“Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t.”
– Bill Nye
Shah Rukh Khan’s TED talk video is finally here. I am not a big SRK fan but lately, I saw a few of his interviews and I think he’s becoming more interesting as he is aging. I was waiting for TED to release this video and I spent a good 17 minutes listening to this man whom millions of people consider a major heartthrob. King Khan as he is called in India is someone who led a different period in Bollywood movies with his lovely charm.
So, Shah Rukh Khan’s TED talk is roughly a 17-minute monolog where he’s tried to insert elements of satire and comedy while talking about a rather broad and sensitive topic – humanity.
In the video shot in Vancouver, Shah Rukh talks about his teenage when he lost both his parents. And a particular conversation with his mother when he was 14 and driving to the hospital with his father’s dead body in the car and his mother suddenly realized as asked, “When did you learn to drive?” “Just now,” Shah Rukh replied. Situations bring the best out of people. When the going gets tough, the tough get going. And I have seen this with many other people, some of whom are my closest friends on how certain life changing events bring out their abilities to a greater extent.
Well, a lot of people have asked me this. Actually, not a lot but only a few who truly understand what YIF is and hence the question. For others, it seems there is no comparison. Anyways, I have been thinking of writing this for long, so today is the day.
For those who don’t know, YIF stands for Young India Fellowship. Simply put, it is a one-year post-graduate program which is multidisciplinary and is guided by the best of the best in their field. The Young India Fellowship, like it says on the website, seeks to groom young women and men who will lead India through the 21st century. Continue reading
Simply stated, 26th January is a day which marks the implementation of the Indian Constitution. The foundation of the Constitution is based on the principles of justice, liberty, and equality for all Indians. 63 years later, I think the country is doing a great job in forgetting the guiding principles on which the Constitution and our country was formed.
Today, Justice – social, economic or political is a dream for most. In order to get Justice in this country, one has to initiate protest marches and sit on fasts. On one hand, we have the liberty of thought but sadly it is caged in so many laws that it really is worthless. And what do I say about Equality? There is hardly any present in today’s society. Continue reading
Since I decided to take the path of an entrepreneur, I have met a lot of people in the past one year. A lot of them have genuinely asked me this question, “How did you convince your parents?”
Well, I belong to a very typical middle-class Indian family. No one in my family has even run a business, no one. In fact, most of my family members are into government jobs. When I told them what I was up to, they thought I had lost my mind. Well, they still think so. And this is not the story just for me. In fact, this is a very common occurrence and I am sure a lot of Indian entrepreneurs can relate to this. Continue reading