On Monday, 21st March 2011 I attended the ndtv gadget guru conclave and awards at Kingdom Of Dreams, Gurgaon where the event happened, I was really thrilled by the experience I had there. Rajiv Makhni and Vikram Chandra hosted the conclave and awards. This time the NDTV Gadget Guru Awards happened on a much larger scale as compared to the previous year, This time is it was more happening, more crazy and very nicely presented.
Before awards two great sessions took place in the Cultural Gali the first one was on Impact of 3G in India – Moderator – Vikram Chandra, CEO, NDTV Limited Networks Panelists – Gurdeep Singh – COO, Aircel, V Ramnath – Marketing Operations, Nokia, RK Arnold – Secretary, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India(TRAI), Sachin Pilot – Minister of Technology & Communication
The second session was on Is the era of WOW Technology over? Moderator – Rajiv Makhni, Managing Director, Technology, NDTV Limited Panelists – Siddharth Basu – COO,Synergy, Neeraj Roy – Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Hungama Digital Media Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. Atul Chitins – Renowned Technologist, HP representative
Both of the sessions were amazing and I enjoyed my time and things I got to know, After these sessions awards were hosted with a break time for some snacks and drink in between. Awards started in Nataunki Mahal auditorium with rock solid amazing performance by Hussain.
Gadget Guru awards had many categories from like best imaging device of the year, best portable audio player of the year and the top category which was Best Gadget Of The Year – which was no doubt iPad even after a major delay in launch, iPad also won the Best Computing Device award in which I agree partially. However on the other hand iPhone 4 was not in any category as it is not officially launched in india.
See all the pictures I took during the event below.
You can get to which won the award in other categories by reading the tweets under the hashtag #ggca and #gadgetguruawards which were used by the people attended gadget guru awards. Last but not least you can watch these awards on TV on NDTV Good Times on 26 March 2011 8:30 pm and on 27 March 2011 9:30 pm.