• TEDxCartRoad

    He who believes in commitment and sacrifices his sleep to chase his dream is an Achiever

  • Connection

    A perfect place to meet the doers, achievers, thought leaders, aspiring souls from your own community

  • Horizon

    Winners take time to relish their work, knowing that scaling the mountain is what makes the view from the top so exhilarating.

  • TEDxYouthCartRoad

    Focused, determined and passionate souls from Shimla attending TEDxYouthCartRoad event

  • Attitude

    Sunlight cannot bleach the snow, similar is the focus and determination of our TEDx team; unstoppable and unbending.

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What is TEDx

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has createdx a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxCartRoad, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxCartRoad event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.


TEDxCartRoad is the first TEDx event in the beautiful city of Shimla. Inspired by the hidden wonders of Himachal, and motivated by the global reach that the brilliant TEDx platform offers, TEDxCartRoad, hopes to spread the best Himachali Ideas across the globe. With the idea of spreading the motivational, success stories of some real heroes who have excelled in their respective fields with courage and passion. TEDxCartRoad is expecting this event to be one of its kind where the achiever clan of the hills will share their ideas which are worth spreading to the audience looking for a thrust of motivation and dip into positive energies.

Theme for 2013

Excel - Everyone wants to excel in something or the other, yet very few are able to do it. Many of us get inspired to do something, but before long the inspiration fades, and the interesting becomes mundane. The journey to excellence begins with inspiration, and requires various other ingredients that come together at the right place and the right time to result in a delightful concoction. We need to start on the journey and continue against all odds, till excellence becomes a habit. The best people to guide us in our search for excellence, then, would be those individuals who have excelled in their respective fields.

Our speakers

Ajay Sohal
Youngest Himachali & 3rd youngest in world to have scaled Mt.Everest. read more
Raaja Bhasin
Widely published author & historian on Shimla and sorroundings. read more
Rahul Nainwal
A TED Fellow from Shimla, Rahul is also co-founder of iVolunteer read more
Sushil Tanwar
Founder of NGO, Ashadeep, Sushil has been an inspiration to many. read more

Videos from Past TEDx events

Exploring the roots of Masroor Temple : Prof. N. K. Singh at TEDxDharamsala

Nurturing the tree of my life : Sandhya Gupta at TEDxDharamsala

The Rebel Mind : Tenzin Tsundue at TEDxDharamsala

Connecting to roots through arts : Tenzin Yougyal at TEDxDharamsala