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What We Do

Avid Learning is a platform to further your knowledge of arts, culture, design, literature, NFT, AI, and more via engaging and informative series, interactive sessions, and renowned experts through upcoming events and workshops in Mumbai and India. 

Visual Arts

Visual Arts

Architecture

Architecture

Performing Arts

Performing Arts

Literature

Literature

Culture & Heritage

Culture and Heritage

Technology & Innovation

Technology and Innovation

Films and photography

Films and Photography

Upcoming Events

Past Events

About Us

Avid Learning is Essar's cultural philanthropy arm and India's leading arts and cultural programming platform. Founded in 2009, under the esteemed leadership of Mrs. Madhu Ruia as Founder & Chairperson, Avid Learning has presented over 1600 multiverse and hybrid programs, domestically and internationally. Together with its online platform – AVID Online, launched in 2020 – Avid Learning has reached 1.8 million interested learners, globally.

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Avishek Dey
Upright Brass
Maya Rao
Head of Content, Manor Rama Pictures
Anupama Mandloi
Producer and Independent Consultant
Anjani Khanna
Ceramic Artist, Curator and Writer
Dadiba Pundole
Gallerist and Owner Pundole's
Shaleen Wadhwana
Researcher, Arts Educator and Curator
Srila Chatterjee
Curator and Space Stylist
Sayar Mitra
Bass Player
Mc Khoj
Marathi and Hindi Rapper
Joshua Fernandes
Keyboard Player
Mc Artslord
Tamil Rapper
Viveick Rajagopalan
Mridangam, Percussion and Abelton
Arka Chakraborty
Pianist and Composer
Abhay Nayampally
Guitarist
Vijay Prakash
Vocalist
Ranjit Barot
Producer, Composer and Drummer
Mc Dehaati
Bhojpuri Rapper
Giulia Ambrogi
Contemporary Art Curator
Hrishikesh Kannan
Producer and Presenter, 94.3 Radio
Amitav Ghosh
Author
Ritesh Uttamchandani
Photographer
Pavitra Rajaram
Creartive Director, Pavitra Rajaram Design
Gayatri Pahlajani
Founder & Director, The Big Sneez Content Company
Mansi Zaveri
Founder & CEO, Kidstoppress.com
Sonya Dutta Choudhury
Journalist, Books Columnist and Founder of the Juhu Book Club
Tanuj Solanki
Senior Insurance Executive and Author
Meghna Pant
Author, Screen writer and Journalist
Chetan Mahajan
Co-founder, Himalayan Writing Retreat | Award-winning Blogger | Penguin Published Author
Sudhir Bhatia
Founder and Creative Director BRND Studio
Jasmine Saluja
Founder, Plural and Co-Author, 6 Metros
Katsushi Goto
Founder, SqW:Lab and Architect
Kunal Khanna
Permaculturist | Entrepreneur | Systems thinker | Social Innovator
Meghana AT
Theatre practitioner, Author, and Pedagogue
P K Das
Urban Planner, Architect, and Activist
Oormi Kapadia
Founder, Plural and Co-Author, 6 Metros
Rahul Gore
Principal Designer and Partner at Opolis
Ganesh V. Shivaswamy
Advocate and Author, Raja Ravi Varma: An Everlasting Imprint
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Deepthi Sasidhran
Founder Director, Eka Archiving Services Pvt Ltd
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Navroz Billimoria
Principal, Secondary School
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Vishal Bhalla
Co-founder & CTO, Fourie
Smriti Kiran
Founder, Polka Dots LightBox
Prateek Arora
Indian Sci-Fi Creator, Screenwriter, and VP of Development, BANG BANG Mediacorp
Harikrishnan Pillai
CEO and Co-Founder, TheSmallBigIdea
Devdatta Potnis
Chief Executive Officer, Animeta Pte. Ltd
Manjari Chaturvedi
Kathak Dancer and Founder of the Sufi Kathak Foundation
Hannes Schüpbach
Swiss Visual Artist, Filmmaker, and Writer
Veeranganakumari Solanki
independent curator and art-writer
Ranjit Hoskote
Notable Art Critic & Independent Curator
Amal Allana
Author, and Theatre Director
Sheetal Mallar
Contemporary Indian Photographer
Philippe Calia
Artist, Photographer, and Filmmaker
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