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Secret Voices: Speakers in Session 10 at TED2013

Secret Voices: Speakers in Session 10 at TED2013

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Shhh … it’s time for Secret Voices, the 10th session of TED2013. Get ready to hear stories of the forgotten, marginalized, stigmatized and hidden. Our first speaker will make quite an entrance while the last will give a stirring finish, in spoken word. In between, thoughts on interspecies communication. Here, the speakers who appeared in []

Lakshmi Pratury on how she finds speakers for TEDIndia

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TEDIndia co-host Lakshmi Pratury is touring India in the months leading up to the conference, on the lookout for the interesting new ideas and trends sprouting all around India. Below, hear her report from Bangalore; and find more video reports from Lakshmi on her site, Lakshmi’s Lounge. More Lakshmi video: At yesterday’s announcement of the []

TEDIndia: Announcing the speaker lineup

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TEDIndia co-host Lakshmi Pratury at TEDGlobal, July 2009. Today in India, she announced the speaker line-up for November’s upcoming TEDIndia conference. Today, the TEDIndia team unveiled 40 speakers and performers for TEDIndia, to be held in Mysore, November 4-7, 2009 — the first TED event ever in India. Speakers range from artist A. Balasubramaniam to []

The future beckons. Meet it at TEDIndia.

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Photo: Lakshmi Pratury speaks about the upcoming TEDIndia conference at TEDGlobal in 2009. Oxford, UK, July 21-24, 2009. Credit: TED / James Duncan Davidson TEDIndia director Lakshmi Pratury took the TEDGlobal 2009 stage to give a glimpse of what is on offer for the TEDIndia conference, which is only months away. The conference, whose theme []

4 great talks for International Women's Day

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To celebrate March 8, International Women’s Day, we suggest these four TEDTalks gems from some amazing speakers — artists, scientists and economists who think deeply about the role of women. Author and activist Isabel Allende discusses women, creativity, feminism — and the power of passionate thinkers and doers: The former Finance Minister of Nigeria, Ngozi []

The lost art of letter-writing: Lakshmi Pratury on TED.com

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Lakshmi Pratury talks about letter-writing, and shares a series of notes her father wrote her before he died. This short talk may inspire you to set pen to paper too. (Recorded March 2007 in Monterey, California. Duration: 4:09.) Watch Lakshmi Pratury’s talk on TED.com, where you can download it, rate it, comment on it and []

Lakshmi Pratury: India turns 60, time to renew its vows

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At TED2007, Lakshmi Pratury beautifully spoke about the lost art of letter-writing and its power. Founder of Tamarind Grove, which creates business and cultural links between the US and India, and a longtime TEDster, Lakshmi just posted on her blog her thoughts on the 60th anniversary of India’s independence (that was yesterday, August 15): “In []