Oscar Castellino
TG Feb 2018
Manisha Mohan
TG Feb 2018
Sara Menker
TG Feb 2018
Shriya Srinivasan
TG Feb 2018
Bharat Anand
TG Feb 2018
Ajit Narayanan
TG Feb 2018
Chris Sheldrick
TG Feb 2018
Nungshi Malik
TG Feb 2018
Washington Wachira
TG Feb 2018
Tashi Malik
TG Feb 2018
Saurabh Rane
TG Feb 2018
Richard Browning
TG Feb 2018
Joseph Redmon
TG Feb 2018
Dr. Anne Madden
TG Feb 2018
20+ Speakers
TG Feb 2018
Divyanshu Ganatra
DEC2016, Inspire
Sumit Sadawarti
DEC2016, Entertainment
Maati Baani
DEC2016, Entertainment
Dharavi Diary
DEC2016, Education
Raghu Raman
DEC2016, Think / Re-Think
Guilhem DESQ
DEC2016, Entertainment
Rives
DEC2016, Explore
Deepak Ramola
Art, DEC2016, Inspire
Vandana Trivedi
DEC2016, Think / Re-Think
Josy Joseph
DEC2016
Neel Ghose
DEC2016, Inspire
Roozbeh Ghaffari
DEC2016, Technology
Sparsh Shah
DEC2016, Inspire
Wim van Egmond
DEC2016, Explore
Edith Elliott
DEC2016, Education
Angélica Dass
Art, DEC2016
Lux Narayan
DEC2016, Explore
Boaz Almog
DEC2016, Technology
Florian Radke
DEC2016, Technology
Zak Ebrahim
DEC2016, Inspire
El Seed
Art, DEC2016
Krtin Nithiyanandam
DEC2016, Education
Kalyani Khona
DEC2016
Uday Deshpande
Art, DEC2016, Inspire
Prukalpa Sankar
DEC2016, Explore, Technology
Dr.Zarir Udwadia
DEC2016, Think / Re-Think
Capri Everitt
DEC2016
Previous Speakers
Sanket Avlani
2015 TEDxGateway
Sonam Wangchuk
2015 TEDxGateway
Hans Dalal
2015 TEDxGateway
Ishita Katyal
2015 TEDxGateway
LYDIAN NADHASWARAM
2015, 2015 TEDxGateway
Anirudh Sharma
2015 TEDxGateway
Melizarani T.Selva
2015 TEDxGateway
Tarun Khanna
2015 TEDxGateway
Eric Ju Yoon Kim
2015 TEDxGateway
Max ZT
2015 TEDxGateway
Sudharak Olwe
2015 TEDxGateway
Ritu Karidhal
2015 TEDxGateway
Danny Cabrera
2015 TEDxGateway
Raghu Raman
2015 TEDxGateway
Suresh Prabhu
2015 TEDxGateway
Nitin Sawhney
2015 TEDxGateway
Lujendra Ojha
2015 TEDxGateway
Nicki Wells
2015 TEDxGateway
Kshitij Marwah
2015 TEDxGateway
Daan Roosegaarde
2015 TEDxGateway
Rives
2013, 2015 TEDxGateway, Explore
Siddharth Chakravarty
2015 TEDxGateway
Harsh Songra
2015 TEDxGateway
Benedetta Berti
2015 TEDxGateway
Nicolas Perony
2015 TEDxGateway
Andrew Nemr
2015 TEDxGateway
Dilip Ratha
2015 TEDxGateway
Kanav Kahol
2015 TEDxGateway
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Divyanshu Ganatra

Founder, Adventures Beyond Barriers

He was nineteen years old when Divyanshu Ganatra lost his eyesight to glaucoma. At the age when one is perpetually dogged with the “what next” question, he was told that his future lay in making cane furniture and chalk pieces. The many years that followed tell a story of resilience, determination, and will power topped with a generous dose of humour and wit.

Facing the stigma and stereotyping that affects a person with disability first hand, Divyanshu quickly realised that the only way to bring about change was to foster relationships, promote interaction, and champion inclusivity. In 2014, Divyanshu became the first blind Indian to paraglide solo. Seeing sports as the perfect platform, he founded Adventures Beyond Barriers Foundation (ABBF) in 2014, an organisation committed to supporting accessible adventure sports across avenues including marathons, mountaineering, and scuba diving. Today, ABBF has impacted 3500 people with disabilities and 1.5 lakh people in the mainstream community, as well as receiving both media attention and celebrity support.

Growing from one strength to the next, celebrating one success after the other, Divyanshu and the team at ABBF have bigger dreams. They hope to build the country’s first completely accessible outdoor adventure sports centre, help train a team to represent India at the Paralympic Games for tandem cycling, and catalyse a world where disability is only read as another identity marker. Falling back on Mandela’s famous words that “sport has the power to inspire…(it) can create hope where once there was only despair,” Divyanshu hopes to create a more equal, accessible and inclusive world, one marathon, one climb, and one ride at a time.

Linkedin: Divyanshu Ganatra