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Theme: Kaleidoscope

This event occurred on
June 8, 2013
1:00pm - 7:00pm IST
(UTC +5.5hrs)

In its inaugural edition, the TEDxYouth conference strives to bring together spirited people, intriguing concepts and mind-blowing innovations to one platform that is specially aimed at engaging the youth.

As different bits of coloured glass and pebbles come together to weave a beautiful pattern within a kaleidoscope, so do we aspire to bring together some of the most creative ideas, activities and demonstrations to captivate and move our attendees.

The event hopes to foster opinion, highlight the need of varied perspectives and incubate the spirit of pursuing passions against odds, amongst other qualities that coalesce to embody the quirky, yet colourful and alluring essence of youth today.

As we host and curate this unique conference that seeks to reflect, magnify and echo new beliefs and youthful experiences, we invite you have a look through this kaleidoscope and revel in the novelty it has to offer.

Asian School of Business
Event type:
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Speakers may not be confirmed. Check event website for more information.

Pulapre Balakrishnan

An economist trained at the Oxford and Cambridge University, he has served as Country Economist for Ukraine at the World Bank and been consultant to the International Labour Organisation, the Reserve Bank of India and the United Nations Development Program. Currently Professor at the Centre for Development Studies at Thiruvananthapuram, he has for over two decades intervened in the public debate on India's economy via his popular writings.

Ira Trivedi

She is an Indian novelist, yoga teacher, entrepreneur, and speaker. Beginning her career at the age of 19, Ira became one of the first young, female authors to reach the Indian youth. An MBA from Columbia University, Ira writes extensively in both English and Hindi, contributing to publications such as Hindustan Times Brunch, Forbes and Outlook amongst many others. Her latest book, There is No Love on Wall Street was recently featured at the Jaipur Literary Festival.

Suhani Shah

She is an illusionist, psychosomatic counsellor and a powerful hypnotherapist. She is the founder of ‘Suhani Mindcare – Mind nourishing centre’, which believes in a no-drug therapy and makes use of cognitive and hypnotherapy to nurture minds. A person brimming with positivity and confidence, she conducts unique workshops world over, on mind control.

Shefali Kulkarni

She is an academician, teacher and advocate of gender inclusion. An attendee at the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language and Teacher Educator conference, she has presented papers on gender issues that have been published by the British Council and ‘Voices’, a leading network of child advocacy organizations. She writes and speaks about relevant, pressing issues in the domain and believes in the need for change.

Sreevas Sahasranamam

He is currently a Doctoral Student in Strategic Management at the Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode. He has 4 international journal publications to his credit including one at the IEEE Global Humanitarian Technology Conference in Seattle, USA. He also won the 2012 IEEE Humanitarian Technology Student Paper contest amongst many others for his work in the field of technology. The author of ‘Rural electrification using solar power-A model for developing country’ published by Lap Lambert Academic Publishing, Sreevas is an advocate for the future of Solar Energy in the country.

Vasundhara Das

Vasundhara Das is a trained Hindustaani vocalist, songwriter, actress and environmentalist. She is the co-founder of a world-music band 'Arya' which features genres like Jazz, Latin, Pop and Rock. She and has been nominated for many Best Singer awards and is currently working on The Shah Hussain Project which draws inspiration from the 16th century Sufi poetry of Shah Hussain. Her music is a meeting of traditional and contemporary styles, based on the poetry and focused on live performance.

Organizing team


Ahmedabad (Gujarat), India
  • Sristi Gupta
    Lead, Finance
  • Deepak Venkateshwaran
  • Gokul Nair
  • Jimmy Jose
  • Ravi Sankar
  • Anoop Shaji
  • Arvind Vairavan
  • Prakash Matthew
  • Jaswanth Subramanyan
  • Aswathy Menon
  • Vivek George
  • Rohit Jacob
  • Dhanush Harikumar