Past Speakers

About Our Speakers

At TEDxIITGuwahati, we invite speakers from a myriad of backgrounds to share their innovations, struggles and thereby to encourage the audience towards a better, fuller and a sustainable society. As a technical institute IIT Guwahati has always been a supporter of change, inventions, innovation and

new ideas. TEDxIITGuwahati reflects the same spirit and holds trust in the esteemed speakers to be a medium for change and for the speakers to turn the audience into harbingers of change.

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Seema Biswas


Seema Biswas is an actress and theatre artist hailing from Assam. After completing a degree in Political Science from the Nalbari College she pursued drama at the NSD. Biswas went on to win the National Film award for the Best Actress for the film ‘Bandit Queen’, the 2000 Sangeet Natak Academy Award and the 2006 Best Actress Genie Award for ‘Water’.

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Uddhab Bharali


Dr. Uddhab Kumar Bharali is an Indian innovator, scientist and a senior technologist from Assam having over 140 innovations to his name. His research centre U K B Agrotech is the only centre in the country focusing on machine innovation. His innovations have earned him numerous accolades across the world such as NASA’s ‘Creators of The Future’ award.

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Sankara Subramaniam

Travel Evangelist

Sankara Subramaium is a professional travel blogger. Travel being his passion , career and inspiration, he left his 8-year old corporate sales and marketing career in the IT industry years ago. Now, he is not only living his dream of exploring the world but also inspiring others to live their dream. Subramaium is one of the most followed travel bloggers in India and is often featured by international and domestic travel and by media brands.

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Hasina Kharbhih

Social Worker

Hasina Kharbhih, an Ashoka and Aspen Fellow, is the Founder and Chair of Board - Impulse NGO network. She is also the founder and managing director of Impulse Social Enterprises. She created the nationally and internationally acknowledged Meghalaya Model, a comprehensive tracking system to combat the cross border trafficking of children in the porous Northeastern states of India.

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Sonjoy Hazarika

Director at CNS

Sanjoy Hazarika is a social activist born in 1954 at Shillong. He is quite a famous columnist and author and has helped in making people aware of the problems faced by the people living in the 7 Sisters of the East. He is currently the appointed Director of Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative.

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Ravindranath Ravi

Social Worker

Mr. Ravindranath Ravi is resolute and a focused social activist. He has selflessly devoted his entire life towards creation of training systems and successful livelihood options for the so-called backward society. His powerful talk in the 2016 edition of TEDxIITGuwahati shed light upon how he managed to turn flood-ravaged regions of Assam into successful villages by creating new and alternative livelihoods.

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