by March 23, 2011 0 comments

In a first of its kind Tech Event in India, NDTV Good Times presented the Gadget Guru Conclave & Awards 2011 at a splendid ceremony in Kingdom of Dreams in true NDTV style!  These are the biggest awards that the country has seen so far in the field of Consumer Electronics, Gadgets and Technology to honour innovation. 

An electrifying Awards Ceremony celebrated and honoured the best innovations that the world of technology has witnessed in the last one year. Awards were given away across 17 categories for the most innovative and techno-savvy gadgets and gizmos. The awards night witnessed the participation of chief representatives from some of the biggest technology brands in India along with Bollywood celebrities and the fashion fraternity.

The awards were hosted by NDTV’s Technology gurus Vikram Chandra and Rajiv Makhni who have been at the forefront to bring the best of news and reviews on technology for the Indian Consumers and the team behind India’s longest running tech show – Gadget Guru. Their co-host charismatic Gauahar Khan of Zangoora looked refreshing and kept the spirits high.

Excited about the awards night, Smeeta Chakrabarti, Chief Executive Officer, NDTV Good Times said, “We are proud to host this extraordinary tech and lifestyle event. We aim to make Gadget Guru Awards a benchmark the field of Consumer Electronics, Gadgets and Technology. The Awards showcase and strengthen our credentials in this domain.” was the knowledge partner for this event, and was responsible for testing and reviewing all gadgets that were nominated for the awards.

The event started with a unique Conclave and Technology Fair which provided a platform for companies and experts alike to share ideas debate and discuss latest trends in the field of technology. Over 30 tech companies showcased new product launches and demonstrations in the first of its kind ‘Experience Zone’. NDTV’s Technology gurus Vikram Chandra and Rajiv Makhni acted as moderators for two interesting sessions at the Conclave — Impact of 3G in India and Is the era of Wow technology over. Siddharth Basu, Shri Sudhir Gupta, Advisor,Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) and Gurdeep Singh, COO Aircel were among the distinguished panellists.

Speaking on NDTV’s deep-rooted relationship with technology, Vikram Chandra, CEO, NDTV Limited Networks said, “The biggest asset of the Gadget Guru awards is credibility. Not only is a rigorous system followed for nominations, but we have been able to assemble as a jury some of the most respected names in the field. That leads to heated moments in the jury room, but it ensures that the best gadgets win

The key highlight of the awards show was the scintillating performance of Zangoora, India’s biggest Bollywood musical.  The star cast of the grandiose stage production featuring actor Hussain Kuwajarewala, Gauahar Khan and Kashmira Irani presented a stellar performance on the romantic musical.

Rajiv Makhni, Managing Director, Technology, NDTV Limited added, “The recognition from the industry, the confidence of the consumer and the credibility with viewers — it’s all reflected in this extraordinary event. It is a great showcase of the best of gadgets and devices, the hottest debates and recognising the efforts of the technology world.”


                                                                        LIST OF WINNERS





Smartphone of the Year

Samsung Galaxy S


Application of the Year

Flip Board


Gaming Hardware of the Year

Microsoft Kinect for Xbox 360


Best Audio Technology of the Year

Violet 3D


Audio Product of the Year

Monster Dr. Dre BeatBox


Budget Phone of the Year

Nokia C3


Imaging Device of the Year

Sony NEX-5


Portable Audio Product of the Year

Apple iPod Nano


Computer Peripheral of the Year

HP ePrinter Series


Design of the Year

Samsung UA55C9000


Computing Device of the Year

Apple iPad


Television of the Year

Samsung 3D LED UA46C8000


Innovation of the Year

Microsoft Kinect for Xbox 360


Consumer Electronic of the Year

Bose VideoWave Entertainment System


NDTV Gadget of the Year – Viewers’ Choice

Microsoft Kinect for Xbox 360


Brand Ambassador of the year

Sonam Kapoor for Spice


NDTV Gadget of the year — Jury choice



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