one of my favorite presentations of the day was by ravin agrawal (VIDEO). his "indian art 101" talk at TED university was a really well-presented introduction to the beauty india has to offer. many have asked for a publication of the list of artists he shared, so here it is:
a. balasubramaniam (day 3 TED main stage speaker)
raqs media collective
it was the first day we really met our fellow tedsters.
i was lucky enough to be invited to the speaker reception before dinner last night. it was at the "floating restaurant" on campus -- a beautiful gazebo surrounded by a moat of koi fish. i met several interesting people, but the most unique moment of the night came during a conversation with reknowned yogi and mystic sadhguru jaggi vasudev. i asked him how he was enjoying his TED experience, and he pondered the question for a while, stroking his long, white yogi beard. "my lemonade was delicious," he finally answered.
welcome dinner was off the infosys campus (so they could serve alcohol) at the luxurious royal orchid hotel.
surrounded by flower and fountain gardens, the hotel is right next to a large dam, the pressure from which (i'm told) fuels the fountains.