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Theme: Of The Goodness Of Life

This event occurred on
September 21, 2014
10:00am - 6:00pm IST
(UTC +5.5hrs)
Hyderabad, AP

The 2014 edition will celebrate the Goodness of Life. All things small and big that make life good and worth living. The amazing speakers being invited to the event will speak on a broad range of topics like technology, art, education etc.

BITS Pilani, Hyderabad Campus
BITS, Pilani - Hyderabad Campus, Jawahar Nagar, Post Shameerpet Mandal
Hyderabad, AP, 500078
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Sey Min

Sey Min is a multi-disciplinary interactive designer, who's interest is in dealing with live data sets in various media formats. She makes projects that reimagine how humans relate to technologies, to societies and cities, and to environments. Combining elements of environmentology, visual art, programming and storytelling, her projects range from building a real time interactive information graphics system for a music club(2007) to proposing a boundlessness open gallery exhibition system (2010). She also worked on developing ocean pollution cleaning system, especially oil spills effects to our lives and ecology. Recently, she has worked on the project of 'how to re-define city' with urban data. She is the founder and organizer of, which is half profit/none-profit media art studio in korea. Her art works have been shown at Art Center in Seoul, Lift conference experience, and have appeared on CNN Asia, Lift09, and Sey Min received a M.F.A. in the interactive media from Pratt institute, 2004 and recently worked at MIT SENSEable City Lab, as an urban information design researcher.

Babar Ali

"World's Youngest Headmaster“, an Indian student and teacher from Murshidabad, West Bengal. The school that he runs is an outdoor school and counts a total of 10 teachers - all of them students at nearby school or college - who volunteer to teach. In 2009, Babar Ali won a prize from the program Real Heroes of the Indian English news channel CNN IBN for his work and was awarded the NDTV Indian of the year award.

Gitanjali Sarangan

Gitanjali is ABT (Arts Based Therapist) and an ABT Guide for Bangalore and South India. She uses multi arts forms while working with children and adults with special needs.While working with children in learning centres and with youth in colleges, she found the strength of integrating creative processes into learning. Gitanjali worked with an inclusive set-up, taking care of special children in inclusive environments. She set-up the first ABT Centre for special needs children in Bangalore. She is also an Internship guide at the Indian Society for Training and Development. Gitanjali is one among two artists to be awarded the Artist’s Grant 2014 for the ‘Art in Education Program’ by the India Foundation for the Arts . At the Global Ethics Forum's 'My Choice for Equality' Recognition 2014, she has been recognised by Global Ethics Forum and Indian Institute of Management , for being an individual who has stood up against inequality and taken action towards establishing a more equal, impartial and fair world.

Upasana Makati

Upasana Makati is the founder & publisher of White Print – India’s first lifestyle magazine for the visually impaired in Braille English. Launched in May, 2013, she started White Print to build a readership of enthusiastic individuals who would look beyond the realms of mere news as reading material. At a time where the visually impaired were relying heavily on talkback softwares and their Braille literacy was confined only to the spaces of their mind, White Print ushered in a new light.

Mani Shankar

Screenplay Writer, Film Director, Engineer and Inventor- Mani Shankar has made over 1500 ad films and short films, written and directed 5 Bollywood feature films, invented the mobile holographic unit, has a Guinness World Record- of 53 live 3D Holograms done for Shri Narendra Modi. He is the author of an extremely popular column in the Asian Age and Deccan Chronicle known as "Vedanta Rocks" where he has elaborated on the timeless truths of the Upanishads in a crisp and engaging manner.

Vicky Roy

Originally from West Bengal, Vicky was rehabilitated by the Salaam Baalak Trust, Delhi. He studied photography at Triveni Kala Sangam and then apprenticed under Anay Mann. In 2007, he held his first solo exhibition titled, “Street Dream” at India Habitat Centre; supported by British High Commission.In 2008 he was selected by the US based Maybach Foundation to photo document the reconstruction of the World Trade Center in New York. As part of the program, he undertook course in documentary photography at the International Center for Photography, New York.

Rashida Taskin

Rashida Taskin is a student at Manipal Institute of Technology who was inspired to make an automatic feeding device by seeing instances of Cerebral Palsy in her own siblings. She now plans to make this as small as a tiffin box, and hopes that her technology can make lives just a little easier.

Kaustubh Shivdikar

Kaustubh Shivdikar is a fellow at MIT Media Lab India Initiative and a student at VJTI, Mumbai. His research revolves around using Virtual Reality to reimagine bedtime stories. He is also a camping enthusiast and has built a portable power generator he lovingly calls Power Buddy.

Shiveesh Fotedar

Shiveesh Fotedar is a Fellow at MIT Media Lab India Initiative. He has a Bachelors of Technology in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University. He has gained experience in Power Electronics, Programming, Industrial Design, Graphic Design. Other than tech he is also involved in Film-making and collaborates with Newspeak Productions for their short films. His interests are in Mathematical modeling, drawing and building mazes

Organizing team


Hyderabad, India

Anthony Vipin

Hyderabad, India