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Crucibles of Leadership | Adithya Narayanan | TEDxVITPune
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Added Jul 19, 2016
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Adithya talks about his ‘crucible’ experiences, a period in his life that made him question the purpose of his existence. Through these stories, he seeks to make a clear case for individuals to move out of their comfort zones to have a clearer vision of their place in the world.

The Manager of Social Innovation and Advocacy at Teach for India (TFI), Adithya Narayanan has played

varied roles in the development sector of the country. From directing documentary films on people

working with Search – a non-profit organization at the Maharashtra-Chattisgarh border and on Tibetian

refugees in Dharamshala, to working as a TFI fellow, his current profile involves working on solutions to

some of the most cardinal education-related issues prevalent in the country. A firm believer that proper

education is an answer to almost all of mankind’s problems, he conceived, designed and spearheaded

‘Halla Bol’, TFI’s first parliamentary debate competition for students. He will be joining the Harvard

Kennedy School of Government soon.

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