28th April 2019
Dr Srimathy Kesan
What does it take to break the boundaries & launch the lightest satellite in the world?
Dr Srimathy Kesan is a visionary. Founder and CEO SpaceKidz India. Students from SpaceKiz designed Kalamsat - the world’s lightest satellite ever to be placed in orbit! Dr. Kesan has inspired thousands of students to pursue their space dreams regardless of their field of education, social status, and geographic location. She recently launched the first ever 3D printed femto satellite on a NASA’s Terrier Orion rocket into Suborbit. Dr Kesan will talk about her vision & redefining space dreams for Indian kids.
Can you turn poachers to protectors?
Bhau Katdhare is a reformer. Founder of Sahayadri Nisarg Mitra, Bhau has been instrumental in conserving vultures & turtles in Maharashtra. Bhau comes from a very humble background with no background in conservation but that did not stop him from mobilising villages & the government to conserve endangered species. Bhau will talk about changing mindsets to truly protect our nature in his talk.
What does it take for a young girl from a conservative background to dream big and become a football star?
Gulafsha Ansari is a rule breaker. At 22, she is a leading footballer in India encouraging girls from poor background to learn life skills through football. Gulafsha will talk about her journey of breaking stereotypes & redefining a girl’s boundaries.
Can you break the mould & go from techie to a farmer?
Venkat Iyer is a believer. Doing what each of us secretly dream of, Venkat Iyer went from being a manager in an IT firm to a successful self-trained farmer. Venkat will talk about his adventures of choosing to grow moong over designing microchips
How can you open up a local artisan market to the world?
Megha Gupta is a game-changer. The founder of DharaviMarket.com, Megha has made sure that this e-commerce initiative provides the local, skilled craftsmen and artisans direct access to local and global markets. She will talk about changing the lives of local artisans & preserving age-old art through technology.
Baburao Laad Saheb
Do you believe in real heroes?
Baburao Laad Saheb is your everyday behind the scenes hero. A director, painter, actor, producer, mentor, cameraman, photographer, and coach, Baburao has been training actors over 25 years free of charge. He will talk about his journey of making Bollywood dreams come true.
Can we learn humanity from dogs?
Shirin Merchant is a canine evangelist. Found of Canines Can Care, Shirin is dedicated towards canine training & counselling. She advocates the role of dogs in our society and will talk about her experiences with dogs which will change your view of the man’s best friend.
Could Cinderella’s shoes have been made in Dharavi?
Jameel Shah is dream chaser. As a successful celebrity shoemaker, Shah who creates designer shoes with locally procured materials through his venture Shah Shoes. Today, many Bollywood biggies are his loyal clients. Shah will walk us through his life & setting up a shoe empire from scratch.