Inclusive Growth Advocate and Inspiring Storyteller #TAAPworld
APPLE ALLISON uses her insightful experiences in group guidance, counseling, communication, creative education, and executive coaching to spark social action on Sustainable Development Goals, nurture positive impact in the community and deliver result-oriented innovations for independent homegrown brands in Asia.
She has been commissioned as one of Goodwill Young Ambassadors for Japan-ASEAN, an advocate of UN Global Goals and a member of the prestigious Markrprof Young Marketing Leaders. United World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) featured her as one of the young women in tourism for advancing industry with the use of technology and optimistic thought-leadership.
An alumna of Asian Institute of Management School of Executive Education on Designing and Developing Sustainable Tourism and Bachelor of Arts in Communication of Ateneo de Naga University Philippines, she's currently semi-based in Malaysia where she focuses on empowering ASEAN tourism-related enterprises and local communities through marketing, technology, and human capacity building. She has National Certificates on Tourism Promotions (II) and Events Management Services (NCIII) as well as a Certified Blog and Social Media Entrepreneur, Certified Branding and Influencer Marketing Specialist, and Certified Digital Marketer.
Apple Allison attended the Competitive Strategy MBA session at the Asia School of Business in partnership with MIT. Her most recent international Continuing Professional Development activities include Positive Psychology and master classes on Human Design Thinking, Influencers Marketing, Disruptive Entrepreneurship, User Journey Mapping, Surviving the Digital Tsunami, Lean Innovation Framework and Innovation Catalyst Application under the MAGIC Academy of the Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre in Cyberjaya, a global tech hub in Asia.
As an inclusive growth advocate, Apple Allison perseveres in pursuing her purposeful passion projects which aim to assist MSMEs and social enterprises in Asia to embrace the transformation economy.
Director, Co-Founder WANT SOLUTION
Born and brought up in the hustle and bustle of Mumbai city in India, Shilpa chose to make the hushed city of Adelaide her home in an impulsive but passionate decision in 2014. Since then, she along with her husband, started their consulting business 'Want Solution? There's Always One'. Investing nearly $100k in their education and starting this business was yet another adventurous move, to quit the conventional and convenient corporate source of income and go all in into realising their dream lifestyle.
Together they have gone on to create a beautiful family and are blessed with a girl, Arya, in Feb 2016.
In 2017, they embarked on a family adventure, to live in a caravan and travel around Australia, while growing their baby and their business on the go. Turns out Arya has totally inherited her parents' adventurous genes and was a total sport on the caravan trip!
Shilpa is also the author of Amazon best-seller 'Want Solution? There's Always One!' and her second book is on its way to being launched in 2018, which is based on the family adventure they undertook in 2017. Through this book, Shilpa aims to spread a deeper awareness of the over-hyped and often misrepresented subject of the 'digital nomad' and what it really takes to be one, successfully.
On the business side of things, Shilpa plays the role of book-writing and marketing coach who works with coaches and consultants to help them accelerate their business through
Executive Presence & Behavioural Skills Coach The Perfectyou
Nancy Katyal is the Lead Image Consultant, Behavioural Skills Coach and Founder at The Perfect You. She has helped thousands of high powered executives, corporates and people from all walks of life to maximise success in their professional and personal performance.
Through her training programs, Nancy has been a guide to many esteemed celebrities, corporate offices, Fortune 500 companies, SME's and NGO's. Nancy has spoken at prestigious forums like CII, Wikipedia, Femina Believe, Toastmasters and Mrs Maharashtra 2017 etc. She was also on Advisory board panel at TEDx Pune.
Her work has grabbed a wealth of praise and media attention. Nancy is a LIMCA Book of Record Holder. Her views and articles have been featured in The Times of India, The New Indian Express, Pune Mirror, Sakal times & magazines namely Good housekeeping, Cariz,Perfect Woman etc.
Recipient of Lokmat Sakhi Sanman Award & REX Karmaveer Chakra Award and Global Fellowship. Nancy was also featured in the list of Elite Image consultants in India. Nancy's story as an entrepreneur was covered by Zee TV ( 24 Taas) Channel. Nancy was recently felicitated with Lady Boss Award in the category "Coach & Trainer of the year"
Head Change Management, Marketing & PR Mahindra Special Services Group
Manish Advani, also known as 'The Coconut Man of India', is a 7 Times TEDx Speaker, an award-winning storyteller, songwriter, Change Leader and a brand builder known for his unconventional ways of positioning individual and corporate brands in the industry.
Manish heads Change Management, Marketing & Public Relations for Mahindra Special Services Group (MSSG), one of India's leading corporate security risk consulting firm. He has over 2 decades of industry experience working on client engagements from small scale companies to large B2B & B2C organizations like Microsoft, Ciba Vision, Kraft Foods, Jaguar & Land Rover, Hindustan Unilever, Arvind, IFFCO UAE and others in varied roles including Change agent for driving change, Sales &. Marketing to expand customer's base and also revenue, Public Relations by engaging clients and communities in meaningful way, also assisting clients in protecting their brands through Brand risk management.
Manish got his Management Degree with Summa Cum Laude from New Jersey Institute of Technology. He has completed Brand building program from Stanford and One-year management program from Harvard. Manish's work has won the International Green Apple Award for India at the House of Commons in The British Parliament, won the Skoch Blue Economy Silver Award, Public Relations Council of India's Silver Award, The Leadership Review Award and is also listed in the Limca Book of Record.
Manish's sessions have been well received in organizations like the Confederation of Indian Industry, National HRD Network, International Advertising Association, Larsen & Toubro, Johnson & Johnson, Kotak Group, Barclays, Zycus, Tata Power, Tata Power Solar Systems Limited, Trent and many other academic institutions like the IIM's and the IIT's.
Manish has been listed as the Top 100 Story Tellers of India and Top 100 Influential Marketing Leaders of India.
Professor & Head of the Department – HR & OB area IFIM Business School, Bangalore
Prof. Shaji Kurian (Ph.D)
Total of 22 years over work experience- 16 years in Academics and 6 years in the Industry.
Dr.Shaji Kurian is currently working as Professor andHead of the Department – HR & OB area at IFIM Business School, Bangalore.
He holds a Masters in Psychology as well as an MBA in Human Resource Management. HisPh.D research is the area of Strategic Human Resource Management from VTU University, Belgaum. He is also an invited Guest Faculty at Uniglobe School of Business, Kathmadu.
Prior to IFIM, he was the talent head in India Semiconductor Association and was responsible for mobilising resources and executing all-India level strategic programs for minimizing the employability gap to ensure the continued growth of semiconductor and allied industries in India through focused workshops and seminars across the country.
From 1997 till 2006 he was working in Indian Institute of Plantation Management, National Institute of Advanced Learning under the government of India, involved in extensive corporate training & Executive Development programs.
He has published and presented many papers in India and abroad. And he has conducted many training programmes on leadership and change management for corporate as well as government sectors including rubber boards, tea boards and coffee boards etc. His recent book chapter academic mentoring in India published by Springer, Macmillan UK has great international acceptance. He is an empanelled expert in Times of India Ascent Series and an invited speaker at various national & international forums etc. He is also a common face in NHRDN panel discussions.
Subhadip Raha started practicing the art of theatre in 80’s in Siliguri district of WestBengal.He is the fourth generation theatre practitioner in his family. Though theatre came naturally to him through family tradition he acquired his formal training first from HCRFTA Mandi Himachal Pradesh and later went on to bag his post-graduation degree from the most prestigious and acclaimed National School of Drama in the year 2007. He is also an alumni of Met Film School London UK.
Subhadip started his professional carrier as an actor trainerat the famous Anupamkher’sActor Prepares , Mumbai. He has also served as an actor trainer at Center for Research in Film and Television, New Delhi andas a visiting Faculty at BhartendyuNatya Academy Lucknow.
In the year 2012, hejoined Indira School of Communication’s, Acting Academy as a Creative Director and started evolving as a play write and a script writer.
His original writings include full length plays like-Heels and Boots, The Last Performance and Hash Ernesto tag Guevara.His play performanceshave been showcased at India’s most acclaimed theatre festivals like Bharat Rang Mahaotsav ( New Delhi) ,the famous Kala Ghora Theatre Festival Mumbai and other theatre festivals in Kolkata to name a few.
Subhadip also has served as a curator for PerformanceArt atthe leading Drama school in India,the Bhartendu Natya Academy.
He has acted inaround 60plays and directed almost 50 theatre productions till date.
Some of his productions are Bose is coming, Summer in Sumsing, Jaisa tum chaho, Ajabpremkigazab kahani, When the night begins, whispering women and many more.
Besides being a wonderful writer director he is also a fine actor and has films like Hunter and Chintu Ji in the list of his filmography.
He is also invited a jury member for several renowned theatre competitions across the country including the well-known Kanpur IIT fest and MICA Ahmedabad.
Mr Raha recently participated at the UNESCO’s ITI World theatre congress in Spain as a part of Indian delegation team.
Actor / Owner of a Production House Krishiv Creation
NSD Graduate 1998 batch, Girish has been working in Marathi, Hindi and also Malayalam films, TV and theatre since last 20 years.
Some of his TV shows are Kora Kagaz, Avantika, Kya Baat Hai, Mrutyunjay, Phir Bhi. , Ya Sukhanno Ya, Vahinisaheb, Tujavin Sakhya Re, Jayostuteand many more. His films include, Foreighnchi Patlin, Maramabandh, Gargi, Superb Plan, Shri Yogi,Sobat, Bernie, Marathon Zindagi , Thira ( Malayalam), Anna ( Hindi) His plays include ShyaamSakhi (2001), MantoThandaGosht ( 2003),SangeetSoubhadra (2013), Paagal Ki Diary (2013),Dedh Inch Oopar (2016), Hash Ernesto Tag Guevara (2017),Toch Parat Aalay (2017), Bhoomika (2017).A popular face on TV his awards include Best Actor Zee Gaurav(2008) & Best Actor Maharashtra State award( 2008), Best Actor Goa state award(2009) Best actor Maharashtra Times Sanmaan (2011), Best Supporting actor Zee award Consecutively 2006 and 2007) . Best Actor Zee Gaurav 2018 Nomination for his play BhumikaAlso the best actor 2018 in theatre at the LIFFTINDIA, Lonavala, Pune.
He has also directed the plays likeSakharam Binder(2016) , Antigone(2016) , Dedh Inch Oopar(2016) , BaakiItihaas. (2017) and “The Just Assassins” written by French playwright Albert Camus which was selected at The Minerva National Theatre Festival , Kolkatta in January 2019.
RJ / Emcee
For eight out of the last twelve years, his voice has been a constant companion with the people of Pune, during the evenings viz., Shrikant! Known during his stint as "Pune ka Raja," Shrikant is a lovable know-it-all. His mantra is, "Laughter is the shortest distance between two people!"
Born a Kannadiga, brought up in the maximum city of Mumbai, Shrikant moved to Pune more than a decade ago to fulfil his dreams of being an astrophysicist. Then, radio happened. Or, more accurately, Shrikant happened to radio!
When he is on-air, listeners are treated to a light-hearted and fun-filled show with lots of interaction, information and entertainment. People who have heard him on radio will attest to the fact that Shrikant is a great story-teller and he truly loves telling stories - funny stories, happy stories, heart-warming stories, gut-wrenching stories, stories of love, stories of crime, stories in rhyme, stories of hope, stories of people, stories of things - stories of everything under the sun, essentially.
He is a smart-alec, a master of rhyme, a pun-loving comedian, who can hold a conversation about anything under the sun - be it Bollywood, technology, issues of the city, or even matters of the heart!
Ask him to sum up his life so far, and he’ll tell you, “I shot for the moon, and ended up among the stars!”
Actor ( Films & Television )
I graduated from the Indira School of Acting in January, 2013
Did my first ever play named The Ghost Train which was directed by Subhadip Raha who is still my favourite theatre director so far.
The Ghost Train by SubhadipRaha
Bottoms Up By Bharat Dabholkar
Blame It On Yashraj By Bharat Dabholkar
An Inspector Calls By Krishna
Hamlet By MadavVaze
Kusum Manohar Lele By RajanTamhane
Asmita: Zee Marathi
Lakshya: Star Pravah
Yuvagiri: Zee Yuva
Prem He: Zee Yuva
HrudayaatVaje Something: Sony Marathi
Maharashtracha Favourite Dancer: Sony Marathi
Laalishq: Produced By-Sanjay LeelaBhansali Directed By-SwapnaWaghmare Joshi
Kis Kisko Pyar Karu: Produced And Directed By-Abbas Mustan
702 Dixits: Produced By-Rohit Jail Directed By-ShankhRajadhyaksha
Nagpur Adhiveshan: Produced and Directed By -Nilesh Julumkar
Hrudayaat Something Something: Produced by Pyramid Film, Directed by Pravin Karale
February 14th: Produced by SachinWadkar, Directed by R Ravindra (upcoming)
FaktaEkdach: Upcoming (Shooting in process)
Arangetram In Bharatnatyam
Repesented India In The Dubai Dance Festival
Danced For South Award Shows
Danced For Marathi Television
Experience In Folk, Latin Ballroom, Hip-hop, Bollywood Dances And more
Danced for Marathi Tarka and got felicitated by Rekhaji and KanganaRanaut
Different Concept Shoots
A Print Shoot For Venkatesh Builders And Garva Builders
Samsung Refrigerators Mother's day special
Vikesh Kumar Singh
Actor, Acting Teacher Vmmentertainment Pvt. Ltd.
Hello, I am RishikeshShelar. First of all I would like to Thank Indira School of Communication for recognizing the Talent and potential in me
Since last 11 years I'm into acting. My uncle used to do street and Theatre plays and I used to watch him doing rehearsals and enact the same. 2008 was the year I wrote, directed and with the help of my friends performed a play in my school which got huge response and appreciations which motivated me to pursue my career in Acting. In the mean time I used write short comic plays and used to perform the same which helped me polish my acting skills and also my relieved my stage fear. In 7th standard I was selected in learning Space foundation for training in Acting. There my my teacher/Guru Ahmed Ali taught me making in a month's camp but there after the acting passion made me request sir to take professional training in Acting. We were not having the funds for the same but Ahmed sir saw our efforts and gave us all free coaching every Saturday and Sunday . At that time I didn't had a cycle and I used to live in a village so used to go walking 6kms and come again. I was a brilliant student so my mother wanted me to study rather than do acting so manier times used to even beat me but without bothering about any thing I used to go for the training . Under him I performed short films and plays which made me explore my acting abilities and till 10th I used to perform street plays based on Environment and won many prizes. Few months later I got an audition which bagged me the lead role in Dr. TatyaLahane | Angaar ...Power is Within. There I realised I need to be more polished so I took admission to Indira College of Communication.
In 2016 I got admission in this college for Acting, I still remember when I gave my first interview, the way the staff responded and reacted showed how much they cared about their students and how disciplined the school is in regards to their cariculum and most importantly the person who taught me to be what I'm is Mr. ShubhdeepRaha, the Guru Drona for whom Acting is the only Religion and for whom students are the upmost priority. Everyone teaches u how to act but Shubh deep sir taught me how to live the character, how to be impactful and how to present the character in different formats of theatre, movie, documentary or ad films. If u have a firm base of knowledge and practice, no matter what comes u r gonna stay firm and strong. Same thing happened with me, I got Teachers expert in their departments who taught me the Best of their knowledge, skill to make me who I am today. We Discover the Actor within U is what the tagline of Indira School of Communication tells u and this is what I Discover about myself in terms of Acting, discipline and training. I would even like to Thank the entire staff to help me reach this milestone. Above all I would like to Thank Vishal Sir for managing everything for students, providing students with whatever they require. Such a lovely, lively, calm person he is but in terms of work ...Salute u Sir.....I was always attracted to various events and the preparation behind the events in this school , I may or may not be the participant in every event but I used to enjoy every bit of it and also it be the best learning experience for me every time.I think such type of cultural events should be conducted in every college which would promote the confidence, the thinking ability and would improve the perfoming skills of the students. Luckily I got everything from Indira School of Communication. I would also like to thank Renu Mam and Indira School of Director Tarita Mam for making such facilities available to us. Here I not only learnt how to act but I learnt how to recognize myself, how to have a different undiscovered perspective about the world, the people. After the completion of course the Convocation/Presentation of the skills , ur acting talent , the technicalities are showcased through an innovative and uniquely designed play is I think the trademark of this institute. I think the uniqueness , the discipline and the things I learnt in this school I don't think I would have got this in any other institute. All these years Indira College is standing tall and brilliant and it's all because of Mrs. Tarita Shankar Mam. I'm very proud to be associated as a student as a alumini of Indira School of Communication...I'm thankful to u all for making me the part of ur institute and for providing me the platform to learn , practice and to train myself as an actor.
After college I did few projects and in 2018 I started teaching acting and now I will be working in the Biopic of Mokshagundamvisveraya and from then I'm associated with VMM entertainment Pvt Ltd. Working there I did few album songs and currently directing a play on Acharya Bhikshu's life.
Thank u so much.
“What’s your story?” This interest in personal stories has driven Preeti BirlaNair all her life. Whether as an HR professional, or as a performer of applied art, or as a personal coach. She has looked to connect with people through their stories. Not stories from books, or films. But real narratives. The pulse that drives our lives.
An alumni of TISS, with 15 years of corporate HR experience in India and internationally, Preeti has recently formed a boutique firm, empurple; that works with applied interactive theatre, experiential learning and personal coaching. She trained from Centre of Playback Theatre, NY, in 2015 and completed her coach certification from CTI, California in 2016.
Dramatizing personal stories through ‘Playback Theatre’ is where Preeti has created a niche for herself, using her skills as an HR professional, a Coach, a Facilitator and an Actor.Through ‘facilitated conversations’, the actors from her empurple theatre ensemble, listen to stories shared and play them back artistically, on the spot using sound, movement, music and words. At the core, the format helps the gathering appreciate similarities and differences as a community.
Slice of Life, Log Kya Kahenge?, Leadership Diaries, Guftagoo, Find Your Voice are some of the performance themes that Preeti has facilitated, allowing for many hidden stories to emerge and find their flow with others. Kala Ghoda Art Festival, Tata Management Training Centre, Happy Feet Palliative Care, SNDT Women’s College are the diverse spaces where she and her empurple team have co-created stories.
Preeti invites conversations to create future stories of empowerment, through stories that need telling. Join in.