Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Chennai bloggers thank Tata Grande.

The four plus hours I spent on 9th October at the ballroom in Hotel Hyatt Regency was memorable. The event, "Chennai Bloggers Meet" was organized by and sponsored by Tata Grande.

The man behind the whole show is Renie Ravin, a silent man who works behind the screen but ably assisted by Anwin . Both of them have made a quite few changes in the events when compared to the last year conference.

49 seconds to fame:
This is the introduction session that all the bloggers usually love and wait for. On the giant screen, the blogger's username in the indiblogger network was displayed along with his approved blog URL. With this info on the background (foreground rather?), the blogger was asked to speak a few words for 49 seconds which when exceeded, the horn will be honked by man at the wheel of Tata Grande.

Group discussion:
This is another new concept this year. A couple of groups on specific topics like blog monetization, automobiles, travel etc were formed and bloggers with interest in these groups huddled together and tried to make conversation because of a boisterous group.

During tea time, a reporter named Sagar from Indian Express asked me a few questions. He showed surprise that I maintain 16 blog out of which 4 blogs belonged to the category of blog sitting. His blog has a post on Advaitham of which I strongly disagree because I am a visihstadhvaithi.

One of the bloggers I met was Sanjeeta K.K. whose food blog titled Lite Bite located at has got a huge number of followers which may be due to her stunning images on her blog.

The high tea was good and the free t-shirt too.

I thank and Tata Grande. Hope to meet next year.
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