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Arunachalam Muruganantham: The first man to wear a sanitary napkin
 
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http://inktalks.com In under 12 minutes, listen to the fascinating journey of a workshop helper - from being rejected by the same women whose lives he wanted to change - to now gearing up to create jobs for a million women. Note: This talk is available with English subtitles. Click the CC button on player to view the talk with subtitles. ABOUT INK: INKtalks are personal narratives that get straight to the heart of issues in 18 minutes or less. We are committed to capturing and sharing breakthrough ideas, inspiring stories and surprising perspectives--for free! Watch an INKtalk and meet the people who are designing the future--now. http://INKtalks.com ABOUT ARUNACHALAM MURUGANANTHAM : http://www.inktalks.com/people/arunachalam-muruganantham Subtitling credits : Poornima Shankar, Nandini Ashok ,Vaibhav Mathur
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Varun Agarwal: From failing in engineering to co-founding a million-dollar company
 
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http://inktalks.com In a world where everyone around us want us to "think" and follow the conventional route to success, INK Fellow Varun Agarwal shares a very different mantra of success -- "Don't think." Watch as Varun shares his fascinating story of starting India's largest college merchandise company and becoming a bestselling author, while braving a certain 'Anu Aunty'. ABOUT INK: INKtalks are personal narratives that get straight to the heart of issues in 18 minutes or less. We are committed to capturing and sharing breakthrough ideas, inspiring stories and surprising perspectives--for free! Watch an INKtalk and meet the people who are designing the future--now. http://INKtalks.com ABOUT VARUN AGARWAL: Varun Agarwal is a 25 years old filmmaker, entrepreneur and a bestselling author. He is the co-founder of Alma Mater, India's biggest college apparel/memorabilia company, author of bestseller 'How I braved Anu Aunty & Co-founded A Million Dollar Company', and also the co-founder of Reticular, a social media marketing firm. The pursuit of his interests brought about collaborations with A.R. Rahman, Preity Zinta, and many others. More Info: http://www.varunagarwal.in/
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Arunima Sinha: On top of the world
 
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http://inktalks.com In April 2011, Arunima Sinha, a national level volleyball player, was thrown out of a running train by robbers who were after her gold chain. Her left leg crushed by the passing trains had to be amputated. This did not stop her from dreaming the impossible, on May 21st, 2013, Arunima summited Mount Everest. Watch as she takes us along on her journey in this passionate talk. Please Note: This talk is available with English subtitles. Please enable YouTube Captions if the subtitles are not appearing. ABOUT INK: INKtalks are personal narratives that get straight to the heart of issues in 18 minutes or less. We are committed to capturing and sharing breakthrough ideas, inspiring stories and surprising perspectives--for free! Watch an INKtalk and meet the people who are designing the future--now. Connect with us: http://inktalks.com http://facebook.com/inktalks http://twitter.com/inktalks ABOUT ARUNIMA SINHA: Arunima is a former national level volleyball player who was thrown off a moving train in 2011. In order to save her life, the doctors had to amputate part of her left leg. In light of this event, Arunima became inspired by Yuvarj Singh, an international cricket player who successfully won his battle with cancer. As such, she was determined to climb Mount Everest. In 2013, Arunima became the first female amputee (and the first Indian amputee) to make the climb. Arunima then went on to be the first female amputee to climb Mt. Kilamanjaro in Africa and Mt. Elbrus in Europe. She has been honoured with numerous awards and recognitions. Currently she is busy planning to open a sports academy for underprivileged and physically disabled children. Subtitling credits: Vaibhav Mathur
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Kenneth Sebastian: Crowd-sourcing lyrics at INK2014
 
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http://inktalks.com India’s rising stand-up comedy star Kenneth Sebastian lightens up the day at INK2014 with an improvised song with lyrics contributed by the audience. ABOUT INK: INKtalks are personal narratives that get straight to the heart of issues in 18 minutes or less. We are committed to capturing and sharing breakthrough ideas, inspiring stories and surprising perspectives--for free! Watch an INKtalk and meet the people who are designing the future--now. Connect with us: http://inktalks.com http://facebook.com/inktalks http://twitter.com/inktalks ABOUT KENNETH SEBASTIAN: Born and raised across different cities in India, Kenneth Sebastian is a musician, filmmaker and one of India’s most popular stand-up comedians. Having performed all over the country with comics such as Vir Das, Phil Nichol (UK), Scott Capurro (UK), Raj Sharma (US, HBO), Imran Yusuf (UK), Tanmay Bhat and many more, today Kenneth has done over 300 solo shows, is soon releasing a solo stand-up special, and working on hosting a TV show on Comedy Central. He also regularly performs at The Canvas Laugh Club and The Comedy Store and is actively involved with Bangalore based comedy group ‘The Polished Bottoms.’ Earlier this year, he started an improvisational comedy ensemble ‘The Improvisers,' which is one of the highest rated improve groups in the country and now plans to take over the world by spreading laughter.
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Shubhendu Sharma: Stop making lawns, plant a forest!
 
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http://inktalks.com Shubhendu Sharma imagines a future for cities where plucking a fruit from a tree will be easier than buying it from the supermarket. At his start-up Afforestt, Sharma creates 100-year-old forests in 10 years. Within 2 years you have a flourishing self-sustaining forest growing right in your backyard, and 30 times more oxygen. ABOUT INK: INKtalks are personal narratives that get straight to the heart of issues in 18 minutes or less. We are committed to capturing and sharing breakthrough ideas, inspiring stories and surprising perspectives--for free! Watch an INKtalk and meet the people who are designing the future--now. http://INKtalks.com ABOUT SHUBHENDU SHARMA: Shubhendu Sharma, an industry experienced Industrial Engineer turned Eco Entrepreneur, is the Founder/Director of Afforestt, a company which creates urban forests. Developed on world's best afforestation methodology from Japan, backed by robust management, intensive research and cutting edge technologies, Afforestt creates a 100 years old natural forest in just 10 years.
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Devdutt Pattanaik: What Makes us Valuable?
 
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http://inktalks.com In an insightful talk, mythologist Devdutt Pattanaik makes a charming connect, establishing how the four purusharthas - artha, kama, dharma, moksha – of Hinduism provide a framework to the order of the universe, centred around value creation for the self and other. Talk recorded at ‘INK2018: Billionaires of Moments’, held in Hyderabad ABOUT DEVDUTT PATTANAIK: Devdutt Pattanaik writes on the relevance of mythology in modern times, especially in areas of management, governance and leadership. Trained in medicine, he worked for 15 years in healthcare and pharma industries before focussing on his passion full time. He has authored 30 books and 600 columns, including bestsellers such as My Gita, Jaya, Sita, Business Sutra and the 7 Secret Series. He was a speaker at TEDIndia 2009 and spoke on Myths that Mystify, East versus West. His TV shows include Business Sutra on CNBC-TV18 and Devlok on Epic TV. He consults organisations on culture, diversity and leadership, and various television channels and filmmakers on storytelling. ABOUT INK: INKtalks is committed to capturing and sharing breakthrough ideas, inspiring stories and surprising perspectives – across diverse fields! Personal narratives that hit straight to the heart in 18 minutes or less. Connect with us: http://inktalks.com http://facebook.com/inktalks http://twitter.com/inktalks http://instagram.com/inktalks
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Josh Radnor: Fame’s lesson plan
 
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http://inktalks.com With wry humor and surprising vulnerability, celebrity Josh Radnor relays how sudden fame first multiplied his insecurities, then showed him a pathway to overcome them. Making light of the “perfectly designed pride-reduction technology” of the Internet, Josh turns serious when he reflects on the profound effects that each of us have on each other and on our own audiences. With quiet conviction, he urges us all to be “contagiously good” with kindness, compassion, and forgiveness. ABOUT INK: INKtalks are personal narratives that get straight to the heart of issues in 18 minutes or less. We are committed to capturing and sharing breakthrough ideas, inspiring stories and surprising perspectives--for free! Watch an INKtalk and meet the people who are designing the future--now. Connect with us: http://inktalks.com http://facebook.com/inktalks http://twitter.com/inktalks ABOUT JOSH RADNOR: Josh Radnor is perhaps best known for his role as Ted, the central character on CBS's Emmy-nominated comedy HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER which ended its nine-season run in March 2014, but Radnor's talents extend beyond acting, and he has quickly established himself as both a gifted writer and director. He has written, directed and starred in two feature films. His most recent, LIBERAL ARTS, in which he co-starred alongside Elizabeth Olsen, Richard Jenkins and Allison Janney, premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and was released by IFC that fall. His first feature film, HAPPTHANKYOUMOREPLEASE, debuted at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award for Favorite U.S. Drama. The film was released in March 2011 by Anchor Bay. Radnor can next be seen playing a morphine-addicted surgeon in the new PBS Civil War hospital drama, MERCY STREET, premiering in January of 2016. He was last seen on Broadway starring in DISGRACED, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Ayad Akhtar which received a 2015 Tony nomination for Best Play. In 2013, he starred in Jill Soloway’s AFTERNOON DELIGHT co-starring Kathryn Hahn and Juno Temple. The film premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, where Soloway won the U.S. Dramatic Directing Award. In addition to film and television, Radnor first starred on Broadway as the title character in THE GRADUATE opposite Kathleen Turner and Alicia Silverstone. Off-Broadway and regionally, he has appeared at the Manhattan Theater Club, The Vineyard Theater, and Baltimore Center Stage, among others. In Los Angeles, he originated the roles of “Young Sandy” and “Sam” in the Ovation Award-winning world premiere production of Jon Robin Baitz's THE PARIS LETTER at the Kirk Douglas Theater. Two summers ago appeared in New York Stage and Film’s world premiere production of Richard Greenberg’s THE BABYLON LINE, directed by Terry Kinney. His television credits include guest appearances on ER, SIX FEET UNDER, JUDGING AMY, and LAW & ORDER among others. He was a series regular on ABC's THE COURT starring Sally Field. He made his film debut in the original teen spoof, NOT ANOTHER TEEN MOVIE. Radnor has had several articles published in the Los Angeles Times Magazine. He has also written for The Rumpus, Guilt and Pleasure Magazine, Moviemaker Magazine, Indiewire, and The Huffington Post. A native of Columbus, Ohio, Radnor attended Kenyon College where he won the Paul Newman Acting Trophy. He received his M.F.A. in acting from N.Y.U.’s Tisch School of the Arts. He currently resides in Los Angeles.
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Ritesh Agarwal: Hungry for impact
 
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http://inktalks.com Founder and CEO of OYO Ritesh Agarwal shares his journey on scaling up OYO; from what it was to where it is now – the 14th largest hotel chain in the world. ABOUT INK: INKtalks are personal narratives that get straight to the heart of issues in 18 minutes or less. We are committed to capturing and sharing breakthrough ideas, inspiring stories and surprising perspectives--for free! Watch an INKtalk and meet the people who are designing the future—now. Connect with us: http://inktalks.com http://facebook.com/inktalks http://twitter.com/inktalks ABOUT RITESH AGARWAL: Ritesh is the founder & CEO of OYO, India’s largest branded network of hotels. 22-year-old Ritesh started travelling across India when he was 17 and realized that the lack of predictable and affordable hotels was plaguing the Indian hospitality sector. He started his entrepreneurial journey with Oravel Stays, a platform for listing budget accommodations. In 2013, Oravel transformed to OYO - a managed marketplace for standardized hotels, now present across 200 cities with over 70,000 rooms. Ritesh is the first Asian-resident Thiel Fellow and has also been listed as a Forbes '30 under 30' achiever, in the consumer technology category.
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Elora Hardy: Building a sustainable (bamboo) future
 
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http://www.INKtalks.com Elora Hardy had it all as a designer working for Donna Karan in New York, with her prints walking the world's runways. She left it all to return to Bali and build a sustainable construction company. Hardy builds visually stunning homes out of bamboo, fantasy abodes that look derived from Hollywood movie sets. In this striking talk, Hardy explains the versatility and durability of bamboo, and convinces us all to become advocates of bamboo as the choice building material for construction in the tropics. ABOUT INK: INKtalks are personal narratives that get straight to the heart of issues in 18 minutes or less. We are committed to capturing and sharing breakthrough ideas, inspiring stories and surprising perspectives--for free! Watch an INKtalk and meet the people who are designing the future--now. ABOUT ELORA HARDY: Elora Hardy is creative director of Ibuku in Bali. She established the groundbreaking Green Village alongside the Green School in Ubud. Elora leads a team of skilled artisans, craftsmen and designers to create homes made of bamboo. She previously worked as a designer in NYC, where she created original prints for Donna Karan International and the socially conscious clothing brand Edun.
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Amish Tripathi: The secret of the immortals
 
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http://www.INKtalks.com It took Amish Tripathi more than just a leap of faith to transition from a career in finance to fiction. And only after Tripathi learned to shift his writing strategy from the arrogance of the creator to the humility of the witness did his debut book, 'The Immortals of Meluha,' get published and immediately became a bestseller. Now his 'Shiva' trilogy is on its way to completion with the release of the second book 'The Secret of the Nagas'. ABOUT INK: INKtalks are personal narratives that get straight to the heart of issues in 18 minutes or less. We are committed to capturing and sharing breakthrough ideas, inspiring stories and surprising perspectives--for free! Watch an INKtalk and meet the people who are designing the future--now. http://www.INKtalks.com ABOUT AMISH TRIPATHI: Amish Tripathi is a banker-turned-bestseller author. His debut work, The Immortals of Meluha, broke into the top seller charts within a week of its launch. It was the first in the Shiva Trilogy, a fictionalized biography of the Indian deity Shiva. The second book in the trilogy, The Secret of the Nagas, was released this year.
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Nikesh Arora: On romanticizing the past
 
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http://inktalks.com Known for pushing the envelope in his role as Chief Business Officer and Senior Vice President at Google, Nikesh Arora shares inspiring anecdotes from his life in this conversation with Lakshmi Pratury. ABOUT INK: INKtalks are personal narratives that get straight to the heart of issues in 18 minutes or less. We are committed to capturing and sharing breakthrough ideas, inspiring stories and surprising perspectives--for free! Watch an INKtalk and meet the people who are designing the future--now. http://INKtalks.com ABOUT NIKESH ARORA: Nikesh oversees all revenue and customer operations, as well as marketing and partnerships. Since joining Google in 2004, he has held several positions with the company. Most recently, he led Google's global direct sales operations. He also developed and managed the company's operations in the European, Middle Eastern and African markets and was responsible for creating and expanding strategic partnerships in those regions for the benefit of Google's growing number of users and advertisers. Prior to joining Google, he was chief marketing officer and a member of the management board at T-Mobile Europe. While there, he spearheaded all product development, terminals, brand and marketing activities of T-Mobile Europe. In 1999, he started working with Deutsche Telekom and founded T-Motion PLC, a mobile multimedia subsidiary of T-Mobile International. Prior to joining Deutsche Telekom, Nikesh held management positions at Putnam Investments and Fidelity Investments in Boston. Nikesh holds a master's degree from Boston College and an MBA from Northeastern University, both of which were awarded with distinction. He also holds the CFA designation. In 1989, Nikesh graduated from the Institute of Technology in Varanasi, India with a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering.
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Suranga Nanayakkara: Humanizing technology
 
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http://inktalks.com How would you like to copy and paste a photo literally using a fingertip? Listen to Suranga talk about his quest to design technology that learns and adapts to us instead of the other way around. ABOUT INK: INKtalks are personal narratives that get straight to the heart of issues in 18 minutes or less. We are committed to capturing and sharing breakthrough ideas, inspiring stories and surprising perspectives--for free! Watch an INKtalk and meet the people who are designing the future—now. Connect with us: http://inktalks.com http://facebook.com/inktalks http://twitter.com/inktalks ABOUT SURANGA NANAYAKKARA: Suranga is an Assistant Professor from the Engineering Product Development Pillar at Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). In 2011, he founded the Augmented Human Lab (www.ahlab.org) to explore ways of creating ‘enabling’ human-computer interfaces as natural extensions of our body, mind and behaviour. Suranga seeks a sense of ‘humanity’ in technology. This ranges from practical behavioral issues, understanding real-life contexts in which technologies function, and understanding where technologies can be not just exciting or novel, but have a meaningful impact on the way people live. For the totality and breadth of his achievements, in 2014, Suranga was recognized as a Young Inventor under 35 (TR35 award) in the Asia Pacific region by MIT TechReview.
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Naved Shaikh: Storytelling through Hip hop
 
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http://inktalks.com Naved Shaikh is one of India's first Hindi rap artists. He believes hip hop serves as a great storytelling outlet. In a brief (bi-lingual) interview, Lakshmi Pratury takes us through his journey, and Naved performs two inspirational pieces. ABOUT INK: INKtalks are personal narratives that get straight to the heart of issues in 18 minutes or less. We are committed to capturing and sharing breakthrough ideas, inspiring stories and surprising perspectives--for free! Watch an INKtalk and meet the people who are designing the future—now. Connect with us: http://inktalks.com http://facebook.com/inktalks http://twitter.com/inktalks ABOUT NAVED SHAIKH: Naved Shaikh is an emerging rap artist from Mumbai. Known by his stage name Naezy, he is known for his 'desi rap' performances in Hindi.
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Srikanth Bolla: Seeing no obstacles
 
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http://inktalks.com When Srikanth Bolla was born blind, villagers in his family’s agricultural community advised letting him die. Instead, his parents focused on his education. With his family's support, Srikanth began breaking down every barrier put in his path, even graduating from one of the world’s top-ranked universities. Now an INK Fellow, Srikanth is applying his considerable grit and brainpower—not to mention his charm—to help differently abled individuals integrate into mainstream Indian society. About INK: INKtalks are personal narratives that get straight to the heart of issues in 18 minutes or less. We are committed to capturing and sharing breakthrough ideas, inspiring stories and surprising perspectives--for free! Watch an INKtalk and meet the people who are designing the future—now. Connect with us: http://inktalks.com http://facebook.com/inktalks http://twitter.com/inktalks ABOUT SRIKANTH BOLLA: Srikanth Bolla CEO, BOLLANT INDUSTRIES Srikanth become the first visually challenged student in the country permitted to study science beyond grade 10, after a lot of struggle with the authorities. He went on to start Bollant Industries, an organization that employs uneducated disabled employees to manufacture eco-friendly disposable consumer products and packaging solutions.
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Param Jaggi: At 19, I think I can change the world
 
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http://inktalks.com As a teenager, Param Jaggi moved his lab to his bedroom and invented a device that sucks up Carbon Dioxide emissions from automobile exhausts. Jaggi echoes Steve Jobs' philosophy that people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do. With his startup Ecoviate, Jaggi intends to also empower kids to realize their ideas, build prototypes, and create the change they want to see. ABOUT INK: INKtalks are personal narratives that get straight to the heart of issues in 18 minutes or less. We are committed to capturing and sharing breakthrough ideas, inspiring stories and surprising perspectives--for free! Watch an INKtalk and meet the people who are designing the future--now. http://INKtalks.com ABOUT PARAM JAGGI: Param is the 19-year-old founder & CEO of Ecoviate, a research and development company focusing on disposable green-technologies. Since the age of 13, he has innovated bio-fuel preparation, designed highly effective bioreactors, created a device that mitigates motor vehicle emissions (currently patented), and many more. Param was named to the 2012 & 2013 Forbes '30 Under 30: Energy' list for his work in green-technologies. Aside from being a Junior at Vanderbilt University, studying Mechanical Engineering & Economics, Param has consulted as a research associate and even a rocket scientist.
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Lynda Barry: The answer is in the picture
 
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http://inktalks.com Graphic novelist, playwright, editor and teacher, Lynda Barry breathes life into our dormant third eye of creativity, showing us how images help connect and enliven us. ABOUT INK: INKtalks are personal narratives that get straight to the heart of issues in 18 minutes or less. We are committed to capturing and sharing breakthrough ideas, inspiring stories and surprising perspectives--for free! Watch an INKtalk and meet the people who are designing the future--now. http://INKtalks.com ABOUT LYNDA BARRY : Lynda Barry has worked as a painter, cartoonist, writer, illustrator, playwright, editor, commentator and teacher and found they are very much alike. She is the inimitable creator behind Ernie Pook's Comeek featuring the incomparable Marlys and Freddy. The Good Times are Killing Mewas adapted as an off-Broadway play and won the Washington State Governor's Award. Her bestselling and acclaimed book, the creative writing how to/graphic novel/memoir What It Is, won the Eisner Award for Best Reality Based Graphic Novel and R.R. Donnelly Award for highest literary achievement by a Wisconsin author. Lynda recently created the companion how to draw/graphic novel/memoir PICTURE THIS. In both, Lynda explores the depths of the inner and outer realms of creation and imagination, where play can be serious, monsters have purpose, and not knowing is an answer unto itself.
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Kalyan Varma: Free art is profitable
 
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http://INKtalks.com Wildlife photographer Kalyan Varma made a radical decision when he decided to give his pictures away--for free. The result? His career took off. Varma's work was featured on the dvd of the Blockbuster movie "Snakes on a Plane", and he landed a gig photographing for "National Geographic." A former open-source programmer, in this talk Varma urges all artists to consider the benefits of making their art free. Note: This talk is available with English subtitles. Click the CC button on player to view the talk with subtitles. ABOUT INK: INKtalks are personal narratives that get straight to the heart of issues in 18 minutes or less. We are committed to capturing and sharing breakthrough ideas, inspiring stories and surprising perspectives--for free! Watch an INKtalk and meet the people who are designing the future--now. http://INKtalks.com ABOUT KALYAN VARMA: Kalyan Varma is a wildlife photographer and filmmaker specializing in environmental issues in India. He is a freelancer with many of the world's leading magazines and channels like National Geographic and BBC. Kalyan has co-founded India Nature Watch, the largest online community of wildlife photographers, and also shares his knowledge of photography and wildlife with people in various platforms.
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Anuraag Saxena: Returning stolen art to India
 
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http://inktalks.com Understanding that tens of thousands of Indian artefacts have been looted over the centuries, Anuraag Saxena and his friends have embarked on a mission to bring that heritage back home. The India Pride Project is raising awareness of the magnitude of the plunder and the current locations of stolen statues, manuscripts, and other valuables—often acquired unwittingly by their present owners. His organization is part of a growing movement that is prompting museums, art collectors, and world leaders to restitute these items to India, piece by treasured piece. About INK: INKtalks are personal narratives that get straight to the heart of issues in 18 minutes or less. We are committed to capturing and sharing breakthrough ideas, inspiring stories and surprising perspectives--for free! Watch an INKtalk and meet the people who are designing the future—now. Connect with us: http://inktalks.com http://facebook.com/inktalks http://twitter.com/inktalks ABOUT ANURAAG SAXENA: Anuraag Saxena is the Asia-Head for the World Education Foundation, UK and leads the Asia partnerships and entry-strategy. He spent his corporate years with GE Capital, Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse, where he was heading strategy and change teams across the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia. Anuraag passionately believes that skills from academia and corporate-life, can and should be applied to solve social challenges as much as they solve economic ones.
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Aisha Chaudhary: Singing in the life boat
 
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http://www.INKtalks.com Like Voltaire, she believes a shipwreck gives us an opportunity to sing in the life boats. Little Aisha Chaudhary, the first INK Youth Fellow, teaches us a big lesson even as she is battling a life-threatening medical condition. All of 15, Aisha has taught herself to paint, take pictures, run with her dog and dance at her cousin's wedding, not just once but twice. Aisha learned art at the American Embassy School. "You live every moment twice, once in your mind and once when you actually live it," she said to a standing ovation. UPDATE: Aisha Chaudhary sadly passed away on the morning of January 24th, 2015 after battling an immune deficiency disorder and Pulmonary Fibrosis throughout her life. Get Aisha's book "My Little Epiphanies": http://fkrt.it/oownF8NN Note: This talk is available with English subtitles. Click the CC button on player to view the talk with subtitles. ABOUT INK: INKtalks are personal narratives that get straight to the heart of issues in 18 minutes or less. We are committed to capturing and sharing breakthrough ideas, inspiring stories and surprising perspectives--for free! Watch an INKtalk and meet the people who are designing the future--now. http://www.INKtalks.com ABOUT AISHA CHAUDHARY: Fifteen year-old Aisha Chaudhary was born with an immune deficiency disorder and overcame a predicted life expectancy of only one year to have become an accomplished artist today. Despite a serious lung disease called Pulmonary Fibrosis, her persistent optimism, extraordinary maturity in the face of impossible odds, and calm perspective on life's challenges have been an inspiration to many. Subtitling credits : Aishwarya S.
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Akshay Nanavati: Find strength in fear
 
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http://inktalks.com Akshay Nanavati talks about the philosophy behind his label 'Fearvana' and encourages the audience to engage their fears to transform them into enjoyable challenges. ABOUT INK: INKtalks are personal narratives that get straight to the heart of issues in 18 minutes or less. We are committed to capturing and sharing breakthrough ideas, inspiring stories and surprising perspectives--for free! Watch an INKtalk and meet the people who are designing the future—now. Connect with us: http://inktalks.com http://facebook.com/inktalks http://twitter.com/inktalks ABOUT AKSHAY NANAVATI: Akshay Nanavati is a Marine Corps veteran, an adventurer, an entrepreneur and the creator of Fearvana. A recovery from drug addiction, PTSD from fighting the war in Iraq, and a battle with alcohol that pushed him to the brink of suicide, Akshay decided to dedicate his life to mastering the forces that drive human behavior. Fearvana is art of learning to find bliss in the face of struggle by using coping mechanisms that allow you to embrace fear. Today, Akshay runs a global business helping people embrace their fears to live limitless lifestyles. He has just finished writing his book ‘Fearvana: The Art And Science Of How To Find Bliss Through Fear’, which will be published early in 2017. Akshay uses the proceeds from his work to fund his nonprofit, the Fearvana Foundation. It is the change-making arm of his lifelong mission to run across every country in the world to create enduring peace, one community at a time.
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Tushar Vashisht: How I lived on 32 Rupees a day
 
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http://inktalks.com Tushar Vashisht made headlines with his lifestyle experiment to live on the government-stipulated poverty line of Rs. 32/day. At INK2013, this Wall Street banker turned health entrepreneur takes us through his journey, and shares the insights that spurred him to lead a health revolution in India. ABOUT INK: INKtalks are personal narratives that get straight to the heart of issues in 18 minutes or less. We are committed to capturing and sharing breakthrough ideas, inspiring stories and surprising perspectives--for free! Watch an INKtalk and meet the people who are designing the future--now. http://INKtalks.com ABOUT TUSHAR VASHISHT: In 2011, Tushar and a friend conducted a lifestyle experiment in which they lived at the government-stipulated poverty line of Rs 32/day. The experiment and its documentation gave scientific voice to the poor, creating empathy amongst India's privileged, and providing concrete policy solutions to the government. This inspired him to co-found HealthifyMe, the world's first Indian nutrition and calorie tracker for healthy living. Prior to this, Tushar worked as a banker, and then helped initiate the Indian Government's Unique ID project.
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Alicia Souza: Ideas all around us
 
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http://inktalks.com When illustrator Alicia Souza stepped out into the unknown to build her own brand, she knew she was leaving behind the clear direction and brief of a full-time job. Afraid and insecure about running out of ideas and things to draw, Souza realized that inspiration was all around her -- the key is 'Noticing.' Watch as Souza shares what fascinates her and the stories behind her popular illustrations. ABOUT INK: INKtalks are personal narratives that get straight to the heart of issues in 18 minutes or less. We are committed to capturing and sharing breakthrough ideas, inspiring stories and surprising perspectives--for free! Watch an INKtalk and meet the people who are designing the future--now. http://INKtalks.com ABOUT ALICIA SOUZA: After working as a banker, Alicia took up a full-fledged career in illustration as a designer for Chumbak, India's trendiest home-grown souvenir company. A year and a half later, she set out on her own as a freelancer, drawing cute and quirky everyday cartoons for a sizeable and loyal online fan-base, and illustrating for some of India's oldest institutions -- like Tinkle magazine!
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Sheena Iyengar: Fate, chance, or choice
 
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http://inktalks.com For the last 20 years, Sheena Iyengar has been studying choice. At INK2011 she demonstrates how choice is one of the most powerful tools we have for shaping ourselves, our lives, and our futures. ABOUT INK: INKtalks are personal narratives that get straight to the heart of issues in 18 minutes or less. We are committed to capturing and sharing breakthrough ideas, inspiring stories and surprising perspectives--for free! Watch an INKtalk and meet the people who are designing the future--now. http://INKtalks.com ABOUT SHEENA IYENGAR: Sheena Iyengar looks deeply at choosing and has discovered many surprising things about it. For instance, her famous "jam study," done while she was a grad student, quantified a counterintuitive truth about decisionmaking -- that when we're presented with too many choices, like 24 varieties of jam, we tend not to choose anything at all. (This and subsequent, equally ingenious experiments have provided rich material for Malcolm Gladwell and other pop chroniclers of business and the human psyche.) Iyengar's research has been informing business and consumer-goods marketing since the 1990s. But she and her team at the Columbia Business School throw a much broader net. Her analysis touches, for example, on the medical decisionmaking that might lead up to choosing physician-assisted suicide, on the drawbacks of providing too many choices and options in social-welfare programs, and on the cultural and geographical underpinning of choice. Her book The Art of Choosing shares her research in an accessible and charming story that draws examples from her own life. for more info:http://www.inktalks.com/people/sheena-iyengar
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Alok Shetty: Out-of-box architecture
 
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http://inktalks.com Architect Alok Shetty believes that the simplest solutions are most often the right solutions. Watch as trash gets molded into construction bricks and shipping containers that ingeniously morph into 250-seat auditoriums. ABOUT INK: INKtalks are personal narratives that get straight to the heart of issues in 18 minutes or less. We are committed to capturing and sharing breakthrough ideas, inspiring stories and surprising perspectives--for free! Watch an INKtalk and meet the people who are designing the future--now. http://INKtalks.com ABOUT ALOK SHETTY: Alok Shetty designed a full fledged, multi-specialty hospital at the age of 20, and has since then gone onto start a firm that takes simple ideas and combines them with innovative building solutions to bring about radical change in the social infrastructure of a community. Whether its projects like creating rural clinics made of locally available materials, designing aquamarine parks that are a source of fresh water and electricity, or transforming shipping containers into auditoriums, Alok is striving to improve the standard and quality of living in developing countries around the world. http://www.inktalks.com/people/alokshetty
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Devdutt Pattanaik: Diversity – a garden or a forest?
 
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http://inktalks.com In this thought-provoking talk, renowned mythologist and best-selling author Devdutt Pattanaik questions our understanding of diversity. Drawing parallels between how we embrace diverse languages and conceive ideologies like polytheism, liberalism and fascism – Pattanaik’s perspectives are eye-opening. ABOUT INK: INKtalks are personal narratives that get straight to the heart of issues in 18 minutes or less. We are committed to capturing and sharing breakthrough ideas, inspiring stories and surprising perspectives--for free! Watch an INKtalk and meet the people who are designing the future--now. Connect with us: http://inktalks.com http://facebook.com/inktalks http://twitter.com/inktalks ABOUT DEVDUTT PATTANAIK: Devdutt Pattanaik is a renowned author, mythologist, and leadership consultant, whose work focuses on deriving management insights from mythology to reveal a very Indian approach to modern business. He has authored over 30 books, many of them best-sellers like Myth = Mithya, Business Sutra, The Pregnant King, and Jaya: An illustrated retelling of the Mahabharata. Many of his books have been translated in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Gujarati and Marathi. Trained in medicine, Devdutt spent 15 years in the healthcare industry, with companies such as Apollo Health Street and Sanofi Aventis, before joining Ernst & Young as Business Advisor. All this while, he continued to study and write on mythological stories and symbols, drawing rich insights about business, leadership, and modern life. His columns on management and culture appear regularly in The Economic Times (Corporate Dossier supplement), Mid-Day, Speaking Tree and the DailyO (India Today website). He was also featured in a special series called “Business Sutra” on CNBC TV and CNBC Awaaz, where his ideas on the intersection between business and mythology were discussed extensively. Devdutt was the Chief Belief Officer of Future Group and is now a sought-after public speaker and culture consultant for corporations and business leaders. He consults Reliance on matters related to culture and Star TV on various mythological serials.
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Kunal Shah: Find your pot of gold
 
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http://inktalks.com Kunal has spent sometime looking into what it means to create wealth as well as erode it, through start ups. In this talk, he shares his new theory with us - Delta 4. All efficiency exists in the future, all inefficiency exists in the past. ABOUT INK: INKtalks are personal narratives that get straight to the heart of issues in 18 minutes or less. We are committed to capturing and sharing breakthrough ideas, inspiring stories and surprising perspectives--for free! Watch an INKtalk and meet the people who are designing the future—now. Connect with us: http://inktalks.com http://facebook.com/inktalks http://twitter.com/inktalks ABOUT KUNAL SHAH: Kunal Shah graduated with a degree in Philosophy from Mumbai and briefly studied towards an MBA before dropping out to become an entrepreneur. Kunal’s first startup was Paisaback, which provided cash back promotions for organised retailers. He then founded FreeCharge in 2010 alongside Sandeep Tandon, after observing the potential of online recharges in an emerging market. In April 2015, FreeCharge was acquired by Snapdeal for an estimated amount of $400 million. Kunal remains on the board as Chairman of FreeCharge.
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Shradha Sharma: What you lack, will make you run
 
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http://inktalks.com YourStory’s Shradha Sharma gives a witty take on the typical entrepreneur-investor story; the ruthless world of start-ups in present-day India and encourages us to love what we lack in our lives. ABOUT INK: INKtalks are personal narratives that get straight to the heart of issues in 18 minutes or less. We are committed to capturing and sharing breakthrough ideas, inspiring stories and surprising perspectives--for free! Watch an INKtalk and meet the people who are designing the future—now. Connect with us: http://inktalks.com http://facebook.com/inktalks http://twitter.com/inktalks ABOUT SHRADHA SHARMA:Shradha Sharma is founder and CEO of YourStory, India’s biggest and most popular media platform for stories of entrepreneurs and change-makers. Shradha lives her life in stories and believes that every story is unique and every story matters. She started YourStory in 2008, when the word ‘startup’ wasn't conventional. Most people thought YourStory was a hobby or a blog and not a serious business idea. Shradha proved them wrong - YourStory is now India's biggest media tech platform, having published over 37,000 stories of entrepreneurs and change-makers, not only in English, but also in 12 Indian languages. Shradha has won several awards as an entrepreneur and continues to inspire and motivate people with every story she narrates.
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Rives: Paper engineering gone wild
 
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http://inktalks.com Reputed for his standing ovations at the TED conferences, Rives is easily a wizard with words. He is funny, and he is clever. In this beautifully crafted verbal thrill, he shows us how precious paper can truly be. For Rives it is the combination of math and magic that gets him charged about the craft and the art of paper engineering. No plug in, just play. The result: a sheer origami delight that's a pleasure to watch. ABOUT INK: INKtalks are personal narratives that get straight to the heart of issues in 18 minutes or less. We are committed to capturing and sharing breakthrough ideas, inspiring stories and surprising perspectives--for free! Watch an INKtalk and meet the people who are designing the future--now. http://INKtalks.com ABOUT RIVES: Rives is a poet and multi-media artist from Los Angeles who applies new technologies to ancient art forms. He has appeared on Romanian billboards, in Scottish pubs and inside a 1964 Cadillac with a supermodel for the Bravo TV special Ironic Iconic America. More info: http://www.inktalks.com/people/rives
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Yang Shih Hao: The Cyr-wheel Wonder
 
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http://inktalks.com In a magical performance, Yang Shih-Hao sways with his Cyr wheel, with such grace and finesse that seems to infuse it with a life of its own. Watch as he moves effortlessly, transporting you to a space where every moment counts. Performance recorded at ‘INK2018: Billionaires of Moments’, held in Hyderabad ABOUT YANG SHIH HAO: Yang Shih Hao went viral when his performance with the Cyr wheel hit the web, grossing an immense twenty million views. Originally specializing in hat juggling, Yang went from an being an attendant in the Hong Kong coliseum to a performer on the streets of Taiwan, and is now a member of the esteemed Cirque Eloize. His performance is graceful and seems almost gravity-defying. He has devoted seven years of his life to performing in the circus, touring over twenty countries, showcasing his talent at international circus festivals across the globe. ABOUT INK: INKtalks is committed to capturing and sharing breakthrough ideas, inspiring stories and surprising perspectives – across diverse fields! Personal narratives that hit straight to the heart in 18 minutes or less. Connect with us: http://inktalks.com http://facebook.com/inktalks http://twitter.com/inktalks http://instagram.com/inktalks
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Krithi Karanth: Let's re-wild India
 
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http://inktalks.com India is home to 40% of the world's tigers, the Asian elephant, and the only 500 lion-tailed macaques in the world. Despite this incredible diversity, only 4% of land area is set aside for wildlife. National Geographic Emerging Explorer and wildlife conservationist Dr. Krithi Karanth studies human-wildlife conflict, and at INK2013, makes her case to create more space for wildlife. ABOUT INK: INKtalks are personal narratives that get straight to the heart of issues in 18 minutes or less. We are committed to capturing and sharing breakthrough ideas, inspiring stories and surprising perspectives--for free! Watch an INKtalk and meet the people who are designing the future--now. http://INKtalks.com ABOUT KRITHI KARANTH: Krithi has been studying wildlife conservation in India and its human dimensions for 16 years, assessing patterns of mammal extinction, the impacts of wildlife tourism, voluntary resettlement, human-wildlife conflicts and land use change. She has published over 45 scientific and popular articles, and received grants and awards from the US National Science Foundation, the Indian Government, Yale, Duke, Columbia, and Cambridge universities, amongst others. She is a Associate Conservation Scientist with Wildlife Conservation Society (NYC) and Executive Director of the Centre for Wildlife Studies (Bangalore). She was chosen as National Geographic Society's 10,000th grantee in 2011 and Emerging Explorer for 2012.
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Derek Sivers: A crash course on the meaning of life
 
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http://inktalks.com Derek Sivers gets right to the point -- the meaning of life. If life is 'choices', how can we make better choices? If life is 'memory', how can we make more memories? And what if life has no inherent meaning at all except for what we give to it? ABOUT INK: INKtalks are personal narratives that get straight to the heart of issues in 18 minutes or less. We are committed to capturing and sharing breakthrough ideas, inspiring stories and surprising perspectives--for free! Watch an INKtalk and meet the people who are designing the future--now. http://INKtalks.com ABOUT DEREK SIVERS Originally a professional musician and circus clown, Derek Sivers created CD Baby in 1998. It became the largest seller of independent music online, with $100M in sales for 150,000 musicians. In 2008, Derek sold CD Baby for $22M, giving the proceeds to a charitable trust for music education. He is a frequent speaker at the TED Conference, with over 5 million views of his talks. In 2011, he published a book which shot to #1 on all of its Amazon categories. Derek Sivers lives in Singapore, where he is creating his next company.
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Ruchi Sanghvi: From Facebook to facing the unknown
 
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http://www.INKtalks.com Ruchi Sanghvi, Facebook's first female engineer, decided early on to follow her intuition rather than let fear or convention dictate her decisions. From joining Facebook, to building Facebook Newsfeed, to quitting Facebook and embarking on her own startup, Sanghvi has continuously defied--and then surpassed--expectations. Her startup, Cove, was acquired soon after she gave this talk. ABOUT INK: INKtalks are personal narratives that get straight to the heart of issues in 18 minutes or less. We are committed to capturing and sharing breakthrough ideas, inspiring stories and surprising perspectives--for free! Watch an INKtalk and meet the people who are designing the future--now. http://INKtalks.com ABOUT RUCHI SANGHVI: Sanghvi is the Founder and CEO of Cove - a stealth internet startup based in Silicon Valley. Prior to starting her own company, Sanghvi was the first female engineer at Facebook, and was instrumental in leading product and strategy for key features like News Feed, Privacy, Facebook Platform and Facebook Connect. Sanghvi is also an active investor and advisor to technology startups.
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Swanand Kirkire, Shantanu Moitra: Bavra Mann -- dedicated to Aisha
 
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http://inktalks.com At INK2011, celebrated musicians Swanand Kirkire and Shantanu Moitra perform their hit song Bavra Mann dedicated to beloved INK speaker Aisha Chaudhary. Aisha touched our hearts with her talks at INK2011 and INK2013, and sadly passed away in January, 2015 battling Pulmonary Fibrosis throughout her life. Aisha's talks: 'Singing in the life boat' – http://youtu.be/pFExgTJzEV4 'Finding Happiness' – http://youtu.be/cUkZLttONGM ABOUT INK: INKtalks are personal narratives that get straight to the heart of issues in 18 minutes or less. We are committed to capturing and sharing breakthrough ideas, inspiring stories and surprising perspectives--for free! Watch an INKtalk and meet the people who are designing the future--now. Connect with us: http://inktalks.com http://facebook.com/inktalks http://twitter.com/inktalks ABOUT SWANAND KIRKIRE: Swanand Kirkire has many strings to his bow, he is a writer, song-writer, actor, playwright and director in the Hindi film industry. Graduating from the National School of Drama in 1996 he soon moved into the world of television, and then, in 2003, progressed to film, making his debut as a lyricist & singer with Hazaaron Khwaishen Aisi. Swanand has since won two National Film Awards for the lyrics of Lage Raho Munna Bhai in 2007 and again in 2009 for 3 Idiots. ABOUT SHANTANU MOITRA: Folk music is rapidly disappearing from mainstream music, but never fear! Shantanu Moitra is a man on a mission to save folk musical traditions. Shantanu is a renowned Indian music composer and restorationist. With a father as an accomplished sarod player and his mother as a talented artist, creativity naturally runs through his veins. He has worked on many landmark Bollywood films, including "Parineeta", "3 Idiots", and "Madras Cafe". In 2014, he received the National Film Award for Best Music Direction (Background Score) for Na Bangaaru Talli. With his compositions and exploration of lost musical traditions, Shantanu constantly contributes to what he strongly believes is the best way to "see" a country — by experiencing its music.
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David Gallo: Looking deep into the ocean
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Phanindra Sama: The RedBus journey
 
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http://inktalks.com Co-founder of India’s largest bus ticketing platform, Phanindra Sama shares how he started and eventually sold the business in a candid conversation with Lakshmi Pratury. ABOUT INK: INKtalks are personal narratives that get straight to the heart of issues in 18 minutes or less. We are committed to capturing and sharing breakthrough ideas, inspiring stories and surprising perspectives--for free! Watch an INKtalk and meet the people who are designing the future--now. Connect with us: http://inktalks.com http://facebook.com/inktalks http://twitter.com/inktalks ABOUT PHANINDRA SAMA: Co-Founder of redBus.in, Phanindra Sama is ranked No. #3 amongst India’s Most Promising Entrepreneurs by Business World. Having topped the state in his secondary education and graduating with distinction from BITS-Pilani, Phani worked with Texas Instruments, Bangalore before he co-founded redBus. Being India’s largest bus ticketing company has won him many accolades like Entrepreneur of the year award under IT by ET NOW, the BITSAA 30 under 30 award, Global Shaper 2011 of the World Economic Forum and is also Ranked 4 in ‘Impact digital power 100’ in India in 2013.
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Neeraj Kakkar: The PaperBoat story
 
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http://inktalks.com Co-founder of Hector Beverages and INK Fellow, Neeraj Kakkar gets nostalgic about a purple carrot drink he used to love as a child. Watch as he shows us how food migrates and brings people together. ABOUT INK: INKtalks are personal narratives that get straight to the heart of issues in 18 minutes or less. We are committed to capturing and sharing breakthrough ideas, inspiring stories and surprising perspectives--for free! Watch an INKtalk and meet the people who are designing the future--now. Connect with us: http://inktalks.com http://facebook.com/inktalks http://twitter.com/inktalks ABOUT NEERAJ KAKKAR: Neeraj is co-founder and CEO of Hector Beverages, the makers of Paper Boat drinks, traditional Indian beverages. Their other brand is Tzinga Energy Drink, the second largest selling energy drink in India. Prior to starting with Hector Beverages, Neeraj had an impressive career with The Coca-Cola Company for 8 years. Neeraj is a graduate from Wharton Business School and was awarded the highest academic honour, the palmer scholar, in the University of Pennsylvania business program.
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Vicky Roy: Street dreams
 
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http://inktalks.com At age 11, Vicky Roy ran away from home and ended up a rag-picker at a railway station in Delhi. Rescued by the Salaam Baalak Trust, Vicky got his hands on a camera and found his calling. At INK2012, Vicky shares his journey from life on the streets, to his life as a celebrated professional photographer. ABOUT INK: INKtalks are personal narratives that get straight to the heart of issues in 18 minutes or less. We are committed to capturing and sharing breakthrough ideas, inspiring stories and surprising perspectives--for free! Watch an INKtalk and meet the people who are designing the future--now. http://INKtalks.com ABOUT VICKY ROY: Vicky Roy ran away from home as child and became a ragpicker to earn pocket money. He found refuge at a NGO for street children where he met a photographer that changed his life. Despite his turbulent past, Vicky pursed his passion for photography in which he was selected to photo document the reconstruction of the World Trade Center in NYC. Today, Vicky focuses on helping the disadvantaged by giving them a voice through his photography. More Info: http://www.inktalks.com/people/vickyroy
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Harish Hande: Streetside sustainability
 
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http://inktalks.com Energy entrepreneur Harish Hande learnt his best financial lessons from two enterprising vegetable vendors, whose everyday quests for survival balance a Triple Bottom Line of economic, social and environmental sustainability. Among the many thousands finding light through solar energy, Hande sees a beautiful connection between sustainability and poverty alleviation. ABOUT INK: INKtalks are personal narratives that get straight to the heart of issues in 18 minutes or less. We are committed to capturing and sharing breakthrough ideas, inspiring stories and surprising perspectives--for free! Watch an INKtalk and meet the people who are designing the future--now. http://INKtalks.com ABOUT HARISH HANDE: Harish Hande co-founded SELCO-India with Neville Williams in 1995. Dr. Hande earned his Doctorate in energy engineering (solar specialty) at the University of Massachusetts (Lowell). He has an undergraduate degree in Energy Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur. Dr. Hande serves on the boards of many organizations, both national and international.
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Dale Stephens: Is college really necessary?
 
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http://inktalks.com Dale Stephens challenges the notion that college is the only path to success. At a time in the USA when 22.5% of graduates are unemployed, and another 22% are working jobs that don't require their degrees, Stephens makes a powerful case for applying self-directed methodology for higher education. ABOUT INK: INKtalks are personal narratives that get straight to the heart of issues in 18 minutes or less. We are committed to capturing and sharing breakthrough ideas, inspiring stories and surprising perspectives--for free! Watch an INKtalk and meet the people who are designing the future--now. http://INKtalks.com ABOUT DALE STEPHENS: Dale J. Stephens left school at twelve to become an unschooler, the self-directed branch of homeschoolers. Instead of going to middle and high school he organized collaborative learning groups, found mentors, and volunteered in his community. Dale leads UnCollege, the social movement empowering students to create their own education.
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Talavya: Tabla ecstasy
 
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http://inktalks.com Talavya, a tabla ensemble founded by Pt. Divyang Vakil, translates classical tabla into a contemporary artform that everyone, across ages and cultures, can appreciate in one of INK's favorite performances. From L to R: Kaumil Shah, Rahul Shrimali, Rushi Vakil, Sahil Patel and Heena Patel. ABOUT INK: INKtalks are personal narratives that get straight to the heart of issues in 18 minutes or less. We are committed to capturing and sharing breakthrough ideas, inspiring stories and surprising perspectives--for free! Watch an INKtalk and meet the people who are designing the future--now. http://INKtalks.com ABOUT TALAVYA: Globe-trotting percussion ensemble Talavya bring tabla to the center stage, distilling its age-old classical spirit and practice into a high-energy, highly accessible performance. Composed by music maestro Pandit Divyang Vakil, the quartet of Rushi Vakil, Kaumil Shah, Sahil Patel and Rahul Shrimali with accompaniment by Heena Patel moves between rousing peaks and smooth meditative passages, revealing the colours of tabla. For more info: http://www.inktalks.com/people/talavya
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Rohan Dixit: Our brains on meditation
 
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http://inktalks.com Neuroscientist Rohan Dixit’s work is based on his first-hand research with monks in the Himalayas, where he recorded their brainwaves and heartbeat patterns during meditation. On learning that using the feedback from our own heartbeat can bring more calm and emotional self-awareness, Dixit got an idea for an ingenious consumer wearable device that he is now working on. ABOUT INK: INKtalks are personal narratives that get straight to the heart of issues in 18 minutes or less. We are committed to capturing and sharing breakthrough ideas, inspiring stories and surprising perspectives--for free! Watch an INKtalk and meet the people who are designing the future--now. Connect with us: http://inktalks.com http://facebook.com/inktalks http://twitter.com/inktalks ABOUT ROHAN DIXIT: Trained in classical neuroimaging at the Harvard-MIT-MGH Martinos Center and Stanford Medical center, Rohan started a company called BrainBot which helps people be more mindful through biology. His work is based on his first-hand research with sadhus and monks in the Himalayas, where he recorded their brainwaves and heartbeat patterns during meditation. This culminated in a forthcoming consumer wearable device for increased calm and emotional self-awareness.
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Kalki Koechlin: Understanding identity
 
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http://inktalks.com Bollywood actress Kalki Koechlin takes us through her journey as an artist and person, starting with being of mixed heritage in India to her acclaimed role in the movie Dev. D to her penchant for writing poetry, in this interview with Lakshmi Pratury. ABOUT INK: INKtalks are personal narratives that get straight to the heart of issues in 18 minutes or less. We are committed to capturing and sharing breakthrough ideas, inspiring stories and surprising perspectives--for free! Watch an INKtalk and meet the people who are designing the future--now. http://INKtalks.com Follow INKtalks on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/INKtalks Like INK on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/INKtalks Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/INKtalksDirector
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Stefan Sagmeister: Beauty vs. utility
 
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http://inktalks.com Celebrated designer Stefan Sagmeister takes us through the evolution of design, from the ornamental middle ages to the utilitarian modern times. Watch as Sagmeister points out that the real fight is not between something simple and something ornamental, the real fight is between design with a lot of love and design without care. ABOUT INK: INKtalks are personal narratives that get straight to the heart of issues in 18 minutes or less. We are committed to capturing and sharing breakthrough ideas, inspiring stories and surprising perspectives--for free! Watch an INKtalk and meet the people who are designing the future--now. http://INKtalks.com ABOUT STEFAN SAGMEISTER: Stefan Sagmeister is today one of the most celebrated figures in the world of visual communication. He has won two Grammy Awards for his work in album covers and packaging design. Sagmeister & Walsh Inc. produces work that stands out among all mediums and disciplines of graphic design. More info: http://www.inktalks.com/people/stefansagmeister
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Abhay Deol: Why creativity should win against business
 
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A man's fight to prove that he is not dead, a woman's silent protest to end her life for a cause -- these are but a few stories waiting to be told. In this talk recorded at TEDIndia, actor Abhay Deol says there are so many stories to tell in India, but often in the business of filmmaking, commercial considerations overtake the art of good storytelling.
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Deepak Ravindran: From college dropout to going viral
 
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http://inktalks.com What was the motivating factor behind developing SMSGyan, a wildly successful SMS based information delivery system in India? It was to impress a girl. Hear the full story by its creator and INK Fellow, Deepak Ravindran. ABOUT INK: INKtalks are personal narratives that get straight to the heart of issues in 18 minutes or less. We are committed to capturing and sharing breakthrough ideas, inspiring stories and surprising perspectives--for free! Watch an INKtalk and meet the people who are designing the future--now. http://INKtalks.com ABOUT DEEPAK RAVINDRAN: Deepak Ravindran is the founder and CEO of Innoz, which he started in his college dorm room in 2008 with 3 other college mates. Deepak left Kannur University,LBS College of Engineering,Kerala as a dropout with a novel idea of giving Internet to the offline world. Deepak was named one of the MIT Technology Review outstanding innovators under 35, for the year 2011. He is also an INK Fellow & TED Talent Search participant for 2011. More info: http://www.inktalks.com/people/deepakravindran
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Nancy Duarte: How to lure the audience
 
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http://inktalks.com There are so many times when average ideas are adopted and run with, and brilliant ideas die solely based on how they are communicated. Nancy Duarte shows how you can communicate your ideas in a compelling way. ABOUT INK: INKtalks are personal narratives that get straight to the heart of issues in 18 minutes or less. We are committed to capturing and sharing breakthrough ideas, inspiring stories and surprising perspectives--for free! Watch an INKtalk and meet the people who are designing the future--now. http://INKtalks.com ABOUT NANCY DUARTE : Nancy Duarte is the CEO of Duarte Design and an author. Since 1988, Nancy's firm has created over a quarter of a million presentations. As one of the largest woman-owned businesses in Silicon Valley, her experience working with global companies and thought leaders has influenced the perception of some of the world's most valuable brands and many of humanity's common causes. Fascinated by presentations as the most powerful persuasive medium, Duarte determined to crack the code on why some presentations are riveting and others are unbearable. In Fall 2010 she released Resonate—Present Visual Stories that Transform Audiences which identifies hidden story structures inherent in great communication.
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Sanvar Oberoi: I am a cannabis farmer
 
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http://inktalks.com First-generation agricultural entrepreneur Sanvar Oberoi is re-instating the super crop Cannabis sativa (Industrial hemp) long marginalized for its association with Cannabis indica (Marijuana). Oberoi's Bombay Hemp Company is working closely with farmers and the government to realize the 2.4 billion rupees opportunity for India with Industrial hemp. Ultimately Oberoi wants to make agriculture more lucrative and sexy for young entrepreneurs. ABOUT INK: INKtalks are personal narratives that get straight to the heart of issues in 18 minutes or less. We are committed to capturing and sharing breakthrough ideas, inspiring stories and surprising perspectives--for free! Watch an INKtalk and meet the people who are designing the future--now. http://INKtalks.com ABOUT SANVAR OBEROI: Sanvar is a first-generation agricultural entrepreneur who is re-instating a super crop long marginalised for its association with cannabis -- industrial hemp. Bombay Hemp Company (BOHECO) works with the government, local industry and farmers to manufacture innovative agro-products for pharmaceutical, construction, energy, paper, food, textiles, autombobiles, oil and cordage, for a pan-Indian movement in poverty alleviation and rural development. Sanvar is pursuing his PhD in Business Economics, while working to reform agriculture and boost its role in the economy. He also co-founded the Thincquisitive Foundation, and enjoys giving walking tours of Bombay.
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Joichi Ito: MIT Media Lab -- from a container to a network
 
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http://inktalks.com Joichi Ito talks about his unique approach to innovation in the age of internet. Ito shares his 9 principles which include 'risk over safety', ' practice over theory', and 'disobedience over compliance'. As he attempts as the Director of MIT Media Lab to evolve the lab from a container to a network, he also announces a collaboration with INKtalks. ABOUT INK: INKtalks are personal narratives that get straight to the heart of issues in 18 minutes or less. We are committed to capturing and sharing breakthrough ideas, inspiring stories and surprising perspectives--for free! Watch an INKtalk and meet the people who are designing the future--now. http://INKtalks.com Follow INKtalks on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/INKtalks Like INKtalks on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/INKtalks Subscribe to our channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/INKtalksDirector ABOUT JOICHI ITO: Joichi Ito is the Director of the MIT Media Lab. He is the Chair of Creative Commons, on the Board of The New York Times Company, on the Board of the MacArthur Foundation, on the Board of Trustees of The Knight Foundation, and co-founder and board member of Digital Garage an Internet company in Japan. He is on board of a number of non-profit organizations including The Mozilla Foundation and WITNESS. He is a member of the IT Strategic Headquarters of the Japanese Cabinet. He has created numerous Internet companies including PSINet Japan, Digital Garage and Infoseek Japan and was an early stage investor in Twitter, Six Apart, Wikia, Flickr, Last.fm, Kongregate, Fotonauts/Fotopedia, Kickstarter, Path, Pinwheel and other Internet companies. He is the Guild Custodian of the World of Warcraft guild, We Know (http://weknow.to/). He is a PADI IDC Staff Instructor, an Emergency First Responder Instructor and a Divers Alert Network (DAN) Instructor Trainer. Ito was named by Businessweek as one of the 25 Most Influential People on the Web in 2008. In 2011, Ito was chosen by Nikkei Business as one of the 100 most influential people for the future of Japan and by Foreign Policy Magazine as one of the "Top 100 Global Thinkers". In 2011, he received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Oxford Internet Institute in recognition of his role as one of the world's leading advocates of Internet freedom. For more info: http://www.inktalks.com/people/joiito
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Snigdha Manchanda: India's cup of tea
 
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http://inktalks.com In spite of being one of the largest producer and consumer of tea, India is far behind in education, awareness and appreciation of the fine varieties of tea it produces. Tea sommelier Snigdha Manchanda shares with us her journey with tea, and articulates the paradox perfectly, saying ",India without a tea school is like France without a wine school." ABOUT INK: INKtalks are personal narratives that get straight to the heart of issues in 18 minutes or less. We are committed to capturing and sharing breakthrough ideas, inspiring stories and surprising perspectives--for free! Watch an INKtalk and meet the people who are designing the future--now. http://INKtalks.com ABOUT SNIGDHA MANCHANDA: Having grown up collecting exotic teas from around the world in her father's old trunk, Snigdha went on to train as a Tea Taster in Sri Lanka. Under the tutelage of Tea Master Nao Kumekawa from Japan, Snigdha specialised in crafting hand-blended teas, and finally set up her own line named after her childhood treasure chest -- Tea Trunk. Snigdha works closely with a number of tea estates across India to promote quality Indian teas -- to her, India without tea is like France without wine. She next plans to launch a global learning hub for tea in India.
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K.T Rama Rao: No one can stop an idea whose time has come
 
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http://inktalks.com The Hon’ble Sri Kalvakuntla Taraka Rama Rao, Industries and IT Minister of Telangana, speaks about the power of ideas and what India needs today — our own local solutions catered to the diversity and challenges that lie before us, unique to our society alone. He stresses on how we do not need venture capitalists but ‘adventure capitalists’, and outlines a 3D mantra -  Digitize, Decarbonize and Decentralize for a paradigm shift.    The Minister certainly was the headliner of Road to GES: Beyond Boundaries, ending his talk with a inspiring quote, “The best way to predict the future is to create it. We live in an age of uncertainty where ideas are the only tools to help”. Listen and be enthralled by his powerful oration! ABOUT ROAD TO GES 2017: As a lead up to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (2017), Road to GES: Beyond Boundaries was a unique conference where for the first time ever INK (India's leading thought-leadership platform), T-Hub (India's largest startup incubator), NITI Aayog (National Institute for Transforming India, GOI) and Telangana Government came together as hosts. ABOUT INK: INKtalks are personal narratives that get straight to the heart of issues in 18 minutes or less. We are committed to capturing and sharing breakthrough ideas, inspiring stories and surprising perspectives--for free! Connect with us: http://inktalks.com http://facebook.com/inktalks http://twitter.com/inktalks ABOUT K.T RAMA RAO: Sri Kalvakuntla Taraka Rama Rao, is the Industries and IT Minister in the Government of Telangana. Popularly referred to as KTR, K.T. Rama Rao comes from a family of politicians, his father being the founder of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi. KTR holds dual masters degrees in biochemistry and business management from CUNY. He represented his party and directed his efforts in convincing India's Central Government to pass the Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act in 2014. Under his leadership top corporations such as Apple, Google, Amazon and Uber, have set up their largest bases outside the US in Hyderabad.
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