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delhi Updated: Oct 31, 2009 19:52 IST

Learning at the Summit During the session Internet is Social. Now What? with President, Global Sales Operations and Business Development, Nikesh Arora, several new quirky terms cropped up. For instance, BG, which refers to those who were born ‘Before Google’; ‘Crowd Sourcing’, which means using the internet to gather crowds, as in the case of US President Barak Obama’s use of Facebook to attract voters during the Presidential campaign. And ‘Google Mom’, the mother who can find anything in a messy room.

QUICK BITES: Lunches, dinners and high tea kept guests happy between sessions at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit. Day 1 saw 1,500 cups of tea and coffee consumed. During the sessions guests munched on marshmallows, jujubes and chocolates.

Lunch was predominantly Italian cuisine and included mussels, risotto and fresh pasta. The theme for high tea was ‘berries’ — berry infused tea, berry rolls and tarts.

About 50 kilos of assorted berries were used, 30 kilos being strawberries.

During the session Is Cricket, As We Knew It, Dead? the panelists were asked why the Board of Cricket Control India seems like a bully. In response, ex-cricketer Ravi Shastri said “it’s all about market forces”. He said that during his time, Australia and England were the bullies. Today, over 70% of the money in the sport comes from India so it’s only fair that the BCCI gets to call the shots once in a while.