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Theme: Influencing through Soft Power

This event occurred on
December 3, 2022
Bengaluru, Karnataka

TEDxISMEBangalore aims to bring stories of simple ordinary people who made small efforts during tough times, which led to improving the lives of others in a small but significant ways. Bringing you stories of Ordinary people who found ways to better the life of community they lived in, and have been instrumental in changing people’s lives.

TEDxISMEBangalore theme for Dec 3rd, 2022 is Influencing through SoftPower. You are the change you wish to see, we learn the importance of listening to and accepting diverse ideas and voices. Our carefully curated TEDxTalk are a means to use TEDx platform to sensitize the local community to varied points of view and to make communities more open and inclusive to diversity.

The Auditorium, International School of Management Excellence (ISME)
Sy. No. 88,Chembanahalli, Near Dommasandra Circle, Sarjapur Road
Bengaluru, Karnataka, 562125
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Dr. Shekhar Seshadri

Ex-Professor in NIMHANS Bangalore
Dr Shekhar is a child psychiatrist with 40 years of experience in the field of child mental health but his work extends beyond the clinical population, amongst others, to children in institutions, educational spaces and in the context of law, across the country as well as the South Asia region. With a view to enabling access to mental health for the most vulnerable child populations, his special areas of interest in child mental health are childhood trauma, gender and sexuality and life skill education. An artist and musician, he uses a number of creative methodologies in child mental health interventions, including theatre in development approaches. He plays steel string acoustic electric guitar and sings for the Sarjapur Blues Band He is widely quoted by the media for his numerous achievements towards mental health initiatives. He has co-authored 2 books and also has written chapters as a guest author. Widely known for his efforts and contributions to mental health.

Gauthami Jeji

Theatre artist, Spiritual counsellor, and Model
In a world full of trend followers Gauthami Jeji is a true trendsetter, an Instagram influencer- a woman refining standards. Ms.Gauthami Jeji, a student and a successful theatre artist, actor, spiritual counsellor and International Model featured in Lakme Fashion Week- FDCI, and cover page of Cosmopolitan, has channeled her charisma and tenacity to refine beauty standards with diversity and inclusivity. An advocate for equality and safety in the modelling industry, she is paving a path free of all bias for those who may come after her. Ms.Jeji speaks out on the importance of embracing ourselves and being comfortable in our own skin and above all the importance of the whole acceptance of our ourselves.

Ishan Daheriya

Rapper Performer
A graduate of Commerce, Ishan is a singer and performance artist, who creates raps in his mother tongue on the spot. He is a versatile and humble rapper from the green and lush state of Chattisgarh.

R K Misra

Politician, Scholar and Entrepreneur
A name synonymous with change, a beacon of inspiration, Mr R.K. Misra. A renowned politician and scholar, fondly known as Misraji, He is known for his many successful entrepreneurial endeavours and philanthropic efforts. He is the founder of Tenet Technologies, Tenet Telecom and Tenet Holdings as well as the co-founder of YULU, India's largest shared mobility platform. An alumnus of IIT Kanpur and Tokyo University, Mr. Misra now focuses on philanthropy and politics through SAHYOG, a social welfare council providing livelihood opportunities to the poor that he founded in 2005. He is known for his active engagement in state government, central ministries and industry bodies on matters of public policy and economic development.

Vidhya Sivaramakrishnan

Journalist and Editor
People are inspired through stories, stories which are generated from experiences. To bring forward such experiences Ms.Vidhya Sivaramakrishnan works towards bridging the gap between vision and reality. Working as a journalist, she uses her power of speech into communicating the stories from different fields like talent, leadership, work culture, scaling up, inclusion, diversity, and gender balance. Currently working as a deputy editor at Your story media, she uses her creativity into narrating inspiring stories of start-ups and the milestones of their journeys. Using her exceptional communication skills, she inspired and influenced people in matters of stories as well as reality. She truly justifies the phrase- “The true alchemists do not change lead into gold, they change world into words. “

Organizing team


Bengaluru, India

Mini K L

Bengaluru, India
  • Abdul Ahad
  • Hamsini V
    Post production
  • Sourav Kumar Mehta