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Theme: Prism of Possibilities

This event occurred on
March 19, 2017
4:00pm - 7:00pm IST
(UTC +5.5hrs)
Kharagpur, West Bengal

In the essence of Ideas Worth Spreading and inspired by the overwhelming response from the audience for the previous 4 editions, TEDxIITKharagpur has come up with its 5th edition on 19th March, 2017. Prepare yourself for an evening filled with exciting and inspirational talks, talks that will motivate to transform your capacities and restrictions to a wide range of spectrum, the spectrum of possibilities!
Come, explore the prism with us at TEDxIITKharagpur.
We are proud to reveal the theme for this year as “PRISM OF POSSIBILITIES”

Kalidas Auditorium
Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur
Kharagpur, West Bengal, 721302
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Devina Kothari

Industrial Designer, Innovator
An Indian Industrial Designer, ‘The Red Dot’ (2014) and ‘I Design’ Award (2014) winner. Most famous for developing and designing a device which can make the delivery of insulin virtually pain free and simpler for diabetics, Devina Kothari has marked her mettle in design innovations in global business. Being an Industrial Designer with experience of over a decade in the fields ranging from Agriculture, Architecture, Automotive, Consumer Goods, and Interior Design to Healthcare, her innovations have been globally recognised and internationally praised. She is a winner of ‘The Red Dot prize’ (2014) for innovative Insulin Delivery System and the 'I Design Award' (2014-2015), for Cornea Care (Ophthalmic Enucleation Kit).

Gaurav Juyal

Artist and host, Walt Disney's Art Attack
A creative artist, he has hosted Walt Disney’s show Art Attack (Aired on Disney Channel) which teaches kids to recycle household waste to create art and craft. He has specialized in Animation Film Design from National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. He is the co-founder of ‘thoughts and bolts’, a team of artists who work with children to develop learning methods.

Irshad Kamil

Bollywood Lyricist and Poet
He is a songster of class. A lyricist having command on all genres and his wordplay smoothly travels the terrains of life, philosophy, romance, patriotism, sensuousness, and Sufism. He has won many awards including Three Filmfares. Having written lyrics for films like Tamasha, Rockstar, Raanjhana & Sultan etc. he is an engrossing litterateur. Also penned his thoughts on paper in his 3 books spread across 3 genres namely drama, critic and poetry. He has steadily made a name for himself in the film industry by dint of his hard work and dedication to his profession. In a rare gesture, Kamil took a token amount of rupee 1 for writing the 'Pink' anthem. He's a lyricist, a writer and now about to make his directional debut.

Ulrike Reinhard

Social activist
Ulrike Reinhard is a publisher, an author and a futurist renowned for being the founder of non-profit organization named Janwaar Castle. Being a native German and having traveled to more than 100 countries over last 20 years, Ulrike found her call from a small village of about thousand people, 7 kilometers from Panna National Tiger Park in Madhya Pradesh.She has been the driving force in bringing about a social change for the upliftment of the villagers, in the region otherwise marred with issues like untouchability, gender inequality, illiteracy, and alcoholism. Her other notable work includes DNAdigital, a initiative in Germany aimed to foster dialogue between the 'Internet Generation' and business leaders regarding the world of work. She has also published Reboot_D - Digital Democracy about the way the internet is shaping and transforming society and politics in Germany.

Organizing team


Kharagpur, India
  • Dhiraj Meshram
  • Gaurav Sahu
  • Himesh Kothari
  • Sai Venkatesh Nistala
  • Sanket Girhe
  • Siddhesh Labdhe