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Theme: Expanding Horizons

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September 30, 2018
Mumbai, Maharashtra

The theme for the event "Expanding Horizons" shatters the myth of our hardwired psyche thereby bringing an array of ideas to reality. Learning from experiences and challenging the ambit of our thinking abilities, TEDxVileParle aims to encourage people break the cultural and social norms by nurturing free speech and foster liberal thinking through various aspect of one's life.

Vidyanidhi Hall
Vidyanidhi Marg 400049 Mumbai Gulmohar Road, India
Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400049
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Abhishek Thakore

Abhishek is a gold-medal holder from the MBA Program at the coveted IIM-Bangalore. He has mastered a range of methodologies including Appreciative Inquiry, NLP, Integral Theory, process work and Ontological approaches to leadership. He is also a Vipassina meditator, Process-based facilitator and the author of 3 books on personal growth. He brings in over 15 years of experience in facilitation, design and transformational exercises across various sectors and geographies around the world.

Alankrita Khera

We asked her to choose one word best to describe her, she first gave us multiple- “Dreamer. Writer. Traveller. Doodler. Musician. Diver. Animal Lover. Idealist Without Illusions.” but eventually settled on "Dreamer" after a very nicely done deliberation. She says a lot of people refer to her as a 'dreamer', because she tends to think/ideate outside set boundaries without the notion of impossibility, which is very visible when you look at how she's lived. After almost a decade in broadcast media, where she worked with the likes of Times, UTV and Viacom18, Alankrita decided to immerse herself in the non-profit sector - working towards better futures for marginalised children. She is a jury member for the prestigious DMA Asia Echo Awards 2018 and a mentor for The Experience Co., putting her in a very exclusive club of people.

Chinmaya Kulkarni

Chinmaya is the co-founder of Callido Learning, an Education startup that is changing the way students learn. Callido reflects his belief that education must be repurposed towards preparing students for tomorrow’s changing world. At Callido, he has spent more than 3 years defining what such an education looks like and creating a curriculum that delivers that education. Before founding Callido, Chinmaya worked across functions on the energy and automotive industries. In his last role, he coordinated the activities of teams working to develop and commercialize hydrogen fuel cells, supercapacitors, and next generation batteries for electric mobility. As a student at Brown University, he studied biogeochemistry, and was the recipient of multiple scholarships and awards, including a nomination to Sigma Xi, a scientific honor society whose members include over 200 Nobel laureates.

Kishore Mandhyan

He served as Political Director for Peacekeeping, Humanitarian and Human Rights Affairs in the Cabinet of the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon. He advised on a range of portfolios across continents, the International Parliamentary Union, Alliance of Civilizations, Human Security, Anti-Piracy Operations and Peace Building. For twenty years he worked and led UN peace and security operations in conflict zones of the world, as Co-Chair of the United Nations/ Council of Europe Joint Commission’s on Civil Administration, Public Records, and Education and Culture in the UN Transitional Administration for Eastern Slavonia; Head of Civil Affairs in the UN Mission in Bosnia Herzegovina to implement legal, judicial, police and penal reforms following the Dayton Agreement, and various other positions.

Nikit Surve

Leopard researcher, communicator and trend-setter

Shreya Arora

Shreya is a 21 year old graphic designer studying at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. Her work has been exhibited in New Delhi, the London Design Festival, and San Fransisco, (as a part of Indianama 2017), Bikaner House in New Delhi (as a part of Indianama 2018), and the Poster Museum in Wilanow in Poland (as a part of 100xIndependence 2018). Her posters on gun control were part of Ad Age's 2018 campaign, and her recent projects were covered by leading news platforms such as BBC London's 100 Women, Thomson Reuters, CNN, The Hindu, and Indian Express. She was also recently interviewed on BBC Radio (Asian Network's) The Big Debate for the same.

Sudhir Sharma

Sudhir is the founder and Chief Executive of INDI Design, international Brand, Design and Innovation consultancy firm. Sudhir holds a post graduate degree (batch of 1983) from the National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad. A reputed pioneering Design and Business transformation consultant, Sudhir has 3 decades of experience, working in India, traveling extensively in Asia / Europe region and lecturing and speaking in various universities. He sits on the various design, innovation and management Council Boards and Institutions.

Vihang Jumle

Vihang Jumle is a final year student of IT engineering at the University of Mumbai. A Data Analyst and Global Politics enthusiast, he can often be found engrossed in the realms of Macroeconomic, exploring his research interest in Business Cycles. Vihang, an astute goal-oriented mind, believes, follows and preaches in the invincible nature of a well-formed confluence of hard work and experiences. A Nationalist at heart, Vihang sees himself in public service at the front line of India's Governmental set-up in the coming future. He has had the fortune of working at elite organizations like IIM-Indore, Ministry of External Affairs-India, The Reserve Bank of India, etc. in environments ranging from academic research to corporate competition. He has been a part of the Indian Representatives to 8th Model Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM) in conjunction with 13th ASEM Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Yangon & Naypyidaw, Myanmar. He currently works as the Lead Data Analyst and Monitoring & Evaluation officer at Safecity - A global non-profit that works to stop sexual harassment and Gender-based violence in public spaces. Over the past 2 years, he has also been part of a couple research projects with different organizations. An avid admirer of history with a knack for drama, he habitually ornaments himself in a raconteur's attire, merrily describing the purpose of our existence as a quip: "at the end of the day, it's about the story you narrate".

Vipin Sharma

Vipin studied acting at the National School of Drama in New Delhi and then went on to study film at the Canadian Film Centre in Toronto, Canada. After a long hiatus from acting he made a return to his home turf with Taare Zameen Par in which he played one of the lead roles along with Aamir Khan which brought him two nominations for the Best Actor in a Supporting Role from Screen Awards and Cineblitz in India. The film was also India’s official entry to Oscars. Within a short span of time he already has established himself well within Bollywood with truly iconic movies like Gangs of Wasseypur, Shahid (National Award), Paan Singh Tomar (National Award), Dhanak, Raman Raghav, Saheb, Biwi aur Gangster, Yeh Saali Zindagi, John Day, Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana, Raanjhana, Kick, Daasdev and many others.

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