Just back from a nice blog meet at DV8, Connaught Place. I’m usually sceptical about those things, especially when they are large gatherings (as this one was), but after some initial fumbling it settled down into relaxedness and informality. Freelance journalism was discussed, as were trolls, Ranjan Yumnam and whether Delhi Times’s general dislike for bloggers could possibly have anything to do with an exposé involving their editor a year ago.
Young Nikhil did what he could to unsettle some of us but we survived him. Saket and I overcame the initial shyness caused by Amit Varma’s slanderous joke about where bloggers reside, and soon settled down to a thoughtful discussion about the True Nature of Egoism. This was all very profound, as were the Bacardi and the beer.
Not listing the bloggers who attended (partly because I don’t know all the URLs) but thanks to Aanchal for hosting a very motley bunch – and I’m sure more comprehensive accounts of the meet will follow soon. Will provide updates here.
Update: posts by Saket and Tarun.