Monday, July 7, 2014

6th S&B Meet, Chennai, 06 Jul 14

Here are the snaps of a memorable afternoon spent at The Presidency Club, Chennai in  renewing old acquaintances and meeting new. Thanks to Gita for being the catalyst and thanks to Bhala for all the legwork in organising the event.

 Briefing for the photo shoot

 The above seven snaps were taken when we were acting out for the photo shoot!!

 Those who attended less Lakshmi and Ajeesh who arrived late. From L to R are
Anuradha Rao, Abhay Phadnis, AR Devanathan, CG Rishikesh, Shrikanth T, Rengaswamy Narasimhan, CG Bhargav, Gita Iyer, Padmanabhan, Sudarshan Rao, Col Deepak Gopinath, Dr D Sreenivasan, Bhalachandra Pasupathy, Vijay K, Venkatesh Prabhakar, Amrith R, Navneeth Chandrashekar

 The seven setters who attended from LtoR
Vulcan, xChequer, Arden, Gridman, Lightning, Klue Klux Klan, Afterdark

 Now that the shoot is over it's time to move in for the Wine, Cheese, Chocolates and you know what else...

 Some serious confabulations

The die-hard CW buff, she even has it hanging around her neck !!!

 Lakshmi to the right of Anuradha is pensive after missing out on the group photo

 Ajeesh at the extreme left is amused after coming in late!!

 Gridman takes centre stage explaining the CW he had brought along for us to solve. The same will appear in the next Sunday Special

 Lunch at last

The next lot of photographs were taken at Shrikanth's residence where we went to wind down with Beer, Vodka and Idlis

See the report in The Hindu at this link THE PUZZLE THAT BINDS THEM


  1. Great! Looks like all of you had a lot of fun. Will definitely try to make it to the next one}

  2. Will add some more photographs later today after I get them from the others who attended

  3. Nice get together. Thanks to Rishi (or was it Padmanabhan?) for getting The Hindu to cover it as well. Great photos too. Good fellowship. Thanks all

  4. The Chennai rendezvous was a superb event, I am told. A few mentioned that Shuchi, Kishore and I should have been there. It feels nice to be mentioned in higher circles. ;-) Bhala, Col, CV and everyone involved, not to forget Gita from the US, deserves a big pat on the back.

    Nice pictures. I got the trailers from LV last evening.

    The Hindu report, although crisp and short, was quite quick. Bhala, it appears was asking about a possible meet in Mangalore. My offer is open and valid for an indefinite period. Now it is raining heavily here. Because of the late beginning of monsoons, the rain is expected to prolong. December-January is a time for weddings and other events. Mid-Jan should be fine.

  5. It was a nice get together :) Enjoyed it . Thanks sir for sharing the pics :) ( I missed the group photo :( )

  6. Nice pics, thanks for sharing them. It was great to see everyone yesterday.

  7. Looks like more like an official Crosswordshop what with name tags and whatnot ! Solvers and bloggers who couldn't make it, feel envious, more so since after the Hoggers meet( a sumptuous eats?) bere and vodka ( made after brewing idlis in the tummy?) at Afterdark's place. Was it after dark? Only for stags?

    Nice pics that put faces to the names and compilers . Waiting to see more of Dil- phek photos ! Any videos?

    Did all those confirmed attend? was the attendance as expected?

    Eager to see Gridman's grid lock with his mysterious psyched up words and phrases coming Sunday.

    Looks like the only way i can ever meet others is a Bloggers, sloggers, solvers& compilers Meet in CBE, as I'm a homebird not given to travel.

  8. Deepak: It would help if you had put in the names of the compilers against their pseudonyms, tho' some of them are identified ! Some how, I don't like the word pseudo as it sounds phoney !

  9. Again, I like that medallion or is it a pendant of crosswords worn by Ms Gita Iyer? Can I have an enlargement of it? It is patent that she wears her passion close to her heart !!!