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Better conversation

Better conversation
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Buddha said, and I'm paraphrasing, 'If your mouth is open, you're not learning'. And Calvin Coolidge said 'No man ever listened his way out of a job'. I came to realise that conversational... >>>

Wisdom of mud buildings

Wisdom of mud buildings
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There are a lot of resources given by nature for free, all we need is our sensitivity to see them and our creativity to use them. Heringer uses low-tech materials like mud and bamboo to... >>>

Hallucinating all the time

Hallucinating all the time
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'We're all hallucinating all the time, including right now. It's just that when we agree about our hallucinations, we call that reality.' According to neuroscientist Anil Seth, when we... >>>

Don’t believe in beliefs

Don’t believe in beliefs
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When mystery presents itself people want answers. And when there are none, they cling to beliefs. As the function of a belief is to provide simple answers to the deepest of questions,... >>>

Perception deceives us

Perception deceives us
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Our perception deceives us. We awake in the morning feeling still, as we look out the window to see a tiny looking sun rising in the sky. We walk outside and the ground looks flat. And as... >>>

Treasures of Meaning

Treasures of Meaning
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The concept of meaning starts with emptiness. It is like an empty bowl. You may fill an empty bowl with whatever you may wish – whether it be rice, fruit or soup – and yet it is impartial... >>>

Economics for everyone

Economics for everyone
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Illustrated here by Andrew Park, Ha-Joon Chang explains why every single person can and should get their head around basic economics. He pulls back the curtain on the often mystifying... >>>

Making a change

Making a change
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Artists Jeroen Koolhaas and Dre Urhahn create community art by painting entire neighbourhoods, and involving those who live there — from the favelas of Rio to the streets of North... >>>

Thinking out of the box

Thinking out of the box
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Pranav Mistry is a real source of inspirations for his 'Thinking out of the box'. Inventor of SixthSense, Pranav Mistry, here at TedIndia demos several tools that help the physical world... >>>

Building smart

Building smart
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Through his firm, Kéré Architecture, Kéré focuses on using local building materials and techniques in a modern way, to redefine and redesign the enviroment. In Burkina Faso, that means... >>>

Who am I? Think again

Who am I? Think again
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How do we decide who we are? Hetain Patel's surprising performance plays with identity, language and accent and challenges you to think deeper than surface appearances. >>>

what on earth did I just witness?

what on earth did I just witness?
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Chinese animation artist Ray Lei, 26-year-old, has already hit International Animation Festival shows few times with his interesting multimedia works. >>>

Best of La Linea

Best of La Linea
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La Linea is an Italian animated series created by the Italian cartoonist Osvaldo Cavandoli. What strikes about Osvaldo's style is simplicity, minimalism, body language. Less was more... >>>

Skateistan

Skateistan
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;Skateistan, a documentary film by Orlando Einsiedel on a skatepark project for the kids of Kabul, Afghanistan. I was thrilled to learn that Skatistan was created in Kabul. It is a unique... >>>

The art of Aakash Nihalani

The art of Aakash Nihalani
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My street work consists mostly of isometric rectangles and squares. I selectively place these graphics around New York to highlight the unexpected counters and elegant geometry of the city... >>>

Women are Heroes

Women are Heroes
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'Women are Heroes' is a photography project by french photographer JR. This work, which got viral, is about pictures made into huge posters and glued to public spaces. >>>

Spike Jonze Lazarus Effect film

Spike Jonze Lazarus Effect film
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'The Lazarus Effect' by director Lance Bangs and executive producer Spike Jonze premieres on HBO, YouTube and Channel 4 UK. The 30 minute film illustrates the transformative effect of... >>>