As the title suggests, Sagarika Ghose talks about the importance of liberalism in India. She mentions that the liberal freedom helps societies grow as it represents individual freedom. Freedom to succeed and fail, freedom to achieve your wants, and to see your ideas getting dashed, freedom to be wrong, are the most important drivers of change. She stresses the fact that freedom helps us to achieve what liberty means. An economy can grow as individual freedom creates a spirit of bold entrepreneurship. She gives an example of Mahatma Gandhi who was the greatest supporter of liberty. It is important to relearn the principles of democracy. She concludes by telling all to embrace liberty and lawful pursuit of individual freedom to bring the change in society. Sagarika Ghose is an Indian Journalist, news anchor, and author. She was the first woman Anchor for BBC World’s flagship program ‘Question Time India’ and has been a noted columnist for The Times Of India, Outlook magazine and The Indian Express.
Sagarika Ghose has been listed as one of the world’s most famous women Rhodes Scholars, and has authored the best selling biography of Indira Gandhi, "Indira, India’s Most Powerful Prime Minister." She is the author of the recently published theoretical work, “Why I Am A Liberal”. At present, she is working as a Consulting Editor with The Times Of India. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx