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Venue: IIT Indore, Simrol

Date: 26th March, 2017

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With an undergraduate degree in Metallurgical Engineering from the reputed IIT Mumbai, he is leading the Govardhan Eco Village Facilities, Nursery and the Green Buildings Construction(CSEB). He has bagged many awards for GEV by presenting the Symbiotic waste management systems followed in GEV in various reputed conferences like CII, SKOCH and FICCI. He is instrumental in bringing up the new Vedic culture and education center in GEV. He is also currently leading the much awaited Vrindavan Biodiversity project at GEV.


Gauranga Das

Preacher At ISKCON

He has been commissioned by publications from over twenty countries in his career which has spanned over 30 years. His work has spanned a variety of genres such as advertising, interior and architecture, corporate, portraiture, documentary and photojournalism. Along with his professional practice, he enjoys working at "Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology-Bangalore." He was one of the four photographers to work on the 'Re-Imagining the People of India' under the aegis of the inaugural Neel Dongre Grant (2013). His work has featured in prominent exhibitions like CLICK - Contemporary Photography in India at Vadhera Gallery -Delhi and London (2008), Goa International Photo Festival (2015), Dali International Photo Festival, China (2015) and India Photo Festival at Hyderabad (2015) to name a few.


Mahesh Bhat

Documentary and Corporate Photographer

Over 12 years in publishing, she has at various times ideated, plotted and scripted original stories of fiction; researched, written and edited features; conceived new comic characters; and given a fresh look to an existing magazine/book. In the course of this journey, she has been a writer/sub-editor at Navneet Publications for 4 years,an assistant editor at Tinkle(India's most popular English-language monthly comics magazine for children) over 4 years and then took over as the magazine's Editor 6 years ago, in 2011.


Rajani Thindiath


Shiva Nallaperumal is an Indian Graphic Designer, Illustrator and Type Designer. After completing his undergraduate studies in Communication Design from DJAD, Coimbatore (2013), he enrolled in the MFA Graphic Design program at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Baltimore, USA (Grad. 2015). As an independant designer he has designed identities, exhibitions, illustrated works and publications for various international clients. As a type designer he has worked with ITF, Lost Type Co-Op and Typotheque. He now works full-time at ITF at the Ahmedabad office developing new typefaces. While a student he interned at Grandmother India and Pentagram (Abbott Miller's team).

In 2015 he recieved the coveted Catalyst Award from the Society of Typographic Aficionados (SoTA) at Typecon in Denver. He was the second Indian to be confered the prize, after ITF's Satya Rajpurohit was in 2009. In 2014 he recieved the Certificate of Excellence from the International Socitey of Typographic Designers (ISTD), London for exhibition design.


Shiva Nallaperumal

Graphic Designer, Illustrator and Type Designer.

Mathew Jose is a social entrepreneur, who is championing the cause of recycling by his social venture called Paperman. This agency is almost making a paper revolution in Chennai, by connecting over 280 local scrap dealers to 3,500 households to ensure scrap is collected, weighed and paid. Paperman charges the kabadiwala 5 percent of the total value of each transaction as revenues. They have also connected NGO’s to people who are willing to donate papers and plastics. The NGO’s, in turn, utilizes this to raise funds by selling them.


Mathew Jose

Entrepreneur, Founder-PAPERMAN

Manan Desai is a popular Indian Stand-up comedian, who is currently appear in the popular comedy show Comedy Night Bachao Season 2. He gave up a career as a Radio Jockey after working for 7 years as a prime time jock in some of the leading private radio stations of Gujarat. All for the passion of bringing live comedy entertainment in Gujarat. As a performer, Manan loves to weave content that talks about the cultural nuances of India. He strongly believes that every aspect of our diverse culture has a lot of comedy to offer.


Manan Desai

Stand-up Comedian

Samit Choksi is the Co-founder of Thinkphi a clean technology company innovating sustainably engineered products that help intelligently conserve water, energy and waste. Prior to this Samit has co-founded and worked at various start-ups in India and Silicon Valley as a software architect and developer. He has worked closely on product development at a Fortune 500 data base technology company while living in the USA. Spending most of his life outside India, upon moving back he was motivated to build products that aspire to have global standards in quality and finish. With a love for the nature and the environment he is currently realizing his dream of building simple but intelligent products that influence user behaviour to conserve earth’s natural resources. Thinkphi’s first product is a patented system which smartly converges water harvesting and renewable energy for open spaces in smart cities, industries, or large campuses.


Samit Choksi


He is the founder of Agniveer - one of the most influential social and personal transformation movements among youth in India. His writings, lectures and ground-level activities have transformed thousands of lives, preventing large number suicides, reforming several cases of depression and drug-abuse, and bringing success and achievements in many.
He also specializes in Vedas, Gita and Yoga philosophy whose imprints are evident in all his outputs and implementations.

He is an MBA graduate from IIM Calcutta and engineering undergrad from IIT Guwahati - two of the most respected institutions of India. Professionally he is an expert in Analytics and Risk Management. In past 14 years of his career, he has undertaken several projects of social, national and global importance. He is also associated with IIT Kanpur in nurturing budding entrepreneurs and indigenous innovation from grass-root level. He is the CEO of Aarsh Management which was listed in 20 Most Promising Risk Management Solution Providers of world by CIO Review.


Sanjeev Newar



Karan Chitra Deshmukh is a percussionist, electronic fusion artiste based in Mumbai.

Karan Chitra Deshmukh has established himself as a spokesman for a generation of music that incorporates electronica, dance grooves and classical Indian sound. He is an artist with versatility of Indian music, tabla, percussion, and Western drumming -- who plays a unique hybrid East-West drum set up. He's an open- minded musician who improvises rock, electronica and Indian classical music.

A dazzling percussionist, an accessible entertainer.


Karan Chitra Deshmukh

Drummer | Percussionist | Musician

About TEDx

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia. TED's media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED.

About TEDxIITIndore

Our goal is to explore unity in diversity, kindle the minds of the youth, enable them to ideate and enter constructive peaceful dialogue, to nurture scientific thought and development in technology, and to promote equality, freedom and secularism in society. TEDxIITIndore aims to coalesce bright minds who are looking for some ground-breaking ideas to reshape their own and their community's future.
Here, speakers from diverse backgrounds will inspire the global audience to learn, explore and uplift themselves and make an impact in the society. It is a civic phenomenon which aims to inculcate in people the sense of universal responsibility while respecting the virtues of individuality. We aspire to inspire people towards humanitarian services with transformative potential of the human mind.
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