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CSAS Film Series | Riding on a Sunbeam: Q&A with the Producer/Main Actor

Mauktik Kulkarni
Friday, October 9, 2020
4:30-5:30 PM
Off Campus Location
Mauktik is a neuroscientist, backpacker, author, entrepreneur, public speaker and a film maker. While he is still passionate about technology and startups, things changed a bit when he stumbled upon the world of backpacking. After crisscrossing the world and hitting more than 50 countries, he has become a storyteller and tells tales of neuroscience, entrepreneurship, traveling, creative writing, film making and other adventures in life. Featured in the National Geographic, LiveMint, Times of India, The Hindu and several other publications, he has authored two books and routinely writes for various media outlets in English and Marathi. He has seen successes and failures in healthcare, e-commerce and media ventures, and often consults with start-ups and related organizations. Before becoming a storyteller, he got a bachelors in Electronics & Telecom Engineering from the Univ. of Pune, masters in Biophysics & Computational Biology from the Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and another masters in Neuroscience from the Johns Hopkins University.

Prior to the Q&A with Mauktik Kulkarni, the documentary will be available for viewing online from Sunday 10/4 until Sunday 10/11. To view it, please register here:

Zoom registration is required to attend the event, and you may do so here:

Riding on a Sunbeam

Directed by Brahmanand Singh and edited by Irene Dhar Malik, both national award winners in India, 'Riding on a Sunbeam' explores the social, cultural, economic and religious contradictions of India in a thought-provoking, non-touristy way.

If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to attend this event, please reach out to us at at least 2 weeks in advance of this event. Please be aware that advance notice is necessary as some accommodations may require more time for the university to arrange.
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Virtual
Event Type: Livestream / Virtual
Tags: Asia, Film, India
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Center for South Asian Studies, International Institute, Asian Languages and Cultures