No. of Attendees: 100 Registered Attendees + Faculty + Guests
What is TEDx?
TEDx was created in the spirit of TED's mission, “Ideas Worth Spreading." A TEDx
event is organized by volunteers from the local community. The program is
designed to help communities, organizations and individuals to spark
conversations and connections through local, TED-like experiences. At TEDx
events, a screening of TED Talks videos — or a combination of live presenters and
TED Talks videos — sparks deep conversation and connections at the local level.
The FOURTH edition of the independently organized TED event at the Symbiosis
College of Arts & Commerce, held on a virtual platform dated 16th and 17th April
2021, aimed to bring together notable speakers & captivating performances to
enlighten upon the proposed theme, TRAVERSING THE UNDISCOVERED.
There is an array of possibilities to pioneer: from the diminutive particle of the
universe to the eccentric innovation to the boulevard of self-discovery. The scope
is just cosmic! With the world evolving into a new normal, history has been
testimony to the fact that humans have adapted through time. The secret behind
adaptation lies in the ability to discover what was unearthed before and to look
at things from a novel perspective. The real voyage of discovery not only consists
of seeking new landscapes but, cardinally, to have new eyes.
We reckon that the event should be established on the pillars of a
multidisciplinary approach that involves drawing discussions from multiple
disciplines to redefine problems outside normal boundaries and reach conclusions
based on a new understanding of complex situations. Along with the talks from
our esteemed speakers, most of the speakers even joined the audience live for an
No. of Speakers: 7
No. of Performances: 5
Dr. Hrishikesh Soman, Principal Chief Patron
Dr. Sharayu Bhakare Licensee & Professor In-Charge
Shreya Sandipta Khuntia and Mallar Chakraborty Student Organizers
Speaker 1: Dr. Darlie Koshy
Design & Fashion Wizard | DG & CEO- Apparel Training and Design Centre (ATDC)
Dr. Darlie Koshy, author of the "Indian Design Edge'' and two major books, is the
Director General and CEO of ATDC & IAM. He has been named twice among the
50 Leaders shaping Indian Higher Education and has mentored at NIFT, National
Institute of Design (as Executive Director), Institute of Apparel Management (IAM)
and so forth. Dr. Koshy is the only Indian to have served on the Executive Board of
World Body of Design (ICSID) for 3 terms. He is credited with the formulation of
National Design Policy. Dr. Koshy has also served on the Advisory Board of Lakme
Dr. G. Madhavan Nair, former Chairman of the Indian Space Research
Organisation (ISRO) and Secretary to the Department of Space, Government of
India, is a revered Indian space scientist. He has been awarded the Padma
Vibhushan for his exemplary contribution to Space Research. In his various roles
over the years, he has been remarkably instrumental in helping India achieve a
name among the space-flaring nations.
Somya Gupta is a leading Indian nutritionist. She has been trained and been
working under Rujuta Diwekar as a nutritionist, since her completion of her
Masters in Nutrition Science in 2012 Ms. Gupta has delivered several talks in
acclaimed international stages like the FENS Nutrition Conference at Dublin, the
International Conference on Public Health in Malaysia, CII Panel on Women’s
Health, IIT Bombay - Aavhan, etc.
Speaker 4: Dr. Radhakrishnan Pillai
Management Guru | Chief Mentor- Chanakya Aanvikshiki
Dr. Radhakrishnan Pillai is a renowned author and a leading management Guru.
He has been conferred with the Sardar Patel National Award 2009 for his research
on Chanakya and his principles. His first book, 'Corporate Chanakya', has created a
record for the highest number of pre-release sales for any first book by an author.
Mr. Pillai believes that "management" is a universal art that can be put to use in
almost all fields. He has also hosted a radio show “Ask Chanakya’ on Moksha
Channel of Worldspace Satellite Radio.
Anmol Malik works in the Indian film industry. In 2020, she made her debut as an
author with the book ‘Three Impossible Wishes’, published by HarperCollins. Ms.
Malik’s work has also made it to the Amazon Best Reads list. Ms. Malik recorded
her first vocal track at the age of five. Ms. Maliks’s discography has been very
diverse and many of her songs have been at the top of the music charts. She was
also the Head of the Script Department at Yash Raj Films.
Speaker 6: Jay Alani
Paranormal Investigator | Founder: The Paranormal Company
Jay Alani is a published author and founder of The Paranormal Company, the first
of its kind in Asia. As a trained Paranormal Investigator, he is the official
representative of myriad international paranormal research troops. Mr. Alani
advocates paranormal awareness towards building a society free of blind faith
and superstitions. His talks are built from his wide experience of the supernatural
world, having investigated over 150 haunted locations and solved more than 250 cases.
Dr. Nanditha Krishna has a Ph.D. in Ancient Indian Culture from Bombay
University, where she was also a Heras Scholar. She is the author of several books
that are connected with Indian culture and Hindu Iconography. In 1990, she was
deputed to the Archaeological Survey of India’s restoration of Angkor Vat at
Cambodia. She became the Chairperson for WWF India, Tamil Nadu. She is the
Chairman of C P Ramaswami Aiyar foundation and has won various awards,
including the ‘Nari Shakti Puraskar’ from the Government of India for her
contributions to the society.
Act 1: Classical Dance Fusion embodying Women Empowerment
By: Rokhaiyya Farheen Shaik and Rayudu Arun Kumar (International Level Skaters)
Act 3: Multi-Instrumental Musical Performance
By:Jo Marshall (Acclaimed Musician)
Multi-Instrumental Musical Performance | Jo Marshal | TEDxSCAC
Act 4: Semi-Classical and Folk Dance
By: Rujuta Wakhare (Trained Dancer)
Marathi Drama Circle
The Marathi Drama Circle of Symbiosis College of Arts and
Commerce is very famous for its activities. It was established in
the year 1984 under the able leadership of Principal Dr.
Hrishikesh Soman and Dr. Shirish Limaye (Retired Professor).
The Marathi Drama Circle is a club for all the ardent marathi
theatre lovers who wish to explore their passion for acting and
other integral dimensions of drama such as script writing,
direction and backstage tasks. As one of the oldest and vibrant
club of our college, the Marathi Drama Circle has been a
grooming platform for award winning, illustrious artists of the
Marathi Film Industry like Subodh Bhave, Lokesh Gupte,
Siddheshwar Zadbuke, Esha Keskar, Bhushan Pradhan, Mihir
Amrutkar, Arjun Pradhan, Shweta Velankar, Srishti Deshmukh
and many more of whom we all are extremely proud.
The primary objectives of the Marathi Drama Circle are:
Provide students with a platform to explore their talent in Drama.
Organise and participate in intercollegiate competitions.
Create an environment for students to learn event and logistics management skills.
Marathi Drama Circle actively organise several activities
such as Marathi Day, Drama Day and various workshops and
sessions for our students to enable them to take off their
journey in the field of Drama, Film and other allied roles
relating these field etc. The Drama Circle students also
participates in renowned competitions such as Symbiosis
Karandak, Purushottam Karandak, Bharat Karandak, Firodiya
Karandak,Dajikaka Gadgil Karandak,Rangvaikhari
Competition, Raj Sanman Karandak to name a few.
Symbiosis Karandak (Formerly Suman Karandak):
The Symbiosis Karandak: Intercollegiate Marathi
Play Reading Competition is the flagship event of the
association. This year Symbiosis Karandak competition is
completing 37 years. It has organised between 26 - 29th