Friday, January 22, 2010

A rendezvous with the thinker!

Meeting a fellow blogger is a rare privilege, quite an event, one that does not occur often, though desired! So, one can imagine my joy when such an occurrence takes place in Ooty!!!! I've got to liken that to a celestial happening of the rarest possible kinds!

Rajesh, who is the creator of Destination Infinity, popularly signed as DI, was here in Ooty and took time out to meet me and spend some quality time.

Among the first things that will strike you when you meet him is his simplicity, which will make you reassured in the importance of that virtue. Absolutely clear in thoughts, he is a person with a deep drive for a knowledge oriented qualitative life - both in personal and professional spheres, from what I gather.

Within the limited time at our disposal, we shared our thoughts on technology, entrepreneurship, culture, thought processes and the importance of quality in life and at work, among other things. Also mutually agreed upon was the idea to initiate a blogger meet in Coimbatore under the aegis of Indiblogger, something that will bring a lot of us closer in interaction.

And for me, I felt having learnt quite a bit - primarily, on how to be a better thinker and a disciplined one at that, for they say, and truly so, that what one thinks, one eventually becomes!

Thank you Rajesh! And, please do return to blogging soon!

35 comments:

  1. Yes, it is very rare chance that you get to meet fellow bloggers. I am still waiting for my chance.

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  2. Great going Rak and Rajesh :)

    best wishes, to both of you,
    devika

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  3. that was wonderful! hope you guys succeed in doing that meet!

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  4. I wish I could come to ooty...it is such a pleasure to meet fellow bloggers....I hope it works out well

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  5. Rajesh

    A very rare chance indeed and a good one at that!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  6. Devika Chechi

    Thank you very much!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  7. Magiceye

    Yes, hoping that we make the CBE meet happen!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  8. Shahid

    Now that I'm around, you are very welcome!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  9. Vishwanath Sir

    Do let me know, so that I'm around when you reach here!

    We should meet up!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  10. Makes me remembr our very own meetings.... Good Times Rakesh...

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  11. I never meet a blogfriend !!!
    Its sounds very interesting
    and I hope that you had fun
    with each other :-)
    Have a relaxing weekend
    (@^.^@)

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  12. Oh u met DI too ????? Gr8 !!! Any plans for u to come down to chennai ??? Please do visit me !!! I'd be honored ! :D

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  13. Samby

    Yes! Rocking times! So when are you heading to Ooty?

    Cheers mate

    Rakesh

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  14. Anya

    It sure is a lot of fun meeting blog friends!

    We had a wonderful time talking about a lot of things and getting to know one another better!

    Do have a wonderful weekend!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  15. Vimmuuu

    I sure will let you know when I'm headed to Chennai Sir!

    And about being honoured, isn't it another way around; I should be honoured meeting up with a very accomplished singer and blogger!

    I'm just a simple ordinary chap!

    Cheers budd

    Rakesh

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  16. Always good to meet thinkers in life... :)

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  17. Rare...though there r bloggers all around. Rite said sir.
    hey bt that really musta felt kool. all the blog discussions etc.. Terrific dude. Lucky u and him to hv met u as well.

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  18. Issam

    Indeed! Very important too - for the mind and the person to evolve into a better being.

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  19. Andy Boi

    Indeed, quite rare!

    It sure was a wonderful meeting and an amazing time we had together!

    Lucky me!

    Cheers mate!

    Rakesh

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  20. Hey... that's so cool. I'd like to meet fellow bloggers also. The only one I meet is Issam. We should get more in touch Raks. I like the idea of organizing a blogger meet in C'bore. We could do one in Chennai also. We can do some good networking and also meet many like-minded ppl. Will be nice.

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  21. Diederick

    Thanks very much! Appreciate your comments!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  22. AJ

    Yes, we sure should get in touch more often and plan out something in CBE and Chennai!

    Do lemme know a plan and I'll be happy to share some thoughts!

    U know my email......!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  23. It was indeed a pleasure meeting you, thanks for writing about it Rakesh...

    Since I am temporarily not blogging, I will use this space:

    I found a lot of synergy in thinking and the first thing that strikes one is the clarity with which he expresses his thoughts. Rak, is a master not only with the pen (keyboard?) but also has exceptional oratory skills. He is highly convincing! One of the rare persons who thinks its good to follow one's heart and do what he thinks is right!

    Needless to say, he is very knowledgeable (Ppl ought to read his analysis in his geo-political blog to fully appreciate this). And yeah, he is Very Very connected!

    We ought to coordinate for that bloggers meet! And, sharing the restaurant bill is not such a bad idea!!

    Destination Infinity

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  24. DI

    It was indeed a pleasure to meet someone such as you and you are far too kind to have written so many good things about me!

    We surely must do something in the lines of organizing a meet in Coimbatore and Chennai perhaps!

    Besides. the idea of sharing the bill was shot down by me since I believe that anyone visiting my place is a guest of mine and cannot be accorded the responsibility, which lies with me ;)

    Looking forward to a lot of more interaction in the times to come!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  25. I think I'm lucky, perhaps also because I live at a place to where people easily come. I must now have met some 20 bloggers! Nice experiences!

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  26. That's nice of you and him, and hope it was cool indeed alike ooty. my best wishes for you both and ur upcoming bloggers meet.

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  27. Peter

    Wow! 20 odd bloggers is a long list of friends! I did read about a couple of meetings on your space!

    If you ever happen to visit India, we should meet!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  28. Jeevan

    Yes, we did have a nice time and talked about a lot of things!

    Hope that the blogger meet materializes!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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  29. thats so lovely to know! so when are we gonna meet bro!!

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  30. thats so lovely to know! so when are we gonna meet bro!!

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  31. Bharath

    Indeed - it sure was wonderful!

    And, about our meeting - you tell me!

    Cheers

    Rakesh

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