About TEDx Bangalore 2016

We are deeply human.

Inclusive. Passionate. Open. Curious. Evolving.

These are the traits that define us and our search for purpose, and though the challenges of daily life may mire us in process and rigidity our intrinsic desire to be fluid remains. An exploration of the human ideal for the modern world has thus become essential and we are hoping that what we discover about ourselves will spur us into action.

About TEDx

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience.

Our event is called TEDxBangalore where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxBangalore event, TED Talks, videos and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

Venue - Infosys Convention Centre



Any space which inspires a sense of safety in us is critical to our long-term success because it allows us to slow down, introspect and address difficult questions surrounding identity, equity, purpose, integration and self-worth.

A cocoon is the perfect, natural manifestation of this physical and ideological space because this is where we shed our former selves and use all resources that are available to us for the singular purpose of growth, progress and evolution.

This is where old ideas die and new ones are born.


Albert Einstein once rightly said that “we cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them”. All progress thus isn’t necessarily incremental or evolutionary and so sometimes the only viable option is to wipe the slate clean and start afresh. How would we tackle our grandest challenges if we didn’t have to rely on earlier marginally successful solutions? What would we do if we moved from a mindset of scarcity to one of abundance?

This is where our dreams become reality.


The future we are creating for the next 50 years is going to be wildly different from any other era in human history. This future is one that is being built around the vision of a technology fuelled utopia where all of humanity’s needs will be taken care of so that a second renaissance can finally arrive. However, there are very real consequences to this choice and we must take a long hard look at how this union of physical and digital will ultimately manifest, and affect those who are not a part of the decision making process.

This is where our future resides.


Mustafa Ghouse

Asian Games Medalist.COO Bengaluru Football Club. CEO JSW Sports.

Once a Tennis Player, always a Tennis Player, Mustafa Ghouse, represented the country between 1996 and 2008 in Tennis and is currently the CEO of JSW Sports, an organization committed to the development of sport in India and the COO of the current, I-League Champions of India, Bengaluru FC.

Pamela Gale Malhotra

Co-founder of SAI Sanctuary

SAI Sanctuary is the first private wildlife sanctuary in India being the fulfilment of a lifetime spent in protecting wildlife and the environment. Both author and subject of several articles and films receiving national and international exposure, and a popular speaker on environmental topics like climate change, watershed protection, biodiversity and species extinction, Pamela's recognition for her work is reflected in the awards given to her over the years