The Best of TED Talks India: Nayi Soch

Watch a selection of the best talks from the first season of TED Talks India: Nayi Soch. A brand new TED Talks series in Hindi hosted by Shah Rukh Khan.

  1. 9:37
    Ramindar Dhillon How to create a life of service

    Dr. Ramindar Dhillon looks back on a long life of service to others, as a doctor and as a medical volunteer in some of the world's most dangerous places. Balancing service and family life wasn't always easy, she says, and she shares this tip: "Adjust, adapt and negotiate." After her talk, Shah Rukh Khan asks her the secret to remaining calm and helping others; stay to hear her wise answer.

  2. 10:00
    Javed Akhtar The gift of words

    "Do you know what I mean?" Legendary poet, lyricist and screenwriter Javed Akhtar asks why we seem to be losing our power to use words — and inspires us to better understand and communicate with one another using this near-magical tool that carries our culture across generations. (In Hindi with English subtitles)

  3. 11:04
    Jasmeen Patheja Everyone deserves to be safe

    What does a woman never leave home without? A safety pin, a pointed nail file, red chili powder — some small weapon to fight off unwanted touches and grabs in public. When artist Jasmeen Patheja asked women to share this intimate detail of their lives, it made her point: everyone deserves safety. Her project, Blank Noise, helps to reclaim public safety for everyone through public projects that build trust and independence for everyone. Watch to the end for a thoughtful dialogue with host Shah Rukh Khan.

  4. 9:00
    Vikas Khanna How my challenges made me who I am

    When Vikas Khanna was born, the doctor told his mother he would never walk or run. It was the first of the tough challenges in life that eventually shaped him into the world-famous chef, author and filmmaker he is today. Hear his inspiring story of the three challenges that pushed him to learn who he is and reach for greater things.

  5. 9:33
    Ritu Karidhal How India went to Mars

    Many nations have attempted to send spacecraft to Mars — but not one ever succeeded on the first try. That is, until India's Mars orbital mission, Mangalyaan. Ritu Karidhal was deputy operations director on the project, and she tells the story of how a young girl from Lucknow became a leader on this important scientific mission to explore the solar system.

  6. 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)