February 27, 2024
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  • Satdeep Gill

    Meet Satdeep Gill , a linguist working to preserve languages and cultures with the help of technology. He is the Senior Program Officer, Culture and Heritage at Wikimedia Foundation. His journey with Wikipedia started in 2009 by becoming a volunteer and then a few years later he was representing the Punjabi language community at national and international forums within Wikimedia Foundation and other places as well. Most recently he represented the Wikimedia Foundation at the G20 Culture Working Group organised by UNESCO and Ministry of Culture, Government of India. Satdeep is a passionate story teller, poet, writer and traveller and is fluent in Punjabi, Hindi, English, French and is currently learning Balinese Bahasa.

  • Bharat Nayak

    Meet Bharat, a media professional and one of the core team members of the Logical Indian. Bharat Nayak has spent some 9 and a half years at Logical Indian, starting his journey at the Logical Indian startup, when he was still in college and worked for no money for over a year and then becoming one of the Founding Editors. He turned the Logical Indian into one of the most followed media outfits in India when he was the Editorial Director. Later he headed the Fact Checking division which has taken him to forums representing Indian media in Washington DC and Oslo. Bharat and I share very similar perspectives over media literacy, future of media and access to information. He is an alumnus of NIT Silchar.

  • Lakshit Mittal

    Meet Lakshit, a management and policy consultant. Lakshit Mittal is currently the track chair of the “Health Wellbeing and Sports” track at Y20, the youth engagement wing of the G20 forum. As India is the president of the G20 in 2023, Lakshit and others are convening and leading conversations around different tracks of the Y20 mission. He has earlier worked with Ayushman Bharat Digital Mission implemented by the National Health Authority (NHA). He has helped political parties campaign pre-covid and prior to that he has worked as a consultant in the healthcare sector with consultancies such as ZS Associates and McKinsey. He is an alumnus of Punjab Engineering College (PEC), Chandigarh.

  • Ashutosh Kumar

    Meet Mr. Ashutosh Kumar, CEO of Jagriti Yatra, which is an ambitious train journey of discovery and transformation that takes hundreds of highly motivated youth, from all over India and world, on a 15 day, 8000 km national odyssey to meet the role models — social and business entrepreneurs — of the country. The vision of Jagriti is ‘building India through enterprise’. It is a confluence of change-makers, leaders, problem-solvers and innovators. This model has been replicated in many countries and regions of the world including the USA.

  • Soum Paul

    Meet Debasri Rakshit and Soum Paul, founders of the Web 3 creator economy startup called Supercraft. This is the second venture that both of them are working on after Home Screen Network. Debasri has a background in publishing and Soum is a computer engineer with a passion for film making. They have both worked with creators since 2018 now and are now using the Web 3 world to give creators more autonomy and ownership of their creations.

  • Debasri Rakshit

    Meet Debasri Rakshit and Soum Paul, founders of the Web 3 creator economy startup called Supercraft. This is the second venture that both of them are working on after Home Screen Network. Debasri has a background in publishing and Soum is a computer engineer with a passion for film making. They have both worked with creators since 2018 now and are now using the Web 3 world to give creators more autonomy and ownership of their creations.

  • Binu Ramesh

    Meet Ramesh Balasundaram and Binu Ramesh, founders and leaders of the NGO BalUtsav, headquartered in Bangalore, India. BalUtsav helps to bring life-changing education to children living in India, thus facilitating learning for the entire life cycle: from childhood to livelihood. They work in government schools in 5 states in India and impact over 800,000 students. During the COVID-19 lockdown, Ramesh and Binu also assisted in the migrant crisis, distributing food, medicines, water and other essentials. Ramesh and Binu left their corporate training careers to work in the development sector full time since 2008. Ramesh has also worked with the Government of Karnataka consulting in the Knowledge Commission. They share an indelible desire with me and SCM, for the youth of India to step in and start making the development sector more innovative and effective.

  • Ramesh Balasundaram

    Meet Ramesh Balasundaram and Binu Ramesh, founders and leaders of the NGO BalUtsav, headquartered in Bangalore, India. BalUtsav helps to bring life-changing education to children living in India, thus facilitating learning for the entire life cycle: from childhood to livelihood. They work in government schools in 5 states in India and impact over 800,000 students. During the COVID-19 lockdown, Ramesh and Binu also assisted in the migrant crisis, distributing food, medicines, water and other essentials. Ramesh and Binu left their corporate training careers to work in the development sector full time since 2008. Ramesh has also worked with the Government of Karnataka consulting in the Knowledge Commission. They share an indelible desire with me and SCM, for the youth of India to step in and start making the development sector more innovative and effective.

  • Jakob Williams Ørberg

    Meet Jakob, a Counsellor for Innovation, Research and Higher Education at the Royal Danish Embassy in New Delhi. This is one of the 7 such positions which exist in the world for the Danish Government. He helps in building collaboration for Innovation, Science and Higher Education between India and Denmark. I have known Jakob since 2016, when I attended his PhD defence in Copenhagen. His topic of research was “Heroes of the knowledge economy? — Futurity and Anxiety in the Lives of Indian Engineering Students”.

  • Vishal Gupta

    Meet Vishal Gupta, a relationship and emotional empowerment coach. He is the founder of the Soch Kholo Foundation and conducts training, coaching and awareness sessions for all types of learners. After almost 9 years with companies like Infosys and TCS, Vishal left his job as a software engineer in 2017 to embark full-time on a journey of self-learning and helping others through his understanding of spirituality. He conducts online and offline sessions and has helped hundreds of seekers.

  • Saurabh Nanda

    Saurabh Nanda is an Educator, a Career Consultant, and an International Youth Mentor. He is an ardent supporter of the Sustainable Developmemnt Goals (SDGs). He is associated with hundreds of schools and institutions across India, the Middle-East, Japan, Denmark and other countries. He is the official mentor for colleges in Delhi University, National Institute of Technology (NIT), Jalandhar, Punjab Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), Jalandhar. He is the official youth and start-up mentor for global organisations such as Youth and United Nations Global Alliance (YUNGA), Japan, Purpose in Motion (PIM), Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) and many others. He gets his mentees to do research projects on all SDGs. He is the recipient of the national level Josh Education Awards for “Best Initiative for Mental Health Awareness” by the Dainik Jagran group.

  • Yuumi Okuda

    Meet the team behind Tane no Chikara or Seedbed! Daisuke Kaneko decided to do something about how we will today. He wanted to go back to nature and make sustainable living practices that others can follow and emulate. That is when he started Tane no Chikara, where he can put in the seeds of sustainability, with Yuumi Okuda. They had to move to Awaji, a rural island in Japan, to realise their dream. Michele Bezzi, a passionate advocate of permaculture and nature conservation, found Tane no Chikara through Awaji Youth Federation and started working with them to build earthbag houses, chemical-less agriculture, and composting, creating education programs for students and young professionals in Japan. Being part of the Awaji Youth Federation in 2019, I got the golden opportunity to volunteer at Tane no Chikara, learn from the team, create conversations around SDGs and conduct corporate training modules for Japanese professionals.

  • Yasuka Inoue

    Meet Yasuka who manages the Awaji Kids Garden in Awaji-shi, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. Yasuka founded AKG a few years back and is now the Director of the pre-school which focusses on Nature, Respect for Others, and Fostering Curiousity.

  • Vidyadhar Prabhudesai

    Please welcome Mr. Vidyadhar Prabhudesai! A maker of leaders. Vidyadhar is a versatile professional who started off in the corporate sector but soon realised that his passion lies in empowering people. He founded LeadCap Trust which empowered more than 10 million youth between 2007 and 2012 and LeadCap Ventures which consults for national governments and international institutions like UN, World Economic Forum. He is a Curator of Global Shapers of the World Economic Forum and Fellow of UN and Ford Foundation. An alumnus of Thunderbird and Aegis, he shares board seats on institutions such as International Foundation for Sustainable Peace and Development, Harvard Business Review, Dalham Foundation. He is also a member of Principal Scientific Advisor's Consultative Group, Mentor of Change, NITI Aayog, and Ambassador of Jagriti Yatra.

  • Terrie Lloyd

    Listen about international serial entrepreneurship from the horse's mouth. Terrie Lloyd is the founder of 20 companies, so far! He migrated to Japan in 1983 and hasn't left. He has started companies for selling PCs, magazines, online recruitment agency, tourism, and maybe in the future, fermentation! He is a consultant to some prefectural governments in Japan and has an amazing network of ex-pats in Japan and the world. And his best quality is his humility and accessibility. Listen to know more about how to find and create opportunities in Japan and just understand Japan and the Japanese

  • Suneel Jangir

    Meet Suneel Jangir, an aeronautical engineer turned teacher, who prepares engineers for further education and work options. He has taught around 10,000 engineers in India and has recently started his own ed-tech venture Engenius. This conversation focusses on how most Indian engineering students and engineers think, how the society thinks about Engineers, and what impact it has on engineers' innovation thinking.

  • Srikanth ND

    Meet Srikanth, an executive coach, a podcaster and a corporate leader who intends to “help people unleash their potential”. Srikanth is currently the COO-Tax of KPMG Global Services and based out of Bangalore and has a solid 2 decades of corporate career spanning Strategy and Business growth, Operation Management, Vendor Management, Project/Program Management, Change Management, Coaching/Mentoring. As an executive coach , he uses the coaching structures prescribed by the International Coaching Federation and Positive Intelligence (PQ) frameworks. Srikanth hosts the very successful podcast called “Inspire Someone Today” where he hosts leaders from different walks of life — cricket, journalism, development sector, corporate world and so on. Srikanth and I met virtually during the lockdown and have participated in the PQ eight-week Pod experience as well.

  • Siddhant Chaudhary

    Meet Siddhant Chaudhary, the co-founder of LifePlugin, a unique training and development company which creates weekend events and online courses where participants get to interact in a very personal fashion with trainers and experts on various aspects of personal development. They focus on all aspects of personal development be it mental health or nutrition or increasing productivity or just hacks to improve yourself, but most importantly provide you with a tribe which supports you and encourages you.

  • Sangeeth Varghese

    Meet Sangeeth, the founder and MD of LeadCap Ventures, a strategic consulting firm. Sangeeth Varghese is a globally acknowledged leadership thinker, ranked among the top 10 in 2011, from the Harvard and London School of Economics. He is a personal advisor to 3 prime ministers of the world on matters of leadership and youth development. Varghese is an ambassador of Harvard and listed in the Who's Who in the World, 2012-13. He has consulted for nations from Africa and Asia, institutions like UNO, World Bank, ADB and Fortune 500 corporations like Microsoft, Intel, Unilever and Coca Cola. He was nominated as the Young Global Leader 2010 by the World Economic Forum. He has written hundreds of columns in Fortune, Forbes, the Economic Times and such publications. He is the author of 2 best sellers on leadership, the last one being Open Source Leader published by Penguin. He has worked with the United Nations, the World Economic Forum and many national governments across the world. He was one of my initial mentors in my professional journey. I took an internship at LeadCap Ventures in Bangalore in 2009 which opened my eyes to the opportunities beyond IT engineering.

  • Samarth Pathak

    Please welcome Samarth Pathak, the Communications Officer (South Asia) and Regional Focal Point (Education for Justice Initiative) at UNODC (United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime). Since 2020, he has spearheaded the Lockdown Learners program in India and South Asia under the Education for Justice Initiative. His work experience encompasses public advocacy, content-driven outreach, multilateral diplomatic engagement, youth mobilization on SDGs, community engagement, network-building, management of external and internal communications, institutional brand-building, news production and analysis on issues related to security, human rights and development. Prior to UNODC, he was associated with the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, the Aspen Centre India, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and Reuters Television.

  • Robinder Nath Sachdev

    Meet the foreign relations expert, Mr. Robinder Nath Sachdev. He is an engineer-entrepreneur turned international relations expert and the President of the Imagindia Institute, an independent think tank. Mr. Sachdev was instrumental in the India-US nuclear deal in the late 2000s. He has had more than 3000 mentions in media like the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Guardian, and many more. You can see him at least 2 times in a week on Indian TV channels like Zee News, India TV, etc for commenting on India-US, India-China relations, etc. His new campaign for Live and Let Live suggests a foreign policy that India should employ in today's times.

  • Richard Farkas

    Meet Richard, the CEO of Argonaut, a cross-cultural training and consulting company based out of London and Helsinki. He is an educator working with higher education and corporate training for almost 3 decades now. He currently leads the development of Ed-Tech training solutions for cross-cultural trainings. He is also the host of the Inter Cultural Tool Box podcast, where I had the privilege to be a guest earlier in 2021. This podcast unravels the various nuances of the cultural training and inter-cultural conversations. Richard is a thought leader in bringing cultural knowledge together from around the world.

  • Priyank Sharma

    Priyank is an engineer from NIT Jalandhar, a Masters in Social Work from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, an MPhil from National Institute of Education Planning and Administration, Delhi and most recently, a researcher in education who was supposed to pursue his research studies in the US on side effects of Education systems. But the COVID-19 crisis forced those plans to change and he is currently continuing his research at NIEPA itself. Priyank likes to go into the depth of topics and find out the fundamental reasons for any practice or policy.

  • Pranav Chaturvedi

    Meet Pranav Chaturvedi, an entrepreneur who helps other entrepreneurs build their ventures through a unique Digitisation, Digitalisation and Digital Transformation venture building company called Favcy. I have known Pranav since 2014, when I started working with Pratham Test Prep and Ankit Kapoor. Favcy is a culmination of Pranav’s experiences in building start-ups in the Indian eco-system. Pranav is an alumnus of Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies, Delhi University.

  • Paramjeet Kaur Dhillon

    Meet Paramjeet, the principal of Kamla Nehru Public School, a rural school in Phagwara, Punjab catering to 65 villages. She has been a pioneer in shaping what a modern school can look like. She has been an educator for 4+ decades. A gold medalist in university, she quickly became the Principal at Army Public School, Jalandhar and received commendation card from the Army management, even though she was a civilian, before moving to KNPS Phagwara. Under her brilliant leadership, KNPS is today a Microsoft Showcase School featuring all the latest in technology that can be utilised in such a school setting. KNPS is an ardent supporter of the UN SDGs since 2016 and started a #RiseUp4SDGs campaign connecting with 600+ classrooms in 46 different countries across the world. She has been recognised and awarded by multiple SDG organisations including the United Nations. She is leading the way for rural and smaller private schools in India to enter into this century. She has been training bigger schools in big metro areas now.

  • Pallavi Khanna

    Meet Pallavi Khanna, a certified counselling psychologist from TISS Mumbai, with decades of experience in counselling for various issues related to anxiety (generalized anxiety disorder, OCD, phobias, Social anxiety disorder, psychosomatic disorders), borderline personality disorder, eating disorders, depression, family conflicts, relationship stress, and has worked extensively with students in schools and colleges helping them overcome self-confidence and acceptance related stress, stress of dealing with peers, anxiety during exams and related matters. She has worked for many years with a hospital and has conducted group and individual therapy in psycho-oncology and stress related to chronic ailments. She has delivered lectures, conducted workshops, wrote several newspaper articles, and also established the first counselling centre in Jalandhar in 1995 by the name of Maitri, under the aegis of an NGO. She is a core team member at Sage Advice and a panelist in SN Mentoring.

  • Pallabi Ghosh

    Meet Pallabi Ghosh, a human rights activist specialising in work related to anti-human trafficking activism. She completed her studies from Lady Shree Ram College, Delhi University and then decided to embark on the journey towards Human Rights Activism. She is a UN Woman, is on the board of and is a consultant to many Civic Society Organisations, and has set-up a trust with some renowned philanthropists, journalists and leaders in society. Her work gets featured in media across the world. Her work takes her all across India and the under bellies of our cities and villages. She is an ardent supporter of education and she is a core part of ANNEducation, where I met her and we have been working together ever since.

  • Narendra Joshi

    Meet Mr. Narendra Joshi, an engineer and civil servant of India who works for the Indian Railways. He has been an avid reader of books since a very young age, initially in Hindi and then in English as well. His academic interests are History, Political Science, Philosophy, Literature, Behavioural Economics (human cognitive biases and decision making), Yoga theory and practice (Indian wisdom traditions), New and emerging technologies (socio-cultural/economic/political implications).

  • Micky Chen

    Meet the energetic "simultaneous entrepreneur" Micky Chen who currently manages 3 ventures. She is a techie who runs an e-commerce company for baby products, a corporate gifting venture and most recently a virtual assistant provider. She has lived and worked in the Netherlands, Nepal, China, Taiwan, Ireland, California, and currently Singapore. She works so much that she doesn't find time to rest much, and she loves that.

  • Michele Brezzi

    Meet the team behind Tane no Chikara or Seedbed! Daisuke Kaneko decided to do something about how we will today. He wanted to go back to nature and make sustainable living practices that others can follow and emulate. That is when he started Tane no Chikara, where he can put in the seeds of sustainability, with Yuumi Okuda. They had to move to Awaji, a rural island in Japan, to realise their dream. Michele Bezzi, a passionate advocate of permaculture and nature conservation, found Tane no Chikara through Awaji Youth Federation and started working with them to build earthbag houses, chemical-less agriculture, and composting, creating education programs for students and young professionals in Japan. Being part of the Awaji Youth Federation in 2019, I got the golden opportunity to volunteer at Tane no Chikara, learn from the team, create conversations around SDGs and conduct corporate training modules for Japanese professionals.

  • Jim Bouman

    Meet Jim Bouman, a start-up coach and investor, who is deeply interested in mentoring young start-ups especially from the developing world in Asia and Africa. He is someone who has worked with people from more than 60 countries and he is not even 30 yet! He brings in his very "Dutch straight-forwardness" to conversations and yet, he is very grounded in his multi-cultural sensibility. He managed the office for a Chinese mobile game company in the Netherlands right after college and for the past two and half years he has been an integral part of this unique community of the Awaji Youth Federation on the Island of Awaji in Japan.

  • Harshita Suneja

    Meet Harshita Suneja, a management consultant who has worked in companies like Pricewaterhouse Coopers. She recently completed her MBA from the University of Manchester and is now working in the UK. She is somebody who doesn't give up until she achieves her goals. This discussion is about her indispensable work in an NGO in Delhi. She explains the various aspects of the Social Impact Sector in India and globally.

  • Harpreet Singh Chawla

    Meet Harpreet, a wealth manager and financial literacy advocate currently based out of Chandigarh. Harpreet has worked in multiple functions in his decade long career. He most recently left Amazon India where he worked as a Product Manager. He completed his MBA from IIM Ahemdabad, prior to which he worked in an education startup. After completing his Computer Science Engineering from NIT Jalandhar and worked for Fiserv India. His passion for numbers, patterns and understanding the nature of money generation has now catapulted him into being a full time investor, primarily in the equity markets. He is passionate about increasing people’s financial literacy and has been designing curricula around that. Harpreet is a close friend and the initial phases of our career journeys has been very similar. We have been working together since Aug 2021 towards financial literacy.

  • Emily Bailey

    Meet Emily who teaches at the Awaji Kids Garden in Awaji-shi, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan. AKG was founded a few years back. It is a pre-school which focusses on Nature, Respect for Others, and Fostering Curiousity. Emily is the Head Teacher at AKG and is developing the curriculum for the school and publishing kid's storybooks.

  • Elizabeth Masamune

    Please welcome Ms Elizabeth Masamune, a former diplomat, advisor to governments, companies, universities and non-profits. She is the Senior Managing Director of the Awaji Youth Federation (AYF) in Japan. AYF is a unique place which brings young innovators from around the world in contact with very accomplished mentors who are former diplomats, UN leaders, corporate leaders, entrepreneurs, professors and niche experts. Elizabeth is the recipient of the Public Service Medal by the Australian government. She is a passionate advocate for the power of cultural diversity and developing the next generation of the custodians of our planet. She is a cultural intelligence expert and a wonderful mentor!

  • Dr Raman K Attri

    Please welcome Dr Raman K Attri, an expert on Expertise Acceleration! He is a double doctorate, author of 20 books, corporate training leader and scientist who currently resides in Singapore but has worked in many European countries, the USA and many Asian economies. He has more degrees, diplomas, licenses and certifications than one can comfortably count. He manages the global corporate learning and training programs for KLA-Tencor. He has his own proprietary research and training methodology. Most importantly, he is still the same humble curious engineering student that he has always been hungry to know more. He is an alumnus of NIT Jalandhar from the class of 1994 (erstwhile, REC Punjab) and he has kindly agreed to be on our show as a caring senior! This teachers day episode is special because of him.

  • Dr Navneet Bhullar

    Meet Dr Navneet Bhullar, founder of AGAPP: Action Group Against Plastic Pollution (@agappearth) in Jalandhar, Punjab, India. She divides her time between the US and India. She is activist at heart. She has previously volunteered at Doctors Without Borders. Last year after the lockdown, she could observe more and more plastic being used and could not stand our environment being destroyed by bad plastic waste management and that's when she together with other doctors, counsellors to create AGAPP and start getting to the bottom of the problem and create more awareness.

  • Dr Itishree Mishra

    Please meet Dr Itishree Mishra, one of India's pre-eminent psychometricians. She has completed her studies and research under some of India's pioneering psychologists and educationists such as Prof Vimala Veeraraghavan. She is a gold medalist and PhD from Delhi University and has mentored over 100,000 students in over 2 decades of her work across schools, universities and geographies in India. She has helped set up schools, set up career development centres and processes at various organisations and is regularly featured as an advisor at various research forums in both public and private sectors in India.

  • Dr Arti Anand

    Dr Arti Anand has appeared in Episodes 1 on Depression during Lockdown, 3 on Cyber Bullying and Instagram Bois Locker Case and 4 on Domestic Abuse during Lockdown of the Season 1 of SCM. She explained about mental health, domestic abuse, cyber bullying and the patriachal mindset visible in the Indian society.

  • David W Fingerote

    Meet David, an educator and English language teacher who has spent the last 15+ years living in different parts of Asia's South Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines and Japan, teaching English to young students, corporate professionals and researchers. And, then switching over to managing such organisations which impart English language training for various purposes. He is originally from California, the USA but has made Asia his home. He is truly a global nomad who doesn't shy away from embarking on the next big adventure which calls out to him.

  • Daisuke Kaneko

    Meet the team behind Tane no Chikara or Seedbed! Daisuke Kaneko decided to do something about how we will today. He wanted to go back to nature and make sustainable living practices that others can follow and emulate. That is when he started Tane no Chikara, where he can put in the seeds of sustainability, with Yuumi Okuda. They had to move to Awaji, a rural island in Japan, to realise their dream. Michele Bezzi, a passionate advocate of permaculture and nature conservation, found Tane no Chikara through Awaji Youth Federation and started working with them to build earthbag houses, chemical-less agriculture, and composting, creating education programs for students and young professionals in Japan. Being part of the Awaji Youth Federation in 2019, I got the golden opportunity to volunteer at Tane no Chikara, learn from the team, create conversations around SDGs and conduct corporate training modules for Japanese professionals.

  • Bhakti Devi

    Meet Dr Bhakti Devi, Professor, Rashtram School of Public Leadership & Co Director Centre for Water at Rishihood University. She leads the Jal Fellowship, a program is aimed at creating District based water leaders all across 750 districts of pan India. Dr Bhakti is also Founder of two water impact platforms Jal Smruti and Urban Water Doctor. She has over 30 years of experience in facilitating & implementing water user-led onsite self sufficient water schemes and water sensitive neighbourhoods. With work experience across Australia, New Zealand and India, Dr Bhakti has worked in diverse functions across the value chain of the water system, namely -strategy, policy, planning, capacity building, design and operations. She is also the Founder President of Water Resources Council of WICCI a pan India network of women in businesses and industries — Women’s Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (WICCI). I have worked with her since 2021 on creating water awareness among youth in Punjab through Jal Smruti’s Youth Champions for Local Water Action.

  • Bettina Buchholtz

    Meet Bettina Buchholtz, a college English teacher and inter-cultural communications expert, from Denmark. She has taught hundreds of international students and has devised innovative activities to find a way to their minds. Over the years, she has observed international students, especially from the Indian sub-continent, and how their lives change when they decide to move abroad for education and work.

  • Ashish Rana

    Ashish Rana, a social tech entrepreneur, explains the need for better communication requirements between the government and its citizens and has a way in which this can be achieved. He appeared in Episode 2 of Season 1 to discuss how Technology can be used for Social Good Ashish is a computer engineer from NIT Jalandhar, who has in the past worked with companies like MakeMyTrip.com. His social entrepreneurship idea of Qbila has been incubated by IIM Ahemdabad and was presented at Harvard University. His new venture Universal Native intends to re-launch Qbila and create other such services which can help in democratising the access to information.

  • Anurag Bhandari

    Meet Anurag Bhandari, a technology architect who has led teams for companies like Accenture and Sapient. He also co-founded a start-up in the US which helped provide college graduates with industry-level tech skills. He is working on many projects but the one close to his heart is creating a platform for involving young professionals to contribute to use Tech for Good.

  • Ankit Kapoor

    Meet Ankit Kapoor, the Director of Pratham Education and IIFM, New Delhi. The company is a leader of non-science undergraduate test-prep in the Delhi NCR market. He has led the company for the past 12 years and teaching more than 80,000 students and consistently getting the best results in the industry. He is a through and through management guy, doing his BBA from Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies, DU and MBA from IMT Ghaziabad. He has been shaping his company into an ed-tech company for the past 5 years now.

  • Ankit Chhabra

    Meet Ankit Chhabra , a development sector professional, educator, innovator, lifelong learner and a core team member of the Sanjhi Sikhiya movement in Punjab. After finishing his Bachelors in Civil Engineering from NIT Nagpur, he went on to do his Masters at IISc (Indian Institute of Science) researching on sustainable cement but that didn't interest him and after a short stint in developing highway bridges in the Himalayas, he went on to teach in rural Rajasthan which proved to be a turning point in his professional journey. Since then he has been involved in the development sector and has worked with the Future Group, Indus Action, TAP India until he worked on curating Sanjhi Sikhiya or Collective Learning in Punjab. Sanjhi Sikhiya's flagship program, Punjab Young Leaders Program or PYLP is helping build community based, decentralised, locally empowered structures to change India's rural development story. They have started with education and currently working in 2 districts in Punjab's Fatehgarh Sahib and Patiala impacting hundreds of government schools and villages. They have recently hired their 3rd cohort of fellows.

  • Amandeep Rajgotra

    Meet the lawyer turned educator and legal activist Amandeep Rajgotra, who is a published author of books on Legal Reasoning. He loves the mountains and reading legal Acts. A passionate advocate of human rights, equality, and nature conservation, Amandeep has been involved in some social impact projects and is currently working on a community model for creating impact by allowing professionals to contribute their talents on a pro-bono basis to make socially relevant projects become real.

  • Aditya Mallya

    Meet Aditya Mallya, the City Director for Mumbai at Teach for India (TFI). He has been serving at TFI since 2016. But before that he was a chemical engineer from NIT Jalandhar, worked in ITC FMCG manufacturing, then went on to finish his MBA from ISB Hyderabad and ended up becoming a consultant at Deloitte for almost 3 years. But curiosity and an urgent need to create impact, especially in education, drew him towards TFI.

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