There are inspiring Indians from all walks of life. From law and order to innovation, conservation, arts – every field has many names that stand out. Ever since TED Talks have come into the limelight through the internet, it has captivated the world. From eminent politicians to great directors, this forum has had a wide array of Indians step up to the stage to impart their pearls of wisdom and understandings. So here you go, TED Talks by Indians that’ll make you realize that we’re one of the front runners of innovation in the global scene today.
1. Shashi Tharoor – Why nations should pursue soft power
Shashi Tharoor, the excellent orator and ever eloquent, explains how India is fast becoming one of the biggest wielders of ‘soft power’.
2. Shekhar Kapur – We are the stories we tell ourselves
The award-winning director, Shekhar Kapur who has given some of the most amazing films to Indian and International audiences, speaks of the stories that make us who we are.
3. Harsha Bhogle – The rise of Cricket, the rise of India
Just as the title tells us, Harsha Bhogle, the famous cricket commentator, narrates India’s love for cricket and how the nation has evolved its cricket and its economy hand-in-hand.
4. Arunachalam Muruganatham – How I started a sanitary napkin revolution
An honest account of a social entrepreneur, who humorously explains his journey on to making the cheap sanitary napkins.
5. Pranav Mistry
Pranav Mistry demos several tools that help the physical world interact with the world of data — including a deep look at his SixthSense device and a new, paradigm-shifting paper “laptop.”
These are but a few that we thought are ‘must-watch’. A true sense of inspiration and awe at what fellow Indians do and are capable of.