Kamalnayan Bajaj Fellowship (30)

1754706348?profile=RESIZE_710xL-R: Ms Kiran Pasricha, CEO Ananta Aspen Centre; Roopa Purushothaman (Class 2), Chief Economist, Tata Group, Mr Natarajan Chandrasekaran, Chairman Tata Group at the inauguration of the new wing of the Avsara Academy

Roopa Purushothaman (Class 2), Chief Economist, Tata Group, understands the leadership journey of a woman only too well. It comes as no surprise therefore, that this Kamalnayan Bajaj Fellow (Class 2), is also the founder of Avasara Academy – a unique, nonprofit residential school tha

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The CEO of Naandi Foundation on the big takeaways from the Teenage Girls Survey, and how they created a successful brand out of the coffee grown in Araku. 

To read more please visit: https://scroll.in/magazine/909785/labourer-to-estate-owner-how-the-araku-coffee-project-changed-the-lives-of-adivasi-farmers ;

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867087811?profile=RESIZE_180x180Electoral politics everywhere is being decisively affected by the social media platforms. Governments and political parties are adjusting to the immense power wielded through, not necessarily by, the companies. The platform companies are also belatedly, and largely involuntarily, catching up to the reality of their responsibility. In India next year another very important test of democracy’s power to resist the bad effects of misinformation distributed through targeted political communication wi

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 855421169?profile=RESIZE_710xWith its biennale still on, Kochi and the floods that devasted Kerela last year are finding focus yet again, Dinesh and Minal Vazirani’s Saffronart conducted an auction, the first in the state, to raise money as part of Art Rises for Kerala. The auction that concluded over the weekend sold all its lots and raised a notable Rs 3.2 crore towards flood relief efforts.

Read more at: https://bangaloremirror.indiatimes.com/opinion/the-informer/art-of-gold/articleshow/67648560.cms ;



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859659423?profile=RESIZE_710xThe Ananta Centre organized the inaugural session of a series of seminars on ‘Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain for Efficient Public Services Delivery’ (supported by KPMG in India as a knowledge partner) on the 17th of December, 2018, at Taj Land’s End, Mumbai. The seminar comprised of an inaugural session, a session of case-study presentations, as well as a panel discussion with experts in data science and technology.  

The session was chaired by Mr. Rajan Navani who gave an engaging talk

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Pratibha Jain (Class 7), Partner, Nishith Desai Associates; Reshma Anand (Class 2), CEO, Hindustan Unilever Foundation; Suparna Singh (Class 4) , CEO, NDTV Group and  Amitav Virmani (Class 3), Founder CEO, The Education Alliance at the Inaugural session “What Glass Ceiling?: Indian Women in the Workplace”  of “The Woman Speaks” series on 10th January 2019 in New Delhi


Ananta Centre launched a series of Dialogues on Women and Gender Issues - "The Woman Speaks" - a platform developed by women, f

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James Abraham (Class 3), Founder & Director, SolarArise, Manoj Kumar (Class 2), CEO, Naandi Foundation and Sejal Shah Gulati (Class 5), General Manager & Vice President, Global Commercial Services, American Express, led the first seminar of the seventh cohort of the Kamalnayan Bajaj Fellowship, in their journey to develop as values-based leaders and move from ‘thought to action'.  

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Class 5 Fellows Aditya Natraj, Founder and Director, Kaivalya Education Foundation, Shankar Vanavarayar, Joint Correspondent, Kumaraguru College of Technology and Executive Director, Sakthi Auto Motors, Kalyan Akkipeddi, Founder, ProtoVillage and Pallav Patankar, Executive Director, ALMATA, took the lead for the Ananta Aspen Emerging Leaders Programme for college students. Aditya and Shankar helmed the Coimbatore edition in June 2018, while Kalyan and Pallav led the one at Wardha in October 201

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Reshma Anand (Class 2), Chief Executive Officer, Hindustan Unilever Foundation and Gunjan Shah (Class 5), Partner, Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co., helped the inaugural class of GP Birla Fellowship for Women Leaders graduate this October. This is a programme designed specifically for women from Tier 2 and 3 cities. It equips them with tools to accomplish leadership goals and gives them a platform for collaborative support for each other. The programme has a “Mentor-Me!” model where the fellow

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