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Theme: Learning 2.0

This event occurred on
April 3, 2022
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh

Over the last couple of years, the concept of a “new normal” has emerged. Since it looks like the pandemic is here to stay, we have started adjusting our lives to accommodate it. We have had to re-examine our institutions and practices with a more critical lens. We had to rethink our daily actions, relearn new ways to handle situations, and reinvent ourselves.
For example, we realized that medical infrastructure had to be more robust, and could not handle the strain of the pandemic. Medical practitioners nationwide responded with ingenuity and innovation in an attempt to compensate. We saw the true value of scientific research, knowledge, and preparedness. Education systems were reformed, climate change once again came into the limelight, and the long-accepted way of “how things are done” was challenged. And this renaissance of new perspectives extends way beyond the immediate reaches of the pandemic. There has been an unmistakable technological boom that is transforming everything from art to finance. We are riding on a new wave of social justice–challenging gender norms, homophobia, and social inequality. We have started to break norms and choose the road not taken, ushering in new ideas about every sphere of life.
It’s time to re- look at the past and ask ourselves- can we do better? This year’s TEDx event hopes to encapsulate this transformative learning in our lives with stories of unconventional successes, fights against stigma and stereotypes, and radical new technologies. On this note, TEDxIITHyderabad present to you this year’s event with the theme: Learning 2.0.

IIT Hyderabad, Kandi
Sangareddy District
Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, 502285
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Anju Arora

Co-founder of The Period Hub
Anju is the director of The Period Hub, an organisation that works with sustainable menstrual health and hygiene. They strive to eradicate menstrual taboos and provide sustainable, natural, and holistic period care to menstruators.

Chirantana Kar

WASH professional
Chirantana has a Double Masters in Environmental Sciences and Resources. She is a WASH professional and has exclusively worked in implementing developmental projects in Rural areas and Urban Slums. She was selected for the prestigious International Visitor Leadership program(IVLP) for the year 2015 by the US Consulate Hyderabad and represented India in Washington She is also the Co Founder of Period Hub pvt Ltd, a Menstrual Wellness platform.

Leena Haldar

Cancer survivor and emotional wellness coach
Leena is an emotional wellness coach and therapist staying in Mumbai, Maharashtra. She relearnt the mind-body connection after beating cancer and uses her knowledge to coach others through rough patches in their lives. She is a strong advocate of the importance of mental health. She also runs an interior design consultancy firm Rainbow Lightwalkers.

Nupur Agarwal

Co founder of Kiwi Kisan Window
Nupur is the co-founder of KIWI Kisan Window, a fair trade organic food brand that has tie ups with International business in UAE and Europe. She is a social entrepreneur and works towards achieving social equality and development of the society. She also founded the evolve foundation, an ecosystem that provides socio economic benefit to rural india and uplifts environmental and cultural awarness in urban india via various handmade organic products.

Srinivas Prabhu Sangam

Head of HR for Netcracker
Srinivas is the Head of HR for Netcracker, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NEC. He leads all the HR functions for an employee base of over 3500 and growing. In the past, he worked with Corporations like Hewlett Packard, Thomson Reuters, and Polycom, with specific expertise in aligning business strategy with HR interventions, initiatives, and programs. He holds a Master's degree from Ecole de Management, Grenoble, France, with a specific focus on International Business.

Yasaswini Jonnalagadda

Social worker and director of DeepStack Software
Yasaswini is a social worker and the director of DeepStack Software. She launched ‘Project Prisha,’ an initiative aimed at enabling women to set up small-scale businesses such as establishing flour mills, shops, and pushcarts intended to boost self-reliance among women belonging to the disadvantaged end of the socioeconomic spectrum.

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Hyderabad, India