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Theme: Making Center Stage

This event occurred on
April 21, 2013
12:00pm - 7:00pm IST
(UTC +5.5hrs)
Bhubaneswar, Orissa

TEDxMasterCanteenSquare is a humble effort of a group of college students to build an ecosystem around them where people realize the power the ‘all mighty idea’ and are also willing to share it with others. As we realize that it is this attitude of sharing, learning and working on ideas that makes us the most special and dominant creature on this planet, we also realize that this attitude is slowly dying in this self-centred society. So through the master medium of TED, this is our attempt to make Master Canteen Square the epicentre of powerful ideas which will hopefully create its tremors as far as they can.

The License Holder for the event is Arya Chakrabarty who is also the Head Organizer and Curator of the event.

Sponsors -
Main Sponsor - State Bank of Hyderabad

Attendees - 100

Hotel Suryansh
Bhubaneswar, Orissa, 751024
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Akram Feroze

The Cycle Natak, an story of a young man traveling across India on a cycle learning life and performing theater on various social issues in villages. He works in villages as labor, fisherman, farmer, teacher to earn whatever he can and sustain himself, as of now having traveled 7000kms by cycle and 20,000kms hitchhiking across India.

Harsh Snehanshu

Author | Entrepreneur
Harsh Snehanshu is the author of four books, including the bestselling Kanav-Tanya trilogy and the recently released 'Because Shit Happened: What NOT to do in a start-up', which traces the story of a failed start-up. Harsh, an IIT-D alumni and a former entrepreneur, has taken the path of the road and has been solo traveling across entire India for the past one year, working on his fifth book that is based on his travels. He's been selected as a Young India Fellow for the coming year.

Joy Bhattacharjya

Advisor - Kolkata Knight Riders
Joy Bhattacharjya is an adviser with the Kolkata Knight Riders and been a part of the IPL journey since the first auction in 2008. He has conducted quizzes for the likes of Hindustan Times, Business Today and most top educational institutions. He designed the award winning game show, Super Selector while at ESPN Star Sports.

Padmini Rout

Chess Grandmaster
19 year old Chess Woman Grandmaster from Odisha, India. World Under-14 Girls' Chess Champion. She has won 5 Asian and 4 National Championships.

Rachit Pandey

Tech Entrepreneur
An entrepreneur, innovator and mentor. This Biju Patnaik University of Technology alumnus has previously worked for Robotic Wares Pvt. Ltd. as Chief Mistake Officer, he was a learner at Kyrion Digital Securities and at JK Paper Mills. Today he is mentor at value resume, the CEO at and Founder & CEO of Adenium Tech Services.

Shadab Hassan

School Director
Director of H H High School, Brambe as well as the Director of Speak. This BIT Mesra and St. Xavier’s’, Ranchi alumni is a much respected young social entrepreneur. His school provides free education to poor and orphaned children. IIM Ranchi is one of the many institutes that have partnered with him in his endeavor. He believes that in social work there are no competitors only colleagues.

Sujit Mohapatra

Founder, Bakul Foundation
Founder-Secretary of Bakul Foundation. He is an alumnus of Delhi University, Hyderabad University and Utkal University. Bakul foundation is a romantic effort to explore what can happen when common people like us can come up with little contributions. Bakul is a movement for volunteerism in India starting with the state of Odisha.

Organizing team


Bhubaneswar, India


Bhubaneswar, India
  • Utsav Banerjee
  • Bauddheya Baliarsingh
  • Ronit Nayak
  • Karrn Banga
    Technical Team
  • Aditya Ghosh
    Technical Team
  • Saurav Ghosh
  • Sreejit Bakshi
    Speaker Acquisition
  • Ankita Nallana
    Social Media - Communications
  • Meghana Guthula
  • Satyashiva Das
  • Dushyant Panda
  • Sourish Sinha
  • Anshumaan Bhadra