Category: TEDxChennai


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……