The audience has celebrated the first two weeks of Star Plus’ show TED Talks India Nayi Baat with some thought-provoking and inspiring speakers. This week we will see speaker Deepa Narayan, a social scientist, and author who talks about habits that crush India women to speak up.
The theme of this weekend’s episode is – Bharat Ka Better Half, where speaker Deepa Narayan will share her work and learnings, she has done over the past five years. Her latest book, ‘Chup: Breaking the Silence About India’s Women’, for which she interviewed 600 women, men, and children, reveals that silence is the thread that binds India’s women and men. She says our narrow definitions and expectations of good girls and good women and men’s expectations of girls as fathers actually oppose their efforts to empower girls through education and employment.
She says to both women and men, ‘To change, don’t always think of big things, you don’t need money, you don’t need education, you just have to change your daily habits, one by one, at home, on the streets, in offices, everywhere you go. It’s not about shame or blame. Just change.’
To this Shah Rukh Khan said, “I keep telling Suhana, if you don’t smile, I will not be happy. But I apologize to you for putting pressure for my own happiness. I want to tell everyone that it is ok if anyone wants to be sad, angry, happy, whatever they need to be flexible.”