Welcome to TEDxSIUHinjewadi

27th January, 2024


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Theme: Aswattha

The Inverted Tree of life
“There is something illusory about this world; what we see is the reflection of reality.”

The inverted Aswattha tree has roots upwards and branches downwards. It signifies that the branches are nourished by the Gunas, which are the roots; these infinite roots spread in the form of action in this human world, which fruits in the form of branches. The reality is the Gunas, the action, the karma, whereas the world is Maya. With Aswattha, we tend to portray the tree as eternal in the real world, not in the illusionary world. So, let's talk about the reality of this world, the Gunas, which we incorporate into our lives.
The inverted tree also signifies that the true nature of branches is to grow upwards, but it is not. This metaphor explains that we are going southwards, away from the intended path. Due to its action, humanity has turned the tree upside down. We must bring ourselves back on the path of knowledge and attend to the eternal truth. The upward growth will only come when we leave the Maya and accept the eternal reality.


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Vishal Malhotra

Vishal Malhotra is an Indian film and television actor and a show host. Malhotra was first seen hosting Disney Hour in 1995, and as a teenager in Hip Hip Hurray in 1998. He also hosted Disney Time on Sony Entertainment Television in 2004 and seen in movies such as Happy New Year, Anjana Anjaani and many more.

Prajwal NH

Prajwal N.H., a 14-year-old, is a certified Python programmer, Azure AI engineer, and a scrum master. This year, he co-founded a start-up called CloudAttack, a cloud computing company. The young tech enthusiast has also developed six applications that have received recognition at various levels. The 'India Book of Records' has recognised him as the 'Youngest certified Azure AI engineer associate'.

Jaskirat Kaur

Jaskirat Kaur is the head of International Business Development and Marketing at Machani Group. Jaskirat has been at the forefront of the marketing and revenue generation of the group's AI & Robotics business, Machani Robotics. Jaskirat graduated in Metallurgical Engineering and Material Science from IIT Bombay in 2014 and completed her post-graduation MBA from IIM Bangalore. Jaskirat has pursued modelling professionally and was the runner-up in the national pageant 'Gladrags Miss India' in 2013.

Veena Sethuraman

Veena Sethuraman is a learning and development specialist working in a Fortune 100 organization by profession and a psychotherapist by passion. Outside of her work hours, you will find her working towards increasing awareness about mental health issues or working with the LGBTQ community to make their voices heard. She likes to observe human behaviours and explore the art and science behind it. She has experiences with trollers and cyber bullies in social media and she surprisingly enjoys responding to them.

Shruti Agnihotri

Shruti Agnihotri works as production designer in the film industry. She is an artist who found her way to Mumbai after exploring various educational possibilities, cities and professions. She is a cat mother and a painter, who likes to slow herself down in her otherwise madly paced life. An experienced overthinker, Shruti now understands how embracing change and celebrating impermanence is the only way to a peaceful and creative life.

Anirudh Sharma

CEO and Co-Founder of Digantara, a Bengaluru-based company building a one-of-a-kind in-orbit device to track debris that dangerously hurtles around in space.

Dr. Fathima Benazir

Dr. Fathima Benazir's discovery of non-toxic dye could revolutionize RT-PCR tests, considered the gold standard of COVID testing.

Yatin Pandya

Yatin Pandya is an author, activist, academician, researcher as well as a practicing architect, with his firm FOOTPRINTS E.A.R.T.H.

Shravani Pawar

Shravani Pawar started her entrepreneurial journey in 2009 at 23 by establishing Safe Hands 24x7, the first service industry in Karnataka to offer women security guards.

Parzaan Dastur

Parzaan Dastur is an actor, assistant director, and writer known for Kuch Kuch Hota Hai, Mohabbatein, and more.

Asmita Marwa

Gurpreet Dhillon

Matthew Genge

Mimansa Singh Tanwar

Ranga Dias

Ishita Katyal

Author and Motivational Speaker Youngest TEDxYouth Organiser Recipient REX Kamaveer Chakra Award Rex Global Fellowship 2014-15

Kanishk Gaur

Founder India Future Foundation Social Entrepreneur,Author Innovator and Keynote Speaker

Pratyush Mallick

Embedded Developer- CET, Bhubaneshwar NASA iTech Semifinalist Innovation Fellow- MIT, Boston

Runjhun Sharma

Journalist- CNN News18 Recipient, UN Laadi Award for Gender Sensitivity,2015 Recipient, Red Ink Special Mention Award,2019

Sam Madhu

Visual Designer and contemporary Digital Artist Valedictorian - Parsons School of Design,New York

Shweta Chaudhary

Mrs.India Earth 2017-18 Mrs. Earth People's Choice-Queen of Queens Brand Ambassador-Swacch Bharat Mission

Sumeet Raghavan

Indian Film and Television Personality Singer, Voice Actor, Theatre Artist 'Sarabhai vs Sarabhai' fame

Capt. Yashika Hatwal Tyagi

Ex- Indian Army Veteran Life Coach,Motivational and Transformational Speaker

Amita Karadkhedkar

An engineering graduate working as a Project Delivery Manager with Barclays and identifies as a trans-woman was also a panelist.

Anita Iyer

Founder, Managing Trustee and Chief Volunteer of Ekansh Accessibility, Diversity and Inclusion consultant and Disability Rights Advocate

Karishma Mehta

The face behind Humans of Bombay, India's Largest BLOG

Satyarth Priyedarshi

Head of Product Marketing, JioChat, Linkedin Power Profile 2018, CMO Asia Awardee

Saurabh Shetye

Singer/Song writer and winner of Mirchi Music Award

Sonali Swami

Body builder International Athlete

Vani Kapoor

India's Number 1 Lady Golfer 2009 & 2011 Won 27 titles since 2012

Vikas Chawda

Innovation Expert and specialist in Sales & Marketing, a founder of Quantum Leap A Coach, Trainer, Mentor, Educator, Business Consultant and Entrepreneur, a lead speaker at national and international forums.

Aditi Chadha

Founder and Chief Product Officer at DAZL, won seed awards from Vodafone and the Government of India, licensed as a US Certified Public Accountant.

K Naga Sravan

Assistant Vice President - SatSure Limited. Winner of REX Karmaveer Global Fellowship 2015-16 award. SatSure Limited has won Top 3 award winners of Global AP AgTech Summit 2017.

Kunal Kohli

Indian film director, producer and writer Director of Hum Tum (2004) and Fanaa (2006) and owns Kunal Kohli Productions

Lalitha Kumaramangalam

Indian politician and chairperson of the National Commission for Women.

Manish Advani

Head for Marketing & Public Relations at Mahindra SSG, Award winning story teller and song writer, TEDx speaker.

Nakul Shenoy

Indian mentalist, mind reader and psychic entertainer. holds two US patents in design and is a speaker of choice for Fortune 500 companies.

Satarupa Pyne

Indian actress and famous model, has walked ramp for well known designers in Lakme fashion week

Sumit Ganguli

CEO and board member of GAVS- Global IT Consulting, Chartered Member of TiE New Jersey and Philadelphia and is actively involved in community services for underprivileged children.

Deepak Karanjikar

Arthkranti Team, Film Actor Writer, Speaker and Metamorphosis Consultant

Laxmi Narayan Tripathi

Transgender Activist Represented Asia Pacific in UN 2008, Hindi Film Actress, Big Boss Season 5


Founder - SPERO E-Bike India's First Crowd Funded Bike

Maria Goretti

Blogger, Writer,MTV VJ, Youtube Channel "The Maria Goretti Corner"

Nidhi Bhandari

Founder-‘Nidhi Bhandari:Fine Couture Footwear' Shoes showcased in runway of LAKME FASHION WEEK 2015

Rajiv Narang

Founder of Erehwon Recognised as India's Innovation thought leader, as a part of National Planning Commission panel to recommend "India's Innovation Strategy"

Sandeep Sonigra

Founder of Orange County Foundation(OCF) A Research & Development Firm of Eco-Friendly Construction Practices in Urban Areas

Sundeep Kochar

Internationally renowned celebrity Astrologer, Vastu Consultant, Motivational Speaker, Life Coach, Actor, Anchor & Author


Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering of Graphic Era University, Dehradun

Faisal Farooqui

Founder & CEO of MouthShut.com


A world renowned Sculptor and Contemporary Art Conservator


Visually challenged IT software developer | SSC Merit Lister | Featured in Aamir Khan's show Satyamev Jayate


Assistant Manager in Citrics


Managing Director of Sea Buidtech Pvt Ltd | Co-Founder of Predictaa | Actively involved in Business Development, Business Analysis and Strategic Development


Founder of Tickling Tummy | Digital Marketer | Former IT Engineer | Foodie. Nominated for FBAI 2015 & 2014. Winner of 'LIEBSTER AWARD' for food blogging


Ex-officer - Indian Navy | Social worker | Magician | Clown. Famously known as Pintoo the clown magician


Founder & editor-in-chief, Cobrapost.com. Co-founder, Tehelka.com


Co-founder & COO, Wishberry.in


Co-Designer, YES!+ series of courses, Art of Living


Co-Founder and CEO of CoCubes.com


Director - Corporate Affairs,Policy,Philantropy Bristol-Myers Squibb, India


Founder & CEO of Helios Eco Vidyut Pvt. Ltd.


Founder, The Tossed Salad. Co-founder, Quintos


Chief Technical Head at Cybersecure Technologies


Founder of Social Startup-Protoprint Solution

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Hinjewadi, Pune - 411057,
Maharashtra, India.


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