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This event occurred on
June 11, 2021
5:30pm - 6:30pm IST
(UTC +5.5hrs)
Mumbai, Maharashtra

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized (subject to certain rules and regulations).

Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400054
Event type:
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Anusha Subramanian

Journalist & Mountaineer
An award-winning journalist and a British Chevening Scholar, Anusha Subramanian quit full-time mainstream journalism after almost 2 and a half decades to pursue her passion for Adventure Sports and especially trekking and mountaineering and working for social causes. She has combined her skillsets of writing and adventure training to be able to work for the larger good of society by getting more people introduced to the outdoors and adventure. Anusha is also constantly finding various ways to give back to society through her field of expertise and knowledge. Last 3 years she has been focusing on creating more awareness about the Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in the outdoors. Towards this effort, In 2018, she successfully led India’s first inclusive climbing expedition (comprising of 3 blind men and 10 sighted climbers) to Mt Kilimanjaro, the World’s highest free-standing mountain to a successful summit in Sep 2018.

Pragya Saboo

Product Manager & Entrepreneur
Pragya Saboo is a passionate entrepreneur who has co-founded several ventures including Hubble and PROJECT XXI. Currently, she is a Product Manager at TodayTix, founder and curator of Project XXI. TodayTix Pragya has taken the lead on several projects, showing her remarkable can-do attitude. She is responsible for the implementation of new and improved features starting from customer research to launch. Furthermore, she took leadership of the product planning process, helping to define the product strategy, the road map for the consumer squad, and assisted in building the team. At the same time, she is growing her venture PROJECT XXI in India. With PROJECT XXI, Pragya wants to change the unbalanced focus on outstanding academic grades in high schools and colleges, and shift the focus on the overall holistic development of students.

Raashi Thakran

Social Activist
Raashi Thakran is a mental health advocate, social activist, and engineer from Bangalore. As a changemaker from’s flagship program – She Creates Change, in July last year, she started a petition asking the government to launch a National Helpline Number for Suicide Prevention in India which has received more than 3.9 lakh signatures. This led to the creation of the KIRAN mental health rehabilitation helpline number which was launched by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment on 7th September. She is a WICCI (Women's Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry) council member and a certified QPR Instructor.

Organizing team




Mumbai, India
  • Manavi Nag
  • Swanica Shah