Rock ON with Word Up – BigROCK – Indiblogger


THE BEFORE MATH OF EVENT

When I got notification email from indiblogger team regarding the event by BigROCK – Word up, I was excited and yes thrilled for two reasons, 1) The theme of the event was about blogging, DIY and SEO and 2) the venue – BLUE FROG which is quite a happening place when it comes to live events!!

So, after few days when the event timing was set and I got the schedule by email, I was like what !! 10 am in the morning, I rechecked and confirmed and ya it was 10.00 am, so I was all prepared for Saturday mentally to shuffle my schedule a little and be there by 10.00 am.

Just before the event day, got a notification that from the 50 early birds who register first to the event stands a chance to win a Moto G, wow !! so it was like we have to there and be in the top 50 to stand a chance.

The EVENT Day – Pre-event activities

Registrations:

Me and some of blogger friends tagged up and headed towards Lower Parel , Blue Frog where the event was, we all were greeted by a welcoming team of Indiblogger and fellows from BigROCK for the registration and event activities, just missed the registration and participation for standing a chance to win Moto G.

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Breakfast:

It was an all day event, starting off with breakfast, we were offered a host of varieties such as tea, coffee, sandwiches and stuff in breakfast!

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The INDIBLOGGER BAND Performance:

Just as we were sipping some tea and hanging out and chit chatting before the event could start, we were pleasantly surprised by the Indiblogger band performance, we were called up to the center and we cheered and sang along with Indi Band,  my favorite host at Indiblogger Anoop was on Guitars and Nihal was the lead vocalist, and one flew from Philippines she was on drums and one more masked guitarist was there, he was the show stealer actually for his mask and mysterious outfit, on the other hand Vineet, Shweta and Renie the other Core members of Indiblogger team were not far behind as some of them were clicking photos like pro and others cheering their heart out, it was the first time that I discovered that the Indiblogger team are also creative with music instruments and vocals, was a treat to ears and eyes  ;)..

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68944_10152387172052883_6136367657470060813_nThe Event DAY –

A Briefing By CEO at BigROCK :-

It was short brief about BigROCK and how the company has grown over the years with its products and services for a vast immerging Indian hunger for domains as people are getting more aware about the positive outcome of having a website and the brand or product value it gives when showcase online.

BigROCK not only helps register a domain but also has a user friendly website designer which preliminary helps newbie launch their website hassle free and in a more convenient manner. Also they have recently launched the .me domain which is fast picking pace with youth and budding bloggers J

A Light Talk by Mr. Vinit Goenka

The Event started off with a brief speech By Mr. Vinit Goenka, National Co- Convener, BJP IT Cell, he is instrumental in the BJP social media affairs . He conveyed that as a party they are all ears to suggestion, information and critics and their endeavor is to further improve the communication with the common man and reach to everyone and know their grievances and notice it to the higher authority or the concern departments.

Speakers and their Presentations

Amit Agarwal:

My Take on his presentation are:

1) Came to know about various form factors under which blogs are showcased

2) About the Adsense and ads segment for bloggers and how to approach or negotiate with bidders, marketer and promoter.

3) Why wordpress is better than other platforms, such as blogger, tumblr, flickr,  and etc

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Anshul Tewari:

My Take on his presentation are:

1) His journey which lead to Youthkiawaz to international level.

2) Keep a track on your passion, it may be the next big thing

3) His approach towards his thoughts and how he converted a part time site into a full fledge information source and shout box for the youth.

4) Knowing some insites on how-to being able to fight the path to achieve.

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Lakshmi Rebecca tea chat with  Sunit Singh:

My Take on the Chat:

1) How Video-logs are the new trend setters in youtube and other video hosting sites.

2) The concept of Chai and chat merging to a success.

3) The journey which lead to Chai with Lakshmi.

4) How this first initiative of Chai with Lakshmi lead to other projects!

Sunit Singh on a brief about the following:

1) Design of a blog or website keeping in perspective readers view other than your likes and dislikes.

2) How important it is for the blog design to adapt to various screen such as a desktop PC, Tablet, phablet, phones and its readability.

3) Importance of grabbing the reader’s attention in crucial 3 secs J when he lands to the website/blog.

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Lunch:

After a smashing 1st half of the event day, some gyan and lots of cracking info and life changing stories, it was time for  lunch ,it was a buffet, lots of yummy delights and variety in starters, main course and  desserts, food overall was good.

Post Lunch Event:

Varun Krishnan

Some Interesting segments about the presentation:

1) Blogging is not only limited to certain frills, but is a integral part of online content, respect what you are!

2) How his life changed when he considered his hobby his career, a inspiring tale.

3) Learning is endless and discovering is the tool to acquire!

After a intense and long session, there was this next speaker who was all bonkers and humorous:

CV Krishna, who seems a serious person with bulk load of experience in development consultation, was all humor with his talks and humor satire pattern more towards topics related to politics, sports, the unreal time as he and his fellows named it, the site offer loads of funny take on political situation and statements and quite innovative with the sense of comic timing, had fun!

It was some more fun and chit chat with the next speaker:

Scherezade Shroff:

Parsi in the house, she was all heart out chatting about her love for fashion and how she went mainstream with it! Quite jolly and sporty Sherry as they call her went big while she was a regularly Vblogging her fashion channel on youtube and started building this up to be a more prominent internet figure in fashion ! She shared her views about blogging and how it gives a way of being more free and light headed if pursue with passion !

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Harsh Agrawal

He means business when it came to blogging and technicalities related to blogging, was quite a amazing session in regards to SEO DIY, some of the highlights of his presentation included:

1) Major mistakes blogger or newbie do while creating their website or blog and how to be more profound with small technicalities which could make a break a sites image online

2) How to on being more search engine friendly when it came to coding and plugins related to blogging.

3) Some insightful tools and hacks which can shoot you from zero to hero in the mainstream blogging and search engine arena.

Snigdha Manchanda

Trained by a Japanese master in Sri Lanka, she is on a mission to serve better tea ! sounds interesting, so on is her love for story telling Tea Trunk and Story ninja is her 2 initiative which she pursues !

Some of the many aspects about tea and storytelling she shared were:

1) How her passions for tea lead her to the tea hub in Sri Lanka.

2)Story Building – Understanding the “YOU connect”

3) Sharing the 7 basic story plot

I) Star Trek – Ovefrcoming the monster

II) Lord of the Rings – The Quest

III)The Wizard of OZ – Voyage and return

IV) War and Peace – Comedy

V) Hamlet – Tragedy

VI) Cinderella – Rags to Riches

VII) Sleeping Beauty – Rebirth

This was the last of the sessions and then came Bhavish Ailani, he is a stand-up comedian, he tickled our funny bones and made us laugh till we start rolling on the floor (I guess ya).

Beginning of the end

After this all the speakers were facilitated by BigROCK team and then all the winner were announce and prizes for different sort of contest were distributed, some of the contest were as mentioned above the 50 early bird contest, then there were twitter contest in which the best tweet in each session won some goodies and then there were many other contest, don’t remember them all.

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Before we headed back home, Indiblogger team made us assemble and did some head banging (literally) and then a group photo to top it all up!

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For me being in Indiblogger meet is always a learning curve and an interactive module with like headed people and so much to learn each time, so much more still to achieve! Thanks Indiblogger team for making such events happen and believing in the power of Blogging and networking!!

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Images courtesy : indiblogger FB page , indiblogger Event Page, other(s) my clicks and edits.

On meeting a Stranger


When someone approaches a stranger, the vortex of thoughts strangle them to a limit!

Sharing a perspective:

I am a stranger trying hard

to understand the impossible

trying hard to know what is

and what’s not acceptable

You may want to trust me but

it’s hard to predict what you think

I am a stranger trying hard

to understand the feeling

When I thought I knew things

i was pulled back to eternity

just made me realize it’s a

deeper sea level of feelings

How strange is life in a way?

you don’t know how to judge things

even though you are trying hard

it just keeps on reflecting

This post is a part of Write Over the Weekend, an initiative for Indian Bloggers by BlogAdda

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The mystery of ghost writer and wheat part 18


Team : Blogstirrers

You can read Part 17 (Click Here) which was written by Jay Singh  for Game of Blogs by Blogadda.com.

He closed his eyes again as the ACP walked in and stood in front of him for the next few minutes all he could hear was laughter of a couple of men and he could guess what was coming next.

As the ACP came to the cell where Cyrus was, he was little confused what was the ACP going to interrogate now, as he was totally scrutinized from all sort of ways and angles possible by the in-charge inspector.

ACP entered the cell and spoke in a stern voice: “Cyrus try to recall the event, the case is at a crucial stage and many lives are at stake”, he added.

Cyrus in a tired voice: Sir, I understand the situation knowing many lives are at stake and I have repeated this a hundred times while I was interrogated by your inspector that I was totally unconscious and unaware of the situation and I would have given you the scenario and helped you in all ways possible if I even had a clue on what happened that day. Being a responsible lawyer and citizen I will never take law in my hands and try to help the police.

One of the constables came and disrupted the talk between ACP and Cyrus saying: “Sir, we have someone here who wants to meet Cyrus”.  ACP told constable: Tell them that they cannot meet Cyrus as he is not allowed to interact.

Cyrus was frustrated after hearing this from the ACP and pleaded him to at-least allow him to speak on phone, but the ACP interrupted saying that we cannot allow you to talk as it is treated as influencing and tampering evidence. As ACP was about the leave the cell, Cyrus recalled something and asked the ACP to wait.

As Cyrus started to recall some of the situations he could remember, he fainted flat on the concrete ground and was unconscious. ACP shouted loud for ambulance help to be the constables.

After a brief spell of attempts by the ACP to awake him to consciousness nothing seemed to work, even a few sprinkles of water on his face was to no avail.  Till the time the ambulance came and the support staff had to take him to the hospital.

ACP was worried about Cyrus’s health, as he wanted to know what Cyrus remembered which he wanted to tell him.

ACP asked the doctor about Cyrus’s Health, the doctor said that he is still under observation and the coming few hours will be crucial as they were suspected brain nerves dysfunction.

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Top ten things i want to do before i die


Accepting Indiblogger’s Indispire prompt of the week for the 20th edition to write “ten things I want to do before I die” here is my list :

  1. I want to acquire knowledge as much as I can, not subject specified!
  2. I want to travel to the lengths and breaths of the world; so that I can say I was in it and discovered it!
  3. I want to make each and every one proud who have been there for me and who look up-to me!
  4. I want to sky-dive like a free bird (with proper equipments, I don’t want to die)
  5. I want to trek Mt. Everest! Sounds tough thou!
  6. I want to accumulate courage to swim in ice cold water (just like in Antarctica) sensation would be epic!
  7. I want to do a road trip across India on a Bike with my bestie
  8. I always wish that I could fly a plane … so ya … thou I know how to ride 2 wheeler and drive a four wheeler .. next stop – fly a plane …
  9. Have a dinner with our Prime Minister and showcase common man issues!
  10. I want one of my articles to be get published in wordpress FRESHLY PRESSED!

This post is part of Indibogger Indispire writing on the topic of 20th Issue :

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Lets post our Bucket List: Ten Things You Would Want To Do, no let me rephrase, TEN THINGS YOU MUST DO BEFORE YOU DIE or else you would feel like a loser on a death bed? lets share and motivate each other about life. Lets Dream about life, your life. #LifeDeathBucketList

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The mystery of ghost writer and wheat part 4


Team : Blogstirrers

You can read Part 3 (Click Here) which was written by Priyanjana Roy  for Game of Blogs by Blogadda.com.

Those were the days, memories just keep coming and bring a smile on my face, Shekhar talking within himself and remembering his nostalgic days!!

In his childhood days Shekhar was a very different sort of a person, he was a silent guy, not very restless like other kids around him, just keeping to himself and being helpful to other. He developed a sense of writing from his early days when he was facing many situations which made him mature mentally and it made him think and had a sense to pen down his thought in a diary.

He made diary his friend and shared his thought on situations and where life was taking him, it gave a sense of fulfillment to Shekhar whenever he used to share his deep side to the diary! It was a solace zone growing up!

It was in his teenage days, that he realized that he had good potential in becoming a writer, when he use to get teacher tap on the back for his writing essays, composition and sometimes even speeches for functions. Developing his writing skill as he moved on in life and started his college days!

Shekhar collage days were full of events! being a good writer many of his friends use to ask him to write love letters and even the drama teacher always made him the script writer of plays, as he was always helpful in all aspects, he gained popularity in the collage, Shekhar was always focused about what he wanted to do and did exactly that while was a point of example to many of his friends and he was the their inspiration!!

Moving ahead in life and seeing potential outside where he was at his college days, after finishing graduation he shifted gears and applied for MBA in Mass communication in many collage around his reach and stream before ending up in Mumbai…. The island of future scoop and opportunities!

MBA in Mass communication in those days was a talking point, as it was still emerging as a stream and making its base in the competitive world of opportunities, where money mattered more than passion! This was never a point of concern for Shekhar as he was focused and knew what he is best at !! Contained by the scope he always aspired to work on his passion and led a fulfilling life of what he could master!!

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