Documentary / Shorts

Human rights & democracy statistics

In this video, made for the Oslo freedom Forum 2009, Hans Rosling talks about the difficulty in measuring progress in Human Rights in the form of comparable numerical statistics. He also shows the surprisingly weak correlation between existing estimates for democracy and socio-economic progress.

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Pete Seeger & Bruce Springsteen - This Land is Your Land - Obama Inauguration

Pete Seeger and Bruce Springsteen perform This Land is Your Land live at "We are one" Obama Inauguration

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My philosophy for a happy life | Sam Berns | TEDxMidAtlantic

Sam Berns is a Junior at Foxboro High School in Foxboro, Massachusetts, where he has achieved highest honors and is currently a percussion section leader in the high school marching band. He recently achieved the rank of Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. Sam was diagnosed with Progeria, a rare, rapid aging disease, at the age of 2. He is featured in the documentary Life According to Sam, which will premiere on HBO on October 21, 2013.

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Will saving poor children lead to overpopulation?

Hans Rosling explains a very common misunderstanding about the world.

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Speechless - A short film by 'Team Postmasters'

This film was made in 48 hours for 48hfp Mumbai 2013, and went on to win 5 awards - Best Direction, Best Actor - Male, Best Actor - Female, Best Original Music and 1st Runnerup - Best Film.

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No Place Like Home - Ewan McGregor, Tom Hiddleston and Rita Ora support Unicef UK

Ewan McGregor, Tom Hiddleston, Michael Sheen, Rita Ora, Tinie Tempah and Emma Bunton join Unicef UK in support of the children of Syria.

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Robin Chaurasiya: I am a proud and powerful lesbian

Activist Robin Chaurasiya left home at 16 to join the US Air Force, and was kicked out the day they learnt that she was a lesbian. Robin joined the fight to repeal the US army's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy, and now continues to fight everyday for equal opportunity with her NGO Kranti. At INK2013, she challenges our notions and asks -- "Are we really ready for equality?"

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A Second Glance at Education: Julia Cahn at TEDxCHSNED

Inspiration? Grades? Standardized tests? As a high schooler, Julia has had to face them all. In her slam poem, she attacks the system that demands that students are inspired, yet also fitted to a standardized mold. The education system has more to offer than teaching the ability to memorize facts and divide by Pi. However, in order for school to add to your character, you must search for the inspiration contained within daily lessons.

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Saluting Akbar Padamsee, an artist and a beautiful mind

It was with a tentative sense of bravado that I had approached Akbar Padamsee, supremo a...

January 7 2020

This Mercurial Man Amit Khanna: Man of 2020

I send him a list of questions by mail and request him to take his time to answer them a...

January 1 2020

KASHISH 2020 Poster Contest is now inviting entries

India's top fashion designer Wendell Rodricks will select winner 11th edition of South ...

December 11 2019