TEDxBITSHyderabad | Connecting the Dots

Connecting The Dots TEDx BITS Hyderabad

Tanmay Shah

The Curious Case of Sub Dreams

Tanmay Shah, Founder and CEO of FridayFictionFilms, is a techie turned film maker who holds a Golden Book Of World Record, Asia Book Of Record and India Book Of Record in making 52 short films in 52 weeks in a year. '52FilmsProject' brought together the trend-setting example of zero-budget film making, art of creative thinking and practicing agile execution in short films. A former Research Associate from IIT-Bombay , Tanmay left his job to make films. His documentary work on salt pan workers of Gujarat has won best short documentary award in 7 international film festivals in 2016. Currently, he is writing a feature film on a distinct culture persistent in Ahmedabad.

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Nischal Narayanam

How to Re-invent Education?

From being a mathematical genius, to winning several laurels from a very young age, he is no less than a prodigy. A double Guinness World Record holder, World Memory Champion 2007, he was accredited by National Geographic Channel as one of the “7 brilliant brains of the world”. We present to you our next speaker – Nischal Narayanam. Nischal is the youngest person ever to clear the CA exams. At age 15, he mentored a company that designs Mathematics Laboratories that have been adopted by hundreds of schools on the state. His rationale is to rekindle the joy and love for mathematics in people who fear it.

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Hemanth Satyanarana

Exploring Virtual Reality

A dynamic Young man from IIT Madras, who completed his Masters in Computer Science from MIT, Hemanth Satyanarayana, is the founder of a Hyderabadi startup called Imaginate software solutions. His startup deals with making lives easy with a relatively new concept of Virtual and Augmented Reality. Today, he has a wide plethora of successfully accomplished projects in areas like Online shopping,Real Estate, Education, Defense and Entertainment and a number of satisfied clients including the Indian Army, Hindustan Unilever, Aga Khan foundation and Aditya Birla group. With his dedication , he was able to come up with creative products like Imaginate lenz, Shoot AR, Heritage AR, first show, Hololens and the list continues… The consistent spirit of solving problems effectively and efficiently has brought him and his enterprise many laurels like the MIT - TR35 Young Innovator Award 2012, NEXT B2B Award by World Economic Forum, Frankfurt, 2014 and a position in the Top 3 at IBM Smart Camp Kickstart, 2012.

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Kapur Mal Jain

Taking Life Lessons from Physics

The author of the very famous book "Thinking Physics This Way", Kapur Mal Jain did his M.Sc. in Physics from BITS Pilani in 1973 and is currently Joint Director at Directorate Higher Education, Govt of Madhya Pradesh. He was appointed as a lecturer in Physics at Govt. Arts and Science College, Durg and soon awarded Teacher Fellowship by UGC to work at IACS, Jadavpur, where he completed his Ph.D. in 1981. He has also worked in IIT Delhi as a National Associate of UGC and in University of Poona as a Visiting Associate of UGC. His important research contributions are in the field of Molecular Physics, Organic Semiconductors, Bio-based Power Sources, Nonlinear Effects in Plasma and Physics Education. He has contributed extensively to reputed national and international journals. Society for Advancement of Electro-chemical Science and Technology has also awarded him for his work on 'Bio-based Power Sources'.

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Dr. Neharika Yadav

Why I Ride?

We have always been told, It is impossible for east and west to meet. Or for Night and Day to arrive at the same time. A Dentist. A Professional SuperBiker. Seems like another Impossible combination, right? Our next Speaker makes Impossible possible. Dr. Neharika Yadav, A pro rider of the Ducati 899 Panigale, is India's Fastest Woman SuperBiker. She is Like the Sea, Cool, Calm, and Shimmering, when playing the dentist, Breath-Taking, Adventurous and Dangerous when on her bike. Earlier this year in April, 2015, Dr.Neharika Yadav participated in the KTM Open Track Day as the only Lady Rider among as many as 97 Male Drivers. And, she speeded past her rivals and thus the gender bender standing 20th on the grid, setting a personal best lap time of 1:52: 379 minutes in just 14 laps of racing. And all this, when she has just 50% movement capability on her right hand. Aren't we all excited to hear from her? TEDxBITSHyderabad salutes the spirit of DR. Neharika Yadav.

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Madhavi Adimulam


Madhavi’s journey with special needs started with her Son’s diagnosis of ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) in the year 2001. Madhavi has about 15 years of experience in working with children with Autism, ADHD, Developmental Delays and a variety of Learning Difficulties. Madhavi is the Founder of Ananya Learning Centre – A Learning Centre for Children with Autism, ADHD, Developmental Delays and a variety of Learning Difficulties in 2008. Since 2008 Ananya Learning Centre helped hundreds of children with ASD and other special needs. She also started Sattva Lifeskills and Vocational Skills Centre for Young Adults with Special Needs in 2015. Ananya Learning Centre provides Early Intervention and After School Therapy Support to children with special needs. Early Intervention program at Ananya is a highly structured small group or one to one program where children participate in various therapies. A true Harbinger of Hope for people with special needs we're very excited to have her as one of our speakers!

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Anuradha Thakur

Why I Use Black in My Paintings

Anuradha is the Indian artist who has captured the essence of India’s tribal people in all their spirit and sanctity. Anuradha’s paintings have been influenced by the lifestyles of tribes during her association with Dr. Abhay Bang. She worked among the tribes of Gadchiroli area which gave her deeper insight. Further her extensive travels across India gave her a wider experience with various tribes in the region which are Gujrat , Jhabua, Assam , Northeast and Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh. She has since created several series of paintings based on tribal life, traveling to remote parts of India. She has sensitively brought out simplicity, transparency, contentment in life and Celebration of life using black on white canvas with earthen colors. It’s appreciable that she has shown different textures using thin black lines to express minute details, emotions and depth in her paintings. Anuradha’s first series ‘Autumns Harmony’ was in stark black and white where the delicate black lines brought the sensitivity of the tribes. Her journey into kutch tempted her to add colors in the series ‘music of life’, otherwise black and white paintings. But what metamorphosed her to use ample of earthen colors are the Jhabua tribes and their festivities. Yet through all this transformation, she has retained her signature style to bring out sensitively emotions like expectation, shyness and fun in stark black color. One also experiences the way women are portrayed with respect and honor. Her work which focuses on the internal world of Tribal, Traditional life and culture links us deep into another world with its own internal pulse and rhythm.

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Sunil Shastri

Lal Bahadur Shastri - The Unsung Hero of Indian History

Sunil Shastri is the son of Late Lal Bahadur Shastri and has been in the political circuit for more than 35 years now with an impeccable unsoiled track record. He fought and won the UP assembly elections from Gorakhpur in 1980. He later went on to be nominated as the Chairman of the Minimum Wages Advisory Board Ministry of Labor, Government of India, 1990. He joined the Rajya Sabha in 2002. Sunil Shastri has a successful trust that works for the upliftment of rural people through self employment and providing education in the poverty stricken areas of our country.

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Krishna Kodali


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Subedar Yogendra Singh Yadav

Valiant. Valourous. Vigorous.

Subedar Yogendra Singh Yadav is the Braveheart we all hear about in tales. He was from an army background and followed his father’s footsteps at the young age of 16 and joined the Indian army. In 1999, during the Kargil war, he volunteered to lead a team to capture Tiger Hill at the elevation of 16,500 feet He is one of the only 3 active members of the Indian Army who have received the highest Military decoration award, Param Vir Chakra which has only been awarded to 21 army men in the history of Independant India. His citation read, "Unmindful of his injuries and in the hail of enemy bullets, Grenadier Yogender Singh Yadav continued climbing towards the enemy positions, lobbed grenades, continued firing from his weapons and killed four enemy soldiers in close combat and silenced the automatic fire. Despite multiple bullet injuries, he refused to be evacuated and continued the charge. Inspired by his gallant act, the platoon charged on the other positions with renewed punch and captured Tiger Hill Top." He has been the inspiration behind the character played by Hritik Roshan in Lakshya. The Youngest Paramvir Chakra awardee, Subedar Yogendra Singh Yadav is an epitome of grit and resolve.
He has fought Kargil war and been a part of the leading team that captured Tiger Hill.
He has inspired the character of the protagonist in the Bollywood movie, Lakshya as a headstrong battlefield hero.

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Eshan Hilal

Elegant. Eccentric. Enchanting.

India's first male belly dancer, Eshan Hilal is the icon for smashing gender stereotypes today. Striving hard to establish dancing is an art devoid of any reservations like gender, he has made his impact through nationwide reality show like Dance+. Being a fashion graduate, he takes pride in gender fluid dressing supporting the fact that 'Clothing doesn't define an individual's gender'. Acquiring his confidence over the years through societal pressure and orthodox family, he finds nothing capable of shaking it now. From being a belly dancer to a fashion designer, Eshan Hilal has blissfully shattered the conceived notions of gender roles. His stance towards individuals being judged and defined based on their clothing is what\'ll leave you amazed and spellbound. Redfining the perception of art, he\'s an emerging icon for the youth to admire. Fighting against all odds, defying social norms and religious shackles , he has found his way of expressing himself through dance. Witness him as he makes swimming across the tide look efforlessly cool!

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Vrushali Prasade

Intrepid. Innovative. Ingenious.

Vrushali Prasade is the epitome of an independent, confident, successful woman. At the age of 10, she started playing table tennis. She soon found success in the sport as she represented her district, and then her state and finally, made it to the Under-17 Junior Girls India team for 2009. In 2012, she made it into BITS Goa for her undergraduate degree in Electronics and Electrical Engineering. Here, she met Harikrishna Valiyath and Shubham Mishra. Together, in their third year, they invented the VR headset Tesseract under the banner of Absentia. As the company grew, they took the decision to drop out and give their 100% to the company. Today, absentia is considered as a competitor to Oculus and has recently rolled out the first version of an AI called Norah AI which is AI Driven workflow for generative game content development. Being the co-founder and CTO of Absentia, inventor of the VR headset Tesseract and a national level table tennis player, Vrushali Prasade is redefining the boundaries of what one person can achieve.
A BITS Goa dropout, she invented the VR headset Tesseract, under the banner of her company, Absentia, as a third year student. She has always trusted her instincts, taken risks and made bold choices, which not many have the courage to do.

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Subedar Yogendra Singh Yadav
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Ishaan Hilal - India's First Male Belly Dancer
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Vrushali Prasade - Absentia VR
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Shikha Tandon - Olympic Swimmer
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TEDx BITS Hyderabad presents its 4th edition of a TEDx conference on 12th November, 2017. The theme of this year’s event is ‘Connecting the dots’ and we will have 9 speakers from all facets of life would share their experiences within the span of 18 minutes. The event would be set with the purpose of building a community with other attendees and networking with the speakers.


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