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Theme: Big in the SMALL

This event occurred on
March 23, 2018
Ahmedabad, Gujarat

TEDxIITRAM is being organized independently by IITRAM, on the 23rd March 2018. Our vision to host this event is to induce positive vibes into the minds of people watching the event by bringing together individuals with a creative mindset to share their ideas and expertise, exploring new ideas – which will directly contribute as a small step towards Global progress.

S-201, IITRAM Campus
IITRAM University, Maninagar (East)
Ahmedabad, Gujarat, 380026
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Aditi Raval

Ex Radio Jockey, Entrepreneur
If you don’t build your dreams, somebody will hire you to build theirs. And that is exactly what Ms Aditi Raval, a woman of substance, represents. Aditi Raval, popularly known as RJ Aditi is an ex radio jockey and used to host the evening prime time show. She has also worked as a regional backup music manager, show producer, voice over artist, regional digital media marketing, sound engineer, film reviewer, event planner, on ground activation and ob jock. After eight years of service to the industry, she left the glamorous world of radio to pursue her passion for the world of Digital Media. She is currently working as an independent social media infotainer. She is also running her own private Ltd agency. She is also associated with the Gujarati film industry and first filter of a leading bollywood production house for the regional cinema. She was a creative producer of the film 'Vitamin She'. She is indeed a woman of multiple talents, and is an inspiration to all of us.

Anang Mistry

Business Strategist
Anang Mistry is an enterprising leader with proficiency in formulating, developing and implementing business strategies to ensure attainment of revenue goals and profitable sell-through.He is a performance driven professional with over 18 years of cross cultural experience in optimizing revenue through Brand Management, Marketing and Strategic Planning at Pan India level.

Gauranga Das

Spiritual leader
It is said that spirituality is a brave search for the truth about existence, fearlessly peering into the mysterious nature of life. Such is the endeavour of Gauranga Das, who has been playing a prominent role in promoting the wellbeing of society by teaching the science of Krishna consciousness according to the Bhagavad Gita and other ancient scriptures. Gauranga Das Graduated from IIT Bombay in the year 1993. His interest in Krishna Consciousness dawned right from his college days. He became the first ever Indian to win the United Nations Award for Excellence and Innovation in Sustainable Tourism (UNWTO), by leading his initiative - Goverdhan Eco Village . Currently serving on the Temple Presidential Board of ISKON Chowpatty, Trustee of ISKCON’s GBC College for Leadership Development, Divisional Director of ISKCON Worldwide Devotee Care, Temple Development and Systems Administration and as the Dean of Bhaktivedanta Vidyapitha Research Center, he has mastered the philosophy of life.

Jagdish Chaturvedi

Surgeon, Stand-up Comedian
Dr Jagdish Chaturvedi is a renowned Indian ENT surgeon with commendable achievements as an inventor, author and an established stand-up comedian. He completed his training in ENT surgery from the St. John's Medical College Bangalore and later on advanced as a Stanford India Bio design fellow in 2012 and received formal training for the same from the Stanford University, California, USA. His several breakthroughs include invention of 18 medical devices, each presently under development.His hard work reverted back, as he was prestigiously recognized as one of the 35 Inventors under the age of 35 by MIT technology review in the year 2016 His written achievements comprise of 'Inventing Medical Devices - A perspective from India' and 'The Benefits of Failing Successfully'. His recognition as a clean and established comedian proved his mettle as a versatile personality.

Pulkit Gaur

The genius engineer Mr Pulkit Gaur has been honoured by TED Fellow & MIT’s TR35 Young Innovator 2011. His interest in Electronics, Machine Design and Programming built the foundation of the company Gridbots. He has won many prizes at national as well as international level in both hardware and software in his academic years 2000-2004. For the wellbeing of differently able people, he has developed “Pseudo Retina”, “Samvad” for deaf and dumb, and many more. His interest in Electronics, Machine Design and Programming is evident from his work, some of which include A Programmable hybrid Vehicle, Segment Counting Machine for Rajasthan Udyog, an autonomous Robot “ALIAS” - Indian Version of NASA Spirit rover for Mars, Voice Recognition and Control System, etc. With his creations and innovations, he is contributing majorly in making the world a better place.

Sudhanshu Kaushik

Social worker
The youth is the hope of our future. And working towards the betterment of our future is Mr Sudhanshu Kaushik, who is currently pursuing a Master's degree from the University of Oxford. He has graduated from the NYU where he studied International Relations, Development and Human Rights. He has worked for the Permanent Mission of India to the United Nation. He has started a non-profit, Equality Initiative in 2013, which sends teachers to students in rural areas across India, which has now over 32 teachers and more than 500 students attending classes. He has also worked on human rights issues at the Haryana Human Rights Commission and many more social issues. He was named for two consecutive years on International Literary Association's 30 Under-30 list and Washington Square Park's 2016 Up and Comers. He is also a recipient of a fellowship from the South Asian Journalist Association and has achieved much more throughout his socially devoted career.

Udaybhai Jadav

Simply Human
Meet Udaybhai - The auto-driver who started 'Ahmedabad no Rickshawalo' on 21st October 2010, with the concept of gift-economy in mind based on a different ideology: someone before you has paid for your travel; now you have to pay-it-forward for the subsequent passenger. He fondly calls this concept ‘Pay from your heart’. After every trip he provides the passenger with a self-written greeting envelope in which the passenger places an amount of his/her choice. Inspired from the work of Manav Sadhna – an NGO dedicated to the upliftment of the underprivileged, especially children and his proximity to Padmashri Ishwarbhai Patel. Udaybhai has now purchased another vehicle to address the growing needs of "comfort travel", calling it "Sabarmati no Saarthi". This too will be run on the concept of gift economy. Uday bhai received “Vocational excellence award” from ‘Rotary Club Ahmedabad’. There are number of Documentary film on his astonishing life

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Ahmedabad, India


Ahmedabad, India