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TEDxMITS

We hope to bring together ideas and spirits that have resolved to crush the existing cliches in their own unorthodox ways. This is where the roads converge for the dreamer, the queer, the atypical, the mavericks, the abberant and the square pegs in the round holes.

Theme

Bridges Over Chasms

Everyone experiences, rather painfully, the chasm between his inner vision and its ultimate expression. The world - as we know it - has stalled in unusual ways, revealing the underlying chaos . These are the dark and desolate chasms that obstruct us from exploring the unexplored, shying away from the tomorrows of endless possibilities.

We have over time and again bridged these chasms with stories of hope. And yet there are some rifts, unvisited and unsolved, that we all face, the ones which we have to bridge together, unitedly. But what, exactly, is this bridge made of ?. And what lies underneath?.

Join us at TEDxMITS, where we hope to devise ideas, suggestions, thoughts and expressions to bend the rules, diverge the parallels and build sturdy bridges over the general chasms of life. Indeed, the best time to give ourselves a reality check is now.

About TED

TED is a non-profit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer) delivered by today’s leading thinkers and doers. TED’s open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; the Open Translation Project, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from thousands of volunteers worldwide.

About TEDx

TEDx is a grassroots initiative, created in the spirit of TED’s overall mission to research and discover “ideas worth spreading.” TEDx brings the spirit of TED to local communities around the globe through TEDx events. These events are organized by passionate individuals who seek to uncover new ideas and to share the latest research in their local areas that spark conversations in their communities.

TEDx events include live speakers and recorded TED Talks, and are organized independently under a free license granted by TED. These events are not controlled by TED, but event organizers agree to abide by our format, and are offered guidelines for curation, speaker coaching, event organizing and more. They learn from us and from each other. More than 3000 events are now held annually.


TEDxMITS

Thought. Word. Action.

     At TEDxMITS, we hope to bring together ideas and spirits that have helped bridge the existing chasms of life in their own unorthodox ways. This is where the roads converge for the dreamer, the queer, the atypical, the mavericks the abberant and the square pegs in the round holes.

    This is a clarion call to the dreamer, the philosopher, the geek, the nerd, the curious, the maverick and the non-conformist. Come join us aboard the TEDxMITS where we hope to bring together ideas and spirits to explore non alienation and "crash" what's conventional. Where we provoke conversations that matter.

Where : Zoom Meeting.
When : 30th January 2021.

In the end we only regret the chances we didn't take! Go on! The clock's ticking away. Apply by 30th January, 2021.

TEDxMITS

Speakers

  • Preethi Shanker

    Certified Storyteller

    “It's not magic that takes us to another world but its storytelling.” “Once upon a time” is how she would begin her sessions. With several props including puppets and handmade cutouts, she slowly begins to unravel the world of imagination for her eager-eyed audience as she drops her voice, raises her brows, blinks her eyes, dances and sways around Read More

  • Dr. S.S. Lal

    Public Health Expert, Academician, Writer

    “World renowned health expert, an orator, a writer, an academician and a doctor par excellence" - our speaker, Dr. S.S. Lal, MBBS, MPH, MBA, Ph.D, has been a familiar face for Keralites even before the little virus decided to wage war on humanity for the past year. With over 25 years of experience across globe in the public health sector Read More

  • Rohan Jain

    Author, Traveller, Consultant at BCG

    "Yer a wizard Harry." With these words by Hagrid, Harry's world (and ours) officially changed forever. We were introduced to the world of flying broomsticks, fire-spitting dragons and foaming Butterbeers. Written by the all too familiar J K Rowling, Harry Potter is undoubtedly one of the finest books for kids, encouraging generations to discover magic all around them. Read More

  • PinkLungi

    Kerala's leading digital content platform

    The very name spreads a smile on the face of all Malayali netizens out there. Being a bunch of fun, progressive Malayalis, this dedicated team regularly comes up with stories you wish to hear on everything under the sun - ranging from culture to entertainment to food to lifestyle to news of importance and relevance. Their ability to throw light on issues of socio-cultural Read More

  • Anisha Bhatia

    Activist, Founder - Paint for Paws

    They said "Age is just a number", and they were right, weren’t they ??? Well, meet our speaker Anisha Bhatia who proves just that. To juggle between a wide range of roles from being the founder of ‘Paint for Paws’ to heading the Mumbai Chapter for ‘The Period Society’ to raising awareness on mental health issues and LGBTQ+ rights is no mean feat. And yet, our fourteen-year-old student activist marches Read More

  • The Scribbled Stories

    India's larget virtual platform (Micro-Fiction)

    “What brings the greatest happiness and the deepest despair?” Words, my love!! Just words.” From your first lie to the biggest promise, from bunking classes to rushing to the office, from crushes to heartbreaks, from being an extrovert to an introvert, from sharing secrets, to keeping them, from your dreams to your achievements, all of us have that stash of memories that spread a huge smile on our faces. Read More

Performers

  • Ben Varghese

    Music Composer, Performer

    To have your deepest emotions transformed to beautiful musical notes is nothing less than magic. And to see this magic being unleashed is to see the universe in ecstatic motion. Here is a young musician from Kerala, whose musical ventures take you on a ride of emotions, tugging your heart strings, melting away barriers and spreading stardust all around!! Meet Ben Varghese, our performer at TEDxMITS, riding on the recent success of "Navya Chaithanyamai" his first stint as an independent composer. Currently pursuing his undergraduate degree at the Madras Christian College, Ben is a familiar to the Kerala music circuit for his slow baritone voice that sinks in to the minds of his listeners. Having shot to fame with his unique rendition of popular Indian music, our performer is reaching out for new horizons to fill the cups of silence with the wine of music.

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