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Sunday, April 29, 2012

The Chennai Bloggers.


Chennai.  Everything is so wow about this place. To read more about my opinion of My City, Read SingaraChennai.

Now, why am I all excited about Chennai. Oh Yes, the people of Chennai and their spirit.

What happens, when people from different walks of Life come together because they all share a common passion?
A few Chennai Bloggers, At Cafe Coffee Day, Chennai.April 2012


Imagine this. A Doctor, A  Businessman, A College Professor, A few people from the IT  field  and  A College Student, all at the same venue. Forget about having fun, they cannot have something to talk about, of which everyone else could be a part of. Right?

Wrong. We all met and had a wonderful time. And what was common?  We were all from Chennai, with a passion for Blogging.

So, a few of them from the Chennai Bloggers Group, took the Initiative. After lengthy discussions, the Date and Venue was finalized. Some were not interested, but those who were interested, were determined to make it for the meet.

I was as usual, enthusiastic about meeting the bloggers. A few of us had met earlier on New year’s Eve and we really wanted to catch up with the others, again.  So we were meeting after 3 months, we were all excited about it. It’s not that we did not stay in touch, Thanks to the Facebook Group we did stay in touch, but meeting in the Real world is more fun, than just catching up in the Virtual world. Agree?
What was different from our Last meet? A few eminent bloggers were joining us and we were looking forward to meet them.

People were punctual. A few of us turned up on the decided time. A few of them turned up on the time they said they would come. As and when people were joining, we all got talking. Please don’t ask me what we spoke about, because I myself don’t know. It’s not that we had an agenda and decided to stick to it. We did not talk about Topic 1, Topic 2, Topic 3. We spoke just casually about things in general and how the CCD people would kick us all out, if we occupied the table for another 5 minutes without ordering anything (We occupied the table at 4, and ordered at 5!). You get the idea, right?

What was interesting to notice was, people did not have any inhibitions. Everyone was comfortable with the others.  Apart from 4 of us, the rest were meeting for the first time. People were so casual, chatting about random stuff , laughing and pulling each others’ legs.  Remember, I ‘d mentioned about  A Doctor, A Businessman and An English Professor in our Group. I was initially sceptical of how they would get along with the rest of us, who were almost in the same age group. But after having spoken to them, I realised they were the ones with so much of energy and enthusiasm. They kept cracking jokes and making us all laugh throughout that my cheeks were paining, after laughing for almost 2 hours, non-stop.

People next to our table would have probably wondered who we all were. People from different age groups, chatting like College Students, talking about things which were so silly(for an outsider, not for us), clicking pictures happily, ordering almost everything that was available on the Menu card, with a roar of laughter coming from us every five minutes, laughing away to glory.

This is what I liked. 5 people who would have probably known just the names of the other bloggers before this meet, bonding well over a cup of coffee, and having fun, as though they knew the other person for years. Anything can happen in Chennai.Anything can happen over a cup of coffee. Strangers become Friends, Friends become Good Friends, Good Friends become Great Friends, Great Friends become Friends for Life.

Oh what fun, it’s to be, with the, Bloggers from Chennai.

Now, Let’s go back to what I asked before.

What happens, when people from different walks of Life come together because they all share a common passion?

It’s AWESOMENESS Personified!



58 comments:

  1. I'm a part of a whole bunch of blogging groups and we meet as often as possible and i have to agree with what you've written - there are no inhibitions, no 1st time meeting awkwardness at all.. we meet, and continue chatting from where we left off.. and there is no dearth for topics either!!

    Look fwd to meeting you all at the next meet!! :)

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    1. Yes Arthi. Welcome to my blog.
      We were really looking forward to meeting you as well. Will surely catch up with you in the next meet :-)

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  2. I never expected my first ever meet to be a super-duper one!:) Thanks for all the memories, Ash :)

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    1. We all are grateful, aren't we?
      Thank you Soumya :-)

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  3. //Good Friends become Great Friends, Great Friends become Friends for Life
    Rightly said Ashwini!!

    Neat write up!!!! Loved ur flow of thoughts!!!

    Lets plan for next meet soon!!!

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    1. thank you Kalyan :-). Yes yes we need to start planning right away, to implement the plan at least by august :-)

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  4. Ashwini, N Ram is my friend. He is a Chennai Photowalk regular

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    1. Yes... In fact when I added him in facebook, I noticed your name in the mutual friends list. I even told him I was your niece , he said he knew you very wel.
      What a small world!

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  5. I`ve never been to a blog meet before but if this is any indication of what its like I can't wait to join in on the next one.

    Great that you guys could bond well and have fun.

    Cheers :)

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    1. Oh you should come. Let me know when you are coming to chennai, we could probably plan for a meet around that time. It would be great to know you, your blog doesn't give much details about you... Ha ha. Just kidding :-)

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  6. Reading through this just makes 'me want to come back to chennai....this is of course so much fun to meet totally new person , but with whom you share kits of common.. That us so truly awesomeness!!!!

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    1. it was fun Vaish. I truly mean it :-). I'm telling you the same thing, just let me know when you would be coming here, we'll plan for a meet then :-)

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  7. So sad I have missed the fun :( !!!

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    1. There is always a next time. Join us for the next meet!

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  8. Ashwini, you couldn't have said it better. It was a wonderful meet with oodles of 100% fun, frolic and froth (from the Coffee and Doktor's mouth!!!!).

    It was great to see all of you and sharing laughter and joy. We should do this many times a year.

    Cheers to all of you lovely ones who thoughtfully joined us.

    Joy always,
    Susan

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    1. Yes Susan. We should do this more frequently.
      Cheers :-)

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  9. That was a great initiative to network with fellow bloggers:)

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    1. Thanks to our Organizers, Doctor Ganesh and Ms Susan :-)

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  10. why the hell we in Bangalore never meet up like this? :( :(

    i love Chennai bloggers :)

    i hate Bangalore bloggers :(

    i hate me :(

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    1. Sujatha, next time when you plan a trip to Chennai, do buzz us. We can organize a meet with the whole bunch.. Chennai will host Bangalore! What say Ashwini? :)

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    2. Oh Sujatha! There is a time for everything. Don't worry, Try finding Bloggers from Banglore from the IndiBlogger site and start a group to stay in touch.

      Oh yes, Now people have started liking "The Chennai Bloggers" , Right?

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    3. Anand. That was something. Really great Idea. I've been wanting to Meet Sujatha ever since I started reading her blogs. What say Sujatha? :-) I'm game!

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  11. I missed the Mumbai blogging meet. And damn, am so pissed about it! Great to know that you guys had fun and despite coming from different fields / profession, there was still a common passion - blogging.

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  12. We keep getting better and better!

    I loved these lines: "Strangers become Friends, Friends become Good Friends, Good Friends become Great Friends, Great Friends become Friends for Life"

    Yeah, it all happens in Chennai. A great way to "verupethify" others :)

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    1. Yes, We do :-).

      Anything can happen in Chennai :-)

      The Intention was not to makes others jealous, Anand. I wanted to express how Passionate,people from Chennai are, that they would spend a few hours from their schedule to meet a few others, who also share the same interests!

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  13. Great to see all the Chennai bloggers together, Ash. It is indeed fascinating to meet strangers whom you have come to like only because of their writing, too meet them is person is a great feeling, I can imagine that.

    Hopefully we should plan a similar meet for Bangalore bloggers, I hardly know only 2 or 3 bloggers from Bangalore though. But I would love to meet all my blogging friends from Indi. :)

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    1. please get in touch with Sujatha , I guess even she wants to meet the Bloggers from Banglore. But yea, I'd like to meet friends all over from Indiblogger. :-)

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  14. that seems to be a great time you guys had had...

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  15. wonderful to see this...keep doing it often!cheers!

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    1. Yes, We have decided to meet regularly. Cheers ;-)

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  16. Wonderful! It would be really nice to meet the faces behind the blogs. I wish something like that happens in Pune too. And Ashwini, an wonderful account!

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    1. Thank you so much Jenny :-)
      Yes, it was really nice getting to know people from various walks of life!

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  17. I so want to be there for the next meet. Anand told me the way you guys behaved. I saw the photos too...You guys had a blast...Truly awesomeness personified it was...:)

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    1. Oh Saru, you are always welcome to Join ;-)
      You saw the photos? Great. Yea, it felt like we were back to our college days. It was so great , no inhibitions, and full of fun and laughter ;-)

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  18. Sounds great. I have always been wanting to meet fellow bloggers.

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    1. It was as great as it sounds. Next time you are in Chennai, Do let me know Sir.

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  19. hey this is unfair..global madarasi missed the coffee discussion...baaaaa..ok ok ashwini ji..august i am in chennai...god willing...and i luv coffee and good friends:)

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    1. Ramesh ji, we would have been extremely happy if you had joined us too Who would miss and opportunity to meet the global madrasi? :-)
      We are planning for a meet in august as well. Let's hope for the best :-)

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  20. Nice to read your blog. It was only for people who wrote blogs or some people there who are just readers of blogs?

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  21. wow thas super news yar...hope to catch up in august..will stay connected..hi to all chennai blog buddies

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  22. Hai.. This is Nirmala from chennai. Am also a blogger, having blogs for health and beauty. How can i join u? Thanks for sharing and the photos are good.

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  24. I'm an IT professional. I'm used to blogging through the internal blogging site in the company. It's through my blog, I'
    ve got a lot of like minded friends, within the corporate. Good to know, these things happening, even in public blog forums. btw.., wats the procedure, to join this community..? :)

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