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This event occurred on
January 26, 2020
Goa, Goa

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Auditorium, BITS - Pilani, Goa Campus
Near Dabolim International Airport
Goa, Goa, 403726
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Anand Bhaskar

Anand Bhaskar, the lead singer of his namesake band “Anand Bhaskar Collective” has made his mark in the music industry by exceptionally marrying the sounds of Indian classical and heavy alternative rock. A songwriter and music composer, Anand wrote his first song in Hindi called “Hey Ram” after the 26/11 terrorist attacks in Mumbai - a song about communal and religious hatred. Sparked by this, he continued writing songs and started ABC as a solo project which quickly turned into a multi-membered band. They have produced two widely-received original albums: Samsara and Excuse Me. Anand Bhaskar has also worked on several projects in the Indian film industry, with his music in several Hindi and Malayalam movies and shows, including Mission Mangal, Baaghi 2, and the TV series Mirzapur. He is also the voice behind some of the biggest TV commercials and has sung the official anthem for Rajasthan Royals in 2019.

Anil Lamba

Dr Anil Lamba is a chartered accountant and bestselling author whose primary goal is to teach the importance of finance and the basics of capital management to everyone in the country. A man of many education qualifications, he holds degrees in commerce, law and a doctorate in taxation leaving him in the perfect position to initiate “Financial Literacy for All”, a national movement which aims to educate the common man financially. As well as being the director of the Lamcon School of Management, Dr. Lamba has initiated training programs which have been held internationally. His organization boasts of a client list exceeding over a 1000 corporations throughout the world, all of which have lauded his amazing ability to put forth concise points and plans for financial management in an engaging manner.

Archis Patil

Archis Patil is an ex-professional footballer and a professional football freestyler. On the junior level of football, he last played for Air India before an injury ended his hopes of furthering his football career. He transitioned into football freestyling, in which he has since achieved a considerable amount of success. He has done multiple shows both in India as well as internationally. He also has 4 world records to his name and is the winner of the TV show 'Entertainment Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega'.

Elli AvrRam

Elli AvrRam is a half Greek, half Swedish model who was so mesmerized by the colors and passion of Indian cinema that she decided to become a part of it, even if that meant learning a new language and the ways of an entirely foreign country. She made it big in the industry by appearing on the big screen in movies like Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon and Mickey Virus. On TV, you would have seen her on Bigg Boss, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa, The Verdict, and Inside Edge 2. She is a great dancer and frequently posts kathak and belly dancing routines.

Jimmy Mistry

Jimmy Mistry is an Indian designer, hotelier, entrepreneur and developer. A mechanical engineering dropout, he started his first business at the age of 19 in 1991. Starting with a small pest control business in Mumbai, and expanding to contracting and furniture, Jimmy Mistry started the Della group, which is now one of the top design and architecture brands in the country. It offers a variety of services in hospitality and housing like villas, homes, offices, hotels, resorts and even an adventure training academy.

Padmashri Saravanan

Padmashri Saravanan was a speaker at our informal event “TEDxpressions” where she took us through her coming out story and her strong views on gender orientation and choice. At the mere age of 19, she is an LGBTQ+ activist and one of the co-founders of “Queerious BITS”, an LGBTQ+ support group that helps the students of BITS voice their opinions without any judgment.

Priya Mishra

Diagnosed with stage 3 lymph node tuberculosis, Priya Mishra was on her deathbed when she received a ray of hope through the usage of cannabis. Upon her recovery, she recognized its medicinal potential. She went on to become India’s first female cannabis activist and founded the company Hempvati which sells 100% legal hemp products. The author of “Kohinoor of Herbs”, she has not only played a critical role in legalization of cannabis in six states of India but has also run various education awareness campaigns across rural parts of the country. She has also worked with notable figures like Manish Malhotra, Huma Qureshi and Prachi Desai. As a plant deeply embedded in Indian culture with multiple values spanning Ayurveda, fodder and cloth, Priya hopes to see it become an integral part of the medical industry.

Rajan Singh

Rajan Singh is an entrepreneur, the founder of ConceptOwl, a startup to make resources for entrance exam preparation more accessible to students in rural areas of the country. He graduated from IIT Kanpur, cleared the IPS, and was the police commissioner of Thiruvananthapuram. He quit halfway through his term to pursue an MBA at Wharton School. He then had a successful career in the field as a consultant at McKinsey and Company, and then at a private equity fund in Mumbai. Realizing his true passion lies in teaching physics, Rajan decided to launch ConceptOwl.

Sudhir Rajkumar

Sudhir Rajkumar is India’s leading performer in “fluteboxing”, an art that amalgamates the sounds of the Indian flute and the percussions of beatboxing simultaneously. Sudhir has further trained himself to perform the same feat with the harmonica. He was the semi-finalist in Asia’s Got Talent 2019, the semi-finalist of India’s Got Talent season 5, the winner of the MTV show “Wall of Fame” and is a record holder in the Limca Book of Records.

Viraj Ghelani

Viraj Ghelani is a digital content creator who mainly creates content for the YouTube channel “Filtercopy” which is a part of Pocket Aces. He comes from a humble background and hence, it was not an easy decision to drop out of college to follow his passion. Today, he is one of the most well-known people in the digital entertainment industry. He is an actor, writer, and comedian full of life and is famous for his comic roles in the videos.

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