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…

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…

Is Anonymity on Internet important?

Today I watched the TED video by Christopher “moot” Poole the founder of 4chan, a controversial, uncensored online imageboard. The comments were also very interesting and I like to share some of the ‘for anonymity’ threads. It gives us (the reader) a peek into the darkest corners of human mind. It gives us a glimpse…

Kiran Bir Sethi at TED

Happen to see an excellent talk by Kiran Bir Sethi, at TED.com. She is the founder of Riverside Schools in Ahmadabad Its so true that we often forget what we can learn from kids as we are always busy teaching them to be like us. The fact that our life was shaped by the child…

Devadutt Pattanaik on East vs. West

Interesting to note someone say that there is an Indian way to things and that it is very similar to the ways in other places, but built from the myth and believes in India. People visiting India both for fun and business both have seen the diversity from cultural traits with which they could never…

Tharoor’s Soft Power

My expectation on Tharoor’s talk was too high I guess. More over there was a lot of twitterola on the same. He is with no doubt a great speaker and a refreshing addition to the Indian politics. His talk lights up these thoughts in my mind 1. The bricks that hold the diversity of India…

Anupam Mishra on Water Harvesting

Self Reliance and self sufficiency are always a topic. It is so amazing to see how technology and innovation in its raw form can make a change to common life. While we run around with mobiles and laptops thinking that we hold the world in our hands we often forget the wisdom of the past…

Amy Tan on Creativity

When ever a story is being told a new story is being weaved by each listener who in turn becomes a part of this new story. the original story is then retold by the listener to himself over and over so much that the original story gains a more personal significance for the listener. What…

Comment of Scott Kim’s TED Talk

Puzzles are so fun to solve and here is someone who finds it lot more fun to make them. In the world of puzzles in our real world, many of us are more creators like Scott rather than solvers. We create puzzles of seemly simple things and get lost in it unable to solve them….