Filmmaker Kireet Khurana joins Sunny (Gurpreet) Singh and Thomas Power in the seventh episode of the ‘Living with Sunny’ Youtube podcast series. The three experts discuss the most prevalent issues in wellness: homelessness in India, poverty, impactful filmmaking, and more. Living with Sunny’s episode 7 is out now on YouTube and chosen podcast destinations.
Kireet Khurana is an Indian animator. In his career of 12 years, he has made over 300 short films, documentary films, ad films and also directed India’s first live action-3D animation film “Toonpur Ka Superhero”. Over the years he has won 5 President’s National Awards and 3 International Awards including Japan and Austria. He shares his extensive knowledge as a director with the listeners.
Khurana feels that he has a calling to make meaningful films, regardless of how popular the topic may be. “67 million is the population of France. You have 70 million destitute people in India. And you’re telling me that there is no market for this film? What kind of market are we talking about? Who is going to stand up for them? I mean, there are 42 million sex workers who are, most of them are victims of human trafficking. I know that there is no market for it, but is it about the market? Or is it about having a heart?” says Khurana.
In the corporate responsibility area, Singh has made a plea for the corporations to:
“For every corporation in the world should take ownership of a social initiative, or more than one, or a partial social initiative. Something they’re passionate about and something they believe in. But take ownership of it, don’t write a cheque to a charity. Partner up with it but you own it. Because companies are the best at solving problems, why, because that’s why they were formed in the first place, to solve a problem. That would cause a sea change”.
The ‘Living with Sunny’ YouTube podcast series is co-hosted by Sunny (Gurpreet) Singh and Thomas Power. As seekers of wellbeing, the two interview a range of figures from the worlds of business, medicine, academia, science, technology, and publishing, to explore individual wellbeing journeys and map out society’s progress towards a better, more harmonious world, across various industries.
Sunny strongly believes in the Wholistic Wellbeing concept. That is what this podcast really is about. Wholistic Wellbeing makes you feel better; it is about becoming a better person, mentally, emotionally, and physically.
As a seeker, Sunny has long studied how the use of holistic health can help everyone achieve a feeling of wholeness necessary to their overall wellbeing. He calls this concept Wholistic Wellbeing, which consists of 7 pillars: Emotional Wellbeing, Physical Wellbeing, Social Wellbeing, Financial Wellbeing, Professional Wellbeing, Community Wellbeing, and Planetary Wellbeing.
You can find ‘Living With Sunny’ via YouTube, but also via LinkedIn, Apple, Google Podcast, Spotify, and over 20 podcast directories. Tune into the Living with Sunny podcast on YouTube and Podcast directories. New episodes every Tuesday.
Living with Sunny: The Hosts
Sunny (Gurpreet) Singh
Sunny (Gurpreet) Singh is the founder of RoundGlass and Edifecs, and the visionary behind the Wholistic Wellbeing concept: the practice of using wholistic health in order to feel whole and at one with ourselves.
A serial entrepreneur and paragon of corporate wellbeing, Sunny has dedicated his life to developing and sharing a sustainable and accessible holistic healthcare model. The culmination of years of work in this field, RoundGlass is Sunny’s magnum opus: a company through which he offers cutting-edge solutions, content, an app, and other technologies to facilitate people’s journeys towards Wholistic Wellbeing.
Sunny’s altruism also shines through his philanthropy, most notably through the RoundGlass Foundation in India. Among other impressive projects, the Foundation has been supporting over 700 villages in India and other exceptional work in wellbeing, education, sustainability, and sports. Offshoots like RoundGlass Sustain and RoundGlass Sports have contributed tremendous progress in their respective areas.
Business advisor and tech trailblazer, Thomas Power is an entrepreneur and serial board member, with expertise spanning multiple industries. He has worked for the likes of Apple, Google, and Microsoft, and now sits on the board for The Business Café, Social Power Limited, Digital Entrepreneur, and, most significantly, 9 Spokes, the software company responsible for the 9 Spokes business management app allowing companies to aggregate meaningful data across their business, apps and banks. In this capacity, Power has harnessed his technical acumen to deliver insights to small businesses so they may improve their efficiency, and offer them access to vital industry information, normally only available to bigger businesses with greater budgets. Supporting corporations from start-ups to household names, Thomas’ input is visionary and scalable to any size, helping businesses grow and thrive.
Pursuing his passion to help others on their journey to corporate success, Power founded Business is Personal, a mentoring service for businesses and professionals, in 2019. He runs the service with his wife Penny, and they offer seasoned advice on Mental Wellbeing for employees as well as bespoke services to enhance the health and vitality of businesses.
With over 1,000 speeches delivered in more than 56 countries, including a TEDx talk on ‘The Future of Social Networks’, Thomas’ three decades at the forefront of tech have earned him enviable status as a speaker. Much of Power’s present time is dedicated to traveling the world, educating and advising corporate clients, and hosting industry conferences.
About Kireet Khurana
Kireet Khurana is an Indian animator. In his career of 12 years, he has made over 300 short films, documentary films, ad films and also directed India’s first live action-3D animation film “Toonpur Ka Superhero”.
After graduating from Sheridan College, Canada with high-honours in animation film making, he started his organization 2nz Animation Co. which makes animated films - shorts, ads or documentaries in 3D/ 2D/CG etc.
He won his first President's National Award in 1995 for the film “Mahagiri” a film about cruelty against animals. The film won two National Awards for Best Animation Film Direction and Best Animation, respectively. It also won a Certificate of Merit at the Mumbai Int'l Film Festival in 1996.
Over the years he has Won 5 President’s National Awards and 3 International Awards including Japan and Austria. He has also Won 15 Awards in various festivals in India and abroad. He is currently directing India’s first live action - 3D animation combo film “Toonpur Ka Superhero”.
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