PCTE Ludhiana
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Theme: TEDxPCTE Ludhiana

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April 6, 2024
Ludhiana, Punjab

TEDxPCTE Ludhiana presents an immersive event showcasing a lineup of compelling talks and authentic narratives under the theme 'Above and Beyond 2.0'.

Crimson Hall Campus 2 PCTE Group of Institutes Ludhiana
PCTE Group of Institutes Ferozepur Road Baddowal Ludhiana 142021
Ludhiana, Punjab, 142021
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Anand Suspi

Author Half Pants Full Pants
An MBA Graduate from TAPMI, Anand Suspi has been an advertising writer for over 25 years. He spent a large part of his career in Lowe Lintas, and was the Creative Head of Lowe Delhi from 2008-2011. He now runs his own advertising agency called And And Brand Partners based in Gurgaon. In 2016, he published his childhood autobiography called `Half Pants Full Pants’. It received critical acclaim with several readers comparing it to Malgudi Days. The book was adapted into a web series and released on Prime Video in 2022. It has been one of the most loved shows in recent times, with an 8.5 rating on IMDb. In 2019, he discovered the magic of rap music. He now spends most of his spare time diving deeper into new artistes and songs. As a tribute to rap legends, he memorises songs and sings along while driving, with each full song needing over 400-700 attempts. He’s clearly going through a mid-life crisis.

Anupriya Chowdhary

Corporate Trainer & Coach
With a decade of working in Human Resources across various industries, Anupriya brings a unique and open-minded perspective on career growth and personal happiness. Her experience is further enriched by her time as a freelance International Admissions Counselor and a top parenting blogger in the country. As a Certified Career Analyst and Coach, she has empowered professionals, entrepreneurs, and influencers to craft compelling Personal Stories.

B Abel Learwelliejr

Student, PCTE
B. Abel Learwellie, Jr. is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication and Journalism at the PCTE Group Of Institutes. He is a compassionate and highly skilled social worker with seven years of dedicated experience in youth peace building and conflict resolution, camp counselor services, and substantial work with children and youth in camp, school, and recreational environments. Demonstrates exceptional leadership and communication abilities, cultivating positive and inclusive atmospheres for campers. Strategically designs and executes impactful camp programs, workshops, and projects, fostering collaborative teamwork. Establishes valuable networks and maintains exemplary public relations, infusing enthusiasm, energy, and creativity into engaging camp activities. Currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication and Journalism at the PCTE Group Of Institutes in Ludhiana, Punjab, India.

Desire Williams

Student, PCTE
Meet Desire, a Malawian student pursuing Computer Science Engineering at PCTE Institute Of Engineering and Technology. He's a creative at heart with about 5 years of graphic design experience. Stories hold a special place in his heart, and design empowers him to not only tell his own but also help others visually communicate theirs.

Lokesh Nathany

Founder, My Innings
Mr.Lokesh Nathany, a born storyteller, draws from his humble roots in Hindmotor, Calcutta, to inspire others with tales of dreams, perseverance, and resilience. With 25 years in finance, including roles at HDFC and ICICI Prudential, he now dedicates his energy to crafting champion sales teams and motivating individuals through workshops and talks, impacting over 100 clients in seven years

Namrita Chandi

Retd. Wing Commander
Namrita Chandi, Wing Commander (Retd.) is an esteemed Indian Air Force Helicopter Pilot, Aviation Expert, Motivational Speaker, Leadership and Corporate Trainer, Success Coach and Author with 28 years of extensive aviation experience, including operations in high-altitude terrains like the Siachen Glacier. Globally recognized for being the First Woman Pilot to fly in the Siachen Glacier and landing at the highest ALG, Namrita is also a passionate motivational speaker, success mentor, coach, and author of "Unseen Wings," inspiring readers to pursue their dreams relentlessly.

Navneet Kaur & Manpriya Makhni

Founders, Caked India
Manpriya Makhni is a trained filmmaker with a bachelors in philosophy from Hindu College, Delhi University. She is a self-taught baker/cake designer. She opened a European Indian fusion café in Chandigarh before fine tuning her vision for Caked. Navneet Kaur is Masters in Computer Applications from Indraprastha University, Delhi. Her natural knack for sales is what made her the co-founder for Caked. While they run Caked with a mission to somehow empower women from smaller cities and rural area, they are breaking every taboo and acing their life as a QUEER COUPLE.

Phupu Augustinus Tikoe

Student, PCTE
Phupu Augustinus Tikoe is a student and musician currently pursuing his BBA at PCTE Group of Institutes. Born in Mohale's Hoek and raised in the capital of Lesotho, Maseru - he's gained an array of experience throughout his journey which has shaped his global and business-minded mentality. Having lived in countries such as South Africa, China and India he expresses his all encompassing lessons and ideas throughout his catalogue of music and now in the form of public speaking. Currently working towards building a formidable musical brand under the alias 'AJFawdySeven', the future looks quite interesting for the young global citizen.

Praveen Wadalkar

CEO, Speak & Grow
Praveen Wadalkar an entrepreneur, and CEO of Speak & Grow, making a global impact on over 40,000 students. He's also the co-founder of Techizer, authored 3 books, and received recognition from The Economic Times and IFAH.Notably, he was a quarter-finalist in the 2020 World Champion of Public Speaking and is a certified mountaineer by HMI

Saakshar Duggal

Actor, AI Law Expert
Saakshar Duggal is a leading Artificial Intelligence Law Expert and author. He delivers keynote speeches on Al, Data Protection Law, and Cybersecurity at renowned platforms like the United Nations Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. As a practicing Advocate in the Delhi High Court and Advisor Academic Outreach of Cyberlaw University, he merges legal expertise with technological innovation, shaping the future of legal discourse and education

Sunanda Banerjee

Founder CoEmerge
Dr. Sunanda, founder of Comerge, utilizes 14 years of experience to enhance organizational growth through tailored learning interventions. She emphasizes behavioral and cognitive development, believing in disruptive change and karma, guiding her journey as a change-maker driven by merit and intellect.

Surbhi Datta

Students, PCTE
Surbhi is currently pursuing her MBA at Punjab College of Technical Education. She is an aspiring Data Analyst and business strategist. Her passion lies in exploring the realms of International Affairs/Geopolitics, where she delves deep into understanding global dynamics and their impact on business strategies. Additionally, she is an avid traveler, always seeking new experiences and cultural insights from around the world.

Tanya Malhotra

Cancer Warrior, Founder TanyaMalhotra Label
A resilient cancer survivor, embodies strength and inspiration. As an Instagram influencer, she shares her journey and spreads positivity. Additionally, she's a successful entrepreneur, owning a clothing brand that reflects her vibrant spirit. Through her ventures, Tanya empowers others to embrace life's challenges with grace and determination.

Organizing team


Ludhiana, India


  • Chaksh Sharma
  • Gurleen Kaur
  • Nancy Khanna
  • Shamita Arora
    Team member
  • Shubhika Batra
    Team member