Total Pageviews


Hand in hand for eternity

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

I Feel Achieved


When I started blogging in howaboutthis I never knew I would one day write to share my achievement here. No don't get me wrong! I haven't gone to the moon yet; or even to Genova for that matter! But a couple of years ago, for no credit of mine, I met Sulekha Rawat online and somewhere during our chats we suddenly devised Social Potpourri. As one of its features, we thought, it would be way cool to have a meetups section where like minded members could meet offline to share things they were interested in or curious about. Its been a year since Social Potpourri was formed. We managed some amazing meets during this time. It was not easy at first; still is not to get people to understand where we are headed. 
However, on 28th of July Meenu Mehrotra, called to discuss an idea of a meet she had in mind. We called it "Construction of a Writers' Mind". 
The morning of the meet welcomed Delhi in drizzles which turned into raging pellets of rain. The majority of the Delhi population heaved a sigh of relief but Social Potpourri was not too happy. We waited an extra 20 minutes for participants to arrive and then started off without some who had registered for the meet. 
Engrossed in what Vikrant Dutta was saying about his decisions in life and how he came to be a writer I had forgotten about my worries for less participants. I turned around to ask for a cup of tea and was amazed to see what I saw. 
The room was full and the meet was just the warmest close knit meet I have ever attended. Even that is not the achievement I am talking about though. The achievement my dear friends is that me, the most technology challenged person in the planet, managed to make a "movie" of the meet! Its not the best but I did manage to bring it together - I feel really achieved. Do check it out and let me know what you think please. 


"THE CONSTRUCTION OF A WRITERS' MIND"

34 comments:

  1. You have done a marvelous job , Mitr and I am honored to be your partner in Social Potpourri.Congratulations Madam Movie director :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. I luuurve it!! :) You're damned good at this...wow!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Wait till you see what I can when I perfect it : ))

      Delete
  3. My sweet sister, Kriti,
    I saw these photos on FB. You did an amazing job! If I may...you can add some fun captions to it as well. Loved the party music you chose. I see you as the next Bollywood movie director perhaps (smile). Well done! Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Andy! I contemplated with the captions - thanks for your thoughts - now that I have your signature on it I think I will go ahead and add those : )

      Delete
    2. My pleasure!
      A couple of nights ago, I was enjoying watching the blog party video from last year's collaboration and the idea for the captions came from that.

      Delete
    3. Thank you again Andy - still have to get there and do it : )

      Delete
  4. Double congrats Kriti. Like Andy David, I also missed some fun captions. But then it's only the beginning....

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes it is Tapas : ) but I am getting better : )

      Delete
  5. It was awesome. Loved being a part of the meet up. Great video. Keep rocking baby. We will have one in Dubai soon xx

    ReplyDelete
  6. Hi Kriti!
    You all are rocking with Social Potpourri!
    Love the idea of ''The Construction Of Writer's Mind''
    Awesome! Happy you added the video too

    My best wishes to all!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Simran thank you so much for coming by! I so wish you could come too. Maybe someday : )

      Delete
    2. Same here! :)
      Would love to join you all...

      Delete
    3. Well we'll make it happen one day. Thanks again sweets!

      Delete
  7. Replies
    1. Well I was somehow nervous about what you would say but its nice when you say that! Thanks a ton!

      Delete
  8. Congratulations Kriti.....I always knew you would achieve great things in life.....

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Alpana thanks for your vote of confidence but I still have a long time to go. love you tons!

      Delete
  9. amazing job Kriti:)
    A surprise gift you might like :)
    http://emotestar.blogspot.in/2012/08/thank-offering-gift.html

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hey Jasmeet! So glad to see you visiting! Thank you for the compliment and even more for the covetous award! Love love it! You are the best!

      Delete
  10. A great video. I feel so envious. I wish I could attend at least one meet, Kriti.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. You will attend many many SP meets Rimly - I promise!

      Delete
  11. Like they say there is always a first time and for a first time job, you have done exceptionally well :-)
    If you use a little bit of cut and snip and paste (fast editing) it will look more engrossing.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know Haddok, but we live and we learn. I promise you will see a better one next time : ))

      Delete
  12. Loved it! The video is really enticing for people like me who cannot attend the meetups. It is very constructive as well because writers all around the world who do not live in India can get to catch a glimpse of the growing network of writers. Awesome! I will make it one day, for that I am sure. For now the videos are just very inspiring. Thanks for sharing Krits & Congratulations on your endeavour!

    xxx Yoshay

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much Yoshay! As much as we miss you in these events, like I have said before, SP is yours as much as mine. Feel free to create your own event using the SP module whenever you want... Love and Thanks again!

      Delete
  13. This is so cool!
    Even though I'm from across the border, I still have heard about 'Social Potpoourri' :)
    Besta luck with your endeavors Kriti!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Lubaina dear, I can hardly ever believe how small the world has become! I am still trying to figure out how cell phones work by the way! Thank you so very much for checking my post out...

      Delete
  14. Hi Kriti, You have been tagged on one of my posts. Please check it out when you have the time.
    http://nilabose.blogspot.com/2012/09/tagged-for-liebster.html

    ReplyDelete