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TEDx Gurgaon shares the same passion as TED. Our goal is to bring "Ideas worth sharing" to our community - and ignite discussions. This will give birth to new remarkable journeys.
This independent event is operated under license from TED. Join in for a day full of insights, connections and new ideas.
WHAT IS 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 TEDxGurgaon, where x=independently organized TED event. At our TEDxGurgaon 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. This independent TEDx event is operated under license from TED.
Chief Learning Officer for the Wipro group, Abhijit is a man of many interests and talents.
He is on the advisory board of Wharton’s prestigious program for Chief Learning Officers that is run by the Univ of Pennsylvania. Abhijit has illustrated several books and is an accomplished cartoonist. He loves theatre and has acted in plays staged in India, Kuala Lumpur and US. While in US he hosted a popular radio show – Movie Magic, about classic Hindi movies and film music. Even in India, he was a popular voice on All India Radio where he read the news in English and acted in a number of radio plays and hosted music based shows.
Abhijit has published two works of fiction with HarperCollins – “Mediocre But Arrogant” and “Married But Available”.
Aditi Rao is a writer, educator, and dreamer. Passionate about peace education and working with young people, especially teenagers, Aditi has worked extensively in the youth development and social change arenas, be it with Pravah in New Delhi, SEDEPAC and the Musculo Secreto in Mexico, or the Student Press Initiative at Columbia Teachers’ College and The Possibility Project in New York. Aditi has published essays with InfochangeIndia and other online publications, and poems in the Boiler Journal, Muse India, Cha: An Asian Literary Journal, Four Quarters Magazine, and Qarrtsiluni. Her story “Face to Face: Transforming Conflict in South Asia” was recently published in the Peace Portal’s book People Building Peace 2.0, and “I can bear it” is forthcoming in the the Earth Charter’s book Images of Connection. Aditi has twice been longlisted for the TFA Creative Writing in English award, and she is one of the winners of the 2012 “Encountering Poetry” contest organized by Cha, and the winner of the 2011 Srinivas Rayaprol Prize for Poetry.
Aditi currently resides in New Delhi, where she works as a consultant for non-profit organizations in the field of education for peace, facilitates creative and research writing workshops, and carves out time for her twin passions of poetry and pottery. She holds a Masters’ of Fine Arts in Writing from Sarah Lawrence College (New York) and a Bachelors’ in Liberal Arts from Soka University of America.
Jayesh Sachdev, is the Founder/Creative Director of Emblem, a contemporary Art & Design studio. His enterprising dynamicism saw him being acknowledged and credited as British Council Recipient for the Top 5 Young Arts Entrepreneurs in India, 2008. Sachdev holds the National Record for having painted India’s largest concept artwork, a new-media artwork 40ftx40ft through a never before initiated ‘Tyre-Art’ concept.
Jayesh has held several exhibitions through New York to Singapore. His works are with private collectors across the globe including French Royalty and Bollywood icons. He has showcased his works alongside Original works of legendary Raja Ravi Verma and has the distinction of having works featured at Cannes and Pune International Film Festivals. He is also the finalist of the Tiger Translate India Arts Awards and Crow Bar Asia Advertising Awards.
He is currently working on his paintings for a show in New York, a solo show in India and his two new Life Style and Fashion labels, Quirk Box and Stuck with Stupid.
Abhinandan Chatterjee is a stroyteller. His forte lies in his ability to get people to learn through participation, thought and action! “Learning is not compulsory, neither is change, nor is survival”, is his idea to enable learning for grown-ups. He has been assisting learners for over seven years and comes with an excellent understanding of participant behavior and adult learning best-practices. His background in business studies, psychology and psychometric testing helps him make people learn, grow and challenge what they have been doing for years. His interventions, workshops and keynotes are based around Leadership, Problem solving, Creativity, Negotiation, Coaching, Communication, Time, Stress and Customer management to name a few. Abhinandan’s clientele is spread across industries with over 40 clients like Mc Kinsey & Company, US Embassy, Hindustan Times, etc. He is based out of Gurgaon, India where he lives with his wife, Prerna. He is a regular blogger @ www.abhinandanchatterjee.com, a poet, an adventure sports enthusiast and loves to eat, tweet and meet people.