Résumé

Professional Background

Baisakhi Saha

I am an author, motivational & TEDx speaker, globetrotter, teacher and performer. From Asia to Europe to Africa to South, North and Central America, I have lived across different countries, with local families, on various student exchange programs studying life through diverse mirrors of reality. Since the publication of my first book, I have done numerous speaking gigs and appeared on media platforms internationally. My work seeks to teach how to follow our dreams, listen to the heart, tune in to that inner calling, navigate our true destiny, having lectured on a wide range of exoteric and esoteric topics. I am also a dancer, actress, photomodel and an evolutionary artist, expressing my inner world through art, advancing human consciousness on the planet. I am multilingual and speak six languages. If you wish to get in touch, please email me at contact@baisakhisaha.com

Work Experience

TEDx Speaker 
​2018 – Present
I have done several TEDx talks at different venues internationally, where ‘x’ represents independently organized TED events. Below is a list:  

  1. TEDxResedaBlvd: Keep flowing -the story of a river (coming soon) 
  2. TEDxYouth@BSCR: Life is about you impressing yourself!
  3. TEDxIGDTU: Magic begins where logic ends.
  4. TEDxSiddagangaInstituteofTechnology: Breaking the boundaries of perception to recreate reality.
  5. TEDxSOAUniversity: How to travel the world at the drop of a hat!
  6. TEDxNainiWomen: The perception of beauty across cultures. 

Author & Motivational Speaker at ‘magicNine’
​2009 – Present
​I published my first book ‘magicNine -a true account of the inner adventures of a young girl to consciousness’ in 2014; the writing process began in 2009. Since its publication, I have done several speaking gigs at a variety of venues worldwide. Be it motivating students, empowering women or inspiring adults alike, I’ve done numerous presentations at Universities, Schools, Institutions, Organizations, Libraries, TEDx events, Hotels and other locations internationally, teaching the law of attraction, how signs & synchronicities guide us on our destiny paths, how to follow our dreams or tune in to the inner calling, shadow aspects of our consciousness and more. Visit my author profile on amazon or book channel magicNine to watch some of my events, speeches, lectures, evolutionary talks and other related videos. My two upcoming books are titled, ‘Life is Abracadabra’ which recounts 21 magical stories from my adventures across the globe that will make anyone look at life with new eyes and ‘Nrit -the dream of finding the self’ inspired by true events, which I plan to turn into a film post publication. I have also published an Inspirational Calendar and an Inspirational Journal in three variations with dance expressions and empowering quotes from the book magicNine. A full list of my publications can be found at the store on this site. Besides I pen regularly at my bilingual blog on a wide range of evolutionary topics of exoteric and esoteric significance. 

Dancer, Actor & Photomodel at ‘abunDance’
​2012 – Present
​During the process of writing my first book, ‘abunDance’ was born as an act of self-expression, the kind of dance life is made of… dance in abundance! I have performed at a variety of events and venues internationally, exhibiting Indian culture and a fusion of dance forms from different traditions. I have staged a number of shows along with speaking gigs, combining education and entertainment in the same package. Visit my channel abunDance to watch some of my performances. Besides Kathak, Bollywood and other Indian dance forms, I also do Salsa, Exotic and Belly dance. An artist of the heart, I have done Photomodeling in New York and acted in theater, Spanish & English short films, a political docimentary that won several international awards and am now venturing onto feature films. I am also on IMDB

Evolutionary Artist & Video Coordinator at IDEA
​2014 – Present
​IDEA stands for International Directory of Evolutionary Artists, a global community of visual and performing artists, artisans and writers on a path of expanding consciousness, to help realize our greatest artistic and personal potentials for the full-flourishing of all of Life, with a passion for contributing to change in the world, co-creating with Life, for life. Please visit my IDEA profile for more details. 

English Profesora at WSI, CEVAZ, DHL & CCCN
​2009 – 2013
​For several years I have taught English and Business Communication to people of all age groups, right from children to senior adults, during my exchange programs across South and Central America at different Institutions and organizations. I am TOEIC certified to teach English as a Second Language (ESL) to foreigners. My teaching methods include engaging all the senses viz. visual, audio, kinesthetics, games, interactive learning etc. The organisations I worked with are, Wall Street Institute (WSI) and Centro Venezolano Americano del Zulia (CEVAZ) in Venezuela, DHL Headquarters of Central America and Centro Cultural Costarricense Norteamericano (CCCN) in Costa Rica. 

Member & Exchange Participant at AIESEC
​2006 – 2014
​At my University in Singapore (NUS), I was a member of the world’s largest student run organisation AIESEC. I soon became an Exchange Participant and traveled the world through their platform, from Asia to Europe to Africa to South, North and Central America, I did internship programs with a variety of Organisations.  Currently I am an Alumna.

Marketing Manager at Goge Africa & NigMUNS
​2007 – 2008
​I went to Africa on my first student exchange program and worked there as a marketing executive and business developer at the Model United Nations (MUN) in Nigeria and the famous Goge Africa TV show for the Africans and diaspora; my work also involved journalism, cultural education, organizing community support at Goge Africa Foundation (GAF), career guidance & counseling projects for students among others, during which I traveled all over Nigeria and also to Ghana through Benin Republic and Togo along the West Coast of the continent.

Interpreter at Save the Childhood Foundation
2006 – 2007
​I was an interpreter of German, English and Hindi languages working closely with Nobel Prize recipient Kailash Satyarthi. I also volunteered at his NGO, Global March Against Child Labour and Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA), working with rescued young children, organizing, managing, planning projects & proposals, part of conducting National Consultation Conference, South Asian March against child trafficking in collaboration with the Government, World Vision, UN and other International representatives, India. 

Volunteer Experience

Volunteer at Costa Rica India Association (CRIA)
2011 – 2016
Cause – Cultural Exchange 
Volunteered with the Indian community in Costa Rica, creating a platform for Costa Ricans to acquaint with Indian culture, offering scholarship modules to local students to study in India, engaging in cultural activities, performing dance shows at various venues and more, Costa Rica. 

English Teacher at Hogar Siembra
2011 – 2012
Cause – Education 
Taught English and communication skills to sexually abused, destitute, orphaned, teenage girls at a foster home in San Rafael de Alajuela, Costa Rica. 

Event Organizer at Goge Africa Foundation
2008
Cause – Education 
Organized and raised funds for a career counseling and guidance session for high school students from schools all across Lagos, Nigeria. 

Social Worker at Global March Against Child Labor
2006 – 2007
Cause – Children
German Interpreter, participated & coordinated a Global March Against Child Labor, from New Delhi to Kolkata and back with Nobel Laureate Kailash Satyarthi and his team at Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA), India.

Participant at World Vision
2001
Cause – Hunger 
Participated in a 30 hour famine starvation camp to aid starving children across the globe, collecting newspapers and old clothes from households, working for their upliftment etc. organized by World Vision, Singapore.

Coordinator of Volunteers at St. Andrews Community Hospital
2000 – 2001
Cause – Social Service
Volunteered and organized events and interactions with old folks in the Hospital as the executive member of Community Involvement Community, Victoria Junior College. I also volunteered solo in my free time which received recognition from the staff and patients there, Singapore. 

Education

National University of Singapore (NUS)
​2002 – 2006
​Bachelors of Computing with Business Focus; Minor in German
I was awarded the prestigious SIA-NOL (Singapore Airlines-Neptune Orient Lines) 100% Undergraduate Scholarship plus allowance to do University in Singapore.  Besides my major in IT & minor in Deutsch, I also did a stint in Statistics, Economics, Management and Abnormal Psychology, Singapore.

  • St. Gallen Symposium: Won an all-expense-paid trip to Europe; selected to participate, essay & dialogue on ‘Inspiring Europe’, discussing the pressing problems of Europe and the world; among 600 top businessmen, world leaders, CEOs, scientists, politicians, doctors, and 200 students from universities worldwide, in May 2006 at St. Gallen University, Switzerland. 
  • ASES (Asia-pacific Students’ Entrepreneurship Society): Co-organized a world summit for students on ‘Entrepreneurship’, opening first chapter in Singapore as part of a start-up in Stanford USA during Aug-Sep 2005, involving the top 3 universities NUS, NTU and SMU,  Singapore. 

Air Hostess Academy (AHA)
2002, 3 months
Aviation & Hospitality Management
Subjects included Aviation, Tourism, German,  Communication, Hospitality and First Aid Training from Red Cross Society, New Delhi India.

Xansa India Limited (Websity)
2002, 3 months
Web Designing & Multimedia
Subjects included Photoshop, Imageready, Flash & action scripting, Illustrator, HTML, DHTML, Premiere, Sound forge, Director, Fireworks, Dreamweaver and Ultradev, New Delhi India.

Victoria Junior College (VJC)
​2000 – 2002
A – Levels (Double Maths, Double Science)
I was awarded the prestigious SIA (Singapore Airlines) 100% Youth Scholarship plus allowance to study Pre-University in Singapore. My subjects included Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, English and Hindi as a second language, Singapore.

National Institute of Information Technology (NIIT)
​Dec 1999
Programming with C++
Learned basic programming, New Delhi India.

Apeejay School 
​Sep – Dec 1999
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE; A – Level equivalent)
Briefly started grade 11 when I was awarded the SIA scholarship to study abroad in Singapore, hence left India after 3 months of schooling at this new city, New Delhi India. 

Hindu Senior Secondary School (HSSS)
​1995 – 1999
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE; O – Level equivalent)
Appeared in CBSE grade 10, All India exams with an average of 91.2% (School topper in English with 98% score, amongst top 0.1% at All India Level; awarded merit from CBSE for outstanding performance in English). Passed grade 9 with 91% (1st rank), grade 8 with 93.5% (1st rank), grade 7 with 93.83% (2nd rank), Chennai India.

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan (BGKV)
​Upto 1995
Primary Education
Studied upto grade 6 at Bhavan’s Gangabux Kanoria Vidyamandir (BGKV) also called Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan in short, Kolkata India.


IT Skills

PHOTOSHOP
ILLUSTRATOR
FLASH / PREMIERE
HTML / DHTML
DREAMWEAVER
MS OFFICE
MOVIE MAKER

Languages

ENGLISH
SPANISH / ESPAÑOL
GERMAN / DEUTSCH
HINDI / हिंदी
BENGALI / বাংলা
SANSKRIT / संस्कृतम्

Baisakhi Saha

Last updated: September 2019, Los Angeles USA