TEDxMICA 2019: Break The Box

The theme for TEDxMICA 2019 is 'Break The Box'
Time and again, this world tells us to fit in, to conform to the box of labels and boundaries set by society. We say, why fit in or stand out when you can break free? This year on the 10th of February, join TEDxMICA as we rise beyond these boundaries. This year, join us as we 'Break The Box'.

2019 Speakers

Tanvie Hans

Tanvie Hans

Ex-Tottenham, Ex-Fulham Ladies Football Player

One of the most prominent and inspiring voices for women in sports in India, Tanvie Hans started her football journey in Delhi and went on to play for legendary European clubs such as Tottenham Hotspurs and Fulham FC. Now (more…)

Saurabh Sachdeva

Saurabh Sachdeva

An Acting Coach, an Actor, and a Director

Saurabh Sachdeva has donned many hats in the Indian Film Industry. As an actor, he has played the pivotal role of Sulaiman Isa in the Netflix special Sacred Games and was also seen in critically acclaimed movies such as (more…)

Ish Goel

Ish Goel

Blockchain Aficionado, CEO: Somish and Founder: GovBlocks

Being an incredibly holistic achiever, Ish Goel has created a storm in the blockchain circuit and established the ‘Blockchain Centre of Excellence’ at his company in 2016 after being invested in this technology for over (more…)

Ami Patel

Ami Patel

Celebrity Stylist

A renowned celebrity stylist, Ami Patel has transformed the way people view fashion through her work. She is the stylist for some of Bollywood’s most notable fashion-icons like Priyanka Chopra, Madhuri Dixit, Alia (more…)

Hussain Dalal

Hussain Dalal

Actor and Scree

Think coffee, and Hussain Dalal comes to mind – Hussain made Ra.. Ra..RRishi, comedy and coffee cool overnight with his Nescafe ad. With a rich stage background, he was one of the mentors in the 5th season of (more…)

Rohit Roy

Rohit Roy

Actor/Director

From television to films to digital entertainment, Rohit Roy has successfully straddled them all. Today, he is regarded as an actor of immense caliber and versatility. His four-year stint as the stylish and arrogant protagonist in (more…)

Priyanka Kochhar

Priyanka Kochhar

Model & Motorcycle Racer

India’s BikeWithGirl, Priyanka Kochhar has led the bandwagon for ‘paradigm shifts’. As a model who has featured on Vogue, Elle, and several print/advertising campaigns, she has a strong social media presence. She is popular (more…)

Snigdha Poonam

Snigdha Poonam

Journalist & Author

A renowned journalist for The Hindustan Times, Snigdha covers important national affairs in the wide range of Indian Politics, Society and Culture. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Guardian and The Financial Times, (more…)

Abhishek Banerjee

Abhishek Banerjee

Casting Director, Actor

One of India’s finest emerging artists, Abhishek Banerjee began his career in 2010 with Once Upon A Time In Mumbai as a casting associate. In addition to his startling performances in Stree, Ajji, Mirzapur, and mini-series (more…)

Sabyasachi Gorai

Sabyasachi Gorai

Celebrity Chef

The Chef with the Midas touch!
Chef Saby is the only recipient of the most coveted National Tourism Award, for “Best Chef of India” awarded by the President of India. He quit his high flying job as (more…)

Alex Mathew/Maya

Alex Mathew/Maya

Drag Artist

In a world restricted by conventional societal standards, Mayamma or Maya the Drag Queen represents what it means to be true to oneself. One of India’s first few drag queens, Maya has broken the box of labels and (more…)

Virali Modi

Virali Modi

Disability Rights Activist

A determined fighter, 14-year-old Virali Modi was diagnosed with malaria that put her in a coma. The Pennsylvania resident, who wanted to become a model and an actor one day, had gone to Mumbai, where she contracted (more…)