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Indiblogger Meetup


 Indiblogger meet with HP & Harper Collins, this was my second Indimeet and I was extremely excited for this as even my parents had given me permission for this. So Sunday morning, I woke up early, which is a big thing. The meet was scheduled at 1:30 so I left my home at 12, and I reached the venue by 1:20. I had to ask too many people to reach the destination because this part of Bangalore was new to me, even though I was born here. Finally it was my call to Renie which rescued me and got me to the right place.

As soon as I reached, I was welcomed by Vineet who was really sweet, as he remembered my name. I also saw Siddesh ji and talked to him. I was informed that it would take another few minutes and that I had to wait down, I went to see that no one I knew was there. I picked up my phone and called up Vinay(leo), who was supposed to be here with Suresh Ji and Karthik Jhi(The Fool) and I find that they were lost. I couldn't help laughing because they were the ones who had told Me and Nimisha that they'll rescue us if we got lost, and they themselves were lost. 

They seemed to take forever to come, so I went up and got myself registered, got hold of a last bench, kept my bag and ran out to meet everyone. I met Nabanita, Farida ji along with Farheena and Rayyan, also some of the Indiblogeshwaries. I moved along and went to chit chat with Siddesh ji and his wife, and finally the Three Musketeers(read as Idiots) finally came. I jumped in joy and greeted them, and was immediately seized by Leo who seemed very interested in breaking my hand. 



We all went in and got seated, and the meet finally began. It started with the sound of Guitar, and then a voice joined in, and everyone was up clapping for them in tune to the song.
After this the mic was seized by Anoop, our sweet host for the event and then it was 30seconds of fame. This time along with our introduction we had to mimic someone, I was thinking about a line of Hermione's but then we were told that as time was less, they will give chance to another 5people only and I put my hand up, excited to introduce myself. 
Me and Tanmayee were asked to introduce together, but as it wasn't possible we did one by one. All I had to say was, "Hello, I'm Pooja Pradeep also known as Princess Poo", to win myself an 8GB Pen Drive from HP. I was really happy.

All the while people were tweeting everything possible, and so was I. It was fun. As I didn't have a good net connection, I asked for other's cell every-time I had to put up a tweet.
Next we were all given a cardboard sheet which had a BarCode on it, which when scanned revealed 'a bit' of a sentence. We were told that sentences were split into 3 parts, and all the sentences were put up on the screen, we had to find people who had our other parts. It was fun. While everyone moved around, I just climbed on my chair and waited for someone to spot me, unfortunately it was spotted only by the camera man, who took a picture of it. I'm not going to put that here.

Anyway, the first 5 group to get their whole sentence got prizes, while the rest of us satisfied ourselves with the fun we had. The best of it all was that, during the beginning when Anoop had asked us all to shuffle and move around, our group simply moved from one table to another. No matter what, we weren't ready to let go off the fun we have when we are together, and we did have loads of it. Teasing Nabanita Di for everything, laughing at every silly thing, passing comments, chit-chatting, and not to forget the lil sweetheart at our table who kept us all amused by his cuteness and also by the loads of chocolates he managed to get to our table.

Next was Miming, we had to make a group of 15 and we had to select one captain and a group name. We had the quickly done, and then we were given a piece of sheet which contained a movie name. We had to enact it out for the others to guess. We had got Adventures of Robin Hood, and at once everyone got busy discussing, and actually laughing at everything again. Finally it was decided that Gyan Ban ji would be Robin Hood, Suresh ji and Karthik Ji would be the rich people and everyone else poor ones. I was asked to dance in front of them, but in the last I decided not to, because I didn't want to. Haha! So yeah, we did it and it was easily guessed. The person who guessed got a pen drive. It was really fun.

Then the best 2 teams got prizes, as well as the worst team. Unfortunately we qualified for neither, so we just got back to what we do the best, teasing and laughing. 
Then it was time for the HP person to make himself heard. He came over and talked about how everyone should buy Original Cartridges and not the fake ones just because they are cheap because no matter what Quality matters a lot, and now even their prices are not so high. So its worthy getting an original piece than buying some cheap quality model. Well, I told that and not him. He also spoke about how it is like Plagiarism  and that's why we should avoid it, I totally agree with him, especially after the goodies I got, I have to because they are just wonderful. No copied ones can give such perfectness and smooth working. 

After this it was snack time, and also photo shoot, where we had to take a picture and the best one which gets selected would win a prize. Our whole gang went in and were discussing as to what picture had to be taken, Siddesh ji suggested that we all do Ravan pose and we went with it. It was really funny taking that picture, we had fun with that too. Obviously, right?
 The snack time was fun too, as we got to move around and talk to everyone. And not to forget the yummy food. The tasty sandwiches, the nom nom veg rolls, the tastiest samosa, and the yummiest Jamoon ever. It was like Heaven in mouth. After we got our stomachs filled to the brim, we moved back in.

Now, the host was Siddesh ji and he pulled up 5 people to the front, one of them being a little boy of 10, who was actually the most enthusiastic of all. And he went around the crowd asking them to suggest some questions. 7 questions were taken up and those 5 were asked to choose one and give an answer to it. Everyone gave a nice and a realistic answer, but the best one was the answer given by the 10year old guy who had selected the question, "What if Ravan had won instead of Ram?". His way of thinking just intrigued me and I was astonished by this person. Hats off to you man!

All the 5 of them got a mug for their words, and the rest questions were passed on to the others, one of them being, "Why this kolaveri Di?", The best answer for this was when someone spoke something related to his wife, can't exactly remember it, but trust me on it, it was an awesome answer! And so he took home a HP Inkjet printer.

Next it was just prize distribution, and prizes were given away for Best Tweet, Best Photo and such. All those people who had tweeted about what their mom or dad had scolded them got a HP STEREO HEADSET each, and I was one of them. Yes, I'm lucky.




After this, we all came together for a group photo, and finally collected our Indishirts and left for home. All the way back home, Me and Vinay were talking about how we are really glad we didn't miss this meet. I mean, we had so much fun and got loads of goodies to take home.
Be Original!
Buy Original!

I even enjoyed the part where the HP Guy spoke, because for the first time someone actually made some sense. And guys, do buy original HP cartridges, I'm not just saying this, I have a reason, and that is, I love my Pen Drive and Stereo Headset. Especially the Stereo headset which I've been showing off to everyone to who would look. Its just so beautiful and even the way it works, its just awesome.

I was a little sad I couldn't take home the printers, but well, I wouldn't have been able to take it in a bus anyway, so its all for good. I'll probably get it home delivered for being a good little girl as I took out my time for writing this. *Fingers Crossed* okay?

Well, that's that. It was an awesome meet and I really thank Indiblogger, HP and Harper Collins people for giving us a wonderful Sunday afternoon. Thank you so much. We hope you'd come back soon, cause we are seriously waiting for another meet.

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7 comments:

Indian Satire said...

Hi! It was me and I had said "After 12 years of marriage, Why this kolaveridi is the only question I can ask?"

Zirka said...

Princess Poo haha good one. Nice write up! Nice pics as well!

Afshan said...

so u were the princess poo :) I remember u read my blog once or twice. Anyway good post and congrats for goodies. It was not my day to win though :-/
I am glad I knew few faces atleast
Good day ! and I believe U r waiting for some exam result. Good luck with it :)

sawan said...

Princess, you were spotted by many of us who then asked the camera guy to make it memorable! we also had to have some proof if the hotel guys asked us who stood on the chair, right? :P :D
it was really nice to have met you :) and good to know that you had fun :)

Princess Poo said...

@Indian Satire
Oh! Its you :D. You are awesome.

@Zirka
Thanks <3 ;).

@Afshan
Yeah that's me :D. Really? :O wow. Can you give me the link? So I can read it again? ;)
Hehehe! Thanks <3 And yeah I was. Thanks for that as well.

@Sawan
lol xD. Chair is proper ;) no damage, so I'm safe xD.
And it was awesome to stand on it :P. Felt like I'm in spotlight :D.
And same here :). Thanks <3

samyyyr said...

So that's Princess Poo who says "Jhi" to all :-) By the way How was your CA result?

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