About TEDxBANDRA: TEDxBandra conference will host a series of talks that strive to bring a variety of people together and create a platform where local community members can engage, interact and ideate. TEDxBandra will showcase a mix of talks and performances inspired by our theme for the conference. TEDxBandra provides this platform, along with the opportunity to share ideas that will give rise to change. Our hope is that this conference will satiate curious individuals, and will help to inspire, connect and shape a new world.
About TEDx: About TEDx, x = independently organized event the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)
The word ‘CATHARSIS’ is derived from the Greek word, translating to ‘cleansing’ and ‘purification’. Most of the definitions emphasize two essential components of catharsis: the emotional aspect (strong emotional expression) and the cognitive aspect (an insight, a new realization, and a revelation). The expression of catharsis, or the relief we get after expressing our repressed emotions, helps manifest a positive change in our being. Throughout the history of humanity, catharsis was considered to have a strong healing effect and applied in medicine, religion, literature, music, drama and multiple other domains. TEDxBandra 2017 attempted to encourage speakers and listeners to share, and collectively express their catharsis. There are multiple types of catharsis that one can see himself witnessing: catharsis of repressed emotion, of good taste, of amazement, of love, of anger, of inspiration, of fear. This year, we aim to bring out catharsis in some of these parallels. Our array of speakers will talk about their journey, and their catharsis is a multifold manner. Their individual catharsis when they are in the process of doing what they do as their passion, job, or responsibility, and the catharsis experienced by the audience upon witnessing the talk or performance by our speakers.
It is important for this catharsis to be collectively expressed, in order to lead way for positive conscience, and positive affirmations.
Truptraj Pandya - Tabla Player
Gingger Shankar - Virtuoso Violinist
Ankur Warikoo - Entrepreneur
Mahesh Jadhav - Founder, Mahesh Foundation
Gajanan Vasu - Social Rural Entrepreneur
Roland Mascarenhas - Sports Enthusiast, HR Expert
Nikhil Taneja - Teacher
Subarna Ghosh - Health & Rights Activist
Dr. Taru Jindal - Doctor & Reproductive care expert
Sangeetha Chakrapani - Co-Worker Autism
Abhina Aher - Transgender Activist
Dia Mirza - Actress
Anuj Puri - Real Estate Veteran
Krishna Khunti - Wellness Warrior
Solomon Darwin - Father of Smart Villages
Dr. Taru Jindal - Gynaecologist and maternal & child health expert
More speakers to be added soon...
Terms & Conditions
Terms & Conditions
Age limit: 12+.
Once the ticket is purchased it cannot be canceled and there will be no refund.
ID cards will be issued at the event and will enable access to the venue. Please keep your ID card on for the entire event.
Unlawful resale of a ticket would lead to seizure or cancellation of that ticket without refund or other compensation.
Artist line up and speakers may be subject to change and availability. Schedule, session and the breaks are also tentative, they are subject to change as well.
Cell phones must be switched off inside the venue. Avoid movements and maintain silence during the show.
GST collected is paid to the department.
Security procedures, including frisking, remain the right of the management.
Organisers or any of its agent, officers, and employees shall not be responsible for any injury, damage, theft, losses or cost suffered at or as a result of the event of any part of it.
There is no parking at the venue premises. Attendees are requested to use public transport or cab services to reach the venue in time.
Entry or consumption of alcohol and smoking is strictly prohibited in the venue premises.
No dangerous or potentially hazardous objects including but not limited to weapons, knives, guns, fireworks, helmets, laser devices, bottles, musical
instruments will be allowed in the venue and may be ejected with or without the owner of the venue. Outside food and beverages not permitted. Food and beverages in terms of lunch and tea/coffee with snacks will be available inside the event. However, no food or beverage is allowed inside the auditorium.
Rights of admission reserved, even to valid ticket holders. People in an inebriated state may not be allowed entry.
The event is in divided into three-four sessions each session consisting of various talks and performances. No entry will be permitted during a talk or performance. Please take your seats in time.
In order to attend the person must be above 12 years of age on the day of the event.
No Flash Photography or video recording at the venue is permitted, under any circumstances.
Please carry a valid government ID card. Those purchasing student tickets will not be permitted entry unless student IDs are shown at the registration desk.
In case of failure in providing student id, the entry will only be permitted on payment of Rs. 2000/- which is the difference between general pass and student pass.
The organizer and the venue shall not be liable for any difficulties caused by an unauthorized copy or reproduction of this invite.
Internet handling fee per ticket may be levied. Please check your total amount before payment.
Tickets once booked cannot be exchanged or refunded.
We recommend that you arrive at least 20 minutes prior to the venue to pick up your physical tickets.
The event is of not-for-profit nature and the ticket price is being used for event production, hospitality, catering, mandatory event recording and speaker/attendee experience.
The ticket prices are all inclusive of GST.
Below are a few highlights from our past conference
Map & Directions
Map & Directions
Bal Gandharva Rang Mandir St Theresa Rd, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050