From a corporate career in Singapore to nurturing his entrepreneurial dreams,
Arush Chopra, along with his life partner & co-founder, Megha who showed him the
two huge gaps in the Indian beauty market that needed to be filled. They dreamt
of creating a beauty & personal care range that, no matter what product you pick
up, would not only disclose all the ingredients but also deliver the results
that it promised.
Inspired by his mother, Dr. Neena Chopra, an award-winning biochemist, they
embarked on a remarkable journey to revolutionize the beauty industry.
Their dedication and commitment have turned Just Herbs into a thriving brand,
gaining recognition and even attracting investment from FMCG giant Marico. Arush
believes that big digital business can be built from India’s smaller towns- took
a conscious call to startup in Chandigarh rather than a metropolitan city. The
superior quality of life and cost of doing business are both huge advantages
that helped Arush and his team along their entrepreneurial journey as a
boot-strapped profitable venture for over nine years.
I served in the Indian Army for 39 years, starting in 1969 and retiring in 2006.
During my tenure, I received honors from the President of India for my
performance in war zones. As a Brigadier in South Kashmir, I led 3000 troops and
was wounded in an encounter with foreign terrorists but chose to remain in
command, achieving exceptional results. I also served as teaching faculty at
prestigious military academies like the National Defence Academy and the Defence
Services Staff College.
Following command roles in Rashtriya Rifles and a T-72 Tank Brigade, I attended
the National Defence College and undertook international visits. Subsequently, I
worked in the Military Operations Directorate at Army Headquarters, accompanying
the Army Chief on international visits and being a reserve for a United Nations
Forces leadership role. I also played a significant role in museum and memorial
projects, upgrading the 1 SIKH War Memorial, establishing the Ibadat-e-Shahadat
cultural-cum-war museum, and creating an orphanage. Finally, as Chief of Staff
of 9 Corps, I contributed to the conceptualization and creation of the Yol War
Museum before retiring. I hold multiple master's degrees and M.Phils, have
authored and edited books, and contribute articles to newspapers and military
publications, totaling over 300 articles.
Meet the incredible Sonali Swami, a shining testament to the fact that dreams
have no expiry date. At the age of 38, she decided to embark on a journey to the
gym, igniting a passion for weightlifting and bodybuilding that would change the
course of her life forever. Her story reminds us all that it's never too late to
dream a dream and pursue it with unwavering determination.
Through sheer dedication and relentless hard work, Sonali not only sculpted her
physique but also represented India on the global stage. Today, she proudly
stands as one of the top 5 female bodybuilders in the country, inspiring
countless individuals with her journey of transformation and self-discovery. Her
story is a powerful reminder that age is just a number, and our potential is
Meet Yajurvendra Mahajan, a beacon of change and a true social reformer. As the
founder of DeepStambh Foundation, he's on a mission to bridge the gap in
education quality between the privileged and underprivileged. Yajurvendra
believes that social good is not just a choice, but an integral part of his
He envisions a world where every child, regardless of their background, has
access to quality education. Witnessing the stark disparities firsthand, he
couldn't turn a blind eye.
His initiatives stand as a testament to the power of compassion and the impact
that one person can have on a community. Join us in celebrating this remarkable
social reformer and the transformative work he continues to do. Together, let's
support and amplify the voices of those like Yajurvendra, who inspire us all to
make a difference.
From a child who didn't even know how to spell 'audition' to a seasoned actor,
Bhavya Gandhi's journey is nothing short of extraordinary. Starting from ground
zero, he carved his path in the world of entertainment with sheer determination
and a heart full of dreams.
Bhavya's perseverance and passion for acting transformed him from a novice to a
seasoned performer. His journey reminds us that greatness is achieved not by
chance, but by hard work and an unwavering belief in oneself.
So, here's to Bhavya Gandhi, a shining example of how starting from scratch is
just the beginning of an incredible journey. May his story inspire us all to
chase our dreams with unwavering determination.
Sahil Nayar, a distinguished and celebrated Senior Associate Director at KPMG in
India, is a maestro in the intricate world of corporate strategy and leadership
development. With years of experience navigating the corporate labyrinth, Sahil
is a trusted guide and leader who has achieved remarkable success. On the
esteemed platform of TEDxNMIMSIndore, he will delve deep into the art and
science of triumph. Sahil's talk promises to be a captivating capsule, offering
invaluable insights into behavioural strategy, a symphony of wisdom, and a
guiding compass for those seeking success as you overcome your inhibitions and
believe in yourself to combat the ever competitive business landscape.
In a world where data is a treasure trove waiting to be unlocked, Gaurav Kejriwal
is the digital alchemist who transforms raw information into gold. As the Vice
President at EXL Analytics, he steps onto the TEDXNMIMSIndore stage to share the
secrets of innovation through data. Imagine a realm where every data point is a
piece of a puzzle, every insight a revelation, and every decision a masterpiece
of analytics. This is the realm Gaurav navigates, and he's here to guide you
through the journey. His talk promises to be a narrative that bridges the gap
between data and excellence, a saga of turning numbers into narratives, and a
roadmap for those seeking to harness the power of analytics.
Brace yourself for an adventure in data-driven innovation that will reshape the
way you perceive information.
Bhooshan Malkani, a key contributor to HR innovation at Jio Cinema, is a
brilliant mind with an extraordinary 14-year journey in the field. His choices,
marked by boldness and determination, have led him down a unique path in HR when
few dared to specialize. Bhooshan's journey is a captivating tale of resilience,
innovation, and the pivotal support of his father. On the TEDxNMIMSIndore stage,
he will guide you through his journey, emphasizing the importance of trusting
your instincts in navigating the labyrinth of career choices. Bhooshan's
narrative is a testament to the power of authenticity and the profound impact it
has on our career paths.
Senior Vice President, Banking Technology, Woman of Transgender Experience
Amita Karadkhedar, a Senior Vice President in the field of Banking Technology,
is a beacon of empowerment and inspiration. Her journey is characterized by
resilience, breaking barriers, and embracing her true purpose. Amita's unique
perspective as a woman of a transgender experience is a testament to the
strength of diversity and inclusion. On the TEDxNMIMSIndore stage, she will
delve into the transformative theme of 'Career beyond gender and integrating my
purpose.' Her talk promises to shed light on a path less travelled yet
MVN Rao is a luminary in the realm of leadership, where growth, transformation,
and empowerment take center stage. As an architect of leaders and a catalyst for
change, he brings a wealth of experience and wisdom to the TEDxNMIMSIndore
stage. MVN Rao's journey is a testament to the power of effective leadership,
and he carries with him a legacy of fostering growth and empowerment. His TEDx
talk promises to be an enlightening narrative of personal and professional
development, a symposium of empowerment, and a masterclass in leadership that