Khurshed holds an M.Sc. in Mathematics from IIT Bombay. He is a Parsi and is fondly called Bawa, a nickname he inherited from his IIT days. More than 20 years ago, he decided he would rather teach people how to meditate and make them happy instead of teaching them math and making them miserable. He became an Art of Living teacher and this allowed him to do exactly that and gave him the freedom to explore many of his varied passions.

He has organised many events for the Art of Living in many capacities... from a volunteer on the ground to being in charge of an event of 200,000+

He loves music and plays the piano, is a foodie and runs the Cafe at the Art of Living Bangalore Ashram, enjoys long walks, is a certified Cranio Sacral Therapist, has designed his own board game called Mumbai Connection, is passionate about the

environment, likes movies and theatre with happy endings... And absolutely enjoys teaching.

With Dinesh, he has co-authored his first book - Ready Study Go! - Smart Ways to Learn, being published by Harper Collins India, scheduled to be in bookstores by December 2016.

He has created workshops to teach mind mapping, mathematics (not the type that makes you miserable), cooking yummy vegetarian food, and how to appreciate western classical music.

His latest workshop is 'Study Sutras' and is based off a few chapters from his book "Ready, Study, Go!". It creates a paradigm shift in the way you learn. It makes the process of studying efficient, enjoyable and meaningful. It will change the way you think and possibly even bring about a transformation in the way you live. It is also named as 'Study Smart' in few places.

He is a highly acclaimed and prolific speaker having represented Art of Living in many National and International fora. He has given numerous TEDx talks all over India.

He brings to the table a smooth blend of cutting edge technology and science coupled with the ancient wisdom of India which he contemporizes and makes relevant for present day challenges.

He is known for his warmth, wit and wisdom.


Dinesh holds a B.Tech in Metallurgy and Material Sciences from IIT Bombay. He always wanted to make a difference to the people around him and the world in general. At the age of 21, he became an Art of Living teacher and has taught the secrets of the mind and meditation in more than 30 countries.

He is a fitness enthusiast and thoroughly enjoys his daily workouts. He is a sportsman and loves to play soccer. He does awesome Yoga. He has a unique and often a humourous take on current affairs which he prolifically expresses through his tweets. He likes movies and music. He enjoys learning and chanting ancient sanskrit mantras. People are instantly drawn to the serenity and warmth that he radiates.

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