Hari Nair left his 15-year International Management Consulting career and started HolidayIQ.com. Hari brought his skills as a top-notch Management Professional to create HolidayIQ.com, India’s first travel community. HolidayIQ.com is now India’s most popular holiday planning website. Today, Hari is a sought-after speaker on online travel at major domestic & international Travel Trade events. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Hari was a partner at KPMG India and was involved in an advisory capacity with many landmark infrastructure projects in India, including the Dabhol Power project, privatization of the power supply in New Delhi, privatization of the four metro airports, and more. His 15-year long enriching consulting career path is also dotted with assignments with companies like TCS, PWC, and Ernst & Young, which includes various national & international postings. His interests include travelling, reading, and water sports. He was also a one-time member of the World Futures Society. Hari is passionate about Food & Travel and reflects these interests in his personal blog at harinair.wordpress.com. Hari lives in Bangalore, India with wife Sunita, a practicing architect and sons Aman & Nayan.
Kalyan Varma is a prolific wildlife photographer, filmmaker, and explorer who has made a name for himself by documenting key wildlife and environmental issues. Kalyan freelances with the world’s leading publications such as Nat Geo and BBC. Kalyan founded India Nature Watch, the largest platform for upcoming wildlife photographers in Asia. He also co-founded Nature In-focus, Asia’s largest nature photography festival. His work has been featured in publications the world over, and he has also worked on numerous nature documentaries that have received global acclaim. Kalyan currently lives in Bangalore.
Girish S. Shet is an ardent explorer who has a string of national & international travel experiences under his belt. His love for travel started off with a month-long trip to Colombo for a cricket tournament. His passion for the sport and sudden exposure to new cultures sparked his journey. He found his core passions through an adventure trip to Adelaide. During his college days, Girish bought his first motorcycle which he still dearly cherishes. Since then, he has traveled all across India and far beyond into Nepal & Tibet on his beloved motorbike. He says traveling has taught him valuable life lessons such as patience, responsibility, & focus. Girsh credits his passion for the road for making him the man he is today.