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TEDx IIM Kozhikode

TEDx IIM Kozhikode is an independently organized TEDx event under TED (http://www.ted.com) . TEDx IIM Kozhikode would be the first TEDx event being organized by any IIM across the country. It will host renowned speakers from different walks of life like Dr. Palash Sen, Harsh Manglik, Dr. Satinath Sarangi, Gaurav Kapoor, Sandhya Mridul, Nitin Gupta and many more. This one day event would comprise a series of inspirational and cogitative talks by nine speakers including a scintillating performance by the celebrated rock band in the country, Euphoria. The complete list of speakers can be found below:

Gaurav Kapoor – TEDx speaker at IIM K

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. We look forward to his presence at IIM K.

Dr. Palash Sen – TEDx Speaker at IIM K

Dr. Palash Sen

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. We await his presence at IIM K.

Dr. Satinath Sarangi – TEDx Speaker at IIM K

Dr. Satinath Sarangi- A Man of Steel

Almost Twenty five years have passed since a terrible disaster loomed the city of Bhopal in the late hours of 2nd Dec, 1984. And since then Dr Satinath Sarangi, a postgraduate in Metallurgical Engineering from IT BHU, has worked as well as campaigned relentlessly for the countless victims of one of the world’s biggest environmental catastrophe. He has literally kept the tragedy unforgotten and remains the primary contact for those who are concerned about the victim.

Honored by “The Week” as the Man of the Year- 2010, Dr Sarangi is the managing trustee of the Sambhavana Clinic, which provides the survivors of the disaster with free medical and community health care. Also he has been campaigning tirelessly for more adequate compensation and for the corporate culprits behind the human catastrophe to be brought to book.

Soon after the disaster, Sarangi was involved in establishing Zahreeli Gas Kand Sangharsh Morcha – the “Poisonous Gas Episode Struggle Front”, but he soon found that officialdom could be less than forthcoming and at times downright oppressive. He was less than anxious for the full and lethal extent of the poisoning to be made public. For this, Sarangi helped to set up the Bhopal Group for Information and Action. In 1989 he went abroad for the first time, visiting the US, Netherlands, Ireland and Britain to campaign against the settlement the Indian government was negotiating with Union Carbide, without consulting any of the victims. That settlement was struck at $470 million, which was about a seventh of the $3.3 billion the government had initially claimed – for more than half a million people.

Dr Satinath Sarangi also received an honorary degree from Edinburgh’s Queen Margaret University in recognition of his immense contribution to social and moral justice. He also graced the occasion with a public lecture on ‘Bhopal 25 Years On – Corporate Crime and people’s Resistance’. He is definitely a man of Steel! We look forward to his presence at IIM Kozhikode.

IIM K advances ideas in collaboration with TED

Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Kozhikode, one of country’s premier B-schools has always aspired to strengthen the capabilities of integrating concepts with applications and values. It has always believed in exploring different paths to spread knowledge and learning. With this mission, IIM Kozhikode is the first IIM to advance ideas in collaboration with TED by organising an independent TEDx event on July 9th at IIM Kozhikode campus.

TED is a 25 years old non-profit organization devoted to ‘Ideas worth Spreading’. It has grown to support those world-changing ideas with multiple initiatives. In the past annual TED Conference, the list of speakers include Bill Gates, Al Gore, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Pranav Mistry, Shashi Tharoor, Harsha Bhogle, Shekhar Kapur, Late Prof. C.K. Prahalad, UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown amongst many other eminent personalities. TEDx offers individuals or groups, a way to organize independent, TED-like events; helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to become part of the TED community and, with its help, amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

TEDx IIM Kozhikode is an independently organized TEDx event under TED. Its mission is to spread ideas, inspire people by providing a platform of inspiring talks by entrepreneurs, innovators, change makers, leaders & scientists etc. It will host renowned speakers from different walks of life like Dr. Kiran Bedi, Dr. Palash Sen, Harsh Manglik, Satinath Sarangi, Gaurav Kapoor and many more.

This one day event would comprise a series of inspirational and cogitative talks by twelve speakers including a scintillating performance by the celebrated rock band in the country, Euphoria. Being a unique event it will witness a wide coverage in print, electronic media and participation from corporates, academicians, students and alumni. This event is supported by Microsoft, Pagalguy and Doattend.

For registration and event details please visit TEDx IIM Kozhikode website http://tedx.iimk.ac.in.