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VIKASH DAS

SOCIAL ENTERPRENEUR

Vikash has established the Vat Vrikshya project which aims at providing the tribals of Odisha with a livelihood through participatory action and entrepreneurship without having to compromise on their culture. Till date, this enterprise has been successful in aiding hundreds of families. A Master’s degree in software engineering and a glittering career at IBM couldn’t quench his strong desire to bring about a change in the lives of the tribal community in India. Vikash Das has overcome the hurdles imposed by following an unconventional career to promote a social cause and made his journey from the crossings an enriching one.

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NIKHIL CHANDWANI

AUTHOR | PROFESSOR | DIRECTOR

Often referred by the media houses as the "Man of Letters", Dr. Nikhil has authored 6 New York times best-selling novels. Combining four different disciplines- Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Literature and Filmmaking, he has re-defined the word 'idol'. Founder and CEO of The Walnut School of Ideas, he is a successful entrepreneur who runs two firms which are revolutionising ed-tech business in South Asia. He is a proud recipient of several awards and honours like 'Global Indian of the year 2014', 'UK writers' Honour' , 'American Literacy Honour' ,and 'National Award' from Govt. of India to boast a few. He didn't let the need of a so called degree overshadow his dreams and chose the path labeled unconventional solely because he trusted his intuitions.

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RAMA VAIDYANATHAN

BHARATANATYAM EXPONENT

Rama Vaidyanathan is not only a leading exponent of Bharatanatyam, but also an innovator- painting the sheer intricacies of movement with beauty. She is the proud recipient of numerous honors, including the prestigious 'Kalaai Maamani' award, Sanskriti award, 'Jewel of India' title, 'Natya Bhairavi' and many more. She has trained intensively under the legendary dancer Yamini Krishnamurthy and the renowned Guru Saroja Vaidyanathan. She has evolved her own individual style without forsaking the core principles of Bharata Natyam. Breaking the barriers that overshadow the flow of art from one generation to another, and eventually building the legacy of art over a strong foundation is the true purpose of her endeavors.

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NITASHA BISWAS

MISS TRANSQUEEN INDIA 2017

The stigma that surrounds gender dysphoria in our society takes a toll on the daily lives of the people belonging to the transgender community. It takes remarkable strength and courage to stand up to the judgmental eyes of the narrow minded society. Nitasha Biswas, a Trans woman hailing from Kolkata who is also the first Miss Trans Queen India 2017 is an inspiration to Trans people all over India who aspire to overcome all challenges they face upon undergoing the transformation. The 26 year-old, is currently pursuing Masters in Business Management, has pitched for the safety and betterment of the transgender community, having successfully overcome all her struggles and barriers that she faced through every step of the way.

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MR. ASHISH ARORA

EDUCATIONALIST

Mr. Ashish Arora is an educationist par excellence, famous for his innovative methods to make the dreaded subject like physics a favourite for his students. He is a staunch believer that strategy will compensate for talent but talent will never compensate for strategy. Infact his take on talent is quite new. He says talent isn’t something innate but built by iteration. Going to break the age old myth that people are born gifted underlining/highlighting the importance of sheer persistence and hard work.










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Stalk me or something?
-William Shakespeare

Aditya Vikram Shrivastava
Organizer
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Just water in my bucket list.

Pracarsh Rastogi
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Venus rotates clockwise

Anchal Choudhary
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I started with nothing, and I still have most of it

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Aur Batao?

Anusha Jain
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Schizophrenic, taken by time

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It's funny how world works.

Astha Mary John
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Ad Astra Per Aspera

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The Kingpin

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End is a myth, start is not

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Forever is composed of nows...

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Not all those who wander are lost

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Me Siento bendecida

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