R.K. Paliwal

Director-General, Income Tax (Investigation)

Well-known Hindi playwright and author of who has received many literary awards for his books 'Angrez Kothi', Banspur ki Uttarkatha', and 'Gandhi Jivan our Vichar', a biography of Mahatma Gandhi. His two plays are 'Kasturba' and 'Gandhi ki Chargesheet'. Doordarshan made two telefilms on his two humorous short stories. He is presently Director-General in the Department of Indian Revenue Service for the states of Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, and Odisha. He actively participates in rural development on Gandhian principles.

G Chandana Deepti, IPS

SP, Medak District, TS State

Science and Civil Service - 11 April, 2018

Ms G Chandana Deepti is currently serving as SP of Medak District. She is an alumnus of IIT Delhi with a bachelors degree in Computer Science. She joined IPS through UPSC Civil Services Examination in the year 2012. In an interaction session with students, she shared her experiences as a police officer in various capacities, career transformation from engineering to civil services, day-to-day responsibilities and challenges in the current role. She also motivated and encouraged students by answering UPSC CS exam related questions.

Dr. GV Ramanjaneyulu

Agricultural Scientist

Food, Farmers and Environment - 06 March, 2018

Dr. GV Ramanjaneyulu (Ramoo) is Executive Director of Centre for Sustainable Agriculture (CAS), Hyderabad. He earned his PhD degree in Agriculture from IARI, New Delhi in 1996 and later worked as Scientist in Indian Council of Agricultural Research. His lecture included details of current agricultural practices, organic farming, policy research and environmental impact.

K.K.SENTHIL KUMAR

CINEMATOGRAPHER

Mr. K.K.Senthil Kumar, the man behind the lens of the National Award winning films like Bahubali & Eega and many more.He shared his experiences of how he stepped towards the movies and cinematography .He described his journey from his first movie to the national award winning film ‘BAHUBALI’ and also shared his main motivation to select photography as his field of work.

SUMIT KUMAR GANDHI

IAS OFFICER

Mr. Sumit Kumar Gandhi, IAS, one of the youngest civil servants who aspired for CSE(Civil Service Examination) after working in IT sector for 4 years and he cleared the examination with an impressive rank of AIR 81 in CSE(Civil Services Examination) .He aspires to contribute to the field of primary education for the underprivileged children.Mr. Sumit Kumar Gandhi, IAS has driven them more towards their aim to become a Civil Servant. The speaker addressed about how one should prepare from the #Day1 to crack CSE.

S.P.BALASUBRAHMANYAM

DISTINGUISHED SINGER, ACTOR, MUSIC DIRECTOR & FILM PRODUCER

Mr.Sripathi Panditaradhyula Balasubrahmanyam is an Indian film playback singer, actor, music director, voice actor and film producer. He has won the Guinness World Record for recording the highest number of songs.He has won many awards National Film Award for Best Male Playback Singer, Nandi Award, National Film Awards across four languages as well as a Filmfare Award, five South Filmfare Awards and numerous state awards from Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. He is a recipient of civilian awards such as Padmashri (2001) and Padma Bhushan (2011) from the government of India.

ANANDA SHANKAR JAYANT

CLASSICAL DANCER

Ananda Shankar Jayant is an Indian classical dancer, choreographer, scholar and bureaucrat, known for her proficiency in the classical dance forms of Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi. She is the first woman officer in the Indian Railway Traffic Service and her 2009 TED talk is ranked among the top twelve Incredible TED talks on cancer. She is a recipient of Sangeet Natak Akademi Award, Kalaimamani Award of the Government of Tamil Nadu and Kala Ratna Award of the Government of Andhra Pradesh. The Government of India awarded her the fourth highest civilian honour of the Padma Shri, in 2007, for her contributions to arts.

Michael Kasprowicz

AUSTRALIAN TEST CRICKETER

He is a right arm fast bowler, effective outfielder and useful lower order batsman, and has enjoyed a successful career both in Australia and in the English county scene since making his debut for Queensland as a seventeen-year-old in the 1989–1990 domestic season. Kasprowicz was one of the top performing fast bowlers in Australian cricket over the past decade. Kasprowicz was known for his swing and relentless and hard-working approach, and was particularly known for his contributions in 2004 to Australia's success in the Indian subcontinent, where they had struggled in the past, especially with pace bowling. He was also called the "Subcontinent Specialist",for his unique ability to generate considerable amounts of pace from subdued tracks and in the process picking up regular wickets.

AMALA AKKINENI

ACTRESS, SOCIAL ACTIVIST

Amala Akkineni is a former Indian film actress, Bharata Natyam dancer, and an animal welfare activist.She is best known for her works in Tamil cinema, and Telugu cinema. She has also starred in few Malayalam, Kannada, and Bollywood films. She has won two Filmfare Awards South, and a CineMAA Award.Amala is the co-founder of The Blue Cross of Hyderabad , a non-government organisation (NGO) in Hyderabad, India, which works towards the welfare of animals and preservation of animal rights in India.

IRA TRIVEDI

NOVELIST, COLUMNIST, YOGA TEACHER

Ira Trivedi is an Indian born author, columnist, and yoga acharya.Her works include India in Love: Marriage and Sexuality in the 21st century,What Would You Do to Save the World? The Great Indian Love Story and There's No Love on Wall Street She writes both fiction and non fiction. Her non fiction and journalism focus on issues of women and gender in India.Ira is the founder of Namami Yoga, a charity and not for profit foundation that brings yoga to the underprivileged children. The Foundation conducts yoga classes for underprivileged children in New Delhi.

SHASHI THAROOR

WRITER, PUBLIC INTELLECTUAL & FORMER UNITED NATIONS OFFICIAL

Shashi Tharoor is an Indian politician and a former diplomat who is currently serving as Member of Parliament of India (from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala since 2009). He also currently serves as Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs.Mr.Tharoor is also an acclaimed writer, having authored 15 bestselling works of fiction and non-fiction since 1981, all of which are centred on India and its history, culture, film, politics, society, foreign policy, and more. He is also the author of hundreds of columns and articles. Mr.Tharoor is a globally recognised speaker too, on India's economics and politics, as well as on freedom of the press, human rights, Indian culture, and international affairs.