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Oct 12, 2011

STILL LIFE : The Tata Grande Indiblogger Meet @ Chennai

UPDATE: Organizing Chennai Blogger Meet, thanks to an interesting Initiative "Organise A Meet" by Indiblogger. I am grateful for Renie Ravin and Indiblogger team to give their support to make this meet a successful. Look forward to seeing you on 5th Feb, 2012 (1PM - 5PM) at a beautiful place, Presidency Club. We will have a fun filled Sunday afternoon catching up with Great Chennai Bloggers. Click here to know more about it...
15th Feb, 2012
ॐ नमः शिवाय 
Om Namah Shivaya

I have had met Renie Revin almost a year back at one of the Social Media meet organised by another good friend. Renie's talk interested me to get on to the IndiBlogger and share thoughts with another passionate bloggers from across the world...  and last sunday, it was the first time I attended the blogger meet. It was a great journey from being a individual blogger for personal satisfaction to connecting with like minded people from all walks of life.... 

Here are my impressions from the Tata Grande Indiblogger Meet, a story in pics...

The Tata Grande that was the vehicle that launched the Chennai Meet

The first thing that hits you, as soon as you enter the venue at the newly opened Hyatt Hotel at Chennai, with its huge presence is the SUV "Tata Grande" and the it leads you on to the hall where eager Indiblogger team is waiting to welcome you with there stamping and registering your presence by logging on to the Indiblogger...

The IndiBlogger team was in all readiness and soon the hall started filling up... the silent man behind all this activity, the founder of IndiBlogger, Renie Ravin quietly slipped behind a huge poster, and kept the activity going.... all around him

As soon as the Tata Team arrived, the stage was set for the 49 Seconds of Fame... where 75 participants are asked to introduce themselves and their blog within 49 seconds. If you cross then you are asked 'Go to Jail" Some of the 49 seconders .... sharing their moment of truth

The other side of 49ers...

This session ended with a call for lovely High Tea... which I thoroughly enjoyed discussing with The Tata Grande team and some of the new friends I have had made instantly at the meet... As we all trickled back to attend the rest of the program, we were treated with a quite a few great presentation... Mathi was at his best, talking about Blogologues...

Yes we are all one...
Then we moved on to an interesting time to interact with more than 250 bloggers, who were attending the meet... with our charts and sketch pen's. It was fun to go around and introduce your self and ask for comments... I had my almost filled up both sides.. but then there were great people, who could actually find more than 100 people in the short time of 30 minutes to write at their board... And then actually one of the 'Rowdy Girl of the meet' won a prize for that beautiful comment on her sheet....

Some were seriously putting their thoughts... 

Some were having the time of their life...

Calling all the "Sketch Pens" Back...
Then it was the time for some serious discussion... divided into sections... like Chennai, Cars & travels, Blogging... etc. The team in the middle turned it into interesting games... 

Finally it was time for photo session and getting the cool T-shirt from IndiBlogger... 

I had enjoyed my first meet thoroughly and meeting the face behind such beautiful, thought provoking blogs, that I have been reading for almost a year... There are so many great talented people out there... you just need to reach out ... I did in the meet and look forward to more interaction.... how about starting Chennai Chapter @ IndiBlogger...?

Tata Grande Presentation
Oh Yes... "Yeah Dil Maange More" Look forward to more such lovely initiatives from IndiBlogger... 

ॐ नमः शिवाय 

Om Namah Shivaya

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  1. Nice post! I loved all the photos too :) Thanks for sharing :)

  2. You've documented it nicely. And thanks for the effort to put such nice 49 second pics :)

  3. Hi Shashi

    You are tagged here

  4. Sir:

    Thanks for this documentation. The compilation of the 49 seconds of fame is wonderful.

    Your effort is applauded.

    And, it was good to meet you and interact.

    Joy always,

  5. Thanks all friends, its great to meet all of you personally... I appreciate your thoughts and enjoying this post...

    If you would like to have your high resolution picture, please connect with me at Twitter @VerseEveryDay and send me a message with your email ID or you can give your email address here... with a request and will send you...

    @Ganga thanks for liking this post... and you are welcome

    @Anand Thanks for appreciating my effort on the collage... as well as the story...I have already send you the hi-res image of yours... Thanks for connecting with me at twitter...

    @Ashwini it was a pleasure to meet you at the meet. Thanks for giving me 'Versatile Blogger Award" I am honored.

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya
    At Twitter @VerseEveryDay

  6. Wow!! how did you get to click soo many people? you really are versatile my book you win the "best photographer" award for the meet. and thats a lovely idea of yours about the chennai if only you could take the initiative as well and get it moving....we are all willing to chip in and help you out as well,

  7. Hello Sir, pretty crisp and nice blog about the event. Good job. It was nice to meet you.
    By any chance, did you click any pics of the "gentleman" who was sitting next to you? :).. Please send them to . Thanks in advance !! :)

  8. @Ganeshputtu
    thanks for your vote of confidence and awarding me the best photographer of the meet. Well I could do that as I was sitting in front and have 12X zoom in the camera and every one was standing and talking so I could reach out to click.. I love taking portraits... though the results are not so good as the lighting was horrible... but still you have seen the results...
    Yes we should work on the Chennai Chapter.. and i would love to do all that I can do... lets find out who all are interested...?
    I liked your style of the post on the Meet.. refreshing...

    @Pradeep Raj I did click two of you but then it has not come out well... person who took ours with my camera, has not come at all. The I was wondering about the image that you took.... because I think that is the only evidence I have of attending the meeting... ;-) Next time, i will ensure that there is one of you... among the best... sorry about this mate, this time..

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya
    At Twitter @VerseEveryDay

  9. That was an awesome review Shashi...!!

    Guess what...u wer able to capture the portraits well....I always wanted to capture the way u did...the problm was I was sitting and cudnt do it well..

    u have done a good job...and not to mention the efforts that has gone into formatting them and putting in Matrix!! :)


    I remember meeting u & saw u clicking pics effortlessly!!

    Thanks for visiting my blog!!! If u have any pics of mine...pls do send it to my gmail ID

    PS: Liked tht 'ॐ नमः शिवाय' in ur signature!!!

  10. Awwww... no worries Sir.. I do have two pics of yours.. the lights were really poor but the pics doesn't look that bad.. Please let me know where to send them.. :)..

  11. I enjoyed reading about this meeting, Shashi. What a great opportunity. As well as very meaningful writing, you are a wonderful photographer too.



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