Speakers Bio

Yukti has brought together experts and authoritative commentators from around the country, in a first of it's kind event in Bangalore. Below is a short biography of our esteemed speakers.

Narendra Nayak

NN needs no introduction in the Indian rationalist community. His three decades of combating the rife superstition and pseudo science has garnered him widespread affection from his admirers, and vitriol from those he debunks. Quoting wikipedia:

"He is the founder of Dakshina Kannada Rationalist Association and the national president of the Federation of Indian Rationalist Associations. As part of his campaign to expose the so-called miracles and to debunk superstitions, he has conducted over 3000 demonstrations all over India as well as in Australia, England, and Greece. He has been featured in many television programs including the one on physical feats by the Discovery Channel, Is It Real? by National Geographic, The Secret Swami by the BBC and many others."

Babu Gogineni

Babu Gogineni is a secular humanist from Hyderabad. He was the Executive Director of the International Humanist and Ethical Union. A regular TV commentator on issues of Science, Human rights and Secularism, Babu has lectured in over 28 countries around the world. His campaigns have been featured on New York Times, CNN and BBC. Quoting wikipedia:

"Babu Gogineni is a regular Television commentator on issues related to Science, Human Rights, Secularism and Democracy, and he has travelled to, and lectured in, 28 countries on these subjects as well as in Communications Skills and Foreign language learning. He was invited in 2001 by the UN as an Expert on Education at the UN's Madrid Conference on Freedom of Religion or Belief in School Education. Babu Gogineni is a popular international lecturer and speaker—and in 1999 he delivered the prestigious Spring Lecture of the National University of Mexico in Mexico City; he was also a member of the winning team at an important Cambridge Union Society's Debate at the University of Cambridge."