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Theme: The strength of a grain of sand

This event occurred on
June 2, 2018
Mysuru, Karnataka

TEDxGokulam is a licensed event from the global non-profit TED, whose commitment to providing a platform for ‘ideas worth spreading’ has ignited global thought processes for three decades now.

Driven by the same passion, TEDxGokulam, the first ever area based TEDx event in the history of Mysore city, is crafting an evening that will spark conversation and debate, inspire ideas and opportunities, and upturn convention with a range of talks that reflect originality of thought, courage and action.

Radisson Blu Plaza Mysore
1, MG Road, Agrahara, Chamrajpura
Mysuru, Karnataka, 570010
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Adarsh Sudindra

"Adarsh is the Founder and CEO of EnhanzED Education, an EdTech Start Up based out of Mysuru, India. Adarsh has over 10 years of experience in Education Technology, and building Digital Education Products. He has a Masters Degree in Cloud Computing from University of Illinois - Urbana Champaign. He went on to Head the Operations of a Global Education Company in Boston, USA. Recently, he moved back to Mysuru to pursue his entrepreneurial dreams. At EnhanzED, Adarsh is leading a team of passionate EdTech Enthusiasts to build Innovative Digital products for the Next Generation Learners"

Aishwarya Sunaad

Student Entrepreneur, Writer
At 20, she holds the position of Managing Director at Artville, an organic brand now in the crucial stages of rebranding and restructuring to meet the challenges of early stage start- ups in the current economy and the demands of the consumer market, while also being the Founder and Chief Content Developer at Wordsworth, a corporate content writing consultancy that develops business content for individuals and businesses. Aishwarya’s interests span the fields of Economics with emphasis on Behavioral Economics, Management Studies and Branding for new age businesses. She is also a writer, enjoys classical dance, reading and fine cinema.

Amy Mehta

Amy is a student currently pursuing her career in flying and photography. She hopes to incorporate them as tools to work with children in the future.

Anup Bhandari

A software engineer-turned-filmmaker Anup Bhandari wrote and directed his debut project RangiTaranga in 2015 which went on to receive critical acclaim world over. With the movie being one of the most successful Kannada movies, it won several accolades including the Filmfare Award for Best Film. Anup who also composed music for the movie, won the IFA Utsavam Awards for Best Music Director and Best Lyrics along with the Filmfare Award for Best Director. He is associated with the bilingual movies Rajaratha and Rajaratham in Kannada and Telugu respectively. Anup represents the transcendental power of cinema to impact the conception and perception of art, culture and story telling.

Audrey Deepika Maben

Educator and an Aviator
Audrey Deepika Maben is a mother, an educator and an aviator. Declared All India Best Glider Pilot, she is India' s first woman microlight flying instructor who set a record in the Air Race India 2003. She is also India’s first woman motor glider pilot. Audrey is the founder of Mysore 's First Cambridge International School, and recently received a nomination to circumnavigate the earth with her daughter Amy. Born into a family of hobby pilots

Charles Ma

Charles Ma's artistic soujourn for knowledge led him to some of India's finest gurus like Guru Smt. Poornima Ashok, Guru. Smt. Priyadarsini Govind, Guru. Shri Sajilal Narayan, Guru Dr. Ranjani Ganesan Ramesh. His individuality, a distinct style that is linear with masculine elegance and a flair for Abhinaya set him apart. After a hiatus from active dancing he makes a comeback as soloist, choreographer, teacher and nattuvannar. He has been an INK fellow and spoke at The TED worldwide auditions in Bangalore, has performed extensively has received commendable reviews. He was chosen as one of India Today's young achievers in Bangalore in 2011. He also is a print model and has worked in television. He is a motivational speaker and inspires young people across the country. Some of the platforms he has been invited to speak have been the Ink Summits, Ted, TED X series, the Volvo Leadership summit, Ink Salons, NID, Christ college art workshops, Seminars etc. He is constantly attempting to find a modern sensibility to the traditional art form of Bharatanatyam. He is doing research on vintage pieces of music dance and techniques.Teaching is his passion second only to dance. He teaches young dancers at his school 'Adishakti'. Some of his students have done their Arangetrams under his guidance and some now work with reputed dance companies. He believes that art and spirituality are Inevetibly born from the source. That they are not dualities but the same Entity.

Nagendra M S

Nagendra Kashyap is a para-rifle shooter credited with a number of gold medals along with being a senior official at BEML, Mysore with expertise in the design and manufacturing of earth moving equipments and defence related products. Following a train accident in 2017 in which he lost both his legs, he took to rifle shooting just 5 months post the accident. He serves as a symbol of inspiration, determination and grit. The journey of his quick recovery and his reinvention as a sportsman par excellence goes to show the miracles a strong will power is capable of.

Ponnamma MN

Ms. Ponnamma MN, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Manèyapanda P Nanjappa, is the Principal, MICA - Mysore Institute of Commerce and Arts, Mysuru. She is a teacher by passion and fabric. With her firm belief in philosophies such as End is the new beginning , Mind over Matter ... she firmly believes in the strength of a grain of sand and is convinced that one can bring about progressive changes single handedly and need not wait for a helping hand always. With her ability to perceive things as they are she believes that ....The Sun doesn't rise in the East. She stresses on the idea of Relevant upbringing, Need for value based systems and society... She believes that Our children are the citizens of the world. One should bring them up to be a successful citizen and not bind them with blind affection.... Human beings are born strong but brought up wrong. ....are some of her loud thoughts.

Praveen Bhargav

Praveen Bhargav co-founded Wildlife First, an advocacy organization, which he represented on National Board for Wildlife, chaired by the Prime Minister of India. He has also served on various Government expert committees. He was nominated for the Environmental Leaders Forum hosted by Columbia University, New York and invited to the International Visitor Leadership Program by the US State Department. He is the recipient of the Sanctuary Wildlife Service Award, the Esso Honour for Tiger Conservation and featured in the Times of India list of 25 future leaders.

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Mysuru, India


Mysuru, India