Surrendering to the Muse | Kiran Manral | TEDxIITRoorkee



The muse is fickle, capricious and very demanding. But for a creative person, the Muse is someone he or she needs to woo and charm. What does the Muse demand? And why must a creative person surrender to the Muse in order to create? What are the things a creative person need to do in order to have the Muse stick around? The answers might surprise you.

Kiran Manral worked as a journalist with The Times of India and The Asian Age and was among the top bloggers in India. She currently writes a column on sexuality at DNA and on feminism at shethepeople.tv
She was part of the core founding team of Child Sexual Abuse Awareness Month and Violence Against Women Awareness Month. She is a a mentor with Sheroes, Qween and Back 2 The Front, and is an advisor on the Board of Literature Studio, Delhi.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

Kiran Manral worked as a journalist with The Times of India and The Asian Age and was among the top bloggers in India. Her books include
She currently writes a column on sexuality at DNA, on feminism at shethepeople.tv and has previously been a columnist-blogger on gender issues with Tehelka.
She was part of the core founding team of Child Sexual Abuse Awareness Month and Violence Against Women Awareness Month, two social media initiatives that ran for four years. She also initiated India Helps, a volunteer network to help disaster victims which worked on the rehabilitation of 26/11 attack victims.
She is also on the planning board of the Kumaon Literary Festival, Chair of the Women Unlimited Series of the Taj Colloquium, a mentor with Sheroes, Qween and Back 2 The Front, and is an advisor on the Board of Literature Studio, Delhi.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at