Josh Talks is a knowledge sharing platform to discuss remarkable stories and ideas from India. The conference began 3 years ago and now holds 15 conferences across the country each year. Topics ranging from sports and entrepreneurship to social activism, space exploration, technology, innovation, performing arts and more are covered. Speakers get on stage and share their work, their ideas or stories with a goal to inspire.
The Josh Talks conference is a day to explore some of the most pressing issues of our time and to imagine what our future might look like.
Poet, Lead Vocalist & Songwriter, Alif
Muhammad Muneem is an established poet and a singer who sings for the Sufi rock band Alif. The band writes poetry in Urdu and Kashmiri and creates a fusion of contemporary poetry and music with ethnic sound.
MOHAMMAD AIJAZ ASAD
Mohammad Aijaz Asad is a celebrated IAS officer who is currently serving as the Deputy Commissioner of Poonch. He received the Best Electoral Practices award in 2017 for recording the highest enrollment of electors in J&K.
SP SANDEEP CHAUDHARY
Superintendent of Police, South Jammu
Sandeep Chaudhary is the Superintendent of South Jammu police. He offers over 150 meritorious candidates free coaching to help them crack the competitive exams.
Ashima Kaul is an independent peace practitioner, journalist as well as executive director of Yakjah Reconciliation and Development Network, a network of youth, women and religious leaders in Jammu and Kashmir. She has conducted workshops encouraging interfaith cooperation for children and youth using media such as film, theater and art as tools to promote dialogue and leadership.
Photographer & Poet
Aamir Wani is a Kashmiri photographer and poet who through his lens wants to remember the paradise Kashmir once was. His beautiful imagery and words on Instagram perfectly capture the mood of many Kashmiris.
Founder, The Closet Cloud
Anam Siraj beat numerous family and financial constraints to set up her own fashion label named The Closet Cloud. Inspiring women in Jammu to make an independent living, she’s a living testament of promoting self-identity through fashion.
Founder, Servicesmojo & Jammu Startup Community
Ankush Gupta founded Servicesmojo with the intent of bringing offline retail experiences online. His latest venture, Jammu Startup Community, aims to make the young workforce of J&K self-reliant.
Aerobics Instructor & Founder, Women Alive
Monika Manohar, the only Bokwa instuctor in Jammu, strongly believes in encouraging women between the age of 15 and 55 to work on their fitness. For this purpose she started Women Alive, an aerobics and kathak centre that has has been successfuly running in the Jammu region for over five years.