Monday, September 11, 2006

FAQ: Third Thursday Thinking Talkies

Over the last 3 years, I have from time to time organised dinner gatherings on the third Thursday of every month. Here are some frequently-asked questions about these gatherings.

WHAT IS THIS ABOUT?

When I first started this initiative, the main intention behind this was for me to find an efficient way to catch up with friends that I had lost touch with. Since then, the idea has evolved to Third Thursday Thinking Talkies.

At these dinners, I bring about 15 - 20 people from different walks of life together; sometimes, they bring friends.

They join me for a meal, and on a typical evening, we discuss a range of issues from history to culture to current affairs to international developments to society, and other things which people wish to know more about.

HOW MUCH DO I HAVE TO PAY?

Each person pays about $10-$15 for his own meal.

WHAT ELSE IS EXPECTED OF ME?

People are requested to come without expectations. They should be prepared to meet everyone and anyone!

WHAT HAS HAPPENED SO FAR?

I have hosted at the same table young and old; academics, students and school drop-outs; chief executives, businessmen, social entrepeneurs, professionals and persons just starting out in their careers; news-makers and journalists; leaders from various sectors of the community; the religious, the non-religious and even a psychic!

One of the things I have realised is how much others know that I don't. And I think the realisation is the same for people who have attended Third Thursday Thinking Talkies. It has been an engaging gathering of wit and wisdom of sorts!

Some who have attended have also gone on to organise their own similar gatherings.

HOW DO I GET INVITED?

Leave a comment here requesting for an invitation and your e-mail address.

Happiness,
Dharmendra Yadav

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1 comment:

Edward said...

This does sound interesting, and I'll be quite keen to join in for a meal if schedule permits.
Keep me updated?
Cheers, Edward.