Kiruba Shankar

CEO & Founder, Business Blogging Pvt Ltd
Chennai Tn, India

About Kiruba


Kiruba is CEO of Business Blogging and Director of F5ive Technologies.

He is the Indian Ambassador for TEDx and helps assist with organizing TEDx events across India.

He has published books on Crowdsourcing, Wikipedia, Unconferences and Personal Branding.

He was on the Governing Board of RangDe, a peer to peer funding initiative supported by ICICI Foundation for two years.

In his earlier job, he was Associate Director at He has 15 years of experience in the Internet space.

Kiruba is one of the founders of The Knowledge Foundation, the group behind successful events like BlogCamp, India's Biggest Unconference on Blogging and, premiere event showcasing startups.

Kiruba loves teaching and has taught at Asian College of Journalism, Anna University, Madras Advertising Club and SRM University. He has lectured on Social Media at IIM Kozhikode, IIM Bangalore and IIT Madras.

He has authored technology columns at the New Indian Express and Business Standard Newspaper .

He is a professional podcaster and hosts a show at http://Kiruba.TV where he interviews achievers from different fields. BusinessWorld Magazine ranks his blog as one of India's top blogs.

Kiruba is a rowing champion and has captained the Sify Rowing Team to four championship titles. He has participated in Chennai and Bangalore marathons.

Kiruba can be reached at +91 9841597744 and


English, Tamil

TED Conferences

TEDActive 2011, TEDGlobal 2010, TED2010, TEDIndia 2009

Areas of Expertise

Social Media

An idea worth spreading

Bio-degradable soaps and detergents.

More than all the automobiles and factoring, the biggest pollutants are more closer home. Its the sheer amount of soaps and laundry detergents that we use. Every time we take a bath or wash our clothes we dump a lot of harmful chemicals into the very ground that we eventually pump out water. Its like shooting our own feet. We pollute the very water we drink.

An idea worth spreading would be to create bio-solluble and eco-friendly soaps and detergents.

I'm passionate about

Identifying achievers from diverse fields, Tree Planting, Rowing, Marathons, Blogging, Podcasting and authoring books.


Bangalore University

Talk to me about

Talk to me about anyone who is an achiever and doer. I'm a big fan of people who follow their dreams and make them happen. I host an annual event called

People don't know I'm good at

bartending and cocktails. I can whip out some mean concoctions.

My TED story

I'm one of the co-organizers of TEDxChennai

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

Kiruba Shankar
Posted almost 5 years ago
A Taste of TEDIndia
'A Taste of TEDIndia is a nice way of introducing the speakers and getting to know them well before the event. In a similar way, it would've been good to publish the list of participants (show them only to those who have also registered) so that we can make note on who we want to meet up during the event. It greatly helps in networking.
Kiruba Shankar
Posted almost 5 years ago
Aimee Mullins: Changing my legs - and my mindset
We take running so much for granted that most of us don't even give it its due respect for the sport. If Aimee can accomplish so much with prosthetic legs, imagine what a whole host of us can do. I don't mean professionally in sports but to keep all of us healthy. I wish more of us took to running or picking up other sports.