Monday, October 31, 2005

Chennai Diwali Blogger Meet

After about 90 mails, historic rains and uncertainty till last minute, the Chennai Blogers Meet happened on 30th Oct. Blogger Vee-Jay was kind enough to lend us her new flat, unfurnished and fresh for the meet. The flat is on the fourth floor with a private terrace, ideal for the Chennai practice of the roof top cocktail party :-). The meet was attended by Vaijayanthi, Prabhu, CCG, Krithiga, Shekar, Shyam K, Balaji, Vatsan, Nirenjan, Somu and myself.

Started off at the flat, moved to the terrace as the sun was setting down and after liquid refreshments went to the beach for some show of light and sound. My camera was with CCG and since he likes to click inanimate objects more, you won't find much of our photos here. Krithiga had brought the traditional Diwali Sweet of Ukra (that's what we call it in Chettinadu area, she called it differently) which she had prepared herself for the meet. It was surprisingly good :-).


Krithiga, Prabhu, Vee Jay, Shekar and Shyam K


Prabhu getting ready


Sun Set


The elixir


Every cloud has a silver lining


Let the light shine


And up goes the rocket

15 comments:

Somu said...

And the meet didnt end at that... Few of us left to Saravana Bhavan for dinner followed by Gajini in Satyam... Atha vituteengaley !

I should thank you for the "Stuff" yesterday Chenthil ! Had a nice time :o)

Krithiga said...

"Ukra" became "Ukkarai". That's perfectly understandable. (Like how "Pinch the Rose became Pince Nez) Anyway, that's how folks at home pronounced that.

P.S.
Thanks for the links, and the info on Churchill's volumes.

Da Rodent said...

Er., saravana bhavan after a cocktail party? :P

Jeevan said...

Had a fun.:) Wish you a Happy Diwali.

Ravages said...

LIke the concise accounts. I do like taking photographs of inanimate objects. They don't demand model payment nor do they move just when you've got them properly in the frame.

Can you mail me some of the pictures I took?

F e r r a r i said...

I will send you the pictures sometime tomorrow. Please upload them too :-)

tilotamma said...

Nice flat - who is the builder. sorry looking for aan pt. in Chennai and this is all I can think of.
Chen - If you do know please tell me :-)

Shiv Shankar said...

i have been trying to get as clos to chennai as possible ..though being miles away ...nice to see bloggers from chennai ...

chennai blogers meet ..great idea...

Nilu said...

Tilo,
Kaasu naraya iruntha - inga konjam thallalam...;)

Harish said...

missed it. And to think this meet was closest to home!! :(

Übermaniam said...

Damn, i knew i should have come for the chennai bloggers met. at least i could have seen who this strangely enjoyable writer is. Cheers, maybe next time. Maybe earlier. Take care. Avi (Umm...what is the 'stuff', eh?)

Chenthil said...

Avinash, you just made my day. Enjoyable writer :-). The stuff Somu is mentioning is the elixir in the photo above - Triple Distilled Smirnoff.

viji said...

:-((
I went home for Diwali- jst left on 30th...else I would have joined u all too!

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