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Theme: Breaking Barriers

This event occurred on
December 14, 2013
6:00pm - 10:00pm IST
(UTC +5.5hrs)
Bangalore, KA

14 December 2013 was a day of making connections, communicating ideas and breaking barriers. TEDxMAIS 2013 brought together individuals from all walks of life - including Ramachandra Guha, Krithi Karanth, Anita Reddy, Konark Reddy and Vinita Bali – to spark conversation and incite change in the way we think about almost everything, from the state of wildlife conservation in India to the evergreen teachings of MK Gandhi. In a span of four hours, both the audience and the speakers came together interact with one another in more ways than one. Whether it was the profundity of the screened talks, the engaging live speeches or the discussions during dinner, each attendee left TEDxMAIS 2013 with something unique to take home with them at the end of the night – an idea.

Mallya Aditi International School
Bangalore, KA, 560106
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Vinita Bali

Vinita Bali is the Managing Director of Britannia Industries Limited. Bali was awarded the "Business Woman of the Year" Award at the 2009 Economic Times Awards. She founded the Britannia Nutrition Foundation, which combats child malnutrition through the distribution of fortified biscuits to Indian schoolchildren.

Ramachandra Guha

Ramachandra Guha is an Indian historian and writer whose research interests include environmental, social, political and cricket history. He is also a columnist for the newspapers The Telegraph and Hindustan Times and has previously taught at the universities of Yale and Stanford. Guha’s books include The Unquiet Woods, Savaging the Civilized and A life of the anthropologist-activist Verrier Elwin.

Konarak Reddy

Konarak Reddy is one of India’s most innovative guitarists, known for integrating Hindustani and Carnatic styles of improvisation. Over the years, Konarak has performed and toured with a range of world-class musicians. To create awareness around the guitar and its diverse styles, he initiated the idea of World Guitar Nights by hosting a number of world famous guitarists to perform in India.

Krithi Karanth

Dr. Krithi K. Karanth is currently Executive Director at the Centre for Wildlife Studies and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Duke University. She has conducted extensive research on conservation issues in India since 2001 focusing on mammal extinctions, effects of anthropogenic pressures, voluntary resettlement of people, tourism trends, human-wildlife conflicts, resource and land use change around Indian parks.

Anita Reddy

Anita Reddy is the Managing Trustee of the Ramanarpanam and Ranjini Dwaraknath Reddy Trusts. She has been working for the upliftment of the under privileged for the past 28 years. Her work includes establishing a number of pre-school and activity centers for children from slums, promoting vocational and skill training programmes, self-employment generating schemes etc.

Organizing team


Bangalore, India


Bangalore, India
  • Ranjini Narayan
    Light and Sound Head
  • Tasha Golani
    Design Head
  • Rachana Prasad
    Finance Head
  • Anushka Kapur
    Speaker Manager
  • Sanah Vij
    Event Head