Talk by Dr. Susmita Mohanty
Spaceship designer, explorer, cross-border space entrepreneur
Being in Antarctica is a mind-bending, life-transforming experience. In the words of Dr. Susmita Mohanty, “It was like meeting someone millions of years old. It changed me forever. It was like being on another planet”. Antarctica is an extraordinary mix of the savage, the sublime and the spiritual.
3th January, 2017 (Friday)
Title : Between the Two Poles
Speaker: Priya is an adventurer at heart with a deep interest in human behavior and teaching. She is a practitioner of experiential learning and works with varied methodologies including outbound, future search, theatre, graphic facilitation and behavioural process facilitation. You'll be surprised that in the midst of all the training she offers, she also teaches French and organizes nature camps. Priya is also an amateur photographer keen on capturing landscapes and fungi.
Abstract : Priya has passionately embraced the unknown every now and then. She found her calling when her sister excitedly told her about a trek to the Himalayas and has never looked back since. She has, in her nonchalant style, travelled to the Everest Base Camp, directed a few plays, led an all women's team to victory in the first 100km Oxfam walk in India, crossed the Arctic Circle on a shoestring budget and plunged into the Antarctic. Priya will talk about the common thread in all her adventures, her learnings along the way and what makes her adventure bug tick.
6th January 2017 (Friday)
Title : Ladakh in winter - Lessons in self sufficiency
Speaker: Shreyas is a mechanical engineer by week and an outdoor enthusiast on weekends. He enjoys climbing, slacklining and long solo hikes.
Abstract:In December 2016 Shreyas and his friends set out to trek in the Markha valley in the winter, self supported. They carried a tent and food for ten days. What ensued was a welcome lesson in the self-sufficiency.