Mr. Dhimaan Shah From finance to fashion, Dhimaan Shah has had an exciting career. He commenced his career as an investment banker at HSBC, but the entrepreneurial bug bit, making him dive into the fashion-tech space to create StyleCracker – a unique and dynamic platform revolutionizing the way fashion is consumed. Best known for his old-school sensibilities Dhimaan’s style spells out understated with a tinge of casual sophistication.
Dr. Vidita Vaidya received her undergraduate training in Life Science and Biochemistry at St. Xavier’s College in Mumbai. She obtained her doctoral degree in Neuroscience at Yale University, and after postdoctoral fellowships at the Karolinska Institute and Oxford University she returned to a faculty position at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research in 2000. Vidita received the National Bioscientist Award in 2012 and the Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Award in Medical Sciences in 2015. She is a Fellow of the Indian National Science Academy. Her research group is interested in understanding the neurocircuitry of emotion, its modulation by life experience and the alterations in emotional neurocircuitry that underlie complex psychiatric disorders like depression and anxiety. When not in the lab, Vidita can be found hanging out with her daughter, with her nose buried in a book, at a salsa class or on the road travelling.
Ms. Monisha Doley winner of first ever Craftsvilla Miss Ethnic India 2015, a life coach,motivational speaker and an author. A small town girl from north east India and a former flight attendant shares her story of achieving inner success first which has led to external success later on.
Mr. Ankur Thakuria is a solo traveler with experience in across 44 countries and 200+ cities around the globe at the age of 22. A youth diplomat to the Indian Govt. for the G20 presidency (2011) and part of govt. delegation to GES 2013, ASEAN Entrepreneurship Summit 2015, World Future Energy Summit 2014 and International Water Summit 2014, WEF 2015.
Mr. Abhishant Pant is a Mumbai based payments professional, he started cashless journey (he has stopped carrying physical manifestation of cash) experiment on 13th march 2016 to understand the challenges and catalysts in India’s journey towards a cashless society. He is a well-known payments domain expert and shares his expertise on regular basis @ Fintech Hub’s like Rise, Zone Start-ups and as Industry faculty @ IIT Mumbai.
Ms. Anu Aggarwal an international model quit Bollywood when still a cover girl and turned a karmayogi. She has documented her unreal miraculous story in memoirs called anusual, a bestseller. This is Anu’s 2nd TEDx talk. The president of Anu Aggarwal Foundation TM she is today a Karmayogi. Internationally she spreads the message of the yoga miracle today through talks, posters, and teaching. At the same time she follows a rigid routine of personal sadhana or practice, and devotes rest of the time to keep her yogi knowledge updated. Recently she enrolled to study the Science of Happiness in edX Berkeley, US. Her life a TED story, she is a recent TEDx talker. Anu is also the author of her bestselling memoirs anusual: the girl who came back from the dead, available on Amazon worldwide, is all set to be launched in the United States soon.