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Theme: Reconstruct

This event occurred on
March 28, 2021
Pilani, Rajasthan

Annual event at Birla Institute of Technology and Science Pilani

BITS Pilani
Vidyavihar Campus
Pilani, Rajasthan, 333031
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Dr. Chandrakant Lahariya

Dr. Chandrakant Lahariya is a medical doctor, epidemiologist, vaccinologist, immunologist, public health and policy expert and a writer. He is the lead author of book Till We Win: India's Fight Against The COVID-19 pandemic, with Dr.Randeep Guleria and Dr.Gagandeep Kang. His work on epidemics and pandemics is a unique blend of academic research, field response and policy work. He regularly contributes in credited medical journals, newspapers and magazines.

Harshit Bansal

Harshit bansal is the founder of Humans of Cinema .The company shows the real world impact of film on the lives of people and their mental health by soliciting their followers to come up with their thoughts about the long lasting impression of a film in their lives.

Jennifer Alphonse

Jennifer, is a freelance storyteller and a filmmaker from Hyderabad whose short films have gone on to win prestigious international awards. She studied Film Appreciation Course at Film and Television Institute of India. Her work spans a wide range of subjects, styles, and techniques, she went on to make a few more short films, commercial Ads, music videos, experimental videos. Her films have also been screened at the Cannes film festival. She developed her passion for filmmaking at a very young age. Her debut short film was screened at the New York film festival. In her talk, Jennifer narrates her story about how she went onto becoming a filmmaker, which started with her father giving her the dream and later, she herself being determined to pursue it. She was supported by her family members but still had to complete an MBA and take up a job before going on to try filmmaking.

Minal Kavishwar

Minal Lonkar-Kavishwar, a lively and inventive women of science, is introducing animal-assisted medical aid in Bharat to extend emotional and mental state. She is unlocking latent capacities for communication and fellow feeling by combining the qualities of a healer and trained animal, throughout interaction with shoppers. She is a certified Animal Assisted Therapist from the University of North Texas . She is the founder of Animal Angels Foundation.

Rajani Thindiath

Rajani Thindiath is an amazingly talented woman in the comics industry. She has been engrossed in content curation, character creation and fiction writing for 17years. She has been a writer in Navneet Education ltd. and also a copywriter in Atlantis Communication Strategies. She has spent 10 years overseeing the Tinkle team of writers and artists as Editor and Editor-in-Chief of Tinkle comics at Amar Chitra Katha Pvt. Ltd.

Sachin Darbawar

Sachin is the Founder and CEO of Simply Fresh Private Limited - India's Largest State of The Art Precision Farm. At Simply Fresh, Sachin and his team were successfully able to combine hydroponic soil less farming with AI technology and have developed an AI Platform called ‘Farm in A Box’ (FiAB).

Vandana Shah

Vandana Shah is an award-winning author and divorce attorney who has been featured on several international and domestic media outlets, including the BBC, which made a short film on her work and has won several awards, such as the Karamvir puraskar for it. She's legal counsel with the National Commission for Women, India. She also does a lot of pro bono work to look after the down-trodden communities.

Organizing team


Pilani, India


  • Muskan Gupta
  • Pranjal Kapoor
  • Prateek Grover