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Fun Raising

by Vidya Sury March 24, 2014 19 comments

What a week it has been! Leading up to the April A to Z Challenge, 373 of us published the great and powerful A to Z Challenge theme reveal post on March 21.

You have time to sign up for the A to Z Challenge until March 21, and you have two days to sign up for the theme reveal post! Do it now!)

It was fantastic reading so many creatively focused posts and I felt as though I’d be happy spending the rest of my life hopping from blog to blog! In my dreams! Because you see, I have miles to go before I can think of sleeping!

That did not stop me from having a great time today at the Indiblogger Kotak Exclusive Launch Party meet at The Biere Club today! This blogger meet happened simultaneously in three cities – Bangalore, Mumbai and Delhi.

The great thing about these meets is meeting friends besides having a pretty good time. Today’s meet had lunch planned….drool!

I was eager to meet Vaisakh Venugopal, Meena Menon and Pheno Menon and thoroughly enjoyed myself.

Lots of laughter.

Team activities.

Fun commentary by the hosts.

Serious talk by the Team from Kotak and live Q & A by well known author Chetan Bhagat – all about banking being social! Kotak Mahindra Bank in association with IndiBlogger brought us an exclusive experience on JIFI, a whole new way of banking through a unique tri-city launch event. Yes. #JiFiIsHere!

We had a good time.

The time for the meet was very convenient, scheduled from 12 noon to 5 pm. And of course, we got our mandatory Indiblogger tshirt in my favorite color – black.

Here’s a glimpse of the food served. Click to see the photos! Then click anywhere on your screen to return to this post.

In other news, I am embracing summer. My son finished his 11th grade exams. Has one week off and starts school on April 1. He’s putting his one week off to good use by being sick, poor chap! Allergies in the air, and the intense heat are good breeding grounds for infections and he succumbed. We’re counting our blessings, because he was well during the exams.

These guys have been keeping us company – they’ve not been keeping pace with us though *wink* but they have an advantage. They can fly. Sigh!

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The painting of our building is in full swing…and here is one of our heroes on his precarious swing – posing for me!

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As always, nothing beats the beauty of our summer sky.

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How lovely it must be to fly like this!

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And one day, we saw a flock of birds – migratory, I am sure. i was so stunned to see them that before I could get over fumbling with my phone and aiming at them, they had gone well past my head! Still – I have the privilege of seeing them!

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And I’ve been good and eating my salad.

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That’s all for now, folks. I am grateful for everything I am blessed with.

You? What fun thing did you do last week?

Linking with Sundays in My City, my favorite meme, hosted by Unknown Mami

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Dorothy March 24, 2014 at 2:10 am

No summer heat here (calling for snow on Tuesday). I’d say I’m jealous but I’d probably be complaining if it were really hot 🙂 Your sky is beautiful! Hope the kiddo feels better soon. That’s no way to spend break!
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Martha March 24, 2014 at 2:39 am

Love the beautiful sky and the salad, looks yummy!

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Shailaja V March 24, 2014 at 7:18 am

Good girl on the salad!

Hugs to Vidur.Sending wellness vibes his way. Those are some pretty pictures of the sun/sky.

So bummed I missed the Indimeet:( Next time.
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Beloo Mehra March 24, 2014 at 9:04 am

Beautiful pictures, Vidya of the sky, birds and yes, of the salad too 🙂 I am sure you can’t wait to see the freshly painted look of your apartment building. There is something so clean about that look…I am hoping we can get our house painted too this summer. Lets see, it is a big job for lazy folks like us 🙂
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Proactive Indian March 24, 2014 at 9:12 am

Glad you had a great time at the Indiblogger meet.

The sad thing about the ‘heroes on their precarious swings’ is they risk their lives for a pittance. Many years back, a European visitor told me that, in his country, people who did such risky work (or ‘dirty’ work like cleaning sewerage lines) were very highly paid.
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Aditi March 24, 2014 at 10:16 am

Hope Vidur gets well soon! I loved your pictures 🙂 beautiful, refreshing, pleasant! The indimeet sounds fab…yummy food!
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Corinne Rodrigues March 24, 2014 at 10:25 am

So glad you met some of the sweetest folk in the Indian blogging scene – in my opinion.
Love the pictures – the one with the flock of birds is a winner!
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Roshan R March 24, 2014 at 11:26 am

Nahi!!! All that food and I’m not around to taste it before you all… ye naa insaafi hai, Bhagwan! Why? why? WHYYYYYY? *Again starts breaking bangles*
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Vidya Sury March 24, 2014 at 11:32 am

Hehehe. Roshan. At this rate we’ll have start fund-raising to keep you stocked in bangles! 😀 I hear the non-veg was superb too! 😛
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Meena Menon March 24, 2014 at 11:36 am

Vidyaaa.. I soo share the feeling! This is hands-down the best indblogger meet I hv ever had… sooper fun u r 😀

Shilpa Garg March 24, 2014 at 12:00 pm

The pics and food at Indiblogger meet clearly show that you all had super fun! 🙂
God! Isn’t there another way to paint buildings than this dangerous looking swing!! They dint use wooden or metallic stairs?
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Sheethal March 24, 2014 at 1:19 pm

Looks like you had super fun in the meet …. and Vidur, get well very soon… 🙂
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Tami March 24, 2014 at 6:45 pm

The food looks absolutely yummy!
Feel better!! I’ve been under the weather too. It sucks!

Michelle Liew March 24, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Great that you’ve managed to meet Fellow bloggers, Vidya!! Beautiful pics, and I hope your little boy gets well soon!

Kathy Combs March 24, 2014 at 8:43 pm

I envy you your summer warmth! It is a cold 27 degrees here today..but on the upside the snow is almost completely gone and that is enough to smile about! So wonderful seeing you enjoying yourself and happy. Blessings and love to you! ♥
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Pixie March 24, 2014 at 10:30 pm

Looks like you guys had a lot of fun!!
Hope Vidur feels better soon!

Salad.. sigh! I don’t like eating salad. I never feel completely full after eating it! 😛 😛
But.. I do eat it and then I grumble and my tummy rumbles as well!! 😉

Victor March 25, 2014 at 7:31 am


What a fun post today! I hope Vidur feels better and can enjoy a little of his time off!

I always enjoy the pictures from your side of the world. Fascinating. The salad also looks delicious! I know some day I’ll sit down to eat a meal prepared by you! I just know it! Can’t wait!

Take care!

G Angela March 25, 2014 at 3:45 pm

enjoyed reading this post vidya ! your enthusiasm is contagious…. thanks for sharing !
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Fab March 30, 2014 at 10:07 am

I was so jealous seeing the photos of the blogger meet on FB!! And all that food, glorious food – it’s literally the icing on the cake!! Hope your son is better now, everyone seems to be catching one allergy or the other these days!!


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