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Achievers Dialogues

Trailblazers, innovators, leaders...Achievers. Join us in engaging with an incredible panel of young Achievers who have achieved extraordinary success in their fields and society, in a short space of time. Understand their journeys and learn how you too can build the careers and lives you dream of.

BUILDING A DREAM CAREER

April 20, 2023

New Delhi, India

Engage with trailblazing young Achievers to understand how you can build your dream career

Trailblazers, innovators, leaders...Achievers. Join us in engaging with an incredible panel of young Achievers who have achieved extraordinary success in their fields and society, in a short space of time. Understand their journeys and learn how you too can build the careers and lives you dream of.

You will also be able to meet representatives from the British Council, NISAU, UK universities and stakeholders. Receive insights and guidance on 

  • Choosing a university

  • Education counselling

  • Scholarships

  • English language tests

  • Career pathways

  • Accommodation

  • Student support

  • Guidance on finding jobs & internships

  • Networking

There will be time for an audience Q&A.

SPEAKERS

Aditi Chauhan

Aditi is the Goalkeeper of the Indian National Football Team, founder of 'She Kicks Football Academy' and the 'Aditi Chauhan Foundation'. She is a football expert analyst & commentator on major sports channels in India.

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Urvashi Prasad

Urvashi is a Director in the Development Monitoring & Evaluation Office, NITI Aayog. She is part of the team supporting the work of Government of India's Empowered Group 1 for managing Covid-19 pandemic. Urvashi co-authored India's first Voluntary National Review presented at the United Nation's High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development & has over 150 publications to her credit.

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Dr Beena Koshi

Beena is a developmental paediatrician, with a passion to set standards for clinical service & research in childhood development & disability in India. She has experience of being a clinical-academic in both India & UK & has been part of various international collaborations. Her research interests include early childhood experiences, cognition & autism spectrum disorder. She has been extensively published & has been awarded the Fellowship of Indian Academy of Paediatrics & the India Alliance ICPH Fellowship.

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Mitali Nikore

Mitali advises several organisations including the World Bank, ADB, & UN agencies. She is experienced in gender mainstreaming, infrastructure dev, finance, policy advisory & social entrepreneurship. She has been selected as 'She is: 75 Indian women in STEAM' by the Government of India & one of the 22For2022 industry leaders by Forbes magazine. She is a widely published researcher and writer with leading media houses.

CARVING MY OWN NICHE

April 21, 2023

New Delhi, India

Engage with trailblazing young Achievers to understand how you can carve your niche

Trailblazers, innovators, leaders...Achievers. Join us in engaging with an incredible panel of young Achievers who have achieved extraordinary success in their fields and society, in a short space of time. Understand their journeys and learn how you too can carve your own niche, define and articulate your personal brand, and really find out what you stand for, and who you want to be.

You will also be able to meet representatives from the British Council, NISAU, UK universities and stakeholders. Receive insights and guidance on 

  • Choosing a university

  • Education counselling

  • Scholarships

  • English language tests

  • Career pathways

  • Accommodation

  • Student support

  • Guidance on finding jobs & internships

  • Networking

There will be time for an audience Q&A.

SPEAKERS

Shreeyash Lalit

Shreeyash is an advocate practising in the Supreme Court of India, various High Courts and other fora. He completed his B.Tech from IIT Guwahati in 2014, and thereafter, pursued his LLB from Delhi University in 2014-17. He went on to complete his LLM from the University of Cambridge in 2017-18 as a Tata Trust, Narottam Sekhsaria, Trust and Pegasus Scholar."

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Deepthi Bopaiah

Deepthi is the CEO of GoSports Foundation- a national award-winning non-profit organisation, that aims to identify, nurture & support some of India's top talent in their Olympic and Paralympic pursuit. She was awarded the Chevening Gurukul Fellowship at University of Oxford.

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Surabhi Bhandari

Surabhi is the Assistant Dean and Lecturer in Jindal Global Law School. She holds an LLB (Hons.) degree from Cardiff University, a Russel Group university in Wales, United Kingdom and a Master of Arts (LPC with Business) from BPP University, London. In 2022, she completed her LLM degree from Jindal Global Law School and graduated as a gold medalist and the recipient of the prestigious Nani Palkhivala Award for all-round performance. Outside the law, Surabhi is building her startup on mental health wellness as a step towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, specifically SDG 3, towards 2030.

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Mohanish Borana

Mohanish is an international award winning science-communicator. A SPRU UK and University of Edinburgh graduate, he has consulted the Office of the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India as a science communication expert during the COVID-19 pandemic, roll-out of Prime Minister's Science, Technology & Innovation Advisory Council (PM-STIAC) missions, Empowered Technology Group (ETG), Science, Technology & Innovation (STI) Policy, STI for SDG pilot, Manthan Platform for Academia-Industry collaboration, Mental Health and Normalcy Augmentation System (MANAS). He is the President of the National Indian Students and Alumni Union UK, the largest association of Indian origin students and young professionals outside India. He has played a pivotal role in transforming the NISAU UK into a multi-award winning organisation recognised as a key stakeholder in the international education sector in the UK and India.

BUILDING A DREAM CAREER

17 August 2023

Chennai, India

Engage with trailblazing young Achievers to understand how you can build your dream career

Trailblazers, innovators, leaders...Achievers. Join us in engaging with an incredible panel of young Achievers who have achieved extraordinary success in their fields and society, in a short space of time. Understand their journeys and learn how you too can build the careers and lives you dream of.

You will also be able to meet representatives from the British Council, NISAU, UK universities and stakeholders. Receive insights and guidance on 

  • Choosing a university

  • Education counselling

  • Scholarships

  • English language tests

  • Career pathways

  • Accommodation

  • Student support

  • Guidance on finding jobs & internships

  • Networking

There will be time for an audience Q&A.

SPEAKERS

Anand Srinivasan

Anand Srinivasan wears multiple hats as an economist, author, investor, consultant, and a prominent figure in the realm of social media influence. His ongoing mission revolves around democratizing markets for individuals from lower income groups. With a knack for offering insightful perspectives on market trends and economic intricacies, Anand has proven instrumental in aiding numerous businesses to make well-informed choices and achieve steady growth. Through his presence in the social media sphere and his role in co-founding various companies, Anand's overarching goal is to facilitate the journey of young individuals and families with limited financial means, helping them aspire to and achieve sustainable employment prospects through effective higher education pathways.

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Saurav Ghosal

Saurav is an Arjuna award winner. A trailblazer, he is the first Indian squash player to break into the top 10 in the world and was also the first Indian to win the coveted British Junior Open Under-19 Squash title in 2004. He won the 2022 Commonwealth Games men's squash singles. The world #15 holds a record 13 Indian national titles, 10 Professional Squash Association tour titles, a gold in the Asian Games and a gold in the World Championships. He took silver in the Commonwealth Games mixed doubles five years ago.

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Jyoti mangal

Jyoti is a PhD researcher in the field of brain imaging from King’s College London (KCL). A passionate scientist, she holds a double Masters degree, one from IIT-Delhi in Physics and one from KCL in Healthcare Technologies. Her research work lies at the cross-section of an important trifecta in healthcare - engineering, basic science and medicine. Her research in London is focused on developing cutting-edge MRI scanning technology for children diagnosed with epilepsy, with the ultimate aim of facilitating precision-based surgical treatments. The interdisciplinary nature of her work has led her to work with everyone from industry partners such as Siemens to patient groups at St. Thomas' Hospital in London, ultimately driving innovation to the forefront of healthcare.

CARVING MY OWN NICHE

19 August, 2023

New Delhi, India

Engage with trailblazing young Achievers to understand how you can carve your niche

Trailblazers, innovators, leaders...Achievers. Join us in engaging with an incredible panel of young Achievers who have achieved extraordinary success in their fields and society, in a short space of time. Understand their journeys and learn how you too can build the careers and lives you dream of.

SPEAKERS

Marya Shakil is an award-winning Indian television journalist, political editor and TV news anchor with CNN-News18. She hosts the network's shows News Epicentre and Reporters Project. Her show on the Muslim yearning to be part of the mainstream earned her the prestigious Ramnath Goenka Award in politics and government category in 2012. She is the Outstanding Achiever recipient of the India UK Achievers Honours in the category of Media and Journalism.

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Urvashi Prasad

Urvashi is a Director in the Development Monitoring & Evaluation Office, NITI Aayog. She is part of the team supporting the work of Government of India's Empowered Group 1 for managing Covid-19 pandemic. Urvashi co-authored India's first Voluntary National Review presented at the United Nation's High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development & has over 150 publications to her credit. She is an India UK 75at75 recipient of the India UK Achievers Honours in the category of Government and Politics.

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Mitali Nikore

Mitali advises several organisations including the World Bank, ADB, & UN agencies. She is experienced in gender mainstreaming, infrastructure dev, finance, policy advisory & social entrepreneurship. She has been selected as 'She is: 75 Indian women in STEAM' by the Government of India & one of the 22For2022 industry leaders by Forbes magazine. She is a widely published researcher and writer with leading media houses. She is an India UK 75at75 recipient of the India UK Achievers Honours in the category of Policymaking.

BUILDING A DREAM CAREER

21 August 2023

Kolkata, India

Engage with trailblazing young Achievers to understand how you can build your dream career

Trailblazers, innovators, leaders...Achievers. Join us in engaging with an incredible panel of young Achievers who have achieved extraordinary success in their fields and society, in a short space of time. Understand their journeys and learn how you too can build the careers and lives you dream of.

You will also be able to meet representatives from the British Council, NISAU, UK universities and stakeholders. Receive insights and guidance on 

  • Choosing a university

  • Education counselling

  • Scholarships

  • English language tests

  • Career pathways

  • Accommodation

  • Student support

  • Guidance on finding jobs & internships

  • Networking

There will be time for an audience Q&A.

SPEAKERS

Vijaya Priyadarshini

A woman of many hats: a clinical trials researcher in Prostate cancer targeted therapy at the Institute of Cancer Research and the Royal Marsden, Dentist, Healthcare Policy Analyst, and a published author. She is also the Vice President and Head of Events for the National Indian Students and Alumni Union, UK. She works for student welfare and represents the voice of Indian Students in the UK. Within NISAU, she organizes large-scale events by liaising with university student societies from all over the UK and she was a key curator behind the various events under the India UK Achievers Honours.

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Aishwarya Mishra

Postdoctoral researcher in cell tracking & cancer research at King's College London. He is part of the team that has delivered groundbreaking research into ways to get large molecules safely into the brain to treat brain diseases in a way that's non-invasive. He has won numerous awards and is a finalist for International Alumni of the Year at the 2023 UK Higher Education awards (PIE oneers). He is the National Secretary of NISAU UK and looks after the welfare and interests of Indian students and alumni throughout the UK. He is the publisher of 'Living Bridge', the first India-UK education focused publication launched on the occasion of India at 75.

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CARVING MY OWN NICHE

23 August, 2023

Mumbai, India

Engage with trailblazing young Achievers to understand how you can carve your niche

Trailblazers, innovators, leaders...Achievers. Join us in engaging with an incredible panel of young Achievers who have achieved extraordinary success in their fields and society, in a short space of time. Understand their journeys and learn how you too can build the careers and lives you dream of.

SPEAKERS

President of Whistling Woods International (WWI), Asia’s largest Film, Television, Animation and Media Arts institute, providing world-class education in all technical and creative aspects of filmmaking and television. . She has spearheaded Marketing & International Distribution activities for India's leading entertainment company, Mukta Arts Ltd. She was awarded the Honorary Fellowship by Bradford College for her contribution to Media Education, and in 2022 she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Rai University.

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Shashank Arora

Shashank Arora is a multifaceted Indian actor and musician. His notable roles in films like Titli (2014), Brahman Naman (2016), Moothon (2019), and the series Made in Heaven (2019) have solidified his presence in the industry. A distinctive achievement sets him apart – he stands as the sole Indian actor with two films competing at esteemed festivals including Cannes, Berlin, and Locarno, and one at the Sundance Film Festival. His love for theatre started during his higher education in Canada, where he briefly joined a street theatre group driven by human rights activists.

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Chaitanya Marpakwar

Chaitanya is an award-winning investigative journalist with the Times of India. He has won the prestigious Ramnath Goenka award twice, for his reportage on the Save Aarey movement, and his series of investigative reports on the penguin purchase scam at the Mumbai Zoo.

BUILDING A DREAM CAREER

26 August 2023

Hyderabad, India

Engage with trailblazing young Achievers to understand how you can build your dream career

Trailblazers, innovators, leaders...Achievers. Join us in engaging with an incredible panel of young Achievers who have achieved extraordinary success in their fields and society, in a short space of time. Understand their journeys and learn how you too can build the careers and lives you dream of.

You will also be able to meet representatives from the British Council, NISAU, universities, Global Tree, ETS and more. Receive insights and guidance on -

  • Choosing a university

  • Education counselling

  • Scholarships

  • English language tests

  • Career pathways

  • Accommodation

  • Student support

  • Guidance on finding jobs & internships

  • Networking

There will be time for an audience Q&A.

SPEAKERS

Mithali Raj

Former cricketer and captain of the India women's national cricket team from 2004 to 2022. She is the highest run-scorer in women's international cricket, and ESPN ranked her as one of the greatest female cricketers of all time. Raj has received several national and international awards, including the Wisden Leading Woman Cricketer in the World in 2017, Arjuna Award in 2003, the Padma Shri in 2015, and Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna in 2021. She also holds the unique distinction of captaining the Indian National team to two world cup finals.

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Gareth Wynn Owen

Deputy High Commissioner to Andhra Pradesh and Telangana

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Janaka Pushpanathan currently leads British Council’s work in South India, and she has over 20 years of experience in the Arts, Education and Enterprise sectors. Prior to this, she has co-founded education, learning and development, and Ed tech start-ups, which have won the Red Herring Top 100 and the NASSCOM Top 50 awards in the innovation category. Janaka has been a part of British Council’s think tank on Intercultural Dialogue and was also the Regional Head of the United States India Education Foundation (USIEF) for South India.

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Dr Anthony Vipin Das

Dr Das is a Network Associate Director & Consultant Ophthalmologist at the L V Prasad Eye Institute. He built eyeSmart EMR, an Electronic Medical Record & Hospital Management System that clocked in over 10.5 million consultations across 316 centres in 5 countries. His research focuses on big data & the application of data science in ophthalmology. He is a TED Senior Fellow & named among the Top 35 Innovators under 35 in the world by Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is one of 75 trailblazers awarded the India's 75 at 75 honour at the India UK Achievers Honours.

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Vignesh Krishnan V

Chaitanya is an award-winning investigative journalist with the Times of India. He has won the prestigious Ramnath Goenka award twice, for his reportage on the Save Aarey movement, and his series of investigative reports on the penguin purchase scam at the Mumbai Zoo.

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Prathyusha Parakala

Professionally the Lead Program Manager for Sustainability at Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, and personally an active advocate of sustainable living and runs a podcast on environment-related topics, Praana Café. The only woman from the state of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh to be the Climate Force Ambassador at the prestigious International Antarctic Expedition – 2018. In this regard, Prathyusha was conferred the Vishishta Puraskar Award by the Govt. of Telangana.

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Driving positive change in society

28 August 2023

Delhi, India

Engage with trailblazing young Achievers to understand how you can build your dream career

Trailblazers, innovators, leaders...Achievers. Join us in engaging with an incredible panel of young Achievers who have achieved extraordinary success in their fields and society, in a short space of time. Understand their journeys and learn how you too can build the careers and lives you dream of.

You will also be able to meet representatives from the British Council, NISAU, universities, Global Tree, ETS and more. Receive insights and guidance on -

  • Choosing a university

  • Education counselling

  • Scholarships

  • English language tests

  • Career pathways

  • Accommodation

  • Student support

  • Guidance on finding jobs & internships

  • Networking

There will be time for an audience Q&A.

SPEAKERS

Justice Indira Banerjee

Justice Indira Banerjee is a former judge of the Supreme Court of India and the eighth female judge in the history of the Supreme Court. Previously, she served as chief justice of the Madras High Court, the second woman to hold the position in India.

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Karuna Nundy

Karuna Nundy is an international lawyer and a public activist who ably uses her voice both inside and outside the courtroom to create an equitable and transparent society. She is a champion of women’s rights who has advocated for the reform of anti­rape laws and fought cases relating to sexual harassment in the workplace. The UK foreign office appointed her to develop legal frameworks to protect the freedom of the media across the globe. She has also advised and worked on policy issues for the Nepal Interim Constitution, a workshop with the Senate of Pakistan, the Government of Bhutan, and legal reform in the Maldives. Karuna also takes great pains to explain legal issues in a way that engages the media and public.

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Dr Chintan Chandrachud is a barrister at Brick Court Chambers, London. His practice focuses on commercial & public law. He is widely published & is the author of "The Cases that India Forgot" (Juggernaut 2019) & "Balanced Constitutionalism: Courts and Legislatures in India and the United Kingdom" (OUP 2017). He was listed by Chambers & Partners as an “associate to watch”, and by Legal 500 as a “key lawyer”, for tax litigation.

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Tanvi Dubey

Advocate of Supreme court

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