In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxIIMRanchi, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxIIMRanchi event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.
A model by profession, Priyadarshini Chatterjee was crowned Femina Miss India World in 2016. The first to represent India at Miss World from a north-eastern state, Priyadarshini made it to the Top-20 semi-finalists and Top-5 Beauty with a Purpose.
Dr Agrawal is the Founder & President of Kamalabai Educational and Charitable Trust, Mumbai. An International motivational speaker, author, educationist, business consultant and successful entrepreneur, he has also done a study on a thesis titled ‘A study of Logistics and Supply Chain Mangament of Dabbawalas in Mumbai’.
Devoted to the art and tradition of the vocal folk music of North-East India, the quartet of sisters from Nagaland has appeared in a number of concerts and festivals. Touching hearts with their soulful songs, the Tetseo Sisters are taking their culture to the world proving that language is no barrier when it comes to music.
Maj Gen Pramod Saighal retired in 2002 as the Head of Army Air Defence College, one of the most technology intensive institutions of the Indian Army. A keen pilot and deep sea diver, Major General Saighal has served in areas like the North-East and J&K. Post retirement, he heads two NGOs in the field of education and disaster management. He also appears regularly on the National Television as a Defence Expert.
An athlete, sports trainer and a model, Ayesha Billimoria has many feathers in her cap. Chosen as the Ambassador for Adidas, Ayesha is the captain of Adidas Runners, Mumbai. The FitGirl India does justice to her persona and believes in overthrowing every feminine stereotype.
This famous ‘(un)graduate’ from IIT-Madras, who later went on to work at Zoho, is a contra-academician at heart. Rajendran Dandapani believes that the Indian education system needs a reboot. Listen to him talk about the amazing story of how he helped build Zoho University, a meaningful alternative to conventional college education, and watch him walk the talk, as he tells us about his adventure freeschooling his 18 year old son.
An Indian women’s rights activist and author, Manasi Pradhan is the founder of Honour for Women National Campaign, a nationwide movement to end violence against women in India. She was awarded the Rani Lakshmibai Stree Shakti Puraskar in 2013 for her commendable work.
A motivational speaker and a spiritual seeker, Shubha Vilas is the author of two best-selling books on Ramayana from the series ‘Ramayana – The Game of Life’. Urging people to apply scriptural wisdom in day-to-day living, he has travelled across the globe delivering talks to youth.
An acid attack changed Ritu’s life foever. She had to drop out of school and quit playing state-level volleyball. However, Ritu did not let this ordeal dictate her life terms. Ritu is now an entrepreneur and, along with other survivors, works towards creating awareness towards this heinous crime. We salute this braveheart!
Athough a software engineer by profession, Harshdeep Ahuja is known for his passion for humor. He entertains thousands of people with his hilarious videos and also believes that spreading smiles in this stressed out world and bringing a gleam on people’s faces is the ultimate form of satisfaction.
Ashok Bhagat is an Indian social worker who has made immense contribution to the upliftment of the rural population of Jharkhand. The Government of India honoured him in 2015 with the Padma Shri, the fourth highest Indian civilian award for his contributions to the area of social service. He is also a nominated leader of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan campaign for the state of Jharkhand.