Compelling Tweets from TEDxShekhavati Event

We just love this! @masarat broadcast these tweets live from her event, a non-profit privately organised conference intended to share ideas to improve the World (www.ted.com - TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design.)

TEDxShekhavati was apparently set up in rural India to a non-paying audience. Live the excitement of the event through @masarat's tweets - it reminds us of why we love live events so much!

Start at the bottom... 

 

Just got home, exhausted. #TEDxShekhavati about 2 hours ago from mobile web

 

 

   Giving vote of thanks. Omg...it's over. I can't believe it. #TEDx Shekhavati is over in 5 minutes. about 4 hours ago from web

             

 

   Next: Audio message from Mehmood Khan, nominated by Forbes India as 'Person of Year'. He couldn't make it to #tedxshekhavati about 4 hours ago from web

 

 

   There are 750,000 unemployed, literate people in India! #katewa #tedx about 4 hours ago from web

             

 

   Technology knowledge and opportunities lack in villages. How can rural India progress when they're disconnected from urban India? #tedx about 4 hours ago from web

             

 

   Katewa is talking about how he's working in a remote village in empowering illiterate women to be part of India's outsourcing! #tedx about 4 hours ago from web

             

 

   Next speaker: Shrot Katewa, COO of Source For Change. He is the youngest speaker (I just found out. He's only 22! #tedx about 4 hours ago from web

             

 

   Who forces us to have jobs we hate? Don't surrender to circumstances. #jodha 'tedx about 5 hours ago from web

             

 

   One of my weird-ass uncle is actually listening to attentively. So amusing. But very touching :) #tedx #shekhavati #rajasthan about 5 hours ago from web

 

 

   Jodha makes time for the 'backbenchers'. Gives them self-esteem through week-long photography workshops! #tedx about 5 hours ago from web

           

 

   Don't force your career choices on your children. World is expanding, new careers are now possible #jodha #tedxshekhavati about 5 hours ago from web

             

 

   I just narrated Michael Pritchard's talk on providing clean water since the projector isn't working :) #TEDx about 5 hours ago from web

             

 

   Samar Singh Jodha on stage talking about how art is an integral part of education. What can photography teach kids. #TEDx about 5 hours ago from web

             

 

   I notice: people tend to use short poetic verses as part of their talks :) #rajasthan about 5 hours ago from web

 

 

   Amrita Choudhary is on stage. An ordinary village woman with extraordinary courage who stood up to men to defend her rights. #TEDx about 5 hours ago from web  

 

 

   People are loving the musicians! They are asked to perform a fourth song! #TEDx Shekhavati about 5 hours ago from web

 

 

   I am kind of in tears. I shouldn't be. But I am. Somebody tell me a joke...fast. #TEDx Shekhavati about 5 hours ago from web

 

   Break for 7 minutes: Langa musicians are playing 'Mast Kalandar'. They are AMAZING! #TEDx Shekhavati about 5 hours ago from web

 

 

   Aman refers to an ayat: La qum deenokum wal ya deen. Your religion is yours and mine is mine. about 5 hours ago from web

 

 

   People are engrossed in Aman Nath's talk. He's talking about our history that we never knew. A 700-year old village we are! about 5 hours ago from web

 

 

   I'm feeling very mixed. A mixture of exhaustion and...feeling so proud. The musicians were AMAZING! @AlchemyFilms is filming! about 5 hours ago from web

 

 

   I can't believe TEDx Shekhavati is happening. The guys who were against me have boycotted the event :) about 5 hours ago from web

 

 

   @PKGulati Thanks PK :)))) Thanks for all your messages, haven't been able to reply yet to all of them. about 5 hours ago from web in reply to PKGulati

           

 

   @MoneyMunot He cancelled. about 5 hours ago from web in reply to MoneyMunot

             

 

   Next speaker: Aman Nath speaking about heritage of Shekhavati region and how he revived and preserved the historic glory of it about 5 hours ago from web

             

 

   You are not against Islam if you educate your kids, but you ARE against Islam if you DON'T educate your kids #masarat #TEDxShekhavati about 5 hours ago from web

             

 

   Done! Omg...it went well. People clapped thrice in between :) about 5 hours ago from web

             

 

   http://twitpic.com/yrl7w - TEDx about 6 hours ago from TwitPic

             

 

   I'm being introduced. I need adult diapers...lol about 6 hours ago from web

 

 

   Next speaker: Me! Talking about the definition of education, why it's needed and the 8-Day Academy. OH MA GAWWWWD NERRRRRRVOUS. about 6 hours ago from web

             

 

   We were expecting 400. We put chairs for 600. And...900 people showed up!!!! #TEDx Shekhavati about 6 hours ago from web

           

 

   Projector isn't working! So instead of showing TED talks, I am narrating them. Stories of Babar Ali, Mike Pritchard and William Kamkwamba. about 6 hours ago from web

             

 

   No internet connection...so no live stream! @emm_eye about 6 hours ago from web

             

 

   Anwar Ali represents eSwasthaya program. 'Swasthaya' means 'Health'. about 6 hours ago from web

           

 

   First speaker: Anwar Ali. Talking about telemedicine. How they turn less-educated women in 'local doctors' dealing with primary healthcare. about 6 hours ago from web

             

 

   TEdx Shekhavati has begun 20 mins back. My blackberry is not working so I couldnt tweet before. about 6 hours ago from web

           

 

   Omg projector not working. cant show TED talks! about 6 hours ago from mobile web

             

 

   http://twitpic.com/yr5sg - Musicians are here! about 8 hours ago from TwitPic

 

 

   http://twitpic.com/yr13o - View from the stage #TEDx Shekhavati about 8 hours ago from TwitPic

 

 

   @fahedbizzari You're right. Everything happens for a reason. about 9 hours ago from mobile web

             

 

   @plutonikos Got ur msgs, busy getting ready. Will call in a bit. about 10 hours ago from mobile web

 

 

   Crew has reached Jaipur. Now on the way--3.5hrs trip to the venue. @alchemyfilms about 10 hours ago from mobile web

 

 

   Beginning to panic! @AlchemyFilms crew's flight got delayed. Don't know when they'll reach. about 11 hours ago from mobile web

 

 

   RT @citizenstein #TEDx Very excited about TEDxShekhavati. It has been an incredible process making this happen. about 15 hours ago from web

             

 

   @banana_happy No way! Have to finish a number of things so I can focus on venue. I have to speak-which is a distraction from Organizing part about 15 hours ago from mobile web

             

 

   Langa musicians must be arriving in two hours, Insha'Allah. Other guests around 6-7am. Mr. Fog, be nice to me today! about 15 hours ago from mobile web

           

 

   It's 2.30am in India. Over-napped :P But back to work! about 15 hours ago from mobile web

             

 

   RT @AlchemyFilms Our crew are flying out tonight to film @TEDxShekhavati about 19 hours ago from mobile web

             

 

   Going to nap. Work the whole night. Tomorrow is the big day. 400 people expected, don't know how many will show up :) about 19 hours ago from mobile web

 

 

   Superintendent of Police (Sikar) says very proud of TEDxShekhavati. Has given full police support for security&traffic! about 20 hours ago from mobile web

             

 

   http://twitpic.com/ynjwo - Havinggreat conversations with TEDxShekhavati speakers. 6 have arrived. about 22 hours ago from TwitPic

 

 

 

   Another #TEDx Shekhavati speaker is here: Shrot Katewa who will talk about urban and rural divide) 12:00 PM Jan 18th from mobile web

           

 

   Two speakers have arrived: Aman Nath and Samar Jodha. See others at www.tedxshekhavati.com 11:45 AM Jan 18th from mobile web

 

 

     #TEDx Shekhavati speakers arriving within an hour! Have to check location too. So exciting and I have to admit--NERVOUS AS HELL. 9:51 AM Jan 18th from web

             

  

 

   http://twitpic.com/ymr3a - TEDx Shekhavati stage set-up progress 8:51 AM Jan 18th from TwitPic

             

 

 

   @maryamwd It is M-Wo...very nervous. Don't know what the event will be like, don't know if people will understand it! 6:45 AM Jan 18th from web in reply to maryamwd

             

 

   @ParulBh I don't think I will be sleeping tonight! Have only written a few points. Need to do the speech. I need a genie! 6:28 AM Jan 18th from web in reply to ParulBh

           

   http://twitpic.com/ymbsx - Setting up for #TEDx Shekhavati :) 6:19 AM Jan 18th from TwitPic

             

 

   RT @dobror "We are not retreating - we are advancing in another direction." #army G.Douglas @rwac48 7:55 PM Jan 17th from mobile web

           

 

   Dear God, I've sent a special prayer tonight. Please make it come true. 6:50 PM Jan 17th from mobile web

             

 

   @miss_preeto Aaaaaaaaaal eeeeeeeeeees velllllllllllllll :) 4:58 PM Jan 17th from web in reply to miss_preeto

             

 

   Last-minute things going wrong. The usual :) I have to keep the computer aside and work on my talk, haven't prepared anything yet! 4:42 PM Jan 17th from web

             

 

   Have to go to nearby town early morning to invite people to TEDx. Have sharp pain near collarbone--usual manifestation of stress. 4:41 PM Jan 17th from web

             

 

   Sometimes it's high time that the niceness runs out. 3:28 PM Jan 17th from web

           

 

   Does anyone know people who rent LED screens in India? I need it for #TEDx presentation/short films viewing in Rajasthan. 2:24 PM Jan 17th from web

 

 

   I'm going to forget my English very soon. I was giving someone my number and I said 'jeero jeero'. I stopped and thought 'ZZZZZZERO'. LOL! 1:56 PM Jan 17th from web

 

 

 

   @AlchemyFilms Oh yes, it's cold. Around 2 degrees. Afternoons are very warm. let them get thermals! 1:26 PM Jan 17th from web in reply to AlchemyFilms

 

 

   @OmkarDash @Anwar204 @Aagan86 It's the first TED event for rural India and the first TEDx in Rajasthan. Happening on Jan 19th. 6:23 AM Jan 17th from web in reply to OmkarDash

             

vivekk    @masarat Great to see stuff like this happening in Rajasthan. Do keep us posted. The list of speakers is impressive :D 5:50 AM Jan 17th from Brizzly in reply to masarat Retweeted by masarat and 1 other

 

   @vivekk Thanks Vivek! I got in touch with them. Fingers crossed. It's the first TEDx event in Rajasthan, very proud. See you next time :) 5:45 AM Jan 17th from web in reply to vivekk

 

   @thelostdot The eventful day has started! Good morning! 5:20 AM Jan 17th from mobile web

 

 

   No media coverage for TEDxShekhavati yet. Guy says: We don't have space for news anymore, but you can pay and we'll include ur news. 5:04 AM Jan 17th from mobile web

 

   Good morning world! Am still in bed, I wish I could laze longer. 2mrw TEDx speakers start coming! 4:19 AM Jan 17th from mobile web

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