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.
Abhijit Naskar is one of the world's celebrated Neuroscientists, International Bestselling Author of numerous books and a Renowned Public Speaker, who has taught the world with his contributions in Science, how the basic awareness of the brain can completely redefine our perception of life and make our daily life much more cheerful and meaningful.
Col. Prabir Sengupta has spent an illustrious 25 years in Indian Army, where for his exceptional leadership he was awarded the ‘Vishist Seva Medal’. He has also served with President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam at Rashtrapati Bhavan. A professional with 35+ years of experience in leadership, management, administration and recruitment in Indian Army, IT and education domain, he has facilitated over 10,000+ professionals to meet their organizational needs on leadership, motivation, team-building, soft skills and Women Safety.
Farrhad Acidwalla is a 25-year-old Indian entrepreneur, investor and TEDx speaker and is best known as the founder of Rockstah Media and CYBERNETIV DIGITAL. He has spoken across several institutions across the country which include the Indian Armed forces, IITs and IIMs. He has been Featured by The Telegraph (UK) as one of 25 internet success stories on the Internet’s 25th anniversary and by VOGUE India as one of the country’s smartest Gen Z-ers of the moment.
Harshika Singh is an IAS officer from the 2012 Batch. Although she was selected for the services with Rank 640 in 2011, she did not join the services. Harshika re-appeared for the examination in 2012 and secured All India Rank 8. Presently, she is posted as Deputy Secretary (Finance), Finance Department, Govt of M.P.
Pankaj Bhadouria is the winner of MasterChef India season1. She bid adieu to her 16-year long career as a school teacher to participate in the first season of MasterChef India. She has hosted about 10 TV shows so far including ‘Chef Pankaj ka Zayka’ (Star Plus), Kifayati Kitchen (Zee Khana Khazana), Dream Kitchen, 3 course with Pankaj Season 1&2 (Living Foodz) among many others. She is the first MasterChef Winner worldwide to have an official MasterChef Cookbook in her name, and has authored 5 Cookery books so far.
Raj Shamani, at the age of 22 has given two TEDx talks, more than 100 keynotes in 23 countries and is one of the youngest Indians to speak at the United Nations headquarters in Vienna. Raj got featured in top 5 young influencers of India and is the founder of Shamani Industries (one of the fastest growing FMCG businesses in central India). He expanded his family business by 10 times in just 12 months, and uses 70% of the business profits to fund charitable activities with his dad where they provide school supplies to the underprivileged children.
Supriyo Sinha is the CEO - Education, Pratibha in the ABP Group and has also worked as the VP and Business Head of Bengali Dailies in the ABP Group. He was a Management Consultant with McKinsey & Company. Supriyo is a graduate from the Harvard Business School and President’s Gold Medalist from IIM Calcutta. He is registered in the Indian Patents Office as an Inventor for a consumer data analytics patent. Supriyo is an avid wildlife fan and has extensively roamed the jungles of Africa, India and Sri Lanka. He has authored a coffee table book on African wildlife and plays tabla and Harmonica in his free time.