TED Talks India: Nayi Soch — Not just Shah Rukh Khan, a host of speakers inspire with their innovations

If TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is all about “ideas worth spreading”, their Indian collaboration with Star Network, TED Talks India Nayi Soch is probably the best show to have premiered on Indian television, in recent times.

The last TV Shoe to have a semblance of meaning and relevance in its attempt to reflect social evils was Satyameva Jayate hosted by Aamir Khan. Now we have an equally important show, far removed from reality TV and entertainment fare, and hosted by Shah Rukh Khan.

Aamir cried and made the nation cry in Satyameva Jayate. In Ted Talks Nayi Soch, Shah Rukh goes a step further and simply listens to other speakers and seems as inspired as the rest of us.

In any case, before we delve into the points of interest of the show, initial a major thumbs up for the correct decision of host. Shah Rukh has been a speaker on the International TED talk, and keeps on being a wellspring of motivation. Humble in his approach and nearness; sharp, clever and dynamic in his musings and words; an Economics move on from Delhi college and having been presented a privileged doctorate from University of Edinburgh for his extraordinary commitment to generosity, selflessness and worldwide reach as a performing artist — Shah Rukh is the perfect individual to have a demonstrate that is about motivation, development and thoughts. Obviously, his short trades with every speaker, incorporate his standard light joke to bring a giggle or two.


Discussing the speakers, it’s a fascinating change from the global show, to hear them all talk in Hindi on different subjects. This in a flash makes them available to the majority who can comprehend and associate. The principal scene began with a to a great degree brief presentation by Shah Rukh, fortunately without the standard Bollywood flourish or senseless jokes. It is time that TV slots understand that Bollywood has turned out to be truly exhausting with any semblance of Karan Johar and Rohit Shetty ruling the little screen; we should not overlook each different news channel thinking of asinine big name interviews.

Henceforth, it’s the most reviving to see a demonstrate that limits the transcending nearness of a Bollywood star like Shah Rukh Khan and concentrates completely on the speakers who restrain their discussion time to 3-5 minutes. The primary scene presents to us a brilliant selection of individuals who we have not heard some time recently.

The primary speaker was Dr Gautam Bhan, who talked about the absence of lodging for a madly populated nation like our own. His point of view instructs us to change our state of mind towards ghetto occupants and their rights to what he calls flawlessly — “basti”. The arrangement, as indicated by him, isn’t to devastate ghettos however give better living conditions to them. “Ghar saste hain magar durast nahin,” he properly calls attention to.

The following speaker is Shubhendu Sharma, a mechanical specialist who quit making vehicles and rather makes smaller than expected timberlands in urban areas. He has effectively made a hundred wildernesses in 35 urban communities. As indicated by him, it is conceivable to influence a timberland in a 6-auto to stop region at the cost of an iPhone. Unquestionably, with the present an unnatural weather change hitting a stormy sky, this ecological thought of making “dharti aur jeeevan” necessities to spread like backwoods fires.

Next, music arranger Sneha Khanwalkar (Gangs of Wasseypur, Oye Lucky Oye) thought of an innovative introduction on making your own “zone” the way she did in front of an audience with her melody, ‘Fundamental hoon mera zone’.

The fourth speaker was Manu Prakash, a physicist who educates us how a hundred crore individuals are as yet living without power and how the utilization of science can help bring positive changes. He demonstrated gatherings of people a Foldscope – a paper magnifying lens made by him. It can be utilized for a straightforward blood test machine in remote towns without fundamental pleasantries. He encourages everybody to begin considering science not as an intense subject to clear in exams, however a fun thing to investigate and utilize right in our homes and kitchens.


Author Manju Kapoor thought of the essential thought of changing our state of mind and treating men and ladies similarly, with the goal that s*X correspondence wins seeing someone between couples. Providing “passionate training” to Indian men to make them mindful of their adapted conduct, can realize a positive development in families. This section was absolutely avoidable as the speaker was to a greater extent an attachment for Star Plus’show Yeh Hai Mohabattein in light of Kapoor’s novel.

Lastly, Anirudh Sharma, a young scientist, showed us how he actually uses pollution to create something productive. As he quoted, “pollution is nothing but resources not harvested”. He has put this belief into practice by creating ink out of soot.

Ted Talks India: Nayi Soch airs at 7 pm every Sunday on Star, or you can catch the episodes on Hotstar.

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