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Theme: Connecting the Dots...

This event occurred on
April 12, 2024
9:30am - 6:00pm IST
(UTC +5.5hrs)
Jamshedpur, Jharkhand

At our flagship TEDx event, we delve into the profound concept of "connecting the dots," exploring how seemingly different ideas, experiences, and disciplines intersect to shape our world.
Just as a constellation is formed by connecting individual stars, our lives and society are enriched when we recognize and weave together the threads of knowledge, innovation, and understanding.
From the arts to science, from technology to spirituality, our speakers will illuminate the power and beauty of connecting the dots.
Join us as we embark on a journey of discovery and revelation, uncovering the hidden patterns and possibilities that emerge when we dare to connect the dots.

Russy modi center for Excellence
Jubilee park gate
Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, 831001
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Anirban Chatterjee

Management Consultant
Anirban Chatterjee epitomizes the fusion of professional acumen and a deep reverence for nature. As a seasoned management consultant, Anirban boasts an impressive portfolio of over 75 consulting assignments spanning 23 industries. His expertise in Operational Excellence, Business Transformation, and Change Management across various sectors, including Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Sales, and Organizational Development, underscores his versatility and adaptability in navigating complex business landscapes. Currently serving as a Fractional Chief Transformation Officer, Anirban brings a wealth of experience and strategic insights to the table. Beyond his corporate endeavors, Anirban's profound connection with nature shines through his captivating stories as a wildlife photographer and nature enthusiast. Drawing from his adventures in the wilderness, he shares invaluable lessons learned from the intricate ecosystems and inspiring survival strategies of wildlife.

Arun Rishi

Wellness and Lifestyle expert
Mr. Rishi's journey is nothing short of remarkable. After retiring from business in 1997, he embarked on a path of profound significance by establishing the unique trust, Aayushyamaan Bhav (Live Long). What sets Mr. Rishi apart is his unparalleled commitment to holistic living. He is the only person in the world who has abstained from using everyday items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, tea, coffee, and more, leading to a life free of medicines since 1979. Since 1997, Mr. Rishi has dedicated himself to sharing his wisdom and experiences with others through over 2700 workshops worldwide. These workshops, held at prestigious venues, cover topics ranging from self- management to lifestyle management, inspiring countless individuals to embrace healthier and more fulfilling lives. Mr. Rishi's life exemplifies the essence of self-mastery and spiritual fulfillment. His journey serves as an extraordinary testament to the power of simplicity, discipline, and holistic well-being.

Arun Kumar RS

Mr. Arun Kumar Rayavellore Suryakumar is a maverick entrepreneur with over 23 years of multi-facet experience in the field of sustainable sanitation - along with project management and strategic business development, with a focus on technology as a means to intervene. Arun Rayavellore has worked in India, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, South Africa, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, and has implemented field projects and training programs in sustainable sanitation. An Environmental Engineer by profession, he is presently a PhD researcher at the University of KwaZulu- Natal's WASH R&D Centre in Durban, South Africa.

Dilith Castleton

CSR expert
Dilith Castleton is a visionary leader in the realm of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) with an extensive career spanning over four decades. Renowned for her profound impact and unwavering dedication, Castleton has spearheaded transformative projects across diverse thematic areas, connecting the dots between livelihood and watershed management, environmental conservation, rural development, and community empowerment. With a steadfast commitment to social impact, Dilith Castleton has championed tribal development initiatives, striving to empower marginalized communities and foster inclusive growth. Castleton's outstanding achievements have garnered global recognition, culminating in the prestigious Leading Women in Asia Award bestowed upon her by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development in 2018.

Dr. Kishore Oza

Educationist and Psychologist
With Ph.Ds in four different subjects, Mr. Oza's academic achievements are truly exemplary. His expertise extends to over 20 categories, where he has conducted more than 135 sessions, offering psychological and inspirational insights to diverse audiences. As a seasoned counselor, he has provided guidance to over 1500 psychoanalytical cases, employing methodologies such as Grapho Psycho Physiognomy Analysis, Footwear and Walk Analysis, among others. Beyond academia, Mr. Oza's talents are equally impressive. He is a skilled professional guitarist and drummer, a professor at the Department of Management at Netaji Subhas University, Jharkhand, and an author and co- author of several books and scales. His commitment to the community is evident through his role as a psychological mentor to the Jharkhand State Ball Badminton Association and his advocacy for geriatrics and animal welfare.

Dr. Poornima Dore

Author and Impact leader
Dr. Poornima Dore is a distinguished Economist and Business Leader known for her academic excellence, visionary leadership, and diverse talents. With extensive expertise in driving impactful change across digital transformation, corporate finance, and development finance, Dr. Dore's influence extends as an author and thought leader in Social Finance, with her recent book, 'Regional Economic Diversity,' receiving widespread acclaim for its insightful analysis. She shares her expertise as a faculty member at XLRI, teaching a course on Social Finance. Throughout her career, Dr. Dore has played pivotal roles in shaping organizational strategies, fostering partnerships, and advocating for digital public goods and data-driven governance. With a PhD in Economics from IIT Bombay and a Bachelor's Degree from Lady Shri Ram College,

Himanshu Sheth

Himanshu Sheth is a prominent figure in the academic arena, boasting a rich experience spanning over two decades. His commitment to education is evidenced by his extensive engagement with various educational institutions, including XLRI, XITE, Arka Jain, NSU, JWC, and JCC. As a seasoned professional, Himanshu has conducted numerous sessions, imparting knowledge and expertise to students and professionals alike. In addition to his contributions in academia, Himanshu is also a prolific innovator, holding two patents for green innovative technologies designed for industrial applications. His inventive solutions reflect his dedication to sustainability and environmental consciousness. Himanshu's achievements have garnered recognition from both national and international bodies, highlighting his exemplary contributions to his field. His expertise is widely sought after, as evidenced by his participation as a resource person in numerous seminars and conferences, both within India and abroad.

Kunal Sarangi

Mr. Kunal Sarangi is a multifaceted individual, embodying the roles of an educationist, politician, and a key figure with extensive social connections. His diverse background and wide-ranging experiences make him a valuable addition to the upcoming TEDxBistupur event on April 12th. With his unique perspective and ability to bridge gaps, Mr. Sarangi is poised to connect all the dots for us, shedding light on various aspects of education, politics, and social dynamics. Kunal pursued higher education at the prestigious National Institute of Technology (NIT), Jamshedpur, where he honed his skills and gained invaluable insights. Eager to broaden his horizons further, Kunal embarked on an international academic journey, graduating from the esteemed Lancaster University Management School (LUMS) in the United Kingdom with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree.

Madan Mohanka

Enterpreneur, Author and Technologist
Mr. Madan Mohanka is the Chairman and Executive Director of Tega Industries. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in science (engineering) from Ranchi University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad in the year 1967. In 2023, Narayana Murthy released Mr. Madan Mohanka's biography “I Did What I Had To Do”, the story of his humble beginnings at a pathshala in the outskirts of Jamshedpur to becoming the Chairperson of TEGA, a global leader in manufacturing for the mining and mineral beneficiation industry. Mr. Mohanka is the recipient of several awards including Distinguished alumnus from BIT and IIM-A, ET Bengal Best Corporate Award, EY Entrepreneur of the Year and Times Philanthropy Honour for CSR activities from TOI.

Marwan Abubaker

A foodie, farmer and waste management expert
Marwan Abubaker is a man of many passions—farming, food, animals, and environmentalism—all of which have shaped his diverse career spanning over fifteen years. With experience across agriculture, fish farming, and community services, Marwan's journey took a transformative turn when he discovered his true calling in the developmental sector. In 2009, Marwan joined Radio Active, a community radio station, where he spearheaded various community-based projects. Among his notable contributions are the co-founding of initiatives such as Stray Pals—a project focused on street dog management and welfare in Bangalore—and Waste Management Initiatives, aimed at promoting decentralized waste management in the city. As a founding member of the Solid Waste Management Roundtable (SWMRT) in Bangalore, Marwan played a pivotal role in piloting the first Dry Waste Collection Center in HSR Layout in 2011, laying the groundwork for neighborhood-based waste management solutions.

Nitu Dubey

Nitu Dubey is a self taught, hyperrealistic portrait artist and she specialises in painting human faces and can sketch anyone LIVE within 5 minutes. She started building her brand, Hue Wing, as a teenager and has been successfully running it for 8 years now. She has made more than 1500 paintings and 4000 sketches which are adorning homes of people across the world, in places like Australia, USA, Canada and United Kingdom. She has even made paintings and digital art for some well known personalities.Some of her artworks have widely been shared on social media. She gets invited to LIVE sketch and perform LIVE Art at different states around India and for various brands like Dainik Bhaskar, Birla Cement, Rotaract Club, Tata Motors and Tata Steel. She also teaches hyperrealistic art online to people of ages ranging from 5 to 50. She has recently introduced her brand of Designer Art Notebooks which has received a positive feedback and shown an increase in sales from people worldwide.

Shiv Arora

Public speaker
Shiv Arora, a motivational speaker and corporate trainer, possesses 17 years of invaluable experience in sales and training. His remarkable journey includes mentoring over 70 corporations and brands, positively impacting the lives of 1.5 million individuals. Arora's philosophy centers around the significance of purpose, firmly believing that it amplifies the impact of one's actions. He is committed to guiding individuals in uncovering their greater purpose to attain profound success in life. During his TEDx talk, Shiv will share his transformative journey from supporting his family's shop to discovering his passion for public speaking. Through his narrative, he will delve into how perseverance and self-discovery have reshaped his life trajectory, transitioning from sales to motivational speaking. Together, let's embark on a journey to explore the transformative power of change and purpose on the TEDx stage.

Shubham Khanna

Shubham Khanna embodies the essence of versatility and passion in every aspect of his life. An educator by profession, his journey is marked by remarkable achievements both in academics and sports. As the Jharkhand state topper in the Xavier Aptitude Test and a national-level basketball champion, he seamlessly balances his academic prowess with his athletic endeavors. After earning an MBA from XLRI, Shubham ventured into the corporate world, holding prominent roles as a brand manager in esteemed companies like CIPLA and Astrazeneca. However, his true calling emerged when he transitioned to nurturing and coaching MBA aspirants. As the Director of T.I.M.E Coaching Centre in Jamshedpur, he has left an indelible mark, mentoring over 5000 MBA aspirants, with numerous students securing admissions in the top B-schools in India, including 142 over 99 percentilers in CAT, 8 state toppers, and 14 city toppers.

Surajit Deb

TPM expert, Enterpreneur
Surajit Deb is a versatile professional with a background spanning engineering, entrepreneurship, consultancy, training, and language interpretation. After earning his Mechanical Engineering degree from Jadavpur University in 1991, he gained valuable experience as a Project Engineer at Larsen & Toubro Ltd for five years. Following this, Deb transitioned to his family's manufacturing business, where he played a pivotal role in its growth, transforming it into a leading engineering manufacturing unit in eastern India, specializing in "Make in India" projects. Concurrently, Deb immersed himself in the world of Japanese industry, serving as an interpreter for numerous experts. He assimilated the principles of renowned business excellence methodologies like TPM, TQM, TPS, and 5-S, leveraging his insights to benefit various industries across India over the past twelve years.

Vaibhav B

Wellness expert
Vaibhav B is a dedicated advocate for wellness, having embarked on this journey from a young age. His passion for holistic well-being led him to study Pranic Healing and Yoga, where he acquired profound knowledge and expertise. With a rich experience in teaching, Vaibhav has traveled extensively across India, Israel, and African countries, spreading the benefits of these ancient practices. As an experienced practitioner, Vaibhav has conducted numerous workshops on Pranic Healing and Stress Management, empowering individuals to take control of their physical, mental, and emotional health. His holistic approach has helped countless clients achieve a harmonious balance between health, wealth, and relationships. Vaibhav's dedication to wellness and his ability to positively impact the lives of others make him a valuable asset to the field of holistic health and wellness.

Organizing team


Jamshedpur, India


jamshedpur, India
  • Ayush Kumar Agrawal
  • Harshit Kumar
    Team member