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Theme: Power Of One

This event occurred on
February 27, 2016
10:00am - 6:30pm IST
(UTC +5.5hrs)
Bangalore, Karnataka

At TEDxSIBMBangalore, we envision that our live speakers, talks, videos and interactions shall combine to spark profound discussions and inspire minds to usher in a world of possibilities. The driving force behind us is an amalgamation of the incessant intellectual curiosity and creative bend of the mind coupled with the ingenuous spirit of innovation. TEDxSIBMBengaluru has witnessed a transformation through the years. We have set precedence for some great talks and great thinkers.

ONE can be the most powerful number.
Change need not be driven by scores of people. All it requires is ONE person with ONE great idea to disrupt everything. After all, the winner stands alone!

This theme is a testament to the work of people who have given everything to their idea impacting lives of others in their community or country, be it through social change or changes in Technology, Entertainment or Design.

Symbiosis Institute of Business Management
Electronics City Phase 1
Bangalore, Karnataka, 560100
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Adarsh K

Behavioural Psychologist + Mentalist
Adarsh, popularly known as Aathi, is a leading Mentalist who designs and conducts lectures and theatre shows internationally to explore and exploit the Psychology of Deception. A researcher in Behavioural Psychology, he is an expert in Non-Verbal Communication and one of the youngest and sought-after Deception Analyst. Aathi’s methodology is a result of over a thousand social experiments conducted on people around the world. He is also a trusted consultant for Police department in India and UAE.

Aditya Mehta

The first Indian above knee amputee to cycle the fastest 100 kms and enter the Limca Book of Records. He is also a double silver medallist at the 2013 Asian Para Cycling Championships. He rode from London to Paris (530 km, 9000 feet climb) in 2013, Kashmir to Kanyakumari (3800 km) and Manali to Khadung La, world's highest motorable road at 18380 feet in 2014.

Arun Chandru

He is a 29 years old a PhD research scholar and gold medalist at the Department of Aerospace Engineering, Indian Institute of Science. He co-founded Pandorum Technologies, a Bangalore based biotechnology start-up in 2011. Pandorum made headlines when they 3D bio-printed mini-liver tissues that mimic the human liver. A new feather in his cap was added when he was featured in the Forbes list of 30 under 30 Asia 2016: Healthcare and Science.

Dhimant Parekh

Dhimant Parekh, an Indian School of Business graduate and serial entrepreneur, co founded The Better India along with his wife Anuradha Parekh. The Better India is a revolutionary content and news reporting site with a difference. They report only positive news across India and have more than 100 writers contributing from all over India, a highly engaged community on Facebook and Twitter, and over 5,00,000 visitors on its website every month.

Dr. Sangeeta Shankar

Violinist + Educationist
A gold medalist from the Banaras Hindu University, she has won accolades galore for her prowess with the violin, including a Grammy nomination. She is presently the founder-Director of Legendary Legacy Promotions Pvt. Ltd., which is a powerhouse of classical music.

Mrinal Pai

Drone Design Engineer + Entrepreneur
Started his career as the chief design engineer for Project Vyoma, which was involved in the design of 6 Unmanned Aerial Vehicles. Co-founder of Skylark drones and winner of the prestigious NASA Systems Engineering Award for the best design of a UAV.

Naresh V Narasimhan

urban strategist + Architect
Architect, urban strategist, activist and a creative entrepreneur; Mr. Naresh Narasimhan is well known for his enduring alliance with the award-winning architectural firm Venkataramanan Associates(VA). Co-founder of MOD institute, an international collective of urban designers.

Shri Abhayanand

Top Cop + Educationist
Former DGP, Bihar, Mr. Abhayanand is well known across the country. His gallant and glorious tales, against numerous band of outlaws is legendary. Abhayanand is also an educationalist who conceptualised and co-founded the Super 30 to teach the underprivileged students ways to crack the IIT JEE. The ‘Super 30 classroom program’ is known widely across India as the mecca for all IIT aspirants.

Sudhir Shivaram

Wildlife Photographer
Founder of India Nature Watch, a non-commercial community website which has been a breeding ground for umpteen aspiring Wildlife Photographers in India. He was awarded the prestigious Sanctuary Asia's Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2012 and also named Canon India's Brand Ambassador. Additionally, Sudhir’s photograph has been featured as cover page in the National Geographic Traveller Magazine.

Sundeep Rao

Sundeep Rao is India's only blind comic... actually partially blind! He brings his comic foresight, which unlike his sight is rather clear. Influenced by Indians and inspired by the world; Sundeep has been a professional comic since 2012. An improvisational actor and voice over artist, he brings his unique style and dry humor to the stage!

The Indian Jam Project .

The Indian Jam Project have hit the sweet spot in the online music scenario. They take popular soundtracks and give them an Indian classical makeover. Their re-composition of theme music: Interstellar, BBC Sherlock and Game of Thrones already have 500,000+ Youtube views and counting! This one of a kind initiative has received a lot of appreciation from not only India but also from the west including musician Karsh Kale , BBC Sherlock’s co-creator Mark Gatiss and composer Michael Price.

Yashas Mitta

Travel Journalist
From the hub of businesses, Bengaluru, Yashas Mitta is the founder of and Mukha. He travels across India and the world in search of stories of inspiring people who are challenging the routine and redefining the meaning of success. He captures the unspoken warmth, beauty and simplicity of people in the remotest parts of the country.

Organizing team


Bengaluru, India


Bengaluru, India
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