Indiblogger’s date with Delhi was nothing less than sheer adrenaline rush. After the Dove sponsored All Women’ Blogger meet , Delhi had a taste of Spic(y} Makhni power packed meet at The Park on Sunday, 10th of June. It was the biggest event so far, attended by 300+ bloggers from Delhi/ NCR and even nearby Uttarpradesh .
The event was sponsored by Spice Mobiles with Tech Guru Rajiv Makhni conducting a debate on the myths and true facts about mobile security, as well as hosting a fun quiz on the spot. Latest Spice mobiles as prizes, on the house snacks, dinner added to the excitement. For me, it was yet another chance to have fun-filled time with old blogger buddies and interact with the new ones. The family seems to have grown tremendously since the last HP meet in Dec 2011. I met some of the twitter friends and it was great to meet those people who were just names till now
It was amazing to find kids as young as nine and fourteen years expressing their thoughts via blog with such confidence on subjects they are passionate about. Kudos to those who are not scared to give themselves to the rush and try something new. Internet has sure made a huge impact in our lives, no age bar.
I have yet to witness the kind of energy that flowed all through the event . Rajiv and Anoop kept the pulse racing by their wit , humor and charm. Hur Hur became the cheer chat and the decibel kept increasing with the time. The fantastic thing was the feeling of oneness and the ease with which everyone related to each other , even the first timers.
Introductions are routine unless you add a pinch of humor to them and Rajiv had us in splits most of the time. Some exchanges between the bloggers and Rajiv were hilarious. Never have I laughed so much in my life. Oh boy , what a day it was. A woman blogger sang Celine Dion song and yet another recited a poem dedicated to the scintillating Rajeev. ( He won many female admirers that day :p.. well deserved I must say. A very humble and charming person ).
We had ‘Catch the Thief ” game ( our team Yellow won ), an interesting debate on mobile security, privacy – myths and truths conducted by Rajiv . It is always a pleasure when learning and fun are blended nicely.
Then the most awaited on the spot quiz with coveted prizes like FLO, Stellar and Horizon phones began. Not only we came to know some very interesting facts but the joy of winning made some of the bloggers break into victory dance. Between Aditya (my son and a fellow indiblogger) and me , we won two smart phones and three pen drives. I think almost everyone got at least one pen drive.
The mind-blowing mind reading show by Karan Singh was simply out of the world. The young man was so full of life and brilliant performer. We were all awestruck by the accuracy with he revealed the answers. A genius in my opinion. He freaked us out by his confidence and skills. Here is the link to his FB page KaranSingh Magic for those who love magic in their lives. I certainly do.
Unfortunately the presentation by the product manager from Spice Mobiles was a let down ( he used an Apple iPad :P) and most of the bloggers moved on to the tea/coffee counter ignoring the poor chap.
Apart from all the discussions, quiz , debates and games there was a huge spread of mouth-watering dishes for dinner and desserts, though the Tiramisu was Yuck .
The breaks in between gave us an opportunity to talk to other bloggers and a small group gathered to discuss about gadgets with the tech guru Rajiv. In the midst of camera flashes and people posing for photographs , laughter and fun , the Indiblogger team of Renie , Karthik, Vineet ,Anoop and the others worked relentlessly to make the Blogger meet a grand event. It was a hard task to hold two back to back meets at such a large-scale at the same venue on the same day. Hats off to the Indi Team. Very well done. We sure are proud to be part of the family.
Not just these guys but the girls worked hard. From registration, answering queries to managing both the events, they did a stupendous job. Three Cheers for the women Indi Team of Diana, Nafisa and others.
The highlight of the meets were two ever smiling toddlers. The youngest of the Indibloggers
Am sharing Some of the photographs taken by Arvind Khanna and my son Aditya . Thanks Arvind for letting me share the joy. I hope I am able to pass on some of the fun and excitement through them. There will be many more videos and photos as the members upload them. We will have some from the Indiblogger team also. I will add them here as they come.
Cheers to all the Delhi/ NCR bloggers, Rajiv and Indiblogger team for the Spic(y) Makhni blog curry meet .. ! If this was BIG watch us in action next time. Many friends were missed. Make sure you join us in the next meet.