Sunday, September 20, 2009

NOW WE ARE SIX…

But only five of us turned up for this time’s Bloggers’ meet. At the sylvan settings of IIT, Mumbai. We welcomed our newest entrant who has expanded the Famous Five: Manju. And we missed the amiable and gentle Harekrishnaji, who, however, remembered and called us on the phone during our anecdote-swapping. catching-up-with-what-we-have-been-up-to, dissecting-common-blogfriends talkathon.

And then it was, as one of my daughters’ storybooks puts it, “talk, talk, talk, talk”. With some serious munching and lake-viewing and thoughful-and-interesting gift-giving and not-so-serious banyan-root-swinging in between.

The Internet, as we know, is all about links. Interestingly, at this meet, three of the bloggers (with a shared geography and culture) re-enacted this virtual phenomenon of linking by digging deep into their histories and came up with so many amazing links – people who they all know, common friends and acquaintances. The other two were fascinated witnesses to this linking phenomenon. And we realized that it really is a small world.

Would you not love to link up in reality with your blog-friends, too?

23 comments:

Santanu Sinha Chaudhuri said...

You all must have had a great time. Sharing anecdotes and memories with people who share your wavelength is bliss. But only munching to go with it?

Swaram said...

Wow! What fun :) Am gng for a bloggers meet too 2day :)

Nu said...

Of course,I would like to meet my blogger's friends in person..I'm glad you guys have started this club...good job ! It must be real fun ya ! If I would have been in Mumbai I would have joined you guys :( Ironically,I just shifted from there few months back !

Anyways, have fun and keep us posted !

Vasant Prabhu said...

Yes definitely,the fact of the matter is people are getting hooked everywhere on the net, right from building family trees & track dispersed family members & their whereabouts on the net to building various clan or affinity groups on social networking websites. Blog & Twitters have been catalyzers to this end.

Vivek Patwardhan said...

Had a great time. It would be fun to enjoy next lunch with your two daughters!

Vivek

sujata said...

I would like to do that too, and the serious munching part seemed great.

manju said...

It was great to finally meet you all 'in person'!

Sumandebray said...

You actually had a bloggers meet... unbelievable!
I admire the spirit

Kavi said...

"Serious Munching" ! Well, i like that phrase !!

Indeed it was a lovely afternoon !!

:)

Nona said...

Nice! You had a good time!

Ugich Konitari said...

That was a great afternoon, and a great post. Hope you werent too late reaching home....I liked the decsription of "talk-talk-talk-talk..." :-)

Babli said...

Lovely post. Its really nice and unbelievable to meet with bloggers as everybody stays in different places and also impossible to manage the time. But I appreciate you for starting this club. Keep it up!

Meira said...

I'd love too. really. People in NCR, lets do meet up :)

Onkar said...

Meeting of bloggers ! Very exciting indeed.

Double-Dolphin said...

I'd love to, but some of them live halfway around the world!!!

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nsiyer said...

interesting! Folks with divergent interests coming together and a resultant bon homie. Would join next time.

Tomz said...

nice...it brought to my mind the bloggers meet held in kerala in which I too attended. But I found it was actually meant for novices in blogging..

Aparna said...

That must have been great. How did you manage to organize everything? It is always a pleasure to meet with like minded people.

Pesto Sauce said...

Guess blogger meets are real fun

We anonymous bloggers sadly remain deprived of it

magiceye said...

must have been fun!

sukku said...

Must have been fun....with a gang of like minded people...

Sucharita Sarkar said...

@ All,
Glad to have your good wishes about our get-together. Hope you can organise such meets and enjoy them, wherever you are. All the best.