The past week has been quite eventful. Some of the events that I would remember for a long time will be the panel discussion on the Power of Media at Ethiraj College. The Panelists were Ms Latha Rajiv Menon, Mr Vijay (director), Mr Siddharth of Mitrra Media, Mr Joseph (Photographer), Mr Sunil (VP News Jaya TV) and moi. The moderator was Mr Gnani. Though the discussion was conducted and was open only to the students of the Viscom dept it was one helluva experience.
I was also at a special preview organized by Mehta Jewellery for a special collection called Mishti and was invited to have a look and give my views to the press as well, at a special do. Also with me were Ms Nina Reddy, Ms Minnie Menon and Paloma. I was asked to wear the jewellery and pose with it as well. I liked the way one of the designers in the team presented their work, titled Marigold and Tree of Life. I found it very sincere and the detailing and effort commendable. Pictures of the jewellery can be found at Galatta's website
This morning found me at the Head Post Office. I was invited as a guest for their Women's Day events. The best thing about that trip was I finally did something I have been putting off for ages. Got signed up as a philatelist. Also made sure that I would get the stamps released in 2007 and 2008. But apparently it would not be possible to source the ones released in the previous years. I have been a partially lackadaisical philatelist. Every letter that came home would definitely have the stamp cut out. Or I would do the same if I were travelling as ask the people I knew if they would need the stamps in their mail. I have a few albums and I have been collecting coins and commemorative spoons as well. Yes. There are commemorative spoons. I saw an entire collection with a family that I visited in South Africa when I went there to perform. I forgot whether it was in Jo'burg or Durban. This gentleman had the spoons released by Britain with the pictures of the entire royal family. From then on I started collecting those too, though I must admit that I have not made much headway there.
This evening was spent at Ethiraj again but as jury for the Mr and Ms Chennai Times contest. I shared the jury space with the Editor of Chennai Times Mr Thomas Edison, Ms Kokila and THE Madhavan.
Quite a display of talent and was pretty thoroughly impressed by the way the winner of the title danced. I guess protocol requires that I do not mention who the winners are until the TOI carries it first. So I shall adhere to that.
Tomorrow, being Women's day I have a concert in the evening at Music Academy so have been working for that too. Maybe for one of the first times, I saw posters for an event that I was being a part of in the entire city.
Srilekha Parthasarathy and Mahathi would also be part of this concert. God willing the concert will go well.