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Kathak exponent who heals through her dance

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Most of us know the feeling of being moved by a work of art, whether it is a song, a dance routine, a play, a poem, a novel, a painting or by any other art form. Art helps people not only to know and understand something with their minds but also to feel it emotionally and physically. Music and dance, are regarded as the most alluring forms of art that have tremendous potential in them. Empirical studies have shown that these art forms can eliminate negativity, improve one’s mental health and even cure physical health ailments. Meet Mumbai based Komal Shah, a kathak exponent, a healing artist and founder of Kundalini - The Dance Temple, who has been not only popularizing the classical dance form and widening its repertoire but is also developing innovative healing techniques for different diseases and ailments through her dance therapy.

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Healing by Sound, Transforming by Speech, Enlightening by her Writing

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She is the author of the book - Power of Sound, which has been described by our honourable former President Mr. Pranab Mukherjee as a Boon to Mankind. She is an International Master Sound Bowl Healer and Trainer along with being a Motivational Speaker, Licensed NLP Trainer and Life Coach. She was honoured with a doctorate in Life Skill Education with specialisation in NLP and Sound therapy for her thesis, talks and work on wellness and joyous living which has touched the lives of more than 300,000 people in the past three years. Meet Mumbai based Sujata Singhi, who is on a mission to educate, empower and help people evolve to reach their highest potential.

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Educator on a mission to boost Floriculture in India

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Floriculture has been identified as a sunrise industry in India and accorded a 100% export oriented status. It has been found that commercial floriculture has higher potential per unit area than most of the field crops and is therefore a lucrative business. India is second only to China in terms of area under flower cultivation. But India’s share in world floriculture trade is only 0.61% in year 2014 and 0.89% in 2015 according to ASSOCHAM report. Researchers are relentlessly working on developing innovative solutions to overcome production and post-production challenges of floriculture in India. Meet an educator and researcher who stands out - Dr Alka Singh, Associate Professor and Head, Department of Floriculture and Landscape Architecture at ACHF, Navsari Agricultural University (NAU), Navsari. She has recently received Honourable Mention at EET-CRS Academic Awards 2017 for her extensive research in the field of floriculture.

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Educator and Researcher who is Catalysing Growth, Synthesizing Careers

Dr Ravi Varala

Our future challenges in environmental, economical, and societal sustainability demand more efficient and benign scientific technologies for working with chemical processes and products. It demands the highest level of scientific creativity, insight and understanding from chemistry researchers towards achieving this goal. Meet Dr. Ravi Varala, Head of Chemistry Department and R&D Cell, Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies (RGUKT), Basar Campus, Telangana, who has recently been honoured with Outstanding Scientist in Chemistry - 2017 Award by Venus International Research Foundation for his contribution, research excellence and accomplishments in the area of Chemistry.

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The educator who is nurturing the future of rural talent

Srinivas Gunda Professor

One of the biggest concerns of educators across India today, is making the present generation learners future-ready. Performance trends reveal that urban learners always secure better grades than their rural counterparts. It is not calibre that affects the performance of rural students, but the resources and opportunities available to them. It’s fair to say that being a role model teacher in a rural education setup is an enormous challenge. It takes patience, passion, resilience, and a lot of commitment. Meet Srinivas Gunda, Associate Professor and HoD of Commerce and Business Management department in NSV Degree College, Jagtial, Telangana; who is a positive, guiding light for his students, providing them hope and the tools they’ll need to succeed well beyond their graduation years. He has been recently honoured with Best Faculty in Rural Institution Award by Arunai International Research Foundation.

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Left home as teen, struggled to make ends meet and now an Award Winning Goan Mixologist

Devi Singh Bhati

Indian alcoholic beverages market is one of the fastest growing industries in the world with several yet to be explored segments. Today, more and more establishments are starting to offer a range of cocktails, from basic to a wide range, as there is certainly a demand to meet. Innovation and novelty are becoming a norm and Indian Mixologists are becoming more creative in all aspects of making cocktails.Meet Goa based Devi Singh Bhati, Bartender and Mixologist, who has recently been honoured with the INCA 2017 Best Mixologist of Goa award. His is a story of determination, courage, will and hard work, all to bring his life, that had gone astray, back on the path to success.

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The Award winning Celeb Physio who turns setbacks into comebacks

Dr Masooma Ladiwala Physiotherapist Mumbai

One would be amazed at the complexities of the many systems in our body that allow us to function in our daily lives; functions which we often take for granted. With our lifestyle becoming more demanding with increased stress levels and reduced physical activity, occurrence of injuries and conditions which affect movement and function of our body parts are on the rise. They say Happiness is not the absence of problems, but the ability to deal with them. Meet Mumbai based Award winning Celebrity Physiotherapist Dr. Masooma Ladiwala, who believes there is no better feeling than helping people to live normal, healthy and pain-free lives. From humble beginnings four years back to being a trusted physio for top bollywood celebrities today, this talented therapist has brought cheer in lives of many.

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Award winning VVIT Professor and Researcher creating innovators

Yaswanth Bhanu Murthy VVIT Guntur

Our lives and well-being depend upon our ability to invent a better future. If we want the young generation to respond to challenges with creativity and inventiveness, we must create the conditions in which innovation is not only possible but encouraged. Meet Dr. Yaswanth Bhanu Murthy, award winning professor of Electronics and Communications Engineering (ECE) from Vasireddy Venkatadri Institute of Technology (VVIT), Guntur, who uses active learning techniques to engage students and encourage innovation and creativity. The result - his students have been making it to the finals of ISB TEP Design Challenge every year. He was recently honoured with EET-CRS Certificate of Excellence in Mumbai for his academic achievements.

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Award winning artist Swarna revives the golden tradition of Tanjore Art

Swarna Raja Kochi Tanjore Art Studio Bengaluru

Thanjavur (anglicised as Tanjore) painting is a peculiar, ancient, miniature type of painting that flourished in the Maratha court of Thanjavur around 1600 AD. The paintings have a high degree of difficulty not only in terms of the intricate detailing involved but also the patience and focus required. In an age where digital art and design are more prevalent, only a few of the artists practice this style of painting today. This art is fading away with time which is a concern. However, there is a silver lining. Meet Ms. Swarna Raja Kochi, award winning Tanjore artist, exponent and art teacher from Bengaluru, who has taken up the challenge to revive and bring new flavours in this traditional art not only to evolve the painting, but also to keep it relevant in today’s world.

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