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Theme: What Inspires The Inspirational

Bangalore, India
December 15th, 2012

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About this event

This is the second TEDxMAIS event we hosted in our school amphitheater. With a packed audience of 100 members, our passes took less than a few hours to give away. The theme for the event was "What Inspires the Inspirational" and we had five of the cities most inspirational speakers at the event.

We started TEDxMAIS to take our school from the national level of success it has achieved to this international platform where intellectuals thrive.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Sunita Maheshwari
    Sunita Maheshwari is the co-founder of Teleradiology Solutions, which provides teleradiology services to hospitals around the world. She has a medical degree from Yale and is one of the few pediatric cardiologists in the country. She is also both a senior consultant and head of department in Narayana Hrudayalaya, one of the foremost referral hospitals in India.
  • K. Ullas Karanth
    K. Ullas Karanth, Ph. D., is a conservation zoologist and a leading tiger expert based in Karnataka. He is the director of the Wildlife Conservation Society – India programme. He is also the founder of the Centre for Wildlife Studies. He directs efforts to save Bengal Tigers. In January 2012, he was awarded the Padma Shri for his contributions to wildlife conservation and environmental protection.
  • Rajeev Chandrasekhar
    Rajeev Chandrasekhar, an entrepreneur, currently serves as an independent member of the Rajya Sabha. He was a key member of the Intel Pentium design team and founded BPL Mobile in India. He currently runs Jupiter Capital, a venture capital investment company.
  • Vani Ganapathy
    Vani Ganapathy, one of the foremost Bharata Natyam dancers in India, has been dancing from the age of four. She runs an institution called Sanchari, where she trains enthusiastic and dedicated young dancers. She often dances alongside her sister, Meera Ganapathy Dhanu.
  • Arjun Bir
    Arjun Bir, a 16-year-old student of Mallya Aditi International School, who has directed his efforts to changing the future of India. At the age of 14 he started Students Against Corruption, a movement with over 600 followers. Last year, he gave up a future on the cricket field to start an NGO called India Forward in an attempt to actively involve the youth of the nation in making a change.

Venue and Details

Mallya Aditi International School
Bangalore, 560106

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Pranjal Kanoria
Bangalore, India

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Rishab Menghrajani
Bangalore, India

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