Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Our World


After weeks of excitement building up, the day finally arrived! Yes the 5th anniversary celebrations of Indiblogger! And what better way to do it than to have a Nokia App Tasting event, hosted by Vikas Khanna and Rajiv Makhni the two masters of gastronomy and technology, at the Taj Lands End Hotel in Mumbai!


More than 200 bloggers from all over Mumbai and neighbouring cities were assembled to make this evening a very special one.
It was kicked off by a spirited “HURRHURR” war cry by the dedicated Indiblogger team, pumping their 


fists and motivating all at the event to do the same!
It was then time for the charming Tech Guru Rajiv Makhni and the ever so humble Michelin starred 


Masterchef extraordinaire Vikas Khanna to hold centre stage and keep the bloggers enthralled for the next couple of hours with their witty tete-a-tetes and quizzes.


They started off by calling bloggers onstage, based on varying criteria like the youngest blogger, oldest blogger and so on for introductions and giving away prizes to the wittiest.
This was followed by a demonstration of ‘How to slice onions easily’ by Vikas Khanna and 4 food bloggers were invited onstage to participate in a contest to slice the onions as demonstrated and the best ‘slicer’ was awarded a prize.


And then Rajiv Khanna charmed all bloggers to express their love for technology by making them kiss their cellphones!  This set the grounds for ‘apptasting’ a term coined to experience some wonderful applications that can be used in daily life on one’s Nokia phone. Rajiv Khanna presented a few new apps that are bound to be very popular!  The one that I loved was ‘City Lens’ which will ensure one is never lost for anything, anywhere!  One just has to activate this app and point the phone in any direction and it will display all the different facilities available in that direction like restaurants, clubs, hospitals etc., with links for phone numbers and directions to get there! Nokia also announced that within a couple of weeks all Nokia users will be able to request for creation of apps that they feel would be useful and Nokia would work on it to develop and present the requested apps to the world! If that is not user friendly what is!
By this time all the bloggers were charged up for a quiz that was announced which would have 4 couples 


comprising of foodies and techies. The quiz was fun with the humour injected into the proceedings by the wonderful hosts. The questions that could not be answered by the participants were passed on to the audience which ensured a healthy participation of the audience at all times!
Like all good things this evening too had to end and it did with a cake being cut to celebrate the 5th 


anniversary of Indiblogger.
Dinner was announced and on the way to the dining area, lovely Indiblogger Tshirts were given away to all the participants.


The bar was open and so was the buffet! Over drinks and dinner a lot of new friends and contacts were


established, apart from meeting up with bloggers that one had interacted in the virtual world.  There was a lot of bonhomie, good cheer and photography sessions with the celebrity anchors who were ever obliging.
Thank you Indiblogger and Nokia for a wonderful apptasting event! 

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63 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing this wonderful moment here, it must have been a good experience for you all, meeting with the fellow bloggers.

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    1. Eid Mubarak to you and yours Irfanuddin.
      A pleasure to share. Yes it was wonderful meeting up with people whom you had interacted in the cyber world only :)

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  2. beau reportage photos sur cette fete

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  3. very nicely poetically documented with your magic eye ,.. thanks

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  4. Really nice gettogether. Didnt know that these meets were so fun :)

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  5. Deepak ji, Thank you so much for the post.Great.

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  6. How fun!!! And thanks so much for sharing the fun with us!! It is great to be able to meet fellow bloggers in person!!

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  7. A wonderful documentation of a fun event! It was such a delight to meet so many bloggers in person!

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  8. Loved this reporting of a wonderful event !

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  9. What a special day for you. Yet the crowd seems quite crazy when all hold up their mobile phones!

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    1. Indeed! Shows how much Technology rules!

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  10. What fun.!Thanks for sharing...

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  11. Your lively post made those enjoy who were not present there! Thank you Deepak:)

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it Amit. Pleasure to share always.

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  12. an exciting event! a good time to meet fellow bloggers. there are events like this here, too, but i've never been to one.:(

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  13. I can feel the excitement through your pictures and write up...

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    1. Thank you Joo. Good to see you back!

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  15. What fun! Your photos and words made me enjoy the party vicariously!

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  16. Seems like so much fun. I've never been to a blogger meet :-(

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    1. You should have come for this one! There were a few bloggers from Pune at the meet!

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  18. By the looks of your faces, this looked to be quite a fun time by all. I'm envious!

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  19. What a great idea!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  20. what a lovely update. I so wanted to come and meet everybody. Next time for sure...

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    1. Thank you Vinita. Hope to meet up next time around!

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  21. :'( :'(
    I missed it..
    Dint get the reservation!
    Wish I could join you people in this mega event.. :'(
    BTW wonderfully captured!

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  22. :'( :'(
    I missed it..
    Dint get the reservation!
    Wish I could join you people in this mega event.. :'(
    BTW wonderfully captured!

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  23. Nice to hear about the meet.
    That looks like fun. I wonder when I'll be able to take part in one such event.

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  24. Looks like you guys had fun. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Oh yes we did Sandeep! Pleasure to share!

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  25. nice am sure u guys had a ball ..

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  26. Very nicely reviewed. You covered almost about everything that happened at the meet. It was great meeting you and so many other bloggers there.

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    1. Thank you Richa. Was lovely meeting you too!! Looking forward to meeting you again at the Mumbai Travel Massive!

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  27. I was waiting for your post :) You always position yourself at place where you can get best of the moments captured :))

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  28. enjoyed the meet through you!

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  29. Indeed very good post! Happy to read and see events like these. Thanks for sharing.

    Cheers : )

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    1. Thank you Firas. Pleasure to share!

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  30. Excellent coverage of this fantastic event Deepak, how fun to meet up with so many of your fellow bloggers. I like the sound of the 'City Links' app, wonder if we have such a thing here, hmmm must remember to ask Aimee.

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    1. Thank you Grace. If you have a Nokia phone you will have that app.

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  31. Most accounts of the meet I have read yet have either great photos or great text. Yours is the first that has both. Kudos! Keep blogging and keep meeting.

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  32. Wow. I hope they arrange a similar kind of indiblogger meet in bangalore also.

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