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Revelation of Best Kept Secrets of Ancient Indian Culture at Dubai, with support from Vedan Choolun

Under the guidance of Mr Vedan Choolun, Director of Ajanta HC, first 700 years of Buddhist Paintings of the world were revealed. The revelation was done by legendary art historian and photographer Benoy K Behl, whose works have transformed the world of art forever. Through this revelation, it was proved that ancient culture of India had a tradition of art, a body of work that is interconnected and is part of a common tradition, leading to creation of the greatest ever works by humankind.

This historical reveal is expected to transform the art and culture world. The reveal was also followed by showcase of movies created by the historian and film-maker Benoy K Behl.

It is expected that because of this reveal, works coming from India shall be much more highly valued. Ancient Art from India shall now be known as some of the finest works created in the world of art. Any artist associated with the ancient Indian art shall now see an increase in the value of their works. It is also expected that people from around the world shall embrace the power of Indian artworks as a driver of elevation of their consciousness.

Vedan Choolun has helped promote the culture of India in the world, and through his team’s presence at the Expo 2020, the message is prominently delivered to heads of nations of the world. Expo 2020 is the world’s biggest exhibition with 192 countries participating in the same. Mr Choolun thanked the teams of the Expo 2020, and the organizers of the India Pavilion, in helping create this historical moment.

Ajanta HC is proud to be partnered with Benoy K Behl, helping present his works to the proponents of art in the world.

About the author

Ashwin Srivastava

Ashwin Srivastava is the founder and CEO of Sapio Analytics, a data driven government advisory firm with head offices in Mumbai, USA and UK. The company uses data analytics and artificial intelligence to help provide decision making support to policy makers, and has multiple divisions, in form of healthcare, law enforcement and intelligence, MSME & economic growth, rural development, urban local bodies, heritage and culture, transport, and others.

He is also the co-founder of Great Manager Institute (GMI), a leading multinational people management consultancy firm based out of India, that uses A.I. to provide lifetime coaching for people managers. GMI boasts of more than 1300 unique clients spread across different industries.

He also co-owns Cancer Rounds, a comprehensive virtual cancer care hospital, and a brand of nutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals for cancer patients through Princeton Healthcare. He sits on the Advisory Board of venture capital firm Crucible Venture Advisors, a domestic venture fund focused on companies in the new-age tech particularly involving data and also advises UAE-based Idein Ventures, currently focused on growth capital advisory (having co-founded it earlier in its then avatar as a seed stage VC firm). He is also an Advisor to ICMR TCC and is a special advisor to the Government of Guinea Bissau.

He is also the co-owner of a London based media network called Ajanta HC (headquartered in Mayfair), focused on ancient Indian culture.

As a Regional Mentor of Change in the Atal Innovation Mission of NITI Aayog (India’s apex body on policy making), he is responsible for mentoring 115+ mentors of change in the Mission.

Besides the same, he has also worked in various official and unofficial capacities with different bodies of governments across the globe, advising the Government of Uttar Pradesh, Government of India, Government of Telangana among others, in India.

Recipient of the Forbes Asia 30 under 30 honor in 2017, he has previously been awarded and featured by leading media publications. He has led and/or invested in companies such as Plancess, Infurnia, Qriyo, Incept, among others.

Currently, in the financial sector, he advises a growing startup called GramePay. He is also working with the Government of Uttar Pradesh on an in-progress Direct Benefits Transfer scheme.

A graduate from IIT Bombay (Dual Degree, 2006-2011), he has been actively involved in technology entrepreneurship from the first year of his college and has been a critical part of the growth of the startup ecosystem in India. Data Analytics focused products are his expertise and passion.

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