Monday, November 14, 2005

Mumbai Metropolitan Region Bloggers Meet AKA Bombay Bloggers Meet















Sizzling Bloggers



Mumbai bloggers on Salem's Hit List. No one dare hits his popularity. The pic is the list of the bloggers who attended the Bloggers meet at Nirmal Lifestyles Mulund, taken by Salem for alleged attempt to topple him from the TOI frontpage by a group of bloggers.

It was good turnout, not so large not too small. Four more bloggers +1 came in later after the Salem's list was taken. After 2 ca'fe each for me, Mandar and Shantanu ( 3 for Amit, Anand and Ravi) , a sizzling blogger's dinner, some interesting discussions and then some more capuchinos, and lots of libertarianism and Manipur (and some pullable cheeky talks) we decided to call it a day, or an evening at 11:15 pm. Thanks Ravi for such a wonderful Evening. I never imagined Bloggers meet could be so interesting. Borrowing a phrase from Patrix, nerve endings firing away, indeed. Looking forward to meeting you Patrix in the next meet.
BTW, there was a correspondent from a major daily again(Guess!), no kidding!!


Attendence sheet:

Ravikiran
Suryaraghunathan
Nikita( blogging soon)
Mandar
Shantanu
Urs Truely
Mrs and Mr Anand
AmitV

Late Comers:
Gaurav
Sarika
Candrashekhar and
Sumita


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Update: It was a very Interesting meet, and I only wished I had attended more blogger meets. Interesting group of people, at least twenty percent Phds and another 10% going for a Phd ;-) . We thought of doing some MSM bashing but then thought it was too insignificant.

Anand and Amit had a very heated argument on socialism which I caught on Camera, but Salem threatened me not to publish them, since it would have eclipsed his list footage. An incorrigible opportunist that I am I fed them my usual dose of my NE-General-Manipuri-in-Particular Issues. Since I was the guest of honour, they had but to oblige, however unpalatable my topic. Amit didn't fail himself either, offering his thought that absolute freedom might just be the solution(update: solution to the problems of Manipur). I almost got sold to the idea, and asked for more links on it, since I was a little uneasy with the idea of giving absolute freedom to AK totting Commies.;-)

But the sizzlers at the Grill were far from filling, and they don't serve 1.5 plates ;-)

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Update: Amit- Ok about Non sequitur and logic; how about this, " Professor, I love you and you love your daughter so is it wrong that I love your daughter".

I didn't mean that Absolute freedom might give rise to AK totting Commies, blame it to my language and a super fast update. I meant I was unconfortable with the idea of giving absolute freedom to the AK totting Commies and what they could do with all that freedom... Even with restricted freedom, they are doing quite a bit. And take it in Humour, I know that absolute freedom will not lead to Anarchy or communism and also that they would happily give up their arms for a little freedom. And that the freedom we are talking about doesn't include "coercion" of any form which very well includes AKs.

Ah yes, I have been thinking we could do with some freedom, like freedom to roam at night, freedom of not having to be stopped every few kilometers, freedom from extortion etc etc. And yes I am giving it a lot of thought. cheers


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37 Comments:

Blogger Gypsy said...

hey anthony, thanx for stopping by my blog, u have a nice place here! i wish i was in bbay, wdve surely come for the meet!

14/11/05 10:09 AM  
Blogger anthony said...

It would have great.. And welcome here.

14/11/05 11:10 AM  
Blogger Navjot Kashyap said...

Nice to know that you had a great time at the bloggers meet :-)
Most of them Phds?? or going to be Phds.. wow :-)

14/11/05 11:44 AM  
Blogger amit varma said...

Tsk tsk, young man, you misquote me. The solution to what? And guaranteeing individual liberties does not lead to AK47-totting commies -- quite the opposite, in fact. Furious non-sequiturs abound...

14/11/05 12:09 PM  
Blogger Nirav said...

No undercover journos? How boring :)

14/11/05 12:11 PM  
Blogger Rita said...

I read about the Delhi blog meet. The Mumbai meet seems to have turned out better for more reasons than one :D

14/11/05 12:24 PM  
Blogger solzaire said...

The late guest appearances were by Chandrashakehar (freegeek at LJ) and Sumita (sumita at LJ) - that would be www.livejournal.com/users/their_id
Great meeting all you folks :)

14/11/05 12:28 PM  
Blogger anthony said...

@ Amit : I didn't quote you my dear"" and I promised I will read up more ;-)... solution as to the general topic, gun totting comies as to the existing ones and my musings as what they might be upto with freedom( Millitancy never gave the kind of leaders who could run a state) ..

14/11/05 1:07 PM  
Blogger anthony said...

Navjot you were missed..
Nirav, yes it was missing..
Rita, it was an amazing meet yeah..

14/11/05 1:09 PM  
Blogger anthony said...

thnks Solzaire

14/11/05 1:31 PM  
Blogger aquamarine said...

wow, sounds like it was a lot of fun!
:)AquaM

14/11/05 4:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hii Anthony...thanks for stopping by my blog...i hope u liked it...am still a budding blogger actually...nice meeting u too...
cheers!!
surya

14/11/05 7:57 PM  
Anonymous Ravikiran said...

I strongly object to your miscounting the number of coffees I had. It was 2, not 3. Other than that, I am sorry I missed the last part :(

14/11/05 11:59 PM  
Blogger duttan said...

*drools over the food* :-D

15/11/05 12:42 AM  
Blogger www.gypsynan.blogspot.com said...

You have been tagged!

15/11/05 5:59 AM  
Blogger anthony said...

@AquaM: It was sure fun.

@ Surya: No such thing as a budding blogger.. Only Bloggers. Cheers

15/11/05 9:35 AM  
Blogger anthony said...

@ Ravi: You must allow us bloggers too a little misquote here and there, or is the the prerogative to journos only ;-).

The last part was added just in jest. Not a serious thought then, but I have been thinking. seriously..

15/11/05 9:38 AM  
Blogger anthony said...

@ Duttan, aw... it was not bad but like I said much left to be filled..

@ Gypsynan: Not a story tag.. I am bad at fiction..

15/11/05 9:39 AM  
Blogger Hul said...

i see you had a good time...Great..!

15/11/05 10:38 AM  
Anonymous Ravikiran said...

I meant the last part of the meet :)

15/11/05 11:26 AM  
Blogger sebia said...

the idea of these bloggers meetings..are soo intriguing,whn u read smbdys blog,u create an impression abt him/her and its so intriguing 2 give shape to a virtual figure..

15/11/05 12:09 PM  
Blogger anthony said...

@hul-- When u get back!!!

@ Ravi - oh.. you sure missed that..

15/11/05 12:12 PM  
Blogger anthony said...

@ Sebia, exactly.. A fav topic at blogmeets.. Thats why some people prefer to remain anonymous. More often than not, the virtual image that u already made up is a stark opposite to one in reality. Afterall u must be thinking I would have a tuff like the Tintin's .. :-D

15/11/05 12:14 PM  
Blogger K said...

Tony you're more than welcome to rave/rant/argue on my comment box anytime!
:-)
Glad to hear that you guys had a great time, I slept on Sunday... the joy!

15/11/05 1:45 PM  
Blogger anthony said...

K, Lol it was the first nap that I ever had with the alarm on.

15/11/05 2:26 PM  
Blogger Bonatellis said...

from the pic it looks like there was absolute unanimity on the menu :)

15/11/05 3:56 PM  
Blogger anthony said...

It was a brotherhood sans the ladies ;-) we agreed to agree ;-) it was a sizzler joint. Vegies had to do with Paneer sizzlers

15/11/05 4:36 PM  
Blogger Soumyadip said...

I heard that there was a blogmeet at the capital too. No one told me about that.

Seems like you guys had a worthwhile one.

15/11/05 8:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My name is spelt "Chandrashekhar".

15/11/05 9:35 PM  
Blogger anthony said...

Iam so sorry Chandrashekhar buddy. in my hurry, i had just copy pasted from above and though i did came to ur journal, i didn't proofread the post. Sorry for that again.

15/11/05 10:34 PM  
Blogger anthony said...

@ soumyadip..the one at the capital was much talked about.. ;-)

15/11/05 10:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi there, thanks for dropping by my LJ page. That was my first bloggers meet and I enjoyed meeting all of you. Tell me, where did you do your MBA from? I also read a few of your posts and saw that you mentioned 'Nandan' at Calcutta - I was just telling a friend all about the Rs.10 tickets you buy there - sigh! --Sumi

15/11/05 11:25 PM  
Blogger mandar talvekar said...

Hi Anthony,
Thanks for leaving a "hello" on my blog.
And it was wonderful meeting you. Hope we meet at another blogmeet soon.

[my apologies for this late reply -- am facing a few connectivity problems]

15/11/05 11:35 PM  
Blogger anthony said...

@ Sumi, Thanks for dropping here.. Did my mba from of of the Symbiosis' ..How I wish there were another nandan here in Mumbai, its not just the 10 rupee tickets but the movies that screened there too. And Mobile phone are strictly, not allowed. They must follow it in the multiplexes as well..

@ Hi Mandar, same goes here. It was great meeting you all..

16/11/05 10:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey, lets catch up sometime...planning for a movie over the weekend...drop by my LJ page and lets connect! We'll pull in more folks...tell me how you are placed...take care ! Sumi

17/11/05 2:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey, lets catch up sometime...planning for a movie over the weekend...drop by my LJ page and lets connect! We'll pull in more folks...tell me how you are placed...take care ! Sumi

17/11/05 2:39 PM  
Blogger anthony said...

@sumi, seems like a great idea..

17/11/05 7:28 PM  

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