YIF Podcast | Season 1
The diverse Alumni lineup includes civil servants, social entrepreneurs, young corporate leaders, writers, filmmakers, and more, each with a transformative story to share with our community and beyond.
Office of PR & Communications26 September, 2020 | 7 min read
The Young India Fellowship is in its tenth year and we can’t wait to get the celebrations going.
The YIF Podcast will play host to a core element of what YIF has to offer- the life experiences and knowledge of Ashoka University’s founders, our distinguished faculty, our alumni across diverse fields, fellows and thought leaders across the world.
On that note, we have something special in store for Season 1.
For Season 1,each episode in the seven part series will have a few alumni each in conversation with Dr. Pramath Raj Sinha, Founding Dean, YIF; Founder and Trustee, Ashoka University. The diverse Alumni lineup includes civil servants, social entrepreneurs, young corporate leaders, writers, filmmakers, and more, each with a transformative story to share with our community and beyond.
The podcast will be held as a live webinar series every Saturday evening with the first episode scheduled for the 26th of September, Saturday, from 8 PM to 9 PM IST.
The first episode of season one (26 Sep, 8 pm IST) of The YIF Podcast will bring together two alumni of the YIF, and focus on their individual journeys and their current work. They will also talk to our host, Dr. Pramath Raj Sinha, about how they serendipitously met each other and ended up collaborating to create impact at the grassroots.
About the Speakers:
Pavneet Kaur- Prior to the YIF, Pavneet was working as the Academic Head of a tribal project with Bhartiya Jain Sanghatana in Wagholi. She prepared for and cleared the UPSC exams during the YIF and started her journey as an IAS Officer soon after graduating. Pavneet currently serves as the Commissioner at the Tribal Research & Training Institute, Pune, and was previously the CEO of Zila Parishad in Aurangabad.
Read more about Pavneet’s journey here
Natasha Zarine – Natasha is the co-founder and Managing Director of EcoSattva Environmental Solutions and The Center for Applied Research and People’s Engagement. EcoSattva is a hybrid think-tank and implementation organization steeped in the development sector. She was invited to meet with German Chancellor Angela Merkel during the Chancellor’s recent visit to India, and was commended for her work in solid waste management.
Read more about Natasha’s journey here
To register for Season 1 and receive updates on the upcoming episodes, click here