TEDx talks in Delhi

TED talks are marvellous. You get an original thinker setting out his/her stall for 17 minutes. TED stands for Technology Entertainment and Design. Its strapline is “Ideas Worth Spreading”.

I just happened to be walking past the India Habitat Centre a few months ago when I saw the TED logo. With an x beside it. This means it is a locally organised event, along the same format and principles of TED, but promoting home-grown ideas.

 

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We sneaked in to hear what the local Delhi folk were enthusing about.

A young man who had convinced all his neighbourhood block to sort their garbage into separate piles for recycling purposes.

A woman who was trying to bring menstruation out of the shadows and into the limelight, promote menstrual hygiene products.

A woman who escaped from being married off when she developed a lymphoma. This made her unmarriageable so she was able to concentrate on her business model for hiring private jets in India.

The two brothers who did a joint presentation, which I have completely forgotten.

A lecturer (in purple shirt and spotty tie) who had given up academia to pursue his own dreams, “Carpe Diem”.

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We managed to last an hour or so before moving on, not much the wiser.

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