NDTV Good Times hosted the second edition of the Gadget Guru Conclave & Awards on Monday evening at Kingdom of Dreams, Gurgaon. Awards were given across 18 categories for the most innovative and clutter breaking gadgets and gizmos in 2011.
The star studded event was attended by Mr. Kapil Sibal, Honourable Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Rishi Kapoor, Randhir Kapoor, Jacquline Fernandes, Asin and Sajid Khan and Gul Panag amongst others.
The NDTV Good Times Gadget Guru Conclave and Awards saw the participation of representatives from some of the biggest technology brands in India including Aircel, Dolby, Harman Kardon, Quick Heal Technology and Samsung. The event was hosted by NDTV's Tech Gurus Rajiv Makhni and Vikram Chandra.
In its second edition, the event comprised a Conclave featuring master class sessions by Dolby, Sony and Canon and an Experience Zone where some of the biggest Tech brands showcased their latest products.
The distinguished jury for the awards featured award winning actor Gul Panag, India's best known tech expert - Atul Chitnis, Technology consultant - Kishore Bharagava, Nishanth Padiar – Editor, Stuff Magazine, Ashish Bhatia - Independent technology writer and columnist, Prasanto Kumar Roy - President and Chief Editor of Cyber Media's ICT Group besides Vikram Chandra & Rajiv Makhni. A special audio jury included KJ Singh - National Award Winner for Sound Design in Omkara and Milinid Raorane - Electro-Acoustic Expert.
Gadgets launched between 1st February, 2011 and 15th January, 2012 were nominated for the awards; the winners were shortlisted based on the test results and an extensive jury meet process and rating system verified by Ernst & Young.