Impossible Is Possible

30 November 2019

Indian Education Society, BN Vaidya Auditorium, Hindu Colony, Dadar, Mumbai 400014

What is TEDx?

A TEDx event is a local gathering where live TED-like talks and videos previously recorded at TED conferences are shared with the community. TEDx events are fully planned and coordinated independently, on a community-by-community basis. The content and design of each TEDx event is unique and developed independently, but all of them have features in common. The TEDx program helps communities, organizations and individuals produce TED-style events at the local level. TEDx events are planned and coordinated independently, on a community-by-community basis, under a free license from TED.


TEDxIESMCRC 2019 is the second edition of the Tedx event of the IES Management College and Research Centre, Mumbai. Augmenting on the spirit of TED's mission, "Ideas Worth Spreading" and our institute's vision "To develop and nurture socially responsible business leaders and entrepreneurs through quality management education", TEDxIESMCRC seeks to recreate the unique experience found at TED. We aspire to enrich the minds of the viewers and create a sense of innovation and entrepreneurship among them.


Speakers 2019

Mrunalini Deshmukh

Family Lawyer

About Mrunalini Watch the Talk !

VS Parthasarathy

Finance Guru

About Parthasarathy Watch the Talk !

Vinath Hegde

Impact Professional

About Vinath Watch the Talk !

Vidya Amarnath

Nature Conservationist

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Radha Mohan

Classical Dancer

About Radha Watch the Talk !

Suchdeep Juneja

Auditory Artist

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Kunal Vijayakar

Food Writer and Television Personality

About Kunal Watch the Talk !

Sanjay Pandey

Urologist & Gender Reassignment Surgeon

About Sanjay Watch the Talk !

Raj Khatri

Illustrative Storyteller

About Raj Watch the Talk !

Rajendra Barve

Consultant Psychiatrist

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Kshitij Pandey

Child Innovator

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Adil Malia

Leadership Strategist

About Adil

Rochelle D'Silva

Performance Poet

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Speakers 2018

Ninad Karpe

MD & CEO, Aptech

About Mr. Karpe Watch: Mouse In The House

Mrs. Radha Kapoor Khanna

Founder, Indian School of Design and Innovation

About Mrs. Radha Kapoor Khanna Watch: The DICE Future

Gautam Thakur

Chairman, Saraswat Bank

About Mr. Thakur Watch: The Journey of Innovation

Dr. Minu Mehta

Head, Centre of Excellence For Leadership & Entrepreneurship

About Dr. Mehta Watch: My Experiments With Hope

Dr. Murali Mohan Selvam

Practicing Neurosurgeon

About Dr. Murali Watch: Making Neurosurgery Affordable For Masses

Sumit Chowdhury

Founder, Gaia Smart Cities

About Mr. Chowdury Watch: The Mathematics Of Innovation

Dr. Ameet Patki

Practicing Gynaecologist

About Dr. Patki Watch: A Generation On ICE

Praveen Wadalkar

Co-Founder and CEO, Techizer Tech Solutions

About Mr. Wadalkar Watch: Why You Should Speak To Strangers



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Associate Sponsors

Dr. Ameet Patki

Dr. Ameet Patki is The Medical Director of Fertility Associates - Centre for Assisted Reproduction in Mumbai. He has over 30 scientific publication and several book chapters to his credit. He is an editor of 3 books in the specialty. He has been invited all over India and abroad to give guest lecture on a wide range of topics related to infertility. He has won several awards at National and International Level. He has been a recipient of FOGSI Corion award 2003 for best Research in India. He is the Past President of Mumbai OBGYN Society 2014-15, Chairperson West Zone India RCOG 2015 -18, Secretary General of ISAR 2017-18.

Dr. Minu Mehta

Dr Minu Mehta is a certified Leadership Trainer and has twenty five years of experience in academics and advisory including curriculum design, industry interaction and pedagogic innovation. She heads the Centre of Excellence for Leadership and Entrepreneurship at IES MCRC. Her research interests include entrepreneurship, leadership and business culture. She conducts workshops and interactive sessions for students and professionals on a wide range of topics including Leadership, Change Management, Personal Effectiveness, Entrepreneurial Competencies and Holistic Life Skills. She has been recognised among the Top 10 College Mentors in Human Resource Management in India. She is a research fellow at the Association of Indian Management Schools.

Adv. Mrunalini Deshmukh

Ms. Deshmukh is a graduate in Economics and has done her Masters in Law. She is a renowned Lawyer practicing over a decade with special expertise in family Law. She also holds an LLM from the University of Mumbai in Commercial Law and Matrimonial Law. She has been invited to judge various prestigious moot court programs owing to her expertise in her field of practice. She has also addressed and contributed in writing towards issues of sexual harassment at work place and also regarding issues of safety of women and children. Ms. Deshmukh strongly believes in gender justice and is extremely sensitive about injustice and malpractices while actively propagating gender equality.

Dr. Murali Mohan Selvam

Topic: Radarc stereotactic apparatus - Innovation in Neurosurgery making Technology affordable for Masses

Dr Murali Mohan S is a leading and famous Neurosurgeon, practicing in Bangalore. He specialises in Brain and Spine surgery. He heads Neurosurgical Services at SAGAR Hospitals and Synapse Neuro Clinics, Bangalore. He has performed over five thousand surgeries and has special interest in complex neurosurgical procedures such as brain tumor, head and neck junction (CV junction), skull base and spine surgery including scoliosis and deformities. Dr Murali is a member of several reputed organizations like the Indian Medical Association, Neurological Society of India and the Skull Base Surgery Society of India.

Mr. Gautam Thakur

Shri Gautam E. Thakur is B.E. (Civil) from Pune University. He also holds Diploma in Financial Management from IMDR, Pune. He has attended Management Development Programmes at IIM, Ahmedabad in the field of Strategy. He has been successfully heading National School of Banking (NSB), the pioneering and premier private training Institute in the field of Banking and Finance, since last sixteen years. Since its establishment in 1978, during the last 35 years NSB has helped more than 85,000 students to secure jobs in the banking industry and has trained more than 3, 55,000 students. He has rich extensive experience in the field of Residential, Commercial and Industrial Construction. He has completed several prestigious projects in Mumbai, Pune and Goa through his firm ‘NSB Properties’.

Mr. Ninad Karpe

Topic: Bond to Baba: Successful strategies

Ninad Karpe has recently retired as Managing Director & CEO of Aptech Ltd. He was earlier Managing Director, CA (formerly known as Computer Associates) for India & SAARC. He had been associated with CA India since the company’s inception in the country. He held numerous management responsibilities in CA India that include setting up offices in India, managing marketing, PR, technical services, HR, operations and finance. Ninad is an independent director on the Board of a few public companies. He has an interesting hobby of home wine-making and follows F1 religiously. Till recently he was also the Chairman, Western Region, CII

Mr. Praveen Wadalkar

Co-Founder & CEO at Techizer, business storytelling coach, motivational speaker ( 5-Times International TEDx Speaker)

After spending 10 years in the corporate world, in 2011 he was bitten by a bug called entrepreneurship and he founded Techizer ( ), a highly specialized Pharma Digital Marketing firm. With the team of around 100 champions he serves more than 85 pharma companies in Asia. Techizer also featured as “20 most promising m-Health solution providers-2018” by CIO Review.

Mrs. Radha Kapoor Khanna

Founder & Executive Director Indian School of Design & Innovation( ISDI)

Design Thinker, Innovation Evangelist, Creative Entrepreneur and Founder of The Three Sisters: Institutional Office. Radha wears more than one hat in her professional endeavours with diverse interests driven by her creative passions. Born a right brained person, and having a keen eye for design from her early days, Radha pursued a degree in fine arts majoring in Communication Design at the Parsons School of Design, New York. She is the first Parsons alumnus to have collaborated with the school to set up the Indian School of Design and Innovation in association with Parsons, New York, in 2013, in Mumbai. She also has a special mention in India’s Most Influential List (2016)

Mr. Rahul Acharya

Topic: The Science of dance

Rahul Acharya is one of the most loved and popular Odissi soloist in the International arena today. The world fondly knows him as the Divine Dancer. At 31, Rahul is treasured for his mastery over the technical aspects of Odissi and his display of sublime emotions. His dance is imbued with beauty, artistry and precision. His rendition of Odissi has been inspired by the Late Guru Debaprasad Das and his teacher, Guru Durga Charan Ranbir. Since the age of 4, Rahul has been training under Guru Durga Charan Ranbir in Bhubaneswar, Orissa. Rahul started performing at a tender age and today is marked as an eminent International dancer. He tours the world extensively. At home, he has been an active participant in most celebrated dance festivals of India like Khajurao, Konark, Mukteshwar and Ananya. Other than his dance, Rahul is an avid devotee of Lord Jagannatha and well versed in Sanskrit. He enjoys reading and researching on Shastras (Scriptures) and bringing them to the forefront through his dance.

Mr. Rahul Mirchandani

Topic: Innovation for Rural India

Dr. Rahul Mirchandani, Executive Director, Aries Agro Ltd, was appointed as National Chairman of Confederation of Indian Industry’s Young Indians (CII-Yi) for the year 2009-10. Prior being appointed as National Chairman, Dr. Rahul Mirchandani has been associated with CII’s Young Indians as a Vice Chairman. He has been associated with CII’s Young Indians since past 4 years and has led the Yi Youth Affairs activities in Mumbai and later nationally Dr. Mirchandani has worked with CII-Yi members and mentors 3000 students from 41 educational institutions across India in a wide range of community service, self development and nation building initiatives. Dr. Mirchandani conceptualized the first CII-Yi- National Young Farmers Network, in partnership with Aries Agro Limited, in August 2007 with an objective of knowledge dissemination across young farmers across India regarding agricultural best practices. The network, currently with 5900 farmers in 8 states, aims to use knowledge as a catalyst to bridge the productivity gap in Indian agriculture.

Mr. Sumit Chowdary

Topic: The Mathematics of Ideas, Innovation and Success

Sumit is a global thought leader and CXO in the field of Smart Cities, Telecom, Information analytics and an Urban Design enthusiast. He is the Founder and CEO of Gaia Smart Cities. Having led several large, hyper-growth, multinational telecom and consulting companies in US, Australia & India, he has worked on technology based transformation of companies. He is now focused on sustainable solutions for Smart Cities and Internet of Things. Gaia Smart Cities is a full service Urbantech Solutions and Services provider engaged in the business of providing innovative solutions for businesses, governments and individuals.

Mr. Praveen Wadalkar

Praveen is a CEO and co-founder of an IT company, Techizer Tech Solutions Pvt. Ltd. employing around 100 people. As a storyteller, Praveen loves to convert real-life experiences and observations into stories. As an entrepreneur, budgeted solo traveler and HMI certified mountaineer he gets immense opportunity to meet people and pick several stories for his audience.

Mr. Vimal Mahendru

Topic: Direct Current - Electricity in the 21st century, for all

Vimal Mahendru is the President of Legrand-India, a subsidiary of the French multi-national Legrand. In his present role, he guides strategic initiatives of the company, especially forays into new and emerging markets. Besides this, Vimal is presently the IEC Ambassador, representing IEC in various government and stakeholder fora relevant to the electrotechnical community. He is the IEC Standardization Management Board (SMB) member from India and Chair of the IEC Systems Committee on Low Voltage Direct Current and Low Voltage Direct Current for Electricity Access (SyC-LVDC). Specifically, on Electricity Access, Vimal is representing IEC in various UN, multi-government and international fora, to drive electricity access initiatives through standardization.