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Theme: Reality beyond Conventions

This event occurred on
December 17, 2016
New Delhi, Delhi

Here, our aim is to focus on veracity of a wide range of conventions prevailing in society. People often seem to overlook the phenomenon behind the dramatic changes happening around. But now is the time to pause for a moment and understand these actions to reach beyond conventions.
Considering the diversity and broadness of our country, we wish to drive a look towards it. As ‘conventions’ existing in community, in India, can be anything (like female victimization, traditional practices can do more harm than good in today's modern world, conventional education system in India, conventional religious practices, etc.). In some way or the other, such conventions are related to every individual as well as society as a whole.
'Reality’ (authenticity) is associated with our life. And perception of an individual on his/her real world can vary from one another. The main aim of our talks in reference to this theme is to make people aware of the truth around them, at the same time understanding the purpose of its existence and importance.
To live up the spirit of TED, we are aiming to discover the 'realities beyond conventions'.

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Baha'i Temple Auditorium
Lotus Temple Bahai House Of Worship
Bahapur, Kalkaji
New Delhi, Delhi, 110019
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Jazba Theatre Group

Jazba theatre group is a unique platform of acting, art and showcase. Where Drama is life and performance is the aim. Jazba has always been welcoming and receiving the candidates with open arms who have a thirst to progress, a will to perform and a chance to improve positively.


Professor, Writer, Activist
Savita, a doctorate from CHS and JNU, is Co-founder of Centre for Studies of Tradition and Systems. She writes occasional columns in newspapers on women and education. Some of her recent writings are centred around Epic literature and politics of subversion.She is also working on Tribal women in Hindi Cinema for an ICSSR seminar in Pondicherry University and women's writing in Urdu from nineteenth century Bihar. Her interests include migrant and identity issues, Sacred and its manifestations, gender, Ramkatha tradition, Lok tradition, Vidyapati writings, ecology, Gandhian alternatives and everyday issues around living.

Atika Dhandhia

Jeweller, Image Consultant
A graduate from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA), Santa Monica. After GIA, she went to Tokyo to study the Japanese jewelry market. While in Japan, she was offered a chance to work for the prestigious Radio Japan as a News Broadcaster for their Foreign Services. She became actively involved with the broadcasting services and anchored two live radio programs, which became highly popular. She has just been appointed as a Board Member for the Ministry Of Tourism to promote Yoga and Wellness in India and abroad. She has been a constant source of inspiration to the thousands of youth and adults across the world and has 7000+ following her on social media. Apart from the workshops at Art Of Living, she has hosted several programs nationally and internationally on enhancing ones outer Image through grooming, etiquette, communication skills, Styling and Dressing up right according to ones roles and goals.

Dinesh Singh

Mathematician, Orator
Prof. Dinesh Singh has served as the Vice Chancellor, Delhi University (2010-15) & the Director, South Campus, Delhi University (2005-10). He has been awarded the Padma Shri by the President of India (2014). He has been conferred honorary doctorates-for his work as a mathematician & educationist-by the University of Edinburgh; the National University of Ireland, Cork; the University of Houston, USA & the National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra. He is a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee to the Union Cabinet, Govt. of India and is Adjunct Professor, Mathematics, University of Houston, U.S.A. He is Director Mathematical Sciences Foundation. He has been a recipient of the Career Award of the UGC & AMU Prize of the Indian Mathematical Society. He is President Ramanujan Mathematical Society. He has studied at St. Stephen’s College & at the Imperial College, London U.K. He is a painter, public speaker, student of Gandhian Philosophy & enjoys English, Hindi & Urdu literature.

Dr. D.K. Hari, D. K. Hema Hari

Authors, Speakers, Researchers
This husband and wife duo have got everything in their repertoire. Founders of the organization -‘Bharath Gyan’, which is a civilisation study initiative to compile and present the knowledge as well as ethos of India, through the ages. Possibly the Indian versions of Robert Langdon and Sophie Neveu, who decipher perplexing principles of the Indian scriptures and bring wealth of information hidden in the texts within the reach of Indians and the world at large, with the help of short films, documentaries and books; to help this dystopian world, which needs it direly.

Kamla Bhasin

Social scientist, Activist
She has been actively engaged with issues related to development, gender, education, media and others since 1970. Currently, she works with Sangat – A Feminist Network as Adviser and JAGORI, A Women’s Resource and Training Centre and Jagori Rural Charitable Trust as an active member. She is the South Asia Coordinator of One Billion Rising, a global campaign to end violence against women and girls; Co-Chair of the worldwide network Peace Women Across the Globe; and member of South Asians for Human Rights (SAHR). Prior to this, she worked with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations for 27 years. Kamla Bhasin has written extensively on gender, women’s empowerment, participatory and sustainable development, participatory training, media and communication. Most of her books are written for activists and development workers. She has also written a large number of songs and slogans. She is committed to the creation of a peaceful, democratic and pluralist South Asia.

Mithaq Kazimi

Media Producer
Mithaq Kazimi is known for his socially impactful films and multimedia projects. He is the founder of the Dawn Breakers International Film Festival, a Top 25 Social Cause film festival nominee. His most recent works include distribution of "The Gardener", an award-winning film and production of "16 Days in Afghanistan", an acclaimed documentary about Afghanistan post-Taliban. His body of work includes some 20 film and multimedia projects to date. Having founded various start-ups and being nominated for a Social Cause Entrepreneurship prize, he is currently helping launch a global news network for a major Indian media conglomerate.

Onkar Kishan Khullar

Philanthropist, Author, Social Entrepreneur
Popularly known as "Gareebo Ka Steve Jobs" or "Digital Gandhi" started his first company, I Impact India Partners at the age of 21, creating a niche for himself as the youngest Consultant in the Cause Branding & Marketing Industry Internationally. After 3 years he founded a presentation solutions firm called Presentation Ink. He is on the board advisors for various non-profits in India and is the Consulting Director of the UK Based Innovation Firm -Chakraviyuh. He received Pride of India Award 2015 for developing a process called Impact Thinking to help out non-profits around the world. He is well renowned for introducing 5 year Old Philosophy through his book 5 year old Billionaire. He is spearheading India's Social Entrepreneurship Movement amongst the youth called 'Gandhi with a laptop' through his workshops across the nation.

Organizing team


New Delhi, India


New Delhi, India
  • Bittu Chauhan
  • Dhawal chawla
  • Harshita Trikha
  • Ishan Sharma
  • Jatin Dhankhar
  • Jyoti Singh
    Team member
  • Kavish Bhatia
  • Rahul Khowal
    Team member
  • Rupa Bhattacharyya