Archive for November, 2010
Animator Andrew Park illustrates Denis Dutton’s provocative theory on beauty — that art, music and other beautiful things, far from being simply “in the eye of the beholder,” are a core part of human nature with deep evolutionary origins.
When it comes to events in Chennai, it seems month of December will be no way different from November, where we saw lots of events happening in Chennai.
Here is the list of some of the events in Chennai, going to happen in December
Barcamp Fifth edition: December 4, Saturday, 9 am to 6 pm, Paypal Office, OMR, Chennai
Chennai Food Guide Meet: December 4, Saturday, · 4:00pm – 7:00pm,
Casa Piccola Restaurant Roof Top, New No. 11, Old No. 7, Khadar Nawaz Khan Road, Nungambakkam,
Chennai Open Coffee Club: December 5,Sunday, 4pm – 6pm
High On Caffiene Coffee Shop, Lattice Bridge Road, Adyar Above Mitsubhishi showroom
Bonded Labour: Slaves Without Chains?
December 10, Thursday at 6:00pm -
Alliance Francaise Madras, New No.24, College Road, Chennai – 600 006.
An Exhibition by International Justice Mission (IJM) with Alliance Francaise. A multimedia exhibition that exposes the appalling conditions of those trapped in bonded labour.
NerdDinner-Chennai: December 11, Saturday, · 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Flash Camp Chennai: December 11, Saturday, 9:00am – 6:00pm
Dr.MGR University, E.V.R. Periyar Salai (NH4 Highway), Maduravoyal
FaceBook Developer Garage, Chennai:Third Edition: December 19, Sunday · 5:00pm – 9:00pm
Tidel Park, No. 4 A Block North, 1st Floor, Rajiv Gandhi Salai, Canal Bank Road, Tharamani Chennai
Chennai Drupal Meetup: December 20, Monday · 4:30pm
Really Really Free Market: December 26, Sunday, 9:00am – 5:00pm, YMCA, Royeapettah
Indian Linux Users Group Chennai [ILUGC] meets in IIT Madras. http://ilugc.in, every second saturday 3-6 pm
Chennai Trekking Club has events every weekend.
Then the F4 (Face to Face Facebook Friends): Every Wednesday at Subway Nungambakkam
According to Wikipedia, is a market in which there is no economic intervention and regulation by the state, except to enforce private contracts and the ownership of property. But nothing is free in this market
An ideal free market
property rights are voluntarily exchanged at a price arranged solely by the mutual consent of sellers and buyers. and they do not coerce each other, in the sense that they obtain each other’s property rights without the use of physical force, threat of physical force, or fraud, nor are they coerced by a third party.
But then here also money is involved and because of that there are sellers and buyers, so What if you land up in a place that is Really Really Free Market? where there is no mention of money but still people can exchange things, skills?
Welcome to Chennai’s first Really Really Free Market( RRFM)!!!
Kiruba Shankar, CEO of Business Blogging, has broughtReally Really Free Market to Chennai. According to Kiruba, who recently gave a interview to BBC regarding this event, says “RRFM is a worldwide event that encourages sharing of skills we are good at and material things we no longer use”.
The event is happening at YMCA, Royapettah on Nov 27, Saturday from 4pm to 7pm
And the participants list is very impressive
We have people who are bringing Books, movies, ice-cold lemonade and Gulab Jamuns
who are ready to teach origami,
There is National rowing champion and rowing coach, who will teach rowing techniques on land!!??? that’s interesting!!!
Want to learn about Krav-Maga, the Israeli close combat?
How about learning the art of endurance cycling? and basic of aerodynamics and and jet engines?
So come to RRFM, believe me, its Really Really Free!!!
Please visit the website to know more about the event
Found this in one of the Engg Colleges in Chennai, so what if you want to communicate with a Person who can’t understand English??
Ajith Balakrishnan of Rediff spoke about “Changing face of Entrepreneurship”
we see Indian programmer everywhere, but not in the computer science journals
$40 billion IT industry no local VC Industry
$1 Billion people but only 10 million Broadband connections, China has 150 million
Entrepreneurs who stayed on the game in the last 15 years succeed
Every 3-4 years we are hit by a recession, the trick is to stay and come out of that as quickly as possible
If you are a good entrepreneur you will know how to fail cheapily
There is an emerging trend for original content
Time spent and page views in mobile devices in Japan is several times higher than in laptops or desktops
Every week some tablet like devices appearing in the market
In a sense these devices are closing the internet to various compartments
Problem of seed funding in India is more to do with tax and legal issues
Some times your ideas can be ahead of time, some times you will not be knowing how to carry out of the idea
Sustainability of Entrepreneurs is all about nurturing, patience
It will take a minimum of 10 years to set up a company
Indian IT companies were extremely innovative till late 1980s
Then bodyshop started and Indian programmers became very cheap, thanks to financial turmoil
Innovation happens when customers bring out problems
“Unnal Mudiyum Thambi”, panel discussion featuring Entrepreneurs from Tamil Nadu
Mr. Y.Gee. Mahendra Dramatist, Actor, Comedian, who was the moderator, kick started the session by saying all the three entrepreneurs are meeting the very basic needs of man
Mr. A. Padmasingh Issac Founder Chairman, Aachi Group, takes care of stomach
Without proper distribution network, you can not market any product
In Tamil Nadu along they have 3000 agents
Created employment for almost 8000 persons, mostly women
Thosw who think man power is a capital, will defenitely win for sure
Aachi is very catchy, Aachi is related to Kitchen
Almost 60,000 crore worth agriproducts are getting wasted because of lack of cold storage.
If you have any food based products, Aachi is ready to market and distribute the products
Dr. A. M. Arun Chairman and MD, Vasan Healthcare Pvt Ltd: Takes cares of health
Finished MBBS in 9 years
Family started with a medical store in 1947
Had to take up the business at the age of 19 years
Trust is the most important factor in healthcare industry
Started Vasan Eyecare in 2008
75 chains in hospitals in India and Abroad, 15,000 people are being treated on a daily basis
World largest chain of eyecare
There is tremendous demand for healthcare in India, but very few players because healthcare is very complex business, very difficult to manage and scale up
Mr. C K Kumaravelu, Naturals Saloons : Satisfies everyone’s ego
Started from failure in 1991, raga herbal powder, put target as 5 crore, product was a great hit but could not sustain
Need to have more specialisation to run a business
Started Naturals for his wife in 2000
Wrote a target to earn rs.60,000 per month, later 2 lac and then 5 lac and achieved
Started as all women saloon, later changed to uni-sex saloon
Later shared the idea with family and friends
To start a saloon is a taboo in Chennai
80 saloons in entire south India
Now the challenge is to take it to All India
Target is to reach 100 outlets by March 2010 and eventualy to create
1000 women entrepreneurs and 10000 direct employment
Had to democratize beauty to reach it to mass
Everyone wants to pamper themselves, thanks to the disposable income
China is rising because of the state, India is rising despite of the state
India’s is a people success, driven by Entrepreneurs
GURU according to him: Good at Understanding but Relatively Useless
Narrated the wonderful story of how overnight he transformed from Ashok Kumar to Gurucharan Das
Dharma of the leader is to speak when you are faced with wrong doing
People who work hate their work, that’s why we have restaurants like TGIF and they call Blue Monday
But Entrepreneurs gets their high from actually working and loving your work
Nishkanth Karma mentioned by Shri Krishna in Mahabharata, get immersed in the work you are doing
Attitude is another dharma of an Entrepreneurs,Recruit people for the attitude and train them the skills
I act because I must, is also dharma, quoted the Yudhishtira
The market is moral, so always study it
Distinguished Family Entrepreneur Award
Dr. N Mahalingam, Founder and Director, Shakthi group,Distinguished family entreprenuer award
Wise man is always wealthy as there is always water in wells and ponds
Extreme Entrepreneur of the Year
Mr. Padamsingh Isaac, Founder and Chairman, Aachi Group
Our idea is simple, “We have to rule the kitchen.”
Entrepreneur of the Year
Mr. Soundararajan, M.D, Suguna Poultry Farm Limited
No. 1 in India and No. 10 in the World
Lifetime Achievement Award
Mr. N. Sankar, Chairman, Sanmar Group
Social Entrepreneur of the Year
Dr. Sunil Shroff
Women Entrepreneur of the Year
Rajshree Pathy, Chairperson and M.D Rajshree group of companies,
Most of the women entrepreneurs in India are there by default, but the scenario is changing
Entrepreneurship is all about four letter words, RISK AND GUTS
Serial Entrepreneur of the Year
Mr. GSK Velu, Founder and M.D, Trivitron Healthcare
some times it is wise to get foolish
Have a look at some of the speakers at TiECon Chennai 2010
MD, Canaan Partners, one among the panelists for the session ” “Raising the Money – When and How Much?”
Kanwal Rekhi, one of the speakers
N Shankar, Chief guest for the event
(Images by karthik Lakshimi ratan)
Here is the Agenda for TiECon Chennai 2010.
Social Media team is geared up for the event (Photo by Sorav Jain)
“Youth is the pollen
That blows through the sky
And does not ask why.”
STEPHEN VINCENT BENÉT, John Brown’s Body
“Ignited mind of the youth
is most powerful resource on the earth”
Dr.A P J Abdul Kalam, Former President of India
poster designed by Vinodh
TEDxYouthDay is a series of TEDx events happening all around the world on November 20. The events are designed to empower and inspire young people. Now TEDxYouth is happening in more than 60 places around the World. Check here for the complete list.As part of this Chennai is also hosting TEDxYouth@Chennai on Nov 20 at Cognizant Technology Solutions, Global Delivery Center.
TEDxYouth@Chennai will have some wonderful speakers, here is the list of speakers
poster designed by Vinodh
The event will be live streamed, please visit http://tedxyouthchennai.com/index.html for further details