Here are the snaps of another memorable afternoon spent at The Presidency Club, Chennai in renewing old acquaintances and meeting new. Thanks to Bhavan for being the catalyst and thanks to Bhala for all the legwork in organising the event.
Bangalore was represented by a 6 strong contingent and Hyderabad made a maiden appearance with 2 attending from the twin cities not to forget one from the land of Oz. We had the pleasure this time of having 10 setters of THC in attendance.
The meet was attended by
The Australian presence
K Bhavan (Buzzer) with Amudha and little Nina who were present for a short while.
The Bangalore Gang
Kishore M Rao (Incognito)
AR Devanathan (Arden)
Mohsin Ahmed (Mac)
Aakash Sridhar (Exa)
Col Deepak Gopinath
The Chennai gang
Vijay Sarvagnam accompanied by his wife and brother-in-law
Bhalchandra Pasupathy (xChequer)
Shrikanth T (Afterdark)
CG Rishikesh (Gridman)
Ramki Krishnan (IXL 2014 Champion)
David Jayaprakash John
The Hyderabad Gang
Raghunath Parthasarathy (The Phantom)
Ramesh J (Sunnet)
Awaiting the others. Vijay can be seen at the head of the table
Almost all in. Mrs Vijay with her brother standing behind her are visible here
Exam time with Buzzer's Teaser. Srividya can be seen in the corner at the rear
5 more minutes
Relieved after the exam
Aakash, Bhavan and Devanathan in serious discussion
Gridman, Afterdark, Exa, Buzzer, Bhala, Mac plotting outside
The Phantom joins the plotting gang. Wonder why Sunnet, Incognito and Arden went missing from this shot
Abhay being congratulated (by an over happy Colonel) for his cracker of a Jumbo used as the prize special on the 6th Anniversary of the THCC Blog
Arvind, Kishore and Laksmi strike a happy pose
Awaiting the group shot
Some more discussions. The venue of the meet 'Platinum point' can be seen in the background
The happy posers are joined by 2 more though Gridman is striking a serious look
Exa and David
Bhavan, Shuchi and Mohsin exchanging notes
Kishore, Devanathan, Laksmi and Shuchi flanking yours truly
Bhala trying to convince Gridman to have a glass of beer (he finally succeeded)
Shuchi and Bhavan ...
... joined by Bhala and Shrikanth
Kishore gets his prize from yours truly ...
... and so does Mohsin
Mohsin, self and Ajeesh strike a pose
David clicking a selfie with me
The Groupie shot
Standing from LtoR - Lakshmi, Padmanabhan, Bhargav, Rengaswamy, Ramesh, Abhay, Rishikesh, Arvind, Ramki, Aakash, Devanathan, Mohsin, Kishore, Bhala, Raghunath, Self.
Sitting/Kneeling LtoR - Navneeth, Ajeesh, Shrikanth, Bhavan, David
Another groupie shot
Standing from LtoR - Lakshmi, Bhargav, Padmanabhan, Rengaswamy, Ramesh, Abhay, Rishikesh, Arvind, Shuchi, Devanathan, Ramki, Mohsin, Kishore, Raghunath.
Sitting/Kneeling LtoR - Navneeth, Ajeesh, Shrikanth, Bhavan, David, Aakash, Bhala.
PS - I wonder how no one managed to get a proper photo of Srividya as she is the only one missing from the photographs.
Ciao till we meet again hopefully in Hyderabad.