TEDxYouth@Chennai in Media

sandeep   November 18th, 2010

NXg of The Hindu, dated Nov 18 hit the stands with an article on TEDxYouth@Chennai, written by Yashasvini Rajeshwar, one of the key organisers for the event.

What do Tim Berners-Lee, Harsha Bhogle, Bono, Melinda French Gates, Gordon Brown and James Cameron have in common? They do not share a common nationality, they do not share a profession and they do not come from similar backgrounds either. Yet, there is a common binding thread about them. They have all, been speakers at a TED/TEDx event. (We will come to the difference soon).

Here is the link to the complete article

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TEDxYouth @Chennai >> STARS Line-up >> Balaji Lakshmanan

karthick sundar   November 18th, 2010


Balaji Lakshmanan is the founder and CEO of Geeky Technology & Consulting (www.geekyinc.com), working in Robotics and Embedded System space. He did his MS by Research in Computer Science with specialization in Robotics and Robot Learning from IIT Madras. He has published two international papers in IEEE conferences and has reviewed a paper for international conference. He also has two provisional international patents to his credit from USPTO. He was one of the fifty selected international students to attend student entrepreneurship summit at Stanford University, USA.

Balaji is passionate about Robotics and has made a number of robots from mini mobile robots to Humanoid robots. His company makes mobile robotic solutions, embedded systems products and Do it yourself kits for
students. He has also conducted Robotics workshops in colleges and schools and has covered over 1000 students. He truly believes that robotics can kindle young minds towards creativity and imagination.

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TEDxYouth @Chennai – STAR – Satish Sikha

karthick sundar   November 17th, 2010

Satish Sikha, a simple man with a not so simple mission. A mission that will not only benefit the
planet, but the entire mankind. An Endeavour to save the planet, takes him all across the world
from the North Pole to the south with a kilometer long silk fabric, longest in the world, with ‘Go
Green’ messages from all over the planet, from important dignitaries, who join hands with him
in this noble task.

He is a man with a heart, a man who gave up his flourishing career as a couture designer
alongside great names like Versace, Roberto Cavalli, Eli Saab, Armani or as a hotelier or a
cinematic veteran to save this planet.

Inspired by his own health shortcomings, he wanted to spread awareness as to the importance
of a green healthy planet. His aim is to ensure that every human being has at least one tree
flourishing within 10 ft. radar of his abode. Realizing the importance of life, the superficiality of
material things, he strongly believes that service to mankind is the only path to salvation. One
must dedicatedly serve god and believing children are the reflection of god himself; Satish has
thus dedicated his life to Creating environmental awareness among children from around the
world from Arctic Ocean to Antarctica Ocean.

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Experience with TEDxYouth

sandeep   November 10th, 2010

It isn’t everyday that the opportunity to help organize a TEDx event comes knocking on someone’s door, let alone a schoolgirl’s. So it should come as no surprise when I say that I grabbed it with both hands. The journey has been a memorable one to say the least, filled with frequent meetings, brainstorming, new contacts, and more than our fair share of fun. What the world will see on
November 20th, 2010 will only be the finished product – the result of hours of work, numerous phone calls and many frayed brain cells. But the behind-the-scenes story is one of great activity and many lessons learnt as well – how to put together an event of this scale, bring in sponsors and speakers, work effectively as a team… The famous proverb goes ‘Rome wasn’t build in a day’. Neither was TEDxYouth@Chennai but every step of the way has been an exhilarating experience.
(Post by Yashasvini Rajeshwar)

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