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Nagarjunsagar Dam (150kms from Hyderabad) 8 42.11%
Bidar Fort/Gurudwara (125kms from Hyderabad) 8 42.11%
Nizambad ( 170kms from Hyderabad) 13 68.42%
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Old 3rd July 2012, 19:08   #736
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...We do not need a drive meet every weekend...
Touché, Nikhil! There is work to be done on some weekends.

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Please attend a drive/lunch/dinner meet after which you can give your views on arranging events.


Believe me its not easy to arrange rooms at srisailam over the phone once you come to know that your reservation has been cancelled and you are already at Dindi which is half way through.

And its not even easy to arrange exotic food at kamareddy along with traveloholic running helter skelter between the kitchen and dining area.

A lot of planning,organising and execution takes place in the background at any given point of time you are responsible for making the group feel comfortable which varies from 15 to 40 people.

Its not picking up fast food and going on a drive (which we can do individually as well).

I have come across a multitude of keyboard warriors till date who vanish when it comes to attending a meet and try to impart immense knowledge over the thread.
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Just a random Fast Food joint does not serve a purpose Nitin. A drive meet has to be accompanied by great food and that's the RULE.
For veggies like me, after staying in Hyderabad for so long, just about anything edible is fine. The fast food culture among teaching staff doesn't help much either - it's either fast food or food at the faculty mess (the faculty mess and the student mess have the same food - the only difference is the people you eat it with).
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We have ample choice in the drive/lunch/dinner meets even for vegetarians,please refer to the July 1st Lunch meet where we had the following Veggie delights,

Starters : Corn Samosa,Shangai Roll,Veg Gold Coin

Maincourse : Paneer Butter Masala,Mixed Veg Curry,Dal,Sambar and Veg Biryani with Mirchi ka salan and raita

Deserts : Double ka meetha and Ice-cream

Hence the golden words "its not easy as said to arrange an Meet" and it never was, is or will be carrying a fast food parcel.
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Nitin Ji!

Organizing an Drive Meet/Ride Meet with a lunch is not that easy as said in words. It can't be said in one sentence as told by a Top Gear presenter "How hard can it be?!"

First getting the people in for the meet and following up with the number of attendees, fixing the right menu for both Vegetarians and Non-Vegetarians so neither feel any lack of dishes or deprived. There is a lot of running around happening behind the scenes, over the phone, email discussion which is not known to the outside world.

Important part is any MEET organized must be accompanied with a proper DELICIOUS Lunch, without a LUNCH we will not be satisfied and during lunch is where all the members are set free and discuss and merry their hearts out. Delicious is the sense of taste and NOT the spread of dishes. Lavish menu with a spread of 10-15 dishes is not what is needed but a simple 3-4 dishes with dessert is more than enough. Simple food with great company blends in well. Getting fast food will not be of many peoples taste and preferences.

Food and Money are the priorities. If the cost per head goes skywards the number of attendees may not be the same in the next meet. Price per head and food must be reasonable to encourage more attendees for the next meets. If the distance is too far then the drop-outs will be more since all can't drive long and if the distance of any Drive/Ride Meet is less then satisfaction of a Meet done will not be fulfilled.

Wish you had attended this meet fully and try attending the rest too for a while and decide out on yourself whether conducting one is piece of cake or not. Don't take my comments as an offence. Just my 2 cents.

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Old 3rd July 2012, 23:19   #741
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Right. Guys, we all made our points. I am sure k_nitin_r meant well when he said we should have meets more often. He probably did not know how incorrigible we Hydeez are doing the

The discussion / debate was fun but lets move on. Hyderabadi tehzeeb dikhao bhai.

Lets move on to planning the next meet.
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Yay! Want Ankapur chicken, at Ankapur or at some farmhouse....
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Touché, Nikhil! There is work to be done on some weekends.
For me that would be a HUGE pile of laundry that has to see the washing machine at some point in the year

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Please attend a drive/lunch/dinner meet after which you can give your views on arranging events. And its not even easy to arrange exotic food at kamareddy along with traveloholic running helter skelter between the kitchen and dining area. Its not picking up fast food and going on a drive (which we can do individually as well).
I like the drive and I'm not really in it for the food, so I assumed that was the case with everyone else as well. I think it's being in the teaching profession that took away my taste buds because fast food is not just a choice - it's the only good stuff we get.

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Nitin Ji! Organizing an Drive Meet/Ride Meet with a lunch is not that easy as said in words. It can't be said in one sentence as told by a Top Gear presenter "How hard can it be?!"
I am in agreement with you. I've never organized an event, but I've seen others who did and the first issue they had was with cancellations - either contractors cancelled at the last minute or the bookings they made for attendees were cancelled. At times, even the attendees list shrank just before the event because they didn't have a follow-up so they weren't sure if the event was going to happen and they made other plans.

What I was hoping ('hope' being the keyword here - nothing concrete) for is drive meets that are more often than once a month.

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First gettinIf the distance is too far then the drop-outs will be more since all can't drive long and if the distance of any Drive/Ride Meet is less then satisfaction of a Meet done will not be fulfilled.

Wish you had attended this meet fully and try attending the rest too for a while and decide out on yourself whether conducting one is piece of cake or not. Don't take my comments as an offence.
I agree on the distance. There were earlier drive meets that I decided I wasn't going to attend because of the distance - the car and the driver, both have to be up for it.

I am not offended, but take it all in as constructive criticism - I have a greater respect for the organizers of the meet, because I now know some of what goes into the makings of an event.

I would like to state that I didn't say I was going to organize an event, but I do admit that maybe my post did suggest that organizing an event involved less work than it actually does and I convey my apologies for it.

I will try to make it to the next event - my schedule looks good for the July-end so far.

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Right. Guys, we all made our points. I am sure k_nitin_r meant well when he said we should have meets more often. He probably did not know how incorrigible we Hydeez are doing the. The discussion / debate was fun but lets move on.
Thanks for bailing me out.

Being new to the meetup scene, I hope I don't break too many of the norms here, but I do hope to be a part of the group. From what I went through since the last weekend, I think it's better to have broken some norms, learned from the experience, and made new acquaintances than to have remained passive.

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Looks like all of you had a blast ! Gee I wished I could come. On the same Sunday, I made a trip to Bidar and it was awesome thanks to some lovely weather.

Bidar is just 2 hours away and can also be a good spot for a relatively shorter meet.
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The discussion / debate was fun but lets move on. Hyderabadi tehzeeb dikhao bhai.
+1. We all made our points. Lets move on and plan the next meet.

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NoRules and MoBike (and all the others who participated)
Glad that you enjoyed the meet. It was nice to meet you too.

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Ajay, I second, third, fourth your statement. I want to fulfill Avi's wish
Xydon, I am sad to let you know that your dream will remain unfulfilled for a long time

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Bidar is just 2 hours away and can also be a good spot for a relatively shorter meet.
Another friend also visited the fort on sunday. He drives a golden chevrolet aveo. Did you spot him?

Btw, we have done so many drive meets to Bidar since 2007 that we got bored of it. Search the meet threads for loads of pictures for Bidar drive meets.
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Hi!

I've created a wallpaper using the photographs that I took at the Gachibowli ORR (see attachment).

I'm unable to upload the full-size pic due to the forum limitations, so PM me and I'll send it across.

Also, I wanted to make some more wallpapers and wanted to request other members for the pics from their cams. The 'bazooka' cam and the shots taken with the cam almost touching the road are bound to be better than the ones I took in auto mode.

The Who Is Who: The red Fiat on left is srikanthpotluri's. The greenish-blue Ritz on the right is most likely a4anurag's ride. Sorry, I'm not really good with remembering names, but can someone help me out with the names on the other two pics on the right, and in the center picture the name of the first person from the left (I think that's a TeamBHP t-shirt that he has on in the pic)?

PS - The pics are from my cam, so I'm missing in the pics.
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The Who Is Who: Sorry, I'm not really good with remembering names, but can someone help me out with the names on the other two pics on the right, and in the center picture the name of the first person from the left (I think that's a TeamBHP t-shirt that he has on in the pic)?
Hey Nitin, that's me in top right hand corner and in the Blue Tee in the group picture.

The guy wearing the White T BHP T-shirt in the middle picture is Anurag.

The gentleman getting into his rocket Verna is Suren181.

To make things simpler, I will name everyone in the bottom picture.

From Left to right : Jayded , Suren181, Reema (Srikanth's friend - non Bhpian), SrikantPotluri, Hyd_Traveller, A4Anurag, Ksakotai, DieselDon, Autotranny and Shammi (DieselDon's friend, He used to be a BHpian earlier).

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From Left to right : Jayded , Suren181, Reema (Srikanth's friend - non Bhpian), SrikantPotluri, Hyd_Traveller, A4Anurag, Ksakotai, DieselDon, Autotranny and Shammi (DieselDon's friend, He used to be a BHpian earlier).
Thanks for the list - I'll try to reach out to them via PM so I can send across the wallpaper (I have another variant of it, and intend to make some more) and get pictures from them.
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Here are the photographs from the July 1st meet. Let the photos do the talking.
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The drive on Outer Ring Road and people assembling at the the 1st assembly point
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