Speakers at TEDxIIMRanchi 2012
An American social activist, teacher and football coach who works primarily in
India is the co-founder and executive director of non-government organisation (NGO) Yuwa
that teaches girls to play [football], and promotes health and education. He has received
awards like Beyond Sport - Barclays Sport for Social Inclusion Award (2013), Nike
Gamechangers (2011), Yahoo! India's 12 unsung heroes of 2012, NDTV Spirit of Sports
Award (2012) and many more.
An Indian feminist and publisher along with Ritu Menon co-founded Kali for
Women, India's first exclusively feminist publishing house in 1984. In 2003, following the
closure of Kali for Women, she founded Zubaan Books. In 2011, Butalia and Menon were
jointly conferred the Padma Shri, India's fourth highest civilian award, by the Government of
Founder of Indianuance which is an artiste management and concert
programming outfit dedicated to Indian classical music and its allied forms. She has won the
British Council Young Music Entrepreneur Award. Her aim is to get youngsters to listen to Indian
classical music. She also runs the Bombay Baithak where, with help from patrons of classical
music, we put together chamber concerts in the form of small, intimate gatherings and the
focus is likely to be on international audiences.
Born in 1963 she is an Indian mountain climber, who on May 20, 2011,
became the oldest Indian woman to have scaled the world's tallest peak, Mount
Everest (29,029 ft.) at the age of 48 years. She also became the first person
from Jharkhand state to go on an expedition to Mount Everest. Prior to this, she took part in
an Island Peak Expedition in Nepal (20,600 ft.) in 2004; the Karakoram Pass (18,300 ft.) and
Mt. Saltire Kangri (20,150 ft.) in 2006. Her feats have earned her a listing in the Limca Book
of Records. She was awarded the Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2013 and
became the first Indian woman to scale the Seven Summits after climbing the McKinley Peak in May 2013.
With a Masters in Communication, and a specialization in film and
television, Parvathi transitioned from applying pure media to designing Web-based content
and cognitive e-learning solutions for large multinational organizations. Her passion for
development issues, entrepreneurship and innovation helped her establish Innovation
Alchemy – an innovation consulting and collaboration firm where her Team applies a broad
spectrum of business, entrepreneurial and technology skills to emerging market challenges.