After the very exciting and successful first ever Delhi Twitter Meet (Delhi Tweetup
/ DBM XXII
), we have some exciting agenda for our next meet also. Here goes…
Date: Sunday, 20th April, 2008,
Venue: The Attic, 36, Regal building (first floor), Connaught place, New Delhi – 110001 , Tel : 2374 6050, 5150 3436
The entrance to The Attic is on Parliament Street ( Sansad Marg ), on the left side, after Park Hotel. It is just above the erstwhile pub DV8.
By Metro – get off at Rajiv Chowk ( Connaught Place ) station on Line 2 Central Secretariat to Vishwa Vidyalaya ( Delhi University )
Parking – In Palika Parking, Near Jantar Mantar or Hanuman mandir.
Map : http://tinyurl.com/44dg6l
Please note that the entry to this meet is NOW free of charge!. Alootechie has very kindly decided to sponsor our venue and well.. aloo tikki costs! :). We would be served tea/snacks at the venue.
Primer on Blogathon India .
We are glad to announce that our group is supporting the Delhi leg of Blogathon India.
As some of you may already know, Blogathon India (www.blogathon.in) is a week long, group blogging online event, to be held from the 20th to the 26th of April 2008, being organized by various blogging communities in India. Ours is the community partnering from the capital. This would be an ongoing endeavour and not just “a one time meet” in a series of Blogathons. The purpose of the event is to raise awareness about social issues amongst bloggers and other internet users (including non bloggers). Bloggers from all around the nation are expected to blog about topics which fall under six categories – infrastructure, politics, media, sport, cinema and gender. And best blogs will also be awarded by a jury of eminent experts. The topics in these categories are:
Infrastructure: Sunday, 20th April 2008
How can we improve the traffic condition in our city?
Politics: Monday, 21st April 2008
How do we change the focus of politics from caste/religion to grassroot issues?
Entertainment: Tuesday, 22nd April 2008
Does Bollywood overshadow regional cinema in India?
Media: Wednesday, 23rd April 2008
Why are Indian news broadcast channels not as mature as their International counterparts?
Gender: Thursday, 24th April 2008
What are the challenges that society faces in accepting the concept of alternate sexuality? How can we address them?
Sport: Friday, 25th April 2008
Are ‘media’ and ‘commercial interests’ in cricket the only reason that are killing other sports in India?
At DBM XXIII, apart from the usual networking and interaction, we will have a discussion on the how, what, when and where of Blogathon to help us maximize our participation in this event. We would also be re-announcing the specific topics for all the categories and would also take feedback on how to conduct further blogathons. We are also expecting non-bloggers there, hence we would be helping them setup blogs and would encourage them to participate by creating their own blogs.
If there are any volunteers willing to help organise the meet (DBM XXIII) in anyway (physically, online, monetarily 🙂 ), please let me know at twilightfairy at gmail dot com.
Look forward to seeing you all.
Please confirm your participation in the comments so that we know how many ppl to cater to.