TEDxYouth@OIS 2018 proudly presents our theme this year: Everglow. Last year, our theme encouraged breaking barriers—the “glass ceiling”—and achieving somethings beyond the limits we had set for ourselves. Everglow, on a similar note, is meant to signify the ability of an individual to stand out from the crowd. It is meant to signify the ability of an individual to make an impact on the world. It is meant to signify the ability of an individual to shine. Everglow is about illuminating the darkness, finding your truth, discovering something new. We wish to showcase a collection of individuals who exhibit this quality, as we believe such individuals are the change makers in our society; and we want to inspire the youth of today to become these “change makers”. We all have the brilliance to everglow, should we choose to embrace it.
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Dr. Sukant Khurana
ScientistA new-technology tool developer, a visiting professor in Lucknow, writer of many articles and books about neuroscience, and a chief scientific officer of a data science company - Dr. Sukant Khurana is a man of many wonders. His passion for neuroscience, drug-discovery, computation, artificial intelligence, and data science has helped provide solutions to problems we have been facing for decades. With an interdisciplinary Ph.D. training i both neuroscience from UT Austin, and collaborative mathematics work with Curant Center of NYU, Dr. Khurana is just opening up the scope of all these fields and their role in the progress of mankind. Having given several TEDx talks in the past, he now comes to TEDxYouth@OIS 2018 to discuss yet another problem that we can solve together - Autism.
Dr. Swati Lodha
AuthorDr. Swati Lodha is a woman of many talents, with a passion for creativity and innovation. She’s written a range of book such as “Don’t Raise Your Children, Raise Yourself” and “Why Women are What They Are”, which have all been best sellers. With a Doctorate in Women Entrepreneurship, she has taken many more roles such as a Director at Aditya Institute of Management Studies and Research, and Dean, Faculty of Management Studies at JNU. She has received many prestigious awards including KITO (2017), Rashtriya Rajbhasha Puraskar (2002), and the Bharat Gaurav Award (2016). She has also been a mentor to people of all ages, and her latest venture - “LIFE LEMONADE” - is targeted at providing corporate training workshops across India for Behaviour Design, Digital Leadership, Leadership Camp; Motivation, Life Transformation, Women Empowerment and Parenting. A prime example of selflessness and innovative thinking, Dr. Swati Lodha will be speaking about her journey and teachings!
Investor, Serial Entrepreneur, Motivational SpeakerAt just 22 years old, Evan Luthra, a technology based millionaire, has revolutionized technology as we know it. Having started his journey of curating, building, and designing/redesigning apps as an adolescent, he is now recognized for his innovation and creativity all over the world, and has made a name for himself in the world of Startups. From the age of 16, he has been giving talks in several respected events and organizations, such as Tedx, United Nations, Google, and San Francisco University. His company, 'EL group international' delivers apps and tech solutions to major fortune 500 companies. He is an accredited Angel Investor and invests in a variety of products and businesses through his Startup Studio and otherwise. He is a major social influencer, and through his tech solutions, he aims to raise $3 billion for charity. His innovative nature has led to him becoming a serial entrepreneur and investor in the global market.
Child Actor16-year old Partho Gupte, student of Oberoi International School, is an award-winning actor-filmmaker, a published poet, a MUN enthusiast and an amateur musician. Several of his poems, including Jasmine Stung, Loneliness, Me V/s Mom have been published in international anthologies and have won prizes in poetry competitions. His performance in ‘Stanley Ka Dabba’ won him the National Award, the highest honour given by the president of India to cine-artists, along with the Best Actor at Schlingel Film Festival, Germany, from over 122 films worldwide and several popular awards including the Screen, Filmfare and Big Star Entertainer Award. His first documentary film, ‘Pigeonhood’ has been selected at over 12 international festivals, winning recognition at Providence Film Festival, Wellington Film Festival, USA, Zoom Film Festival, Slovenia, Accolade Global Film Festival etc. He is currently shooting his second film, ‘Jasmine Stung’ on child street workers.
Executive Director - ConceptPooja Choudhari is an incredibly multi-talented woman who has a knack and passion for entrepreneurship. She is the executive director at Concept PR where she heads the sports, lifestyle and entertainment business. She has also co-founded not one, not two, but three separate companies - Fortytwo Bookz Galaxy, Sportz Network Pvt Ltd, & Zzebra. She specialises in communication and media, and all her media companies have a wide reputation for being "India's leading media brand covering the business of sports" and winning awards such as the "Most Promising Agency of the Year 2008". Pooja Choudhari will be speaking about the importance of communication in today's dynamic social media world, here at TEDxYouth@OIS 2018!
Social EntrepreneurWhat started out as a small volunteering project turned into so much for Sachi Maniar, who started Project Ashiyana in 2013. In the years since, she has worked to help and improve the lives of all the children at Umkerhadi children’s home, to help them learn, grow, and realise their full potential despite the conditions they have found themselves in.
DJAfter playing the piano for 6 years and the drums for 2 years, he decided it was time to take things to the next level. Combining his interests in dance music with his passion for playing instruments, he began experimenting with music production and disk jockeying. Over this two-year adventure, he has honed his skills, received international recognition, developed a strong network of music professionals and performed at numerous events for hundreds of people. From being an afraid teenager to collaborating with artists from America, Sweden and more, music has not only help him discover the path he wants to follow but also shaped him as a person. Acknowledged by platforms such as the Amsterdam Dance Event, labels such as Spinnin Records and artists such as Deorro, he is all set to pursue a career typically looked down upon by a lot of cultures.
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