IIM Indore’s Industry Interaction Cell organised TEDx IIM Indore at the Institute on Sunday, March 1, 2015. The event was conducted to spark connection and conversation among individuals and discuss the ideas worth spreading amongst each other. It saw distinguished speakers from diverse backgrounds such as music, puppetry and health care inspire the audience through their talks and demonstrations.
After the formal inauguration of the event by Professor Rishikesha T. Krishnan, Director, IIM Indore, the guest talks began with the lecture by Mr. Ritesh Batra¸ director of the award winning production The Lunch Box. Mr. Batra set the momentum with his lively talk on his professional experience and passion. He mentioned that one’s work should become a mirror for the people and reflect their lives.
Karamveer Puraskarwinner Mr. Partho Bhowmick inspired the audience with his ‘Blind with Camera’ initiative which teaches photography to the blind and visually impaired. Partho’s student, Mr. Bhavesh Patel, shared with the audience his lessons and the experience of LUX commercial photo shoot with Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif.
Mr. Mohan Satyaranjan, senior director, cloud and virtualization at CISCO Systems India, explained the kinds of intelligence and connectivity in devices today. He intrigued all by the power of the Internet of Things (IoT) and how it has already begun changing our lives especially through technologies in communication and retail.
Mr. Dadi Pudumjee, founder of the Ishara Puppet Theatre Trust, whose art was also featured in the movie Haider, illustriously explained different forms of puppetry in India. He threw light on the continuous transition from traditional to modern puppetry and their co-existence. He won the audience’s hearts with beautiful puppetry acts using different puppets ranging from 6 inches to 7 feet in height.
Dr. M. R. Rajagopal, founder chairman of the palliative care NGO, Pallium India, narrated his experiences as an activist, academician and clinician striving to improve the quality of life in the country. Pallium India helps critically ill patients during the evening of their lives and also supports their families through education.
Ms. Anisha Singh, founder and CEO of mydala.com, pepped up everyone, especially the female students and urged them to not doubt themselves and speak up bravely. Through her timeline of events she motivated each one to believe in what they do and get back in the game even in the adverse circumstances.
Mr. Sharat Chandra Srivastava, member of award winning fusion group Mrigya and former member of Parikrama, spoke about his journey with Hindustani music. The North Indian classical violinist enraptured the audience with his Raga Ahir Bhairav and fusion music performances.
With this performance, the second edition of TEDx IIM Indore came to a close, leaving the guests with rich insights into different arts & sciences and ideas that are worth spreading.