Networking India Series
Networking India is an immersive forum where business leaders share their impact in the Cultural sector with YES Bank Stakeholders in new urban space. Target audience: Millennial young entrepreneurs from the Creative and Cultural Industries. This forum is an amalgamation of a ‘Talk followed by a Networking Session’ on the Creative and Cultural Industries (CCI) of India. The forum seeks guidance from sector experts to encourage thought-experiments amongst Entrepreneurs, Government Representatives, Impact Investors, and Young Skilled Professionals.
India’s Culinary Heritage and Start-ups
A YES Culture Networking India Series Session in partnership with Sahapedia, SessionLab and Indian School of Design and Innovation (ISDI) present India’s Culinary Heritage and Start-ups with Munaf Kapadia in Conversation with Romil Ratra.
Bohri cuisine prepared within the Dawoodi Bohra community, a small sect that lives in India and Pakistan, is a classic example that blends Gujarati, Parsi, Mughlai and Maharashtrian influences. Munaf Kapadia is bringing this age-old tradition to people through The Bohri Kitchen. He will be in conversation with Romil Ratra, a hospitality professional and start-up mentor to place The Bohri Kitchen in the larger context of what is happening on the axis of start-ups and India’s traditional food scene.
About the Speakers
Romil Ratra is a well-travelled, self-motivated hospitality professional who likes to think out of the box. Passionate about everything he does, both, professional and personal. Over the last 22 years, he has gained experience in all aspects of hospitality operations, managing growth, turning around existing businesses as well as running and building businesses as an entrepreneur.
Munaf Kapadia, 28, started his career as an online advertising consultant and gave up his advertising career to pursue an F&B project, The Bohri Kitchen. The original idea was to simply keep his mother busy. But very quickly, with the power of his mother’s cooking skills and his branding & public relations skills, TBK turned into a mini-Bohri food revolution, taking Bohri cuisine and culture to non-Bohris across India.
Partners: Sahapedia; Sessionlabs; The Bohri Kitchen; DICE Ecosystem
Venue Partner: ISDI; Mumbai
Date: February 16th; 2018
Time: 7:00 pm onwards
At what point does art become a luxury item?
A YES Culture Networking India Series Session in partnership with Sahapedia, SessionLab and the India Art Fair is hosting Prof. Anchal Jain, Co-Convenor, Crafting Luxury Lifestyle Businesses Programme driving a session on At what point does art become a luxury item?
‘Luxury’ has become an increasingly used term, but its true meaning and value are seldom clear. This session will delve on the multi-dimensional concept of ‘luxury’, its manifestation in different domains, with peculiarities of the Arts sector in India and globally. Prof. Jain, through case studies, will focus on the tenets of Luxury and how they facilitate intersection of art and other luxury sectors in a systemic manner, distilling the process of art becoming a luxury item. The discussion will also take into account the dynamics of the art market, the provenance and pricing in determining the movement towards this inflection point.
About the Speaker
Prof Anchal Jain
An alumnus of IIM, Ahmedabad, Prof. Anchal Jain has been teaching at his alma mater and is the force behind “Crafting Luxury and Lifestyle Businesses” (CLLB) as the Co-Convener and key teaching resource. Anchored by a live project, this learning experience is for entrepreneurs who wish to explore new meanings of ‘luxury’, are deeply convinced about Indian heritage and wish to build strong, sustainable global brands. CLLB workshops have become a benchmark in entrepreneurial thinking and learning in Creative and Cultural Industries. During his career, he has built brands globally and witnessed very closely the whole value chain in fashion business, including trend forecasting and data analytics in India, Europe and South America.
Partners: Sahapedia; Sessionlabs; India Art Fair
Venue Partner: The Forum; India Art Fair
Date: February 12th; 2018
Time: 4:00 pm onwards
Heritage Conservation for Islands of Culture
YES Culture in partnership with Sahapedia, SessionLab and the CMYK Bookstore brings together sector experts from the South Asian Heritage Conservation landscape to discuss ‘Heritage Conservation for Islands of Culture. The session will host a panel with V Sunil (JDH Project), Ratish Nanda (Aga Khan Foundation) and Deepa Sahi (Gobindgarh Fort) to discuss their work in rejuvenating the cities and impacting livelihoods.
About the Speakers
V Sunil is the Director, Motherland Joint Ventures JDH Urban Regeneration Project. This initiative is based on strong partnerships with the local community, as well as new ideas, infrastructure and influences from all over the world. In just three years, the Blue City has become a blueprint for how India’s past can become India’s future. Sunil has led several large scale projects such as the Make in India Campaign (As Executive Creative Director of W+K India) ; the Kochi-Muziris Biennale (As Founder Trustee) and most recently the JDH Urban Regeneration Project.
Mr. Ratish Nanda, Conservation Architect, is India CEO for the Aga Khan Trust for Culture and is presently undertaking two major urban conservation projects in India: the Nizamuddin Urban Renewal Initiative, Delhi and the Qutb Shahi Heritage Park Conservation in Hyderabad.
Deepa Sahi (Actor, Producer and Chairperson for Gobindgarh Fort) started a mega tourism project at the Gobindgarh Fort. As a former Actor, presently she is the chairperson for the fort. This project amalgamates digital technology like augmented reality and virtual reality for an enhanced visitor experience within a PPP restoration model to boost tourism in Punjab.
Partners: Sahapedia; Sessionlabs; CMYK Bookstore
Venue Partner: CMYK Bookstore
Date: February 7th, 2018
Time: 6:30 pm onwards
Scaling the Arts in South Asia
YES Culture in partnership with Sahapedia, SessionLab and the British Council India brings together sector experts from the South Asian Arts landscape to discuss ‘Scaling the Arts in South Asia’. The session will open with a talk by Feroze Gujral; Founder, Gujral Foundation on “Funding the Art in South Asia” followed by a fantastic panel on “Producing the Arts Calendar for South Asia”.
This panel brings together, for the first time – Jagdip Jagpal, Director, India Art Fair; Smriti Rajgarhia; Director, Serendipity Arts Festival and Radha Mahendru, Curator, Khoj International Artists’ Association on one platform to take you behind the scenes of programming the biggest arts fairs and festivals in the sub continent.
About the Speakers
Feroze Gujral daughter-in-law of famed Indian Modern Artist- Satish Gujral, set up The Gujral Foundation. The non-profit trust was initiated in 2008. Feroze Gujral, entrepreneur and media personality is on the advisory board of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale and IGNCA among other cultural organizations; and is fundamental in securing the Aspenwall building as a permanent building for the Kochi Biennale.
Radha Mahendru is a Curator and Programs Manager at Khoj International Artists’ Association, working closely with artists on community projects in the urban village of Khirkee in New Delhi. She recently curated the Khirkee Festival in Delhi. Her interests include the relationship between Art, Human Rights, Feminism and Political Ecology. Previously, she created content for Ajab Shahar – an online archive of oral traditions and mystic poetry from the Indian Subcontinent and has been adviser to Hamdasti, a community-based arts organization in Kolkata. She studied Independent film making at Srishti College of Art and Design in Bangalore and has directed and edited, commissioned and independent documentaries. Radha lives and works in New Delhi, India.
Smriti Rajgarhia was the Director of a small private collector initiative Swaraj Art Archive to expose people to Indian Art. This space was programmed to act as a platform to create new outreach programs and provide visual references for the collection for research and education based out of Noida. Presently she is the Director of Serendipity Arts Trust – A Munjal Initiative. This Foundation has an agenda to promote arts and crafts through cultural interventions.
She is presently the Fair Director of the India Art Fair. With a degree in Law she started her career as a solicitor at Rubinstein Callingham, moving on to work at BBC Radio for 4 years. She was a Trustee at Almeida Theatre between 2009 – 2014 and a Trustee at The Wallace Collection from 2007 – 2015. Between 2014-2015 she was an International Programme Manager at the Tate. She soon became the Senior Project Coordinator for Manchester Museum/Whitworth Art Gallery. She was a consultant for New Art Exchange and is presently the Governor for The London School of Economic and Political Science. She is the Member, Development Board at the Royal College of Art.
Partners: Sahapedia; Sessionlabs; British Council
Venue Partner: British Council New Delhi
Date: January 18th, 2018
Time: 5:30 pm onwards.
Networking India Series X Krishnakriti Festival 2018
This January the YES Culture Networking India Series travels to Hyderabad to be part of the Telangana’s largest cultural festival – KRISHNAKRITI 2018. This series is an immersive forum where business leaders share their impact in the Cultural sector with YES Bank Stakeholders in new urban space. Target audience: Millennial young entrepreneurs from the Creative and Cultural Industries. This forum is an amalgamation of a ‘Talk followed by a Networking Session’ on the Creative and Cultural Industries (CCI) of India. The forum seeks guidance from sector experts to encourage thought-experiments amongst Entrepreneurs, Government Representatives, Impact Investors, and Young Skilled Professionals.
About the Speakers
Vaibhav Chauhan (Secretary-Sahapedia)
Vaibhav has trained in managing and conserving heritage. A founder member of Sahapedia, he is its secretary and is responsible for resource development and operations. Vaibhav has top-up degrees in sustainable tourism, digital marketing, IPR, CSR and management from institutions that include IIT-Bombay, National Law University and Harvard Business School. He has worked with the National Mission for Manuscripts and Sangeet Natak Akademi. His passion is to leverage technology to reach travellers, students and enthusiasts. He curates specialised tours in north India, and created India’s first Mobile App (Android) on museums.
Karan Sethi (Founder – Locus Media)
Karan’s entrepreneurial journey started in 2009 when he founded Locus City Cards – the coolest pocket guides that connect people to the best experiences in the city. Over the last five years, Locus City Cards has grown to become Locus Media – a premier in-destination media and marketing network that curates thematic maps.
Partners: Sahapedia; Sessionlabs; Telagana State Tourism; Krishnakriti 2018
Venue Partner: Telangana State Gallery Of Fine Art; Kavuri Hills, Jubilee Hills, Telangana 500033
Date: January 6, 2018
Time: 5:15 pm
About the Event
YES Culture- YES Global Institute will host the second session on December 8th at La Bodega, Khan Market; New Delhi. Navi Radjou will talk to us about Frugal Innovation which will be followed by a Speed Networking Session.
About Navi Rajdou
He is leadership thinker and advisor in Silicon Valley; A Fellow at Cambridge University’s Judge Business School; a contributor to Harvard Business Review, co-author of the global bestseller Jugaad Innovation (over 100,000 copies sold worldwide) as well as From Smart To Wise: Acting and Leading with Wisdom (2013) and Frugal Innovation (2015), published by The Economist.
His next book, Conscious Society: Reinventing How We Consume, Work, and Live (published in 2018), draws on Eastern wisdom traditions (Vedanta, Taoism, Buddhism) and Western sciences to show how business leaders, policy makers, nonprofit and citizen groups can expand their (self) awareness and tap into abundant inner resources.
Partners: Sahapedia and Sessionlabs
Venue Partner: La Bodega; First Floor; Middle Lane; Khan Market; New Delhi 110021
Date: December 8, 2017
Time: 5:30 pm
About the Event
YES Culture- YES Global Institute hosted its first session on November 9th at Blue Tokai, Vasant Vihar; New Delhi with the theme ‘Machine, Platform and Crowd: New World Toolkit for surviving in the Digital Age’. The session as led by Chiki Sarkar-Founder of Juggernaut Books.
The key themes of discussion –
‘Machine, Platform and Crowd: New World Toolkit for surviving in the Digital Age’
‘Lower Parel – The New Silicon Valley of India In the Making?’
‘Technology: Disrupting the Status Quo’
‘The Beta Version: Building the ‘Creative Experimenters’
‘Incubating New Age Culinary Spces’
‘Master Craftsmen of India’
Partners: Sahapedia and Sessionlabs
Venue Partner: Blue Tokai.