Conclave 2016 presents to you – the fantastic speaker line-up for Malhar: A Junction.
14th August, 2016.
Naseeruddin Shah is an Indian film and stage actor primarily known for his work in Indian Parallel Cinema. His films Masoom and Jaane Bhi Do Yaaron in the 1980s catapulted him to success and is today considered one of the finest actors in India. His career span of over 3 decades with critically acclaimed performances in movies such as Iqbal and A Wednesday have earned him numerous awards including three National Awards, Filmfare Awards as well as an award at the prestigious Venice Film Festival.
Kumar Mangalam Birla
Kumar Mangalam Birla is an Indian industrialist and the Chairman of the Aditya Birla Group, one of the largest conglomerate corporations in India. The group is India’s third largest business group. He is also the Chancellor of the Birla Institute of Technology & Science. An iconic figure, Mr. Birla has won several accolades, to cite a few – the International Advertising Association’s (IAA) “CEO of the Year Award 2016”; US India Business Council (USIBC) 2014, “Global Leadership Award”; Economic Times “Business Leader Award” in 2003 and 2013; Forbes India Leadership Award – Flagship Award “Entrepreneur of the Year 2012; NDTV Profit Business Leadership Awards 2012, “Most Inspiring Leader”; CNBCTV18 IBLA “Business Leader for Taking India Abroad 2012”; CNN-IBN “Indian of the Year Award 2010”; JRD Tata “Leadership Award 2008”; NDTV’s “Global Indian Leader of the Year 2007”.
Sharmila Tagore (also known as Begum Ayesha Sultana) is an Indian film actress known for her works predominantly in Hindi cinema. She has received two National Film Awards and two Filmfare Awards for her performances. She led the Indian Film Censor Board from October 2004 till March 2011. In December 2005 she was chosen as an UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. She was one of the International Competition’s Jury Members at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. In 2013, she was awarded Padma Bhushan by the Government of India.
Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu is an Indian politician and the current Railway Minister of India, under the Narendra Modi government. He is a Chartered Accountant by profession and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Prabhu has held several government and semi government positions, which includes chairmanship of Maharashtra State Finance Commission, Saraswat Co-operative Bank, Member of the Maharashtra Tourism Development Board, among others.
AS Kiran Kumar
Aluru Seelin Kiran Kumar is an Indian space scientist and the chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation having assumed office on 12 January 2015. He is credited with the development of key scientific instruments aboard the Chandrayaan-1and Mangalyaan space crafts. In 2014, he was awarded the Padma Shri, India’s fourth highest civilian award, for his contributions to the fields of science and technology. Kiran Kumar previously served as Director of Ahmedabad Space Applications Centre.
Amish Tripathi is an Indian author whose works such as ‘The Immortals of Meluha’ and ‘The Secret of the Nagas’ focus on mythology. His books have been bestsellers across India and have been published in numerous regional languages.
Anu Aga is an Indian businesswoman and social worker, who led Thermax Ltd., the energy and environment engineering business, as its chairperson 1996–2004. After retiring from Thermax, she took to social work, and In 2010 she was awarded the Padma Shri for Social Work by the Government of India. She is currently Chairperson of Teach For India. She was nominated to Rajya Sabha, the Upper House of Indian Parliament on 26 April 2012.
Madhu Purnima Kishwar is an Indian academic, and writer. She is a professor at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), based in Delhi, and the Director of the Indic Studies Project based at CSDS which aims to promote the study of “Religions and Cultures in the Indic Civilization. Kishwar is founder editor of Manushi – a Journal about Women published since 1979. It has been described by Amartya Sen as “a pioneering feminist journal”. She is also the Founder President of Manushi Sangathan, a forum for research based activist interventions which works for democratic reforms that promotes greater social justice and strengthen human rights, especially for women.
He is an Indian writer, social historian and columnist whose writings have specially focused on the evolution and impact of Indian television, politics and sport history. He is the founding Joint Editor of the international peer-reviewed journal South Asian History and Culture and the Routledge South Asian History and Culture book series. He is the former Managing Editor of 24X7 English News channel Headlines Today. His first book India on Television was widely acclaimed as the first major account of the politics and business of news television in India and was awarded the Asian Publishing Convention Award for Best Book on Asian Media in 2009. He has been a consulting expert for Headlines Today, wrote a weekly column on politics and public culture for Mumbai Mirror between 2010–12 and his writings have appeared in the Indian Express, Outlook, Times of India, Open and other publications.
Arunoday Mukharji is a Principal Correspondent & Anchor with CNN-IBN and one of the founder employees of the channel, having joined the team in July 2005. He covered all the major terror attacks India witnessed since 2005. Be it the October 2005 serial blasts in Delhi, the November 2007 blasts in UP, the 2008 blasts in Jaipur or the September serial blasts in Delhi later that year. He even reported from Jamia – the site of one of the most controversial encounters in September 2008, which exposed the alleged terror network of the Indian Mujahideen. But his greatest experience would have to be reporting from outside the Taj and Oberoi Trident during the 26/11 Mumbai attacks. Stationed outside the Taj for 3 days straight was one of the most challenging assignments. Apart from anchoring regular news bulletins and reporting crime, he now also co-hosts a show called YNOT on the channel which focuses on young India.
Kanchan Gupta is a journalist, political analyst, and activist. He graduated from St.Xavier’s College Calcutta and joined ‘The Telegraph’ as a sub editor on the news desk. He joined ‘The Statesman’ and became the youngest Assistant Editor in The Stateman’s history. He later gave up his journalism career for Public work and was an official in the Prime Minister’s Office(PMO) when the NDA under Atal Bihari Vajpayee came to power. Currently, he writes weekly articles for ‘The Pioneer’ and for ‘MidDay’.
Chintan Ruparel and Anuj Gosalia
Founders of ‘Terribly Tiny Tales’ a social media based portal for short stories that can be written within 140 characters. Starting off as a team of 15 in 2013, Terribly Tiny Tales today stands as the world’s largest micro content platform. They keep this new form of literature alive through collaborations with brands while covering a host of topics such as ‘feminism’, ‘patriotism’ and ‘domestic violence’. As an open portal for all, they have truly created an entirely new platform for writers to put across strong and meaningful messages through byte-sized storytelling.
Majored in business and economics at the University of Nottingham. Later started her own company Knoq where she conducts affirmative and positive thinking classes. She is most famous for founding Humans of Bombay, after the highly popular Humans of New York page, which works to create an exhaustive catalogue of Mumbai inhabitants, recounting their personal stories, which often include heart-warming stories of courage and bravery.