INK 2015: Disrupt took place from 16th-18th October; nearly a year ago to the date!
We were fortunate to have a wonderful group from SPI Cinemas join us in Mumbai. One of whom, Ratheesh Krishnan, working with post-graduate student Siddharth S has shown his appreciation for the experience through a 132 page deck, beautifully designed and complete with his ‘sketch-notes and a thematic alignment to the speakers we were poised to listen to!’
Here’s a flavour of what happened at INK 2015 – written and pictorial. You can view the full deck at the bottom of this page.
Session 1: Erupt
Anuradha Acharya – Anand Varma – Alexandru Ionut Budisteanu – Jack Hidary – Stuart Candy – Haleem Khan
- Anuradha Acharya on personalized health care
- Anand Varma’s stunning photography – the smallest of insects to the vast wetlands of Patagonia.
- Alexandru Ionut Budisteanu on the maker movement
- Jack Hidary a green future pioneer
- Stuart Candy on the importance designing and staging immersive experiences for the future.
- Haleem Khan on the spirit of natya, that expression has no gender – through dance.
Session 2: Expand
Manvendra Singh Shekhawat – Mohandas Pai – Arshiya Bose – Naved Shaikh – Nina Tandon – Harsh Mariwala – Arunabh Kumar
- Manvendra Singh Shekhawat with a culture conservationist perspective.
- Mohandas Pai on seeking to empower educators and enrich the future.
- Arshiya Bose on encouraging farmers to grow coffee in sustainable ways.
- Naved Shaikh a self-described desi rapper challenging conventional hip-hop.
- Nina Tandon is on the frontier of biotechnology.
- Harsh Mariwala talks about excellence and the continuous innovation that is necessary to succeed.
- Arunabh Kumar on making of his hit series Pitchers.
Session 3: Engage
M.R. Rangaswami – Priyamvada Natarajan – Balan Ayyar – Priyanka Kohli – Richa Singh – Ganesh Natarajan – Ayushmann Khurrana
- M.R. Rangaswami on eco friendly business practices.
- Priyamvada Natarajan on plotting dark matter clusters.
- Balan Ayyar on personal growth, and how adversity can transform into your greatest opportunity.
- Priyanka Kohli on integral components of a business.
- Richa Singh on her app, which provides mental health support to people in need.
- Ganesh Natarajan on the digital transformation of urban slums.
- Ayushmann Khurrana on journey from underdog to major Bollywood actor.
Session 4: Evolve
Kiran Rao – Anand Gandhi – Pavitra Mohan – Dr. Balamurali Krishna Ambati – Shamim Sarif – Irfan Khan
- Kiran Rao and Anand Gandhi are filmmakers weaving fascinating tales – movies are culture creators.
- Pavitra Mohan, a blogger, on spreading south Indian culture.
- Dr. Balamurali Krishna Ambati the world’s youngest doctor at 17, specializing in ophthalmology.
- Shamim Sarif on the importance of story telling and the various thought processes that go into filmmaking.
- Irfan Khan on his award-winning career as an actor, and all that the film industry has taught him.
Session 5: Merge
Annamma Spudich – Ravi Chaturvedi – Sharath Gayakwad – Anuraag Saxena – Mainak Chakraborty
- Annamma Spudich on the importance of drug development and ethno-botany.
- Ravi Chaturvedi on how to make work fun, and finding the balance between doing what you love and doing your job.
- Sharath Gayakwad a Paralympic athlete, on not letting his disability stop him from being a record setting athlete.
- Anuraag Saxena on the balance between religion, heart, and home.
- Mainak Chakraborty on discovering new bioenergy sources.
Session 6: Emerge
Vidya Shah – Flavia Agnes – Babar Ali – Rashesh Shah – Pranay Chulet – Kathryn Myronuk
- Vidya Shah on merging profit-making principles with the non-profit world.
- Flavia Agnes, an inspirational activist who uses her legal background to fight for women’s rights.
- Babar Ali on beginning a school in his backyard that now caters to over 300 students.
- Rashesh Shah started Edelweiss in 1996.
- Pranay Chulet on the process of creating films, and the path that lead him to create Quikr.
- Kathryn Myronuk on deep learning and her work on exponential technology.
Session 7: Evoke
Anu Aga – Seema Kamble – Sanaya Bharucha – Madhukar Dhas – Zoya Akthar – Sharad Devarajan – Kaushal Dugar – Josh Radnor – Emily Levine
- Anu Aga on enriching India.
- Seema Kamble on running an after school program to further the young minds of India
- Sanaya Bharucha on the importance of the limitlessness of children.
- Madhukar Dhas on aiding rural famers by instilling practices of holistic watershed management, mixed cropping strategies, and seed banks.
- Zoya Akthar on her life as an award winning filmmaker.
- Sharad Devarajan’s on his mission of the rise of the Indian super hero.
- Kaushal Dugar on Teabox, a service that uses technology and supply chain innovation to ensure that its global customer base can access the freshest and best teas, within days of production.
- Josh Radnor on being more than just “How I met your Mother”.
- Emily Levine on what makes her tick; balancing on the fine edge of order.
Session 8: Embrace
Amanda North – KP Mohanan – Srikanth Bolla – Nishikant Deshmukh – Benitha Perciyal – Sandya Kola
- Amanda North on Artisan Connect, which features curated artisanal décor and empowers thriving artisans.
- KP Mohanan on radical educational reform, and diversifying education.
- Srikanth Bolla has a vision; sight is just physical.
- Nishikant Deshmukh on using ultrasound imaging to help the cancer community.
- Benitha Perciyal an artist, highly influenced by her roots.
- Sandya Kola, a self-taught violinist.
Session 9: Tandav
Angad Singh – Anshulika Dubey – Aparna Venkatesh – Catherine Mohr – Samyak Chakrabarty – Kirthiga Reddy – Kanniks Kannikeswaran
- Angad Singh on the importance of creativity and its intersection between education, technology, and design.
- Anshulika Dubey on the benefits of crowdfunding.
- Aparna Venkatesh on studying Down syndrome on a genetic level with Nobel Prize winner Sydney Brenner.
- Catherine Mohr on revolutionizing conventional surgical practice.
- Samyak Chakrabarty on creating platforms for young India to enable positive social impact.
- Kirthiga Reddy on the intricacies of emoticons and acronyms.
- Kanniks Kannikeswaran, a world-renowned composer – pairing of Indian vocals with traditional western choral traditions.
Here’s the full deck – read detailed speaker biographies, and see all Ratheesh’s doodles talk-by-talk.
We hope to see you at INK 2016: Kaleidoscope. Register here.