Advisory Board


Chiranjiv Singh

Is a former Ambassador of India to UNESCO in Paris. An Indian Administrative Service officer of the 1969 batch, he retired in 2005 as the Development Commissioner of Karnataka and Additional Chief Secretary to the Government of Karnataka. After his retirement he has been associated with numerous non-governmental organisations working in the fields of rural development, environment and culture. He was awarded the Rajyothsava Award by the Government of Karnataka for his achievements, in 2005.


Srinivasa Santhanam

A film graduate from the prestigious Film & Television Institute of Tamil Nadu, Santhanam has worked in the field of television and Southern film industry. His vast experience with stints at Films Division & International Film Festival of India have enabled him to successfully mentor and curate numerous film festivals in India as well as in the international arena.


Anindya Sinha

An Indian primatologist. He is a professor at the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), India. He is on the executive board of Nature Conservation Foundation, India. His research is mostly centered on the field of cognition and consciousness of bonnet macaque (Macaca radiata) but he also has been involved in many genetics projects on Indian primates. He is also involved with Biology Olympiad as the leader of the Indian team. In 2009, he was chosen as a TED Fellow.


Kartick Satyanarayan

Co-founder of Wildlife SOS, one of the largest Wildlife Organizations in South Asia, Kartick Satyanarayan has a deep love for the rescue, protection and rehabilitation of various species of wildlife and their habitats. He has not just been involved in rehabilitation of rescued animals but also rehabilitation of those dependent on them for their survival.


Kunal Sood

A social impact innovator, philanthropist, angel investor and dynamic advocate for change, Kunal Sood is the Founder and CXO of the X Fellows and co-founder of NOVUS, an inter-generational impact network that hosts an annual summit at the UN General Assembly in Partnership with the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs.


Vikram Sampath

Author of three acclaimed books including “My Name Is Gauhar Jaan: The Life and Times of a Musician”. Vikram was awarded the Sahitya Akademi’s first Yuva Puraskar and the ARSC International Award for Excellence in Historical research in New York. The film rights of the book have recently been acquired by Oscar Nominated filmmaker Ashutosh Gowariker. Vikram was selected as a Writer-in-Residence at the Rashtrapati Bhawan. Vikram is a scholar of music and history at the University of Queensland, Australia. Vikram represents India in the UNESCO body, ISME.


Fredric Ollerstam

Fredric (Sweden) has been active as producer and project manager within Film, IT/Media for more then 16 years. He is a pioneer within multimedia and has a deep understanding how things work both online and offline. At the moment Fredric is producing two upcoming feature films “Headchopper” and “LFO”. Since 2011, Fredric has been active as Local Swedish producer for the project One Day On Earth–project in collaboration with UN, Red Cross, WWF and other NGOs.

The RoundGlass Samsara Team


Sairam Sagiraju


Sairam is a filmmaker best known for his music videos for the Grammy winning album Winds of Samsara. He is also considered to be a ‘Guru’ in VR filmmaking, with his films being viewed by audiences in international film festivals.



Photography Contest Curator

Amoghavarsha is an award-winning photographer, film-maker and story-teller. A naturalist with a technology background, he ably makes use of new media to spread the message of conservation. His travels worldwide have produced some truly breathtaking and tremendously impactful films and images. He has photographed the thick evergreens of Arunachal and the barren landscapes of Ladakh in India, the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, and the vast plains of Africa.


Varsha Kej

Manager, Producer

Varsha has several years of PR experience through her stints at Zee Network, Pressman Advertising & PR etc, and is also the recipient ‘Outstanding Artist Manager’ certificate from the Grammy® Awards for managing Ricky Kej, world renowned Grammy® Award Winning Musician, Conservationist and a RoundGlass Ambassador.


Vanil Veigas

Musical Director

An award winning music director and programmer, Vanil Veigas is best known for his work as the chief programming engineer and musician on the Grammy award winning album Winds of Samsara. He has composed and produced several albums, songs and jingles over the course of his musical career. He is a gifted keyboard artist. producer and arranger.


Dominic D’Cruz


Dominic is a writer and musician whose writings have featured in various lifestyle magazines and newspapers. He has, over the course of his work, written liner notes for albums, critiqued food, reviewed concerts and special events.


Anand Nagaraj


A musician and a sound engineer who likes to travel and explore nature, Anand divides his time between the studio and the occasional off-roading.


Prateek Shetty

Filmmaker & Editor

Prateek started out filmmaking at a mere 17 years of age and has since worked on television commercials, documentaries and feature films.


Joshua Cheek


Joshua has over 30 years of experience as writer and editor with many publications and Grammy nominated albums. He also worked at the largest distributor of classical music in the world. His writings have also been largely inspired by all things environmental.


Pooja Gupta

Writer & Filmmaker

Pooja Gupta is a visual artist with a passion that is inextricably linked to the environment and conservation. She brings thoughts, concepts and stories to life, through the language of video, illustration and graphics.


Riccha Paul

Writer & Social Media Expert

An avid Instagrammer, Riccha Paul loves to record her many travels for all to see and enjoy. She writes songs and stories with equal verve and fun, bringing her charm into every word.


Vineeth Mario Vincent


Vineeth is a naturalist who has worked with children for more than 9 years, teaching through the medium of art, theatre and wildlife. His love for the wild has taken him on many an adventurous expeditions.


Vinodkumar Naik


Vinodkumar is a writer on environmental and wildlife issues. He is also the first Kannada columnist for Kannada Prabha, a Kannada daily. He leads the “Save the wildlife” campaign in association with celebrities in order to bring about awareness of wildlife conservation.


Nanditha Chandraprakash


A writer and traveler of equal enthusiasm, Nanditha has an abiding love for nature and wildlife. Her travels have often brought about extremely believable and relatable tales that speak of the importance of conservation and sustainability.


Jyoti Venkataraman

Musician & Manager

Jyoti is a songwriter and composer who has arranged and penned lyrics for many a songs including those in the Grammy winning album Winds of Samsara. A Hindustani classical music teacher, she finds nature to be a constant source of inspiration.


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RoundGlass Samsara

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Indiranagar 2nd Stage,
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