Speakers@2015

IMG_0467Namrata Purohit: Fitness & Pilates is not only the key to a healthy lifestyle but, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity. At just 21 years of age, Namrata Purohit Fitness Coach/Instructor to some of the fittest in the country caters to some of the known faces from the fashion, film and sports industry. Namrata’s list of clients include faces like Jacqueline Fernandez, Lisa Haydon, Neha Dhupia, Tanishaa Mukherjee, Elli Avram, Aftab Shivdasani, Amit Sadh, Richa Chadha, Abhishek Kapoor, Vishal Dadlani , Lauren Gottlieb, Hazel Keech, Shibani Dandekar, Bruna Abdullah, Hasleen Kaur , Mandana Karimi, Mia Uyeda , Zoya Afroz , Nikita Dutta, Rochelle Rao , Pragya Yadav, Sobhita Dhulipala & Erica Packard. Also, world record holder and Olympian ‘Suma Shirur’, Cricketer’s like Abhishek Nayar, Dhawal Kulkarni and Football players like Renedy Singh ( Indian vice captain), Manandeep Singh to name a few. Namrata is a certified Pilates Instructor. Having started her career at an age of 16, she was ‘One of the Youngest Trained Stott Pilates Instructor’ in the WORLD after which she started teaching at her studio – The Pilates Studio that was opened in Khar. Having done ALL the Stott Pilates courses she is the Youngest Stott Pilates Fully Trained Instructor in India. Being a sports aficionado she has played Squash at the National level and Football at State level for India. Currently, she is also pursuing her studies and has just graduated with a major in Economics. Namrata was invited to Bangalore by the GoSports Foundation and Abhinav Bindra Foundation to conduct workshops with the upcoming Rifle/Pistol shooters of India, for the Shooters Developement Programme 2014. She and her father Samir Purohit are the Official Pilates Coaches to the Mumbai City FC team, part of the Indian Super League.   Namrata and her father are also the Official Fitness Expert to The Femina Miss India International pageant 2011 onwards. Her studio is the FIRST studio in the world to offer Pilates and Simulated Altitude Training room under one roof. After the success of the The Pilates Studio in Khar and the increasing awareness of Pilates, The Pilates Studio has been recently opened in South Mumbai. Namrata has been featured in various magazines like Smart life magazine, Women’s Health Magazine, Men’s Health Magazine, New Women Magazine, Grazia and the like. She has also been featured in various news papers and covered by tv channels such as zoom, NDTV, headlines today etc.

 

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Harish Iyer: Harish Iyer (aka Aham aka @hiyer) is an icon for the common people. An Equal Rights Activist, he is best known for his quirky campaigns for the rights of Homosexuals, Women, Children and Animals. His life and experiences have been the subject of a book and two movies. Harish is one of the most vocal voices for the LGBT campaign worldwide. It is thus, not surprising that he is listed at #71 in the World Pride Powerlist 2013. He shares the honour with Stephen Fry, Ricky Martin, Elton John, Martina Navratilova to name a few. He is the only Indian National in the list. In 2013 he appeared in the India chapter of Stephen Fry’s documentary – OUT THERE where the British Actor chronicled lives of LGBT persons across the world. In 2012, Harish appeared on the most popular chat show hosted and produced by Bollywood Actor – Aamir Khan called Satyamev Jayate. Harish Iyer has been seen as an opinion maker and as a panelist in several channels like – CNN, BBC, AL Jazeera, Australian Network, New York Radio, Washington Radio, BBC Radio, NDTV, CNN IBN, Times Now and many more.

 

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Srijan Pal Singh: Srijan Pal Singh is an Indian author, public speaker, social entrepreneur, activist and a leader. He was born and raised in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.Srijan Pal Singh is an Electrical Engineer from Institute of Engineering & Technology, Lucknow and a Management graduate from the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) which is consistently ranked as one of the best business schools in India and in the Asia-Pacific region. At IIMA, he was head of the student’s council and engaged in a variety of social and developmental activities and projects with the Police, local political institutions and MPs, MGNREGA, Public Distribution System, many youth organizations and has assisted Members of Parliament to formulate constituency management program. He was awarded the IIMA Gold Medal for the Best All-rounder student from the graduating batch of 2009. Srijan is one of the leading young activist, between 2009–2012, Srijan worked with Dr A. P. J. Abdul Kalam who served as the 11th President of India, in promoting various assignments such as What Can I Give Movement, Energy Independence for the nation, nuclear and space missions, and Providing Urban Amenities to Rural Areas. He has co-authored a bestseller book with Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam titled, Target 3 Billion which recommends Innovative solutions towards sustainable development of the rural areas of the world. The idea of PURA evolved from the book is taken up as a major national program by Government of India in association with many Indian corporates in a Private-Public-Partnership Model. He has also co-authored, Delhi Metro : Excellence in Management, published by UNDP, which is a study of best practices in management of Public Sector Organizations in developing world, specifically the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation. He also takes lectures on community action, leadership and development in Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad and Indian Institute of Management Indore. He is a public speaker and have spoken at various events including various TEDx Events, Australia India Youth Dialogue and has contributed to leading national newspapers like Rajasthan Patrika and The Hindu.

 

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Fahim Vora: Born and brought up in Dharavi, Fahim is pursuing graduation in the field of commerce. Not being able to pursue education because of financial problems, made him think ‘out of the box’ . Seeing an opportunity in the tourism industry Fahim and Tauseef founded “Be The Local tours” in March 2010 with the vision of offering tourists a unique experience of “the other half of the city” through the eyes of local students. The Aim of starting this venture was not only to help local students in earning income to fund their education but also to eradicate the long existing mystery, bias & prejudice towards the slum. Fahim is full of adventurous spirit. He loves to explore new places and wants to go on a motorcycle tour of whole India
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 
BW3_1clCEAAVv2KAngad Ranyal: CNN IBN rated Angad Singh Ranyal as one of the top 20 stand-up comics in India. He has performed in more than 150 shows across 6 cities and is a regular feature at Canvas Laugh Club, The Comedy Store and a series of East India Comedy shows.

 

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