Saturday, June 29, 2019

Dinner with Veer Dhandapani in Austin USA

Was a pleasure to meet Veer and his charming wife Anu in Austin, Texas. Had a great evening out with dinner at L'Oca d'Oro which had some great Italian cuisine. We also dug into a Tiramisu, the favourite dessert of Crossword setters

Gita, Self, Veer and Anu

The Tiramisu

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

When Incognito met Saral at Kochi

Kishore and his wife called on LV at

 LV's husband and Kishore

 Gita, LV and Kishore

Gita and Kishore

Monday, January 21, 2019

S and B Meet at Chennai 20 Jan 19

 Had a lovely small gathering for our S & B meet at Chennai. A new face appeared this time in the form of Sudarsan Balaji (The Battosai) his last special had appeared on the THCC Blog on 27 Jul 13. Hopefully we will see more CWs from him on the specials.

I was also given a pleasant surprise when I was presented with a 'Ponnadai' by Bhargav to celebrate the forthcoming tenth anniversary of the THCC blog which falls on the 4th of Feb

On the whole it was a good get-together, I only wish we had a larger gathering.

Some pictures and a video are attached

CV, Bhala, Sudarsan 

 Ramki, Paddy, Bhavan

 Bhargav, CV

 Ramki, Paddy, Bhavan, Self, Bhargav, CV, Bhala, Sudarsan

Bhargav presenting a Ponnadai

Bhala (xChequer), Self, Bhavan (Buzzer), CV(Gridman), Ramki (KrisKross), Sudarsan, Paddy, Bhargav

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Mini S&B at Chennai on 23 Oct

At the usual haunt ie., Presidency Club, but on the terrace this time

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Sloggers and Bloggers meet at Coimbatore on 03 May 2018

Finally we had a S&B Meet at Coimbatore as per Raju's desire since long. Unfortunately Chaturvasi could not make it, so it ended up as a B meet.
We met at the Symphony restaurant of The Grand Regent. Though it was planned to have the buffet we ended up ordering a-la-carte.
Some photographs below

 Dr DS presenting a copy of the longest crossword to Ajeesh

Raju, Dr DS, Self, Ajeesh

Monday, March 19, 2018

When 1Across, CCS and THCC met

A gathering of the like minded from 1Across, CCS and THCC was held yesterday over tea/dinner at Sindh Kitchen, Malleswaram Bangalore. The food was mentored by Caroline of CCS and was a gourmets delight as you can see from the menu below. Also attached is a group snap.

Back row -  Vinod Raman, Mohsin, Kishore, Sridhar Vedantam, Self, Bash Ashok.
Middle row - Unnikrishnan (Anish's father), Hari Mannarsamy, Rashmi Gopal, Viraj Divecha, Ajeesh, Anish Nambisan, Lahar Appaiah.
Front row - Shuchismita Upadhyay, Aadhvik Ramkumar, Sowmya Ramkumar, Caroline, Kaustav Datta, Mona Sogal.

Sunday, December 24, 2017

IXL- 2017

Attached are some photographs from the IXL 2017 finals



 Rengaswamy and Suresh

Finalists Narayan, Arvind and Venkatraghavan

Finalists Jose, Lahar and Madhup

 Visible here Sowmya, Ramki, Ramesh

 Visible here Kishore, Rengaswamy, Aakash

 Aakash, Balaji and Dr Satyen partially

 Suresh collecting his memento from Mr Rajiv Gowda the Chief Guest

Venkatraghavan IXL-2017 Champion

The finalists with the organisers
First Row - Narayan Mandyam, Lahar Appaiah, Vignesh Kiran, Aniruddh Jeganathan, Kaustav Dutta, Himanshu Rajurkar, Vasant Sreenivasan, Rengaswamy, Ramki Krishnan, Vasant Rao Ekbote
Second Row - Kushagra Singh, Self, Jose De Abreu, Madhup K Tewari, Vivek Singh, Arvind Ramaswamy, Rajiv Gowda, Venkatraghavan S (IXL-17 Champion), Sreenivasan, Ochintya Sharma (MC), Ramesh Jaganathan, Suresh Dorbala, Supriya Mithal, Sowmya Ramkumar, Prasenjit Sarkar, Abhay Phadnis

Some more photographs will be added on receipt from the organisers