News Junkie, Founder Of India's First Jounalism Festival
Avinash has been a journalist for close to a decade and worked with The Times of India and Mail Today Newspapers. He studied Masters in Journalism from University of Westminster, London & has been the adviser to Minister for Road Transport and Highways and Railways, Government of India. He has also been a consultant to Ministry of Rural Development, Government of Rajasthan on a World Bank aided project. He is the founder of India's First Journalism Festival - TALK JOURNALISM which is a not-for-profit initiative, built on the premise that there is need to discuss and debate media, a profession that discusses everything, but seldom talks about itself.
Indian Folk Maestro, Philanthropist
Manesha Agarwal is a multi-faceted performer, a gifted and versatile singer with noted theatrical prowess. An inevitable name in Rajasthani folk music, she is established as performing and recording artist. The title song recorded in her voice "Padharo Mhare Dess" released by Times Music has become the anthem of Rajasthan over the decade since its release. Her firm determination towards women empowerment led to her theatre project "Mai Hoon Meera" one of the most revolutionary women character Indian history has witnessed. Given her ideology of Inclusion & Integration through music, Manesha is on a constant quest to collaborate with folk & international artists.
Dancer, Teacher, Curator
Masoom Parmar is one of the few Muslim practitioners of Bharatanatyam in India today. A disciple of Gurus Sri Kiran Subramanyam and Smt. Sandhya Kiran, his work is cutting edge, bold and thought provoking. He is also one of the most sort after arts manager in India today. As a curator, he looks at tradition with a modern mind, to explore the past to create a new, imaginative future. He has curated "Koi Sunta Hai" - a festival of mystic poetry and "The Platform" - a festival for young promising dancers. He continues to push the traditional boundaries through his work."
Group Art Director, Amar Chitra Katha and Tinkle
Illustrating iconic Indian comic characters – Tinkle, Shikari Shambu, Suppandi for more than 25years, this master illustrator believes that comics are a gateway to an alternate universe. Dedicated to his craft, Savio looks for stories in every nook. Growing up with a galaxy of characters from Tinkle, Amar Chitra Katha, Target, Children's World, he subconsciously chose to belong and live in that Neverland. He works extensively with children helping them explore their imagination.
Mrs. India World (2017), Marketing and Communication expert
Shreya aka Drama Rani, with 56k+ followers on Instagram, is
constantly breaking stereotypes. She is a Marketing and Communications, CSR specialist on professional level but that's just one shade of her. This former Mrs. India World dabbles between Activism, Dance, Theatre, Poetry & Blogging. She has co-authored, ‘Words Matter: The Language that Girls Need to Speak’, rated 4.1 on Goodreads and considers herself an Earth Warrior.
Techie Turned Organic Farmer
Venkateshwaran Iyer is a techie turned organic farmer working to solve agrarian crisis in India. A science graduate and certified project manager, Iyer left is 14years of IT career to live on his own organic farm. He is the author of "Moong over Microchips" in which he has documented what it is like to move away from a secured corporate job to an unpredictable village life. His book is rated 4.17 by Goodreads and a chapter from the book has been included in English Textbook for 11th grade by Maharashtra Government.