learning to writers at all levels.
Classical Dancer and Choreographer
Jyotsna ji is a Bharatanatyam exponent of repute, who is deeply committed to propagating classical art and making it accessible to a greater number of people. In a world today, where we see a decline in the traditional arts, we need more people like her, with commitment and vision to give classical dance an added impetus. She has learnt from the illustrious gurus of the Sri Raja Rajeshwari Bharata Natya Kala Mandir, Mumbai and has performed extensively in India and abroad. In 1990, she established her dance Institution in Delhi, ‘The Jyotsna Shourie Dance Society’, where her disciples have received accolades for their expertise in Bharatanatyam.
Entrepreneur, Founder and CEO of Chalo
Mohit is a serial technology entrepreneur. He is the founder of Carwale, and then went on to consolidate with CarTrade. He is someone who believed in his dreams of doing something big, something unique and something no ordinary mind could think of. He is all set to woo the world with more of his successful ventures ahead and is considered as one of the top emerging entrepreneur of our nation.
Entrepreneur, Founder and CEO of 1mg
Prashant is the Co-Founder, MD and CEO of 1MG, which is a Health care startup. Previously he worked at major companies like McKinsey and Hindustan Lever. He holds a B.Tech degree from IIT-D, and MBA from Stanford University. With a vision to bring about an impactful change in the field of healthcare which lacked transparency and consumer participation, he took a leap accompanied with a bunch of challenges awaiting his way and managed to move up the ladder of success.
Preeti Mann is a social anthropologist, and Rhodes Scholar from Oxford. She has also been associated with the Centre for Social Impact and Philanthropy at Ashoka University. Her research interests include development, indigenous communities, poverty, and well-being. She has recently co-founded Kyun. Spelled as QYON which stands for Question Your Own Notions.
Bollywood Actress, screenplay writer
Sonal Sehgal is best known as an actress who debuted on the silver screen with the critically acclaimed film Aashayein. She began her career as a Copywriter, followed by assistant director, which led to her finding her calling as an actress. She has also directed short films, music videos and even written feature film scripts. Sonal is one of the few actresses who moved to the big screen after a successful stint in the television industry. She has always done things her own way and has succeeded almost every time.
Muiscian, Organist, and Founder of Rock band 'Parikrama'
Subir Malik is the founder, organist and the manager of the English rock band “Parikrama”. Parikrama was founded on 17th June 1991 is a rock band based in Delhi that has spread its wings globally. In a Bollywood dominant country, Subir has been able to maintain his band relevant and still do a good amount of shows and become world renowned for that.
Elementary School Grade 5 Teacher, After School Taekwondo Instructor
Susan is an expat living and working In Delhi for the last five years as a teacher at the American Embassy School. Prior to this, she owned and managed a small boutique, hotel and spa in Taaos, New Mexico, for nearly twenty-nine years.As an entrepreneur, she has experienced the ups and downs of business ownership, and her personal story invites us to consider how to move forward when things don't quite go as planned.
IAS officer and Social Activist
Vipul Ujjwal is an IAS Officer of 2009 batch of Punjab Cadre who works hard to bring about positive change in the lives of common man. Apart from his regular duties, he is also very passionate about urban e-Governance and has worked for the Election Commission of India and Ministry of Urban Development. Currently he is focusing on working towards elementary education. Today he is here to share his thoughts on how a situation or a person does not affect one’s life but it is our choice that influence our emotions and actions.