Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Nokia Apptasting IndiBlogger Meet| There is something about Vikas Khanna

Considerate blogger that I am, I would like to save your time and straightaway tell you the three most important points of this post:
1.     At any bloggers meet, don’t sit way at the back if you want to win goodies be more interactive at the event.

Just to give you an idea, this is where I was sitting.

2.     Nokia has come with some truly innovative, mind boggling apps.

3.     I have a cr like Vikas Khanna is hot. *ahem .. ahem*
Photo Courtesy : Deepak

The evening started with a few blogger introductions, where bloggers were called on stage and asked point blank to choose between being a techie or a foodie. Gadget Guru Rajiv Makhni and Michelin Starred Chef Vikas Khanna, the hosts of the evening kept the audience in splits throughout.
While Vikas Khanna taught us a French technique of chopping onions, Rajiv Makhni introduced us to Nokia apps like Food and wine pairing,Alcohol Meter,Silent film Director,Photo merging app and Morpho.

My favourite app, out the ones showcased was “Nokia City lens”, which displays the details of the nearest establishments through your camera’s display .

“Nokia City Lens instantly connects you to all of the places you’re looking for—and even more importantly—gets you there exactly when and how you want to. By using City Lens, you can:
Locate your destination, your way. See what’s nearby the way that works best for you—whether through a camera view, list view, or maps view—including landmarks, restaurants, hotels, shops and more.
Get the details. Gather the information about a chosen spot—all at a glance. Simply tap to call for more info, read a review, or view detailed descriptions to learn everything you need to know before you go. Share your location.”

Bloggers came up with all sorts of fascinating and crazy ideas when they were asked to suggest new applications. An app for finding real time parking spaces, an app to find your perfect match, an app that will help people vote, an app that would make it possible for you to taste and smell food on menus, are only some of the amusing ideas that people came up with. The funny thing is, sooner or later, these ideas will turn into apps. I mean most of the ideas. With such addictive applications coming out everyday, I would like to have an app that will help me manage my time while using these apps :D

There is something about Vikas Khanna that gets the ladies smitten, including me. The Michelin starred chef, has been voted as the hottest chef in New York and one of People Magazine’s sexiest men alive.. Be it his grounded personality, soft spoken nature, adorable chuckle or the ease with which he states some profound account of his life, I have always been in awe of him. Vikas Khanna, "a young Punjabi boy, who landed up on the streets of New York penniless”* is an inspiration to all who want to follow their passion, but have nothing more than their dreams to start with. And I feel extremely grateful that I got to meet him!

The youngest person to attend the event, adorable Adina!

Congratulations to the Indiblogger team for completing 5 years! May you host such fun-filled, successful blog events till the day of apocalypse forever!!

P.S. It was great to meet and catch up with blogger friends Desh,Arshita,Deepak,Neha Hadkar,Neha Thakkar,Varsha,Priyanka!!
P.P.S. Rajiv Makhni forgot to complete Vikas's story about Angry Birds.

*Statement taken from "Teacher's Achievement Awards Present Achievers' Club"

So are you a foodie or a techie? Any suggestions for such blogger event?


  1. Mast. I feel after being featured on a fashion blog that I should have atleast worn some better clothes for the event and should have been less sleepy :)

  2. Don't worry.. those blue,black & white checked Kachaas are totally in these days :D

  3. Excellent recapture of a glorious evening at Lands End.. evocative thoughts ..and great textual tapestry.. keep it up..

    The Beggar Poet from Bandra

  4. Wow! An awesome way to describe the entire event! And I seriously agree, never, NEVER EVER sit behind in blogger meets... You shall always return home with only the Tees! :P

    1. Lol.. Seems like you were one of the back-benchers too.
      Thank you Soutik!

  5. An evening very well described, complimented with excellent pics to visualize the event for the unfortunate ones who couldn't make it! The one thing that is pulling me towards Nokia is 'Nokia City lens'!! What an app!

    1. Oh you couldn't make it? Never mind, hope to meet you at the next event :) Nokia City lens is indeed an impressive app!

    2. I wasn't talking about me but the real unfortunate ones who weren't there .. :p i was very much there.. :) And as far as being back-bencher is concerned.. Sitting right in the front dint work for me.. :-\ In fact, i have a difference of opinion, I felt both guys picked more girls than guys.. :(

  6. Agree with you on the first point!
    A great even overall..

  7. Couldn't agree more about Vikas Khanna being the heartthrob at the event. Wonderful account. Keep blogging!

  8. OOOOOOhhhhh!!! Vikas Khanna is a heart throb!
    Hey Babe! U hv an award waiting fr u ....grab it soon frm here

  9. A lucrative way to express Nokia Event in India.

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  10. what fun...that too with vikas khanna......


    drop by sometime....maybe we cud follow each other :)
    hope to c u soon