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Theme: Crossroads

This event occurred on
August 12, 2021
Mumbai, Maharashtra

TEDxSIMSREE is proud to promote the objective of Ideas Worth Spreading by bringing people together, sparking conversation, and embracing projects that move the world forward.

A crossroad is supposed to be a location "between worlds". It can represent liminality, which describes the psychological process of transitioning across boundaries and borders. The TedX event aims at highlighting the point at which a crucial decision having far-reaching consequences led to inspirational stories.

Pause and look around today, it's where the crossroads will take you on a new journey tomorrow.

The Fern Goregaon - An Ecotel Hotel | Mumbai
4/277, I.B Patel Road Pahadi Road Village, behind H.P Petrol Pump, Goregaon
Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400063
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Akshita Mudgal

Indian television actress
Akshita Mudgal, is an Indian television actress who gained popularity for her excellent performance in the serial on SabTV named “Bhakarwadi”. Besides that, she has acted in a Kannada film “Ugramm”. Akshita shot a brief sequence in the movie “Mr. X”, in which she got a chance to work alongside Emraan Hashmi. Has done more than 50 episodes of Crime Patrol and a few of CID as well. She was also featured in “Zindagi Wins” (2015), “Moh Ke Dhaage” (2017) and “Mitegi Laxman Rekha” (2018). She played Reva in the serial “Half Marriage”. Akshita was recently seen in a short film “EXIT” that has 4.5 million+ views on YouTube as on today. Although her first appearance on television was as a participant in “Dance India Dance Lil Masters 2”, and since then Akshita has never looked back. Today, this talent has bagged a lead role in a serial “Ishk Par Zor Nahi”, Sony Television prime time show that is well appreciated across the nation. Besides acting, she is also a great dancer.

Amit Jadav

Interior and Spatial Designer
Mr Amit Jadav is a founder of JAD studio as well as co-founder of Studio dxb, a technology-driven studio that delivers a unique ecosystem of interior design solutions. He has successfully completed his education from St. Francis Institute of Art and design & higher degree from the University of Arts London, United Kingdom and has practised in one of the studios in London to understand the quality of project, work, management. Amit is being recognised as one of the Top 50 Designers in India by IGen 2018 & Top & Most Creative Interior Design Firm of the year by National Architecture and Interior Design Excellence Award, 2020. Amit is professionally affiliated with the British Institute of Interior Designers & the Indian Institute of Interior Designers. he’s a part of ‘Habitat for humanity NGO’ when comes to social responsibility.

Ashok Mastie

Popularly known as Human Dynamo, Ashok Mastie created a massive fan following across the globe through his blockbuster hit ‘Khadke Glassy’ which has again touched the hearts of millions through Bollywood in its recent movie Jabariya Jodi starring Sidharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra.

Cel Amade

Results Strategist
Cel Amade is a Results Strategist with a track record of successfully facilitating and guiding University students, graduates and young professionals in challenging times to recognise their strengths and take inspired action to continue achieving outstanding results. She is committed to helping young adults feel empowered to design their own world. Cel has delivered in-person and virtual workshops in over 25 countries and amassed over +525,000 views on YouTube in the last year. Her strengths as a Results Strategist have allowed her to collaborate with UK Higher Educators, BAME Ambassadors, Graduate Employers, Leaders and CEOs from the property, automotive and fashion retail industries; international associations including Enterprise Nation & more.

Dipti Bharwani

Body Positive Activist and an Entrepreneur
Started Modelling as one of India's Plus Size Models and walked for Lakme Fashion Week for the late designer Wendell Roadrigs for aLL Plus size Store in 2017 Is a Body Positive Activist and Influencer Has been featured in many newspaper articles and online articles on Body Positive fashion, modelling and more. Some prominent articles have been featured in newspapers are Femina India, Deccan Chronicle, Asian Age- Mumbai the Age, Lokhsatta Mumbai, Times of India and Creative Source and Vogue India Started her own Designer Label in the year 2013 under the name Dipti Bharwani - The Label, specialise in Indian Prete and Bridal wear She launched her plus-size brand Dipti Bharwani-Larger Than L in August 2020 In early 2020 she did a Fashion show celebrating Philanthropy with organizers of the CWAT app and EcoMo honouring Acid Attack Survivors LGBTAQ community and Celebrities

Hitendra Kapopara

Designer, Stylist & Producer
Born and Raised in Ahmedabad to learning fashion in the same city, 'Once a Gujarati, Always a Gujarati' has been the chief belief of Hitendra's life. Starting from scratch in the big city of dreams to currently be amongst the leaders of fashion with innumerable accolades, it's been a journey plus 20 years.

Karan Sawhney

Ex Professional football player in the Indian Super League
Ex Professional football player in the Indian Super League English Expert On Star Sports for the Indian Super league Commentator On Star Sports for - World Cup qualifiers -Asian Champions league -Indian Super League Co-Founder The Tribe India

Kinshuk Vaidya

Indian Television actor
Kinshuk Vaidya is an Indian Television actor known for playing the role of 'Arjuna' in Star Plus's TV serial “Karn Sangini”, and 'Sanju' in “Shaka Laka Boom Boom”.

Nayandeep Rakshit

Film Journalist
Suffering from verbal diarrhoea since childhood, it was no surprise for Nayandeep's family when he decided to pursue journalism and became a talk show host, over a medical career. Unlike other Indian families, they stood by him and it's their support that pushed him to achieve greater heights. Starting off with a kids newspaper at the age of 15, to shifting to Mumbai at the age of 22 to build on his dreams, a now 29-year-old Nayan is the curator of several celebrity talk shows. After a 5 year-long stint as a print journalist, he took to video shoots at 27 and was the face and mind behind several chat shows and he is now the Business & Content Head at Bollywood Bubble. While many still question and shame him for the way he talks and walks, he is super proud of having the sensitive feminine touch - after all, that's what makes him more like his mother - the superwoman of his life. Because there's only one thing he stands for and wants to spread: kind journalism and kindness, in general.

Nimesh Mehta

Director & Country Head
Nimesh has more than 21 years of experience in industries ranging from Consumer Durables, NBFC, Equities, Asset Management & Financial Services. He is an Author of an International Bestseller book on Amazon titled “Sales Booster.” He has been invited as a speaker in Industry forums on topics ranging from Sales, Leadership, Productivity & Customer service He has conducted Sales training for MNC Bank and domestic wealth management firm employees. His articles got published in London business journal and different newspapers in India He was invited to be the “Guest of Honour” at Thought Leadership Summit & Awards on 23rd August 2019 His interview by Dr Himanshu Mehta in the Mirror - Wisdom Reflected series on youtube was coined “The Phoenix Man – Rising from the Ashes.” He was the faculty of the first-ever sales training program created for the financial sector along with education partner AIWMI (Association of International Wealth Management of India)

Quaiser Khalid IPS

Commissioner of Police Railways Mumbai
Quaiser Khalid is an officer of the Indian Police Service, serving as the Commissioner of Police, Railways, Mumbai. He is a 1997 batch IPS officer having wide experience in law and order management, crime control, anti-insurgency operations, mega city policing, traffic management, Human Resource Management, etc He has been trained in India and abroad especially at Charles Stuart University, Australia and University College of London. He is a noted Public Speaker and has taken many sessions on Motivation, Career Counselling, Security, Police Work, Etc. He is also a poet of Urdu and Hindi languages. He has written two anthologies of Urdu poetry, consisting of ghazals and nazms, and is the recipient of the Maharashtra State Urdu Sahitya Academy Award.

Sneha Desai

Dancer and software developer
Sneha Desai is born and brought up in the USA for 10 years and then she moved to India. She was introduced to the world of “dance” at the age of 4. Her mom was her first dance teacher ever. She taught her an Indian Marathi folk dance. After which she was introduced to two Indian dance styles Bharatnatyam and Garba. She moved to Pune, India from Portland, Oregon from the USA when she was 10 years old because she wanted to be closer to her grandparents. After a couple of her dance videos going viral, her social media started growing and she was able to share the art and passion for dance with a wider audience. Her youtube channel has over 300K subscribers on which she mostly shares her dance videos and tutorials.

Vaidehi Nair

Child Artist
Vaidehi Nair is an Indian child artist and model. She is known for the TV show RadhaKrishn, Tantra and Brahmarakshas 2. She started her career as a child artist in the acting industry and has been active since 2016. Her father is an army officer, her mother a therapist, and she started her career at the tender age of 6. She has worked for various TV commercials, movies, a documentary as well.

Organizing team


Mumbai, India
  • A More Entertainment
  • pqM Marketing
  • Soulflower India