Among the many participants of the event, organised by a Bengaluru-based group who are reintroducing the concept across Indian cities, was Sakshi Sharma*, the MD of a city-based educational institute.
Though she left a tad disappointed (her dates were either too young or too boring), Sakshi, 32, would consider speed dating again, if the organisers could promise better company (sorry Sakshi, we're certain they can't).
In Blink, Malcolm Gladwell's seminal book on the power of instinct, the author makes a compelling reference to speed-dating: "Speed-dating has become enormously popular around the world and it's not hard to understand why.
It's the distillation of a date to a snap judgement.
LOVESTRUCK has proved once again that love has neither barriers or borders when it comes to dating.
This time, it’s aimed cupid’s arrow as far as New Delhi where love’s favourite winged cherub has quickly struck a chord with singles at one of the first speed dating events ever held in New Dehli.
But don’t let us wax lyrical about the many benefits, you want to know if speed dating could actually work for you, right?But by the end of the evening, they will be somewhat acquainted with at least five others from the opposite sex, having just participated in what is a very popular way for singles the world over to meet new people - speed dating.In India, the concept surfaced (not necessarily thrived, as a quick online search will reveal) more than 10 years ago and was quickly forgotten when young Indians discovered the joys of meeting new people at the swipe of a thumb.Writer-Lyricist Prasoon Joshi has been appointed new chairperson of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) in a decision that ends the controversial tenure of Pahlaj Nihalani.Joshi started out with in advertising before making his mark as a lyricist in hits like Hum Tum, Fanaa, Rang De Basanti, Black, Taare Zameen Par and Delhi 6.Gorakhpur's Baba Raghav Das (BRD) Medical College, where at least 33 children died in 48 hours due to lack of oxygen supply, has reported most deaths occurred in its neonatal and encephalitis wards.