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Theme: Dreams to Reality #BeInspired

This event occurred on
November 15, 2015
10:00am - 6:00pm IST
(UTC +5.5hrs)
Kolkata, West Bengal

The aim of TEDxIIMC 2015 is to spread ideas which would inspire people to achieve their dreams and to convert them into reality

IIMC Auditorium
IIM Calcutta
Diamond Harbour road, Joka
Kolkata, West Bengal, 700104
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Charu Sharma

Indian commentator + quizmaster
Charu Sharma is an Indian commentator, compere and quizmaster. He was the CEO of the Royal Challengers Bangalore Twenty20 cricket team for the 2008 Indian Premier League. He is well known for his television presentations (especially on cricket) along with Mandira Bedi.[4] He is also known as a quizmaster in television programmes and other event. He regularly hosts award shows, corporate events and contributes to teamwork and leadership seminar. He represented India in Asian Games 1982 as a springboard diver.

Dia Mirza

Indian actor + Social activist
Dia Mirza Sangha (born Dia Handrich on 9 December 1981) is an Indian model, actress and producer, who won the 2000 Miss Asia Pacific International title. Mirza has primarily worked in Bollywood, and is known in media for her social work. She co-owns a production house Born Free Entertainment along with Reza Chowdhury. She has been involved with Cancer Patients Aid Association, Spastics Society of India, and has worked extensively with government of Andhra Pradesh to spread HIV awareness, prevention of female foeticide, PETA, CRY and most recently the NDTV Greenathon – an effort to find tangible solutions against pollution and book, "Deke Dheko" by Radio Mirchi (a campaign initiated to collect books for underprivileged children).

Nidhi Agarwal

Lifestylist + Entrepreneur
She is the founder and CEO of Kaaryah Lifestyle Solutions, an apparel brand. After 113 rejects from investors, Kaaryah received the funding from Mr. Ratan Tata. KAARYAH as an idea was Nidhi's brainchild and was born when she figured out that something as basic as well fit western wear for Indian women was hard to find.

Paddy Upton

Leadership coach + Cricketer
Paddy Upton is a South African leadership coach and former cricketer. He has worked as the physical fitness trainer for the South Africa cricket team and the rugby team of Western Cape Province. He has worked as the mental conditioning coach of Indian Cricket Team which became No.1 in World Test Rankings and the team which won ICC World Cup in 2011. He is the current Performance Director of the South Africa cricket team. He is also the Head Coach of the Rajasthan Royals Team in the Indian Premier League.

Raghunath Medge

Raghunath Medge is one of the faces of the dabbawala community in Mumbai and the President of the Mumbai Dabbawala Association. He is known for his contribution in making sweeping changes in the Dabbawala delivery system. In 2010, Harvard Business School added the case study The Dabbawala System: On-Time Delivery, Every Time to their compendium for its high level of service with a low-cost and simple operating system.

Shazia Ilmi

Journalist + News Anchor + Political reformer
Shazia Ilmi is an Indian political activist and reformer. She was a television journalist and anchor at Star News. She was a spokesperson for the India Against Corruption movement led by Anna Hazare in 2011 and 2012. She led a media campaign for an anti-corruption bill (to institute an Ombudsman popularly known as Jan Lokpal Bill). She joined the Bharatiya Janata Party on 16 January 2015.

Shukla Bose

Founder and CEO, Parikrma Humanity Foundation
Shukla Bose is the founder and CEO of the Parikrma Humanity Foundation, a nonprofit organization that runs English-medium schools for under-privileged children in Bangalore, India. She volunteered with Mother Teresa at Missionaries of Charity for 7 years. She worked with the Oberoi Group, and afterwards as the Managing Director of Resort Condominiums India. She spent 26 years in the hospitality industry before giving up her prestigious CEO position to begin Parikrma in 2003.

Organizing team


Kolkata , West Bengal, India
  • Vishal Singh