INK Live 2014

October 31 - November 2, 2014 in Mumbai




Meet and interect with these remarakble people at INK Live 2014!

Bani Kohli

Bani Kohli

Founder, Jai Jan

Bani Kohli is a 16-year-old student based in Delhi. Bani started Jai Jan in 201,a non-profit organization that helps feed the underprivileged. Jai Jan collects unutilized food from restaurants at the end of the day that cannot be reused by them and distributes it to the needy.
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Joi Barua

Joi Barua

Musician

Joi Barua is a musician from Assam, India who fell in love with music at the age of four, after his father gifted him a violin. Growing up, his town had one piano and no music teachers, and his father had to cross the border and get him a keyboard from Bhutan. Since then, Joi has been making waves in the advertising, music, and film circuit in Mumbai with his musical stylings and melodious voice. He is also the lead vocalist of the band Joi and has a mixed musical style incorporating elements of rock, soul, jazz, folk and world music.
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Kenneth Sebastian

Kenneth Sebastian

Stand-up comedian, Musician

Born and raised across different cities in India, Kenneth Sebastian is a musician, filmmaker and one of India’s most popular stand-up comedians. Having performed all over the country with comics such as Vir Das, Phil Nichol (UK), Scott Capurro (UK), Raj Sharma (US, HBO), Imran Yusuf (UK), Tanmay Bhat and many more, today Kenneth has done over 300 solo shows, is soon releasing a solo stand-up special, and working on hosting a TV show on Comedy Central. He also regularly performs at The Canvas Laugh Club and The Comedy Store and is actively involved with Bangalore based comedy group ‘The Polished Bottoms.’ Earlier this year, he started an improvisational comedy ensemble ‘The Improvisers,' which is one of the highest rated improve groups in the country and now plans to take over the world by spreading laughter.
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Neeraj Kakkar

Neeraj Kakkar

Entrepreneur

Neeraj is co-founder and CEO of Hector Beverages, the makers of Paper Boat drinks, traditional Indian beverages. Their other brand is Tzinga Energy Drink, the second largest selling energy drink in India.  Prior to starting with Hector Beverages, Neeraj had an impressive career with The Coca-Cola Company for 8 years.
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Nikhil Velpanur

Nikhil Velpanur

Counterculture entrepreneur

Nikhil operates the multidisciplinary studio and business incubator, Boiled Beans Inc, whose purpose is to explore the idea of infinity and build technology that can change the world.The incubator builds companies at the intersection of the physical and digital world, in realms like personal fabrication, robotics and physical computing.
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Prakriti Singh

Prakriti Singh

Student and Social Entrepreneur

Prakriti Singh is a 17 year old Delhi girl who has recently become Google's top hit for "Water Wonder Girl".
Traumatized by the death of her grandfather from water-borne hepatitis in 2011, Prakriti formed her own NGO, “Praanaadhar” (essence of life), at   age  16.  She worked with different NGOs in the slum areas of Delhi, conducting workshops on water safety for the children who she later organised into ‘Water Ambassadors’.
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Sanvar Oberoi

Sanvar Oberoi

AGRICULTURAL ENTREPRENEUR

Sanvar Oberoi is the Co-Founder and Director of Finance and Digital Technology at Bombay Hemp Company (BOHECO), a hybrid social enterprise transforming agriculture in developing economies. BOHECO is South Asia's pioneering help company and is working with governements, scientists, farmers, industry and consumers globally to build an end-to-end ecosystem and self sustaining model which unleashes the supercrop's tremendous socio-economic and environmental benefits at large scale. 
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Shankar Tucker

Shankar Tucker

Clarinetist, composer

Shankar Tucker is an American-born clarinetist and composer who creates music that explores contemporary and traditional Indian sounds. He collaborates with other musicians to represent new generation Indian artists - bringing their music to an internationally and culturally diverse audience, both on- and offline.
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Shantanu Moitra

Shantanu Moitra

Music director, composer

Folk music is rapidly disappearing from mainstream music, but never fear! Shantanu Moitra is a man on a mission to save folk musical traditions. Shantanu is a renowned Indian music composer and restorationist. With a father as an accomplished sarod player and his mother as a talented artist, creativity naturally runs through his veins. He has worked on many landmark Bollywood films, including "Parineeta", "3 Idiots", and "Madras Cafe".
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Shashwat Ratan

Shashwat Ratan

Technology Educator

Shashwat co-founded Robo Shack Microtronics with the aim of making learning about technology fun and engaging. Electro Bricks, the low-cost electronics kits designed for children by Robo Shack do not need any prior skills in programming or soldering. The bricks are pluggable with each other and one can create complex circuits using a number of different combinations of the bricks. 
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Shilo Shiv Suleman

Shilo Shiv Suleman

Artist

Shilo Shiv Suleman is an Indian illustrator, animator and visual artist based in the city of Bangalore. Her primary area of interest is visual storytelling through multiple mediums. She illustrated her first book for children at the age of 16 and has illustrated eight others since with some of the most well known publishing houses in India. She has also been actively involved in setting up community art projects and collectives that get people to appreciate and create street art in their surroundings as well as use art and design to bring socially relevant issues in India to the forefront.
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Ugesh Sarcar

Ugesh Sarcar

Magician

Ugesh Sarcar is India's first and only contemporary and revered street magician. Ugesh was trained in the art of magic under the stewardship of his father – the "Living Legend" Prof. M. C. Sarcar. Thereafter, "Ugesh Sarcar's 3rd Degree," his first national TV appearance, became an instant hit and the highest rated show for the channel in over 3 years. There has been no looking back ever since, and his performances have won him accolades the world over.
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Vishal Gondal

Vishal Gondal

Founder & CEO, GOQii Inc.

While most kids were grappling with the realities of growing up, Vishal took a head start and started his first company – FACT, soon after finishing school at the ripe young age of 16. 
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