Understanding India

Doing business in India is about nuanced perspectives and hyper local understanding, and these industry leaders know it all too well! Engage them for acute insights on interpreting India for your business.

Navtej Sarna

  • Former Indian Diplomat | Author | Columnist

Navdeep Suri

  • Distinguished Fellow and Director of the Centre for New Economic Diplomacy (CNED)

Raghav Chadha

  • Politician | National Spokesperson & National Executive Member, Aam Aadmi Party

Kailash Satyarthi

  • Child Rights Activist | Nobel Peace Laureate

Siddharth Banerjee

  • Corporate Leader | Bestselling Author

Anshu Gupta

  • Founder Director, Goonj

Gaur Gopal Das

  • Lifestyle Coach | Monk

Ashok Alexander

  • Founder-Director, Antara Foundation

Zoya Akhtar

  • Director | Producer | Screenwriter

Ramachandra Guha

  • Padma Bhushan | Historian | Author

Piyush Tewari

  • Social Entrepreneur | CEO, SaveLIFE Foundation | Keynote Speaker

Jeroninio Almeida

  • Founder, iCONGO | Management Consultant | Social Entrepreneur

Ajit Sharma

  • International Public Speaking & Communication Coach

Monce C Abraham

  • Founder and Chairman | THEV Consulting

Deepali Naair

  • Marketing Expert |Digital Strategist | Keynote Speaker

Pramod Bhasin

  • Founder, Genpact | Chairman, The Skills Academy | Industry champion | Thought leader

Dr. A Didar Singh

  • Former IAS | Strategy Expert | Author

Nitin Saluja

  • CEO, Chaayos | Speaker | Entrepreneur

Colonel Lalit Rai

  • Vir Chakra | Kargil War Veteran | Motivational Speaker

Eika Chaturvedi Banerjee

  • Chief Executive Officer, Future Learning

Lt. Gen. Sanjeev Madhok

  • Param Vishisht Seva Medal (PVSM), Ati Vishisht Seva Medal (AVSM), Vishisht Seva Medal (VSM) Winner | Author | Motivational Speaker

Lt. Gen. Sanjiv Chachra

  • Param Vishisht Seva Medal (PVSM) Awardee | Former Indian Army General | Motivational Speaker, Inspirational Leader & Strategist

Lulu Raghavan

  • Managing Director, Landor Associates | Ex-Brand Consultant, Ogilvy Consulting | Branding Expert

Mayankote Kelath (M K) Narayanan

  • Padma Shri Awardee | Gusi Peace Prize Awardee | Former Bureau Chief & NSA

Meera Shenoy

  • Founder, Youth4Jobs | Social Change Maker | Keynote Speaker

Mithali Raj

  • Captain, Indian Women’s Cricket Team

Vicky Roy

  • Internationally acclaimed photographer | Forbes 30 under 30 Asia

Dr. Soumitro Chakraborty

R. Madhavan

  • Actor | Producer | Writer

Harlina Sodhi

  • Speaker | Culture Architect | Digital Learning Strategist

Junaid Ahmad

  • Country Director, World Bank, India | Economist

Nandita Das

  • Actor | Director | Activist

Raja Choudhury

  • Award Winning Filmmaker | Digital Disruptor | Speaker

Rajiv Mehrotra

  • Documentary Filmmaker | Television Director-Producer | Writer

Rocky Singh and Mayur Sharma

  • India’s Favorite Foodies | TV Show Hosts | Corporate Trainers

Siddiq Wahid

  • Academic | Activist | Author

Rajesh Ramakrishnan

  • Award-Winning Photographer | Managing Director, Perfetti Van Melle India

Anand Neelkantan

  • Author | Columnist | Speaker

Anand Kumar

  • Super 30 Programme | Mathematician

Pradeep Chakravarthy

  • Behaviorist ‘with a twist’ | Training Professional | Keynote Speaker

Nipun Malhotra

  • Co-founder and CEO, Nipman Foundation | Change-maker | Author

Arun Malhotra

  • Former MD Nissan, India

Dr. Anil Khandelwal

  • Former Chairman and MD, Bank of Baroda | Author | Educationist | HRD expert

Major Gaurav Arya

  • Defence Analyst | Public Speaker | Indian Army Veteran

Ravi Venkatesan

  • Technology and Business Visionary | Former Chairman, Microsoft India | Social Entrepreneur

Dr. Pawan Agrawal

  • International Motivational Speaker | Author | Educationist | Dabbawallas

Vishal Bharadwaj

  • Filmmaker | Producer | Music Composer | Writer

Debjani Ghosh

  • Path breaker | Management Guru

Deep Kalra

  • Entrepreneur | Founder & CEO | Makemytrip.com

Jairam Ramesh

  • Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) | Chair, Future Earth Engagement Committee | Economy and Policy Expert

Vikram Chandra

  • News Presenter | Journalist | Technology Expert

Santosh Desai

  • Brand Guru | MD & CEO, Futurebrands India Ltd. | Keynote Speaker

Ram Charan

  • Business Consultant | Speaker | Writer

Omkar Goswami

  • Economy Expert | Founder & Chairman, CERG Advisory Private Ltd | Keynote Speaker

M Damodaran

  • Chairperson, Excellence Enablers Private Limited | Managing Trustee, Non-Executive Directors in Conversation Trust| Former Chairman, SEBI, UTI and IDBI

Juhi Chaturvedi

  • National Award-Winning Scriptwriter | Storyteller | Advertising Professional

Chetna Sinha

  • Founder, Mann Deshi Mahila Sahkari Bank | Founder & President, Mann Deshi Foundation | Indian Social Activist

Atul Singh

  • Founder, CEO & Editor-in-Chief of Fair Observer | Public Speaker | Former IPS officer

Arun Maira

  • Chairman, HelpAge International | Former Member, Planning Commission of India | Former India Chairman, Boston Consulting Group

Aakanksha Bhargava

  • CEO | Travel Blogger | Mompreneur | Motivational Speaker & Influencer

Babita Phogat

  • India Wrestler | Commonwealth Glold Medalist | Youth Icon

Arunachalam Muruganantham

  • Social Entrepreneur | Inventor | Padma Shri Awardee

Arjun Vajpai

  • Mountaineer

Anil Kumble

  • Cricketer | Commentator | Speaker

Abhijit Bhaduri

  • Talent Manager | Best-selling Author | Corporate Trainer

Ajay Kaul

  • Senior Director, Everstone Group | F&B Industry Expert

Deepa Malik

  • Khel Ratna Awardee | Silver Medallist, Rio Paralympics | Arjuna Award Winner | Padma Shri Awardee

Raghav Bahl


Ambi M.G. Parameswaran

  • Author | Founder of Brand-Building.com | Brand Strategist

Gen. V. P. Malik

  • Former Chief of Army Staff, Indian Army | Chairman, Chief of Staff Committee of India

Sonam Wangchuk

  • Innovator | Academician

Dr. S. Y. Quraishi

  • Former Chief Election Commissioner of India | Social Reformer | Keynote Speaker

Roshan Abbas

  • TV Anchor | Communication Wiz | Entrepreneur

Chhavi Rajawat

  • Sarpanch, Village Soda

Chetan Bhagat

  • Author | Speaker

Harsha Bhogle

  • Cricket Commentator | Author | Speaker

Major Devender Pal Singh

  • India’s Blade Runner | Motivational Speaker | Kargil War Veteran

Devika Malik

  • Para-Athlete | Queen’s Young Leader Awardee | Silver Medallist, World Athletics Grand Prix

Dr. Ajit Ranade

  • Economist | Political Analyst | Group Executive President & Chief Economist at Aditya Birla Group

Prakash Iyer

  • Former MD, Kimberly-Clark Lever |Author | Speaker | Coach

Naina Lal Kidwai

  • Chairman, Advent Private Equity India Advisory Board | Past President, FICCI

Shekhar Gupta

  • Padma Bhushan Awardee | Editorial Advisor, India Today Group | Editor-in-Chief and Chairman, ThePrint

Pooja Bhatt

  • Actor | Director | Producer | Alcoholism Survivor

Gurcharan Das


Geeta Phogat

  • Wrestler | Speaker

Devdutt Pattanaik

  • Author | Mythologist | Leadership Coach | Consultant on Culture and Belief Issues

Ajay Chaturvedi

  • Spiritualist | Design Thinker | Social Entrepreneur | Founder & Chairman, HarVa

Purushottam Agrawal

  • Writer and Scholar



Leading Experts in Creativity & Innovation
May 19, 2020

TOSB Editorial Desk

Creative expression has seen a new life under Corona. While individuals are getting in touch with their inner artists, brands are re-inventing to stay relevant. Storytellers have taken over our screens, from memes to TikTok and more. Innovation is no longer a buzzword, it’s a state of mind. Whether its new ways to keep the morale high or new technologies aimed at curbing the spread, innovative thinking is leading the way to what will soon be the “Post-Covid” world.

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Our most sought-after experts on leadership lessons in tough times
May 18, 2020

TOSB Editorial Desk

The Covid-19 pandemic has made us reshape and rethink how we work with our teams. Leaders are faced with making touch decisions in a time of rising uncertainty. Remote working is creating new dynamics that didn’t exist before, at every level of management. How you choose to respond at this time will have a lasting impact on the future of your business.

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Why You Must Stop Focusing on Customer Problems
May 11, 2020


A few days ago, in the quest for entertainment, my son and I were playing chess. For the first game, I used simple tactics, and I won. As we started with the second round, I tried to make it difficult for him to win. He improved his game, too, but eventually lost the second round. The third time, I amped my tactics further while he further enhanced. Yet, I won the third game. And before we could begin the fourth, he said, “Let’s play something else.” He changed the game and brought Snakes-n-Ladders, a game that leveled the playing field for both of us as we continued.

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