Tahmid Khan on Living Through a Terrorist Attack at TEDxUTSC 2019Written by Muslim Canadian TED Talks
In 2019, Tahmid Khan was a speaker at TEDxUTSC (University of Toronto Scarborough Campus) in Scarborough, Ontario.
About Tahmid Khan's TEDx Talk, "In 2016, I set out for an Internship with UNICEF in Nepal. On my way there, I took a few days transit to Bangladesh upon the occasion of Eid and visiting my parents. The day I landed, I was to meet the girl I was with at the time. We decided to meet at café joined by one of our friends. Very soon, we found ourselves in the middle of a Terrorist Attack. After the violence died down, we were taken hostage. We were kept hostage overnight by the terrorists. My talk will outline my experience from the night and its key moments. There were moments when the subconscious took over and made decisions that kept me alive. At other moments it was just about being positive. Although these aren’t experiences that you can relate to your daily life, it is the mindset that I had at the time, which one can try reiterating in their lives."