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Theme: Footprints on the Uncharted

This event occurred on
September 8, 2018
Kharagpur, West Bengal

The theme we decided for our TEDx after pooling many ideas was “Footprints on the uncharted” . Listening to theme once makes listener’s brain to wander different directions, this raises curiosity among the masses. But what is real meaning behind our theme, it directs us towards the places, phases and technology which has not yet been unrevealed by nature and life and directs us, humans to direct our attention towards them. The real meaning actually covers both philosophical as well as technical meaning. This theme also covers to the idea not to follow the trend and to do something which is out of blue and different path that is being blindly followed by the humans. So we can infer that the theme actually refers to discovering of new thing which can be objectified or steps taken to do something unique.

Netaji Auditorium
Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur
Kharagpur, West Bengal, 721302
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Abhinav Anand

Actor - The Viral Fever (TVF)
Abhinav Anand is a writer, actor and director, also known popularly as ‘Bade Miyan’. An enthusiast in the field of Digital Media, Abhinav Anand came into limelight through his work in comedy videos on YouTube. He has been working with popular entertainment channels like Girliyapa, The Screen Patti (TSP) and The Viral Fever (TVF). Abhinav has also made guest appearances in many videos and directed some of the web series like TSP's Bonnet Pe Charcha and TSP's Rabish Ki Report

Ar. Sushant Verma

Design Entrepreneur, Architect & Educator
Sushant Verma is a Design Entrepreneur, Architect, Computational Designer & Educator, currently leading rat[LAB] Studio (Research in Architecture and Technology) that investigates intersections of design, art & technology through architecture, interior design and installations. He holds a Masters Degree in Emergent Technologies & Design from Architectural Association, London and is a former architect at Zaha Hadid Architects, London. He is the founder of rat[LAB] EDUCATION, which is an initiative to spread the idea of computation in design through independently-organized design workshops for profession and academia. With multiple publications, awards and exhibitions at London, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Tokyo, San Francisco, Taipei, New Delhi, Mumbai, he is widely featured internationally for his design and research work. He joined the elite list of TEDx Speakers by speaking at TEDxGurugram on ‘Smart Cities need Smarter Design Education’.

Dr. Benny Prasad

Instrumental Guitarist
Dr. Benny Prasad is an instrumental guitarist from India. He designed the Bentar which is the world's first bongo guitar. He also holds the world record for being the fastest man ever to visit all 195 countries in the world. He has traveled all around the world performing to audiences. He has performed before presidents and parliaments, before the crowds of 2007 military world games, 2006 FIFA world cup and the 2004 Olympic games. Benny Prasad has won world-recognition by designing two guitars – the world's first bongo guitar and a 54 string guitar, the bentar.

Dr. Jagdish Chaturvedi

Medical Device Innovator
Dr. Jagdish Chaturvedi is an ENT surgeon, medical device innovator, author and stand-up comedian. He is also an inventor for affordable medical devices tailored specifically for the Indian population, and has already invented as many as 18 medical devices. At present, he heads clinical innovations at a medical technology company in Bangalore called Innaccel. He is recognized as one of the 35 innovators under the age of 35 by the MIT technology review 2016.He is also the author of the best-selling books "Inventing Medical Devices: A perspective from India" and "The benefits of failing successfully". He is a recognized stand-up comedian popularized by his channel "Jagdish Chaturvedi" on Youtube.

Puja Marwaha

CEO - Child, Rights and You (CRY)
Puja Marwaha is the Chief Executive Officer of CRY - Child Rights and You. A post graduate diploma holder in Human Resources from XISS - Ranchi, she has worked earlier with Citicorp Software. Puja Marwaha specialises in Human Resources Development and made the transition from the corporate to the social sector early in her career. She joined CRY in 1994 to set up the organisation’s Human Resources function. Over the course of her work, Puja has overseen the nurturing of a large number of organizations and people, enabling them to connect at the level of individual belief, to the vision of all rights, for all children.

Shreiya Chowdhary

Creative Technologist
Shreiya Chowdhary (1991, India) is a programmer and creative technologist working out of New Delhi. She comes from a diverse professional background which ranges from marketing to copywriting, transitioning to digital market with a side of sports (having represented the country in Women’s Skeet Shotgun events over the world). Now she explores possibilities with various micro-controllers to create fun yet functional devices out of inanimate objects. With humour and her background in copywriting, she hopes to give life to all insentient entities with the help of programming and embedded electronics.

Organizing team


Kharagpur, India


Kharagpur, India
  • Praneesh Pal
  • Sharayu Dhoke