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TEDx SarjapuraRoad

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 11:00AM - 4:30PM
Wipro SJP1 Canteen , Bangalore
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In the spirit of ideas worth spreading TED has created a mission called TEDx. Where x = independently organized TED event.The urge of the program is to give the individuals, communities and organization a stage to speak the unspoken and to stimulate their dialogue and create a spark of deep conversation and connections, Through live TED Talks video and presenters. It is a planned and individually coordinated event, under a free license granted by TED.


"I cannot say whether things will get better if we change; what I can say is they must change if they are to get better". -Georg C. Lichtenberg

Delta here symbolizes change, in today’s society the pace of change is immensely faster, and it will continue to accelerate. A closer meaning of change, it is inevitable and has correspondingly impacted our lives, for who we are today, and also which acts as a game changer in our life. So, we are here with an agenda to showcase the audience as in how the changes in everyone’s life stories has created happiness and brought them closer to their dreams.

On TEDx SarajapuraRoad, we would be honored to hear the stories that have impacted your lives, and which has given a new meaning to your life. And we would warmly welcome you on board to share your thoughts with us.

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What is TED?

What is TED?

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia. TED’s media initiatives include, where new TED Talks are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established the annual TED Prize, where exceptional individuals with a wish to change the world get help translating their wishes into action; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.


The concept of TEDx

The concept of TEDx

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxSarjapuraRoad, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxSarjapuraRoad event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.


Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions
  1. This is an invite only Event and the attendee at all times would adhere to the norms of the event and the organizer.
  2. Smoking is strictly prohibited within the event venue.
  3. TEDxSarjapuraRoad reserves the right to frisk attendees before the start of the event.
  4. Consumption of Alcohol or any intoxication drug is prohibited. If found under influence TEDxSarjapuraRoad Reserve the right to cancel the ticket.
  5. This is a non-refundable and non-transferable ticket.
  6. Camera, camcorder and any recording device are not permitted inside the Venue during the talk.
  7. Exit doors would remain closed during the talk.
  8. Absurd behavior of any kind would lead to cancellation of the ticket and amount would not refundable.
  9. In case situations where TEDxSarjapuraRoad has no control such a strikes, bandh. The ticket price would not be refundable.



Franklin Joseph, also known as Guru-ji and Dr. Safety by his close associates, is a specialist in Combat Sciences and Safety Empowerment and the  CEO of the Indian Institute of Special Tactics and Combat Science. Mr. Joseph is one of the few people who know and recognize crime for what it is- a dynamic, ever changing plague on the society. He came to the conclusion that the only way to balance the crime was to turn the solution into something dynamic. His main focus is to empower women so that they are well prepared to face any ordeal, be it at home or outside. He uses psychological tactics to understand the mindset of the oppressor and deal with them accordingly.


The three C’s that Bryan’s life revolves around- Connection, conversation, and celebration- are essentially what he lives for.It doesn’t matter where he gets it from- through music, travel, or random conversations with strangers (which are his favorite). He is someone who would define his perfect life as a union between music and travel. Bryan is a person who always trusts his instincts, staying open-minded and traveling mostly without a proper plan. His planned adventures, on the rare occasion of them happening, the plan is almost always tossed aside in place of unexpected twists that popped up during his travels that teach him about life’s truths, and unravel rich and new perspectives. He has learned to hone his instincts, engage himself with new people and that sometimes the most unexpected course in life can be the best one, all from the roads he has taken in his life, both literal and metaphorical.


Shubh Mukherjee has a bachelor's in engineering and now follows his passion of acting and filmmaking. Armed with 10 years of experience in the film and entertainment industry, he has worked on projects like Tare Zameen Par, Dhoom 2 and the national award winning film, Amu, as a part of his training program. Born in Delhi and brought up in Goa, he moved to Mumbai in 2007, soon after which he wrote the screenplay and played the lead in the movie ‘Aasma’, which released in 2008. Shubh also runs a production company, Ipix Movies, which produces large scale international music videos, commercials anḍ films, besides documenting large scale international weddings. The company has now ventured into producing independent content under the banner of Ipix Indies, which is also being distributed globally. Shubh’s first independent direction venture, Shakal Pe Mat Ja, came out only a few years after he moved to Mumbai. It premiered at the South Asian International Film Festival in New York, and also launched Honey Singh into Bollywood music. One of Shubh’s upcoming films as a producer is ‘Aayi Bala Ko Taal Tu’, starring Rishi Kapoor and Shilpa Shukla and written by the writer of one of India’s most loved films- Rang De Basanti.


Dr. Dheeraj Mehrotra is an Academic Evangelist at Next Education India- a firm that offers learning solutions to students across K-12. He has had over 27 years of experience as an academician, along with having an expertise in implementing various successful learning programs such as TQM, Six Sigma, 5S, Kaizen, Experiential Learning and NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) in Academics. He has also published over 45 books as a National Teacher Awardee and has trained over 6000 Teachers Globally on Classroom Management, NLP, Quality Management and Six Sigma in Academics. Recently, he was recognized by the LIMCA Book of Records and INDIA Book of records for developing a maximum number of Education Applications for the Google Play Store in India.


Jyotsana Aggarwal, fondly known to her friends as Jo, is the creator of Wyse, a mental health AI coach that offers evidence-based self-management support through anonymous and empathetic conversations. Besides that, she has been the Managing Director of Pearson Learning Solutions in the UK and a part of
the founding team of Silatech, a non-profit organization which is focused on youth empowerment in sensitive zones in the Arab world. She has worked on projects (mostly based on mobile employability) that are responsible for connecting over a million young adults in the conflict-ridden Arab world. She has won Silver at the Stevie Awards, as well as the Global Telecom Business Innovation Award in 2013, for the same. Another credit to her name is that of recognition by the e- Learning Center in the UK, as one of the top three global thought leaders in education technology. Jo is also a part of the Board of Rubanbridge, a Trustee of the Rural Edge Trust, and an advisor to employability start-ups, Edureka and Aspiring Minds. She has also served as an expert advisor to McKinsey and Co and National Skills Development Council. Jo holds a bachelor’s degree in technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow.


C. Pallavi Rao Narvekar, known to friends and fans as Pallo, is a radio professional, with 24 years of experience behind her. At first glance, she will seem to be like any other radio jockey, but like everyone, she has her own story of struggle too. And what a story that is. Being passionate about radio, she worked with Radio Mirchi for a good 20 years. Her vocal skills were, of course, the most important skill set she possessed as a radio jockey. So when she was diagnosed with a rare auto-immune disorder, her career and life took a heavy blow. But she did not, even for a moment, let her condition (Myasthenia gravis) overpower her. She came out so strong that she survived cancer not once, but thrice. That was eleven years ago. Today, she is an avid blogger, author, and a motivational speaker. She is also the current Group Head CSR at Radio Mirchi. Her journey as described by her, is nothing short of a Bollywood blockbuster. When asked about her experiences, she had just one thing to say- "Never underestimate the power of the mind. One it makes up its mind, nothing can stop the change".


Manisha Bhatia is an individual of many talents. Her multi-dimensional experiences in content developing and marketing, besides her persona as an artist, have molded her into a celebrated and well-respected woman in and around the city. She is a management graduate who decided to pursue her passion for art in distinctly creative ventures, that were soon to be her trademark. She has an impressive base of admirers through her blogs, poetry recitations and all the stories and articles she has published along with the way. She has so vividly left her mark on poetry sessions and festivals that she has received a special mention for them.
Manisha is best known for her poetry compositions in the initial stages of her as a poet, one of which is ‘Vaapsi’, featured in the famous ‘Life Nama’ anthology. He debuts novel, ‘When My Father Cried’, was released in 2016, which deals with the emotional connections between a father and his daughter. It can be accurately described as a colorful perception of an author’s soulful heart, beautifully depicted on paper.
When she isn’t doing what she does best, which is writing, she divides her time between her hobbies (painting and philanthropy) and her parents.


Mayank Solanki- It is not an easy feat to stand at the platform Mayank Solanki has reached at the young of 24. An alumnus of the school of Inspired Leadership Gurgaon, he is part of a niche of youth who have actually been active in various national as well as international initiatives and a part of several companies and start-ups at the same time.
He is known for leading by example, co-founding his first social enterprise Yuva Ignited Minds, at the early age of 18. Yuva has 650+ youth dedicated to raising social responsibility in young minds. Its biggest project so far, No Litter by Me has impacted 52,000 children across 66 schools in Banglore.
Among his outstanding achievements, he was the youngest panelist and the only Indian in the world’s top 25 speakers in the Global Q&A on world Character Day, and a life time honorary member of the Church Street Traders Association, of which he played a crucial role in setting up. And these are only a few of his many, many other achievements.
In his words, his purpose in life is to make the world a better place Through my thoughts, words, and actions.


Krishnarao Jaisim is an architect who draws his inspiration from the likes of architectural greats like Buckminster Fuller, Koenigsberger and Geoffrey Bawa. Passionate in his field, he started his tryst with building eco-friendly projects nearly forty years ago, and today has awards such as the International Gold Star Millennium Award (2007) and the Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Performance in the field of Architecture (2007) to his name. He started an architectural practice in 1970 under the name “Jaisim-Fountainhead”, inspired by Ayn Rand’s novel, ‘The Fountainhead’. The firm’s philosophy to be committed to the earth and creating structures that are iconoclastic, individualistic, and eco-friendly has won them laurels at the National Competition for the Cochin Stadia, and other notable projects like the ‘TAJ Fisherman’s Cove’ and the ‘Small Industries Pavilion’. From 1975-1980, Jaisim-Fountainhead spread overseas, dabbling not just in constructing buildings, but other areas such as the import and distribution of materials, scheduled contracts and a stone crusher and fabrication unit. He returned to India in 1980 and settled in Bangalore. His challenge is to empower people to become agents of change in society by becoming the reference for sustainable habitat in India.


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