INK Live is a unique and stimulating experience to witness a real-time telecast of the INK conference live and uncut. The experience is designed for students and young professionals, and is very affordable. The event hosts interactive workshops, speaker interactions, inspiring and engaging discussions, and other fun-filled learning activities with peers. For speaker interactions, selected speakers are brought to the INK Live venue for face-to-face interaction with the attendees.
The workshops are designed to be fun-filled, conducted by professionals and subject matter experts on interesting topics. Past conferences included workshops from MIT Media Lab, Nokia Research, Autodesk, Levis, and many others. The event is created to stimulate, educate and inspire the leaders of tomorrow, in a setting that fosters creativity, it encourages you to explore new ideas and is built around surprising experiences designed to inspire the youth.
The 4th edition of INK Live will be held in Mumbai, October 16-18th, 2015 at the ISDI Parsons Mumbai campus.
Anand Varma’s photos tell the story behind the science of everything from primate behavior and hummingbird biomechanics to amphibian disease and forest ecology. He started photographing natural history subjects while studying biology at the University of California, Berkeley. He spent several years assisting other photographers before receiving a National Geographic Young Explorer grant to document the wetlands of Patagonia. Varma has since become a regular contributor to National Geographic. His feature stories include “Mindsuckers” about mind-controlling parasites and “Quest for a Superbee” about the science behind honeybee declines
Anshulika co-founded India’s first and most successful crowdfunding platform for creative ideas. So far over 250 projects across films, music, dance, comics and more have raised well over USD 1 million by over 11,000 backers using Wishberry. Inspired by Dagny Taggart and Miranda Priestly, this ex-McKinsey analyst discovered crowdfunding while on a project at McKinsey. It fascinated her so much, she ditched a US job opportunity and flew back to India to pioneer this concept. Anshulika doggedly believes that crowdfunding is a lifeline for all budding creative artists in India
Arunabh Kumar, featured in Fortune “40 Under 40” List of India’s Business Leaders of 2015, is the Founder & CEO of The Viral Fever (TVF Group), a new age media company, with the philosophy of “Lights…Camera…Experiment !”. He is hailed as an expert on Youth Entertainment and a driver of Online Content Evolution in India. TVF’s Online business entity “TVF-ONE” got featured in top 20 Start Ups in India of 2014.
He created India’s 1st YouTube Channel for original content to cross a Million Subscribers. He has diversified ‘TVF Group’ into a cluster of media businesses in Branded Content Solutions, Live Entertainment, Distribution platform and intends to make ‘TVF’, India’s answer to Disney.
Named the ‘youngest headmaster in the world’ by BBC in October 2009, at the age of 16. Babar Ali is an Indian student and teacher from Murshidabad, West Bengal. He started a school, Ananada Siksha Niketan – Home of joyful learning, in his backyard when he was just 9-years-old, now with 300 regular students. It is an outdoor school and counts a total of 10 teaching and non-teaching staff who are providing their voluntary service. There are no tuition fees, thus making it affordable for the poor in this economically deprived area and thereby helping increase literacy rate there.
In 2009, Babar Ali won a prize from the program Real Heroes of the Indian English news channel CNN IBN for his work and was awarded the NDTV ‘Indian of the Year’ award. His story became a part of the syllabus for the CBSE 10th standard English textbook, PUC English textbook for Govt. of Karnataka, and also in a curriculum in Luxembourg, Europe. He was featured on Aamir Khan’s TV show Satyamev Jayate in July 2012
Dr. Balamurali Ambati M.D. PH.D. became the world’s youngest doctor, receiving his medical degree at the age of 17. He was rated #1 in a Top 40 under 40 global survey of ophthalmologists by The Ophthalmologist magazine in May 2015. Dr. Ambati has been chosen as one of the Moran Jazz Doctors, the NBA Utah Jazz team ophthalmologists.
Dr. Ambati is an eye surgeon specializing in lifestyle lens implants, LASIK, cataract surgery and corneal transplants. As leader in ophthalmology, Dr. Ambati is the Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City, and the team ophthalmologist for the Utah Utes. He also directs a laboratory for developing new cures for eye diseases and volunteers his time with ORBIS, Project Hope, Sight for the Sightless, the Navajo Nation, and other humanitarian outreach efforts.
Whether as a comedian, a writer, a radio commentator and/or speaker, Emily updates her audience on Big Ideas from science and shows how these Ideas suggest changes in our social institutions, our business practices, even our everyday behavior. Emily’s brand of Big Ideas and Big Laughs provoke and inspire as well as entertain.
Starting out with stand-up comedy Emily went on to became a television writer/producer, working on shows such as “Designing Women“, “Love and War” and “Dangerous Minds“. Under overall deals at Universal Studios and The Walt Disney Company, she created and produced pilots for new situation comedies for CBS, NBC, ABC and HBO
Josh Radnor is perhaps best known for his role as Ted, the central character on CBS’s Emmy-nominated comedy HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER which ended its nine-season run in March 2014, but Radnor’s talents extend beyond acting, and he has quickly established himself as both a gifted writer and director.
He has written, directed and starred in two feature films. His most recent, LIBERAL ARTS, in which he co-starred alongside Elizabeth Olsen, Richard Jenkins and Allison Janney, premiered at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and was released by IFC that fall. His first feature film, HAPPTHANKYOUMOREPLEASE, debuted at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the Audience Award for Favorite U.S. Drama. The film was released in March 2011 by Anchor Bay.
Radnor can next be seen playing a morphine-addicted surgeon in the new PBS Civil War hospital drama, MERCY STREET, premiering in January of 2016. He was last seen on Broadway starring in DISGRACED, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Ayad Akhtar which received a 2015 Tony nomination for Best Play.
In 2013, he starred in Jill Soloway’s AFTERNOON DELIGHT co-starring Kathryn Hahn and Juno Temple. The film premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, where Soloway won the U.S. Dramatic Directing Award.
In addition to film and television, Radnor first starred on Broadway as the title character in THE GRADUATE opposite Kathleen Turner and Alicia Silverstone. Off-Broadway and regionally, he has appeared at the Manhattan Theater Club, The Vineyard Theater, and Baltimore Center Stage, among others.
In Los Angeles, he originated the roles of “Young Sandy” and “Sam” in the Ovation Award-winning world premiere production of Jon Robin Baitz’s THE PARIS LETTER at the Kirk Douglas Theater. Two summers ago appeared in New York Stage and Film’s world premiere production of Richard Greenberg’s THE BABYLON LINE, directed by Terry Kinney.
His television credits include guest appearances on ER, SIX FEET UNDER, JUDGING AMY, and LAW & ORDER among others. He was a series regular on ABC’s THE COURT starring Sally Field. He made his film debut in the original teen spoof, NOT ANOTHER TEEN MOVIE.
Radnor has had several articles published in the Los Angeles Times Magazine. He has also written for The Rumpus, Guilt and Pleasure Magazine, Moviemaker Magazine, Indiewire, and The Huffington Post.
A native of Columbus, Ohio, Radnor attended Kenyon College where he won the Paul Newman Acting Trophy. He received his M.F.A. in acting from N.Y.U.’s Tisch School of the Arts. He currently resides in Los Angeles
Alarmed by the rising rates of suicides and stress levels in India and the concurrent social stigma attached to seeing a psychologist, Richa Singh co-founded Your D.O.S.T — an emotional support network for people to anonymously discuss their problems with qualified and experienced individuals. Since its launch in December 2014, over 50,000 people have sought support on the portal and the numbers continue to grow