TedX talks inspire

Students of the Xavier Institute of Management here drew inspiration from powerful speakers at TEDxXIMB 2016 organised at the institute. 

By PRIYA ABRAHAM in Bhubaneshwar
  • Published 17.01.17
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Bhubaneswar, Jan. 16: Students of the Xavier Institute of Management here drew inspiration from powerful speakers at TEDxXIMB 2016 organised at the institute. 

This was the fourth edition of TEDxXIMB.

It had speakers such as Mr Gay World India 2016 and prominent LGBT rights activist Anwesh Kumar Sahoo, researcher at the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Delhi, Anand Ranganathan, criminal intelligence officer at Interpol and counter-terrorism specialist Raul Villamarin Rodriguez, co-founder and managing director of Ortel Communications Limited JagiMangat Panda, film-maker and rapper Qaushiq Mukherjee, sociologist and founder of the India Network for Basic Income Sarath Davala and CEO of eKutir Global Suvankar Mishra.

This year’s theme was “Scripting the Change”.

Anwesh Kumar Sahoo’s talk — Tapping Into Your Alice — spoke of growing up in a society that did not know how to deal with those who did not conform to gender stereotypes. Anand Ranganathan’s talk was To Kill a Mocking Bug: Darwin to the Rescue. Raul V. Rodriguez’s Deception in Management Education was an interactive session. JagiMangat Panda spoke on Breaking the glass ceiling: Women entrepreneurs in India. 

Film-maker and rapper Qaushiq Mukhejee spoke on Digital Disruption in Underground Cinema. Sarath Daval’s Universal Basic Income was based on his observations from a pilot study onbasic income in Madhya Pradesh.

The final speaker for the evening was Suvankar Mishra, whose topic was — Human digital platform to aid sustainable development of smallholder communities.