Changemakers features leaders from politics, entertainment, science, activism, and more who share innovative ideas to inspire positive change. With speakers from diverse fields like policy-making, administration, media, and filmmaking, it offers a comprehensive perspective on global challenges. Audiences are empowered to become change agents and shape a better future.
No personal car, fast fashion and meat
Ricky Kej is an Indian composer, music producer, and environmentalist who has won a Grammy Award for his album 'Winds of Samsara'. He is known for his fusion of Indian classical music with world music and has also worked on projects to raise awareness about environmental issues through music.
Insights on Politics, Innovation, and Climate Change.
Aaditya Thackeray is an Indian politician, environmentalist, writer, and social entrepreneur. He is the founder of the NGO Yuva Sena and has been involved in various environmental conservation and youth empowerment initiatives. Thackeray has also authored "My Thoughts in White and Black."
Rajshri Deshpande and Neelam Krishnamoorthy
Empowerment Conversations: Overcoming Adversity
Rajshri Deshpande and Neelam Krishnamoorthy engaged in a conversation about Trial by Fire, public fire safety, and activism, where they talked about their experiences, overcoming adversity, and making a difference in society. They spoke to a group of students and covered various topics, including fire accidents, acting, film activism, and the importance of awareness and education about fire safety. The talk was insightful and inspiring, providing valuable insights into the power of activism and social change.
Akash Banerjee aka The Deshbhakt
Why We Must Question Everything for a Better India
Akash Banerjee is an Indian journalist, digital content creator, and filmmaker who is known for his incisive and witty take on Indian politics and social issues. He founded The Deshbhakt, a platform for political satire and commentary, and has worked with various news media outlets in India.
Anjana Sinha, IPS
Long Way to go for a Gender-Sensitive Police Force
Anjana Sinha is a highly respected Indian Police Service officer who spoke with students at GITAM (Deemed to be University) about the need for a gender-sensitive police force. She emphasized the importance of being sensitive to victims of crime and the need to balance sensitivity and ruthlessness in law enforcement.
Pursue Sport; it Teaches Equality
Viren Rasquinha is a former Indian field hockey player and CEO of Olympic Gold Quest. He is known for his contribution to Indian hockey and for promoting sports in the country. Through his organisation, he supports and trains young Indian athletes for the Olympics and other international competitions.
Exploring the Intersection of Society, Law and Leadership
Arun Bothra is an Indian Police Service (IPS) officer recognised for his innovative policing techniques and community-oriented approach to law enforcement. He has served in various roles and has been instrumental in modernising the police force and improving public safety. Bothra is known for using social media to connect with citizens and improve police-community relations.
Understanding India with the Chronicler of Indian History and Cricket
Ramachandra Guha is an Indian historian and public intellectual known for extensively researching India's social and political history. He has authored several books on diverse subjects, including cricket, ecology, and politics. Guha's works are celebrated for their insightful analysis, lucid writing style, and nuanced understanding of Indian society.
Thodur Madabusi Krishna
Shifting Ideologies Through Music
TM Krishna is a renowned musician and public intellectual from Chennai, India, known for his contributions to the classical music tradition of South India and his vocal activism for social justice, democracy, and pluralism. He has been recognised with several prestigious awards and is a sought-after speaker and performer on national and international stages.
The Driving Force of Change
Khushbu Sundar is an Indian film actress, producer, and television presenter who has acted in more than 200 films in various Indian languages. She has also been involved in politics and social activism and is a prominent advocate for women's rights and gender equality in India.
Sashi Tharoor on Politics, Society, Culture
Shashi Tharoor is an Indian politician, writer, and former international diplomat. He has served as a member of parliament, Minister of State for External Affairs, and Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations. He is also a prolific author and has written several books on Indian history, politics, and culture.
Empowering Women: Swati Lakra's Insights
Swati Lakra is an Indian Police Service (IPS) officer who serves as the Director General of Police (DGP) of Telangana's Women Safety Wing. She is widely recognised for her exceptional work in combating crimes against women and children and has been awarded the President's Police Medal for her distinguished service.
Sharad Kumar is an Indian para high jumper who won a bronze medal at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics. He was born with a deformity in his left leg and started playing para-sports at 10. He also won gold medals at the 2018 Asian Para Games and the 2019 World Para Athletics Championships.
Hardeep Singh Puri
Up, Close and Personal
Hardeep Singh Puri is an Indian politician, diplomat and author. He has served as the Minister of Civil Aviation, Minister of State with Independent Charge of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, and the Permanent Representative of India to the United Nations in New York. He is known for his expertise in foreign policy, urban development and governance issues.
At the Forefront of the Battle against COVID-19
Dr.Soumya Swaminathan is a renowned medical researcher and public health expert who has made significant contributions to the fields of infectious diseases, maternal and child health, and non-communicable diseases. She shares her insights and experiences in addressing global health challenges in her talk. She highlights the importance of science, research, and innovation in improving health outcomes and achieving sustainable development goals.
Ramping Up Vaccination Drive in India
Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw is an Indian entrepreneur and businesswoman known for pioneering biotechnology work. She is the founder and executive chairperson of Biocon Limited, a leading biopharmaceutical company in India, and has received numerous awards and accolades for her contributions to healthcare and entrepreneurship. Mazumdar-Shaw is also a philanthropist and advocates for women's empowerment.
Undoing Labels, Sculpting Success
Tapsee Pannu is a talented Indian actress known for her versatile roles in Bollywood and regional cinema. With her bold and compelling performances, she has become a popular figure in the film industry and has won several awards for her work. Pannu also advocates for social issues and promotes women's empowerment and gender equality.
Indian Economy after the COVID-19 Pandemic
Amitabh Kant, CEO of NITI Aayog, is an accomplished Indian bureaucrat with a history of influential positions in the government. He is renowned for his contributions to the economy and advocacy of entrepreneurship, innovation, and sustainable development and is a frequent speaker at national and international events.