- Invited as speaker at #ngt16 Technology Day
- Excellent panel and fantastic speakers
- Was fun to see posters around the CTS campus 🙂
My little piece on Thalaivar Rajinikanth for RedKite Magazine http://www.myredkite.in/ <Love the graphics work by the team in the pic>
The name Rajinikanth evokes emotions with a surge of blood for his fans. Be his style, screen presence, mass appeal, simplicity off screen.
For me Rajinikanth embodies an inspiring life story of a bus conductor following his passion, pursuing his dreams, fighting against all odds to become the one and only superstar. While people might be awed by his current status, I am amazed by his persistence during the struggling days taking up smaller roles and working his way up, one film at a time. It is not overnight meteoric rise. It has been years and years of struggle with indomitable spirit which made him who he is. It’s a great story to look up to, for generations and generations to come.
As a technologist and roboticist in particular, I couldn’t stop raving about Rajinikanth’s stylish portrayal of both scientist and robot in "Enthiran" movie. He is single most important reason to evangelize robotics that my onnu vita paati also knows about robot. Whenever I talk to students on robotics, invoking his name brings their attention. He has made scientists look cool and science sexy.
Rajinikanth’s most important impact has been his demonstration on how to handle success even when it is sky high. His humility reminds the society that the greatness of a man is the content of his character inside and not the grandeur reflected outside. It is an important lesson for the humanity at large. He is the only superstar who can amaze the audience with unassuming simplicity. As the countless fans will vouch, there is nothing that Rajini can’t!