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September 17, 2021
Kolkata, West Bengal

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International Management Institute Kolkata
2/4C Judges Court Road
Kolkata, West Bengal, 700027
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Ashwika Kapur

Natural History Filmmaker & Science Communicator
Qualified Science Communicator and an international award-winning Wildlife & Natural History Filmmaker. A few years ago, she was recognized for having become India’s youngest and only woman to win the Panda Award or The Green Oscar in a Global Category. She won Best Emerging Filmmaker for a quirky, rags-to- riches film about a celebrity Kakapo named Sirocco. In the last 6 years, Ash's time projects have been split between India, UK and New Zealand, with her work seen on various networks such as BBC, Netflix, Animal Planet among others. Over the years, Ash has worn many hats: She has worked as a self-shooting director/producer, a writer and researcher, a camera-operator and she’s recently made her debut as an International TV presenter for a conservation series on Children's BBC. Previously, she's been seen on Animal Planet's Heroes of the Wild Frontiers and Discovery Channel's Mysterious Wilds of India.

Dibyajyoti Sarma

Mentor to new poets for publishing
Poet, writer and translator Dibyajyoti Sarma, who calls himself ‘an accidental publisher’, runs the independent poetry publishing outfit Red River from his bedroom in Delhi. Established in 2017, Red River has so far published 50+ titles to varying degrees of success. Red River believes that art cannot be commodified — we survive by being rare, being unique. He is also the author of three volumes of poetry and three books of translations.

Kunal Sarkar

Debater, Orator, Writer and Cardiac Surgeon
Senior Vice Chairman, Director and Head of Cardiac Surgery at Medica Superspecialty Hospital, Dr Sarkar practices coronary surgery as his pursuance of passion. He is intimately associated with the academic activities of IACTS and EACTS; he also aspires to bring the South Asian nations together in the South Asian Forum of Cardiothoracic Surgeons. A passionate debater, orator and writer, Dr Sarkar is the President of the Calcutta Debating Circle (CDC), and chairs the largest live debate in India during Calcutta’s Festival of the Spoken Word’.

Manoj Kumar Tiwary

Indian cricketer and politician
Mr. Manoj Kumar Tiwary is an Indian cricketer and politician. He is a right-handed batsman who bowls occasional leg breaks. He has represented Bengal in domestic cricket and played for Delhi Daredevils, Kolkata Knight Riders, Kings XI Punjab and Rising Pune Supergiants in the Indian Premier League. He was selected as a candidate for the 2021 West Bengal Legislative Assembly election from the Shibpur Vidhan Sabha constituency. After winning the seat, Tiwary joined All India Trinamool Congress Party in February 2021 as a Member of the Legislative Assembly of West Bengal. In the third Ministry under Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, he was appointed as a Minister of State for Affairs of Sports and Youth.

Nitisha Sethia

Founder & Editor - outdoor sports company
A strategy consultant turned traveller, Nitisha lives for adventure and travel. She has spent her life's free time learning and playing over 7 adventure sports and backpacking across 37 countries. Armed with an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad and a Master’s in Psychology from Delhi University, Nitisha loves to problem-solve and help build things. She is the founder of outdoor sports company AdventurePlay. When not adventuring, Nitisha can be found doing some yoga or playing her ukulele.

Organizing team


Kolkata, India
  • Ankita Majumdar