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Life in the fine arts is far from easy, says tabla virtuoso Vineet Vyas

Vineet Vyas is an internationally-acclaimed tabla virtuoso, educator and composer who has performed as a soloist and accompanied eminent musicians across Canada, the us, Europe and India.He was selected as a finalist for the prestigious Muriel Sherrin Award for International Achievement in Music.The name of the award is significant – International Achievement in Music and not Achievement in International Music. So, not achievement in some exotic ‘international’ form of music but Canadian achievement at an international level.“It’s a great honour,” said Vyas. “I represent a different stream of music. It’s not a mainstream art form but the beauty of it is that a cosmopolitan...


Posted: Jul 3, 2018



Entrepreneur’s success formula

Among his peer community of scientists and entrepreneurs, he is known as the guy who drank a chemical cocktail. “The competition at Start Up Chile is fierce, with 85 companies from all over the world competing – selected from 2000 applicants – and I wanted to do something different,” says Dr Nikhil Gunari, who went on to win the prestigious contest.His research as a surface scientist has led to multiple inventions in the antifouling coatings field and he has been recognized as the inventor of the year by the University of Toronto. He has worked on deriving chemicals from nature that are biodegradable and completely nontoxic to humans.“There was a huge pressure to find alternatives...


Posted: Jun 1, 2018



Composer hits the right notes

Merging western and South Asian structures and sounds with bright grace, Sundar Viswanathan’s music is not your traditional music.“It is a reflection of all that influences my music and is perhaps best described as World Jazz,” says the Juno-nominated saxophonist and composer. “My belief is that the right music is not coming out if I am not being honest with myself.”Viswanathan has both academic credentials and serious jazz chops. He has played with big names like Dave Holland and Wynton Marsalis and taken his music far and wide, playing in Japan and Turkey, Europe and South Africa.He was around six or seven when his parents moved to Canada in the early 70s and music was...


Posted: May 2, 2018



Kundan Joshi’s pursuit of app-iness

Kundan Joshi, founder and CEO of The App Lab describes his team of professionals as technology evangelists. “We want our work to amount to something. While allowing technology to fill a need, we want our work to have a positive impact. That’s become our mantra.”The team has created over 450 apps for clients large and small, ranging from enterprise giants like Unilever, Dell and Samsung to innovative startups. With the StartupLabb, an accelerator for high potential technology startups, Joshi invests in the people who have the big idea but are looking for technology expertise and or funding.He launched his own big idea 13 years ago when he was still relatively new to the country and...


Posted: Apr 1, 2018



Mentor acts like a spark plug

Neetika Sathe is Vice President, Advanced Planning at Alectra. She first came to Canada in 1992 as a student after completing her Master of Physics Honours from Punjab University. She accepted a scholarship at McMaster University. “I worked hard, I played hard, I started an Indian classical music group, I gave tuitions to supplement my brother’s help. The experience really broadened my horizons.”She returned to India, got into investment banking, switched to software, got married and had a baby. The couple decided to leave their cushy jobs and privileged lifestyle and move to Canada in 2002. Sathe gave them 100 days to find jobs in their own fields – if that didn’t work, they...


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