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How education helped me rewrite my life | Ashweetha Shetty

How education helped me rewrite my life | Ashweetha Shetty

Update: 2019-02-2119
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There's no greater freedom than finding your purpose, says education advocate Ashweetha Shetty. Born to a poor family in rural India, Shetty didn't let the social norms of her community stifle her dreams and silence her voice. In this personal talk, she shares how she found self-worth through education -- and how she's working to empower other rural youth to explore their potential. "All of us are born into a reality that we blindly accept -- until something awakens us and a new world opens up," Shetty says.
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shrinivas p

Hooman, unfortunate comments from you. Assuming you are a regular listener to TED, I thought you would have a little global perspective on the matter of language skills and accents. The accents are invariably influenced by cultures and upbringing. The background this lady came from and the fact that she is able to convey her story to a global audience is a cause for celebration in itself. Kudos to TED in giving her platform. She has to use English (not her problem) because that is the only way she can convey her story to the entire world and she has done that very well (I was able to follow her). If you have problem with the accent, you can always go to the video version and use subtitles. Finally, substance is more important than form.

Feb 23rd
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Hooman Tofighi

Please TED, evaluate speakers’ accent at the first place, because it’s completely tailored to your future effectiveness, it might have a negative impact on your future. I stopped this record, because she, as a speaker, has no right connotation, no understandable intonation and a weak pronunciation. Bluntly, to speak in front of audiences, one must first be evaluated about how much he or she has the right speaking skill.

Feb 22nd
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Raedul Abrar

Hooman Tofighi Looks like you have the guts to speak in front of the listeners on that platform.She is not like you,she at least tried,I would like to listen your accent,please be useful to the world and not make unnecessary comments

Feb 28th
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How education helped me rewrite my life | Ashweetha Shetty

How education helped me rewrite my life | Ashweetha Shetty

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