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Sun 29 Aug 2021

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Pushing Limits: Essence of Indian Sports

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Namaste 2021: Global Utsava of Indian Soft Power

Pushing Limits: Essence of Indian Sports

August 29, 2021, Sunday | 08:00 - 09:30 AM IST

Special Guest: Shri. Ramanand Garge, Director, Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre (SVCC), Consulate General of India, Sydney

Speakers:

  • Mr. Adam Phillips, Director of KalariLAB and Senior Instructor of Kerala Kalarippayat Academy. Physiotherapist and Marma specialist.
  • Ms Cristina Maiorescu, Co-founder - GoIndia Games
  • Mr Sumit Sinha, Co-founder - GoIndia Games
  • Mr Boria Majumdar, Indian Sports Journalist, Author of Dreams of a Billion: India and the Olympic Games
Speakers
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Shri. Ramanand Garge

Director, Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre (SVCC), Consulate General of India, Sydney

Ramanand Garge is presently the Director of Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre (SVCC), Consulate General of India, Sydney. Ramanand is a scholar of humanities and prior to this appointment has served in several capacities in academics and research field in India. He is alumnus of the Law Institute, University of Virginia School of Law, USA. Based on his expertise in the field of humanities he has also served in advisory capacity with state governments in India. He is a proven orator at the national and international level and significantly contributed in the form of research papers, monographs, chapters in the books, research article in the acclaimed international journals and publications etc. Apart from his academic interests Ramanand also explores travel photography (wildlife, architecture and cultural). Some of his artwork is showcased in national and international exhibitions.

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Mr. Adam Phillips

Director of KalariLAB and Senior Instructor of Kerala Kalarippayat Academy. Physiotherapist and Marma specialist

Adam has been practising Kalari for almost 20 years, first encountering the practice as an actor in training. In 2001, he visited India and became a student of Gurukkal CM Sherif at Kerala Kalarippayattu Academy (KKA) in Kerala. Since then he has become a senior teacher of the school, and is now one of the most experienced non-Indian practitioners of the art, leading workshops in UK, Poland, Serbia, Czech Republic, Russia, Greece and Italy. Alongside his practice of Kalarippayat and the healing art Kalari Chikitsa, he has trained as both an actor and physiotherapist and has used Kalari in both disciplines to gain deeper understanding of the psyche-physical process involved in body conditioning and re-education. In 2016 he moved to Thailand and founded KalariLAB on the tropical island of Koh Phangan as a centre for training, teaching and research into the martial and healing art of Kalari. He uses a combination of Kalari and Physio to treat clients and runs courses and classes for international students, as well as providing free training to local people.

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Mr. Boria Majumdar

Indian Sports Journalist, Author of Dreams of a Billion: India and the Olympic Games

Boria Majumdar is a leading sport scholar and television commentator. Author of a number of bestselling books on Indian sport, he is an oped columnist for The Times of India and sports expert at Times Now. A Rhodes scholar, Majumdar is adjunct professor, Monash University, and senior research fellow at the University of Central Lancashire.

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Ms Cristina Maiorescu

Co-founder - GoIndia Games

Ms Cristina Maiorescu is a serial entrepreneur with 17+ years of experience in product development and consulting. She is a passionate Board Gamer, Art & Design lover. She advocates for locally-made products.

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Mr Sumit Sinha

Co-founder - GoIndia Games

Sumit Sinha is a game designer based in India and is a serial entrepreneur with a multi-million exit. He has 15 plus years of experience in tech, sales, and consulting. He is a passionate Board Gamer.