Shah Rukh Khan on Ted Talks India: Is there anything women cannot do?

Updated: 14 November, 2019 16:42 IST | | Mumbai

The second season of Ted Talks India: Nayi Baat aims to make a difference and Shah Rukh Khan, the host, has hailed women empowerment in the recent episode

Picture Courtesy: PR
Picture Courtesy: PR

Star Plus is back with the second season of TED Talks India Nayi Baat that will showcase speakers from different walks of life and in a way are change -markers. The season kicked off on November 2 and now it's all set to enter its third week. The theme of the upcoming episode is Bharat Ka Better Half, which will see researcher Manisha Mohan presenting her ideas in order to make a difference.

Manisha Mohan is alumni from MIT who has raised her concern about Women's safety. Being a researcher, she has developed ways in which women's safety can be taken care of. In the field of technology, she suggests wearable technology stickers like device called intrepid that can detect, communicate and prevent sexual assault. She is also in the initial stages of developing the Beautiful Me foundation for acid attack women.

Shah Rukh Khan, who has always been an avid speaker and a supporter for women safety, feels that before things solidify and crack, necessary measures should be taken. Expressing his emotions, he asserted, "What is the importance of being a woman? We need to become a country where we are not made to sit quiet but to speak our minds and are respected. Even today in 2019, we are away from gender equality but the atmosphere is changing and we collectively need to hear them. I am concerned about victims as they know they will suffer if they say no. But I think your technology will help them to at least take that step towards fighting for themselves"

He questions, "Is there anything women can't do?" to the audiences, and leaves them baffled and giving them something to ponder upon with. Watch TED Talks India Nayi Baat Saturday – Sunday at 9:30 PM only on Star Plus.

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First Published: 14 November, 2019 16:38 IST

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