Arun Shourie is a renowned Indian economists, journalist, author and politician. He is a great statesman of India and never held back to serve the motherland or to come with constructive criticism to the government when it is necessary.
Born in 1941, Arun Shourie has worked as an economist with the World Bank and consultant to the Planning Commission of India. He is a recipient of the Ramon Magsaysay Award and Padma Bhushan.
He is further conferred with many awards and accolades such as Dadabhai Naoroji Award, Astor Award, International Editor of the Year Award and The Freedom to Publish Award.
He has successfully written 16 books including A Secular Agenda, Indian Controversies, Missionaries in India, Eminent Historians and Harvesting Our Souls.
He studied at Modern School, Barakhamba and graduated in Economics from St. Stephen's College, Delhi University.
Arun Shourie obtained his doctorate in Economics from Syracuse University in the United States.
Satyadev Pachauri is an Indian politician and Minister of Khadi, Village Industries, Sericulture, Textile, Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises and Export Promotion in the Government of Uttar Pradesh. He is a member of Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly from Govind Nagar constituency of Kanpur.
He completed M.Sc. in Chemistry from VSSD College and during that time he was elected as The Student President. He started his political career in 1967 with Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad. In 1991 he was elected to Assembly first time from Arya Nagar constituency of Kanpur Nagar district.
Presently since March 2017, he is operating as cabinet Minister in the Uttar Pradesh Government
Rama Subramaniam Gandhi is a former Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India. R. Gandhi looks after Inter Alliance Banking Operations & Development, Risk Monitoring, Supervision of NBFCs and Urban Cooperative Banks, Information Technology, Legal Matters and Expenditure & Budgetary Control. He has also been an Executive Director of RBI and a Director of the IDRBT.
He has expertise in diverse fields such as Currency Management, International Banking, Derivatives, Payment Systems, Information Technology, Human Resources Management and regulation of Financial Markets (Money, Securities, Forex and Capital Markets).
He obtained his post-graduation in Economics from the Annamalai University. He also possess post graduate level qualifications in Capital Markets and Management Information System from The American University and the City University of New York. He has studied Mathematical Economics and Econometrics from various universities, besides having proficiency in Computer Networking and Systems Programming.
A three time National Award winner, Rajat Kapoor is a well-known for his work in both parallel and commercial cinema.
Rajat Kapoor is a complete artist. He is a prominent actor, writer and director. He is among few Indian, who enjoys success in all three departments of filmmaking.
He has acted in many successful films like Dil Chahta Hai, Monsoon Wedding, Corporate and Bheja Fry.
Apart from the big screens, he is also a regular face over smaller screens.
He completed his acting from Film and Television Institute of India.
India’s first film Raja Harishchandra was released over a hundred years ago and since then our cinema and its facets have evolved. From feeble to fabulous heroines in Indian cinema only had one objective, to sing and dance. However there are some actresses who have done justice to their talent and have broken glass ceilings.
One such name is Nandita Das, an actress par excellence, an award winning director and an activist. The first Indian to get into International Women’s Forum’s hall of fame.
She has done her Masters in Social Work from the University of Delhi and continues to advocate issues of social justice and human rights.
This versatile actress started her debut in Bollywood with a courageous and one of the most experimental movies of our times, Dev-d. She with gifted and intense acting skills had carved her niche in Bollywood. The vibrant actress sure has left an impression with every on-screen presence. By launching her own theatre company, “Little Productions” she will soon turn to play a director too.
She also writes poetry but her first love remains theatre. Her notable plays include Colour Blind, Skeleton Woman, Trivial Disasters, The Real Inspector Hound, Hair and Hamlet, the Clown Prince.
She studied drama and theatre in Goldsmiths, University of London
Along with bagging Film fare Award for Best Supporting Actress, she has also received Special Jury Award at the 63rd National Film Awards for her performance in 'Margarita, With a Straw'.
Born in Delhi, Ripu Daman Handa came into limelight after winning the reality show MasterChef India Season 3. He shot to fame in no time as he became the youngest chef to win the title.
Hailing from a food-loving family, Ripu Daman has an extensive knowledge about nutritional facts, because of which, his dishes had been appreciated by all, he specializes in Italian and Indian style of cooking.
Ripu Daman continued impressing the world with his cookery skills on the shows “Snack Attack” and “FirangiTwist”, aired on Zee Khana Khazana. Not only the elders, but also the youngsters enjoyed watching him prepare the food, since his shows included yummy yet healthy options of food with an international twist
He became a restaurateur with his first Italian restaurant MACCHIATO, in Vashi, Mumbai.
Versatile artist Varun Grover is an Indian stand-up comedian, Screenwriter and lyricist who shot to fame and came under limelight after writing a song called "O Womaniya" for the Bollywood movie "Gangs of Wasseypur".
A rare combination of intellectual prowess and sensitive literary clairvoyance, Varun Grover is one of those multi-talented personalities whose strength is in being able to grab multiple avenues of creativity and spin them into success.
He is a writer who has been able to deliver critically acclaimed screenplays and a lyricist who has created the most-heart-touching words to beautiful music and last but not the least, a stand-up comedian who has his audiences in splits without much effort.
His body of work has earned him multiple prestigious awards and even more nominations at national as well as international level. The young writer has always been wary of following the conventional path and continues to wow us with his off-beat points As a stand-up comedian, his humor is straight, suitable for all age groups, with great punch-lines and terrific comic timing.
Deepa Malik, a Sports Star was born in 2016, Rio Paralympics, whose name has become a household name in India. She not only won Silver Medal in Paralympics in 2016, but also won many hearts. She truly deserves our salute for representing our country and marked 2016 as an eventful year in the history of India as far as Sports is concerned.
Since the late 90’s, Deepa Malik is on wheel chair and with a Spinal Tumor and 31 Surgeries, she made it to the Summer Paralympics and even earned a silver medal for Shot put. With this, she became the first Indian woman to win a Medal at the Paralympics.
She was previously honored with the Arjuna award in 2012, at the age of 42 yrs. She has also been conferred with the prestigious Padma Shri award in 2017. She has won 58 national & 18 International medals across all disciplines till date.
She is also associated with Himalayan Motorsports Association (H.M.A.) and Federation of Motor Sports Clubs of India (F.M.S.C.I.)
Rajdeep Dilip Sardesai is one of the most famous and eminent journalist of India. He is a jewel of Indian journalism who will never tarnish. He has been in the media for a very long time and is recognized for maintaining dignity and neutrality in news and social issues.
In his decade long career, he has worked for “The Times of India”,”NDTV”, CNN-IBN and “India Today”. He is well known for coverage of the 2002 Gujrat riots and coverage of the 2014 Indian General Election.
Mr. Sardesai started his journalism with The Times of India. He entered Television Journalism in 1994 as political editor of NDTV and hosted popular shows like The Big Fight. He started his own company, Global Broadcast News in 2005 with collaboration with other media houses, it becomes CNN-IBN, where he served as the editor-in-chief.
Currently, he is a consulting editor with India Today Group and anchors a prime-time show, India Today. He has deep expertise and understanding of national politics.
Rajdeep Sardesai has been conferred with many awards and recognitions. The most notable; Padma Shri in 2008, The International Broadcasters award for coverage of the 2002 Gujrat riots, Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Award for 2006 and The Asian television Award for talk show presentation.
Anshu Gupta – a man behind coming up with the initiatives to work on the basic need of clothing.
Gupta’s Goonj works in 21 states across India in disaster relief, humanitarian aid and community development. Goonj developed a working system, the Cloth for Work program, which initiates village-level development activities and rewards communities for their labour, allowing them to preserve their dignity.
He holds a Masters in economics, and a double major in journalism and mass communications. As a graduate student he travelled to Uttarkashi in North India in 1991 to help with relief efforts after a devastating earthquake in the region. This was his first real exposure to the scale of problems of India’s rural masses.
In 2012, Goonj was chosen by NASA and the US state department as a "Game Changing Innovation" and in the same year, Forbes magazine listed Gupta as one of India's most powerful rural entrepreneurs.