Ananth Nagaraj is the founder of Gnani.ai , an organisation which is working on developing NLP and conversational AI in vernacular languages. He aims to make technology accessible to all Indians who are not fluent in English, by developing the way through which customer support, sales and marketing calls are handled by businesses.
Annamalai Lakshmanan, is a prominent content creator in the field of linguistic comedy. The Chennai - based stand up comedian is known for his efforts towards creating refined platforms for clean humor.
Dr. Magdalene Jeyarathnam
Founder, Indian Institute of Psychodrama
Magdalene Jeyarathnam, MSW, is currently the founder and director of the East West Center for Counseling and Training in Chennai, India. She is founder of Indian Institute of Psychodrama. Ms. Jeyarathnam provides several workshops in India on counseling skills, which draw participants from a wide variety of organizations and from many parts of the country.
Dr. Perumalsamy Namperumalsamy
Chairman Emeritus, Aravind Eye Hospitals
Dr. Namperumalsamy is the Chairman of Arvind Eye hospitals and Opthalmologist. He is known for bringing assembly-line efficiency to eye surgery. In 2010, TIME magazine named Namperumalsamy one of the 100 most influential people in the world
Professor, Aerospace Engineering at IIT Madras
A leading mind in innovative technologies, Dr Satyanarayanan Chakravarthy is the co-founder at ePlane Company, Agnikul Cosmos and Aerostrovilos - startups based on intelligent engineering designs. As a professor in Aerospace Engineering at IITM, Dr Chakravarthy mentors team Avishkar Hyperloop, only Asian team selected for SpaceX’s pod run competition. Apart from being a key enthusiast of neoteric engineering, Dr Chakravathy dreams of affordable space exploration and aerial transportation missions.
Playback singer& lyricist
Kaber Vasuki is the founder of the Kurangan Rock Band. He is a Tamil language playback singer, known for his contemplative music that vividly reflects his views on human nature and society. His music is sure to inspire, and leave you with something to think about.
TV Anchor, LGBTQ Activist
Rose Venkatesan, India's first Transgender TV host. She made her television debut in the talk show Ippadikku Rose (English: Yours truly, Rose) which aired on Vijay TV and had an audience of tens of millions and dealt with current affairs touching a wide variety of social issues including traditions, taboos, rebels and culture. She has been a vocal supporter of LGBTQ rights, women's rights and free sexual expression.
Female Kattaikkutu performer
Thilagavathi Palani is one of the first female performers of the traditional art form Kattaikkuttu, experienced in enabling personal and social transformation through dance. She has worked with NGOs such as Katradi and the Wind Dancers Trust to conduct dance based workshops for underprivileged children as well as autistic children. Internationally acclaimed for her art, she has performed abroad as well as throughout India. Her unique efforts are directed towards shedding stereotypes and directing the attention towards this art form and by extension, our culture and traditions as well.