TED Talks India, Nayi Soch review: High on content, less on entertainment

TED Talks India: Shah Rukh Khan is back on the small screen! As you know Shah Rukh Khan had begun his cinematic journey from the idiot box to be one of the biggest superstars in Bollywood. But he has never forgotten the medium from where he had started before. Previously, he had hosted a season of Kaun Banega Crorepati and Kya Aap Panchvi Pass Se Tez Hai? Now he returns to the small screen again to host the first season of TED Talks – India, Nayi Soch. The show has begun its telecast from December 10 and will air every Sunday at 7 pm on Star Plus.

Here’s our take on the first episode of the show:

The show

TED Talks is an international platform where people from various fields and ethnicities talks about various issues and topics to inform and engage the audience. Shah Rukh Khan had got a lot of appreciation when he owned the platform in Vancouver, Canada earlier this year. His inspiring talk on life and other things got him a lot of appreciation and plaudits. I think that might have inspired him to create a platform in India and so here we have TED Talks – India, Nayi Soch.

In the principal scene, Shah Rukh Khan got diverse speakers from different fields to discuss their advancements and thoughts to improve our nation create. So there was human settlement master and scientist Dr Gautam Bhan who discussed the most ideal approach to move ghetto occupants, to Sneha Khanwilkar who influences the phase into a virtual studio, to trailblazer To anirudh Sharma who has discovered an inventive approach to utilize smoke from vehicles.

The good

TED Talks India is a demonstrate that we, as Indians, need to watch in the event that we are extremely inspired by legitimate vikas of our nation. We have trend-setters and business people from different fields discussing how we can influence the best to out of what we have and what we don’t. The most fascinating fragments that I found on the scene incorporated that of Dr Bhan who influenced me to understand that we ought to never observe ghettos in that capacity, but instead as settlements, and that infringement on any land doesn’t occur without any forethought, however finished decades.

He likewise informed that rather regarding persuasively emptying such terrains and uproot the general population there, it is smarter to make tenable conditions on a similar land itself – a thought that has worked in Singapore and even in Ahmedabad. Another fragment that I cherished was facilitated by Shubhendu Sharma who discussed making a smaller than normal timberland in a 30-foot arrive at the cost of an iPhone. However, the best section came towards the end when pioneer Anirudh Sharma possessed the stage. A graduate concentrated from Boston, his method of making ink from contamination, something he called as Air Ink, is simply splendid and ought to be adjusted in each city asap. What’s more, he says he was roused by Shah Rukh Khan from Swades.

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And it is not just innovations and techniques. Music director Sneha Khanwilkar’s idea of ‘turning’ the sounds in her brain to create a virtual band on stage was definitely intriguing.

The bad

First things first – this show didn’t need Shah Rukh Khan. Yes, I am serious about this.The consideration of Shah Rukh Khan would have made the underlying interest about the entire show, yet the makers don’t know how best to utilize the persona of King Khan to upgrade the review. While we need to state that this helps the way that SRK doesn’t dominate the genuine saints of the show, yet there could have been a significantly all the more captivating ploy to utilize his normal appeal.

All things considered, maybe this was ponder since the creators need to maintain a strategic distance from examinations with another demonstrate that has a comparable idea and facilitated by another Khan – Satyamev Jayate. Be that as it may, if that was the goal, at that point it just somewhat works since when the scene started and the principal speaker came to talk, I really wanted to contrasting it with Aamir Khan’s show.

Also, the show needs a bit more life to make it more engaging for the restless audience, rather than look like a stage meet hosted by a major star. While most of the speakers in the first episode were interesting, the Manju Kapur track could have been avoided, as the author doesn’t bring anything new to the table even though she discusses about women empowerment. I also have an inkling that her inclusion in the first episode has something to do with the fact that Yeh Hai Mohabbatein, the show based on her book, airs on the same channel.

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The verdict

TED Talks – India, Nayi Soch has its heart in the right place. Most of the speakers in the first episode gave us a lot of insights and ideas that could better our nation in many ways. But for the show to sustain ahead, it needs to find a better way to utilise the terrific persona of the phenomenon they call Shah Rukh Khan. Also, a bit more on the entertainment front. After all, we as Indians, can’t love anything without some band baaja baaraat!

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