x = independently organized TED event

Theme: Learning Never Stops

This event occurred on
January 24, 2021
7:00pm - 9:00pm IST
(UTC +5.5hrs)
Goa, Goa

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx, a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, like the one by Goa Institute of Management, are self-organized. The event, called TEDxGIM (x = independently organized TED event), will witness TED Talk videos and live speakers coming together to spark deep discussions and connections in a small group.

Goa Institute of Management
Near Ravindra Bhavan
Sanquelium, Poriem
Goa, Goa, 403505
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Ankur Dinge

Musician | Cinematographer | Editor
Ankur Dinge is a prolific musician from the beautiful town of Ponda, Goa. As he talks about his journey to discovering the instrument, we understand that truly Learning isn’t found in just textbooks and papers but it lies in the inspiration we draw from all around us. In the heart of his talk, not only would one witness the instrument being played but also learn about it and its origins in India. The ‘Mouth Harp’ is a unique instrument played only by a few globally. He is one of the pioneers of the instrument and has played an influential role in bringing it back to its home.

Annushka Hardikar

Illustrator | Visual Artist | Story teller
Annushka Hardikar is an Indian designer and illustrator, with a passion for storytelling, based in Pune, India. Her art speaks about female empowerment, environment, food & travel and many more, with a nature and wildlife aesthetic. Creator of the zine ‘Oh Nari, So Sanskari!’, she talks about how in order for us to re-learn creativity, it is essential that we first Un-learn non-creative behaviour. She canvasses how the magic of creativity is in the process and shares some of her life’s moments when she had to unlearn her own successes and failures in order to truly learn how to flex the muscle of artistry.

Rafina Shaikh

Entrepreneur | Women Empowerer
Rafina Shaikh, popularly known as Siya Shaikh, is a Civil Engineer by profession, but an Entrepreneur by passion. She established “GO Womania GOA”, a community of native Goan women with the mission to “Build Together, Grow Together”. As she brings us on board her journey from a young girl struggling to balance a tumultuous family dynamic with her education to being an entrepreneur, who people look up to, her story is truly inspirational. She graces the floor with a profound seed of knowledge wherein she explains her Learnings through the 3 As, namely, Acquiring, Assimilating and Applying. Her will power to extract knowledge and courage out of every adversity in her life is truly sensational.

Ratneshwaran Maheswaran

Techie | Pianist | Technopreneur
Ratneshwaran Maheshwaran is a high school student passionate about learning different skills. At such a tender age, he is a content creator on YouTube and an Artist by virtue of liking. An entrepreneur and founder of a start-up, Nocturne Computing Private Limited, he has authored a book called ‘Python Simplified’ signifying his love for programming languages. Our speaker truly believes in the quote "Don't wait for the right moment because the world won't wait for you” as he sets the stage with the same dynamic and explains what motivated him towards this journey was an urge to help others in need and to find solutions to societal issues.

Samarth Kholkar

Entrepreneur | Traveller
Samarth Kholkar is the Co -founder of B-live CEO B: Live, a Goan start-up, which is set to revolutionize the EV industry in India through tourism. He talks about what he learned throughout his life and more importantly, what he had to unlearn in order to get his venture to where it is now. Samarth Kholkar reiterates that learning can both be about acquiring new knowledge as well as modifying existing thought processes to accommodate new and better beginnings. He opens up a new dimension of “learning,” that focuses on adaptation and evolution reaffirming its cyclic nature that truly has no end.

Organizing team


Goa, India


Indore, India