Enriched with a legacy of 3 super successful seasons, ChaT makes its fourth appearance this April. A two-day Youth summit that extends a platform for students, professionals, women by staging interactive sessions wherein speakers and achievers from all walks of life gather and share their experiences, views and opinions, will be held from tomorrow, 22-23 April, 2016 at Birla Auditorium of Jaipur. ChaT endeavours to awake a leader in each individual by exposing them to pertinent issues, though provoking discussions and through a networking among the likeminded people.
Previous versions of ChaT have seen speakers like Abijit Ganguly (Stand Up Comedian), Akancha Srivastava (Founder, Azure – Strategic Brand Consultancy Firm), Alka Lamba (Politician & Chairperson , Go India Foundation), Amit Jain (Co-Founder Car Dekho), Anshu Gupta (Founder, Goonj), Anshul Tewari (Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Youth Ki Awaaz), Arjun Vajpai (Youngest Indian to climb on Mount Everest), Arya Banerjee (Actress), Avijit Michael (Founder, Change.org), Chhavi Rajawat (Sarpanch, Village Soda), Diya Kumari (Princess of Jaipur & MLA, Sawai Madhopur), Gaurav Dagaonkar (Music Director & Singer), Gursimran Khamba (Comedian – AIB), Ira Trivedi (Author , The Great Indian Love Story), Irfan Alam (Founder, Sammaan Foundation), Javed Jaaferi (Actor and Choreographer), Jitu Savlani (Fiam & Celebrity Photographer), Kiran Bedi (Indian politician, social activist, Retd. IPS), Kiruba Shankar (Social Media Guru), Luke Coutinho (Author, Head Nutritionist and Master Coach), Mahesh Murthy (Founder , Pinstorm & Partner , Seed fund), Mohit Dubey (Co-Founder, Carwale.com), Nishant Joke Singh (Stand Up Comedian), Pawan Agrawal – (CEO, Mumbai Dabbawalas), Phanindra Sama (CEO & Co-Founder , Red Bus), Piyush Tiwari (Founder , Save Life Foundation), Prashant Gulati (VC & TiE Global Trustee, Dubai), Raghavendra Rathore (Designer), Ritesh Agarwal (Founder & CEO, OYO Rooms), Rohit Gupta – (Historian of Maths and Physics), Roshan Abbas (Director,TV & Radio Host), Saachi Soni (Youngest Girl to Climb on Mt. Everest), Sanjay Kumaran (Youngest Co-Founder and CEO), Sanjeev Bikhchandani (Founder, Naukri.com), Sarath Babu (Entrepreneur, Social Worker), Shireesh Sharma (Actor, MD & CEO of Celebrations), Shravan Kumaran (Youngest Mobile App Developer), Subhash Chandra (Founder, Essel Group), Varun Grover (Lyricist , Gangs Of Wasseypur), Venkatesh Iyer (MD & CEO, Goli Vada Pav Pvt Ltd.), Yogendra Durlabhji (Chairman, Santokbha Durlabhji Hospital).
The summit, as always, promises to re-invent itself where learning, inspiration, stimulation and fun go hand in hand.
The summit is being produced by Swishin Events with The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) Rajasthan being the Intellect Partners, AIESEC is Youth Partner, Powered By State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur, Sponsored by JK Lakshmipat University, IIHMR University, Snow Planet, Uber.
Akancha Srivastava, Founder,Azure Strategic Brand Consultancy Firm
Akancha describes herself as an incurable entrepreneur, dreamer, writer, traveller & an eternal optimist. She plays an active role in mentoring and conducting leadership excellence programs for several large organizations.
Amit Tandon, Entrepreneur, stand-up comic
Amit is an Entrepreneur & one of the best observational stand-up comics of India. He is a Mechanical Engineer and MBA from IIT-Delhi. Amit has recently launched a new digital venture www.comedymunch.com, the first comedy based app in India.
Imran Khan, Web developer, Teacher
Mohammad Imran Khan (born Dec. 05, 1978) is an Indian web developer from Alwar, Rajasthan. He is a mathematics teacher in the Sanskrit Education Department and a self-taught computer programmer. He has developed over fifty-two educational mobile applications and more than a hundred websites. He gained prominence after being mentioned by the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, in a speech at Wembley Stadium, London, in November 2015. Modi said, “My India is in Imran Khan of Alwar”.
Joi Barua, Singer & Music Composer
Joi is a singer and a music composer. Born in Digboi, Assam, he started his career by singing advertising jingles and later did playback singing for Hindi, Assamese and Telugu films. He is also the lead vocalist of the band Joi.
Maheep Singh, Renowned Humorist, Actor and Lyricist
Maheep Singh is a renowned humorist, a playwright an actor and a lyricist. With a unique storytelling style he stands out among comedians. His comedy is more about silences and pauses rather than noisy punchlines. Winner of Comedy Central’s India’s best comic hunt, Maheep has been instrumental in enhancing stand-up comedy scene in Delhi and NCR. Founder of New Delhi Comedy Club and curator of various comedy fests including Chandigarh Sangeet Natak Academy’s humor fest in memory of Jaspal Bhatti. His play Heer Ke Waris has been produced and directed by world renowned master puppeteer Padamshree Dadi Pudamjee and has been performed at International puppet festivals. His comedy play Table for Two has won accolades for it’s subtle tragicomedy and originality. Widely quoted in leading newspapers and magazines on issues of social and political importance.
Pushpinder Singh, Co founder & CEO – TravelKhana
Pushpinder is well known in the industry for strong visionary skills, architecture and business acumen. Pushpinder was most recently the V.P Technology and acting CTO for INCA Informatics where he played a significant and major role in a turnaround creating the Telecom OSS business vision as well as it’s execution resulting in $3 m in revenues and value. He has, in the past, provided Sustenance, Continuity and providing thrust to an existing world leading product (Quark Xpress). Creation & contribution has been a hallmark of his career and he has been instrumental in creating and taking to market multiple products of repute at Quark, ARI Labs and Aplion Networks.
Realizing that Technology does not play any significant role in making a passenger’s travel comfortable he ventured on to create Travelkhana which is a platform for travelers to use to buy food – a much needed and underserved segment. Pushpinder has graduated with a Masters in Science Degree in Computer Science from BITS- Pilani and B.Tech from IIT-BHU.
Soumik Sen, Writer, Director, Music Director
The popular writer, director and music director, Soumik Sen has written and directed highly acclaimed Madhuri Dixit- Juhi Chawla starrer, Gulaab Gang. He has also written and directed Viacom’s first digital feature film, BAD MAN.
S.D.Gupta, Public Health Expert
Prof. S.D.Gupta is a Public Health expert with a distinguished academic and research career. He obtained his M.D. (Preventive & Social Medicine) from India and Ph.D. (Epidemiology) from the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA. He has been awarded FAMS by the National Academy of Medical Science for his outstanding contribution in the field of public health. He is a fellow of Indian Association of Preventive & Social Medicine, and a long-term member of the International Epidemiological Association. He has published several research papers and reports. He has been associated in various capacities with several national and international research and academic organizations. He has chaired several scientific and other committees and served as temporary advisor to WHO Scientific Working Group on Research Information Management.
Ugesh Sarcar, Mystician, Mind Reader, Magician
Ugesh is an international speaker, motivator, social worker and much more. With the power of magic, he adds value to the differently-abled individuals, giving them the tools they need to not just survive but thrive, through his project, IAmPossible Magic.
Vigyan Gadodia, Rural Entrepreneur
Vigyan left his job as a Corporate Banker to become a fulltime Rural Entrepreneur in 2006. Since then, Vigyan has experimented with multiple rural business models promoting grass root entrepreneurship, organic farming, to improving primary education.
Vivek Gomber, Actor and Film Producer
Vivek Gomber is an actor and producer, known for films like ‘Court’ (2014), ‘The Morning Fog’ (2006) and ‘The President Is Coming’ (2009). The highly energetic, well built and extremely good looking Vivek had his schooling from Singapore and spent four years at Emerson College, Boston. ‘Court’ is one the most celebrated movies in international film festival circuit.