5 TED Talks by Indian Speakers That You Should Not Miss

There are inspiring Indians in all walks of life. From law and order to innovation, conservation, arts – every field has a number of names that stand out. We have profiled hundreds of them in the past 5 years! Here are a few of them speaking about their work and passions and ideas and dreams and achievements. Watch, listen and get inspired!

1. Kiran Bedi: How I remade one of India’s toughest prisons

Kiran Bedi managed one of India’s toughest prisons — and used a new focus on prevention and education to turn it into a center of learning and meditation. She shares her thoughts on crime and punishment from the stage at TEDWomen.
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2. Anil Gupta: India’s hotbeds of invention

Anil Gupta is on the hunt for the developing world’s unsung inventors — indigenous entrepreneurs whose ingenuity, hidden by poverty, could change many people’s lives. He shows how the Honey Bee network helps them build the connections they need — and gain the recognition they deserve.
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3. Kartick Satyanarayan: How we rescued the “dancing” bears

Traditionally, the Kalandar community of India has survived by capturing sloth bear cubs and training them to “dance” through extreme cruelty. Kartick Satyanarayan has been able to put an end to this centuries-old practice, and in so doing discovered a lesson of wider significance: make the practitioners part of the solution.
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4. Pranav Mistry: The thrilling potential of SixthSense technology

At TEDIndia, 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.” In an onstage Q&A, Mistry says he’ll open-source the software behind SixthSense, to open its possibilities to all.
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5. Thulasiraj Ravilla: How low-cost eye care can be world-class

India’s revolutionary Aravind Eye Care System has given sight to millions. Thulasiraj Ravilla looks at the ingenious approach that drives its treatment costs down and quality up, and why its methods should trigger a re-think of all human services.
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These are but a few that we thought are ‘must-watch’. We would love to hear from you on more such stimulating and inspiring videos and ideas that you have come across! Feel free to leave comments and tell us more.

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