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Theme: CTRL+Z

This event occurred on
July 24, 2021
Bangalore, Karnataka

Ctrl+Z, It’s almost magical, just a swift little maneuver to undo your last move.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like if life had an undo option?
What if we could go back in time and undo mistakes of the past on an individual level or even as a society?
What if we could unlearn deep rooted ideas and thoughts and relearn newer relevant ones?
Imagine how effortless it would be for us to adapt with the times.

Come explore the magic of Ctrl + Z at this years edition of TEDxMVJCE.

MVJ College of Engineering
Near ITPB, Whitefield
Bangalore, Karnataka, 560067
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Aishwarya Pissay

The first-ever Indian athlete to win a world title in motorsport on motorcycles, Aishwarya Pissay is a force to reckon with. She found her passion for racing at the young age of 18, and what started off as a hobby soon turned into a full-fledged career and she is now a professional motorcycle racer. Winning 6 National titles in Road Racing and Rally Championship, Aishwarya is also proudly remembered as the first Indian woman to compete in the Baja Aragon World Rally in Spain held in 2018. She received the TiE Young Achiever of the Year award in 2016 and the Outstanding Women in Motorsports Award by FMSCI in 2016 and 2017. Aishwarya also received the Sports Women of the Year Award by Autotruck Magazine. She graduated from the Apex Racing Academy in 2016 and California Superbike School in 2017. TVS Racing signed Aishwarya Pissay on board as a factory racer, and she went on to win the Indian National Rally Championship in 2018. She is an adventure seeker who loves to unwind by hanging out in nature with her adorable dog Teddy. Aishwarya’s numerous achievements at such a young age is a testament to her grit and resilience, and she continues to inspire thousands of people through her story.

Arati Sunawala

Writer Performer
As the Founder and Director of Tarantismo Creative Dance Company, Arati has conceptualized and choreographed 9 original dance dramas with themes ranging from the empowerment of women to challenging the role of belief systems in the 21st century. Intensely passionate about sharing her love for the performing arts, Arati has taught thousands of students both nationally and internationally. She was invited to Italy to teach at ProDanza Italia and her work has been showcased at the Asia Global Belly Dance Festival in Singapore. Arati has directed 14 stage musicals both for children and adults. Her rendition of Girish Karnard’s Naga-Mandala won her the Best Director, Best Production and Best Play awards at the Thespo Theatre Festival in Mumbai. Arati firmly believes that stories bind our species together and that the arts are an essential stimuli for survival.

Arun Prabhu

The creator of the revolutionary 'SOLO:01' design (The tiniest portable house), 23-year-old Arun Prabhu merged his travel plans with his home, inventing a unique design— a house detachable from the back of an auto rickshaw. He is a design and research consultant for multiple renowned brands and was deemed the Hindustan Times Influential Icon 30 under 30. Driven by the passion to signify the impact of architecture in everyday lives, he desires to create designs for end users facing space and budgetary constraints, with his unique architecture projects, such as the ChaiGaadi (World's tiniest tea stall). He strives to spread awareness about the possibility of small scale architecture in India with the SOLO:01 design. He was recently awarded "The most promising and innovative architecture and design firm of the year 2021" for his devotion to extensive work in conceptual and experimental design. The core verticals of architecture, art and communication design pushes him to expand his work over multiple cross domains related to architecture. Steered by a sharp vision to impact lives positively and as a creator himself, he looks forward to instilling confidence and igniting young minds.

Kathy Walkling

Co-founder of Eco Femme - Kathy Walkling runs a women-led social enterprise that not only creates environmental and social change, but by mending taboos, she is also an exponent for healthy, dignified, affordable and eco-friendly menstrual practices. Having moved to the international community of Auroville in Tamil Nadu, India in 1997 from Australia, her concern for the planet and her passion for feminity ascended into the founding of Eco Femme in 2010. Kathy extends her virtue beyond menstrual products and is a staunch advocate for empowerment built upon non-judgemental, culturally responsive and accurate education while promoting critical thinking - in a nutshell, "informed choice". She supports individual personal transformation and reconnection with oneself, one another and the environment. Kathy cherishes spending time in the wild and simply "being". She chooses to look within to reflect, question and embrace never-ending learning.

Krishna Nacha

Business Leader
Krishna Nacha is a seasoned C-suite leader with extensive experience in the Business & Technology Services industry. As the Head of Global Business Services & Enterprise Transformation at Wipro Limited, Krishna leads a 15,000+ team across 22 countries and is at the forefront of creating and delivering transformative “Run” and “Change” solutions to Clients globally. Krishna brings 25+ years of cross geography experience and a proven track record of implementing and scaling-up organizational growth models. He started his career in the Consumer Products space with stints in Sales, Brand management and Supply chain. He has driven many successful go-to-market strategies with a unique ability to visualize sunrise opportunities and design innovative solutions. His strategic perspective in the field of Operations & Technology makes him a sought-after thought leader.

Rajani Paranjpe

Fondly known as Rajani Tai, Prof. Rajani Paranjpe is a professional social worker who has devoted a major portion of her life to educating lesser privileged children. As an educator, she is determined to enrich lives and introduce education to families that are unaware of its benefits, this being her driving force for founding The Door Step School in 1987 to help the underprivileged. Her unique venture consists of innovative approaches like community libraries, networking & nurturing schemes, and School on Wheels which have helped keep kids in schools without having to literally do so. Today the organization has over 950 members and has reached out to over 1 million learners. She understands the role parents and other corporations play in education and encourages a more realistic approach. Rajani Paranjpe has a Master's in Social Work and is a retired professor, having taught subjects like Indian Social Problems and International Social Welfare. She has held posts at both the College of Social Work, Mumbai and the Shikoku Christian University, Japan with a teaching experience of more than 20 years.

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Bangalore, India