TEDxDelhi #x4Humanity – Report

Never imagined that I would find Mary Wollstonecraft on a TEDxDelhi stage. Wollstonecraft was the mother of feminism, grandmother of Frankenstein, this muh I knew but that she was also an adventure seeker, a single mum with a baby tucked in, chasing the high seas looking for her boyfriend's lost silver, I wouldn't have known [...]


My TEDxITMU talk – Have we survived the rape and violence?

TEDxITMU I was recently invited as a speaker at TEDxITMU, the TEDx event at the Institute of Technology and Management University, Gurgaon. I shared the stage with a range of very interesting speakers like, Actor Vipin Sharma (of Taare Zameen Par fame), Delhi FM station Hit 95's popular RJ Suroshree Dasgupta, Jazz musician duo Adil [...]

My Interview for the TED India Fellows Project by Kiruba

This is old news, but better late than never. Noted Social Media practitioner Kiruba Shankar designed a TED India Fellows Project under which a team of 5 to 6 bloggers conducted interview with the 100 chosen TED India fellows. The idea was to know the fellows better and get insights on what makes the TED [...]

Mention in Sunday Guardian and TED Fellows Friday

Season's Greetings to all my readers. Hope the festive season has greeted you well so far and shall keep you warm and cozy through Eid, Diwali, Christmas and all other special days to come. I just came back from a month long vacation to West Bengal, revisiting my native land almost after 15 years. The [...]

D was for Diversity at the first TEDxDelhi: A report

About 200 odd Delhi elites attended the first TEDxDelhi on Sunday, 1st Aug 2010 at the India Habitat Center. I did too, in the capacity of being a TED Fellow, thankfully to some of us they gave complimentary passes otherwise the ticket cost ranges from INR 1500 to 2500. TED conferences are costly, we all [...]

TED India: Personal coverage – Fellows Dinner

The start I started at 4 am in the morning from home to airport, reached Infosys campus in Mysore at 4 pm. There was a special TED desk set up at Bangalore Airport. I mean that's just how big TED is, dedicated desk at an international airport. From Bangalore they had arranged for frequent shuttle [...]

TED India fellowship and a Breakthrough

You wait for a whole month to tell the world about something you achieved, then on the D-day you login to your twitter account and see that there are about 50 odd congratulations sent your way for achieving that, even before you could announce it. You achieved something the world was looking out for. That [...]