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Fri 30 Sep 2022

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (UTC+5.5)

Five Seats of Power

In this session, Raghuji will discuss his latest book, Five Seats of Power: Leadership insights from the Mahabharata is an invaluable guide to becoming the best one can be. It uses insights from the Yoga Shastra and the Mahabharata to offer principles and practices to enable behavioural transformation.


Raghu Ananthanarayanan

Behavioural Scientist, Yoga Teacher & an Author

Raghu Ananthanarayanan is a behavioural scientist, yoga teacher and an author. He has dedicated his life to the study and application of Yoga and Indic traditions to guide the inner transformation of individuals and shape leadership and culture building of organizations. The central quest in Raghuji’s work has been the classic Indic enquiry: “How to continually look within, transform, be the best and inspire?” This seeking led to a discipleship with Yogacharya Krisnamacharya, dialoguing with J Krishnamurti and collaborating with Prof. Pulin K Garg. Raghuji understood the bridge between the body and the mind, individual and the group, the traditional and the modern, which has shaped his self-enquiry throughout his life. Using Patanjali’s Yoga Sutra as the guiding light he developed an experiential self-learning process through reflective conversations, meditative practices and dialogues in groups. Over the past four decades, he incorporated ancient texts & traditional theatre enabling others to look within. Raghuji holds a Bachelors and a Masters degree in Engineering from IIT, Madras. His books include Learning Through Yoga, The Totally Aligned Organization, Leadership Dharma-Arjuna the Timeless Metaphor, Anataranga Yoga- The Foundation of Indian Psychology, The Five Seats of Power, and he co-authored Organizational Development and Alignment: The Tensegrity Mandala. He co-founded the Sumedhas Academy of Human Context and Barefoot Academy of Governance with TISS. He is one of the Directors of the Centre for Consciousness and Inner Transformation and the Director of Flame Tao Knoware Pvt Ltd and serves on the board of many organizations. He is actively engaged with building Ritambhara Ashram, a collective for inner transformation, as its Chief Mentor. Raghuji is also a co-founder of the Centre for Consciousness Studies and Inner Transformation. He lives in Nilgiris, South India.


Maggie (Maragathavalli) Inbamuthiah

Social Entrepreneur, Mountain Lover, & Lifelong Student of Yoga

Maggie (Maragathavalli) Inbamuthiah is a social entrepreneur, mountain lover, and lifelong student of Yoga. She is currently working on sustainable fashion and Diversity, inclusion and social equity. She started her career in technology and later found her passion in social causes. She is an advocate of women's health and has recently co-authored a book on menopause. She is a Yoga teacher and an avid trekker. She currently lives in Bangalore.


Rajiv Kucchal

Rajiv Kucchal has spent more than 3 decades in IT/BPO industry, mainly with Infosys group. He led Infosys’ foray into telecom and product engineering services space in early ’90s and was a founding team member of Progeon (now Infosys BPO). He was Chief Operating Officer at OnMobile. He is currently active in tech investment space as a General Partner at Exfinity Ventures, and in social sector where he is associated in professionalising grassroot NGOs. He has been associated quite closely with writing of Five Seats of Power and productising it as a service offering for corporate world. Rajiv is a graduate of IIT Delhi.


Sophia French

Host, Journalist

Sophia has been a journalist for over 15 years, and she has been practising hatha yoga for 20 years. She completed a yoga and Vedanta course at the Sivananda Yoga and Vedanta Ashram in Netala, and she's been practising hatha yoga in the Iyengar and Krishnamacharya systems. She is currently studying Indian philosophy and is a regular journalist