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Theme: Ideating Minds

This event occurred on
March 2, 2014
9:00am - 2:00pm IST
(UTC +5.5hrs)
Indore, MP

From the invention of the wheel to the internet revolution, each and every significant advancement in the history of mankind has been based on one phenomenon - an idea. As John F Kennedy famously remarked, “A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on”. World-changing ideas and their successful implementation have brought our species to the pinnacle of the evolutionary pyramid. It is this cornerstone of civilization that IIM Indore celebrated through TEDxIIMIndore, with 'Ideating Minds' as the central theme. The event featured noted speakers from diverse walks of life who delivered brief and impactful TEDx talks that inspired the community to break away from the rat race and pursue excellence in their chosen fields. Overall, through a combination of pre-recorded TED videos and inspiring live talks, the event created an experience which will stay with the audience for a long time.

Indian Institute of Management Indore
IIM Indore
Prabandh Shikhar, Rau-Pithampur Road
Indore, MP, 453331
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Atul Bhatnagar

Atul Bhatnagar is the Chief Operating Officer of National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), India. Having done Mechanical Engineering from IIT-Kanpur, he worked in Tata Motors (then known as Telco) for two years. Then, he completed a PGDM from IIM, Calcutta, and proceeded to work for Citibank and then, Barclays. During his stint at Barclays, he bagged an award for the best COO in Africa and also helped Barclays bag the Best IT Bank distinction, awarded by Business Journal Africa. After spending nearly a decade and a half outside India, Mr. Bhatnagar found his ‘home calling’ in 2013 and has been tirelessly working at NSDC contributing to the development of Indian workforce.

Pawan Agrawal

Dr. Pawan Agrawal is the Chief Executive Officer and President of the 'Mumbai Dabbawalas Education Centre'. He has earned his Ph.D. on "A Study & Logistics & Supply Chain Management of Dabbawala in Mumbai". He has made more than 200 presentations on Mumbai Dabbawalas across various organizations and universities. Indian Institute of Material Management has also awarded him an honorary fellowship, in recognition of his work. In 2009-10, he was selected as “Eminent citizen of India” by Government of India for his significant contributions towards the NREGA project.

Anand Neelakantan

Anand Neelakantan is best known for his alternative take on Indian mythology with Asura: Tale of the vanquished and Ajaya: Roll of the Dice. Asura, tale of the Vanquished became the number one best seller of 2012 and has been on Crossword bookstore's 'Top fiction bestsellers of the week' list for over 17 months. Anand Neelakantan was chosen as one of the six most remarkable writers of 2012 by DNA.

Porush Jain

Porush Jain co-founded Absolute Sports Pvt Ltd, a Bangalore-based start-up that runs sports portal Sportskeeda.com in 2009 while he was pursuing a Masters in business administration in Bangalore. Sportskeeda.com is one of India's largest crowd-sourced web portals and the most viewed sports website in the country. The idea for Sportskeeda – a variant of a book worm, it connotes a sports worm, or a sports lover – is to be a “social way of covering sport".

Vivek Kaul

Vivek Kaul is the author of Easy Money, which is a trilogy on the history of money and the current financial crisis. The first book in the trilogy, Easy Money - Evolution of Money from Robinson Crusoe to the First World War, was published in November 2013. The second and third books are due later this year. He has worked at senior positions with the daily Daily News and Analysis (DNA) and The Economic Times. His writing has appeared across various other publications in India. Currently, he works as a Consulting Editor for www.firstpost.com. His areas of interest are political economy, the international financial crisis, personal finance, marketing and branding, and anything to do with cinema and music.

Organizing team


Indore, India
  • Raoul Lopes
    TEDx Organizer
  • Suhasini G K
    TEDx Organizer
  • Vishal Vyas
    TEDx Organizer
  • Parth Kosada
    TEDx Organizer
  • Vamsi Krishna Bethapudy
    TEDx Organizer
  • Dialine L
    TEDx Organizer
  • Vishnu Murthy K
    TEDx Organizer
  • Mahajan Mayur Laxman
    TEDx Organizer
  • S Manikandan
    TEDx Organizer
  • Anima Sharma
    TEDx Organizer
  • Rajlaxmi Choudhary
    TEDx Organizer
  • Devajeet Datta
    TEDx Organizer
  • Manisha Swain
    TEDx Organizer