Shamir Reuben

Shamir Reuben is a spoken word poet and the local wordsmith at Kommune India, where he also works full time as Head of Content Curation and Social Media. With over a million views on YouTube, Shamir's work has been featured across portals like The Hindu, Hindustan times, India Today, News 18, Buzzfeed India and more.

Tess Joseph

A patron of the performing arts, Tess Joseph has been on stage, behind the camera and in the director’s chair. As a Casting Director she cast Mira Nair's 'Namesake', has worked with several international directors including Wes Anderson, Ang Lee and Doug Liman and was the master behind the Indian cast “Lion”. One of the co-producers on Girl Rising, Tess also plays a starring role at Kommune, both as its Director and one of its finest storytellers.

Roshan Abbas

Known for his insatiable appetite to learn and innovate, Roshan entered the events and communications arena to create Encompass Events and led the agency to become one of India’s best experiential marketing companies. Having held 7 different careers from theatre, film, TV, radio, songwriter, he has successfully traversed the change from MC to MD. An entrepreneur and an angel investor in the media and technology industries, he’s a mentor partner at top independent digital agency, Glitch, and co-founder of Kommune.

Mohammad Muneem Nazir

born in Srinagar, Kashmir, is a poet-singer-award winning song writer and co-founder of the live act Alif. He writes poetry in Urdu and Kashmiri. Alif is an Fusion of contemporary music and poetry with ethnic sound. Alif's work of poetry and compositions are known for its colloquial references of the society. Winner of IRAA Award for the single "Like a Sufi". Mohammad Muneem also teaches Urdu Poetry at Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce, a course called Sarir e khamma and is co founder, a music training services company. Alif has performed and featured its work around the globe.