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TEDxBangaloreWomen 2016

Fri, 28 Oct 2016 4:00PM - 9:00PM
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In planning for TEDxBangaloreWomen 2016, they asked their community: What matters to you now? And in emails and comments and even drawings from TEDxWomen organizers and our network of longtime attendees, one powerful theme emerged: time.
Time is personal. They all have the same amount of time 24 hours a day and yet most of us feel we never have enough.
Even with today's latest inventions, technology, science, we can't make time or stop time or can we?
Come explore time zones, time travel, time outs and times together. They will explore the conventions and challenges of time.
They will ask the hard questions. Because isn't it about time:

  • To find long-term solutions to climate change, poverty, immigration, violence, race, gender and economic inequities?
  • To lead for different outcomes?
  • To challenge our 'time-saving' technologies?
  • To pay full attention and be fully present for ourselves as well as others?

In our evening together in Bangalore, we will hear talks that offer up ideas, stories, solutions.

The tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.
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About the speakers

About the speakers

Ahalya Matthan

Applying a boundless resource (poultry waste) to the persistent problem of renewable energy, Anela Arifi and Ilda Ismaili created a furnace to produce high-quality biodiesel.

Ahalya Matthan is one of the best recognised perfumers in the country having worked with several brands to build recognizable fragrance profiles for them. A deep interest in fragrances led her to acquire a Masters Degree in Perfumery Science and Technology from the prestigious ISIPCA, after spending her childhood years among the perfume vats of her family’s incense stick business.

As someone who celebrates stories and the impact they have through fragrances, it came as a natural extension to use sarees to tell the stories that are relevant to India through the #100sareepact. Having run the course of the pact, it became evident that the stories that remained yet untold and were hard to hear were indeed the tales of those who brought sarees to life.

The true story of the saree and its journey into our wardrobes remains one that is mentioned in hushed voices. In an initiative to make all saree stories relevant, The Registry of Sarees was founded with textile expert Kausalya Sathyakumar and business strategist Apoorva Sadanand. The objective is to bridge the gap between weavers and saree enthusiasts extending the scope of narration of India’s stories. The Registry of Sarees believes in the importance of retaining the diversity of our country by keeping these.

Deepa Narasimhan

Deepa has been a phenomenal change agent in the society by advocating disability rights and gender equity in various capacities. She has been instrumental in the launching of DERG (Disability Empowerment Resource Group) India network to create an environment of equality in the workplace.

She is member of various D&I Forum and is a proactive accessibility evangelist. She wishes to contribute towards building a disabled-friendly society in India – and she wishes to help in building a similar policies as in developed countries like the US.

Veena Sethuraman 

She is a learning and development specialist working in a Fortune 100 organization by profession and a psychotherapist by passion.

Outside of her work hours, you will find her working towards increasing awareness about mental health issues or working with the LGBTQ community to make their voices heard.

She likes to observe human behaviours and explore the art and science behind it. She has experiences with trollers and cyber bullies in social media and she surprisingly enjoys responding to them.

Soundarya Jayachandran

Born from the likes of Indian and Western music, 22 year old Soundarya Jayachandran's music can be associated with bluesy rock, pop and soul.

She has a professional certificate in vocal performance from A.R.Rahman’s music school. Soundarya has been writing and composing her own music since the age of 15.

She went on and recorded a single called "I Don't Need Nobody" in collaboration with Qyuki – an initiative by Shekar Kapoor and A.R.Rahman that promotes artists, musicians, photography etc. She was also a finalist in India’s first English singing reality show called “The Stage” on VH1 and Colors Infinity along the likes of Vishal Dadlani, Ehsaan Noorani, Monica Dogra and Devraj Sanyal. Soundarya was also the youngest panelist on the international entrepreneurial meet “SURGE” held annually in Europe and Bangalore in 2016 and one of the 9 Youth Ambassadors for AUDI INDIA.


Map & Directions

Map & Directions
Sky Deck at VR Bengaluru ITPL Main Rd, Devasandra Industrial Estate, Krishnarajapura, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560048, India
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