Deepak, a writer, poet, lyricist, and life skill educator who founded ProjectFUEL, a movement to document life-lessons of people across the world and present these experiences in different interactive mediums for the world to see, is coming to the Weekend of Creativity. He will connect you with your struggle and show you how to make it your power and inspire others with your learnings. Collecting your life-lessons during his workshop and bringing you together to create the tribe and inspire every individual on the journey.
Sofia Ashraf, Rapper & Activist
Sofia Ashraf is an activist, digital content creator, rapper and writer with over 8 years of experience in the fields of advertising and communication. She began rapping at the age of 18. Her first public stage was Justice Rocks – a copy-left initiative that invites youngsters to express themselves on issues that matter and uses the medium of performing arts and music to challenge corporate globalisation, discrimination and hate politics. In 2015 Vettiver Collective decided to take protests to the digital platform and along with Sofia, they produced “Kodaikanal Won’t” – a video addressing the mercury poisoning caused by a thermometer factory owned by Unilever. The video garnered over 4 million views and resulted in the multi-national company compensating 591 ex-employees. Sofia creates content on YouTube under the moniker "Sista from The South" on the badass feminist channel - Blush.
Raghava KK, Artist
Raghava is a Contemporary Artist, Nat/Geo Explorer, Ted Global, and Curator of AI x Art Show who started his journey as a cartoonist and today has attained an international stand for being CNN’s top 10 most fascinating people the world is yet to know of. Raghava brings along his vibe and astonishing creative journey to you at the Weekend of Creativity. Your day with him will get those creative juices flowing and inspiration hitting the hilt. He will take you on a journey to find your creative purpose with his persona of madness, creativity and curiosity.
Anuj, Founder Terribly Tiny Tales
After having tasted the startup life as part of the early team at Sequoia-funded, What's On India (led by media veteran - Atul Phadnis), Anuj Gosalia - a Narsee Monjee alumnus launched his first venture Bechain Nagri - an online platform for artists to sell t-shirts, sketchbooks, and other products. After building a cult community in over 12 cities, things didn’t eventually go as planned. He was quick to learn from the experience and moved on to birth Not Like That - a storytelling agency, from where he launched Terribly Tiny Tales as a Facebook page in the summer of 2013 with a handful of writers who could weave tales under 140 characters. O
Alankrita, Human Potential
After almost a decade in broadcast media, where she worked with the likes of Times, UTV and Viacom18, Alankrita decided to immerse herself in the non-profit sector - working towards better futures for marginalised children. She is a jury member for the prestigious DMA Asia Echo Awards 2018 and a mentor for The Experience Co., putting her in a very exclusive club of people.
She is a writer at heart, currently working on a book that explores human relationships, who is passionate about immersive experiences. A licensed diver, an avid traveller and a vocalist trained in classical music, she spends her spare time advocating for animal welfare. Alankrita believes in the power of potential; every individual is capable of changing the world!
Poornima Sukumar is a muralist, community artist, and illustrator. She uses wall painting as community engagement. For the past few years she has been using her public art projects to enable youth voices, to engage youth in peacemaking and to create awareness around social issues. She feels privileged to have worked on a variety of social causes and human welfare issues alongside government bodies, schools, corporates, restaurants, artist’s residencies and more. Her recent projects include painting a library with rag-pickers children, a wall on the streets of Mumbai’s Red Light district with the daughters of sex-workers, she visited Nepal where she painted a wall with the children orphaned by the 2015 Earthquake, and she continues to create many small-scale projects in schools and juvenile facilities for at-risk young boys and girls throughout Bangalore.
Prathamesh, Music Producer
After having tasted the startup life as part of the early team at Sequoia-funded, What's On India (led by media veteran - Atul Phadnis), Anuj Gosalia - a Narsee Monjee alumnus launched his first venture Bechain Nagri - an online platform for artists to sell t-shirts, sketchbooks, and other products. After building a cult community in over 12 cities, things didn’t eventually go as planned. He was quick to learn from the experience and moved on to birth Not Like That - a storytelling agency, from where he launched Terribly Tiny Tales as a Facebook page in the summer of 2013 with a handful of writers who could weave tales under 140 characters.
Alicia Souza works from her studio in Bangalore, India. Born and brought up in the Middle East, she graduated from Royal Melbourne Institute of Design and moved to India five years ago. She is currently working as a freelance illustrator and entrepreneur of her company that manufactures gifting and artist merchandise under her label. Her work has also been licensed by various companies. Some of her lovely clients (in no particular order) include Penguin, Google, The Mint, Yahoo, AOL, 3M, Wipro, Cadbury/Mondelez, INK, Time Out, Cornetto, Air Asia, Kyoorius, Amazon, The Hindu, Champak and Tinkle.