So I was in Chennai for 2 weeks (20 Nov – 4 Dec 2013) to attend PTMT on Real Analysis.
(PTMT = Pedagogical Training for Mathematics Teachers)
Prof. Kumaresan has dedicated his life for Mathematics Education, from last 20 years, this man has been running MTTS without any breaks.
Now he has started similar program for mathematics teachers, known as PTMT. This was the third PTMT.
Yesterday night, at about 12am I was reading Nehru’s Independence speech – Tryst With Destiny. The same time when it was being delivered by Pandit Nehru 66 years back! What a remarkable speech it is!
I feel ashamed that I didn’t read it earlier!
If you haven’t read it yet then go, read it first. Here you’ll find it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tryst_with_Destiny
There is also a very short but original video of the speech – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1wUcw8Ufx_Y
So I was in IIM Ahmedabad for AppFest 2013. The event was a huge success. About 600-700 young minds participated in the event.
On the first day there were lot of talks on mobility and gaming. The topic assigned to me was – Rise of casual/social games.
Second day was hackathon & challengethon. Guys started coding at 9.30am in the morning for straight 24 hrs till 9.30am next day. It was great to see their energy and passion. True, energy is contagious.
These sleep deprived participants had to present their apps on the third day in front of jury. Each team had 3 minutes to do presentation.
So I’m invited at yet another event, Appfest 2013 (details here) as a speaker and jury.
The event is organized by IAMAI and hosted at IIM Ahmadabad. 26-28 July.
I’ll be talking on “Rise of casual/mobile games”. There is 24hr hackathon competition for which I’m one of the jury.
Leaving today evening, two of my colleagues from Zabuza Labs will be accompanying me.
Stay tuned for more updates about event!
Today I was invited in my school on the occasion of Guru Purnima. The topic was – “Mother – the first guru”.
There were 3 other guests,
Hemant Pakhale – recently cleared UPSC exam,
Ajay Pawar – an all rounder student when he was in school who just completed his MBA and joined Kotak Mahindra Bank as Manager
Ovi Dixit – Marathi actress who has worked in lot of Marathi dramas, serials, talent shows and films as well. She’s studying in 10th std in our school.
So we four were invited in school along with our mothers.
I was selected for a 3 week workshop on Advanced Complex Analysis organized by TIFR, NBHM & NBHM hosted at Central University of Rajasthan, Kishangarh from 24 June to 13 July.
There were about 20 participants.
5 From West Bengal, 1 from Sikkim, 1 from Orissa, 1 from Maharashtra (myself) and rest from Rajasthan.
The chief guest for inauguration ceremony were Prof. S. G. Dani (used to work at TIFR, now retired and is visiting faculty at IITB) and VC of the university, Prof. M. M. Salunke.