Appearances /Media

Dhruva has graced several seminars across various institutes and forums throughout the years to share his expertise about Design and Entrepreneurship. He has received attention for the same in various publications, print and digital.

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TEDx Talk

TED is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world. Passionately believing in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world. Dhruva’s TEDx talk on “The Impact of Design” at Flame University impacted thousands globally. He has talked as a speaker at various international institutions and universities in India, France & United Kingdom.

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Standing Ovation At MIT School Of Management

Dhruva has delivered a lot of talks at various universities about design, design thinking in business and everyday life. Yet this was a very humble moment for him as he recieved a standing ovation from MBA students at MIT School Of Management. It was definitely a moment filled up with gratitude.

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Radio Mirchi

A short interview of Dhruva and his professional journey as well as “Design In Everdaylife “ was recently aired on Radio Mirchi. It definitely was an enriching experience to mark at Dominix Global.

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Business Connect

Being a zealous entrepreneur, Dhruva is a fabulous leader and an impactful designer. He is an impact designer who strives to make a global impact through design. His works and contributions have been featured in the Business Corner magazine.

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DP X NIKE

Nike being one of the most inspiring brands for world's athletes, delivers innovative products, experiences and services. Likewise Dhruva designed “Pegasus 39 Airmax” lettered “Paknikar” customised sneakers!

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Career Counselling 2022

Manthan School Of Arts is to mould students into creative brand promoters for the Ad world. Interaction session with young professionals passing out with Dhruva was remarkable! As Dhruva says that “ design doesn’t differentiate” many students from non designing background were present as well at the event. Dhruva’s speech on “Design Thinking In Communication” inspired many.

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Keynote at VU

Vishwakarma University, Pune (VU) is a natural offshoot of the Vishwakarma Group of Institutions’ educational legacy spanning more than 35 years. Vishwakarma University is Member of Association of Indian Universities (AIU, New Delhi).As per Times Higher Education Global Impact Rankings 2021, Vishwakarma University, Pune is featured in the top institutions amongst 1200 universities from 98 countries/regions. Dhruva being a young prolific designer and a young global entrepreneur has outstandingly several times delivered keynotes at Vishwakarma University!

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Begin Up

A pathfinder to the young and aspiring youth, an entrepreneur gifted with the art of designs, the icon Dhruva Paknikar is an enlightening personality placing an example to all as to how an inquisitive mind can balance expertise in different arenas of interests and choice. The early signs in his school was already a prediction to his plethora of achievements today. The prolific designer is a global entrepreneur with his International firm ‘Dominix Global’ establishing its corporate presence in India, Europe, Middle East and the United States. Dhruva’s interview was published in the Begin Up Magazine.

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Face Magazine

Face Magazine is one of the most popular magazines in the verticals of Fashion.Art.Culture.Entertainment that helps to keep a track of latest trends, updates, news and so on! Having a reach of 5million views on social media and 10+ Million reach in digital media, along with 2.5lac+ monthly readers worldwide some feature stories of eminent personalities. Headquartered in India, Face magazine readers are from several countries including U.S.A, Russia, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico and Latin America, Russia, Spain, Taiwan, the U.K. Dhruva got featured in this magazine sharing wonderful insights of his professional journey!

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Karim Rashid

Karim Rashid is one of the most prolific designers of his generation. Over 4000 designs in production, over 300 awards and working in over 40 countries attest to Karim’s legend of design. Dhruva was blessed with good luck enough to work closely with Karim and was entitled as the only Indian designer to work with him.

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Panel Discussion

With the sole objective of meeting the long felt need for a centre of scientific and educational research, which would meet the challenges of the present and the future , MIT Group of Institutions was established as a society and charitable trust. MIT Group provides education in the fields of Engineering, Medicine, Pharmacy, Marine Engineering, Insurance, Distance Education, Telecom Management, Lighting, Design, Food & Technology, Retail Management, Masters in Business Administration, School of Government and School Education. Entrepreneurship being Dhruva’s main forte he was invited as a Panelist in the prestigious MIT WPU University!

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Advisory Board Director at Vishwakarma University

Dhruva became the youngest industrial advisory board member of Vishwakarma University in 2020, Pune (VU) is a natural offshoot of the Vishwakarma Group of Institutions’ educational legacy spanning more than 35 years. Vishwakarma University is Member of Association of Indian Universities (AIU, New Delhi).As per Times Higher Education Global Impact Rankings 2021, Vishwakarma University, Pune is featured in the top institutions amongst 1200 universities from 98 countries/regions. Dhruva being a young prolific designer and a young global entrepreneur has outstandingly several times delivered keynotes at Vishwakarma University!

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Dubai Design Week

Dubai Design Week, held in strategic partnership with Dubai Design District (d3), is the region’s largest creative festival, reflecting Dubai’s position as the design capital of the Middle East. Dhruva was invited as a Juror from Strate Ecole de Design in Paris which has given him a great impact on his overall professional knowledge and an edge in the industry!

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MIT School Of Management

MIT School of Management (MITSOM) was established in 1987 by to impart value based education in the field of Management Science with the aim of creating global leaders and entrepreneurs for the nation. MITSOM has witnessed a phenomenal growth in terms of quality and quantity, and has set itself a mission to be amongst the top ten Management institutes in India. Being an enthusiastic, young and passionate Entrepreneur Dhruva surely motivates the young brains out there to break their barriers and chase their dreams through his motivational talks!

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Design Mentor at Venture Center

The Venture Center is India's largest science business incubator. The Venture Center is a technology business incubator specializing in technology startups offering products and services exploiting scientific expertise in the areas of materials, chemicals and biological sciences & engineering. Dhruva has guided more than 200 startups in the domains of Design, Design Thinking, and Design Driven Strategies and Venture Centre is one of them!

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Jammu Kashmir Knowledge Network

Dhruva was appointed and selected as Mentor of Design Education an initiative by government of Jammu and Kashmir knowledge network that started online career counselling initiative in association with Jnana Prabodhini Educational Activity Research Centre Pune. He was honoured and grateful to be a part of this initiative which focuses on design awareness to a large extent.

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MIT School Of Business

MIT-School of Business (MIT-SOB) has been established in 2005 and is known for its district learning pattern. MIT SOB has adopted the Case Study based learning method, pioneered by Harvard Business School. Business education in a proper provides the best opportunities for a rewarding career. Dhruva has delivered a talk on “Entrepreneurship And Innovation” inspiring the upcoming young minds to achieve greater heights.

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Auto Clustor

Auto Clustor, a goverment incubation center (Central Goverment Of India) invited Dhruva for an online seminar where he talked about design and prototyping in industrial segment.

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ATAL Tinkering Labs

ATAL is a workspace where young minds can give shape to their ideas through hands on do-it-yourself mode; and learn innovation skills. Young children will get a chance to work with tools and equipment to understand the concepts of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). ATAL would contain educational and learning ‘do it yourself’ kits and equipment on – science, electronics, robotics, open-source microcontroller boards, sensors and 3D printers and computers. Dhruva has inspired these students by motivational speech about “Design Thinking” on such a fruitful platform.

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Yourstory Magazine

YourStory is a bold New breed of entrepreneurs in a New India. It became the only platform to celebrate entrepreneurship and innovation, nurturing and empowering India’s startup ecosystem. Dhruva was one of the entrepreneurs and educational mentors to get featured as well as interviewed in their magazine.

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WTEF

World Talent Economy Forum- is a knowledge based group where people around the world can join, talk and share their valuable thoughts. The main focus of this group is to gather talents from around the world. Dhruva was interviewed by this renowned platform.

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MIDAS

MIDAS School of Entrepreneurship in collaboration with Vishwakarma University was established with a vision of creating entrepreneurs and providing them with an ecosystem to foster with help of programs based on 4 crucibles – Critical Thinking, Creativity, Effectuation and Incubation. With an aim to create and develop education facilities, MIDAS enhances and brightens budding entrepreneurs and individuals with their family business to explore limitless possibilities. Dhruva has delivered speech for aspiring entrepreneurs at the “Entrepreneurship Festival” whose minds are already into creating business or to start something of their own.

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Pepperfry

Pepperfry is an Indian online marketplace for furniture and home décor. Online Furniture store in India for Furniture, Home Decor, Lamps, Furnishings, Homeware and more at best prices. Dhruva had an opportunity to share his thoughts on brand philosophy along with showcasing some of his designed products such as flagship tabletop, living essentials and lighting products at the Studio of Pepperfry, koregaon park.

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Flame University

Flame University is an intense and intellectual curriculum caters to worldly interests that expand across 5 schools: FLAME School of Liberal Education, FLAME School of Computing and Data Sciences, FLAME School of Business, FLAME School of Communication and FLAME School of Design, Art & Performance. Each school centres on perspective building, studying problems to give creative solutions, teamwork and ethics. Dhruva was appointed as a Jury member at Flames University followed by his encouraging talk for the students of the university on the subject “Design Experience In Business”.

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MIT Design Showcase

In the history of MIT Design college this was the first time it had happened that an alumni had got an opportunity to inspire students by showcasing their work for students to get an inspiration about the same. We at Dominix Global are proud to state that Dhruva was selected to showcase his work about industrial designs.

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MIT Mega Innovation Hackathon

Dhruva has mentored several institutes across the country in his professional journey as a designer. We at Dominix Global felt honoured when MIT school expressed their gratitude towards Dhruva for his remarkable contribution as a Jury at MIT MEGA INNOVATION HACKATHON followed by his motivational talk about the design industry.

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Hindustan Times

The comprehensive news portal covers all the latest developments on a real-time basis in the fields of politics, sports, business, lifestyle, entertainment and even local city issues, offering you a complete perspective of your world. With the rank of the top 10 international news sites by Forbes in 2007. Hindustantimes.com sees 64 million unique visitors and over 400 million pages viewed per month. Dominix Global proudly celebrated Dhruva’s professional journey feature on such an elite platform.

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Gyaan Setu

Gyan-Setu invites volunteers of all ages from across India to “spread the joy of learning”, while also building “human bridges” to connect with the remote communities of India. The volunteer teams travel to the developmentally challenged states in the North-East (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya), Central (Chhattisgarh, Orissa, Jharkhand), as well as Northern India (Jammu & Kashmir). With the support from Gyan-Setu’s local partner organizations, they conduct science workshops in the schools, along with exploring the way of life and the challenges faced by these communities. Dhruva has successfully delivered talks across the North Eastern Region about Design Thinking for almost 2000+ students.

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Special Diwali

Dominix Global follows a vision of pushing the world foward by creating an impact and work towards the betterment of the society. In the similar way there was no better way to celebrate diwali with fireworks if it was to brighten up someone’s face. Dhruva celebrating Diwali with specially abled children making a difference, differently worth it!

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E-sakal

Sakal is a Marathi-language daily newspaper by Sakal Media Group, its headquarters established in Pune, Maharashtra, India. Sakal is the flagship newspaper of the foundation publication, Sakal Media Group. It ranks among the top 10 language dailies of India and it is the largest circulated Marathi newspaper. Dhruva’s interview got published in local news media and it was definitely a proud moment that we celebrated at Dominix Global!

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MIT Ride Event

Dhruva has mentored several institutes across the country in his professional journey as a designer. We at Dominix Global felt honoured when he was invited as a “Mentor In Research Innovation Design Entrepreneurship” in the year 2022 followed by his talk.

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Teaching Principals

Teachers are arguably the most important members of our society. They give children purpose, set them up for success as citizens of our world, and inspire in them a drive to do well and succeed in life. The children of today are the leaders of tomorrow, and teachers are that critical point that makes a child ready for their future. Dhruva has been one of the most incredible mentor for all the principals of prominent schools in Maharashtra teaching them “Design Thinking Methedologies For The Principals”.

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Design Juror

MIT Art, Design and Technology University aspires to be the University of Eminence by amalgamating Art, Design, Science and Technology. The University aims to have a transformative impact on society through holistic education, multidisciplinary research ethos, innovation and entrepreneurial culture. Dhruva had been appointed as the “Youngest Jury Member at MIT ID” being a part of the Graduation Jurys.

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Juror at ADI

ADIs vision is to be a world class network representing professional interests of Indian Design community, creating a meaningful interface between design professionals, people as users, the industry, education institutions and the policy makers. Dhruva was a part of this community that presents itself as a platform to reach out to other follow designers and their thoughts. He was a Juror of “Battle Of Projects” - Pune Design Festival.

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Creme Magazine

Styled to be a high-end lifestyle magazine, each issue is a mix of feature stories interviews and party coverage of the who’s who of the city. The magazine chronicles the lives of Pune’s socially powerful, making it a must read amongst the stylish and savvy audience with exclusive access to the elite hailing from in and around Pune. Dhruva’s interview was featured in this prestigious magazine making him standout as one of the most influential personalities in the design industry!

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Inauguration As Chief Guest

Dhruva inaugurated the “Entrepreneurship Festival” held at MIT School Of Business.

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Designs And Stories

DESIGN AND STORIES Immortalizes the stories of art and design through language thus making the good work of Art and Architecture reach the huge mass putting forth the traditional as well as the postmodern trends to enrich the knowledge and awareness in the domain of Designs and Architecture. Dhruva has been fortunate enough to get featured in their magazine that endeavours to bring forth the best services provided by the talented Designers featuring their exceptional Designs and their unique art and innovations experimented in their universe of decor and style with their aesthetic touch.

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Design Icon Award

The Design Icon Award is an annual award from the World Market Center Las Vegas and the Las Vegas Design Center to an interior or furniture designer who has made a significant contribution to the industry. In 2021, Dhruva recieved this award for his outstanding performance and contribution in the design industry.

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Success Magazine

Unlike any other time in human history, people need to continually keep up with expanding knowledge and perpetually develop new skills to stay relevant and sustain their lifestyles. In every issue of SUCCESS magazine they strive to bring you the thought leaders and success experts, both past and present, and reveal their key ideas and strategies to help you excel in every area of your personal and professional life. Success Magazine interviewed and featured Dhruva emphasising his inspirational, motivational and leadership work contributions adding value to many lives out there.

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Silicon India

Silicon India publishes exclusive and authentic content through stories of burgeoning entrepreneurs, outstanding technologists, and accomplished CXOs, along with business analysis, leading technology trends, and opinions. Having procured the wisdom and augmented the insights on various verticals, besides technology, siliconindia over the years has branched into sectors ranging from Enterprise Services to Healthcare, Education, Consultants, Real Estate, Lifestyle, and Startups. Dominix Global Design work and Dhruva’s thoughts towards Bridging the Gap between Arts, Sciences and Human Psychology got featured and published in this magazine.

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Indian Achievers Award

Young Achievers Awards bring together individuals, entrepreneurs, businessmen, educationists, activists, professionals, on a common platform and honour them for their exceptional work with Achievers’ Awards in different categories. Once bequeathed with the awards, the winners and their stories are featured in the Achievers’ World magazine which then goes to a wide range of readers pan-India and overseas. The publication has been pioneering the cause for over a decade and a half. Dhruva was one of the achievers of this award in the year 2021.

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Brandz Magazine

‘Brandz Magazine’ applauds those innovative small-scale businesses and entrepreneurs who have transformed the way startups were perceived long ago – by escalating the business trends. Leaving the conventional ideologies and business strategies aside, they have brought a revolution in the market with their innovative ventures. The rapid growth of businesses has not only triggered the markets but has given back to the community as well, in one way or the other. These young entrepreneurs who are blessed with creative minds have kicked off their businesses like a pro despite the lack of experience in entrepreneurship. Their success stories well deserve to be showcased before the larger audience.

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Innovation Council

Innovation Council was an event by MIT school in which Dhruva was invited as a speaker to deliver insights about his professional journey as a designer!

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IBM TV

IBM TV interviewed Dhruva discussing on the topic “Global Aspects Of Design” which was a successful event for Dominix Global indeed!

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MIT WPU

Everbody needs a mentor who cab share his knowledge, experience, and connection over a period of time. Mentorship may include educational or professional guidance. Dhruva has always been a guiding light as well as a torch bearer for many students out there delivering value addition lessons through his talks and speeches.

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Wednesday Web Jam

Wednesday web jamming session is a platform wherein creators from different background gather together and discuss keynotes about their respective fields. In this year’s Wednesday web jamming Dhruva delivered a talk about “Design Thinking” interacting with the crowd leading a fun conversation about how design can change everyday lives!