Star Plus to bring back ‘TED Talks India’ in November


Star Plus has announced the launch of its popular series ‘TED Talks India Nayi Baat’ at an event in Mumbai.

It was attended by Bollywood superstar and host, Shah Rukh Khan, Chris Anderson, head of TED; Sanjay Gupta, country manager, Star & Disney India; and Gaurav Banerjee, president and head — Hindi Entertainment at Star India.

The show, which will return on Saturday 2nd November (India), will focus n the social issues and their solutions, devised by citizens of all ages. It aims to make viewers realise how one small idea can spark global change. The new season reflects the narrative of a vibrant, fast-evolving new India – bolder, brighter, braver.

Star & Disney India country manager Sanjay Gupta said, “With TED Talks India Nayi Baat, our goal is to showcase, celebrate and support the unsung visionaries who are working towards making a positive impact on society. I believe that a nation is built on the ideas and values of its people. We hope that the ideas and work of our featured speakers inspire our youth to don the role of a social change agent.”

Khan said, “On the show, I witnessed so much passion – people with pathbreaking ideas are disrupting the shackles of the impossible and finding solutions. TED Talks India is a mirror of the new face of India. It is all about being future-ready and future-focused. I am in awe of the diverse spectrum of speakers this season. On one hand, we have a 13-year-old scientist creating amazing inventions; on the other is a woman from Bundelkhand empowering thousands of Indian girls. This kind of television content is time-defining. It is the need of the hour.”

Anderson added, “India has a spirit of optimism and continuous evolution that’s beautifully captured in this series. From speakers on the TED stage to hundreds of TEDx events organized across the country, TED has had a longstanding relationship with India. We’re thrilled to continue to collaborate with Star Network to showcase the brilliant ideas that can shape the India of tomorrow.”

‘TED Talks India Nayi Baat’ will air in Hindi, English, Tamil, Bangla, and Telugu across Star Plus, Nat Geo, Hotstar and Star World.

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