Vijay Bedi

The Beauty all Around Us

A fierce advocate of the protection of endangered species, Green Oscar winner Vijay Bedi talks about the beauty of wildlife that exists all around us. Showing clips of his award – winning movies, he uses those to convey to the audience the magnificence of the natural world, to make us realize how we miss out on so much around us – and how not to.                                                                                                                                                                                              _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Jash Sen                                                                                                                                                                                       

How to Live a Creative Life

A best-selling author, Jash Sen speaks about the importance of creativity in our lives. Giving us a plan of things to do while trying to improve our creativity, she tells us why we should enhance it and how to use it as a powerful tool to become better, more productive individuals.



Avni Vats                                                                                                                                                                                 

 It’s Okay to be Okay

A high schooler with thoughts well beyond her years, Avni Vats speaks about how you must always try new things to broader your horizons, even when you might fail, because after all, you will only achieve success after a lot of hard work. Even when you don’t succeed, it’s alright, because it’s okay to be okay at things.  _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


Ashish S. Kulkarni                                                                                                                                                               

How Creativity is Different

Ashish S. Kulkarni, a pioneering animator, gives a talk about the different forms creativity and perspective take, and the importance of acknowledging them.                                                                                                                                             _______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________


Arti Sonthalia 

Books are Lifelong Friends

A brilliant children’s author, Arti Sonthalia talks about how she first began to read – and loved it. She tells us about her journey with books, and what these books have taught her along the way.



Ileana Citaristi                                                                                                                                                                    

From Italy to Odissa

Padma Shri recipient and famous Odissi dancer Ileana Citaristi talks about her journey from Italy to Odissa, and the wondrous new world she discovered after being brave enough to venture into a completely different culture.