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Theme: Infinite Possibilities

Jamshedpur, JH, India
March 21st, 2014

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About this event

What if you had infinitely more power than you can even imagine? What would you use that power for? Among the mind-numbing array of possibilities, where would you focus your energies on?

Through Infinite Possibilities at TEDxXLRI, we would like to present ideas that will reinforce your belief in a limitless you. In every moment of our existence we are in that field of all possibilities where we have access to an infinity of choices. Often, we forgo certain aspirations and dreams as impractical or in-feasible. We would like to present stories of unique ideas being brought to life by equally passionate individuals. For these ideators, being positive and observant is important in today's fast paced world. Our job is not necessarily to create opportunities but to decide which ones to pursue. And the hardest part about it is that there are no guarantees - there are only choices. We know when it's time to make a new choice when we feel stuck, constrained, confused, negative, fearful, bored, and vulnerable. The question really becomes - are we ready to reach out to the infinite?

In our endeavor to present this spirit to the larger community, our speakers will talk about their journey towards their impossible ideas and induce this spirit of adventure into us as well. We would like you to join us in this and hope to inspire others to reach out to their “Infinite Possibilities”.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Kunj Sanghvi
    Kunj, a business management graduate from MICA, left his fancy corporate job at a leading news daily to pursue what he loves to do – travel and write. He backpacked alone for 6 months, across 23 states in India and wrote 23 short stories inspired by each of them. He came back with a wealth of unique experiences and a changed perspective on life, careers and our country. He took the plunge, bet on himself and embarked on an unique journey to follow his passion. At the age of 27, Kunj represents the new generation of the country which is willing to live multiple lives to juggle society's expectations along with its own. At TEDxXLRI, he will share with us a glimpse of his journey and how people across the country are creating infinite possibilities for themselves.
  • Ruby Hembrom
    When Ruby joined a publishing course in April 2012, she soon realised that the tribal voice was missing from the popular discourse. The disappointment spawned the idea of setting up a publishing house to document the oral forms of storytelling and folklores to document stories of struggles, exploitation and displacement of the Adivasis. She started Adivaani with two friends; a cause to help, preserve and amplify the Adivasi voice, the Adivaani. She worked with the IT industry in Gurgaon and Calcutta for 10 years, before she was overcome by the urge to do something meaningful for a largely invisible community.
  • Dipta Bhog
    Dipta Bhog is at present the Managing Trustee of Nirantar. She has extensive experience of over two decades, of working on issues related to Rural Journalism, Women’s Literacy, Adult and Girls Education in diverse areas like programme design, implementation, policy and impact. She was instrumental in initiating “Khabar Lahariya” a Rural Newspaper in 2002 which has been involved in training a team of rural women journalists on issues related to various aspects of journalism and publishing their reports. She has also conducted trainings for rural women, field activists, teachers, students, researchers and government functionaries at the national and South Asia level.
  • Joi Barua
    Joi Barua grew up in a sleepy town called Jorhat in Assam, the North East of India. He was gifted a violin by his father when he was four, and he fell in love with Music. He has NO formal training in singing, and is now making waves in the advertising, music, and film circuit in Mumbai. He is a singer, musician, and lead vocalist of the band Joi. He has lent his voice to many Indian movies including 2010's Filmfare Award Winner (Soundtrack) “Udaan” and National Film Award Winner “Dev D”. He was invited as a Fellow at the first INK Conference in 2010, a TED affiliated multidisciplinary conference, and as an INK Speaker in 2011. He has a mixed musical style incorporating elements of rock, soul, jazz, folk and world music.
  • Akshar Pathak
    Akshar Pathak is an artist and a graphic designer is the man behind the Facebook page "Minimal Bollywood Posters" that has over 42,000 likes from movie connoisseurs and designers across the globe. His posters have been widely recognized in the digital world and featured in over 90 magazines and newspapers. Tweetard is another such pet project by Akshar that he started in late 2012. Tweetard works under Pathak's profound philosophy that "Twitter is a sheltered workshop for evil geniuses“ and hence, he began depicting the works of various Twitter Handles in graphic form. He has earlier worked wi th Happily Unmarried, Comic Con India, DSYN and is currently working with Zomato as a Brand Associate.
  • Krispian Lawrence
    An M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, Krispian turned a Patent Prosecutor. After living in the US for almost 13 years, Krispian left a lucrative job at one of the best Intellectual Property Law firms in the US, and moved to India to start Ducere Technologies with his friend and fellow tinkerer Anirudh Sharma. A tinkerer and design geek at heart, Krispian believes that technology should be integrated into one’s life without the hassle of being a device. It is with this belief that he and his team at Ducere innovate to develop disruptive innovation products, one being Le chal - An interactive haptic footwear for the visually impaired.

Venue and Details

Father Prabhu Hall (FPH)
XLRI
CH Area (East)
Jamshedpur, JH, 831001
India

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Swati Das
Jamshedpur, India

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