Warning to all readers, especially fellow bloggers:
a) You are going to be jealous.
b) My blog is installed with the latest anti-jealousy software. Nya nya nya nya naa naa!
There are memories and then there are memories.
When Harish from Blogadda first asked me if I would be free for the upcoming weekend without revealing why, my mind immediately flew in various directions. After ruling out the illogical choices, I had narrowed it down to two sensible ones: either he was going to ask me to join him for a bank robbery or he was going to be in the hot seat in KBC and for some weird reason, thought I was the right guy for the "phone-a-friend" option.
As I was brushing up on my "Bank Robbery for Dummies" guide, his reply arrived finally via e-mail.
Turns out, he had something more awesome in mind.
Having got rave reviews from the top authorities on cars in the Indian media, Tata Motors now wanted to see how the Indian public would respond to their new product, the Tata Zest - the culmination of three years of hard work of the company. With the help of Blogadda, 50 of the top bloggers across all blogging genres were invited to come visit the Zuri White Sands Resort in Varca, South Goa.
Thus, 26th morning saw me catching a couple of flights and getting to meet some of the fellow bloggers at the airport before even reaching the resort, including the super versatile Senthilkumar (who would be my flight buddy throughout the weekend) and fellow WriteTribers Vidya and Shailaja.
|Team Write Tribe: Shailaja, Vidya, Shilpa and me. I did my best to|
drive Vidya nuts throughout the weekend but somehow she survived.
Note to self: Will have to try harder at next blogger meet.
While some of us chose to focus on the awesome "social media" cakes in 4 different flavours, others quickly took a jaunt down to the Varca beach nearby. By the team we reassembled at our adda, our hostess for the evening, Miss Malini too had arrived.
This was followed by the Masterclass by the big guns of the Tata Motors team ( Please note: Any rumours circulating around the blogosphere that I came for the class armed with a plate and fork because I mistook it for a food Masterclass a la Masterchef Australia are absolutely false unless proven otherwise. )