Laxmi Aggarwal is not a lesser known name, she is a leading figure for the "Stop Acid Attacks" group in India.
She is the director of Chhanv Foundation, an NGO (nongovernmental organization) that helps people who are able to keep living or succeeding in spite of acid attacks in India
Laxmi Aggarwal is the face of a new campaign called Stop Acid Attacks, which seeks to bring together survivors of acid attacks, educate people about the abuse and push the government for long-term medical treatment for victims.
She received a 2014 International Women of Courage award by US First Lady Michelle Obama. She was also chosen as the NDTV Indian of the Year.
An International Motivational Speaker, Author, Educationist, Business Consultant and Successful Entrepreneur, Dr. Pawan Agrawal is the Founder & President of Kamalabai Educational and Charitable Trust, Mumbai.
He has given several talks around India, as well as in various countries in Asia and Africa and beyond the Pacific in the United States and the United Kingdom. His 30 years of research, understanding and experience have helped people on the path of personal growth and organizational fulfilment.
In the year 2001, while he was pursuing his Doctorate for the topic "A Study & Logistics & Supply Chain Management of Dabbawala in Mumbai", he had approached the Dabbawala’s (Mr. Raghunath and Mr. Gangaram).
Dr. Pawan Agrawal has been involved in the world of dabbawalas ever since and works on an honorary basis to make presentations. He has been authorised by Dabbawalas to present their work in front of the audiences in English.
Outside India he has been invited to unleash the magic of Dabbawala to organisations such as: YPO members in Kenya, YPO members in Nigeria, British Telecommunication and global services in London and First Source Solutions Ltd. In London.
Dr. Prasanta Banerji, Founder and Director, Prasanta Banerji Homeopathic Research Foundation, is renowned for establishing "The Banerji Protocols" of treatment.
He made this form of treatment easy to learn and practice that allowed replicability in science. It is due to his individual efforts in this respect, that the modern scientific establishments have recognized and accepted "The Banerji Protocols" of treatment using ultra dilutional medicines into mainstream healthcare.
He has attended many seminars in London, Germany etc. and is specialized in treating critical diseases like cancer, brain tumor, renal failure etc.
Dr. Prasanta Banerji has been an Honorary Advisor to the Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India, as a member of a key advisory group of experts, and also of an apex committee. He has also been a Member of the Program Advisory Committee for the National Cancer Control Programme of the Government of India's Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
Dr. Guleria became the first Indian to get a Doctorate of Medicine in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. He has done pioneering work on respiratory muscle functions, lung cancer, asthma and COPD and has more than 400 publications in international and national journals.
He joined AIIMS in 1992 as an assistant professor in the department of medicine. Over last 23 years, he has served several positions in the institute. Lately, he has been appointed as the Director of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) by the Appointment Committee of the Cabinet headed by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.
For over three decades, Dr. Guleria served as personal physician to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
He has also been awarded with the Padma Shri in 2015 by the President of India. He is associated with the World Health Organization (WHO) as a member of its Scientific Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) on immunization and influenza vaccination.
Dr. Narendra S. Bhatt, M. D. Ayu. & B. Sc. from the University of Bombay has 40 years of experience in Teaching, Clinical, Research and Pharmaceutical. He established CRIA Care with a view to share his enriched familiarity in the field of pharmaceutical (Ayurvedic) industry and corporate health care.
Dr. Bhatt has represented Ayurveda on several international delegations on behalf of the union government. He was a member of the Core Group for a project on Indigenous Knowledge for Health under Global Research Alliance funded by the World Bank.
He at present is Adjunct Professor & Director for Research to College of Ayurveda, Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune. He is also Visiting Scientist & National Professor at Haffkine Research Institute, Mumbai. He has been on the ‘Board of Studies, Faculty of Ayurveda in University of Bombay and has served on expert committees of several other organizations.
He is closely associated as a President with Indian Association for the study of Traditional Asian Medicine [IASTAM], Ayurvedic Drug Manufacturers Association [ADMA] and several others.
Dr. Narendra Bhatt is honored with an ‘International Award’ & four ‘National Awards’.
Harish Iyer is a well-known equal rights activist who works for a number of socio-cultural issues. He is widely appreciated for his contribution to campaigns that support the interests of the LGBT community, women, children, and survivors of Child Sexual Abuse (CSA).
He is the recipient of the CNN Zindagi Live award for his work in the field of Child Sexual Abuse awareness and was also honored with the Bharat Petroleum - Energizing Bharat award for his work for Women Empowerment.
His name is also in the list of “Guardian's World Pride Power list”, a list of 100 most influential LGBTIQ people in the world that includes Ellen De Generes, Ricky Martin, Elton John, Ellen Page, Sir Ian Mckellen and many more.
He is also a columnist with DNA, FirstPost and TheQuint.com and have authored articles for over a dozen publications ranging from The Times of India to The Wall Street Journal.
The list of his remarkable work doesn’t attend here, he is also known as a Motivational Speaker, whose name is listed as one of the 10 fieriest motivational speakers in India.
A partner at the IP boutique firm K & S Partners, Latha R. Nair specialized on geographical indications in India.
She received her Honors degree in Bachelor of Arts and Law from the National Law School of India University at Bangalore in 1994. Apart from handling matters relating to protection and enforcement of trademarks and copyrights, she is actively involved in advising clients on TRIPS related issues, protection of geographical indications in India and abroad, domain name disputes and intellectual property aspects of the entertainment industry and the Internet. In particular, she has been advising the Government of India in the protection of various geographical indications including Basmati and Darjeeling.
Prior to joining the firm in 1998, she worked as a litigator and as an in-house counsel for a telecommunication company in India. She also actively represents the interests of certain foreign geographical indications such as Champagne, Scotch whisky and Cognac in India.
Latha R. Nair has served as Vice Chair to the Publications Committee, INTA for the term 2014-2015. Also Co-authored ‘Geographical Indications: A search for identity' by Lexis Nexis Butterworths 2005. And even bagged Traveling Fellowship Award, 2005 by ITechlaw Association.
Vishnumohan leads the Firm’s copyright team with more than 15 years of legal experience. His practice also focuses on contentious and non-contentious trademark work, including prosecution, oppositions, cancellations and appeals before the Trade Marks Office and Intellectual Property Appellate Board. He has developed and implemented enforcement strategies, facilitated complex negotiations and successfully argued several opposition/cancellation cases and appeals for clients across a diverse spectrum of trade and industry. He also advises clients on emerging technologies, social media and internet issues with a focus on intellectual property and compliance mechanisms.
He has authored several articles and frequently delivers presentations on varied IP subjects at forums in India and overseas.
Vishnumohan is a member of the IP committee of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI). Previously, he has served on the Asia-Pacific sub-committee of INTA’s (International Trade Mark Association) Amicus committee.
He has bachelor’s degrees in law and French as well as a master's degree in business law.
Renuka Singh is an associate professor at the Jawaharlal Nehru University and also the Director of Tushita Mahayana Meditation Centre, New Delhi. For the last twenty-five years, she has been working in the field of gender studies and has also worked with several non-governmental organizations, and at the Women’s Studies Centre, Delhi University.
She has been a Research Fellow at the Centre for Cross-Cultural Research on Women at Oxford University and UGC Senior Scientist at JNU. Renuka Singh is the author of The Womb of Mind (1990), Women Reborn (1997) and has co-authored Growing up in Rural India (1989). She has compiled and edited The Path to Tranquility (1998), The Transformed Mind (1999) and The Little Book of Buddhism (2000). These books have been published in several languages.
She has a doctorate in Sociology from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Aza Fashions is one of India’s most respected chain of multi-designer stores and with the robust digital strategies of Devangi Nishar – MBA graduate from Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, AZA showed its presence online with the launch of azafashions.com - Aza’s global ecommerce portal for Indian designer wear, which now carries over 150 designers.
As creative director of Aza, Devangi has also rapidly scaled its social media presence, creating and implementing a digital marketing plan, and raising brand awareness through designer collaborations and PR activities.
AZA e – commerce store was launched in 2015, as a global web platform to offer the clients the best of the designer wear. No doubt, Devangi Nishar has surely delighted the people with her innovative entrepreneurship and marketing strategies.
She has done her Bachelor’s in entrepreneurship from Cornell University.
I believe I am a passionate entrepreneur as my business idea for Threads & Shirts came out of a solution to a simple problem " How to get the perfect fit in corporate clothing" which helped me redefine made to measure from a traditional concept to a modernist one. My main challenges that I faced while starting this business were switching from a finance background into made to measure.
I have a finance and banking background as I have my bachelors in Banking and Insurance (BBI) and then a master in management. As I was working in the investment banking field I realized there was a dearth of affordable bespoke and made to measure formal clothing in the corporate world. That's how I started Threads & Shirts to provide luxurious handcrafted shirts for an affordable price. Being a hardcore finance junkie I shifted from the banking and insurance background into something I felt more passionate about which was handcrafted shirt making.
Brian Silas mastered Piano at a very young age. Despite a strong insistence from his parents, Brian kept himself away from any formal training in music. All his learning came by himself, relentlessly playing on the keys of piano. His mastery in the instrument has earned him fame and accolades from audiences in India and abroad.
With his instrumental tracks, Brian is known to evoke the nostalgia of eminent music directors like Khayyam, Salil Chowdhary, O.P.Nayyar, S.D. Burman and Madan Mohan. Till date he has released over twenty albums, all very much appreciated and loved by his fans.
Children have a special place in Brian's heart and he is associated with "Tamana" an organization for special children. "Palna" is another such organization to which he has contributed with his music. Children at "Prayaas", a home for the homeless, have had Brian performing for their fund raisers.
Brian was the first artist who had an instrumental music program on the piano as a weekly serial on the leading TV channel Sahara TV.