Tuesday, 12 October 2010

My TEDxChennai weekend ..

My weekend that went by was so different from my usual ones. My friday started with the excitement of me happening to be one of the official bloggers for TEDxChennai. After getting up earlier than usual on a Saturday, made a visit to the new Lakme salon has been started a couple of blocks away from my home.

And at around 11am it was time for me to start to IIT Madras. Once I reached the place, I got so reminded of the beautiful memories I hold of that place.. Shaastra, Saarang,the CCD at IIT - got me reminded of the fun filled times I spent with my friends and family at this place and this time again it turned out to be yet another memory that I would always cherish ..

On reaching the IC&SR auditorium, I went ahead to meet Sandeep who was heading the social media team and in the process got to meet Vignesh, Aarthi, Vivek, Amar, Aska, Vasanth, Sylvian, Grace, Karthik kannan, Varun and so many many more people.. It was close to a three hour workshop starting from 2pm. So, until then it was time for me to get to know the people and it was after a very long time that I was coming across such a diverse group of people, be it the speakers, attendees or the organisers.

I also got to interact with a couple of speakers(more on the speakers front in my later posts), Sunday was at the TEDxChennai event at 8 in the morning and it was right to business from the time I reached there until the event drew to a close.. Was so much fun, loved every bit of what I was doing.. met some amazing people and I am gladly connected to most of them through Facebook as well :)

To add to it was a fun filled dinner with my friend on Saturday. Loved it on the whole :)

4 comments:

Sharmilee! :) said...

Gud to read...Wishing u many more such achieving weekends!

Ravichandra C said...

so what new have u learnt on the whole? or was it only a change from regular life?

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Sharmilee

Thank you very much.. I am looking forward to a lot more interesting events as well :)

Shalini Gowrisankar said...

@Ravichandra

There are a whole lot of things that I came to know, will be making a post on it shortly :)

AS a briefing .. I came to know there is a world class music school in Chennai, a lot about blue cross, how certain difficulties can be overlooked and still have a great life , a lot about wild life and nature, how humor can add a dimension to your talk and a lot more interesting stuff :) :)