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On the 9th of September 2016, FLAME University organized its first ever TEDx about the theme “Thoughts Unexplored”. TEDx FLAME University was a full-day event curated by a bunch of students with an audience of about 100 on campus. The objective was to bring together bright minds to give talks that are idea-focused, and on a wide range of subjects, to foster learning, inspiration and wonder- and provoke conversations that matter. The talks delivered by the speakers were crafted ahead of time with respect to the theme and the area with which they were involved. With the theme “Thoughts Unexplored”, an array of creative geniuses were carefully handpicked to enlighten the liberal minds.

Atul Gopal, a former IIM Calcutta graduate who is also a vivid cycling enthusiast delivered a talk on “Live.Life.Cycle”. He started off by narrating the story about how he got hooked onto cycling due to his teacher’s influence back in 2002. He shared his experience of cycling across the country and how it had taught him to appreciate nature. One of the best moments blossomed when he shared a series of breathtaking pictures he took on his cycling journey. This inspirational talk left the audience want for more.

Sudeep Jain is the Director General of Training Election Commission of India who is eager to make a difference in society reinforced “The power of democracy” with his talk. His experience opened up a whole new level of perception about faith in the supreme power.

Camera traps, Jaguars, A flooded forest and A childhood dream” by Trishant Simalai was the speech most talked about. The practical knowledge he earned from his trip to the wilds of Amazon left the audience flabbergasted. This conservationist’s discoveries in the infamous forest was an information treat.

Harnidh Kaur, a part-time poet and a full-time student of Public Policy smashed patriarchy with her wisdom at TEDx FLAME University. Her talk on “Men in feminism” stroke a chord with the audience and she took home a bag full of laughter and a handful of praise and applause.

Robin Chaurasia, the Co-founder of Kranti was welcomed as more of a social hero than a celebrity. Her introduction to Kranti (Rehabilitation of children from Red light areas) and her mind-boggling journey towards its establishment was inspirational. The mob that gathered around during her speech was an explicit proof about the story of her spectacular actions towards the society reaching far and wide. 

A singer-songwriter from Mumbai, Alisha Pais strummed her way to the hearts of the audience. Her views regarding “The right kind of music” was approved with a bunch of nodding heads. Her story about absorbing inspirations around her for music was refreshing and thus carried the audience on a reflective journey through her life.