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Theme: Stories Behind Stories

This event occurred on
March 26, 2023
Gandhinagar, Gujarat

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PDEU Auditorium
Knowledge Corridor, Raisan Village, PDPU Rd, Gandhinagar, Gujarat 382007
Gandhinagar, Gujarat, 382007
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Bhavya Gandhi

A household name, a generational fame. He shone in the spotlight in the formative years of his life and grew up with us. His immaculate portrayal of characters that we've come to love makes him a special artist. With a prolific career starting right from his childhood, from television to movies, he has a plethora of stories to tell. Starting from Tappu in TMKOC to Munjal Mehta in Pappa tamne nahi samjhaye, he's awed us all. Meet our speaker, the fascinating Mr. Bhavya Gandhi.

Chetan Tambe

Ambassador - Fit India
Coming from Mumbai, Chetan Tambe, is a National rope skipping champion and a Karate black belt holder. He started his journey from learning Karate in his childhood to then pursuing his jump rope journey and now coaching multiple people in jump rope. In addition to that he has over 500 medals and achievements in jump rope karate and archery. With his passion for fitness, he is also an official brand ambassador of Fit India.

Dr. Paul Salins

Maxillofacial Surgeon
Prof. Salins is an acclaimed authority in Cranio-Maxillofacial and reconstructive Surgery, known for developing orthomorphic surgery techniques for correction of facial deformities, innovations in skull base access and reconstructive surgery. Dr.Salins work on systems approach to drug discovery to arrest or reverse lifestyle and ageing related Chronic diseases early, during its continuum has led to a genre of “interceptive therapeutics”. Composite Interceptive Medical Science Laboratories, (CIMED) is a startup that he founded that works in this domain. In the area of computation, Professor Salins terms his work “predictability before knowability! creating intuitive AI/machine learning systems for analysis of large, complex data clusters and adaptive systems as the foundation for pattern-based topologic analytics and inverse kinematics professor. Salins has a passion for Art and architecture, Classical music and Opera, literature, and the study of its impact on creativity.

Jigna Vyas

Theatre Artist
Jigna Vyas is one of the best in her field. She's one of Gujarat's most talented theatre artists. With her ability to switch between characters and real life, her on-stage presence oozes magic. From nostalgic popular plays like "United States of Pada Ni Pole", a cause of undoubted smiles, to her shining confidence at Radio City Ahmedabad interviews, she's coming to bring the same aura amongst us. She's a master at the ins-and-outs of theatre, characterisation and much more! Her bubbly personality and immense takeaways would be a regret to miss, see you there!

Kartikeya Sarabhai

Kartikeya Vikram Sarabhai, a passionate Environmentalist and Community Builder is renowned for his momentous efforts towards educating the society on the Environment. Kartikeya has represented India on a global level twice at the United Nation’s Earth Summit, in 1992 at Rio and in 2002 at Johannesburg. He has been instrumental in initiating the South and Southeast Asian Network for Environmental Education. The indefatigable Kartikeya continues to spread awareness and educate people through programmes and workshops of CEE - ‘Centre for Environmental Education’ an organisation founded by him. Listen to the Padma Shree awardee share his journey and experience of bringing the idea of sustainable development from theory to reality.

Kshitij Gupta

NFT Artist
Meet the multi talented personality who can be described as a true hustler - always on the move, always creating, always innovating. He is a man of consistency who has honed his craft and is a NFT artist with a keen eye for detail and a passion for creativity. From a Business major to an Artist, his journey has been one of transformation, and he has found his true calling in the world of art. His life has taken him from working in startups to starting a project of his own called Polygon Inu. Metaverse and Blockchain Tech has given him a unique perspective and allowed him to create art that is both cutting-edge and timeless. In a world that is ever-changing, this artist is a constant force of innovation, always finding new ways to express himself and bring his vision to life.

Kuldip Singh Kaler

Kuldip Singh Kaler, popularly known as "Positive Paaji", is an author and influencer. He has written acclaimed titles, the most renowned one being, such as "Dhandho nano che pan potano che". He focuses on areas such as how to start a small business and how to run it efficiently. Leading through examples, he inspires young entrepreneurs, just looking to start their businesses, through social media.

Mira Erda

F4 Racer
Meet Mira Erda, India's first and youngest female F4 racer to qualify in the Euro JK series, breaking barriers and accelerating towards her dreams with every lap she takes. Hailing from Vadodara in Gujarat, the Erda's successfully run professional circuits which go by the name 'Erda Speedway'. She has been racing since the age of 9, winning countless national and international awards for the same. In 2019, she made history with her first-ever international win in the Ladies category of the FIA Formula 4 SEA Championship Round 2 at Sepang International Circuit.

Priyanka Agarwal Mehta

Priyanka is a writer, entrepreneur and mother. She is the founder of ‘Sam and Mi’, a publishing house for children’s books focused on skills of empathy, problem solving and communication. She is also the founder of an agritech app that helps farmers in India minimize their risk. She previously founded the UK based education network ‘Connect2Teach’. She is a Northwestern University and University of Cambridge alumni. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, in recognition of her contribution to the education sector. She has previously worked with corporates such as Tata Group, KPMG Boxwood and Towers Perrin in India, UK and the US. SHe is well networked within Government machinery for her work in the education and entrepreneurial fields. She currently lives in India with her husband, two daughters and their four dogs

Sudeep Chawla

Sudeep Chawla, is a powerhouse of ideas that gets you thinking. A man who started off so far away from the world of marketing is now a connoisseur in it. He curated the iconic advertisements for Cadbury that we always relish. He's also the brain behind Dr. Fixit advertisements featuring Mr. Bachchan. In this metamorphosis, several stages led him to understand the dynamics of marketing the best. His infectious energy and remarkable talent are sure to mesmerise you. Come, listen to him open his treasure trove on what the pinnacle of marketing looks like.

Organizing team


Nadiad, India


Nadiad, India
  • Akshima Sharma
  • Ananya Chaturvedi
  • Aum Davda
  • Ayush Bhatt
  • Devanshu Mehta
    Post production
  • Jayna Kotecha
  • kaushiki vaidya
  • Manav Ukani
  • Manav Bakori
  • Mansi Patel
  • Megh Soni
  • Nikhil agarwal
  • Nikki Mehta
  • Parag Shewaramani
  • Rhea Patel
  • Ritwik Garg
  • Shivali Patel
  • Vashishth Doshi