Josh Talks Kochi 2017

Event Start Date:
August 19, 2017
Event End Date:
August 19, 2017
Event Venue:
Xavier Institute of Management and Entrepreneurship, Kochi

Josh Talks in collaboration with Facebook is hosting their fourth event of the year on the 19th of August, 2017 in Kochi. The day-long conference cuts across genres, bringing you a wide narrative on India. We explore an idea of measuring growth and progress that governments don’t want people to know; a comedian talks about why people take offence; we find out what a doctor learnt from the terminally ill; what inspires a young prodigy to explode on stage with his guitar, and a lot more.

Uplifting stories and thought-provoking experiences come together to take you on a roller coaster journey of ideas.

Here is the speaker lineup of Josh Talks Kochi 2017 :

1. Vinay Menon – Comedian

The educator and comedian from Cochin asks why Indians get offended so easily

2. Kirthi Jayakumar – Peace-builder and Writer

A survivor of sexual violence and bullying, Kirthi withstood the trauma and now works for peace and gender equality. A novelist, playwright, activist, and educator, she tells her story.

3. Sultan Ahmed Ismail – Ecologist

A public speaker, ecologist, and educator, Sultan Ahmed Ismail believes that we have brought ourselves to the brink of destruction. Now, it’s time to stop living for our sake, and start living for Earth’s sake.

4. Radhika Menon – Entrepreneur

Can a Facebook conversation spark a successful business? That’s how the Village Fair was born. Through this enterprise, Radhika is now reviving a list tradition in the Indian Kitchen.

5. Priyanka Idicula – Social Entrepreneur

In India, sexual intercourse with a girl below the age of 16 is rape. But what happens to the girl who ends up with a pregnancy that is discovered late? The founder of the Birth Village acquaints us with some uncomfortable truths.

6. Achyuth Jayagopal – Guitarist

A 20-yr old music prodigy, the young guitarist is livin the dream. He has toured with the Raghu Dixit Project and performed internationally. Trust him to liven the mood!

7. Zara Sheikha – Transgender Corporate Executive

Most people assume that being transgender means you live a ‘different’ life on the fringes of society. Zara Sheikha is an open challenge. Who dare say that you don’t belong because of gender?

8. Dr D Dhanuraj – Founder, Center for Public Policy Research

As someone who has spent years researching public policy, Dr Dhanuraj is not impressed with our vision for public transportation. Do all cities really need a metro – and what does an effective transportation system really look like?

9. Dr Chitra Venkateswaran – Mental Health Expert

“The founder of Mehac Foundation, Dr Chitra Venkateswaran extends mental health support to the poorer communities in Kerala. She talks about the valuable lessons in care and healthy living learnt from the terminally ill.

10. Pradeep Chakravarthy – Behaviorist

As a behaviorist, educator, and cultural explorer, Pradeep takes us on a fascinating journey through two famous South Indian temples and shares discoveries on the pressing question of meaning vs purpose in life.

11. Mukesh Chhabra – Casting director in Bollywood

What is the reality of casting in the complex world of Bollywood? The visionary, who once wanted to be an actor, challenges what you think you know.

12. Prof Janakarajan – Economist and Educator

With over two decades of experience with the economics, politics, and ground realities of water conservation, Prof Janakarajan shares a concept of economic growth that your government does not want you to know.

Uplifting stories and thought-provoking experiences come together to take you on a roller coaster journey of ideas. Join us!

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