November 30, 2012

ILN Hyderabad Meetup - Nov 24 2012 at Begumpet

Details of topics selected under educational, training and developmental field for India Leadership Network - Hyderabad Chapter.

1. Life Management in Adolescents - Positive actions and development for young generation

This is a topic that would be held for those adolescents completing their Inter or +2 and going into colleges. Mostly these youngsters are getting grounded in institutes like Narayana/Vikas etc. and are unable to come to grip with their life and college when they enter into a professional atmosphere. Also the strains of adolescence play a part in changing their atmosphere. Hence under this inspirational and motivational session that may run for a couple of hours, we would try to bring these facts into focus.

The target audience for this topic would be the students of inter going into colleges especially the corporate ones as listed above.

Driver of the project : Mr. V. Ramprasad (+91-9849373538 , /

2. Job training for unemployed youth

This topic would be highlighted in professional colleges through motivational session high lighting the opportunities available for them and how to overcome the same. At the same time we would also try to address faculty training which is also equally important in these institutions. We would identify any class of students who cannot attend training sessions for development because of their family background and tray to provide either free or cost subsidized training to them.

Target: Professional colleges in and around Hyderabad.

Driver of the project: Mr. K.V.N. Parthasarathy (91-9951749477,

3. Teachers’ Training for Govt. teachers

The faculty training for Teachers now being conducted by Mr. V. Ramprasad at various private schools has two aspects.

A. To conduct faculty training in teaching based on understanding the pupil’s mind. This is a workshop based on an international expert Neuro-muscular Pediatrician by name, DR Mel Levin, MD of US and is a customized product for Indian teachers. This successful program (both National and International) as conducted by Mr. V.Ramprasad of Smart Trainers and Consultants, Hyderabad, would be offered free of cost of Training Consulting, to deserving Govt. school teachers (Pri-Primary to Secondary) so that they become professionally qualified in turning a good pupil ratio. This would help in laying a strong foundation in schools from a very young age.

B. The second aspect of this program would be the 7 habits for effective teaching, which would help the teacher to balance his/her life and profession while improving her own set standards of teaching.

Driver of the project : Mr. V. Ramprasad (+91-9849373538 , /

The drivers for all these topics would mutually help each other in these projects and would request help from those of the chapter as per need and suitability.

We appreciate the help already being rendered by Mr. N. Sreedhar, of People Search Services, a new entrant in the Hyderabad Chapter who has identified some schools out -side Hyderabad. Mr. K. Prabhakar of Smart Trainers and Consultants has also come forward to help.

We request all Hyderabad chapter members to come forward to take up such projects and as well as identify projects that they would like to initiate.

Please contact the Drivers of Projects mentioned to help and assist of any kind that you may offer.

Upcoming projects

Oncology (Cancer) Awareness Program

On 2nd December at S R Nagar.
Driver of the project: Dr. Y.V. Raghavaiah (+9194406320243,

Yoga awareness Program

We congratulate Mr. N. Sreedhar of people Search Services for already identifying three yoga gurus who are willing to initiate this project. Expected to begin soon.

Driver of the project: Mr. N. Sreedhar (+91-9912897543,

Physiotherapy Awareness Program

Expected to begin soon.

Project Driver: Dr. Archana Rupanagudi (+91-9963205484,

Chapter Contacts

 Dr. Y.V. Raghavaiah : +9194406320243,

Mr. V. Ramprasad : +91-9849373538 , /

Mr. Ambadas Ksirsagar : +91-8008886222,

November 23, 2012

ILN Chennai Fruncido - 17 Nov - Summary

ILN "Fruncido", Chennai chapter meeting  was conducted on the 17th of November 2012 as a high tea event at Hotel Savera, Chennai. 35 members had attended the event. Core Committee Member Visukumar Gopal delivered the welcome address, throwing light on what India Leaderhsip Network does, what the Chennai Chapter wishes to achieve and contribute.

The Chief Guest for the event was Group Captain VijayKumar, Executive Director at Madras Management Association. His keynote address on Leadership was well conceived, and his anecdotes on near death experiences in the armed forces, and how leadership characteristics played a role in it was well received.

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Prof. Ravindra, Mr. Sandeep, and Mr. Joseph each spoke on topics revolving around leadership :  Their topics were Leadership and Youth, India 2020, Social Entrepreneurship respectively. Their speeches were quite thought provoking, and had set the mood right for the event, and its core purpose.

Shankar Raghavan who played a key role in gathering the first members of the chapter took questions from the gathering in an open Q&A session. Meeting was adjourned with the vote of thanks by Navin Kumaar. S

Next Meeting

Core Committee will meet on the 1st of December. Regular meeting dates will be announced soon.

Chapter Contacts

Navin Kumaar.S 9884804105 /
Venkata Krishnan.S 9500124101 /
Visukumar Gopal 9962512524 /
Siva Shyam Kumar Mogili 9884818125 /
Shaifali Veda

November 20, 2012

ILN Pune Meetup - 23rd Nov - Join us.

We are really excited to announce the details of the second Meetup for the Pune Chapter of ILN. We hope to see many of you there, please block your calendars and join us and make this meet a resounding success. Nearly twenty of us have already confirmed that we will be attending the event.

Event Details

Date: Friday, 23rd November

Time: Strictly from 1900 to 2100 hrs

Venue: Boat Club (on Boat Club Road, near Bund Garden, adjacent to Pune Central)

Agenda: will be posted shortly.

Contact Person: Sharmishtha Nagarkatti  - / +919923590313

November 15, 2012

ILN Pune - Next Steps & November Meetup

The first Meetup of ILN Pune was in two parts to suit the convenience of the 8 people who could make it. Since then, some 40 odd people have shown interest in attending the November Meetup. A summary of the points discussed and suggestions made so far are:

  • Meetings will be held once every 4 to 6 weeks and on Fridays and as far as possible, we will alternate the venue between areas of Pune: Deccan and Camp/Koregaon Park.

  • We will adhere to the rules laid down by ILN and do so strictly.

  • A committee will be formed only when we have approximately 40 members who have attended meetings.

  • The convener for each meet will be rotated to optimise the leadership skills of individuals within the group.

  • Possibility of each role in the committee being handled by two separate people to ensure the smooth functioning of the group

  • A start and end time will be fixed for each Meet Up so as to ensure timeliness and punctuality is maintained.

  • At this nascent stage, we will be keen as much to know more about each other as to speak about ourselves; towards this end, members will visit each other’s Linked In pages rather than take up too much time in introductions during the Meet Up.

  • Each member will be invited to present what they do at a meeting in the near future, to enable all to understand individual areas of strength and professional backgrounds.

  • Individual strengths and expertise will be noted down, to not just to network, but also, contribute most appropriately to the activities of the group.

  • Members will think of two projects that we can take up and share their ideas in the November Meet Up.

Next Meetup

Date: 23rd November

Time: Strictly 1900 - 2100hrs

Venue:  To be confirmed by Citibank who is sponsoring the Meetup

Agenda: Will be circulated shortly

Chapter Contact

Sharmishtha Nagarkatti +919923590313 /

November 7, 2012

ILN Delhi Meetup minutes - 3rd November 2012

Venue: 1st floor, FL-2 Building, Market Complex, Sector 8, RK Puram, New Delhi – 110022
Date and time: 3 November 2012, 3.00 – 6.30 pm


There were twenty-five attendees: S A Chari, Mohandas Menon, Abhishek Sharma, Dhruva Trivedy, Vidisha Srivastava, Pradeep Kala, Vineet Arora, Mamta Verma, CK Taneja, Ratna Devi, Sameer Mathur, Deepak Ruchandani, Rahul Kumar, Maheshwari Jani, Harinder Singh, Rekha Deshmukh, Anirban Bera, Ankita Gupta, Anuj Gupta, Jawahar Sen, Vinod Dumblekar, Sanjay Suri, Sanjeev Sharma, Ashok Kumar, and Daljeet Singh.

Leave of absence: Nine ILN members who had initially confirmed their attendance did not attend but had intimated their absence on LinkedIn and by email to the ILN meeting organisers.


The proceedings started at 3:15 pm with a brief welcome by Mohandas Menon, who then handed the floor to Dhruva Trivedy as the Convener and Chairman for this meeting to direct and moderate the issues and discussions. Mohandas Menon provided active support to manage the floor, all along.

Attendees registered themselves between 3.00 and 3.30 pm with a payment of Rs 150 each for the refreshments. Abhishek Sharma and Vidisha Srivastava were in active charge of the registration formalities and ushering in the guests.

Each attendee introduced himself / herself within a minute or so, individually to the group and explained the background they came from.

A briefing was done by the Convener as to how the proceedings were expected to follow
Dr. C.K.Taneja was invited to address the gathering with his understanding of Leadership. He spoke briefly about resilience and its impact on leadership. Leaders were different because they had purpose and passion. Today, the customer sought better products and faster services at lesser prices. In response, the business resorted to cost optimization and productivity. With pressure on better performance, people experienced stress, attrition, conflicts, and burnout. It was here that leadership helped to handle changes with different educational and leadership styles. Some answers were found in newer learning of behaviour, strategic thinking, problem solving, and performance management methods. Businesses faced problems due to competition, which was never healthy. Leaders create synergy, vision, meaning, team work, shared goals, and a fun-filled space.

To determine issues for the agenda of the next meeting, Vidisha Srivastava – under the Convenor’s guidance - listed 14 of the most important expectations received from the attendees. Attendees discussed and brainstormed themes of business, networking, society, speakers and the possible nature of topics, personal development, and writing a book. Finally after a long discussion, this list was re-cast, eliminating some items, and condensing others into meaningful labels. The final list of expectations is shown here:

  1. Networking for:

    1. for meeting leaders from other verticals and with different leadership styles and team practices

    2. for identifying and exploring areas of complementary interest

    3. to discover areas in Leadership that have remained unexplored and value add to subscribe to the concept and prevalent processes.

  2. To develop a group of professionals responsible for shaping a better social and economic environment around us

  3. Sameer suggested that each of us could write a chapter for a book to be published later

  4. To guide and mentor each other on specific issues of leadership

Attendees took a 20-minute break for tea and refreshments, and used the period of 20 minutes to meet and talk to each other.

Discussions that followed after the break was to accord a final shape to the expectations.
C.K. Taneja suggested and Mohan agreed that the objectives could be worked upon by the forum and they need to be classified into the four buckets of


This was agreed by all present.

The suggestions regarding the expectations finally short-listed by the forum were to be sorted ou accordingly. Rahul Kumar volunteered to organise them in an excel format, so that value additions could be made

It was also decided to get into the formation of groups for activating the expectations finalised in the next meeting

For the next meeting, Pradeep Kala and Sameer Mathur agreed to deliver talks on aspects of leadership, within the final expectation list detailed above. Mohandas Menon offered to bring external speakers if we had better venue, an assured quorum of a larger audience, and a clear theme for a talk, in future.

Abhishek Sharma was nominated as and he agreed to be the Treasurer, on an interim basis. It was agreed that the balance left over from the contributions would form part of the corpus for future meetings.

Next Meetup

The next meeting was proposed and agreed to be on the 1st Dec 2012, and from 3.00pm - 6.00pm. After some brainstorming it was concluded that the intended venue may remain the same or may be shifted to the IIT cafeteria depending on availability. The venue will be finalized before the end of next week.

The meeting ended with a brief vote of thanks by Sameer Mathur. The Chairman formally closed the meeting at 6:30 pm

Chapter Contacts

Dhruva Trivedy / +91-9811140996
Mohan Menon / +91-9811599663
Dhiraj Gyani / +91-9811198920
S.A. Chari / +91-9810012529
C.K.Taneja / +91-9999028966
Vinod Dumblekar / +91-9818631280

ILN Chennai Fruncido - 17th Nov 2012, 3 PM at Hotel Savera

ILN Chennai Fruncido is the first mega event organized by the Chennai Chapter of India Leadership Network, providing opportunity for members to converge on a common platform to discuss and debate on issues of importance for the development of the country and its leaders. The event features eminent speakers, on leadership and emerging trends.

Key discussion areas and activities: Importance of leadership, grooming and mentoring, an insight into future India in the year 2020.

This is also an opportunity to network with like-minded individuals from various circles including businessmen, academicians, Mid and top level management personnel, Consultants, Students etc.


Contact Mr. Venkata Krishnan (Core Committee Member - Memberships) at / 9500124101

Registration fee: Rs.500/- (Rupees five hundred only). Payment modes and details can be collected from Mr. Venkat Krishnan. The fee for this event includes refreshments.

We request you to kindly block your calendar for this event. See you at Fruncido - the first step to molding leaders of the future!

Team @ILN Chennai

November 6, 2012

ILN Bangalore Next Meetup- 17th Nov 2012 at 3pm

Our next meeting will be on 17th Nov 2012, from 3PM to 5PM. We will announce the venue shortly. Please keep your calendar blocked for the same day.


  1. Network and Introduction to each other

  2. Discuss about qualities of the Core Committee members

  3. Formation of Mentoring Group

  4. Formation of sub group for "Used Book Donation" initiative

Chapter Contact

Mrs. Renuka Manoj / 9448818701