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Old 21st September 2011, 22:43   #346
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Been to downtown four times now. Love it for you know what.... I'm in for downtown anytime, though the food menu is not too great.
Yup, the food menu is a bummer. I thought they would have improved on it by now. But enough to munch on I guess.
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Old 22nd September 2011, 08:46   #347
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Anyone for Friday quick meet post office hours? Count me and phamilyman in.
Thanks for the PM, Anshuman. Really appreciate it.

Unfortunately, I won't be able to come. I flew to Indore yesterday morning and will be heading to Singapore for a conference. Will return only on 2nd Oct. Damn, I am gonna miss those F1 engines roaring on Rajpath as well on 1st!

Next time, hopefully.
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Anyone for Friday quick meet post office hours?
Thanks for the invite. Very sad to say but it will be not possible for me to join as well as I am heading to Varanasi (Kaashi Vishwanath) tomorrow with family for a two days trip.
Thanks again for the PM.
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Old 22nd September 2011, 15:00   #349
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Thanks anshuman for the invite. I am off to Haridwar tomorrow morning for my grand mother's shradh ceremony. Will miss out; you all have fun.

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Its good to see the enthusiasm. See you all tomorrow evening! However, I'd humbly suggest that we stick to the proposed place - the Quickmeets are bakar sessions with variable turnout and very short attendance of some folks. Managing the bill in a place like DownTown remains a nightmare for the hosts (read myself/anshuman) in a quick meet.

Anyways, let the bakar flow, let people come n go easily.

The day we have a quorum for a planned meet with spouses - then yes, we will definitely head out to a nice place. Infact, then I'd advise Striker. Really nice place, good food and awesome music.
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Old 22nd September 2011, 16:02   #351
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Its good to see the enthusiasm. See you all tomorrow evening! However, I'd humbly suggest that we stick to the proposed place - the Quickmeets are bakar sessions with variable turnout and very short attendance of some folks. Managing the bill in a place like DownTown remains a nightmare for the hosts (read myself/anshuman) in a quick meet.

Anyways, let the bakar flow, let people come n go easily.

The day we have a quorum for a planned meet with spouses - then yes, we will definitely head out to a nice place. Infact, then I'd advise Striker. Really nice place, good food and awesome music.
Stryker - Food is better, no doubt, and a lot more expensive. The 'other thing' is way more expensive and (by my taste-buds) not as good as Downtown.

Downtown - Rocks on VFM for the 'other things'. You get a 'Dispenser' for 990 bucks or so, and amazing quality too. But, food-wise, you are stuck with very few options.

Anyways, let's continue with Castle, as you suggest, this time around.
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Theek hai - i will plead ignorance and inexperience and take your word for it
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Hi all fellow (Gur)gaonwaalon,

I've recently relocated from Hyderabad and am looking forward to these quick meets. That said, my evening tomorrow may just be blocked courtesy of an office party.

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Theek hai - i will plead ignorance and inexperience and take your word for it
Does that mean we give Downtown a shot tomorrow? As for the bill we can chip in 500 each in advance, so people leaving early do not create any inconvenience.
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Does that mean we give Downtown a shot tomorrow? As for the bill we can chip in 500 each in advance, so people leaving early do not create any inconvenience.
So you propose a 500 bucks cover charge... Not sure how many would like that. Lets stick with castle unless a majority of others vote for a change.
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Does that mean we give Downtown a shot tomorrow? As for the bill we can chip in 500 each in advance, so people leaving early do not create any inconvenience.
That is not how it works - you understood it completely wrong. There are two types of meets:
a. (delhi) MEGA MEATS: Where you fix up an all inclusive charge, collect some in advance, or schedule a mega bash around the auto expo and u will meet the numbers.
b. Quick Meets: Where junta drop in after office and before quickly heading back home. You can have a few folks dropping in for 15-20 mins, and the bulk of them hanging out for hours. You cannot manage the chipping in bill in advance today - even NEFT transfers will happen tomorrow evening!

Ditch this location discussion - convert your tentative to a confirmed! Unless you will only come if its at Downtown???

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So you propose a 500 bucks cover charge... Not sure how many would like that. Lets stick with castle unless a majority of others vote for a change.
Absolutely. Castle it is - no change.

I suggested that we can look at alternatives IF/WHEN there is a Gurgaon meet with spouses, in which Castle won't work. For quick meets with mantally sick the bwoyz, Castle it is

PS: Just a data point - the typical food bill per pax in any Meet has never crossed 200 or 250 MAX!
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Infact, then I'd advise Striker. Really nice place, good food and awesome music.
I understand from a friend that Striker is really nice. The Manager is the same one who used to manage Howzzat from the begining. Its the same DJ as well.

Look forward to gangup with you folks sometime between Oct 8th and Dec 20th as wifey is shifting to Gurgaon for that duration.

P.S: Party time in Hyderabad for that duration and everyone is invited
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I understand from a friend that Striker is really nice. The Manager is the same one who used to manage Howzzat from the begining. Its the same DJ as well.

Look forward to gangup with you folks sometime between Oct 8th and Dec 20th as wifey is shifting to Gurgaon for that duration.

P.S: Party time in Hyderabad for that duration and everyone is invited
Striker is a really classy place on Golf Course Road, which had no other option. Thus the CRAZY RUSH there. Imagine 7 odd people using a 2ft dia round table to hang out at

Anyways, do come - we are always on the lookout for ever newer cheap guests, like HVK yesterday!
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That is not how it works - you understood it completely wrong. There are two types of meets:
a. (delhi) MEGA MEATS: Where you fix up an all inclusive charge, collect some in advance, or schedule a mega bash around the auto expo and u will meet the numbers.
b. Quick Meets: Where junta drop in after office and before quickly heading back home. You can have a few folks dropping in for 15-20 mins, and the bulk of them hanging out for hours. You cannot manage the chipping in bill in advance today - even NEFT transfers will happen tomorrow evening!

Ditch this location discussion - convert your tentative to a confirmed! Unless you will only come if its at Downtown???
"Nahi bhaiyya aisa nahi hai" (No bro, its not what you think!) Yesterday evening I had an 'unscheduled' party with the 'boys' from work, and apparently the missus is not too happy about it. So today is really really iffy (unless I take her along)
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"Nahi bhaiyya aisa nahi hai" (No bro, its not what you think!) Yesterday evening I had an 'unscheduled' party with the 'boys' from work, and apparently the missus is not too happy about it. So today is really really iffy (unless I take her along)
eh. You can always 'work late' so drop in for 5 mins, say hello and then go away. Whose asking you to do jagrata till 11pm


Its a QuickMeet, remember? Excuses and bloody excuses.
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