8:00 PM – Asif Hussain Shah, Paksitan’s first taxi-drive-cum-novelist is on stage. A truly brilliant speaker, he shows us, with the help of a picture-filled slideshow, how his life went from average to extraordinary. “Your life is a message to the world, so make it inspiring.”
7:50 PM – Zeeshan Shafquat Malik graces the stage. He is one of Pakistan’s premier bloggers, and tells us the story of how he overcame his fear. “I had to overcome my fear and take adventurous steps.”
7:35 PM – Saad Hamid, one of the first TEDx-ers in Islamabad prepares a fabulous slideshow sharing how he became a TED Fellow and how each one of us can join the party.
7:20 PM – “You are a story. You are a storyteller. When you get older, go out and share that story.” – Sarah Malik
6:30 PM – There is a live meme performance by the students of NUST School of Art, Design & Architecture. What exciting symbolism and acting!
6:09 PM – Muhammad Tariq talks about how water intake can turn you into a fat-burning machine. The importance of water to keep your body functioning at full potential is indescribable.
5:40 PM – Rehmat Ullah Kundi, an electronic inventor has graced the stage, and is now walking the audience through his personal journey.
5:32 PM – Potatoes have 38 chromosomes – 2 more than people, and the same as a gorilla.
5:30 PM – Isn’t it incredible that we can’t reach each others’ minds?
5:03 PM – Bernard Amadei, co-founder of Engineers Without Borders, steps up to the stage to talk to us about science and technology and says, “My job is to create intelligent engineers.”
4:45 PM – Hurmat ul Ain, a lecturer at the NUST School of Art, Design and Architecture is sharing her work as an artist – a videographer – and talking about what it takes to understand your art, and know when to stop, and when to go on to be magnificent.
Hurmat ul Ain
4:30 PM – The event kicks off with Curator Salman Saeed coming up on stage to share his story, how he became involved with TED and what TEDxRawalLake really means to him. “There is no shortcut to success – believe me.” Salman started him career online with pure determination, starting blogs and using every opportunity to learn.
4:21 PM - Marco Tempest’s talk about ‘Inception’ being shown to the audience. He tell’s the truth about lies, and iPods. Check out his talk here, and read what people had to say about it: http://www.youtube.com/all_comments?v=fumsXEuiLyk
Hi. My name is Zainab Khawaja and I’m going to sharing TEDxRawalLake with you through this live blog this afternoon. Are you ready to hear about an exciting event?