Speakers Lineup

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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Binita Jain


From losing her husband to terrorists, to bravely emerging like a superwoman from the emotional trauma - Binita Jain has channelized her melancholy into unstoppable productivity. From getting multiple degrees, after getting married quite early in life, -to being a popular teacher in a coaching institute, from raising two children -to becoming the support system for her family and friends - she not only was the star winner of KBC but also won a million hearts with her performance.

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Arup Kumar Dutta


Arup Kumar Dutta is an award winning Indian writer, a lead columnist in Assam tribune, has authored many novels, short stories, articles, columns, satirical pieces, editorials. For his many literary achievements he has been awarded the Life Time Achievement Honour by Association of Writers and Illustrators for Children in 2014 and the Padma Shri award in 2018.

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Light After Dark

All Blind Music Band

The inspirational band of four visually impaired young boys - Hilter Khongpai (drummer), Remiki Pajuh (guitarist), Wanlamphrang Nongklhaw (vocalist), Dilbertstar Lyngdoh (basist), is the hidden talent of Meghalaya. Zoma Sailo, the founder of ‘Light After Dark’, believed in the musical acumen of students at Bethany Society and encouraged the exceptional foursome to perform for the crowd. He took notice of few boys who had good listening skills/ “good ears for music” as he defined and guided them to brush their skills leading to the formation of the band LAD (Light After Dark).

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