India’s first Twitter panel on social media for disaster management

The Nepal tragedy has made it clear that Social Media now plays an integral role in disaster response, filling the void where cell services are lost.

India has turned to Facebook, Twitter and Google to stay informed, contact loved ones, notify authorities and express support.

A few journalists, companies and brands united to help victims and their families through social media, making connectivity no longer an issue. 

In view of this, we are putting together a Twitter panel of experts that will demonstrate how people can use social media to find, contact, help the victims of Nepal. 
Time: 4pm – 5pm
Date: 29th April 2015
Panel Experts include:

Rohan Vyavaharkar, Twitter India 

Twitter India’s representative will join this chat to educate users around the theme. The platform is instrumental and highly active during the crisis.

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Kritarth Chhabra, Marketing Manager, Uber Technologies

Kritarth headed the #AirDrop initiative of Red Bull India before joining Uber. 

Bhupendra Khanal, CEO, Simplify 360

Bhupendra is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Simplify360. He is responsible for the strategic direction and corporate vision at Simplify360.


Apurva Chamaria, Head – Global Brand & Digital Marketing, HCL

Apurva currently heads global brand and digital marketing and is responsible for brand marketing, employer brand, employee and community marketing, thought-leadership marketing and digital marketing at HCLTech.



Citizens-led disaster relief coordination by team VOICE – Volunteers Online for Impact in Crisis & Emergencies


We encourage you to join the panel and ask questions that you might have about how to use Social Media during a disaster to contact, locate and help victims affected by any natural calamity where cell network might be affected.

In order for our panelists to track your questions, please make sure you use #SamosaChats and #SocialMediaRelief.

If you have queries about the chat, feel free to ask us via the comments below.