TEDx Anandapur is organizing a TED Talk on Sustainability, Mental Health, and Education in Anandapur, Kolkata on April 17th. Get your tickets now and watch the webcast.
A TEDx event is a local gathering where live TED-like talks and performances 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 are unique and developed independently, but all of them have features in common.
A TEDx event is organized by volunteers from the local community, and just like TED events, it lacks any commercial, religious or political agenda. Its goal is to spark conversation, connection and community.
TEDx Anandapur Talk
Theme: Take your Time
The organizers, based in Kolkata, the city which has been known for taking its time, want to spark a conversation on sustainability, mental health, and education. They have invited 6 speakers with incredible stories to tell, spread across the country with their beginnings or roots in Kolkata.
To find out more about them please click here.
- Amit Sen, Psychiatrist, and CoFounder of Children First
Children First were catalysts in starting a mental health movement that has, since then, been nurtured. Children First are responsive to the complex and changing needs of young people and their families.
- Mimi Chakrabarti, Photographer / Ceramist / Yoga Teacher
Mimi Chakrabarti is a former advertising executive, founder of SOUL purpose, and mother of two grown-up children, whom she homeschooled. Mimi gave up her job to bring up her children and to teach them at home. The experience of homeschooling her children taught her many a precious lesson. Mimi is also a professional photographer with an eye for detail. In addition, she is a yoga acharya and a trained singer.
- Naomi Shah, Filmmaker/Producer at Memesys Culture Lab
Naomi’s work lies at the intersection of non-fiction storytelling and experience design, with a sharp focus on social impact and community upliftment. She has crafted short documentaries and virtual reality non-fiction, while working on feature films, such as ‘An Insignificant Man’ and ‘Piano Fingers’. She is currently working on an interactive & immersive toolkit to improve media and digital literacy skills among the youth through gameplay and storytelling. She lives in Goa with her 12 dogs and works at a Memesys Culture Lab, a new media and cinema studio.
- Satyajit Chakraborty, Game Designer and Founder of Flying Robot Studios
He is the founder of an award-winning game development studio based in Kolkata, India – Flying Robot Studios. It has had clients like Missing Link Trust, The University of Helsinki, and Jhpiego (John Hopkins University Affiliate). The studio has won several awards including ‘Nasscom Game of the Year’ in 2016 and ‘World Summits Awards’ 2019.
- Shyamal Majumdar, TVET & Education Expert
Retired UN staff by designation, an engineer by qualification, thought leader by passion, Shyamal is now working at the intersections of academic institutions, civic society, social and policy impact. Presently involved as an advisor to various boards and engaged in developing sustainable model village using skill as a driver to address SDG goals in rural transformation in India and Spain.
- Taarini Saraf, Sustainable Fashion Designer
A 17 years old artist aspiring to create change – Taarini has initiated the #MeriPocket Movement to empower women by advocating for pockets in womenswear while ensuring sustainability. Since a young age she has been inclined towards art – her work has always used its voice to create a more inclusive and equal world. She is currently working on launching her label ‘Taarini Saraf’, one of her collections – ‘The Pocket Collection’, mainly works with leftover fabrics in conjunction with the #MeriPocket Movement.
Date and Time
- Date: April 17, 2021
- Time: 5 PM to 6:30 PM
369/1 Purbachal Kalitala Link Road, Kolkata, West Bengal, 700078
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