5 Powerful Sessions We Are Looking Forward To Attend At TEDx Jaipur 2017

What do Stephen Hawking, Richard Branson, Bill Gates, Shashi Tharoor, and Shekhar Kapoor have in common?

Of course, they are all famous, successful, and pioneers of their field. But apart from that, they have also taken to the platform of TED to deliver some riveting talks. From insights into path-breaking technologies to issues of the new world, these TED talks created ripples across the world and were watched by billions.


At some point, you must have come across Pranav Mistry’s talk on the “Sixth Sense.” If not, here’s a glimpse.

One of the very first videos to go “viral,” it got a lot of young minds interested in technology. That’s the brilliance of TED. The ideas shared have the power to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world.

If you wish to see the awesomeness of TEDx first hand, mark your calendar for this Saturday. With a stellar lineup of speakers and the posh setting of Hotel Clarks Amer, TEDx Jaipur is all set for its 9th edition. Here is a list of sessions we are looking forward to attend.

Tickets available here.

manisha koirala

Bollywood Veteran & Cancer Crusader

Manisha Koirala at Tedx Jaipur 2017

At the height of her success, Bollywood superstar, Manisha Koirala lost everything – relationship, career & health. It was a trying time, where she was diagnosed with cancer and it was this battle with cancer, which caused her to look deep within herself. A cancer crusader and a mascot of positivity, at TEDx Jaipur 2017, Manisha would share how she battled the adversities that life threw at her.


Ex. Army & Defence Analyst – TIMES NOW

GD Bakshi at TEDx Jaipur 2017

The man thousands have loved and admired. The man who can silence enemies, traitors, separatists, pseudo-liberals and sometimes even Aranabh Goswami!

A thinking soldier, Maj. Gen G.D Bakshi served as a combat veteran on the Line of Control and counter-terrorist operations in J&K and Punjab. As a Strategic Defence Analyst, he will share his ideas on key national security issues and the changing face of Nationalism amongst youth.

laxmi agarwal

Acid Attack Survivor & Activist 

Acid Attack Survivor and Activist Laxmi Agarwal

An acid attack survivor, Laxmi took the cause and struggled to win the case in the Supreme Court on restrictions on the sale of acid. Despite the regulations, not much changed on ground and acid continues to be available in open market.

Laxmi will talk about how she is fighting another battle by means of Right of Information Act and acquiring data concerning acid sale in each district in India. She aims to apprise the Supreme Court of the actual ground situation with this data.

vikas agnihotri

Digital Storyteller, Google India

Vikas Agnihotri of Google

One of the biggest innovations of our time, Google has become an indispensable part of our lives. But how does it work? How do users engage with it?

One of the top guys at Google India, Vikas will be presenting mind-boggling insights on online behavior, searches on Google and how it is interlinked to demographics.

namit das

Actor, Composer & Vocalist 

Actor Namit Das at TEDx Jaipur 2017

A familiar face in TV and Cinema, you might remember Namit for his roles in Wake Up Sid, Ghanchakkar and Sumit Sambhal Lega.

But what you didn’t know is that Namit is a trained classical singer too. Along with composer Anurag Shanker, Namit would be setting the mood right at TEDx Jaipur with some soulful music from his recently released album.


Joining these five would be nine other innovators and performers to complete a fantastic line-up of sessions. If the lineup has riled up your interest enough, you can book your tickets here.

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