So last week I went to Bangalore to attend the Green Summit 2015, Renewable Energy expo. I found a Solar Car (Car with embedded solar panels on the top) displayed by Manipal University and Tata Power Solar. I hope we’ll be able to buy such cars in the future.
From Chennai, I first went to Hyderabad to attend Manogna‘s marriage reception. Yeah, I do take efforts to retain blog readers 😛 I met with our WRIMO group member Saikumar there. Guys, if you are in a mood of reading a good ‘revenge’ story, read this one written by him: Games That Men Play.
From there, I went to Bangalore. On the first day, I went to the exhibition. I took an auto to the venue. The auto guy was curious and asked me if he could come with me to the expo. I said OK and he became my assistant! 🙂
On the second day I met the Harper Collins/Westland published Author Sharath Komarraju. If you have not read his book, ‘Murder in Amaravati‘, you are missing one of the best mysteries ever written by an Indian author. It’s that good!
On the third day, I went to Write Club, a meetup gathering organized by Sharath for authors and wannabe authors to improve their writing skills. Writers are given some tasks and some of them read their writings, while others critique it. Afterwards, we went to a nearby cafe for some informal chat. Skill development + Pleasure = Great combo! I wish there was a similar active group for authors in Chennai.
On the fourth day, I had two meetings scheduled, but had to cancel both as I was suffering from loose motion. I didn’t eat anything from yesterday morning to today evening and am surprised at how long I can go without eating food! I feel better now.
One thing I have noticed while requesting people to meet me is, most are enthusiastic and are willing to meet except young unmarried women (whom i know quite well through blogs, facebook, etc.). Madams, please be assured that these meetings are to exchange ideas/network/further my professional ambitions as an author — not any personal ones. But since I myself was wary of meeting people even a couple of years back, I can understand 🙂