My Favorite TED Videos – Part 2

This Part 2 of My Favorite TED Videos Series and the comments here are the comments that I share in the TED website… Theaster Gates: How to revive a neighbourhood: with imagination, beauty and art Transforming something is an achievement because it connects the past and present and creates a view into the future….. Theaster,…

You should watch Alice Goffman’s TED Talk

It is true that many of the people living in US are not aware of the real numbers… but United states stands second, next only to seychelles in the number of incarceration per 100000 population. United states has 707 people behind bars for every 100000 people that is roughly 2.2 million people who are kept…

My Favorite TED Videos – Part 1

TED videos help me look at the world I live in. It has been a big learning experience to understand perspectives, problems and participations as a human being. I have also been active in commenting and connecting within the viewing community. As part of the connection someone I met online is currently making a visual representation of…

Life on the Road – Kitra Cahana’s TED talk – My Thoughts

A very thought provoking talk indeed…. As I watched it I saw the existence of an even bigger disconnect between people in an “on the road” life and the people in the so called “Boring routine life” and the post is all about understanding that disconnect…. Freedom; it is true that there are so many…

Arunachalam Muruganantham – The Sanitary Talk

It takes guts to walk away from something that the world is running for…. Money! Meet Arunachalam Muruganandan who owns the patent for the the machine that can make the lowest cost sanitary napkins… and his ambition to provide that knowledge to women in rural India and create employment for 1 million women….. The interesting…

Shane Koyczan….. for the bullied and beautiful

I have heard Shane before… He has a very captivating way of presenting his poetry…. And here we get to hear something very important to both kids and adults equally…. The constant argument between self and the society imposed self…. The horrors of not just bullying but the horrors of how everything around tries to…

Amanda Palmer and The Art of Asking

Amanda is a fact that many fail to realize…. Through her work and approach she is taking art to its truest and oldest form of creation, consumption and commercialization…. Like a stab on the belly of the economics of star value she is bringing out the concept that you and your performance gives you trust…

My comments on Adora Svitak’s post

I thought it was important that I write a response to a recent post of Adora Svitak’s post whats-with-countries-ending-in Tried posting in her blog, buts seems my comment was much larger than the post. Anyways here it is if it does not get posted there. Adora, I landed on your site as I wanted my…

Sir Ken’s Followup talk at TED

I had written about Sir Ken’s first talk in TED earlier and today I had a chance to hear him again. The last talk did change me in the way I looked at what my kids wanted and as a result my daughter whom we were pushing for violin classes, given a choice stopped it…