L-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
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.
Electoral 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
Hasina being one of the six extraordinary Indians who were covered in Readers Digest, Januray 2019 issue for changing the world through courage, compassion and service.
With 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.
The 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
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
Nikhil Sawhney (Class 3), Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Triveni Turbine Limited has recently taken over as the Co-Chair of the 11th India-Israel Forum, representing the Indian side.
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'.
Saloni Malhotra (Class 5), is now Vice President, Invest India and Head of AGNli.
Bhairavi Jani, (Class 3), Executive Director, SCA Group, Chairperson and Founder, IEF Entrepreneurship Foundation, participated in the Trilateral Commission Regional meeting at Beijing in November 2018. Bhairavi is also leading the Kashmir Dialogue and Development Forum.
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
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
Arunabha Ghosh (Class 4), CEO, Council on Energy, Environment & Water participated in a vibrant session on Depreciation of the Indian Rupee: Implications for the Economy, Trade and Energy Security, as part of the Public Policy Dialogues organized by Ananta Centre.
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