When Chennai had its biggest bloggers meet …
Ascendas slightly trembled in its foundations due to the presence of a bunch of 25 over-enthusiastic bloggers!
An area called Anna Nagar was officially ousted from the city of Chennai
Engineering got termed the best way to end up with jobs of auto-drivers and sweepers!
Women bloggers made their presence felt and changed tides and made sure they turned up in a good number!
And I ended up with the list of URLs to be posted!
What started at 3 in the afternoon of an exceptionally sultry day in the normally humid Chennai city in the now-well known Ascendas Food Court(The place ROCKS in font size infinity!), turned out to be THE Chennai Bloggers’ Meet till date!
It was super fun, lots of talk[yeah yeah Praveen… I DID contribute a lot to the talk! X( ], LOTS of taking one another’s asses ;) and a bit of ‘blog gyan’ passed on to ill-informed junta(Me! Me! Me! :D ) by the kings ‘n’ geeks of blogworld! Imagine if all that was spread over a tasty cold cup of the yummiest of lime-teas(Lime Tea Sparkler) I’ve had in my life! Ah… I couldn’t have asked for more!
The whole meet turned out one BIG surprise for me! I met, after ten whole years, an old classmate of mine who actually remembered the elastic-strap-hat I used to wear way back in my first standard!!! It truly was an oh-my-God-that-isn’t-YOU-is-it-?-Its-AGES-since-we-last-met moment man! Raghuveer- was super seeing u there pal! :)
I was actually pretty concerned about what people were gonna do after Praveen’s ‘kind’ advice to all bloggers attending the meet, but thankfully no one got along a wad of cotton and Sheky apparently ‘forgot’ his[hmph X( ]!
On the whole it REALLY was THE BEST BLOGGERS MEET I’ve been to![ I wish Vani had been there… Aw Pisa… You SHOULD have come!!! :”( ] And though none of the four people who told me they would mostly turn up- Murali[endhan anbu anna! X( ], Charan, Karthik Murali and ‘Whiny’ Arvind –never came, it still saw me enjoying to the maximum! One…no…two things I was glad of- One-Praveen and Harish did not come and two-Pravenn and Harish did not come! He he… ;) I was spared from the tortures equivalent to being strung up on a cutting rusted metal wire by your tongue from the top corner of the Leaning Tower of Pisa!!! :D Habba!!!
Well… Now for what my duty calls attention to- The list of URLs…
Here goes-in the particular order of your scribbles on my notepad…
Bhargav Ramesh (One funny fellow… Had me clutching my stomach and laughing all through!!! )
Anush Krishnan(I CANNOT forget the sparrow story!!! He he…)
Jammy(Was thrilled to meet one of my favourite bloggers… He’s simply too hilarious)
KausikRam(namma Mark Issuak Thaan… :D Camera vechchu banda pannindrundaar,sir )
Raghuveeran(my old classmate!!! )
Vinayak(was totally enjoying himself but a li’l quietly)
Balakumarmuthu(a quiet person…or did we not give you a spare moment to talk?!)
Ramanujam(namma pettai ivan!)
Kartik(one more of the funny fellows!)
Ganesh A.P.P(beware of the Sagaro card! ;) )
Sharique(‘had a blog posted on his tee’, as Jammy remarked!!!)
Aishwarya Rao(a very sweet and nice person! Enga area thaan!!)
Kartik Kannan(The unofficial ‘spammer’ of blogsville! :D )
Kiruba Shankar (King Kribs… Do I need to say any more? :) )
S(h)ekar (treat-kudukaama escape ayittaru namma sir! Grr…. Iru iru… naanga 99 times vandhu spam panrom un blog-la! Yihaahaaa… *evil grin* >:D )
Katheeja(An architect in the making… was delighted to see someone so enthu about architecture!)
Hamsini(I was delighted to meet her!!! She’s one fun-party! Coca-cola voda jollu…ahem…water supply ivanga thaan panraango! He he!!!)
Nina(Quietly observed the proceedings and started opening out only towards the end…)
Varun Rajan( He found great satisfacshunnnnnn in the meet ;) )
Rekha Rajan(Jammy’s wife and blogger…constantly supervising Jammy! :D )
Rahul Maniyar(not very talkative but not too quiet! )
The three other Mesdames who had to leave early-Please leave your URLs here…
It was fantastic meeting you all and I really have no words to describe how much I enjoyed the whole time I was there, more than what the above 719 words could convey! And thank you all for the fun time! Those who couldn’t make it- You sure missed something good! Yeah yeah, there were the ‘dips’ in conversation but then that was fun too-counting silence!
So ppl- I promise you to drop by soon at your nest in blogsville! Till then- tata bye bye and take care!
However long you stayed, it was a great exchange of ideas, thoughts and vetti talks.And for the last ones to leave, well, it all ended with KOKA!!! ;)