If you are a Blogger spending some precious time offline, the last thing you would like to think / discuss about is Blogs. Inspite of all this, the Singapore Indian Blogging fraternity was in full strength at the Second Indian Blogger Meet, which happened on Sunday. In all, we had 21 participants. (We had 20 people for the first meet that we had in June). The Meet was not devoid of celebrities (or should I say Blogebrity?). Chetan Bhagat
attended the meet and Deepak Jois
even brought a copy of Five Point Someone
to get it autographed personally by Chetan.
The S'pore Indian Blogosphere consists of an eclectic mix of bloggers who blog about diverse fields like Politics, Foreign Affairs, Technology, Movies, Current Affairs, Culture & Business. Most of the blogs are available on my blogroll on the right side.
List of people who attended the MeetAkshayAnispiceAshwinChetan Bhagat
and Anusha BhagatDeepak SardaDeepak JoisDivyaGayathriKapsMarasimMitokondrionNitin PaiPreetam RaiPrasanna and MaheshRam CSadagopanSherene
Sunil (currently into Podcasting, plans to start a blog soon)Vani
Thanks to Mito
, we had a great venue
for the blog meet. The setting was really nice for the large group. We had the usual cappuccinos, lattes and iced teas. The French fries and onion rings ensured that the bloggers didn’t end up going home with a hungry stomach. Preetam
wanted to know whether any blogger has a second blog under an anonymous name. Nobody was forthcoming in revealing the same. We have serious doubts that Preetam himself might have an anonymous blog.
Although the blaring music was a slight distraction, the bloggers managed to introduce themselves and their URL’s with full enthu. Akshay had a real difficult time getting his URL
across. He claims that his Blog URL is the longest word. Some of the bloggers almost fainted after hearing his URL :-) Vani
also had a tough time explaining her URL to Nitin. Nitin Pai
was quite busy with his blog post and hence ended up coming late (just in time for the drinks and snacks).Chetan Bhagat
revealed everything except the plot of his next novel
. The cat will be out of the bag next month. We wish him the very best. Chetan also promised to perk up his blog
by moving it to a better blog service provider.
Most blog meets happen to put a face to the URL. Having achieved that in the past 2 meets, we now hope to discuss about how to use this medium more effectively. With people like Sadagopan
to guide us, I'm sure we can make progress in this direction. This well-knit group hopes to interact more often and an egroup will be the first step in that direction.
Knowing that I can't escape without providing pictures of the meet, I leave you with some glimpses of the 9/11 Bloggers Meet: