Listening looks easy, but it's not simple. Every head is a world and every word a seed… Effective listeners remember that "words have no meanings - people have meaning." And the meaning comes from inside us. The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and be understood and the best way to understand people is to listen to them.
Event - Bookoholics Open Mic
Organizers - Bookoholics Group (Surat)
Venue - SVNIT Guesthouse, Piplod
Must Visit for – Book Lovers, Bibliophiles.
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Photos Courtesy - Puja Kedia Photography
Bookoholics Group organized an Open Mic Session on Sunday where everyone was invited to take the stage and READ ALOUD to the group... One could read anything to the group be it a poetry, a story, an inspiring article, a fable... anything !!!
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The Venue (SVNIT Guesthouse) -
The event started with a book exchange scheme, wherein attending members were asked to get a book along, which they would like to exchange with the group.
Members could give a book to the group's pool and in exchange pick up any book they liked from the same.
It was then followed by a group photo for the media (Times Of India and Divya Bhasker were present to cover the meet)
After this the hostess for the day Manashni took over the reigns of the meet and started with the speaker introductions and speakers were invited one by one to the center stage to read out aloud to the group.
The opening batsman for the day was Tanasha, a student and a writing aspirant who loves writing poems and can make one in minutes . She has also been the winner of Radio Mirchi RJ Hunt Surat as well as Gujarat. She presented a poem penned by herself.
The second in the line was Chaitali, who is into Soft Skills Training and Education since 4 years and is currently working with various Schools, Colleges and Corporates across Surat. She gave a small talk on Empathy. Her ending quote - "Don't be pathetic, be empathetic!" received a huge applause from the audience.
Then the Mic was passed on to Sanjay who is an Architect and Urban Designer. He presented "The Great Dictator" a great speech by Charlie Chaplin to the group. I would personally like to thank him for the same. It was a great speech which i got introduced to for the first time.
Next to the podium was Anav, who besides being aptly eloquent orator, also likes to paint. In addition, he is a voracious reader (A Bookoholic). He presented a self composed article on humor which received genuine applaude and appreciation from the audience.
Rahul the next speaker is an engineering student by day, an aspiring film maker by night, currently working on his second film. He recited a self composed poem which was "surprisingly good" !!! :P
A dentist by profession but a thinker and an unassuming philosopher at heart. Famous for his one-liners and repartees and equally for his goodreads "already-read" book list, Pinak was next in line to grab the mic.