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Sunday, October 16, 2005

A handshake to the faces ...



Finally met Narayanan Sir at Saravana Bhavan today. Also met Ambi (a budding blogger). Had a nice chat !

Always thought of Narayanan Sir as

Narayanan Venkitu
Emeritus Professor of Blogology
Bay Area Bloggers College

The man has an aura of reverence among the bay area blogger community for his sincerity and his guts to take on social issues.

He was as sincere and casual in person as his voice and writing on his blogs. It was nice to hear these two guys talk about their blogging experience, the consequences of blogging at home, things in general, India, nostalgia.. It was like web surfing, except this was a converstion with real people about whom you seem to know so much and so little at the same time (now, what i just wrote may sound stupid, but that is exactly what went through my mind at the time).

We should do this more often.. May be a bay area desi bloggers coffee social ?

Would like to thank these guys for taking the time to meet me.

13 Comments:

I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 11:18 PM, Blogger Narayanan Venkitu wrote...

I was thrilled to meet you today. It was fun.

Emeritus Professor of Blogology!
Bay Area Bloggers College!

LOL :)...Now the truth came out.!! Now you know that I am a Local Lungi.!!!

I had the same feelings as you had
as we were talking about life and our experiences in life so far.

We should definitely do this more often. It would be fun to get the bloggers in the Bay Area together.

The dinner at Saravana Bhavan was very nice.!

Thanks Sundar for making it.

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 5:46 AM, Blogger tt_giant wrote...

aaaha!.. super!. A meeting with fellow bloggers and that too, in Saravana Bhavan!. I dont think it can get better than this.

Glad you all had a nice time.

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 5:59 AM, Blogger Adaengappa !! wrote...

Wow..A mini bloggers meet @ Bay area..Thats cool..

Venkitu Sir,Looks different in this pic !!

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 9:26 AM, Blogger mitr_bayarea wrote...

sundar-cool. So, did you guys plan this bay area desi bloggers meet? Guess, it must have really been interesting to meet some of these bloggers whom we only know by name.

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 10:50 AM, Anonymous Raju wrote...

Lots of mini-meetings like this going on in the past couple of weeks.. Good to read about them.

" It was like web surfing, except this was a converstion with real people about whom you seem to know so much and so little at the same time "

Can completely understand it..

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 11:25 AM, Blogger Balaji S Rajan wrote...

Nice to know that few of you met at Bay area.

What did you have in Saravana Bhavan ? Narayan do you remember those days when we used to have in Kai yendhi Bhavan aka road side shops. Were you talking or eating?

Anyhow good to hear that you could meet in person.

Keep it up.

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 11:53 AM, Blogger Ambi wrote...

Nice to have met you in person. Both me and Narayanan felt as if we have know him for a long long time. Let us do this more often!

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 3:34 PM, Blogger Balaji wrote...

nice... glad to know local bloggers have enthu about meets too :)

narayanan, hope to catch up with u next time :)

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 4:03 PM, Blogger ioiio wrote...

Narayanan Sir Adiyaaal maadhiri Irukkaaru.. Sirichi Sirichi Vayaru valikkidhu :))

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 10:23 PM, Blogger thennavan wrote...

Sundar, did my name ever come up in the conversation? Just curious knowing that I am an intersecting point for both of you :-)

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 11:07 PM, Blogger Sundar Narayanan wrote...

thanks for all your comments.

ambi said it right. it felt like i knew these two guys like "forever".

Narayanan sir, didnt really think of you along the lines of "local lungi".. had a good laugh on that one.

ttg, india poi oru blogger meet nadaththidunga.. appadiye "me and the fiance" or "me and the wife"nnu oru photo blog pottudunga.

adengappa, naanum narayan sir'a oru rendu dhaba closela paththen.. he says he is the guy in the smooth sauve getup minus the beard. hard to believe.

adengappa UK balaji and thennavan, you guys did figure in the conversation as did balaji.

mitr, you are welcome to join us for the next meeting.

raju, looks like you have done this before..

ioiio, enna sir ippidi oru blog professor adiyallakkiteenga ?

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 1:54 AM, Blogger visithra wrote...

Awww u guys met - engehpathalum mini blog meets than - good to know! ;)

 
I am not responsible for comments posted by others... At 6:01 PM, Blogger Sundar Narayanan wrote...

visithra

next time you visit the SF bay area let us know.. unga honor'la oru meet nadaththalaam.

:)

same goes for all outside bay area tamil bloggers.

 

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