About Shadia


I like words, boxes, fractals and cats.
I left my little island Mauritius five years ago to study computational linguistics at the Sorbonne and have moved on to a Masters degree in Communications. I am still figuring out how to put everything into boxes and draw connections between them. (I swear I make sense to myself)


English, French, Urdu

TED Conferences

TEDActive 2014, TEDGlobal 2013, TEDGlobal 2012

Talk to me about

Communication, Linguistics, Knowledge Management, Cognitive Science, Philology

People don't know I'm good at

Nonsense verse

My TED story

One friend posted a TEDtalk on Facebook. About physics. Watched it. Didn't get it. Clicked on another. Loved it. Clicked on another. Then another. Then another. And I was hooked.

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations