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Five Must-see TED Talks for Writers!

imagesIf you are reading this, I am sure you know what TED talks are. But, if you don’t, let me quote a few lines from their about page, “TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages.” 

So, now that we all know what TED talks are, let us not waste any more time and delve into the world of these wonderful talks. I have been following TED talks for a while now, and I have also been part of two TEDx (independently organised TED-like events) events till now. Many of the talks have inspired me when I needed the inspiration, so I am sharing some of my favourite talks with you.

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Can Teams be Creative?

2012-06-08 19.46.45For a while now, I have been trying to start work on a project with a couple of my friends. Unfortunately, the project has failed to take-off till now, even though we have had many discussions about how to start and when to start.

So, naturally, the topic that came up for discussion when we met recently was:

Is it possible to be just as creative as a team, as you are as an individual?

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Do you dream your stories?

255370_sweet_dreams_ii_3One morning I woke up with a start. I checked my leg thoroughly for bite-marks. There were none. Yet, I felt like getting a vaccine for rabies, just to be safe. I had dreamt of being bitten by a rabid dog. The dream was so vivid that I had a hard time convincing myself that I had not been bitten by a dog.

We all dream. Even though we dream every night, we are usually not able to remember our dreams when we wake up. There are exceptions, however, when we are able to remember our dreams, and, sometimes, these dreams feel so real, so fantastic, that one has the feeling of living through an adventure.

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Do you know of an interesting blog about Writing, Creativity, or Inspiration?

If you have been blogging for any length of time, I am sure you must have used a blog surfing  website like Blogexplosion or Entrecard. A lot of people I have talked to are not very fond of surfing sites because they believe that most visitors from such sites are mindlessly clicking the widgets without paying attention to the content of the blog.

Though this contention is true for most people, yet over the years I have found several interesting blogs as well as several regular visitors to this blog through the blog surfing websites.

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Does TV kill Creativity?

When I was a child, I did not watch a lot of TV. In fact, TV was not even interesting as only a few channels were available, and these were mostly boring.  So, naturally, kids in our time did the next best thing – they read!

These days, however, TV has become interesting. There is something for everyone and, therefore, it is no wonder that everyone is watching more TV than ever before.  I am no exception.

But, with the increase in my TV viewing time, I couldn’t help wondering: Does watching TV  TV kill creativity?

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