TEDxSIULavale 2015

SIU shares the same passion as TED does, to become an evangelist of ideas that can drive our future. The theme Excelsior…From Dreams To Reality of TEDxSIULavale 2015 fulfilled it. At the event, the speakers shared their experiences on how they transformed their dreams into reality. It was a mystical event which left a long lasting impression of excelling and moving up in life.

Abish mathew

One for the kitchen one for the soul

He might be recognized as that guy who makes cringe-worthy innuendos on the Youtube show “The Punliners” or as the guy who used to host Delhi-based radio channel Hit 95 FM’s evening show or the guy who currently hosts his own late-night talk show, Son Of Abish, at Canvas Laugh Factory, Mumbai. Clearly, Abish Mathew’s all over the place. Abish Mathew is one of the most experienced and unique comedians in the country. His performances are littered with funny original songs, silent enacted one man sketches, online shows and stand up that keep his style of comedy fresh and thoroughly entertaining. Abish has performed as a headliner comic for comedy companies like Weirdass Comedy, The Papa CJ Comedy Company, East India Comedy, Schitzengiggles and many more.

General Bikram Singh

Character and Competence-The Hallmarks of an Effective Leader

General Bikram Singh, the former Chief of the Indian Army and Chairman Chiefs of Staff is a graduate of the Defense Services Staff College, Wellington, the Higher Command Course at Mhow and the US Army War College (USAWC), Pennsylvania, USA. He was also inducted into the US Army War College ‘Hall of Fame’ and awarded The Legion of Merit by the President of United States for Exceptionally meritorious Conduct in Performance of Outstanding Services. For his distinguished and dedicated services, the President of India awarded him with the Param Vishishta Seva Medal, Uttam Yudh Seva Medal, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, Sena Medal and Vishisht Seva Medal.

Sabbah Haji

Journey of Haji School

Sabbah Haji is the Director of Haji public school, a not-for-profit school established in 2009 in a tiny Himalayan village in the Doda district of Jammu and Kashmir. She opened a school to give education to children there as she felt that education is the base for progress and development. From two rooms of her father Saleem Haji's home in May 2009, HPS today has its own building and nearly 200 children on its rolls.

Daksha Sheth

Precarious Balance - Dancing on the Edge

Daksha is an iconoclast who has trodden a difficult path in pursuing various dance forms after carving a prestigious reputation for herself in the world of Kathak for 20 years. She is first Indian woman to perform Mayurbhanj Chhau as a soloist as well as to find a dance company. Her strength is her beauty to amalgamate the classical dance forms with the folk dance forms and martial arts. An excerpt from her diary: " I am a gambler by nature, and love the risk of experimenting, improvising, trying new things, both in life and in art. I am comfortable with uncertainty, and enjoy moving in new and unknown territory. I enjoy success, but I don’t fear failure." The Sanger Noatak Academy awarded her for creative and experimental explorations in the field of dance on 28th September 2010.

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