From TED...

Buckle up. It's wild out there!

Some days it truly feels that the world has gone mad. But behind the neck-snapping political and social shifts we're seeing, the pace of technological, biomedical and scientific progress continues to accelerate. Truly jaw-dropping demonstrations of tech power are emerging almost every day. And they are likely to play a huge role in the story of the coming years.

All of this is genuinely amazing, tapping into every sense of that word — from shockingly disturbing to thrillingly hopeful. It looks to us as if it's time to collectively breathe deep and prepare for a remarkable new era as politics, globalization, technology, the future of work, and what it even means to be human are all reinvented before our eyes. Forget fake news! We want to offer up the real news.

So for TED2018, we will be tapping into the resources of an expanded curatorial group and going all-out to bring you visibility into the key developments driving this future, from jaw-dropping AI to glorious new forms of creativity to courageous advocates of radical social change. We will include critics and skeptics, but also the quiet heroes driving ideas we can rally around. And through it all, they'll seek an exciting and insightful way forward.

On Friday 20 April, at The Dr. RP Goenka Auditorium, International Management Institute, Kolkata, TEDxIMIKolkataLive proudly brings you a delayed webcast of our favourite highlights from TED2018: The Age of Amazement, taking place just a week earlier in Vancouver, Canada. We hope that this set of talks, curated according to their relevance, will spark an exciting conversation about our shared future.

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Speakers at TEDxIMIKolkataLive

TEDxIMIKolkataLive will witness the presence of enthusiastic speakers sparking conversation across multidisciplinary topics catering to a blend of corporate and academic community. Each speaker will be delivering an 18-minute talk followed by a networking session for facilitating conversation.

Rudra Chatterjee

Chairman, Obeetee and MD, Luxmi Group

Mr. Rudra Chatterjee, is the Chairman of Obeetee and Managing Director of Luxmi Group of Companies. He is a graduate from Columbia Business School, Columbia University. He writes op-ed columns for The Statesman. He is also a director of Makaibari, Biswa Bangla Marketing Ltd., Banglar Dairy, Manor & Mews, UK and Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd.

Agnimitra Paul

Indian Fashion Designer.

Ms. Agnimitra Paul established her own fashion label, called INGA, after graduation and retailed in stores in major cities across India. In 2016, she did a finale of Indian Federation for Fashion Development's India Runway Week in which Babul Supriyo was a showstopper. She has designed Sridevi's personal wardrobe. Her first big break was her work with the film Koi Mere Dil Se Pooche where she designed some costumes for Esha Deol. She has designed outfits for Shonal Rawat for the Femina Miss India pageant. She designed for the Bollywood film Via Darjeeling for Kay Kay Menon, Sonali Kulkarni, Parvin Dabas and Vinay Pathak. She also designed for more than ten Tollywood films with actors like Mithun Chakraborty, Rituparna Sengupta, Jeet, Koel Mallick, Swastika Mukherjee and Mauli Ganguly. Recently she designed costume for the film Naxal.

Subhasini Mistry

Indian Social Worker

Subhasini Mistry is an Indian Social worker. She was awarded India's fourth highest civilian award the Padma Shri in 2018. A young widow at just the age of 23 years with 4 children, she struggled in life working as a house maid, selling vegetables and as a manual labourer. She went on to build a charitable hospital called "Humanity Hospital" for the poor.

Ishita Gupta

Director, Kamtech Associates Ltd. and Co-founder, Kaushalam Box

Ms. Ishita Gupta is the Director of Kamtech Associates Ltd. and Co-founder of Kaushalam Box. She is a motivational speaker who has been spearheading the IT literacy revolution in many underdeveloped towns of India. Her start-up has been awarded the 1st prize by the Chief Minister of Rajasthan at the India Industrial Fair, 2018.

Organising Team

Dr.Tirthankar Nag


Dr. Chanchal Chatterjee


Dr. Rituparna Basu


Dr. Paramita Mukherjee

Overall Operations

Ms.Ahaana Mahanti

Event Production

Ms.Ankita Majumdar

Marketing and Communication

Mr.Dinesh Upadhayay

Website Manager

Mr.Sankar Chowdhury


Subhajit Sinha

Team Member

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