Stories of success

INSPIRING TALK

Stories of success

The students of Symbiosis Institute of Business Management recently organised a TEDx event in their campus. It was an inspiring day for them as some legendary speakers from various backgrounds made their way into the campus to share their stories.

TEDx is an independently organised event, licenced by TED and is a programme of local events that bring people together. At a TEDx event, TED talks, videos and
live speakers combine to bring in deep discussions and connections in a small group. 

Prateek Sharma, a scientist from IISc; Charukesi Ramadurai, a travel blogger, Vasu Dixit, a musician; Ameen Haque, the founder of Storywallah and V Balakrishnan, the actor-director and founder of ‘Theatre Nisha’ were a few of the speakers.

This is the fourth year of TEDx celebrations and the theme for this year was ‘Carpe Diem’
which translates to ‘seize the day’.

Divya Prakash Dubey spoke about how to take the language forward while Ameen Haque revelled into a journey of realisation through the importance of stories, the power of fables and tales and the unparalleled gift of the gab.

V Balakrishnan presented a fabulous oratory as he transcended the visual boundaries of creative limitations and Vasu Dixit’s soulful guitar strains had a bucolic yet sweet touch.  

Elena Kazan came forward to make her speech on the beauty of our country which thrilled the audience. The crowd broke into an applause when she spoke of ‘Jugaad’ and local trains, appealing to the intrinsic ‘Indianness’ within every listener. Gulshan Devaiah of ‘Ramleela’ and ‘Shaitan’ fame spoke about  the Bollywood connect in his family, going on to explain breath taking techniques for revealing intricate characters and emotions.

 Arushi Bafna, the curator of ‘TEDxSIBMBengaluru’, said, “This year’s theme was ‘Carpe Diem’. When three of our speakers were given a standing ovation, it was truly a ‘carpe diem’ moment for me.” Mohd Jamal, the co-curator of TEDxSIBMBengaluru, added,
“Organising an event like TEDx is a worthwhile experience. The hard work put in the event was worth it and the event was a success.”

 In a world bogged down by the desperation and desolation of millions, the students and faculty of SIBM felt that it was time to look beyond despair, dig deeper and take things in their own hands.

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