Went, Met and Had Fun

Oh yeah! (that’s the title of the Ultimate Aerosmith Hits Album)went for the Chennai Indibloggers Meet and Wow!!! It was fun. I took my Handycam along and have shot almost the entire blog meet. To access the Indibloggers Chennai Meet Page Click Here.

First a Roll call to identify people who I supposedly know or those blogs I had visited at some point of time.
Roll call

Sowmya – She is a very shy lady from Mumbai, I have her doing the indiblogger jig on my handycam.Will post if she let’s me post it.

Varun – Varun and Me were the first to arrive. We came in at 1500 hrs. And we guys even introduced ourselves to the Banquet Hall guy, Vipin.
Sathyanarain – This dude pestered me for dinner. And I had to cave in to his requests. (Shucks…I am such a nice guy)

Chandrachoodan – “thalai” of Chennai Photowalk fame

Anju Sabu – I really wanted to meet her and give the balli muttais, but missed her. Too bad there were other toffees in it too.

Lemonade – Friendly girl and now we know her real name.
Kiruba – I could not really catch him. I have always wanted to ask him about his cycling and take some tips from him.
Vatsan – This guy knows eateries in nooks and corners of Chennai.
Shilika – This girl was actually threatening Satyanarain for whatever reason. But I think she is a very sweet girl.
Rohit – Met this guy here for the first time. He actually ditched his Maruti Swift and bloggers headed by BG got it out of the ditch for him. Got that on Video too.
Joel Suganth – A painter and photographer has amazing talent.
Aparajith Raman – He blogs at Vodka Chai. I assumed he was older than what he looks.
Sandhya Rajan – A very sweet girl. She represents Microsoft and gave us a presentation on Windows Live Writer.
Sudamshu – Fellow Photowalker and a nice dude.

Now Absentee’s List
(No Hall Ticket for you people. Dont ask me for which hall??? I might be forced to say Naidu Hall – Naihaa) People who I wanted to meet but did not turn up.
Chutney and Vanilla Vats – These girls were missed by almost everyone.( Why did you girls give so much build up huh!!! 🙁
Attendance Over. Now Start Lesson

After Lemonade’s introduction, and Introduction of the Indiblogger team (they are funny), Renie Ravin told us the story of how a bottle of Old Monk Rum changed their lives(Guys, what is bottled in Old Monk is not just Rum there is enlightenment in it.)
One minute of Fame: You get a minute more or less, timing partner was Mummy Times with their latest model of sand clock from Egypt. A lot of people came forward and introduced themselves and their blogs, while some did not. (Were you nervous guys?) That done it was time for a much needed break.
We broke off for snacks and Tea and interacted with a few bloggers. Saw this dude who was clicking his way to glory. Well, I got a picture of him while he was busy shooting my pic.
Break over, I gave a small presentation on mobile blogging. Well if any one did understand thanks people and to the rest thanks for attempting to listen to it. If any one wants to moblog get in touch with me I will be glad to assist you.

Then came in the Reblz a theatre group, they presented a play which had us in splits. Funny one guys. The Reblz have a blog and here is their take on the Indiblogger Chennai Meet That done we had the play by the Indiblogger team. Over… Next. A presentation by Sandhya Rajan about Microsoft’s Live Writer. While that was being done a lot of bloggers were collecting their T-Shirts and starting to leave.

So the few who were left cheered for the Indiblogger team led by Lemonade. Then the remaining few got a group photo. And we left… Happy that we had met so many bloggers. Super Fun. Cheers!!! Let the Good times Rule.

P.S.: Ofcourse there were too many people and I am in the process of finding them all and will then start serial killing. *Evil Laughter*

Group Photo : Thanks to Sathyanarain. Click here (FLICKR) to see the names of people in that photo. I don’t know the name of two girls. Some one Help me here please.

Update : For some reason my brain does not work as well as it used to. How could I forget to mention Shoonyata He writes amazing Poetry and Ashwini A Software Engineer.

36 thoughts on “Went, Met and Had Fun

  1. I enjoyed your presentation on mobile blogging.As I don’t have a suitable mobile phone, I manage with my laptop. It was a great evening.

  2. thanks sailor. But maybe someday mobile blogging will lure you. Maybe. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. dai narayana, indha kosu tholai thanglada… yedhavadhu pannuda. Dude will update once I get near a comp. gonna be in chennai this week. hopefully no travel.

  4. hi…nice meeting you at the meet and great review on us 🙂

    It will be even greater if you can link back to the meeting page…cheers.

  5. @ada-paavi:

    Ada Paavi! 😛

    It wasn’t a seminar, and I guess I can detect seminars pretty well.

  6. @anwin yes I will dude.Just got access to a comp.

    @ ada-pavi mavane oru chinna vayuthu valikaga tharkolai paneekalama. Did you laugh dude. For whatever reason? I laughed a lot.

    @yuvi Hey bro Welcome.

  7. Hey!! Nice meeting you at the meet…that wasn’t no seminar dude…trust me, I know… 🙂

    Thanks…added and add to Blogroll…also on Flickr!!

    Thanks for the palli muttais…J loved it…I think!!

  8. Nice review! 🙂
    It was great to meet you guys!
    Too bad you didnt get to give anju the palli muttais! lol

  9. ok..so now i know what blogger meet is all about without even being there..

    P.S : i hv updated my profile now u can find my gmail-id there

  10. @ shree thanks mate. We will probably meet the next time.

    @death heads roy I like your profile picture dude. Everyone is allowed his opinion. I had fun PERIOD.

  11. @lemonade Oh yeah, but I am not gonna miss it next time. Anju probably did not like the idea of balli muttais from a strange guy.

    @yuvi Hey dude if that’s what you say.Wokay. I now have to go and bother rohit for the pictures. Thanks for redirecting me Mate.

    @suhaini thanks ponnu(girl in tamil)Yeah I will go and grab that email address of your right away.

  12. Roll Call:
    Sudamshu – Fellow Photowalker and a nice dude.

    Present Sir! 🙂

    Had a good evening. I haven’t posted (mobile-blogged) about the event yet because of Carpel-Tunnel Syndrome!!

  13. Actually, I have the pics 😉 I’m the usual photographer, but I guessed I’ll let him do it for a single day (I’m coming for the photowalk too!)

    I’ll put up the pics soon, but he didn’t impress me too much 🙁

  14. Hey,
    Great review, cheers. I had fun there, met few people. This is the first meet for me, so I was kinda glued to my place. Hope I’ll get along with you guys, in the years to come.

    @Sowmya: which paper???? I read all of ’em.

  15. Hey…yeah! I saw. missed the supplementaries earlier. I saw one in Chennai chronicle and another one in Hindu, I guess.

  16. @sudamshu hey dude. Enjoyed meeting you.Will mark you attendance. do not the worrying about the lacking of attendance. Meet you at the walk.

    @shoonyata hey thanks for stopping by. your poetry is really good. Enjoy your golf. Wonderful game.

    @yuvi hey you are such a generous fella. meet you at the photowalk

    @sowmya I am sorry I did not talk to you at the meet. but then u said thalaiva and and i was like this is a cool dudette. cheers!!!

    @akshaya hey thanks for stopping by. You should not worry about 12th class exams. They are the most over hyped things in India. Just take it easy and blog sometimes.

  17. Great review…waiting for the video…I need to link up every other blog on this…but I am getting really late for office…gotta run…

  18. I missed it 🙁
    I couldn’t make it because I had to spend time with family. We should have more blogger meets in Chennai so we can all be given more than just one opportunity to meet.

  19. @ketaki why don’t you propose the next blogger meet at indiblogger? A lot of bloggers were actually asking when the next meet would be? So now you got the Power.

  20. Hey sorry for the late comment! Good to see you there.

    Thanks for adding me, my blogroll updated too.

  21. @jolly roger Sorry!!!The Only Word I don’t like in English…(Captain style) Welcome to my blog Bro. Thanks for adding me to your blog roll.

  22. A nice account of the events in the day. It was my first blogger’s meet and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

    Your presentation on mobile blogging was nice.


  23. @nithya Hey Sorry, we never met.Thanks for stopping by though. We all had a great time did we not? Blogrolling you

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