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.
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WAHEED UR REHMAN PARA
Secretary, J&K Sports Council
Waheed Ur Rehman Para became the youngest spokesperson of the People’s Democratic Party after it formed an alliance with BJP in 2015. He’s also serving as the Secretary of the J&K Sports Council.
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, Tul Palav
Iqra Ahmad set up her online store Tul Palav in the year 2015 with the aim of combining contemporary trends with traditional Kashmiri designs.
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.
From investing his own money to aiming of being a broadcast journalist, Umar Nisar stands as an example for the youth by creating his own Digital Media & Broadcasting Network, Pannun FM. Presented with the CRDP Award at the age of fifteen, Umar seeks to give a voice to all Kashmiris and highlight problems faced by youth in Tral. This further is a platform for children to portray their talents and a way to promote Kashmiri culture and music.
Lead Vocalist, Alif
Muhammad Muneem is an established poet and 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.