Global Council for Tolerance and Peace

Dr. Hersh Chadha

SYNOPSIS

Born in India in 1957, Dr. Hersh Chadha OPM (Harvard), ARPS, discovered he was happiest when alone, travelling with his camera and thoughts. To date he has photographed in over 92 countries and 279 cities.

He is a man of many facets. He resides in the United Arab Emirates, in Dubai, where he runs a global network of business activities, is an avid reader, keen economist and collector of objects d’art, besides being a co-producer of a few films.

His uncompromising concern for the environment and the way man ravages it has made him focus on critical issues such as the preservation of wildlife, the protection of rain forests, the ozone layer and pollution. He has worked with a number of wildlife agencies concerned with conservation of Arabian wildlife – including The Arabian Leopard Trust and the Environmental Research and Wildlife Development Agency (ERWDA) – and has made significant photographic contributions to these agencies.

Feeling for people in need, Dr Chadha considers philanthropy as a necessary tool in contributing towards human development. Education is one of the focal points in the framework of his philanthropic activity. His Internship Programme in Dubai provides opportunities for professional training, to students from all round the world, in the field of Digital Photography and Photographic Modelling. In addition, he contributes to various charities and supports upcoming sportsmen and women. Dr. Chadha has interned over 95 students in photography and modelling from various countries. The Hersh Chadha foundation has sponsored the education of over 200 students worldwide across multiple universities, by providing them with scholarship grants.

Dr. Chadha now features in the 2015 edition of the Limca Book of Records under the category, “Photo book of most cities by the same photographer”, for having launched a photo book titled Masterpiece, covering 235 cities. Also four of his books, Visions of Nature, Patterns, Masterpiece and With Ink & Film, are now available at the world’s largest library – The Library of Congress in Washington D.C., USA.

On 19th October, 2016, five of his pictures of flowers were carried to the International Space Station by the crew of Expedition 49/50.

On 1st June 2017, Dr.Chadha was the honorary guest at the ceremony of welcoming cosmonauts back from the mission, which took place at the YU.A. Gagarin Research and Test Cosmonaut Training Center in Star City, Moscow. He was given a certificate, confirming that five of his photographs were delivered to the International Space Station on 21st October 2016 and continue to be displayed in the ISS. Dr. Hersh Chadha is the first person who organised a photography exhibition in Space.

As he never tires of saying, ‘Life is beautiful and photography only enhances it.’ Indeed, ‘Have camera, will travel,’ seems to be Dr. Chadha’s eloquent mission statement.

ACADEMICS
  • B.Com (Bachelor of Commerce) University of Delhi – New Delhi, India (1976 – 1979)
  • M.Com (Master of Commerce) University of Rajasthan – Jaipur, India (1983 – 1985)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing and Sales Management, Institute of Management Studies, New Delhi, India (1981)
  • Certificate of Accomplishment on Defence equipment, Industrial electronics and Computer Systems. SATT Electronics AB, New Delhi, India (1982)
  • “Owner/President/Management Program” Harvard Business School, U.S.A. (1997 – 1999)
  • “Offshore Postgraduate Seminar” Jesus College / Oxford University, Oxford, U.K. (1999)
  • “Leadership for Change” London Business School, U.K. (1996)
  • “Financial Management Program” (1996) and “Negotiation and Influence Strategies” (1997) Stanford Graduate School of Business, U.S.A.
  • “Families in Business: From Generation to Generation”, Harvard Business School, U.S.A. (2007)
HONOURS AND CITATION
  • Nov. 1998 – Awarded the title of “Honorary Professor” by The Institute of Journalism, Taras Shevchenko National University, Kiev, Ukraine.
  • Nov. 1998 – Citation from Photo-artists Union of Ukraine “For outstanding achievements during creative activity of many years”.
  • Oct. 2002 – Special mention from Jury Chief Meritorious Worker of Arts of Ukraine ESFIAP for the 7th All Ukrainian Reporting Exhibition of artistic photo dedicated to the 11th Anniversary of independence of Ukraine.
  • Oct. 2009 – Awarded the title of “Honorary Professor” by the Taras Shevchenko National University, Kiev, Ukraine.
  • Feb. 2014 – Awarded the title of “Honorary Doctorate” by the Kiev National University of Technologies and Design, Ukraine.
  • Oct. 2016 – Awarded the title of “Honorary Professor” by the American University of Central Asia, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
ENVIRONMENT CONSERVATION

The 1001: A Nature Trust (WWF International) -In 1996, Dr. Chadha published a series of photo-essays titled ‘Elements, I, II & III’. The proceeds from the sale of the series “Elements” went to the WWF – International. WWF’s comments were “The series is very attractive and every little bit counts in seeking to maintain and hopefully improve the state of our natural world”.

He is one of the founding members of the ‘WWF United Arab Emirates Corporate Club’. The Corporate Club provides a unique opportunity for business and industry to join forces with WWF, to conserve the environment in this area of the world and beyond, for the benefit of all concerned.

Dr. Chadha is also a founding member of ‘The 1001: A Nature Trust’ from the United Arab Emirates

The National Geographic Society – As a member supporting its interests, which include the promotion of environmental and historical conservation.

Rainforest Information Centre – Dr. Hersh Chadha has been associated with the Rainforest Information Centre (RIC) for the past several years, and has been funding their various conservation projects spread across the world from South America to India. The RIC is a non-profit, volunteer organisation dedicated to the protection of the Earth’s remaining rainforests and the indigenous people who depend on them.

MEDICAL RESEARCH

The Myelin Project – After watching the film ‘Lorenzo’s Oil’, Dr. Chadha, was so moved that he made inquiries as to how he could help with the funding of research projects for Adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) and other related diseases.

Dr. Chadha met Mr. Augusto Odone, Lorenzo’s father who set up the Myelin Project, for the first time in September 1995 and made a commitment to send funds that he could use as he sees fit. The funds he provided went towards setting up a research unit at Madison Wisconsin, USA.

In addition, he provided funds to continue the research at the Canadian Myelin Research Initiative’s (CMRI) Cell Transplantation Unit, founded by Julie & Wayne Simmons, at University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada.

MEMBERSHIPS:

PHOTOGRAPHY-

  • The Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain, UK
  • American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), USA
  • Honorary Member of the Union of Photo Artists, Ukraine
  • Dubai Press Club, UAE

EDUCATIONAL / OTHERS –

  • The Managing Committee, The Delhi Private School, India
  • The Harvard Alumni Society of the UAE, Dubai
  • The Stanford Business School Alumni Association, Dubai
  • International Who’s Who of Professionals
  • The University Council of American University of Central Asia, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

VISITING FACULTY OF UNIVERSITIES & SCHOOLS

  • Abu Dhabi Women’s College, Higher Colleges of Technology, Abu Dhabi, UAE
  • American University of Central Asia, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
  • Slavic University (KRSU), Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
  • Raffles Design Institute, Singapore
  • Taras Shevchenko National University, Kiev, Ukraine
  • Kiev National University of Technologies & Design, Kiev, Ukraine
  • Cairo University, Egypt
  • Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, Lima, Peru.
  • Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Delhi Public School, Sharjah, UAE
  • Bishkek International School, Kyrgyzstan
  • Institute of the Foreign Languages at the International University of Kyrgyzstan
  • Kyrgyz Turkish Manas University, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
  • Bishkek Humanities University (BHU), Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
  • Moscow State University of Technologies and Design, Moscow, Russia.
SOLO EXHIBITIONS
  • 1996 Exhibition Photo-Vision ’96 Dubai World Trade Center
  • 1998 Exhibition “World Beautiful World” at the Taras Shevchenko National University, Kiev, Ukraine
  • April 1998 “World Beautiful World” at Ikar Club, Kiev, UAE
  • Oct. 2000 at Ikar Club, Kiev, UAE
  • 2001 – “Silent Auction” in aid of WWF-UAE as part of launch of Corporate Club WWF-UAE
  • 2007 – “My philosophy on Photography and my travel experiences’ at the American University of Central Asia, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
  • March 29th – April 1st, 2009 – Exhibition in the framework of Education Without Borders Conference 2009 International Student Conference, Dubai, UAE
  • April 2009 – Exhibition of UAE and Japan Travel photos, Kascomerc Bank, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
  • May 12 – May 14, 2009 – Institute of Journalism, Taras Shevchenko University, Kiev, Ukraine
  • June 2009 Exhibition “Faces of Kyrgyzstan” at the Consulate-General of Kyrgyzstan in Dubai
    May 14, 2009 at Ikar Club, Kiev, UAE
  • April 6-9th 2016 – photography stand at “World Art Dubai 2016” Art Fair in Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, UAE
  • October 21st 2016 – ongoing – exhibition of five photographs of flowers in the International Space Station
GROUP EXHIBITIONS
  • 1998-2007 Permanent Exhibition at the Gallery of Union Photo Artists of Ukraine, Kiev
  • 1999 – Flower Exhibition organised by the Dubai Municipality Horticulture & Public Parks Dept.
  • 2000 – 19th Annual Fine Art Exhibition organised by the Emirates Fine Arts Society, Sharjah
  • 2001 – “Natural Protected Areas & Fortune For Next Generations” organised by Sharjah Environment and Protected Areas Authority & Emirate Marine Environment Group
  • 2001 – “Voices And Visions” An Ukrainian Photography Exhibition, Cultural Foundation Abu Dhabi
  • 2002 – ‘Art Fest’ organised by the Dubai International Art Centre and Emirates Fine Arts Society, Sharjah, UAE
  • August 2002 “ Ukraine my Ukraine” exhibition organized by Photoartists Union of Ukarine
    07th – Oct. 2002 All Ukrainian Reporting Exhibition of artistic photo dedicated to the 11th Anniversary of independence of Ukraine
  • 2003 – 22nd Annual Fine Art Exhibition organised by the Emirates Fine Arts Society, Sharjah
  • 2003 – “Flowers Art Gallery” organised by Dubai Municipality
  • 2004 – 23rd Annual Fine Art Exhibition organised by the Emirates Fine Arts Society, Sharjah
  • 2005 – Emirates Fine Art Exhibition at the Officers Club – Abu Dhabi
  • 4th – 7th June 2009 – Exhibited along with members of National union of Photo artists of Ukraine at the 7th International Photo Fair Kiev, Ukraine
AWARDS/HONORS
  • 1999 – Dubai Municipality Horticulture & Public Parks Dept. for Flower Photography
  • 1999 – LRPS Licentiateship of the Royal Photographic Society, UK
  • 2000 – 1st Degree Diploma For the Photo Series “Elegia” noted at V Ukranian Photo Exhibition “Ukraine – My Ukraine”.
  • 2004 – Prize of Merit the annual Minolta-Cosmos photographic competition
  • 2005 – ARPS Associateship of the Royal Photographic Society, UK
PUBLICATIONS
  • 1996 – Elements, Elements I, II & III – A set of 4 books on the natural beauty and grandeur of the United Arab Emirates, the magnificence and splendour of Nepal, the land of Everest, the vibrant colour and beauty of flora and the brilliance and natural habitat of the sea. The latter two books contain photographs taken in the Maldives – Proceeds from sale of Elements were donated to WWF International.
  • 2002 – ‘My Favourite Quotes and Anecdotes’ A collection of Quotes from around the world (for private circulation only)
  • 2003 – ‘Owner / President Management Program 27’ a collection of Harvard notes. Publication had images from Dr. Hersh Chadha’s collection (for private circulation only)
  • 2007 – ‘Visions of Nature’ – a 112 Pages book with 63 illustrations published by leading publisher Assouline.
  • 2009 – ‘ 22 an Anthology Celebrating the Twenty- Second Anniversary of the Higher Colleges of Technology’.
  • 2010 – ‘With Ink & Film – An illuminating Journey Around The World’ book on Quotations and Photographs of Hersh Chadha published by Motivate.
  • 2010 – ‘With Ink & Film – An illuminating Journey Around The World’ – Braille Edition and Digital Talking Book
  • 2011 – “Masterpieces” – Book on photographs of Dr. Chadha from 88 countries and 262 cities around the world, published by Thomson Press India.
  • 2011 – “Patterns” – Book showing the similarity between man-made patterns and those found in nature. Published by Thomson Press India
  • 2011 – “Y.O.U.” – Book on the beauty of women from Kyrgyzstan. Published by Thomson Press India
PHOTOGRAPHIC BOOKS / CALENDARS/ CATALOGS/ EXPEDITIONS SPONSORED
  • 2010 – “Flying in Nature” – Icarus Photography Club in Kiev, Ukraine.  At the beginning of 2010, members of this club were invited to join my project of a nature photo album. The purpose of this album is to awake the human mind and consciousness by showing pictures from fascinating corners of the world and Ukraine.
  • 2010 – “Soulmate” – Book of photos of Ukraine by the students of the Institute of Journalism. For people of other cultures Ukraine is not simply an unfolded map but a mix of people, places and events that are all to often unseen by those who live here.
  • 2013 – “Urban Beauty” by Andrey Kvasov, covers major cities of Europe bringing out their beauty in urban and traditional architecture, people, bridges, and transportation.
  • 2013 – “The Essence” by Maria Savoskula, is about Cell photography and features the bright and unpredictable images of plant, animal and human cells as an abstract art.
  • 2013 – “India By Foot” by Sergiy Polezhaka, features images taken while traveling across the length and breadth of India in a limited time frame and portrays India in its different shades and nuances.
  • 2016 – Talgat Subanaliev, student of Department of Photo Journalism at the American University Central Asia in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan undertook a 10 days voyage across Antarctica along with researchers and photographers from all over the world; The trip was organised in collaboration with the American University Central Asia in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan and fully sponsored by Dr. Hersh Chadha.
  • 2016 – Sergiy Polezhaka, the graduate of Institute of Journalism in Kiev, along with his team was sponsored for a Virtual Reality Project in the Arctic region during September – October 2016. To get exceptional footage, he shot on the territory from the Polar Circle to the northernmost point of Europe and even further, at Svalbard.
  • 2016 – The calendar 2016 of best photos of students of the Kyiv National University of Technology and Design and of the College of KNUTD including the photo work of Dr.Hersh Chadha.
  • 2017 – The catalog “The Best Students Works KNUTD 2017“ features the best photographic works of 2016 by students of Kiev National University of Technology and Design (KNUTD) and KNUTD College along with photo collections by the Honorary Doctor of KNUTD – Prof. Hersh Chadha. The making of this edition of the catalog was possible thanks to Dr. Chadha’s financial, intellectual and artistic support.
PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINTS AUCTIONS
  • April 1999 – Framed photograph for auction in aid of “The Arabian Leopard Trust”
  • Feb 2001 – Silent auction of photographic prints for WWF UAE.
  • 2002 – Al Noor Training Centre For Children With Special Needs
  • Feb 27, 2009 – Aiglon College Dubai Reception
  • WORKSHOPS CONDUCTED
  • May 12th – 14th 2008 Photography workshop for students of American University of Central Asia, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
  • May 20th – 21st, 2008 Photography workshop for students of The Institute of Journalism, Taras Shevchenko Kiev University, Ukraine. Workshop conducted in Crimea
  • May 22nd – 25th, 2008 Institute of Journalism, Taras Shevchenko Kiev University, Ukraine. Workshop conducted in Kiev)
  • July 10th – 21st, 2008 Photography workshop for students of American University of Central Asia, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan conducted in Tajikistan (Dushanbe & Kharog)
  • Aug 12th – 22nd, 2008 Photography workshop for students of The Institute of Journalism, Taras Shevchenko Kiev University, Ukraine. Workshop conducted in Thailand – Bangkok & Hat Yai
  • Oct 16th 2008 Workshop on Glamour Photography for students of American University of Central Asia, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
  • April 25th, 2009 Workshop on Glamour Photography for students of American University of Central Asia, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
  • April 24th, 2009 Workshop on Balloon Project Conducted at the Flamingo park, Bishkek for students of American University of Central Asia, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
  • April 28th, 2009 Workshop on Modeling (Theory and Photography) for students of American University of Central Asia, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
  • May 14th, 2009 Workshop on Glamour photography for students of Institute of Journalism, Taras Shevchenko Kiev University, Ukraine. Workshop conducted in Kiev
  • May 13th,2009 Workshop on Balloon Project Conducted at the Park in Kiev for students of Institute of Journalism, Taras Shevchenko Kiev University, Ukraine
  • April 24th, 2011 Glamour Photography Workshop, American University of Central Asia, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
  • June 1st , 2016 Photography workshop for students of Design Department , Kiev National University of Technologies & Design, Hersh Chadha Studio, Ukraine.
  • June 8th , 2016 Glamour Photography workshop for students of Design Department, Kiev National University of Technologies & Design, Hersh Chadha Studio, Ukraine.
LECTURES GIVEN
  • April 1998. Lecture & Exhibition at Institute of Journalism, Taras Shevchenko Kiev University, Ukraine.
  • October 1998. Lecture & Exhibition at Institute of Journalism, Taras Shevchenko Kiev University, Ukraine.
  • Oct. 12th 2000, Lecture & slideshow “Photography In The New Millennium” at Institute of Journalism, Taras Shevchenko Kiev University, Ukraine
  • September 2007 – “My philosophy on Photography and my travel experiences” Kyrgyzstan National University, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
  • October 2007 “My philosophy on Photography and my travel experiences’ at the American University of Central Asia, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
  • May 2008 “Quest for a perfect photo & My Travel experiences in South America” at the American University of Central Asia, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
  • May 2008 – “Quest for a perfect photo & My Travel experiences in South America” at the Institute of the Foreign Languages at the International University of Kyrgyzstan.
  • May 2008 – “Quest for a perfect photo & My Travel experiences in South America” at the Institute of Journalism, Taras Shevchenko Kiev University, Ukraine.
  • Oct 14th 2008 – Talk given to members of the Rotary Club of Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan on his travels / Walnut Tree Conservation Project and Bishkek Zoo Project
  • Oct 15th 2008 – “Our Earth” Master Class at the American University of Central Asia, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
  • Oct 20th 2008 – “Our Earth” Master Class at the Bishkek International School, Kyrgyzstan
  • Dec 19th 2008 – “Vision of Life” lecture given to Friends of Yoga Toastmasters Club members, Dubai, UAE
  • Jan 9th 2009 – Speech given to 50 Yoga teachers on the Friends of Yoga Meeting at Dar Al Buteen, Deira, Dubai, UAE
  • Feb 13th 2009 – “Happiness” lecture given to Friends of Yoga Toastmasters Club members, Dubai, UAE
  • Feb 13th 2009 – “Our Earth” presentation given at the 3rd Club Speech Contest, Toastmasters International, Dubai, UAE
  • April 20th, 2009 – ”Technology Trends in Photography” at American University of Central Asia, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
  • April 23rd, 2009 – “The Role of Philanthropy” at American University of Central Asia, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
  • April 24th, 2009 – “Our Earth – Earth Week” at American University of Central Asia, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
  • May 12,2009 – “Technology Trends in Photography” At the Institute of Journalism, Taras Shevchenko Kiev University, Ukraine
  • May 13,2009 – “The Role of Philanthropy” At the Institute of Journalism, Taras Shevchenko Kiev University, Ukraine
  • May 31st, 2009 – “Our Earth” presentation given at the DPS School Sharjah, UAE
  • Oct. 06th 2009 – Lecture on “World Economy Crisis – Role of BRIC Nations & Desalination in the Gulf Region” at the Institute of Journalism, Taras Shevchenko University, Kiev, Ukraine
  • Oct. 07th 2009 – Talk on “Photography and Slide Show” at the Institute of Journalism, Taras Shevchenko University, Kiev, Ukraine
  • Oct. 09th 2009 – “New High End Photography Performance Equipments” to Members of Union of Photo artists Ukraine
  • Oct. 12th 2009 – Lecture on “Modern Trends of Fashion Photography”, Kiev National University of Technologies & Design, Kiev, Ukraine
  • Oct. 13th 2009 – Lecture on “World Economy Crisis – Role of BRIC Nations & Desalination in the Gulf Region”, Department of Law , Taras Shevchenko University, Kiev, Ukraine.
  • Oct. 30th 2009 – “Our Earth” presentation delivered in the Central Department of Environmental Science, Tribhuvan University, Nepal.
  • Nov. 2nd 2009 – Lecture on Environmental Sciences in the Central Department of Journalism & Mass Media, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Nov. 2nd 2009 – Lecture on “World Economy Crisis – Role of BRIC Nations at the Central Department of Economics, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • Nov. 24th 2009 – Lecture on Environmental Sciences in the Department of Journalism, Kyrgyz Russian Slavic University (KRSU), Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
  • Dec. 1st 2009 – “Our Earth” presentation delivered in the Department of Environmental Sciences, American University of Central Asia (AUCA), Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
  • Dec. 3rd 2009 – Lecture on “World Economy Crisis – Role of BRIC Nations in the Department of Economics, American University of Central Asia (AUCA), Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
  • Dec. 3rd 2009- Lecture on Environmental Sciences in the Department of Journalism, American University of Central Asia (AUCA), Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
  • Feb. 16th 2010 – Lectures on Environmental Sciences & Photojournalism in the Department of Applied communications, Abu Dhabi Women’s College, Higher Colleges of Technology, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
  • May 11th 2010 – Lecture on Habitat & Transportation 2020, Institute of Journalism, Taras Shevchenko University, Kiev, Ukraine
  • May 12th 2010 – Lecture on Habitat & Transportation 2020, Faculty of Law, Taras Shevchenko University, Kiev, Ukraine
  • May 12th 2010 – Lecture on Modern trends of Fashion Photography, Institute of Design Technology, Kiev National University of Technologies & Design, Ukraine
  • June 7th 2010 – Lecture on Habitat 2020 and Transportation 2020, Faculty of Interior Design and Product Design, Raffles Design Institute, Singapore.
  • June 7th 2010 – Lecture on Fashion Photography and Glamour, members of the Photo Club, Raffles Design Institute, Singapore.
  • July 2nd 2010 – Lecture on Habitat 2020 and Transportation 2020 at Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, Lima, Peru.
  • Oct. 10th 2010 – Lecture on Habitat 2020 and Transportation 2020 at Cairo University – Faculty of Arts, Cairo, Egypt
  • Oct. 12th 2010 – Lecture on Fashion Photography and Glamour at The Library of Alexandria, Alexandria, Egypt
  • April 15th 2011 – Lecture on War Photographer, Department of Journalism, American University of Central Asia (AUCA), Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
  • April 23rd 2011 – Lecture on Oil, American University of Central Asia (AUCA), Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
  • April 26th 2011 – Lecture on War Photographer, Department of Journalism, Kyrgyz Russian Slavic University (KRSU), Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
  • July 27th 2012 – Lecture on the way of life and how the mind works, the environment and how the students can help keeping their country clean, how to gain confidence, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal.
  • October 14th 2012 – “Our Earth” presentation delivered at the Department of Journalism, Maldives National University, Maldives.
  • November 21st 2012 – “Our Earth” presentation delivered at the Department of Environmental Sciences, Seychelles National University.
  • May 31st 2016 – Lecture “Artist and His picture”, Design Department, Kiev National University of Technologies & Design, Ukraine.
  • May 31st 2016 – Lecture “Artist and His picture”, Institute of Journalism, Taras Shevchenko University, Kiev, Ukraine.
  • October 24th 2016 – Lecture “Environmental Issues”, American University of Central Asia (AUCA), Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
  • October 26th 2016 – Lecture “Environmental Issues”, Department of Journalism, Bishkek Humanities University (BHU), Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
  • October 27th 2016 – Lecture “Environmental Issues”, Faculty of Communication, Kyrgyz Turkish Manas University, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
  • June 2nd 2017 – Lecture “The Sixth Sense“, Moscow State University of Technologies and Design, Moscow, Russia.
TALKS & RADIO SHOWS
  • Talk on digital photography v/s film photography given to Radio Channel Dubai Eye 103.8 during GITEX-2005 (Gulf Information Technology Exhibition), Dubai
  • Talk on Nepal Environment given to Radio Channel TU FM 107, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal on 26th Oct. 2010
  • Talk on books Visions of Nature and With Ink and Film, AUCA Library, American University of Central Asia (AUCA), Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan on 20th April 2011.
  • Talk on Dr. Chadha’s love towards Nepal, inspiration of publishing books, his Philanthropy work, global warming, environmental problems, importance of education and raising the standard of education in Nepal and the world, Nepal and Indian relations and how religion has helped the relations. Given to Radio Channel TU FM 107, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal on 27th Oct. 2012.
MEMBER OF THE JURY
  • March 2010, Member of Jury Bishkek Fashion Week, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.
  • May 2010, Member of Jury International Fashion Show “Pecherskie Kashtany”, Kiev National Institute of Design Technology, Kiev, Ukraine.
  • Nov. 2010, Online Member of Jury Bishkek Fashion Week, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
  • June 2016, Member of Jury International Fashion Show “Pecherskie Kashtany”, Kiev National Institute of Design Technology, Kiev, Ukraine.
FILMS CO-PRODUCED

1. Gawah (September 2012)
2. SiteSeeing (September 2010)
3. Swollen (June 2010)
4. My Secret (January 2009)