TED Talks India: Nayi Soch — Episode 1

Episode 1 of TED Talks India: Nayi Soch. A brand new TED Talks series in Hindi hosted by Shah Rukh Khan.

  1. 9:27
    Gautam Bhan A bold plan to house 100 million people

    Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata — all the major cities across India have one great thing in common: they welcome people arriving in search of work. But what lies at the other end of such openness and acceptance? Sadly, a shortage of housing for an estimated 100 million people, many of whom end up living in informal settlements. Gautam Bhan, a human settlement expert and researcher, is boldly reimagining a solution to this problem. He shares a new vision of urban India where everyone has a safe, sturdy home. (In Hindi with English subtitles)

  2. 4:57
    Shubhendu Sharma How to plant a tiny forest near you

    We've all reminisced about our vanishing meadows, the lush greenery replaced by concrete jungles. But Shubhendu Sharma, a Bengaluru-based industrial engineer and eco-entrepreneur, is not lamenting — he is paving the way to planting tiny forests all around us. He shows us how to grow a lush forest in the space of six parked cars and at the price of an iPhone. Bringing back lost forests, he says, can improve our planet and our lives. (In Hindi with English subtitles)

  3. 7:34
    Sneha Khanwalkar Hear the music in my head

    India's young musical icon Sneha Khanwalkar takes us into her creative zone, where the music she hears inside her head takes physical form right here on the red circle using virtual instruments. Watch as she pushes the limits of technology and creativity to create a unique piece of music live onstage. (In Hindi with English subtitles)

  4. 7:49
    Manu Prakash Paper instruments that bring science to everyone

    Professor Manu Prakash, a physicist and inventor, is creating low-cost scientific instruments that kids can use to do real science — including a microscope folded out of paper that costs about 100 rupees to make, and a paper centrifuge that costs even less and works like instruments that cost thousands. "Science is not meant only for an exam or the lab," he says. "Science is meant to be in your homes, in your kitchens, and in your heart. If we all make science a part of our lives, we can probably change a lot." (In Hindi with English subtitles)

  5. 6:36
    Manju Kapur How men and women can have better relationships

    In this quiet, riveting talk, the Delhi-based novelist Manju Kapur talks about love and relationships — and how the gendered belief systems that both men and women operate out of can destroy their potential for happiness. She shares her hopes of smashing the stereotypes that keep us from knowing each other's emotions and building the long, loving relationships we all truly want. (In Hindi with English subtitles)

  6. 7:23
    Anirudh Sharma Could we capture air pollution to make the world more beautiful?

    Is it possible to see something new, even potentially positive, in something as dangerous as air pollution? Learn how innovator Anirudh Sharma and his team have created a new use for the tiny, harmful particles in air pollution — capturing it from our car exhaust pipes, diverting it from our lungs and turning it into something artful in the process. (In Hindi with English subtitles)