Trained in Holistic Psychological Counselling, she is the Director of Programmes and Projects at Pallium India, a registered charitable trust formed in 2003 with a vision to alleviate illness-related suffering for every person living with a life-limiting or life threatening condition in India, through improved access to effective pain relief and quality palliative care.
Palliative Care Professional
Kirtana Kumar is an actor, director, dramaturg and film-maker with 30 years experience behind her. She trained and performed as an actor with The Asian-American Theatre Project at The Los Angeles Theatre Centre (LATC) and has a Master’s Degree in European Classics and American Literature. She has made several documentary films including the award winning Guhya.
Actor, Director, Dramaturg and Film-maker
An artist who graduated in animation. Sachin’s works for commercial spaces have won him praise. One of his first works was for Hyatt in Hyderabad, where he painted a gigantic mural that covered an entire wall and spread half way on to the ceiling. He will be demonstrating digital art along with his talk.
Harish Bhuvan is a therapeutic clown and believes in using humour and spontaneity to facilitate the process of holistic healing and wellbeing of individuals in need. Having a degree in psychology from Christ University, Bengaluru allows him to analyse human behaviour and suggest mechanisms for adaptive and healthy functioning.
Compassionate Clowns - Trainer - Counsellor - Life-Coach
After completing MBBS in St John's, this religious sister found her calling in a remote village in Uttar Pradesh. Over the past 26 years, she has single-handedly started an entire hospital from scratch. And therefore greatly improved the lives of all the people living in the nearby villages especially the women and children.
Resident Doctor at Our Lady Of Grace's Hospital in Sardhana
Kit Patrick is a faculty member at the School of Arts and Sciences, Azim Premji University since 2017 working with philosophy, ethics, research and finding answers to the unknown. His areas of interest include philosophy of science, epistemology of law, geology, ethics, especially developing a philosophy curriculum tailored to the Indian context.
Philosophy of science, epistemology of law, geology and ethics
Dr Anil Abraham is a dermatologist from Bangalore who has clung to his passions – theatre, acting, improv. With an inspiring mindset, he is able to balance both an enriching work life and his passions. His talk will be on the principles of improv in improving life including comic examples from his own life sprinkled with humorous instances, stories and experiences.
Being born with multiple conditions requiring surgery, Dr. Antony Robert took his name after the very doctors who saved him. After almost becoming a priest, he was inspired to change others’ lives by graduating medical school and becoming a surgeon himself.
Doctor at Rainbow Hospital
Beard Of Harmony is a duo based in Bangalore, composed of Sreejith ‘The Beard’ Nair on vocals and acoustic guitar and Ruben Simon on another vocal and another acoustic guitar. Their studio cuts are full of off-screen elements like some extra electronic textures, synths and ambience. There’s nothing on their new, excellent EP ‘Roots’ except the aforementioned two voices and two guitars for the most part.
Anshu Pandey did his Masters in Chemistry from IIT-Bombay, and a PhD from the University of Chicago. He works at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. His current interests are in the areas of nanomaterials and spectroscopy.
Nanomaterials and Spectroscopy