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Moneycontrol Masterclass

30th April 2021
06:00 pm
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Topic: COVID19 2ND WAVE: MYTHS VS FACTS



Meet The Speakers

Dr H Sudarshan Ballal

Dr H Sudarshan Ballal

Dr Ballal is the Chairman of Manipal Health Enterprises Private Limited, one of India's leading medican institutions. A nephrology and urology expert, he was the first to perform a cadaver kidney transplantation in Karnataka. Dr. Ballal is a member of the Consultative Group on Covid 19 and provides key advice to the Government in fighting the coronavirus. He is an honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London. He was awarded the prestigious Rajyotsava Award by the Government of Karnataka in 2005.

Dr Ashutosh Raghuvanshi

Dr Ashutosh Raghuvanshi

Dr Raghuvanshi is the CEO of Fortis Healthcare. He is a seasoned healthcare professional with an illustrious career spanning over 28 years. A successful and well- recognised paediatric cardiac surgeon, he is also an able administrator who was associated with the Bombay Hospital, Apollo Hospitals, and Narayana Hrudayalaya in the past. Dr Raghuvanshi took over as Fortis' Group Chief Executive Officer in 2010, the Managing Director in 2011 and has served as the Executive Vice Chairman.

Dr Pratit Samdani

Dr Pratit Samdani

Dr Samdani is an internal medicine specialist based in Mumbai. He is also a COVID expert. Dr Samdani has been practicing for over 18 years and has worked with Bhatia Hospital and Breach Candy Hospital. Over the last decade Dr. Samdani has been conducting research and clinical studies on various drugs and disease conditions. He has served as a principal investigator for about five clinical trials and has served as a co- investigator for many more.

What To Expect

Welcome to the 6th episode of Moneycontrol Masterclass, an offering from India's leading financial news platform, focused on helping readers and viewers understand events and topics that really matter to them.

The second wave of Coronavirus has ripped through India with unparalleled ferocity. It has left loss & devastation in its wake, even as people struggle for oxygen, hospital beds and medicines. While an accelerated inoculation will help lift India out of darkness, what can people do to ensure they stay safe and don't burden an already creaking healthcare infrastructure?

How can you protect your loved ones?

What care do children need in these times?

How can you stay safe at home?

Three of India's top doctors will debunk the myths and explain facts behind the second wave of Covid-19. Watch our experts live at 6PM on Friday, April 30th. Get a chance to ask your questions by logging in to Moneycontrol's website, YouTube and Facebook channels.

Catch The Previous Episodes

Episode 1: Should India Buy Or Ban Bitcoins?

75 lakh people in India invest in cryptocurrencies. 350 startups operate in blockchain & crypto. Cryptocurrencies are now a nearly 1.5 Trillion dollar industry. But the fate of cryptocurrencies in India remains uncertain, as the Government may ban all private cryptos and unveil a sovereign digital currency. Can India afford to turn its back on new technologies? Is there a middle ground?

Panel: Sumit Gupta (CEO, CoinDCX), Nischal Shetty (CEO, WazirX), R Gandhi (Former Deputy Governor, RBI), Rashmi Deshpande (Partner, Khaitan & Co), Balaji Srinivasan (Investor & Entrepreneur)

Episode 2: Z Factor: Unpacking Lessons in Life and Leadership

They built billion-dollar businesses, and now want to transform how Indians study, earn and live. Two of India's biggest icons, who are synonymous with startup success — Zoho founder Sridhar Vembu and Nithin Kamath of Zerodha — talk about the Z Factor that spells success in startups and life.

Panel: Nithin Kamath (Founder & CEO, Zerodha) & Sridhar Vembu (Founder & CEO, Zoho)

Episode 3: The Art of the Internet IPO

The latest Indian Internet IPOs will indicate how successful India's booming start-up economy is. Their success could lead to more capital inflows into private markets. Catch Sanjeev Bikhchandani & MakeMyTrip's Deep Kalra in conversation with Moneycontrol's Chandra Srikanth on the Art of the Internet IPO.

Panel: Sanjeev Bikhchandani (Founder and Executive Vice Chairman of Info Edge) & Deep Kalra (Founder & Group Executive Chairman, MakeMyTrip)

Episode 4: Why Are Engineers & Data Analysts In Demand?

It is raining technology jobs in India, as COVID-19 pandemic has led to an accelerated shift to digital, with enterprises rapidly adopting technology. Vaccine or not, this is a trend that is here to stay. Watch Jagdish Mitra, Chief Strategy Officer, Tech Mahindra, Ashwini Asokan, CEO, Mad Street Den, S Vaidhyasubramaniam, Dean, Sastra University and Kamal Karanth, Co-founder, Xpheno decode the demand for talent on the 4th episode of Moneycontrol Masterclass.

Panel: Jagdish Mitra (Chief Strategy Officer, Tech Mahindra), Ashwini Asokan (CEO, Mad Street Den), S Vaidhyasubramaniam (Vice-Chancellor, SASTRA University) & Kamal Karanth (Co-founder, Xpheno)

Episode 5: Startup Funding Boom In India

Startup funding in India has been on a tear in 2021. The first hundred days of the year have already produced ten unicorns. But is the boom here to stay? Are valuations justified? What should founders bear in mind during these heady times? Watch some of the most influential voices discuss all this and more.

Panel: Rajan Anandan, MD, Sequoia India & Surge; Radhika Gupta, MD & CEO, Edelweiss AMC; Nithin Kamath, Founder & CEO, Zerodha; Vidit Aatrey, Founder & CEO, Meesho