Sunday, July 10, 2005

MEET THE DC BLOGOMANIACS!

As most of you visiting this doggone blog know, we had the DC indibloggers meet yesterday. It was three hours of clean, pure fun. I haven’t had such a time since my college days. Since, both thennavan and Arvind have described most of what happened yesterday, I will introduce you to the DC indiblogger gang that met yesterday.

THE LIST IS IN THE DESCENDING ORDER BY AGE

THENNAVAN: The oldest blogger in the meet and our gang leader. He came in a clean white dhoti and kurta. He wanted to be the odd one out and seemed to be very proud of his Indian heritage. There is a lot one can learn from this man. He is a very simple, charming and disciplined individual. He reminded me a lot of my elder brother. He has been in the United States for 11 years now (correct me if I am wrong, brother) and is still very much retains his Indian ness. In my conversation with him yesterday, I learned that he never has the Monday morning blues anymore (I wish I were him) and that he enjoys his job a lot (They apparently let him blog from work!!) Thennavan is the diplomatic types, he is about 6 ft tall but very soft natured. He is also an incredibly spiritual human, in peace with his surroundings. It seemed to me that I could deprive him of all his wealth and he would probably have shrugged it off and carried on with life. Extremely cool guy!! He seemed to be so much at ease with all of us yesterday. Thank you for the great time brother!

GANESH or KK NAGAR KIRUKKAN: Ganesh was the only married man in the meet. He has also been my friend for the last three years. Ganesh is a very charming guy. He exudes confidence in everything he does. He involves himself with whatever he does. He is extremely talented, and loves music. I have not met another person who is so readily approachable. He is the type of guy you can just walk up to and shake hands with. He believes in Sanathana Dharma and is a spiritually inclined guy (If you don’t know the meaning ask ganesh, he loves explaining).He was mostly the centre of our leg pulling activities yesterday and he so very graciously took all of it in his stride. Hats off to you bro!!! You are my best friend in DC and I will never forget the times we have had together. I thank you for all the great times I have had in DC, and for the unforgettable memories of fall 2002.


SENTHIL: The first time I ever met this guy I was afraid that he would shoot me, coz I had commented some nasty things about malayali movies in his blog. Luckily for me Senthil turned out to be a gentleman. He is an imposing figure, over 6 feet tall and with a small goatee French beard. Senthil always seems to be lost in thought. Once you get him into an argument it is difficult to get out of it without conceding to his point. He is a very strong character and lives his life outside the box (Senthil’s favorite word). He is the walking encyclopedia of the rare breed of Indian cinema. In the numerous conversations I have had with him, he came across as a very cerebral individual. If you ever want to listen to old Mallu songs (especially sung by K.J.J) ask Senthil for his choice. He will hit you with the best songs available. He also seems to be a very good judge of character. Overall, an incredibly nice guy!

RAMAN: I don’t know how old he is but from now on I guess its guys who are below their 30’s. Raman is a bespectacled, tall, cerebral looking person. He doesn’t speak a lot, but when he does he can take you by surprise with his in depth analysis of a situation. I haven’t had many conversations with him to write too much about him but he seems to be the quiet types. Reading his recent blogs make me feel that he is a very rational and a very technically savvy individual. Ram exudes a quiet confidence and his presence in the meet yesterday was a blessing in disguise (coz me and Arvind were making a lot of noise). Was very nice meeting you yesterday dude!! Hope to know more about you.

SIVA: If someone was bubbly and full of energy yesterday it has to be him. He came to the meet with Raman and Eshwar and immediately made his presence felt with his bubbly nature. I visited his blog for the first time today and he seems to be lost in his past. He writes pretty well and has a very subtle sense of humor (pst.. pst… that babe in your post she’s awesome dude!!).

ESHWAR: This guy loves to write about politics and books. I read his recent posts and wondered why I had not visited his site earlier. A very quiet guy by nature and very friendly. He was one of the few quiet ones yesterday along with Ram. I guess he was having fun watching it all happen. I seriously wish I would get to know him more. His blogs have now made me wonder if I met the “REAL” Eshwar yesterday.

ARVIND: Finally, introducing the “I DON’T CARE ABOUT THE WORLD” Arvind. He is the kind of guy who would just get out and do his thing an incredibly stubborn guy:P. He was the biggest social animal of us all yesterday. He has a sound knowledge of music and is not afraid of flaunting it (he should seriously think about a career in singing… what a voice!! I am sure ganesh and senthil would agree:p , just kidding dude!). Like Senthil told me yesterday, Arvind was probably an example of diplomacy and he is a very multi dimensional personality. He has terrific control over his vices for his age and I should say that I was very impressed when I first met him.

I am glad that I met all these guys yesterday. Don’t you guys reading it feel like you missed meeting these great people?
Gotta gear up for the week ahead…damnit!!! Tomorrow is Monday!!!!

50 comments:

Eshwar said...

Robbie,
Your character examination of the bloggers is quite impressive. I wouldnt want to say if you were bang on target...which is for the individuals to judge.

Overall...good meet.

sen said...

wow, robs bayangarama kulliruthu maa...

i wish this post came in kiruba or lazy geek.Lot of people would have know about the great ME.Now that u have written so much nice about us, guess we(all the other bloggers) have to promote your blog.hmmmmmmm.Is this one of those anonymous comment techique? :).

anyways good write up da...Nice of u to take time and write about everyone.

ROBBIE said...

hahahha! senthil this isnt one of those tricks. I just felt like doing something different thats all! :P and eshwar, this wasnt meant to be a character analysis too bad it turned into one :P.

ROBBIE said...

senthil,
do u still believe anyone cares anymore for lazy geek or kiruba!! :P we rock dude!! hahaha~

kaleidoscope said...

Robz, that a very nice characterization. Looks like you guys had fun, good for you.

ROBBIE said...

hey kali ma!
I dont know why I have this feeling that you arent feeling well or something... and yes we had tons of fun yesterday

kaleidoscope said...

"not feeling well" mmmm WHy do U think so??

Shiva said...

robbie
- it was fun meeting you and rest of the DC bloggers gang.. It was a laugh riot all the way. Hope they dont ban us from entering the temple henceforth after the noise that we generated :)

ROBBIE said...

yeah siva,
they wont allow me for sure!! hahaha! You should have seen those blokes staring at us. There was a mama with namam sitting on the table nearby and he was having his laughs too.

kali ma!
I just felt like there was something wrong... have you heard of extra sensory perception...something like that lol!

kaleidoscope said...

Mmmmm, anyway where are the pix MR?

ROBBIE said...

the pictures are going to be posted by Mr.ganesh or Mr.Senthil. I wasnt in control of that department Kali ma! They will post them in due time. :P

Ganesh said...

Chinna payya
Ellaruma senthu enna chinna payyanna akeetenga but it was all good fun ;)
nice, pic will be uploaded soon

KOB said...

Hi is the indibloggers anything like the dc webloggers group?
Cheers,

ROBBIE said...

hey kob,
most of the people who came to this meeting were indians but it is not necessarily restricted to only indians you are welcome to join us the next time kob.

Venky Krishnamoorthy said...

You should have posted some pics

ROBBIE said...

Too bad you are in pitt venky, the next meeting is gonna be an east coast/midatlantic one, I hope you make it to that one...

Narayanan Venkitu said...

Good to hear about all of you and great that you could all meet.!

I hope we bell the cat here in the SF Bay area.!

Where are the photos? Would like see all your faces.!

ROBBIE said...

Narayan,
The pictures will be posted by Ganesh. You should go ahead and meet people in your area. We had a real great time here. Hope a lot of people turn up for your event.
Cheers!

ioiio said...

chey very bad.. NY guyz deserved an invite :(

ROBBIE said...

Jesus christ dude! If I had known would surely have invited you, its all thennavans fault you know! :P

thennavan said...

Robbie, thanks for the nice write-up about everyone. Just a small correction to mine; I am not 180 cms. just 175 :-)

"Siriththu siriththu nalla pozhudhu pochchu
Oru kalakku kalakku endru
irunda nam pechchu

Ninaiththu ninaiththu nenju
ramyamaachchu
Maththa bloggers idhai kettu
vittaargal perumoochchu"

:-)

ROBBIE said...

SUper thalaiva,
kalakittenga ponga, eppo naan vitten edha kettu oru peria rousu! semma rhyme thalivaaa

Arvind said...

Dei Robbie,

"I dont' care about the world" - is the last thing i would be, if i wrote all those "dumb disclaimers not wanting to hurt people".

meedhi ellam glowing tributes to me, adhanale i will agreeeeeeeeeeee with you :-)))

Raman said...

Robbie,
Really enjoyed the meet. It definitely was a laugh riot and I enjoyed every minute of it. Pretty good analysis dude. Enjoyed reading it as much as the meet.

And BTW, I know that at least Siva, Eshwar and Arvind are elder to me. :-))

ROBBIE said...

lololololol!
appidi podu podu podu!! haha sorry da machhan but you are like that :P

ROBBIE said...

raman,
sorry machhi order maathidatta? Then you and I are the same age probably... doesnt matter, let them call you anna for sometime :P

Arvind said...

Robbie,
Since you did not address the last comment, i can see how close you got with Raman over one session - so you are saying Raman looks like 30 ?

ROBBIE said...

arvind,
enge controversy kelappariya maamu! He looks a bit more mature than the rest of the 25+ year olds, thats all.

Raman said...

Haa Haa ... Mentally more mature than Siva, Eswar and Arvind. Adhu dhaane robbie unnoda comment ;-) Then, it definitely is true :-)

And about those guys calling me anna! Kandippa kavuthiduvaanga ... Thiruttu pasanga ;-)

BTW, ur idea of a DB blogomaniacs blog is very good. Maybe, we can plan on doing that. I tried to find ur email addr. But couldn't. Feel free to mail me at u t t a n d i @ g m a i l . c o m

ROBBIE said...

Exactly ram,
thats what I meant, I just sent you an Email. give me a call as soon as you get it. I really feel that we should all write a blog together. It will be nice coz we can all take parts of it and work on it and then assemble it. It will be a major project but not an utopian thought for sure.

Shiva said...

robbie -
Raman Anna kooda prachanai pannadheenga.. Avaru eppo SWADESHI maadhiri irupparu, eppo ANNIYANaa maruvaarnu solla mudiyadhu..

Eshwar said...

Hey Robs...dont judge a book by its cover and surely appearence in this case atleast is not the index of the mind. The jury is still out there...debating ! So hold your horses.

ROBBIE said...

siva thalaiva,
I saw that blog of his and I am really aware of the repercussions, konjam adakki vaasikkaren brother.

ROBBIE said...

yabba, naan onnum sollala eshwara! aala vidunga... hahaha!

Ganesh said...

guys
arambichtangayaa arambichitannga
robbie unnoda bloggu kalaikatthuda
super
Rama,Shiva,Eshwar unga anubavangala ezthungappa.

sen said...

robs,
enna nadakuthu.i think the no of comments for this post is exceeding the no of comments you totally got for all the post ,since u started your blog :D.

ROBBIE said...

senthil,
thats true! great people attract more attention isnt it? haha! It still hasnt exceeded my total... I am waiting for that to happen lol!

ioiio said...

lol @ senthil..

Chey.. I missed all the fun :(

Kaps said...

Thanks for the report....would have been good if you had a small write up about u as well.

Ram.C said...

first time here thru arvind/senthil/ganesh's blogs.

good note on everyone... we missed the description on yourself... is there anyone writing on you? Senthil's note on your encounter with Ganesh was hilarious.

Swahilya said...

Hi Robbie: What I thought immediately on reading this blog has been told many times by the other commentors. You have picturised everybody so well. It indeed reflects your positive sense of perception. 'Cause, what you see yourself, you are yourself! Reading this made me feel I was at the meeting in DC.
Swahilya.

ROBBIE said...

hey kaps, ram and swahilya,
thank you for reading through the entire post. haha! I felt like writing about the people that write these wonderful blogs and I hope I succeeded in making a mark.
I have visited all your blogs before and have always found something or the other interesting. Like Rams post on wimbledon and swahilyas recent post, I havent visited kaps blog as yet will do so soon. I have to leave to college now and start taking pictures of liver cells in culture. thank you folks for all your comments and encouragement.

.:: Rosh ::. said...

hey zaps, it was cool to read abt everyone. I read about the meet frm others post too and it felt like i was there. Would've been gr8 if there were some pics. But i guess thats been taken care of.

Ganesh said...

robbie
pothumada neriya comments vandhachu unakku enjoy!!

ROBBIE said...

hey lens!
Yeah we had a great time,too bad we couldnt get the pictures up on time... I saw a few pictures on your website, very nice and thanks for the nice comments.

Sriks said...

iiiiiaaaaaaaaaaaaaaang
i missed it.:(

:)

ROBBIE said...

Hey sriks!
I am sure you will be there the next time... hope we meet again then! :P

Sriks said...

ROBBIE - I think I know you
If my guess is right I might also have the skill to drive [otals] you nuts -- just one topic will do the need ful:)) :) and I am sure Ganesh will be ready to take the lead if I hum the old tune [pazaiya pallavi]...:))

ROBBIE said...

Oh yes sriks, we have met, infact I had dinner at your placed followed by 3 hours of music lessons in your 1234 basement.. unforgettable experience.

ROBBIE said...

typo I meant place... yippie! 50th comment was my own:P