A Quick Recap of Delhibloggers’ Meet…
May 15th, 2006 by Neha Bagoria

Photo Courtesy: DB Flickr Grp

It was on 6th May at Indian Habitat Centre, I attended the much awaited DB meet. It was really nice to meet up all the fellow bloggers frm virtual to real world. It was XI meet of grp, but frst for me. This time Julian Siddle and Bill Thompson all the way from London.

Julian is the producer of the BBC World Service Technology program Digital Planet. It’s a program about how technology affects our lives.

Julian was here in India to record a special edition of the program just about this splendid country. Culture of Blogs in India is an area Julian particularly looked at and is tried to find answers to questions like “Do you have a particular view on the use or effectiveness of your blogs? What do you think about the use of IT in India or its potential? The country is often seen as being in the grip of a technological boom, is this the case from your experience?”

Bill is one of Britain’s leading authorities on blogging and Net activism and advises the EU. He has a regular column at the BBC “Technology and You” website.  Bill shared with us his expertise over the subject; Blogging and also Net activism. DBM BBC live coverage can be tuned in over here.

The turn up was above 30. We exchanged views on bloggin’ scenario in india and over the world. Though I was late by 50 mins by scheduled time 6 pm. After discussion and interview session, we moved to Ethopia(a restaurant)in IHC. There we had personal interactions
with new and old bloggers.

Interestingly Amit Aggarwal, a blogger earns serious money thru his bloggin’. Coincidentally, a 360 blogger Amit Verma also turned up there. Samyukta, who blogs at many hubs includin’ 360, was among the one who organized all so well and got us all together. Priyanka, is the moderator of the DB grp, a nice warm gal again. Nidhi frm webchutney came over for a reality show named  Oktatabyebye linked up with bloggin’. She shared a new concept on travel+bloggin’. Webchutney is running a contest to find one  person to go around the country on a small budget and also blog about it as  one travels. The eventual aim of this is to build a robust online travel  forum/community in India. Amit Ken is the frst among the DB blogger grp,  I got acquainted with, but somehow we missed to say “hello” to each other. And I met many more to share the experiences. >> More pics

So I had a nice real-time meet with bloggers in Delhi. Though I wish to meet up you all at the same time like this way. Hey I’m getting’ senti…

14 Responses  
pradeep raj writes:
May 15th, 2006 at 1:30 pm

hey neha thts nice to see u had great time with bloggers meet.

i wish this wuld soon happen in all cities ………

May 15th, 2006 at 2:51 pm

thts sumthing really gud happening …..

Piyush Ranjan S writes:
May 16th, 2006 at 6:45 pm

Nice Update. Am inspired to do such a blogmate gathering.

Anonymous writes:
May 17th, 2006 at 10:22 am

Pradeep, u can try to search such yahoo bloggers grp in ur city also.

Jyothi, yep it was/is really happenin’ buddy.

Piyush, I missed 360 pals over there…I blog here and got to meet bloggers frm elsewhere…hope to have such a meet for 360 bloggers too.

pradeep raj writes:
May 17th, 2006 at 11:51 am

nope neha already searched there is only delhi bloggers group in yahoo.no other groups for other cities……

Anonymous writes:
May 17th, 2006 at 12:55 pm

hey tht’s sad…bloggin’ itself is new concept in India…I think its catchin’ up and then such grps will be soon in many cities like Delhi…till then I’be updatin’ u here 🙂

Honey writes:
May 18th, 2006 at 8:04 am

Kewl, now even I wish have blogmate gathering 🙂 Cheers 🙂

Anonymous writes:
May 19th, 2006 at 4:48 pm

lol..neha good groups for gathering ….

jacob m writes:
May 20th, 2006 at 11:22 pm

Wow Hurray for Delhi Bloggers.Benefits of living in a big city.Must have been a great interaction. I live in a small city Thiruvananthapuram, capital of Kerala. i have come accross only three bloggers from my place. Anyway keep blogging we all love to hear from you. Regards Jacob.

Anonymous writes:
May 21st, 2006 at 6:07 am

Honey,Kriz…yep its a nice grp of ppl.

Jacob, I nvr knew tht Delhi too has serious bloggers bfr I met this grp…infact in one of my blogs I did mention tht mostly I find either ppl frm IT or South India in bloggin’…many serious issues too are put up by some of the the members of DB grp blogs…Samyukta and Ankur blog at http://bribedelhi.blogspot.com/ , http://delhiwecare.blogspot.com. Infact last month Ankur & this bloggin’ thing was covered by NDTV for the voice bloggers raise thru their bloggin’.

So I’m glad to interact with all of them over here.

Anonymous writes:
May 21st, 2006 at 7:37 am

thats really nice. i m also plannin for such gettogether of 360..i donno when wil we get a chance

Anonymous writes:
June 6th, 2006 at 1:14 pm

DBM was gr8 and after party was rocking

Btw …now u owe me a coke. !! he heh he

Anonymous writes:
June 7th, 2006 at 1:04 am

Madhu, hope we all meet someday 🙂

Amit, then u gonna have a coke treat frm me nxt time :-))

Anonymous writes:
January 6th, 2009 at 7:43 am

friendly photo.

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