Arun Krishnamurthy is an Indian environmental activist and conservationist who has initiated the campaign of cleaning various lakes across India. He is known for founding the NGO, Environmentalist Foundation of India (EFI) in 2011 after quitting a promising career at Google to follow a dream of rejuvenating the environment around him, and has inspired communities to restore their polluted urban lakes. He is also the recipient of numerous laurels such as the British Council International Climate Champion Excellence Award and the Rolex Award for his groundbreaking work in environmental conservation.
Professor K. Jaishankar is a criminologist who coined the termed 'cyber criminology' and 'cyber victimology' and has significantly contributed to the recondite issue of Cyber Crime.
He is the founding President of the South Asian Society of Criminology & Victimology and Honorary Executive Director of Centre for Cyber Victim Counselling. He is currently a Professor and Head of the Department of Criminology at Raksha Shakti University, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
Public Policy Expert
Nidhi Gupta is the Head of Post-Graduate Programmes at the Takshashila Institution. Having graduated from the London School of Economics and Political Science, she is an expert in behavioural economics and the origins of public opinion.
Piyush Agarwal is the co-founder of the Bangalore based theatre group Tahatto, a young performance group that has successfully published over 9 full-fledged plays since its inception. Since then Tahatto has earned a reputation for producing plays with their original stories using quirky methods, set in urban's landscapes that are only too relatable to all of us.
Piyush who also works as a software consultant has been an integral part of helping Tahatto create its own unique niche in the performance sphere.
Football player at the Homeless World Cup
Sangeetha Sekar is an 18 year old professional football player from Chennai. She was a part of the Indian Football team at the Homeless World Cup at Glasgow in 2016.
Growing up in the slums of Wall Tax Road in Egmore, her journey in the field of football began at a young age. Since then her determination and hard-work has seen her represent India at multiple tournaments at the international level. Apart from being an athlete, she is also an activist who has worked immensely to empower the homeless children living on the streets.
Dr. Srimonti Sarkar is a microbiologist studying the unique characteristics of the Giardia virus, and "its toolkit to go through life". Her findings from research on the cell, has a lot to inspire us, and even impact our view on life. Dr. Srimonti Sarkar completed her PhD in Penn State, and now has her own lab in Bose Institute Kolkata, where she conducts her research.