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No culture can live, if it attempts to be exclusive: Radhika Saralaya & Vidya Thayoor at TEDxUFRO

About TEDxIn 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).About the performersRadhika graduated from BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore, India in 2010 with a Bachelor's degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering. She is currently working with Mannai Technical Services, Kingdom of Bahrain as an Electrical Engineer, Internal Sales for Oil and Gas Industries. Her domain is Power Distribution and Electrical design of Communication and Analyzer shelters.She really enjoys dancing and has been professionally trained in Bharatnatyam and Kuchipudi. Also, Radhika was trained in Bollywood dancing, Salsa and Hip-hop while she was a part of Lourd Vijay's Dance Studio, Bangalore. Learning and performing these dances has given her a deep insight into her own culture as well as that of others and has shaped her personality.Her perspective to life has been largely influenced by new experiences and challenges faced while travelling to and residing in different countries. She will share some of her learnings with her presentation "Astitva -- Discovering Identity through Dance".Vidya has been a Fellow of the Melton Foundation since 2007. She holds a Bachelor's degree from BMS College of Engineering, Bangalore, India in Electrical Engineering. Vidya is currently working in Akamai Technologies India Pvt. Ltd. as an Associate Production Services Consultant, primarily involved with Content Adaptation for Mobile websites. She is a trained dancer in the Indian Classical Style of Dance - Bharatnatyam.In her own words: "My journey in the MF so far has been memorable, to say the least: filled with learning, experiences and wonderful friends. And 'Identity', this Symposium's theme is in perfect sync with dance - my interest and passion."
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