Saturday, January 23, 2010

TEDXconversations, Chennai chapter

First edition of TEDX conversations happened on Jan 16, 2010. 4 interesting and inspiring TED videos were shown to highly motivated bunch

Nambiraj is the guy behind this wonderful initiative, here seen Nambi explaining the concept to the group

TED Videos

Hans Rosling's talk on global economic growth

Hans Rosling: Asia's rise -- how and when | Video on

Mallika Sarabhai on how art can be a change agent

Mallika Sarabhai: Dance to change the world | Video on

Malcom Gladwell on spaghetti sauce

Malcolm Gladwell on spaghetti sauce | Video on

Benjamin Zander on music and passion

Benjamin Zander on music and passion | Video on

Apart from seeing the videos, the best part of TEDX conversations is all about the group sharing their experience. Benny sharing his experience with Bharatnatyam shows

Another part of TEDX conversations is the live talks.

First one made by a group named Reclaim our beaches

The team shared their various efforts on saving the beaches of Chennai

Their latest effort is to prevent the Elevated corridor along the beach(s)thats been planned by the Tamil Nadu Govt

Its believed that the proposed elevated road might ruin the beauty of the beach(s)

Another talk was by a guy who was part of the Tata Jagriti Yatra. He shared his wonderful and inspiring yatra experience

Its a great initiative for sure and inspiring too

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