Shali Ittaman, 47, is a certified instructor with Ultimate India, an organisation that trains the Indian armed forces, the police and the civilian population in the Israeli fighting form called Krav Maga. Krav Maga, which means close combat in Hebrew, is now universally recognized as the most practicable and effective survival systems against urban crime, both on and off the street.
For a wholistic approach to child welfare Dr Madhumati has the difficult job of trying to help young parents interpret the words and action of their children, and to get insights into their mental, psychological and skill make-up. The job, she will tell you, requires a bandwidth larger than the one afforded by a tight-leash training in clinical psychology. Hence in her abundant kit: diagnostic tools from areas as dispersed as homeopathy and others. Interesting...!
3D Printing has the potential to revolutionise the way we create physical objects. The technology is making headway into a number of industries and
is the future of prototyping. 3Dexter envisions this technology to be at the core of higher education and an enabler of innovation.
Atul Wasan, a former Indian cricketer, runs five academies across Delhi, along with his team of coaches who provide
training in cricket. Virat Kohli came to their academy as an 11-year-old and rest, as they say, is history. A consultant
in many countries, Atul is actively involved in cricket commentary, among a host of activities. He holds sports camps across
India and is a qualified sports coach after completing his training from England. Atul says, while sports in India is much
revered now as compared to past, we have more of arm-chair sports enthusiasts who need to go out into the field. They need
to play cricket or football rather than just watching the premier leagues. Team spirit, discipline, handling peer
pressure and how to live with people are some of the takeaways of learning any kind of sport, he adds.
Closing the gap between varsity & industry For a scholar from the 60s, Dr. Jaganathan is remarkably fine-tuned to
the digital age. Not for nothing though! Conventional education is expensive, and hence, beyond the reach of many in India.
Its dissemination too is often discriminatory and tilted towards a few. He says unless e-teaching is
encouraged, one more grim story might be added to the litany on left-outs in this country.
Laughter Lines It is appropriate too that Ashwath Bhatt is with us: For if indeed a man can be tasked to laugh and make others laugh on
human failings, it is him. Bhatt is a pioneer of the Red Nose Clowning theatre in India - an art form that makes a serious business out of
the act of clowning. When the clown takes to the stage, he comes dressed in the imperfections of the world. He falls to the ridiculous; wallows
in silliness; misses his step, and hits his nose hard on the floor - just so as the audience could point a finger towards his rising red blob and
laugh out loud. That is, however, a deeper act: Essentially the clown's way of reminding the audience that red noses are everywhere; and that the
audience could well do with a nose job of its own.
A life lesson well stated We introduce Ranganathan: a man you might want to talk any time about the journey of life, including careers.
"Enjoy the journey!" he is most likely to say, considering the manner he has led his own reasonable life. For the backgrounder, he is a
finance professional of some standing, a welcome figure in some of Delhi's liberated circles and someone who, even at 56 years, continues to pursue his
passion and hobbies. All this and his otherwise calm persona, he says, is the by-product of an equanimous home under a single roof where people from 4
different generations live happily and interact on a daily basis - thus lending a soothing tranquility to the ambience within... despite the new-gen members
pushing past setting clocks. Why him, you might ask! Well, for the reason that... he is a just another person across the street in an everyday
setting but who continues a successful, happy and peaceful living for himself!
An accomplished Artist who is running an art gallery and academy called Apart Creations at Ghaziabad (UP).
Apoorva Mukherjee did her art courses from Design Vriksh Art Studio and Jamia Milia Islamia Institute, Delhi. She procured specialisation
in traditional, contemporary and commercial art forms. Apoorva has carved a niche for herself in becoming a special trainer for disabled
children and adults. She has exhibited her paintings at prestigious exhibitions and sold to His Holiness 14th Dalai Lama. Apoorva Mukherjee is
committed to high quality art education and consider it as a divine medium of self-realisation.
Having completed his B.Sc in Animation and Multi-media from Prestigious Birla Institute of Technology, Himadri Mukherjee developed an
intense inclination towards photography. It made him to imbibe specialisation in different forms of commercial photography such as Product
Shoots, E-Commerce, Industrial and Fashion Photoshoots. His profession as a Photographer has been well-recognised by the Print media like Times
of India and Media Institutes. Himadri Mukherjee has exhibited his capability as a teacher of photography also. He takes regular classes
at Presidium School and conduct workshops at prestigious organisations.
A Guitar Player at New Delhi is an experienced teacher and trainer who has played at various levels with great bands. Ravi Sharma is
a multi-skilled professional with a capacity to sing and compose music as well. After working at New Holy Public School for about a year,
Sharma is currently serving K.S.M Music School and Avvair Education Hub as a guitar trainer. Ravi Sharma aims to achieve greater heights
not only through his accomplishments but also through his students' achievements.
For singer-trainer Prasun Mukherjee, every student who comes to him to learn music is gifted. He believes in nurturing their talent as a friend and not as teacher. It extracts the best out of them, he says. With over 40 albums to his credit, Mukherjee, nephew of late Hemant Kumar, is a passionate mentor with students who never miss a chance to attend his class. A graduate in anthropology from Delhi university, the singer started learning Rabindra Sangeet early in life Though he wanted to be a lecturer, his calling in music got a direction when he was spotted by Gulshan Kumar from T series. In 1986 his first cassette came out and it was an instant hit. Since then, there has been no looking back for him. From expression to voice modulation, he trains his students to become professional singers and find their place in the music world.