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Theme: Challenging the Conventional

This event occurred on
February 25, 2012
11:00am - 6:00pm IST
(UTC +5.5hrs)
Bangalore, KA

TEDxSIBMBangalore is the first of its kind to be organised by the Symbiosis family. The mission is to inspire minds and spark deep discussions and introspections among people at large. We seek to bring forth the stage that TEDx offers us through a group of individuals who have succeeded in life in a manner which is unconventional, something that is common with the values that SIBM Bangalore shares. TEDxSIBMBangalore seeks to identify ingenious minds across the globe and bring them all under one roof for a daylong event, because we believe that the baton of success best reaches its destiny when shared and passed amongst equally ignited and bright people.

SIBM Bangalore Auditorium
Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Bangalore
#95/1, 95/2, Electronics City, Phase-1, Hosur Road
Bangalore, KA, 560 100
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Rabbi Shergill

Indian musician famous for his debut album Rabbi and the chart-topper song of 2005, Bulla Ki Jaana. His music has been described variously as rock,Sufiana, and "semi-Sufi semi-folksy kind of music with a lot of Western arrangements.

Mr. Pran Kumar sharma

The "Walt Disney of India" - Mr. Pran Kumar Sharma, the creator of Chacha Chaudhary, Pinki, Billoo and Raman

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.

Major D P Singh

The "Indian Blade Runner was a soldier during the Kargil War. Major has completed four consecutive half marathons at Delhi and Mumbai both, improving his time in every run and the count is still on.

Ms. Bhakti Sharma

The Pride of the Nation who crossed ENGLISH CHANNEL in her adolescence. At the small age of 14 she did this incredible job. Bhakti Sharma along with mother Leena Sharma set a WORLD RECORD of being the first daughter and mother to cross the English Channel swim relay.

Mr. Mansukh Bhai Prajapati

Lies among Forbes’ list of seven most powerful rural Indian entrepreneurs, whose “inventions are changing lives” of  the people across the country. He is a grass root entrepreneur whose aim is to provide all luxurious things to country wide peoples who cant imagine to afford electronic goods. He is the founder of Mitticool.

Mr. Rupesh Patric

A prominent Charcoal Artist. He is involved with various Charitable Organizations and helps raise money and awareness for a specific cause every year, with his Art. He has done numerous exhibitions and also has been represented at Art Fairs and Auctions. He has never had any formal Art Training and is a Computer Engineer by profession. He works as a Senior Partner Consultant in Microsoft .

Snake Shyam

M.S. Balasubramaniam, popularly known as Snake Shyam, is a snake enthusiast, wildlife conservationist and lecturer. He is known as a "naturalist on wheels. Shyam has been widely recognized for his work. National Geographic featured him in its Croc Chronicles: Snakes, Karma, Action special. Mysore city has named a street for him and has dedicated its first "urban forest" to him

Mr. Dinesh Ghodke

Is a B. tech. from IIT Mumbai. He, (accompanied by Khurshed Batliwala, Bawa at the event) is the director of WAYE (World Alliance for Youth Empowerment) and has been a faculty with the Art of Living for the last 13 years.  He also holds the record of being one of the youngest Art of Living teachers at 19 and an Advance course teacher at 22.

Dr. Benny Prasad

A Solo Guitar Instrumentalist, has traveled to 194 Sovereign Countries,  50 Dependent Countries & Antarctica thus 245 countries, 7 Continents in 6 years, 6 months & 22 days from May 1, 2004 to Nov. 22, 2010 - setting the world record fastest to visit 245 countries

Mr. Tanmay Bhat

"Comedian, Writer, I make jokes hoping that the internet validates. Also trying to lose weight. LIKE now and get 30% off (We have no branches) - Tanmay"  As a stand-up comedian, Tanmay opens regularly for Vir Das. Tanmay as a part of Weirdass Comedy performed at The Fringe Festival, the worlds largest arts festival in Scotland. He has also performed at the renowned Comedy Store in London. 

Ms. Oopali Operajita

Oopali Operajita is a Planetary (Woman) Hero and polymath. One of India's virtuoso classical dancers, Oopali Operajita has been called “the best Odissi interpreter today” by India’s most respected dance critic, P V Subramanian, (Subbudu), of The Statesman, New Delhi.

Organizing team


Bangalore, India


Bangalore, India
  • Sharath Chandra
  • Kartik Arora
  • Jitesh Sharma
    PR & Media
  • Mohmmad Sahle
    Creative - Stage Design
  • Gayatri Nair
    Print & Kits