TEDxMasala will be happening on Saturday 12th January 2013, and this time it has grabbed the opportunity to raise questions never asked before and to speak about issues that tend not to be discussed. The theme this year is ‘What if…?’. By asking a range of talented thinkers and doers “What If?”, TEDxMasala will address fresh, new perspectives by framing old questions differently — and by asking thoughtful, new questions. We are inviting people to join us in exploring this hopeful future, where difficult problems become achievable and the impossible is merely hard. What If?
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Nipun Mehta – What if generosity was taught by those who have the least? He will talk about how generosity is so very layered and multi-dimensional, and can come from unexpected sources.
Harish Iyer - What if we had a culture of speaking about sex and not hushing it under the carpet? He will talk about how we can tackle sexual abuse in society by having a culture which encourages open conversations about sex.
Gaurav Gupta – What if we lived off-grid? He will be discussing how household in the future could obtain basic services such as lighting and water in a world where they lived off the grid.
Rahul Hasija – What if learning was possible without degrees? He will be sharing his experiences of self-designing his education.
Anne-Marie Twigge – What if there was no art? Art is freedom of speech. Art is a means for communicating. If there were no art how would we communicate?
The National Streets for Performing Art. - What if musicians could dedicate themselves entirely to music to make a decent living? Neeraj, Mukund and Dakshinamurthy will present a feet tapping, soul stirring performance by singing some songs by famous poet Kabir but in their own style.
Reality Gives – What if Mumbai were the way girls dream it to be? This short dramatic piece shows the reality of everyday life for young women in the Dharavi slum and also depicts their vision for a better world. This performance will be done by 10 young girls from Dharavi.
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)