It is almost unreal to believe that a writer can fall short of words to express themselves. But that happened when Javed Akhtar was asked to give a speech at TED Talks India Nayi Soch. The writer, lyricist was invited to speak on the theme of ‘Power of Words’ and he almost got sleepless nights when he was told that he has to concise all his experiences in a 5-minute speech.
Otherwise an elaborate speaker, Javed Akhtar likes to take his own time to use the right kind of words to express his feelings. But with the 5-minute mandate, he it almost impossible to share his experiences with the audience. “I had to fit in my years of experience in 5 minutes. It was very interesting yet challenging for me. I hope the audience likes my talk.”
“Just like friends, words are known by the company they keep. By looking at the words you can tell if the sentence is negative or positive. Thus, we must choose are words carefully because every word has a reaction,” he said in his speech.
Seems like TED Talks India Nayi Soch is giving all geniuses sleepless nights!
Watch Javed Akhtar as a speaker on TED Talks India Nayi Soch on 17th December at 7pm only on STAR Plus