Support Global Voices

To stay independent, free, and sustainable, our community needs the help of friends and readers like you.

Donate now »

See all those languages up there? We translate Global Voices stories to make the world's citizen media available to everyone.

Learn more about Lingua Translation  »

India: Attending TEDIndia vs. Buying a TATA Nano is irked by the high cost (in Indian standard) of registration of the TED India conference and compared that one can buy a Tata Nano car with the same amount. The blog adds: “There are ‘Ideas worth spreading’, but there are ‘people worth knowing/interacting whose ideas are worth spreading’” who will be deterred.


  • Dear Rezwan,

    One of the best blog post headlines ever.

    To address the issue:

    There will actually be three price points for TEDIndia, some of which might leave room to still purchase a car.

    $2000+$400 4 days housing (full price)
    $1000+$400 4 days housing (NGO price, applications opening in April)
    $0 plus 0 housing for 100 TEDIndia Fellows. (Applications open April 20th)

  • Hi,

    To get $0 pass to TED India conference, send in your applications to ‘fellows AT ted DOT com’.

    Apply soon. TEDIndia Fellows applications close June 15th. All the information is available at

    Watch past TED Fellows share the experiences –

    We look forward to hearing from you!

Join the conversation

Authors, please log in »


  • All comments are reviewed by a moderator. Do not submit your comment more than once or it may be identified as spam.
  • Please treat others with respect. Comments containing hate speech, obscenity, and personal attacks will not be approved.