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February 29, 2020
Bangalore, Karnataka

The outlook of the world and life alters from one perspective to another. When our perspectives change, whole new worlds can be observed. It’s fascinating to imagine different worlds existing at the same time. But they really do exist. It just takes a different lens to view these realities.
If life were viewed under a microscope, a plethora of granules can be observed. Each granule being a story, an idea. These granules put together would constitute our lives in society. Cherish the magnanimity of this large world we live in by zooming into these various granules of life. Be prepared to ignite your minds, awaken those hidden ambitions and zoom into the stories that changed lives.

Sir M.V Auditorium
BMS Institute of Technology & Management, Doddaballapura Main road,Avalahalli
Yealahanka, Bangalore
Bangalore, Karnataka, 560064
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Gaurav Basu

I am Gaurav Basu, a graphic designer & illustrator from Bangalore India. I enjoy and appreciate interesting forms of art and design.My other interests include Music (most forms of metal - death,thrash,stoner,sludge and post/prog and alt rock), photography, good food and developing evil schemes to fulfill my aspirations of global domination. I also play for a Bangalore based death/thrash metal band called Inner Sanctum

Kalyan Sivasailam

CEO, 5C Networks
Kalyan Sivasailam is the CEO of 5C Network and started the company in 2016. At 5C, Kalyan leads Product, Business Development and Growth Strategy. He has been recognized for his work by being an Honoree and Listee in the prestigious Forbes 30 Under 30 List for India and Asia. Prior to 5C, Kalyan led the Healthizen initiative for the Government of Karnataka that promoted preventive healthcare through community participation and civic authority action. Kalyan was awarded the Hindutsan Times Young Social Innovator for his work with Healthizen. He has a BTech degree in Computer Science and Engineering from National Institute of Technology in Karnataka (NITK) Surathkal and a Post Graduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Rights Law from the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore.

Karun Krishna

Magician, Beat boxer
Karun Krishna, a 26 year old magician and a beat boxer from Bangalore has been a magician since the age of 3 and a beat boxer from past 4 years. He has done over 10000 shows all over India and abroad. He was a finalist of P.O.G.O. Amazing Kids- 2005 and the Bournvita confidence champion in 2006. He is a member of International Brotherhood of Magicians (I.B.M.), USA and the only Indian to be invited to perform at their annual convention held at Dallas, Texas in 2011 and also featured in “THE LINKING RINGS” magic magazine. He is a recipient of State award from Government of Karnataka for an exceptional talent in performing magic and also Youth Icon Award for magic from the Rotary Club. One of his memorable performance is an “In-flight show” called “The Flight of Fantasy ” organised by Jet airways for underprivileged children.

Mehram The Band

Mehram is a three year young but most sought after Bollywood band from bangalore with its unique New-Gen sufi influenced Electro-Acoustic style of rendering popular bollywood songs. Comprising four entirely different artists in terms of musical background and experience creating one of a kind experience to the entire concept of bollywood together.

Paras Sharma

Director, The Alternative Story
Paras is the Director – Programmes and Services – The Alternative Story and is based out of JP Nagar, Bengaluru. He holds a Master’s Degree in Counselling from Tata Institute of Social Sciences and is a Doctoral Scholar at the same university. He has extensive experience as a development sector expert, therapist, and trainer. Paras is fluent in English, Hindi, and Punjabi, and understands Gujarati and Marathi.

Swathi Chatrapathy

Chief Editor, Indiahikes
Swathi Chatrapathy heads the digital content team at Indiahikes. She is also the face behind India's most popular trekking video channel, Trek With Swathi. Unknown to many Swathi also writes a weekly column at Indiahikes which has more than 100,000 followers. Swathi is known for her expertise in digital content, which has made her a much sought after resource in many events. Before joining Indiahikes, she worked as a reporter and sub-editor at a daily newspaper. She holds a Masters in Digital Journalism and continues to contribute to publications. Trekking, to her, is a sport that liberates the mind more than anything else. Through trekking, Swathi hopes to impact a person's mind, body and spirit.

Vaishali Pai

Founder, Tamahar Trust
An Occupational Therapist (OT) by profession and a Gold medallist in Bachelor’s and Master’s degree, with three decades experience working with big names like Spastics Society of India, Mallya Hospital, Vydehi Institute of Rehabilitation and Align Centre.

Vishwanath Srikantaiah

Urban Planner
Vishwanath Srikantaiah is a water conservation expert who is renowned for his tireless and pioneering efforts to find solutions to the country’s freshwater crisis. Popularly known as Zenrainman on social media channels, his insightful articles on water and environmental issues frequently appear in mainstream news publications. A Civil Engineer and Urban Planner by qualification, Vishwanath worked with Housing and Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO) for 14 years before dedicating himself full-time to solving water issues facing urban and rural communities. He is Trustee – Biome Environmental Trust, an organisation assisting communities in water and sanitation solutions; Director of Biome Environmental Solutions Pvt. Ltd., an architectural firm specializing in sustainable design; and an Adjunct Faculty at the Azim Premji University. In a free-wheeling conversation with Ramya Coushik, Vishwanath demystifies water conservation and holds out hope for Bengaluru’s future with water.

Vivekanada Hallekere

CEO, BounceShare
CEO of a company that is a life saviour for not just college students like us but for everyone looking for an easy and affordable mode of transportation. Vivekananda Hallekere is the co-founder and CEO of Bounce, a two wheel rental solution that allows users to locate a bicycle, scooter or electric scooters, book the vehicle and ride it to the destination. As simple as that !

Organizing team


Bangalore , India


Bengaluru, India
  • Aditya Kangokar
  • Drishti Megalmani
  • Gautama Bharadwaj
  • Krishna Bajpai
  • Laalithya A
  • Sankesh Bothra
  • Tarun Jain
  • Vinay Kumar
  • Vishal Anand