TEDx IIM Kozhikode

TEDx IIM Kozhikode

 

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About The Event

TEDx IIM Kozhikode will be held at Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode (Kerala, India) on 9th July 2011. It would be the first IIM to host a TEDx event.

TED is owned by a not-for-profit foundation whose mission is simply to spread good ideas to the world. Much of the content ends up being offered free online. TED is also home of the famous TED Prize, which grants its winners a wish to change the world.

Speakers: Dr. Kiran Bedi, Dr. Palash Sen, Dr. Satinath Sarangi, Nitin Gupta, Rahul Easwar

TEDx IIM Kozhikode would also include a show by Euphoria Band headed by Dr. Palash Sen.

Confirmed Speakers

(The list gets bigger! Next update on Speakers by 1st April)

Dr. Kiran Bedi 

Kiran Bedi, Ph.D, is India’s first and highest ranking (retired in 2007) woman officer who joined the Indian Police Service in 1972. Her experience and expertise include more than 35 years of tough, innovative and welfare policing. She has worked with the United Nations as the Police Advisor to the Secretary General, in the Department of Peace Keeping Operations. She has represented India at the United Nations, and in International forums on crime prevention, drug abuse, police and prison reforms and women’s issues. She has also been a National and an Asian Tennis champion. Recipient of the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award (also called the Asian Nobel Prize), and several other decorations, Dr. Bedi is an author of several books, anchors radio and television shows and is a columnist with leading newspapers and magazines. She is a sought after speaker on social, professional and leadership issues.

Dr. Palash Sen

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Dr. Palash Sen is founder and front man of iconic Indian super group,Euphoria. Palash was born on the 23rd of September 1965, in a family of talented Doctors and singer. Taking the family profession ahead, he graduated as an MBBS and later specialized in Orthopedics from UCMS, Delhi. It was during this time, that he started Euphoria with his friends. Euphoria, which began as a college band, went on to become one of the most successful and best selling artists to have emerged from India. Euphoria has 4 studio albums to their credit along with a “Best of” compilation. Euphoria is hailed as the pioneers of Hindi Rock movement in India and still continues to the sub continent’s biggest and busiest live acts. Dr. Palash Sen made his debut as an actor in 2002 with Filhaal, a movie directed by Meghna Gulzar. He is set to make a comeback in March 2011 with a film titled “Mumbai Cutting”. Euphoria has also done music for the film. 2011 will also see the release of Euphoria’s much awaited 5th studio album, along with Dr. Palash Sen’s official biography, penned by Pune based writer and painter, Ashish Kate.

Gul Panag

Entering the Miss India Pageant was a mere extension of her multi talented personality. It came as no surprise when she was crowned Miss India Universe in 1999, still only in her teens. Adamant about finishing her BA (Mathematics) degree, she took time off in her reign year to do the same. The journey since then has been eventful and rewarding. She did a bit modeling, a few TV shows including the critically acclaimed series Kashmeer, before graduating to film with the superbly received Dhoop , her award winning portrayal of Zeenat in Nagesh Kukunoor's Dor and her highly acclaimed work in Manorama Six Feet Under. Then came Summer 2007 directed by her friend, Suhail Tatari, where once again she earned her fabulous reviews. Hello her first big budget outing met with a fair degree success, and her glamourous avatar in it took people by surprise and got her a lot of appreciation from audiences and critics alike. After Straight, Gul got a unanimous seal of approval from one and all turning her into the poster girl for the discerning and thinking audience. She was next seen in Ram Gopal Verma’s Rann where she held her own in an ensemble cast led by Amitabh Bachchan. Her recent film Turning 30 (produced by Prakash Jha) got Gul rave reviews for her uninhibited portrayal of a modern woman living life on her own terms. She has up for release this year Rajat Kapoor's and Pritish Nandy’s "Fatso".
Today Gul has earned respect not only as an actor but also a as a human being and has undoubtedly a long innings ahead of her. She has emerged as a thinking actor; her choice of work setting her apart from her contemporaries. She is very particular about playing diverse characters, and works hard to make them look visually different from her earlier portrayals. Whether it was the short haired Peehu in Dhoop, glamourous Sonia in Jurm, stark and sans any makeup Zeenat in Dor and now coming up Nimmi in Manorama Six Feet Under or yuppie Priyanka in Hello, she looks very different in each one of them. She is of course helped immensely by her extremely versatile and unusual looks. 

Sagarika Ghose

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Sagarika Ghose has been a journalist for 20 years, starting her career with The Times of India, then moving to become part of the start-up team of Outlook magazine, subsequently joining The Indian Express as Senior Editor. She was anchor of the flagship BBC World programme Question Time India before moving to CNN-IBN as prime time anchor and Deputy Editor. She is the anchor of the award-winning flagship debate programme Face The Nation on CNN-IBN. She is also a columnist for the Hindustan Times. She has won numerous awards including FICCI Media Achiever Award and Gr8-ITA Award for Excellence in Journalism. She is a graduate in History from St Stephen's College and was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford University where she gained an MA and M.Phil in History and International Relations. She is the author of two acclaimed novels The Gin Drinkers and Blind Faith, both published worldwide by HarperCollins Publishers.

Gaurav Kapoor

Gaurav Kapoor with a yen for cheeky talk found his way into radio, video jockeying and movies. Gaurav Kapoor is from New Delhi and his schooling years were in Mount Saint Mary’s School. He was seventeen when he landed an opportunity to work with FM. Soon after, he joined Channel [V] as a video jockey and was there for six whole years when movies beckoned. Gaurav Kapoor’s first tryst with the big screen was with Darna Mana Hai (2003) as Romi. The same year he was seen in another horror flick Ssssshhhh (2003). This was followed by Manu Rewal’s Chai Pani Etc (2004), a comedy; White Rainbow (2005) which was women oriented; the comedy Kudiyon Ka Hai Zamaana and as Ahmed in Ram Gopal Varma Ki Aag, a remake of Sholay. In 2008, he was seen in Secrets of the Seven Sounds, Quick Gun Murugan, The Mole and Ugly Aur Pagli. He worked with Anupam Kher and Naseeruddin Shah in Neeraj Pandey’s A Wednesday. Gaurav Kapoor played the lead in the comedy Bad Luck Govind (2009) that opened to mixed reviews. His next movie is a drama called Saluun

Dr.Satinath Sarangi  

 

He is honored with Man of the Year Award by The Week Magazine. Satinath Sarangi kept the Bhopal gas tragedy unforgotten in the past 26 years and remains the primary contact for those who are concerned about the victims. Sathyu (Satinath) has championed the cause of Bhopal gas victims and fought for their rights. He left PhD at our college mid-way to help the Bhopal gas victims. He is one of the most humble persons in our country and has spent entire his life to help the poor and down-trodden people. He established ayurvedic, yunani and allopathic hospitals in Bhopal and still serve the victims.

Nitin Gupta

  

Nitin Gupta is the CEO of Entertainment Engineers.He is a Chemical Engineer from IIT Bombay famous for creating a Cult Play 'Love In December'. A play which Subhash Ghai said could put most Bollywood Romantic Comedies to shame. Fresh out of IIT Bombay, he got an offer to perform on The Great Indian Laughter Challenge, the opportunity which he later turned down! The reason is why he founded Entertainment Engineers (www.humorbeings.in) with a simple mission, to make Stand Up Comedy respectable in India and to create a humor Renaissance in this country. T.V. was not the medium to do that. So Nitin took to the Stage, College Festivals, Corporate Shows. And in a short span he has already enthralled the Audiences in some of the Biggest College Festivals in India, IITs, NITs, IIMs , Alumini Meets for IIT's, IIM's included. At 25 he is probably the only Stand Up Comic in India who can perform in English and Hindi with equal Fluidity. Subhash Ghai called him the reflection of his one self when he was a Student. Shekhar Kapur called him the 'Jerry Seinfeld of India' after watching his performance in IIT KGP Techfest. Speaking of Comedy Concerts. He will soon be performing @ the Prestigious Comedy Store ( www.thecomedystore.in) from Mid October. The First of its kind LIVE STAND UP INITIATIVE in India.

Rahul Easwar  

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Rahul Easwar is an author and activist living in Kerala, India. Born into a Namboothiri Brahmin Family, he had his higher education in philosopy and psychology. He had authored several books on Vedanta, Education, lifology, philosophy, Indian culture etc.. He works as a corporate trainer taking session on management and psychology and also works for television and print media. Also an orator who had given speeches across South India about topics varying from Vedanta, Spirituality, Anti-terrorism and Nationalism. He also works on areas of poverty alleviation, health care for poor and social reforms.

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