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Theme: The Influence of Change on Power

This event occurred on
February 16, 2013
9:00am - 7:00pm IST
(UTC +5.5hrs)
Mumbai, MH

For members of the ever-evolving education community in Mumbai, TEDx events can be of great significance. The combination of the IB mission statement, and that of TED, is one that will create many fruitful experiences for the attendees of the event, the organizer’s, and the speakers themselves. This event is a fantastic opportunity for school students from Mumbai to be exposed to brilliant minds from all over the world.TEDxEMWS is sure to change the views of many young minds by exposing them to different perspectives on our theme: “The Influence of Change on Power”

Ecole Mondiale World School
Gulmohar Cross Road Number 9
J.V.P.D. Scheme
Mumbai, MH, 400049
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Bodhy Royy

Bodhy Royy is a cynic and a success coach who believes that whatever be our age; our greatest challenge is to find happiness in what we do in this world of growing populations and shrinking ice-caps. Bodhy's journey into the world of training and development started during his corporate years. An MBA from SPJain Mumbai; Bodhy had worked in senior positions in companies like Nestle, Levers and Accenture, when he began a find a gap in the skill-set available with the next generation applying for jobs and planning their careers post their MBA. They seemed to be educated, but not employable. Syllabus driven, not life-driven. So he said goodbye to the last of his despotic bosses and started Baat-Chit with Bodhy; an outfit that specialises in corporate readiness programs for those seeking to enter the corporate life without serious teething troubles. Choosing a career with your Passion - Quotient, cracking the interviews of Fortune 500 companies, managing every day work pressure, handling insecure bosses and jealous colleagues, and most importantly achieving happiness in an unhappy world are his organisations core strengths since 2005. Over the years Baat-Chit has worked with many B-Schools across India and has trained the students of some of India's premier institutions like IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore, IIM Calcutta, S.P.Jain Mumbai, Jamnalal Bajaj Mumbai, IMT Ghaziabad, NITIE Mumbai, Welingkar Mumbai, MDI Gurgaon, FMS Delhi among others. His students lead more productive lives pursuing happiness while their refreshed outlook makes higher salaries pursue them. He on the other hand is pursued by students on his Facebook account with bizarre existential doubts at one in the morning. He lives in Calcutta with his family, flies exclusively on Indigo domestically, has an unnecessarily large library and a necessarily small cardio-routine which helps him stay in shape. His workshops aren't for the faint-of-heart. he's up-front, brusque, more often than not - black in his comic tendencies. But he's warned you about all this with his corporate tagline. Baat-Chit with Bodhy - Workshops that Work. ‘Cause the world out there lacks a sense of sympathy.

Praful Talera

Praful Talera has an experience of 29 years in the Supply Chain Management industry. He co-founded and built Dynamic Logistics with his father and late brother from a modest beginning to enjoy the First Mover Advantage in the Indian Logistics industry. Dynamic logistics is the pioneer of the 3rd Party Logistics concept in India and its claim to fame is having introduced the Just-In-Time Inventory System in TATA Motors. Building a great DNA is his contribution to Dynamic Logistics and his vision is to build Dynamic Logistics into an Institution. A product of the Port of Singapore, he has undergone training in Container Freight Station Management at Tanjong Pagar, Port of Singapore in 1986. Praful has travelled widely across the world in various Indian delegations. Education is a passion with him and he has been a guest faculty at IIM-A, the Johnson Business School at Cornell University, the University of Warwick, Babson College in Boston, Symbiosis and other educational institutions besides other social organizations and clubs. He has been an athlete during his school and college days and is now an avid trekker who has summitted Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, Africa.

Romana Shaikh

Romana Shaikh graduated from St.Xaviers College with a major in Psychology. Romana joined Teach For India as a fellow in 2009 and taught for 2 years in a school in Dadar through which she developed a keen interest in English as a language and how it develops in children. Wanting to develop her own knowledge and skills further and work more closely on curriculum development and teacher training, Romana joined the Training & Impact team at Teach For India after her fellowship. Working with every cohort of fellows since 2011, she has seen the power a teacher can have on a students life and that change is possible when people are committed to making it happen. Romana is now focusing on developing a rigorous and comprehensive literacy curriculum for English Language Learners and designing a support program for Teach For India fellows to develop as teachers and leaders in the movement for equity in education in India who will make an excellent education possible for ALL children in India.

Gaurav Tekriwal

Gaurav Tekriwal is the founder & president of The Vedic Math Forum India. As an educator and motivator, Gaurav has been imparting High Speed Vedic Math skills globally over the last twelve years. He inspires and informs students, helping them to realize their true potential through High Speed Vedic Math. He has taken the Vedic Math system to over 4 million students in India, South Africa, Oman, UAE, Romania, Ghana and Malaysia. Gaurav loves to read & update his blogs and is currently writing a book called “Maths Sutra” to be released this year.

Kaushik Chakraborty

Kaushik is a well-known HR and Organisational Development professional who is known to connect authentically with people through spiritually blended, high on energy and engaging workshops and speeches. He works extensively in the area of Leadership development, Human psychology and Human Relationships. He has professionally worked in various challenging senior level assignments in Organisations like Royal Bank of Scotland, ABN AMRO Bank, ICICI Prulife, Max Newyorklife etc.He currently Heads Learning and Development for Jones Lang LasSalle. He is also involved in the Toastmasters movement in India as a Division Governor helping people improve their communication and leadership skills and find the courage to change. He speaks extensively in Corporates and Management Schools in India and abroad. He also does keynote and motivational speaking at conferences and events and have been invited to speak in three TED talks in India. He is an extensive traveler and trekker with special interest in Himalayas. He loves photography and lives in Gurgaon with wife and two daughters.

Prashanth Ramakrishnan

Prashanth Ramakrishna is a 15-Year-Old Sustainability Activist. He is the Founder and CEO of Unheard Voices, the leader of The Bottle Boat Initiative, serves on various councils including the Roots and Shoots National Youth Council, the International Youth Council USA, and the Greening Forward International Youth Council. He is also a training conflict resolution facilitator and a 2011 Seeds of Peace American Delegate. He has spoken to thousands, empowering youth and spreading sustainability awareness from South Africa to Singapore. He has also appeared on Fox 2 News and various local U.S networks. Prashanth is helping to lead the Sustainability Movement, fighting for a economically, socially and industrially sustainable world. Having lived in Germany, France, England, American, Canada and now China, he is able to understand and relate to varying international perspectives. Prashanth currently is a 10th grader at The Shanghai American School Pudong.

Rathish Balakrishnan

Rathish is a co-founder at Sattva Media and Consulting Pvt. Ltd and is responsible for Strategy and Business Development of the Media business. Rathish has over 10 years of experience across Research & Development, Product Management and Corporate Strategy in diverse multinational technology firms. Rathish started his career with the Centre for Advanced Learning Technologies (CALT), a research initiative of INSEAD where he managed research projects funded by the European commission on e-learning and knowledge management. Rathish loves to read, write, act, direct and spend infinite time with his son.

Svetana Kanwar

Svetana Kanwar has been a teacher at Danceworx since 2008 & is able to express her emotions using jazz, funk & street forms of dance. She has also performed in shows all over Mumbai in activities such as the Kignfisher Calender Hunt &”Wassup Andheri”. With so much dance experience, the influence of performing arts on an individual’s life & well-being is clearly visible. Dance is a powerful way to initiate change, with new & old styles coming together so as to provide the audience with different ways to look at new perspectives. Anybody who has seen “Step Up Revolution” will only agree with this fact. Throwing light on how this performing art can forge the way to new changes in nations all around the world can be done only by an exquisite performer: Svetana

Vishwas Yevale

Dr. Vishwas Yevale graduated from the BJ Medical School, University of Pune in 1982 and stood first in the University in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and also stood first in BJ Medical College in 1986. Since then, Dr. Yevale has continued to move forward in furthering his career with an undergraduate and postgraduate teaching experience of 28 years, and being the PG Guide for MD and DGO and DNB students University of Pune since 1991. Additionally, he has been managing his own 14 bedded Specialty Hospital and Ultrasound clinic for the past 23 years, and has established a Centre for Positive Health in 2000. His other interests include being founder President of Clean River Committee, which is an NGO working for cleaning rivers of Pune. He has pioneered a Social Movement, known as ‘Jaldindi’ with the aim to amalgamate the enviornment. Dr. Yevale is the author the books in ‘UVACH’ (in Marathi) and ‘NAVADI’ (Boatman), ‘YOGARTHU’, ‘MAJHI’ (in Hindi) and ‘YOGARTHI IN QUEST OF YOG’ (in English). He has authored topics on Jal Sakhsharta (water literacy) in Subject Karyanubhav (work experience) books of Balbharati Maharshtra Government Curriculum for classes 1-8. In addition to the aforementioned interests, Dr. Yevale is also a national level sailor, who has won Laurels and several medals in State Rowing Championships, and has delivered a keynote address at the 13th World Lake Conference in China. We are honoured to have him speak at our event, as he is the recipient of National Awards, such as the Vidayak Karyakarta Puraskar in 2010, a prestigious award given by Mahatma Gandhi and Kasturba Gandhi memorial trust, as well as the Jal Nirmalta Puraskar, given in Chennai by the Indian Water Works Association.

Chitresh Das

A child prodigy, Pandit Chitresh Das has become one of the most dynamic and far-reaching artists to have emerged from modern India. A prolific artist, his performance, choreography and evolution of Kathak, classical dance of North India, have influenced the art form world-wide. Pandit Das is first and foremost a master and virtuosic performer of the classical Kathak tradition. As a committed guru, he has trained many dancers who have gone on to establish their own careers in Kathak dance. Based on his concept of “innovation within tradition,” Pandit Das explores the boundaries of Kathak technique and performance, creating compelling, new works and techniques that are inventive, yet deeply rooted in the Kathak tradition. His innovative technique, Kathak Yoga, was recently published as the subject of a doctoral dissertation at Harvard University. “A performer who has opened new avenues for his form, it is easy to see why Das has been acknowledged as a phenomenon.” Hindustan Times, India.

Anand Chulani

Anand Chulani created the LOL Method that empowers leaders in business, sport and entertainment to perform at their peak, and so far, the LOL Method has been shared with Fortune 500 companies. He is a regular guest on Bloomberg on peak performances and emotional fitness, and has had the privilege of working with CEOs who manage over a billion dollars. Anand Chulani is committed to supporting not just the leaders of today, but also the leaders of tomorrow: the youth. Through his LOL programs, which use the power of play to empower kids, teens and youth to be confident and compassionate leaders, Anand Chulani has reached over 50,000 students, teachers and parents in schools all over the world.

Organizing team


Mumbai, India


Mumbai, India
  • Sankalp Bothra
    Licensee, Curator and Organizer
  • Akshat Rajan
    Organiser & Rule Maven
  • Arnav Ghosh
    Secretary & Treasurer
  • Abhishek Shah
    Technical Coordinator
  • Chanditha Abhayaratne
    Web Coordinator
  • Ajay Naik
    Sponsor Coordinator
  • Isabela Streeter
    Administrative Coordinator
  • Rohan Jaura
    Logistics Coordinator
  • Saad Khan
    Official StoryTeller
  • Natasha Mahtani
    Official Spokesperson