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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

RENDEZVOUS WITH A BLOGGER FRIEND

I have been blogging for many years now and have made many friends. Although I have not met them personally, I have learnt many things about them and their families through their writing and photos. Recently when Mr.P.N.Subramanian rang me up and told me that he is in Kochi and would like to meet me I was thrilled. So we arranged to meet at Hotel Prashant at Tripunithura.

We met at around four o clock in the evening at the hotel and shared information about each other and our experiences for almost two hours over a cup of tea and snacks. I was delighted that finally I could meet a blogger friend. We have been visiting each others blogs for many years and established a very warm relationship.

Mr. Subramanian has settled down in Bhopal although his mother and brother are living is Kerala. He studied in Madhya Pradesh and worked with State Bank of India mostly in Madhya Pradesh. His wife passed away recently and his son is staying with him. He has a married daughter also. He is interested in archeology,history,travel and numismatics. He is a very friendly person and very easy to get along with. Please visit his blog MALAR by CLICKING HERE.


Bhopal is a place where I worked for four long years. I was there when the MIC gas from Union Carbide leaked and killed many people. Many children were born deformed because expectant mothers inhaled the gas. Many others are still suffering from the after effects of the gas. Many illiterate gas victims were cheated by government officials by paying paltry amounts as compensation although they were made to sign on blank paper for much higher amounts. It was a night mare for me and my family when the gas leaked. Fortunately we escaped the gas by being one of the early people to flee the place. I will recount our horrible experience in one of my future posts.


Here are some photos taken in Bhopal when I was working there.

10 comments:

  1. that is awesome...i have had the privledge to meet 4 blog friends at this point...and there are so many i would love to have coffee with...

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  2. That is really nice. Even I have been following his blogs off and on and he also visits my blogs once in a while.
    Yes it is indeed wonderful to meet people with whom we interact through our blogs. Maybe, someday, I would get to meet you, and if you happen to visit Bangalore you are most welcome to visit us.

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  3. Dear Joseph,
    Very many thanks for your kind words by way of this post. Incidentally Yvonne has dropped the following comments on my recent post which I append:
    "Hi I was reading a blog from Joseph and how you met, unfortunately I can't get through to his comment page, Please can you tell him Yvonne has read his blog and was most intrigued and enjoyed the read and pictures.
    Yvonne."

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  4. At Last Joseph I couldn't leave a comment all day.

    How great it was to meet a blogger, must be a wonderful expereince, again the pictures are great.

    Yvonne.

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  5. Very nicely written sir. Thanks for sharing your memories.

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  6. How wonderful that you were able to meet a blogger friend. I have found it a lot of fun to actually meet bloggers in person. It's like you've already known them for years!

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  7. The blogging world opens up all sorts of things for us ... not least being to meet wonderful people like you did. I will visit his blog now.

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  8. Wonderful pics blogger friends meet. Look forward to meeting a fellow blogger soon. I was slated to meet PNS sir at Chennai last week but my trip was postponed hence the opportunity was lost.

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  9. Hi Joseph it is so good to hear positive stories. I have always thought that blogging can be a great way to meet new people from around the world. When distance may in the past had made that impossible.

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