Technology, Entertainment, Design i.e. TED, a non-profit organisation focused and devoted to organizing conferences across the world. The TED conferences are known for their varied topics and well known speakers quite remarkable in their respective fields. The tagline of TED is “Ideas Worth Spreading”. However, due to their popularity, TED conferences are also organized independently, by Universities, Companies etc. These conferences are scheduled under the name of TEDx. Today we have mustered up a list of some of the most inspiring Indian TEDx speakers.
Founder of ImageBazaar, touted to be the biggest collection of Indian images, a world record holder in photography and a recipient of many awards Star Youth Achiever Award, Young Creative Entrepreneur Award and Pioneer of Tomorrow Award to name a few.
Sandeep Maheshwari is an entrepreneur, a freelance photographer and a motivational speaker.
Dr Devdutt Pattanaik is an Indian Physician who is also a leadership consultant, mythologist and an author. His TedX talks generally revolve around entrepreneurship, Indian myths etc. His most famous TED talk has been The Indian Approach to Business given at the TedxGateway 2013.
Sharanya Haridas is the Founder, C.E.O & Editor-In-Chief of That’s So Gloss!- India’s first ever webzine and online community exclusively for young women . An offshoot of a previous venture, Young Folks Media, it has received international praise for its pioneering media blueprint. She also a writer and is currently working on her second book. She is a undergraduate economics major from IIT Madras and a Ryerson Digital Media Zone International Fellow 2012.
Her TEDx Talk at the TedXYouth@Chennai revolves around the current Indian Generation in Transition.
A London Business School professor and has transitioned across the post among the Board of Directors for 5 Indian Firms. In the TEDxLondonBusinessSchool 2012, he talks about the various challenges the Indian’s new entrepreneurs face and how they are over-coming these challenges by playing their wits.
Former IAS officer and the founder of the Lok Satta movement in India and currently a member of the legislative assembly from the Kukatpally constituency of Andhra Pradesh. He is well known for his role in bringing electoral reforms and the RTI act. His TED talk is about how the youth of India can make a difference to the political scenario of India which is currently trying to thrive on the 19th Century system of Indian Politics.
He tries to answer a question which we often ask ourselves: WHERE DO WE STAND AS A NATION?
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