Category: TED Talks


      At TEDxRotterdam, world champion whistler Geert Chatrou performs the whimsical “Eleonora” by A. Honhoff, and his own “Fête de la Belle.” In a fascinating interlude, he talks about what brought him to the craft.
Whistle blower @ TEDxRotterdam

This is a beautiful wonderful TEDx talk that entertained me a lot. Hats off to TEDxRotterdam

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        It was almost two years back, during 2009 TED came to India for TEDIndia Conference with a amazing lineup of speakers and performers. Favorite one of mine is the below performance by Ananda Shankar Jayant, a classical dancer who actually is affected by breast cancer. She danced to get out of her cancer. AnandaShankar  fights cancer with dance She won her life battle and now she is well known all over the world. Here is the video from TED which shows her performance and talk. She is the one who started Shankarananda Kalakshetra.

         This may be an old data, but still this talk influences me to write this blog spot. Some has extraordinary power within them, and this women, i think has the combined talent and spirit and determination of what the whole world has. According to Ananda Shankar Jayant, she earned her strength for struggling against the cancer through her dances. She did not feel that her career of dance got over but instead she continued her voyage and designed her future in a better manner that no one would have expected !!! Hats off to her and TED !!! The image below is the art that she drew out of her legs while dancing !!!


 


The pictures above shows you her struggle during her breast cancer treatment. One who sees these pictures will definitely get a enthusiasm to live his/her life overcoming all the worst difficulties.

         Evan Williams, the Co-Founder of Twitter Inc, on TED. His views after listening to a lot of Twitter users. He explains how twitter had its origin and how Twitter helps an user answering the question “What are you doing right now???!!!” to millions and millions of followers in a single second.“I Kicked Mommy at 08:43PM on Thu, Dec 18!” 
– A tweet by a baby

In the year leading up to this talk, the web tool Twitter exploded in size (up 10x during 2008 alone). Co-founder Evan Williams reveals that many of the ideas driving that growth came from unexpected uses invented by the users themselves.

This guy is looking too smart standing in front of a beach with a cooling glass and wearing Adidas T-Shirt.

      But the story of this guy will make you cry. This guy can move mountains if he wish and this guy can make some remarkable unbelievable things. When i say that this guy can move mountains, there is a little fact to be noted that this guy is not physically fit. He is a person with cerebral palsy.


      Few people might have by now clicked on the link “cerebral palsy” and might have gained some awareness about it. Few would not have done that and sure you will do it after reading the line which you are reading now… 


      Now you may ask yourself a question, how this guy can move mountains and do some remarkable things. Yes, he can do that. Why can’t he when he can claim himself as one of the eminent speakers of TEDxChennai 2010 edition. And off course he is the man who got standing applause first. With this post i have blogged some of the pictures that might make you feel surprised. And now here is the story of this guy.


And to start, he is a proud recipient of National award in 2008 by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment as “Best Employee With Cerebral Palsy” given by the honorable Vice President of India on 3 Dec 2008. The beloe are some of his proud moments…

 
This guy, when born was normal like us. But due to the jaundice, he got this effect. And Siddarth was emphasizing on one issue that this Cerebral Palsy is not a disease. 
       Siddarth spent 9 years of his life at home because schools were not ready to accept him. But one school in bangalore was kind enough to accept him and educate him. They taught him type writing. He wrote his exams with a type writer till his 8th standard.(With this one hand that too with one finger). He has done Masters in Economics from Loyola Madras. He wanted himself to be treated alike others. His parents gave him support but Siddarth was brave enough to design his life with his own efforts. That is the kind of attitude with which he  came upto this level in the society. Since he was not accepted by few schools during his childhood, there is a obvious age difference. And that was bridged by the way he was

– Double promoted from UKG to 2nd std





– He completed his 6,7,8 in one half year.

Thanks to teachers who bridge his age gap.
And here are some of the pictures that was snapped at TEDxChennai during his speech…

       Actually we the official bloggers of TEDxChennai occupied the last seats of the IC & SR Auditorium, IIT Madras, where the TEDxChennai was organized. Just before our seats, his father and mother was sitting and they were voluntarily informing us and their neighbors that they are the Siddarth’s parents. I found they were really proud hearing his speech. We asked Siddarth’s father’s name, and he was good enough to give his business card. Off course there was standing applause for his father too.   

                 Awesome Awesome and Awesome. This is what i can say. The TEDxChennai curator Mr.Kiruba Shankar and team made the event mind blowing, magnificent, and a kick ass event. My 1st TEDx event to attend. And really gained an interest that is kindling me to be a organizer of such a TEDx. I had a chance to attend the event for free. Since i am the official blogger of the event. I am the TEDxChennai’s Official BloggerFor others 3000 was the ticket, but the speakers delivered a stuff that is all most equal to 10,000 bugs. Some people who attended the TEDxDelhi claimed that TedxChennai is better than the previous. Here is the proof.

And I am very happy that 

This is my 
TEDxChennai IDCard

TEDxChennai was on the 10th date of 10th month of 10th year of 2000 millennium !!!

        We the group of Official Bloggers and Official Twitters occupied the last row of the wonderful world class auditorium. Here are the group of Bloggers and Twitters…

Here is the line up, Shalini, me, Arthi, Ashoka Varshini, Varun Kumar, Amar, Vasant Govind (from left to right)…

        And another news about the Tweeting team is that they made the hash tag #TEDxChennai the trending tag on 10.10.10. Hats off to them….. As an official blogger i had to go with speakers words as they talk and i need to blog them. We were 5 bloggers totally and acted in a cyclic manner, each one took a speaker and blogged the speakers words….

                Here is the some of the pictures that i have snapped with some great entrepreneurs and personalities like,

Here is me, Kiruba Shankar and my friend Amar….

Me and Lara Stein (Director of Licensing, TEDx, TED) and my friend Varun Kumar
Me and Chinmayi, the Singer

       This meeting was really a great opportunity for me to mingle with some great personalitites personalities like
Dr.S.ChinnyKrishna (Founder of Blue Cross Community),
LakshmiPratury Host, the INK Conference,
GuitaristPrasanna,
KirubaShankar (Founder, Business Blogging, F5ive Technologies),
Ms.LaraStein (Licensing Director, TEDx, TED),
Dr. AnandaShankarJayant (Classical BharathaNatiyam dancer),
RasmusAnkersen (Peak performance coach & best selling author). and so on….

             If i want to add all the fellow personalities whom i met here, then i must write about nearly 400 people, since all those people who came there were really superb they are doing something that is unimaginable. They rock in their fields, ranging from doctors, scientist, teachers. There i felt and noticed a wonderful diversity of people. Amazing and amazing….

       And Mr.Kiruba Shankar is really a thirsty man. He announced the next TEDxChennai 2011 edition at the end of the TEDxChennai 2010 edition. It will be on ” 09.10.11 “. Just watch the date. It is on the 9th date of 10 month of the 11 year of 2000 millennium series. Go here for more informations: www.tedxchennai.com

And for more pictures from TEDxChennai:

        Now at present I am in Chennai, for an important job. It is something prestigious title for me to say that I am the official blogger of TEDxChennai. You can see my name and blog url featured in the TEDxChennai website here. Yes, TEDxChennai is hosted at IC & SR Auditorium, IIT, Madras. Today the first event was TEDxChennai workshop which is all about how to organize a TEDx event. Today the TEDx experts from various parts of the world, like Lara Stein, Director of TED Licensing, Kiruba Shankar, the Licensee of TEDxChennai, Anusha, the Licensee of TEDxCoimbatore and so many. And happy that I was seriously blogging about their talks sitting behind them. Wonderful day for me today. Met Chinmaye, the play back singer and got a self intro with her. 


      When i first entered the venue, SandeepVarma was kind enough to welcome us in a beautiful way. And after that we official bloggers and twitters got together and made a team introducing ourselves in a better way.  We had a superb time there with experts. And when i was trying to catch up with MTS’s Data Card network, i went out to get the initial network, HE crossed me. And then i was trying to talk to HIM. But HE was busy with the speakers who are going to make a TEDTalk tomorrow. And again i went near to HIM. HE smiled at me, and got self introduced to HIM. HE confirmed me that i am INFIVIVEK. I was at cloud 9 when he asked me like that. HE is Mr.KIRUBA SHANKAR. Who is the backbone of TEDxChennai. 
TEDxChennai Workshop:
In short and graphically i am going to explain what happened in the TEDxChennai workshop today.
Yes, this is the mind map of the workshop today. Was beautifully designed by by Subash Thyagarajan, one of the TedxChennai Organizers. He can be reached at mailsubash at gmail dot com.

TEDxChennai:
And the grand event is starting tomorrow. We are really eager to blog their words. Watch out this space for more……

      People often credit their ideas to individual “Eureka!” moments. But Steven Johnson shows how history tells a different story. His fascinating tour takes us from the “liquid networks” of London’s coffee houses to Charles Darwin’s long, slow hunch to today’s high-velocity web.


      This TED video is by Steven Johnsonthe best-selling author of six books on the intersection of science, technology and personal experience. His forthcoming book examines “Where Good Ideas Come From.”

This video was filmed in July 2010 and was posted in the TED in September 2010…

Well, !!! Now i have decided to write about a person from whom i wish to learn a lot !!!
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                     He is 

  Mr.Kiruba Shankar
I learnt, am learning and wish to learn Entrepreneurship        from                Mr.Kiruba Shankar

         I think you people would not have seen me blogging about him here before. This is my first time about Kiruba. When you enter my blog, you can see in many places about the word, Entrepreneurship. Actually i got a clear idea about Entrepreneurship from him. I wonder on his activities. I can say he loves to be an entrepreneur, and he loves to organize some big things and he often makes other people to turn around him. He is such a guy.
      
        He is the CEO of Business Blogging Pvt Ltd, a social media consultancy. He is the Founder Director of F5ive Technologies. Apart from these he is the Co-Founder of Knowledge Foundation, a non-profit organization. And he is the man behind Proto.in (Entrepreneruship event), BlogCamp, PodWorks, WikiCamp, BarCampChennai, MobileMonday Chennai, OpenCoffeeClub Chennai and the CC Salon. 


I follow him everywhere on the web, where ever i can… In Twitter, Facebook, his Website and other blogs related to him. And off course he is Man Behind TEDxChennai


When Did I know About Him/ How Did I Know About Him:
          I met him first in Kurukshetra 2010, An International Level Technical Symposium @ Anna University, Madras. He lectured in the Entrepreneurship workshop. The thing which i loved in his way of lecture is his UNCONFERENCING. He made the session live and lovely. He gave some sort of play there. He said NETWORKING is more and more important for any Entrepreneur. Off course I realized the same when i had chances to meet some entrepreneurs. He insisted us on developing our own website and blog with a personal domain. He asked for people who had email ids from their domain, like kiruba@kiruba.com or vivekanandan@vivekanandan.in. Unfortunately no one had like that. But I have started developing my website but that is Google Site. 


       Recently he went to South Africa for the CLT20 that is going on. He returned to India, last weekend and immediately, the next day he was busy in organizing the FACEBOOK DEVELOPER GARAGE. And an interesting fact is that, i came to know through his tweets, that he has decided for the next Facebook Developer Garage in the month of December before the end of FDG which was on last sunday. I wonder he is making each and everything more and more planned. I can write more and more about him… He has networked with people in all fields like Software, Business, Cricket, and even Actors and Actress. He is a good friend of Percussionist Sivamani (Drums Mani), Ganguly, Harsha Bogle, and Chinmaye (Singer/Actress/and so on). 


Podcast With Achievers:
      And forget to say about one of his beautiful works, that is PODCAST with Achievers. The concept behind this is interviewing some famous personalities of all fields and make it a podcast. You can trace them here, Kiruba.TV

And i have a video below for you from YouTube. Here, Kiruba Shankar emphasizes on the power of teamwork to make a TEDx conference a success. 

His Profiles:
www.kiruba.com
www.twitter.com/kiruba
www.facebook.com/kiruba
www.linkedin.com/in/kiruba
www.flickr.com/kiruba
www.youtube.com/kiruba
Google Kiruba

   I am the greatest fan of him. To Kiruba: Sir, I really wonder at you…. I learnt how to be a sincere, punctual and a better human from my dad, P.Manokaran. I learnt and had crush on Software Technologies, through Bill Gates and I learnt, am learning and wish to learn Entrepreneurship from you, Mr.Kiruba Shankar.


         Tan Le‘s astonishing new computer interface reads its user’s brainwaves, making it possible to control virtual objects, and even physical electronics, with mere thoughts (and a little concentration). She demos the headset, and talks about its far-reaching applications.

 Tan Le’s Demonstration!

Controling objects just by dreaming.

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Technology is going great and man is becoming lazier …… No physical works…Only mental works….
Man is growing brilliant and brilliant in technology and mentally. But his physic is ZERO

            We have heard a lot everybody saying “Rhythm Is Everything And Everywhere” !!!! But we would not have experienced that….

Rhythm is Everything, Everywhere !!!

Here is a proof for you !!! He makes us stunned. It is a 16 minute grand amazing beautiful show by the Percussionist Master Sivamani… I love it ……

Explore this video in TED