Gursimran Khamba is India's most politically incorrect stand up comic, one-half of India's most widely heard podcast titled All India Bakchod, a humor columnist and the brains behind one of India's most widely read blogs www.gkhamba.com
He has been a web-columnist for HT Branch and written for publications such as GQ India, The Sunday Guardian, India Today, Grazia, Marie Claire, Hello! And Pragati Ð The Indian National Review etc.
He has performed nearly 100 shows across the country in cities such as Delhi NCR,Mumbai, Bangalore, Pune, Chennai, Coimbatore, Kolkata, Kochi etc. in the last 18 months. He is also a regular at The Comedy Store in Mumbai and recently joined WeirdAss Comedy as a writer and performer.
Harish Bijoor, Brand-expert & CEO, Harish Bijoor Consults Inc. Harish Bijoor is currently a Brand Domain specialist operating out of Bangalore. He runs a unique boutique consulting outfit branded “Harish Bijoor Consults”, a brand name that has a consulting presence across the markets of Hong Kong, Seattle, London and the Indian sub-continent. Harish spent the first eight years of his career with Brooke Bond Lipton India Limited (now Hindustan Lever Limited) moving through the Sales and Distribution stream during the first four years and the Brand Management stream in the next four. Brands handled: Teas: Red Label, Special, Super Dust, 3 Roses, Taj Mahal. Coffees: Bru, Deluxe Green Label, Tripti, Café, etc.
Harish has recently published a book titled, “Marketing Trends – Smart Insights into the world of Indian Business” ….. a serious book written in a style that is distinctly young and MTV-ish!
Looking at the petite and tiny Jasleen Royal, in her trademark pyajamas and long loose t-shirts, all of 19 years, no one can imagine of how talented this little girl might be. But as soon as she puts her guitar around her neck, starts strumming those strings and lending her voice, we can be nothing but astounded. Studying in Hindu college, 2nd year Jasleen is like any other collegiate. Random yet certain, humorous and appealing. Her love for music dates a long time back. Always inclined towards music, she taught music to kids almost her age when she was just 14. Why? Because she wanted to be independent and be financially unreliant on anyone. Although she always got her family's untiring support. Started with learning the keyboard, she used all she gathered to figure out guitar and mouth-organ herself.
Navin Gulia a World Record Holder in all terrain driving, driving in his all terrain modified vehicle from New Delhi to Marsimik La at 18,632 feet, the highest motored mountain pass in the world, 1200 feet higher than base camp of Mt Everest, in a non-stop drive of fifty five hours without sleep or break and crossing seven of the worlds highest mountain passes on the way. A record that stands un-challenged and un-defeated for six years now.
Rock climbing, Para-jumping, sky-diving, powered hang-gliding and micro lite flying, are other adventure sports pursued by him besides all terrain driving.
Nikita Singh is the author of three bestsellers:
•Love @ Facebook
•Accidentally In Love …With Him? Again?
•If It's Not Forever …It’s Not Love!
Her books have been sitting comfortably at the Bestselling tabs of all major online
bookstores. She presently works as an editor at Grapevine India Publishers, India’s first
community of authors. Apart from these three books, Nikita has also contributed to the immensely successful "The Backbenchers" series. She has written the second book of the series(co-authored with Durjoy Datta)—The
Backbenchers: The Missed Call!—which
released in June 2012, under a pen name
(Sidharth Oberoi), by Grapevine India
Pankaj Bhadouria is the winner of Master Chef India Season 1 (2010). She was a school teacher who quit a 16-year-old job to participate in the first season of MasterChef India. She has also hosted the TV shows Chef Pankaj Ka Zayka (StarPlus), Kifayati Kitchen (Zee Khana Khazana), 3 Course with Pankaj (Zee Khana Khazana), Rasoi se - Pankaj Bhadouria ke Saath (ETV), Sales Ka Baazigar (ETV). She was the first Master Chef Winner worldwide to have an official Master Chef Cookbook in her name and has written two more cookery books Barbie - I am a Chef, and Chicken from my Kitchen (Bloomsbury Publishing)
Peter Van Geit
Peter Van Geit, born and raised in Belgium, is settled in Chennai for the last 14 years, working as a Project Manager in CISCO Systems India.
An explorer by nature, Peter has driven over 50,000 kms across India on his Royal Enfield 500CC and has conquered the Himalayas thrice. A few years ago, he founded the Chennai Trekking Club (CTC), a non-profit volunteer based group of trekking enthusiasts who explore mountains and jungles across South India nearly all weekends of the year, which has crossed 18,000 member mark.
Peter, an expert in map reading, navigation and GPS, has taken thousands of trekkers to many previously unexplored locations and discovered hidden waterfalls, beautiful gorges, ancient forts, jeep trails hidden deep inside the jungles.
Poonam Bir Kasturi
Poonam Bir Kasturi having passion for design and the environment is epitomized in the elegant and practical “Daily Dump” home composting system. It was selected as one of the “Top Nominees” for the INDEX Design Award in 2007, apart from receiving several other awards.
She talks about her inspiration behind this great design idea, and why composting is a much needed decentralized waste management solution.
She is based in Bangalore, India.
Sonia H Mackwani, a petit young girl has both an impressive and intriguing resume. At the age of 21, she founded Touching Lives, an NGO, with a vision and mission of love and humanity.
She is a Master in Clinical Psychology and Hypnotherapy. With the belief that -'It is our need to serve than saying we serve the needy,' Touching Lives is now in its 10th year of serving and serving pan India through training programs on Meta-Quantum Learning Model developed by her. Sonia is also a Trustee of Atmaviswas Vidyalaya, a residential rehab for mental illness.
Mackwani started her journey of funding by her books with Magna Publication and published Tales from Indian Mythology- Mahabharata and Ramayana for children selected at Frankfurt Book Fair in 2006. She is also a healer and pioneer of Intuitive Biblio-therapy.