18 March, 2017 | PESIT Bangalore South Campus

Where Parallels Intersect

  The 5th Edition

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In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

TEDxPESITBSC is a TEDx event - organised by PES Institute of Technology, Bangalore South Campus - that aims to celebrate and propagate the power of ideas through live talks and activities.
After three successful editions-The Creative Echo, Limitless and Unleash, TEDxPESITBSC is a well-known local TEDx event run by students of the institution and strives to provide a platform for new and fresh ideas.

About TED

TED is an annual event where some of the world's leading thinkers and doers are invited to share what they are most passionate about. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design - 3 broad areas that are, correctively, shaping our future.

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world's leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

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Where Parallels Intersect


Elementary geometry teaches us that parallel lines never meet. In projective geometry they meet at infinity. This fifth edition of TEDxPESITBSC is that infinity. Ideas collected from diverse domains drive innovation; our theme Where Parallels Intersect brings these diverse ideas to a single platform. People with different narratives, perceptions, inspirations and journeys inspiring an equally different audience.

Our stage is where these differences meet. Our stage is where they cross path. Come experience the magic of how the Past, Present and Future can exist at once as parallel moments in time.

Speakers


Parvatii Nair

Actress, Model

Siddesha Hanumanthappa

Senior Scientist

Shekhar Naik

Indian Blind Cricketer

Vasanthi Hariprakash

Journalist, TV & Radio Anchor

CV Farmer Prakash

Indian Navy, Ex Lieutenant Commander, Hydrophonics Evangelist

Dr. Prakash Sontakke

Slide Guitarist, Grammy Winner

Chethan M

Youth Venturer, Social Entrepreneur

Anto Philip

Entrepreneur, Idea Evangelist, Musician

Kajoli Krishnan

Physicist, Engineer

Event FAQs


The ticket cost for PESIT BSC students is Rs. 650 and Rs. 900 for others. You can buy them here. Please carry a valid ID card to the event.
Your tickets include access to the entire event (including dream room), goodies, lunch, snacks, memories, learning, inspiration and a lot more.
The event will be held at PESIT Bangalore South Campus, Hosur Road, 1km before Electronic City, Bangalore - 560 100.
If you are a PESIT BSC student, you can either pay online or at TEDxPESITBSC kiosk near the ATM in campus. Everybody else must pay online. You can buy them here.

PESIT Bangalore South Campus

PES Institute of Technology
Bangalore South Campus
Hosur Road, 1km Before Electronic City, Bangalore - 76

Email: tedxpesitbsc@gmail.com

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Parvatii Nair

Actress, Model

Parvatii Nair is a model and actress in the South Indian film industry. She made her acting debut with the 2012 Malayalam film Poppins. Her performance in her film Story Kathe won her the Best Kannada Debut Actress Award at the South Indian International Movie Awards. She has won titles such as "Miss Karnataka" and has been a judge on the reality show Supermodels and at Miss India Bangalore 2015 and brand ambassador to the Karnataka Bulldozers 2016 Celebrity Cricket League team.

Siddesha Hanumanthappa

Senior Scientist

Mr. Siddesha Hanumanthappa is a senior scientist and Project Director working on Indian Light Combat Aircraft-TEJAS project. He is specialized in Aircraft design, jet engine and Aircraft starting systems. A marathon runner by passion, he has run around 44 marathons, and 3/4th of them have met a podium finish! He has also qualified for the Boston Marathon for the 2nd time.

Shekhar Naik

Indian Blind Cricketer

Shekhar Naik is an Indian blind cricketer and a former captain of the India national blind cricket team. He captained India to victories at the T20 Blind Cricket World Cup in 2012 and Blind Cricket World Cup in 2014. In 2017, the Government of India announced that Naik will receive Padma Shri, the country's fourth highest civilian honour.

Vasanthi Hariprakash

Journalist, TV & Radio Anchor

From being sub-editor to the New Indian Express; her prime time breakfast show Good Morning Bangalore on Radio City 91.1 FM to being special correspondent at NDTV 24x7, anchor for episodes on BBC World News and a model for a brand of sarees created by women weavers, being an independent journalist involved with a rural newspaper in Uttar Pradesh and a tribal radio network in Chhatisgarh to starting her own venture Pickle Jar, Vasanthi Hariprakash believes that a rolling stone gathers no moss, but an exciting resume.

CV Farmer Prakash

Indian Navy, Ex Lieutenant Commander, Hydrophonics Evangelist

Lt. Cdr CV Prakash is a former underwater weapons specialist of the elite Submarine arm of the Indian Navy. A hands-on Grower, Food Park designer, CV's "Pet Bharo Project" is credited for India's first commercial hydroponically grown strawberries, spinach and herbs. He is credited for building India’s first Hydroponics Greenhouse and is one of the most widely read academic paper authors. His mission is clear- to bring simple yet sustainable technology that can help almost everybody grow clean, residue free, nutritious food.

Dr. Prakash Sontakke

Slide Guitarist, Grammy Winner

Dr. Prakash Sontakke is the only musician playing the Hawaiian Guitar, Slide Guitar, Electric Lap Steel Guitar and the Dobro in the Hindustani style. Co-Composer, Vocalist and Guitarist on the Grammy Winning Album “Winds of Samsaara”, Dr. Sontakke is the only one to have won the Nashville Award where his composition was chosen over the maestro Illayaraja. He has also featured in MTV's Coke Studio Season 2 .

Chethan M

Youth Venturer, Social Entrepreneur

When 16-year-old Chethan lost his teacher to blood unavailability, he was so moved that he decided to change something. “Our country has abundant blood, but people still die of blood shortage” he said, and Khoon, his not-for-profit was thus born in May 2016. His organization maintains a directory of blood donors who can help people in need at the price sanctioned by the government and also conducts monthly awareness camps.

Anto Philip

Entrepreneur, Idea Evangelist, Musician

Anto Philip, is a 22-year-old entrepreneur and idea evangelist. He started off as an entrepreneur when he was 18 with his first startup The Big Band Theory - a customized wristbands portal with over 2,80,000 bands sold in 2 years. He is the Co-founder of the Under 25 Club that hosts India's Largest Youth Festival called the Under 25 Summit, which was picked up by Forbes magazine as one of the best festivals to look out for.

Kajoli Krishnan

Physicist, Engineer

Kajoli is a physicist by training, engineer by practice and clinically inclined by choice. A Principal Scientist at GE’s Research Centre in Bangalore, her core areas of expertise are in wave propagation and biomedical ultrasound and she develops algorithms for the same. She loves music, reading, writing and traveling.