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Twestival Bangalore 2009

September 29, 2009 Leave a comment

Twestival Bangalore was organized at Kyra Theatre 12th  September 2009, and ya  I know I am writing this blog post bit late. 🙂

The Twestival concept originated in September last year, when a group of London Twitter users decided to hosted a event called the Harvest Twestival – entirely sponsored by Twitter users.  This was Bangalore’s second Twestival and this time around we named it as  “Twestival 2009 – a festival with a Cause“.
My dear friend “Dhempe” called me up to be a part of Twestival organizing team, and I’m always interested in charity events so I immediately accepted the invitation.  We organized Twestival Bangalore in exactly 2 weeks and none of us had any prior experience in event management.  Kudos to team. 🙂

Twestival Bangalore Team

Twestival Bangalore Team

Thanks to all the media support we got, check out the articles about Twestival.

Times of India

MSN

Silicon India

Bangalore Concerts

Upcoming Yahoo Events

EventNU

Money collected from the event was given to the NGO Dream A Dream which works for the cause of underprivileged children.

The Bangalore Twestival was brilliant with over 140+ people attending a rocking performance by Swarathma, a mesmerizing act by  Nakul Shenoy and  fun filled comedy by Papa CJ and Aron Kader.

Check out the wonderful moments of Twestival Bangalore captured by @raghur

Last, but not the least, thanks to everyone for coming and making this event a big success. Special thanks to our sponsor’s.

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Nokia Music Boot Camp – Bangalore

September 27, 2009 1 comment

Nokia recently launched the Nokia Music Store, where you can play and organize the music you love, discover and download new music, rip and burn CDs, all seamlessly integrated with your PC and compatible mobile device.

I was invited at Nokia Music Boot Camp(held on 23rd September at the Taj Residency) in Bangalore along with other prominent bloggers from bangalore . The event kicked off with a formal introduction to Nokia Music Store by Vineet Taneja(Head-Marketing, Nokia). Here’s the excerpts from what he said at the event.

  • Currently you can only download music using vouchers, but soon you’ll be able to buy retail vouchers and credit cards.
  • Nokia will provide platforms to independent and upcoming labels through the Nokia Music Store.
  • Pricing per song still being negotiated – no indicative prices yet. He promised it’ll be cheap.
  • Sona Mohapatra’s launched her album “DilJale” exclusively on Nokia Music Store.
  • Sona performing at Nokia Music Boot Camp-Bangalore

    Sona performing at Nokia Music Boot Camp-Bangalore

Nokia Music Store introduction was followed by Sona Mohapatra’s brilliant performance. The audience was spellbound by her performance. She started with her new album diljale followed by  her famous track “Bolo Na” and ended with Nusrat Fateh Ali khan’s “piya re piya re” who according to Sona is her inspiration. There was a small quiz about the newly launched Music Store too.  Check out the Pic’s from the event here.

You can download Nokia Music Store here. Currently it supports Windows vista/xp. Here are some tutorial videos that you may find useful.

Nokia Music Store overview : http://nmsbootcamp.cellq.co.in/?p=82

NMS as a standalone music player : http://nmsbootcamp.cellq.co.in/?p=84

Transferring music : http://nmsbootcamp.cellq.co.in/?p=108

Burning a CD : http://nmsbootcamp.cellq.co.in/?p=86

Create your wishlist : http://nmsbootcamp.cellq.co.in/?p=105

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MOMO Bangalore

September 2, 2008 Leave a comment

MOMO @ IIM Bangalore 30th Aug 208

It was good that the event was organized on Saturday so that we workaholic’s (at least I love to be called though I am not) can also attend. It took me 15min drive to reach IIMB on my 2stroke bike. There is some thing about IIM’s that makes your body shiver. I can not define it much but there are people who have  defined it in a better way, but there is something you can smell it, you can feel it,the building the garden. Well, enough of IIM back to MOMO, the event was organized in IIMB auditorium. I guess, there were some 40 members when i entered. First, session was keynote: Challenges and opportunities in Indian mobile VAS followed by discussion on VAS.

MOMO B?angalore

MOMO Bangalore

VAS discussion panelist were Ramakrishna(rangde.org), Abhishek Sinha(EKO india financial Services, V Sasikumar(ekgaon technologies), Raj Raghvan (classifEye), Navin Thangaiah(mChek), Moderator – Ashish Gupta(Helion Ventures).

Mr. Abhishek Sinha of EKO India Financial Services impressed me with his product where in he targeted people at the bottom of the pyramid by providing them a simple procedure for debiting their account irrespective of the phone.

After first session, there was Lunch&Networking session. Lunch was really very good including palak paneer, salad followed by carrot halwa and ice-cream.

Well, i was more interested in the second session “Mobile Marketing & Mobile Advertising” as my company is into Mobile advertising and my CEO was also present there. J

The panelist were Zubair Jandali (AdMob), Santosh Navlani(mKhoj), Debraj Tripathy(OnMobile), Karthee Madaswamy(Qualcomm ventures) , Narsimha Suresh(Telibrahma Convergent) Moderator – Swami Krishna(Sasken).

Basically, they were discussing on how to stuff in some more ad and bombard it on user.

The other two sessions were “Mobile Web” & “Telecom Platform Opportunities” which unfortunately I could not attend as I had to shift my stuffs from CV raman nagar to BTM.

I returned home by 3pm just before rain started and it rained continuously till 7pm. Shit man ! why I came back. All in all it was a great experience and ya i met @Bhuvan  @Twitter.

Categories: Events