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Theme: Beginnings !

This event occurred on
January 28, 2012
12:00am - 12:00am IST
(UTC +5.5hrs)

‘The universe around us is constantly reshaping & continuously rediscovering itself.’

The nature of the human soul demands that we must not ignore or belittle the beauty of knowledge, but on the contrary, we shall exploit and utilize it in order to awaken genuine interest through which knowledge can, in fact spread.

TEDxJaipur aims to be a conference where artists delight, scientists teach, writers inspire, innovators encourage thinking and incredible people ennoble their fellow human beings. Let everyone foster the spirit of interconnectedness & belonging to a community. At TEDxJaipur we don’t aim to be a place of profound or deep exploration of any individual subject, but to develop interest for real truth and understanding. We want people to walk into an unseen sphere of inventions, challenged phenomenon, mind boggling ideas & persuasive arguments. Where this interest has taken root, the search for deeper understanding develops and follows by itself, as naturally as a spring gives birth to life.

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Emanuele Nicosia

Emanuele Nicosia is an automobile designer from Italy. He worked at Pininfarina for many years, designing the Jaguar XJS Spyder in 1979 and working on the Ferrari 288 GTO and Testarossa. Later, he worked on the interior design of the Lamborghini Diablo and Bugatti EB110. Nicosia works also on motorbikes project collaborating with Oralengineering of Mr. Forghieri for racing motorbikes. In 2000 he developed a concept for a SUB (Sport Utility Bike) based on Moto Guzzi 750 engine which was introduced at 2000 Bologna Motor Show. Presently he is also Professor at [[DYPDC Center for Automotive Research and Studies, start running his Beestudio design branch office in Pune. |DYP-DC]] in Pune, India. He went to RCA, London for specializing in design

Maroof Raza

Maroof Raza is currently the Consultant cum Strategic Affairs Expert for a leading Indian English language Television channel TimesNow; on which, apart from his appearances on news debates, he has anchored and presented a 20 part series on the Indian armed forces, titled ‘Line of Duty’. An episode from this series, on the Siachin Glacier won an Award in the military documentary section at the Film Festival in Rome in 2005 (Photo with the Award is displayed here). This tv series has entered the “Limca Book of Records” as India’s first military reality show. Maroof Raza has written editorials for all the leading newspapers of India, and has lectured extensively in India and abroad on India’s security concerns. He has also authored several articles, essays and books

Georgie Pope

Georgie Pope is an internationally acclaimed harpist who also performs with various local folk artists in India as her work to blend western classical music with India Classical Music. Currently performing with the group Sound Travels, Georgie features regularly in the Rajasthan International Folk Festival.

Dr. Shefali Tsabary

Shefali Tsabary, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist with a private practice in New York. She received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Columbia University, New York. As she was exposed to Eastern teachings at an early age, her specialty is in the integration of this Eastern philosophy and Western psychology. It is this blend of East and West that allows her to reach a global audience, and establishes her as one of a kind in the field of mindfulness psychology. Dr. Shefali has worked with a varied demographic; from survivors of the Tsunami to women from economically disadvantaged countries; from inner city youth to suburban families and corporate leaders. In addition to her private practice, Dr. Shefali conducts regular workshops on Mindful Living and Conscious Parenting around the world.

Nithya Shanti

Nithya Shanti is a spiritual teacher, educator and writer committed to supporting those who wish to awaken their natural wisdom. He is an MBA from XLRI Jamshedpur who left a career in corporate strategy to follow his dream of living as a Buddhist monk. For many years he lived and practiced in the remote forest monasteries of South East Asia. He shares timeless teachings, and practical wisdom for making everyday the happiest day of our lives. His vision is awakening a conscious planetary culture based on wisdom and joy. 

Myshkin Ingawale

Myshkin is co-founder and CEO of Biosense Technologies. In the past, he has worked at Mckinsey & Company as a business consultant. He has also been a researcher at MIT as part of the team that conceptualized and built the Copenhagen Wheel, demoed at the United Nations Climate Summit '09. Myshkin holds a PhD in Management Information Systems from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta and a B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Bhopal.

Lalit Das

Lalit Kumar Das pioneered Industrial Design education at IIT Delhi. He has developed a programme that is an excellent blend of design sensitivities and industrial propensities. Very many of his students have distinguished themselves at National & International Design competitions. Lalit has wide-ranging deep probing interests in design and man’s innate potential to design. He has worked and designed products for the office, home, industry. He has designed for the differently enabled like children with cerebral palsy and others who are orthopedically handicapped. He has also designed educational and research equipment. He has worked with artisans and has conceptualized distant education for artisans under the banner of IGNOU.

Dileep Ranjekar

Dileep Ranjekar, the Chief Executive Officer of Azim Premji Foundation, is a science Graduate and has a Post Graduate Diploma of Business Management as well as Master’s degree in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai. He was appointed from campus by Wipro and became the Corporate Executive Vice President Human Resources. In addition to the Human Resources function, he also provided leadership to several functions such as human resource development, quality, brand, facilities and communication for the entire Wipro Corporation.

Sudarshan Banerjee

Head - Ignite Mudra. Sudarshan as EVP & Head of Ignite Mudra will spearhead Mudra Group’s specialist agency that caters to the complete brand building needs of entrepreneurs across geographies. Before taking up this role, Sudarshan has been a Vice-President with Mudra India for the last 2 years, leading the new business agenda in the Mudra West operation. He has also been responsible for the Mudra Group’s foray into the Social Media space by actively evangelizing the new wave.

Srijan Pal Singh

Srijan is an officer on Special Duty & Advisor to Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam. He is an IIMA alumnus and has worked for Boston Consulting Group in the past. Srijan is working towards a sustainable and growth oriented implementation for PURA in order to bring about a transformation in the rural Bharat.

Sunetra Choudhury

Sunetra Choudhury started her career with The Indian Express in 1999. She was heading the city team by 2002 when she was seduced by news television. She was part of the launch team of Star News and then moved to NDTV in 2003. Since then, Sunetra has been an anchor and reporter and a newspaper columnist covering everything from natural disasters to man-made ones, crime, investigations and politics. She lives in New Delhi with her husband and son.

Alyque Padamsee

A man of many talents – Alyque Padamsee is also known as the Ad Guru of India. He is responsible for revolutionizing the Indian advertising scene. However, since theater was always his passion, he has a long and fruitful association with the stage, both English and Marathi. Padamsee revealed that Ayn Rand has had an influential role in his life, and that after Shakespeare, he considers Rand`s works to be his favorite. This legendary theater personality has also played Muhammad Ali Jinnah in the film Gandhi. A creator of many memorable projects in the arena of theatre and advertising, he started his stage performances, while he was very young. As a stage director, Alyque Padamsee has created legends such as `Evita`, which launched the stage career of Sharon Prabhakar; `Tughlaq`, `A Streetcar named Desire`and `Kabaret`, which brought Shiamak Davar to fame. Besides these productions, Alyque Padamsee has acted and directed numerous stage productions that have won worldwide acclaim. He has been conferred the Lifetime Achievement award by the Sangeet Natak Academy. Being an advertising genius, Alyque has many successful campaigns to his credit, which have now gone to become great brands. Some of them include Liril, MRF, Timex, Monte carlo, Kitply and Kamasutra. However, his most memorable character is of Lalitaji (Surf), who became a household name. He is also the only Indian to be voted into the international Cleo Hall of Fame- the Oscars of the World of Advertising. He has been conferred the Padmashree for his contribution to the Indian ad industry. He has to his credit several international awards. In 1999, he also published his autobiography `A Double Life` which is now a best seller.

David Wittenberg

An exceptionally versatile business leader with over 30 years of consulting, training, management and entrepreneurial experience, David brings global best practices in the discipline of innovation to leading Indian and multi-national corporations. The author of The Executive’s Guide to Innovation (Cresthaven, 2008), David is an alumnus of one of the world’s leading innovation labs, the Advanced Concepts and Technology group at Pitney Bowes, a Fortune 500 office technology corporation. Prior to establishing The Innovation Workgroup, David worked as an independent management consultant for such firms as American Express, AT&T, Kelly Services, Philip Morris, Standard & Poor’s and UPS. A highly-rated speaker, he has lectured on innovation, marketing, strategy, entrepreneurship and salesmanship. In addition to his consulting work, David is a published songwriter and an inventor with two patents to his credit.

Josefina Mendoza dela Cruz

Governor Josefina Mendoza dela Cruz of the province of Bulacan, Philippines, is the political counterpart of a career executive who made it to the top by passing and excelling in every step. Her political experiences span 21 years: she was elected number 1 and the youngest councilor of Bocaue at the age 21, she assumed as Vice-Mayor of Bocaue at age 23, she was elected youngest Board Member of Bulacan in 1998 at age 29, she was the first woman to be elected Vice-Governor of Bulacan in 1992, she was re-elected Vice-Governor of Bulacan in May 1995. She assumed the governorship on February 9, 1998 and was elected as first Lady Governor of Bulacan on May 11, 1998 with an astounding 345,000 votes. In May 14, 2000, she was once again re-elected for her second term as Governor garnering an overwhelming 95% of the votes cast. She brought with her 21 years of experience in local governance, backed by solid educational background in Management Engineering (Cum Laude, Ateneo de Manila University, 1980) and Psychology (Magna Cum Laude, Ateneo de Manila University, 1981).

Organizing team


Jaipur/New Delhi, India
  • R C Maheshwari
  • Hemlata Joshi
    Design & Communication
  • Zoya Wahi
    Design & Communication
  • Johny Jose
  • Nitij Singh
    Strategic Relations
  • Rishabh Gupta
    Strategic Relations