Scientist, ISRO | Mars Orbitter Mission | TEDx Speaker
Who Am I
Karidhal is a proud contributor to The Mars Orbiter Mission launched by the
Indian Space Research Organisation. Leading the team behind the success of
'Mangalyaan', Ritu has been involved in a lot of revolutionary space operations
with ISRO. A proficient alumnus of the Indian Institute of Science, she
completed her Masters in Aerospace Engineering with a clear aim of working
towards a change. She comes from a middle class family, in Lucknow, where the
major importance has always been given to the education. She always had the
fascination about space, an urge to do something different from a normal trend.
Collecting news articles related to any space activities by ISRO or NASA was
one of her hobbies.The dream of joining the space agency came true in 1997,
November .She has worked for many prestigious missions of ISRO, handled
responsible position of Operations Director for many missions. Being the mother
of two kids, she finds her inspiration and motivation to manage between work
and home from the support given by her family all the times.
When Speaking Minds was founded in 2007 in New Zealand, little did we envisage that this would grow into an international brand with offices in India and London in less than a decade. We set up the business to share what we had learnt, from the privileges we have had in our jobs – of access to knowledge.
Bringing India to the rest of the world was our driving force.
The dna of our business is genuinely about sharing knowledge with the
world, from thought leaders and experts who are notable achievers in
their field. Raga D'silva quit her highly successful corporate career in
New Zealand in 2007, to set up a dream business of connecting
knowledge, insights, motivation from exceptional talent with the
corporate world, globally.