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Am a contradiction of sorts. i love going out and having a good time with friends, and i can also stay home chill out over a book or a movie.. Am very passionate about writing, so give me a topic and watch me float away into wonderland... I Am crazy about music,books,friends and my doggie... :)

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Read meet 15th April..2 years gone by :)


The evening of 15th April was actualy fun.. and am glad i went... left home around 4.15, n reached oxford at 4.25, to see that Hema, sivakami,Elka , ramanathan and chandru were already there waiting for the rest of us..as i entered hema was calling me to ask where i was.... went upstairs to the Cha bar were all were seated n intro'd myself to the newbies.. they had come for the last meet but since i wasnt there, i dint know them...

Elka is into script writing for movies, ramanathan is a pracitising CA, and chandru works for a a ad agency.. decided to wait a bit for others.. called vinay to ask where he was, he said he was on his way.. then Rhumjum, anuradha and janani came.. and after a while Shyla, vinay and Ranjan de came... am meeting elka,janani,ranjan for the 1st time too.. had met others during past readmeets, at amethyst n harish's house.. were talking abt how i had come to the place earlier for the e-author prize giving function n all...

we all sat around the counter they have next to the billing machine.. i was sitting on outside n so all said i gota start... read my"never ever" poem and all loved it.. it went around n each one had something to say abt it..abt how deep it is n how the words are lovely... hema then asked why i stopped writing poems.. i said i dint stop, its jus that not been in the mood, it has to happen on its own... :)

then each one took turns reading a poem, a story and finally ramanathan had brot a mini script, that had 3characters.. so chandru took one, janani the other and i got volunteerd for the last... was fun reading it.. reminded me of school days... then we ordered coffee,tea,etc... i had a capuccino.. we continued reading, n then spoke abt wat shd be done to make this more fun, how can we improvise... and hema also mentioned that the PR lady at oxford was gonna launch their writers club with our readmeet in May.. n suggested we make an event of it.. have either performance reading, or bring in a writer, etc.... so played around wiht the ideas and one by one all said they better leave..

Chandru mentioned that chennai bloggers meet once a month, so we were asking him for details abt it.. rhumjum mentioned this site called desi lit and the kings english that are places where one can write,and get paid for.. said they are really good..

Anu(mallu new years day),so she was expecting guests.. and Rhumjum is a bong, same story there too.. so one by one they left.. we exchanged contact info's and i browsed abt a bit n left.. was a fun evening.. all were so happy to see me.. rhumjum was like "wow,aaarti,good to see u, u liven up the place".. hema said "ur so peppy,n bubbly, so full of enthusiasm".. and i was telling them all abt our very 1st read meet that was in barista, with 7of us....

We all left promising to meet again in May n to be in touch... ...

On my way home was when i realised we had completed 2yrs as on that day.. cool na... :-)

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