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Having planned for the Momoz Tweetup this #BFT (Bangalore Friday Tweetup), I kept the invitation short and private. Thanks to @sanjaykkumar and @mithsm for making it without fail.

We started with some bland Thupka, graduated to Triple Shezwan Fried Rice and then Dragon Mushroom. Post that we went to Corner House for an Ice Cream as planned and discussed friends, food, bikes and Bangalore while savoring our Yummy choices.

Was a Wonderful #BFT 🙂

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Thanks to the Media industry for showering Twestival India with a whole lot of love and attention this time. For posterity’s sake, let me pull it all together in one place here. Most of these are pre-event features except for Times of India. There is still a lot of scope for detailed analysis of the Twestival scene at India – if anyone is interested, let me know.

We have also been covered by TV, primarily by the two channels TV9 and CNN IBN Network 18. We did speak with NDTV but I don’t think they covered any of the events live when they happened in the six cities between 10-13 Sep. We’ve recorded the TV9 telecast – will try to get @dhempe to put that on YouTube.

Meanwhile, enjoy the attention our friends have given us here:

Mainstream:
“This time, Twestival will be going local”
DNA Bangalore – 25 August 2009
“Tweeting for a cause”
LiveMint – 26 August 2009
“Tweet Dreams”
TimeOut Bengaluru – 04 Sep 2009
“Twestival comes to Mumbai”
Hindustan Times Mumbai – 4 Sep 2009
“Charity 2.0”
Outlook Money – 09 Sep 2009
“Working for a cause the micro way”
Times of India Chennai – 09 Sep 2009
“Local ‘twestival’ to be held at Bandra”
DNA Mumbai – 09 Sep 2009
“An offline Twitter affair, for a cause”
Times of India Bangalore – 10 Sep 2009
“Have fun at Twestival, but do volunteer”
DNA Bangalore – 11 Sep 2009
“Tweeting for a social cause”
The New Indian Express Chennai – 11 Sep 2009
“Party for a cause”
The New Indian Express Bangalore – 12 Sep 2009
“Twestival Time”
Indian Express – 12 Sep 2009
“Partying for a cause”
The Hindu – 12 Sep 2009
“Bangalore Twitter users raise money for charity”
Times of India Bangalore – 13 Sep 2009

Others/syndicated news:
“Twestival Time”
Yahoo India News – 12 Sep 2009
“Twestival: ‘Party for a Cause’ this Saturday”
MSN India – 10 Sep 2009
“TATA DOCOMO Sponsors Mumbai’s Twitter Festival”
India PR Wire – 10 Sep 2009
“Bangalore’s ‘Twitters’ to help underprivileged children”
Indian eNews – 11 Sep 2009
“Twestival (Twitter festival) Bangalore offers help to underprivileged children”
Weeks Update – 11 Sep 2009
“Bangalore’s ‘Twitters’ to help less privileged kids”
Silicon India – 11 Sep 2009
“Twestival and Dream: A Dream arrange cultural show!”
Duniya Live Bangalore – 12 Sep 2009
“Bangalore’s IT hub to use ‘Twitters’ to help underprivileged kids”
MyNews.in – 12 Sep 2009
“IT Hub Bangalore organizes Tweet Party for charity”
UB News – 13 Sep 2009
“Bangalore Twitters rally to help needy children”
Gulfnews.com – 11 Sep 2009

TV:
“Tweeting for a good cause”
CNN IBN – 15 Sep 2009

I will be keeping this post updated as and when some news gets published on Twestival India. But if you come across any other feature or coverage that I’ve missed, do let me know and I will get this updated.

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Swarathma performing Live at Kyra 12 Sept 2009 afternoon, Indiranagar. Free KF Beer. Proceeds going to underprivileged children! Come, Let’s Party for a Cause! http://bangalore.twestival.com

It was the first time in Fashion,
Bangalore was taken seriously,
Coping up with the Metros,
Was Bangalore certainly.

They knew it wasn’t easy,
They knew they weren’t big,
They put the show together,
It was a Dream Merchants gig.

The whos-who was present,
The big names showed their crafts,
It was an opportunity sure,
For Creative (wo)men of sorts.

There were some who went conventional,
There were some so refershing new,
The Gorgeous girls sashayed the ramp,
Dressed in impressive hues.

Babycorns and Peacocks on yards,
Mohit wowed the crowd,
The trendy magic of Ramesh Dembla,
Made our city men proud.

Bhakti’s and Kaira’s designs,
Bridged the west south gap,
Diganth, Zulfi and Jackie,
Were the stars for whom, all clapped.

At last there was the bubbly,
Samant Chauhan, oh boy!
He cast a spell that everyone loved,
A fresh new trend, ahoy!

Awaiting for the days ahead,
Are all the fashion freaks,
When Manoviraj Khosla and Rocky S,
Will show Bangalore their streaks.

There are 3 things that struck my eyes today while browsing for some news and mail. And all had something to do with VOICE.

Livemint.com, the web version of the business daily, Mint, from the Hindustan Times stable has launched a Web Radio version. They realized people hear more than they read.
http://digital.afaqs.com/perl/digital/news/index.html?sid=22622

Google has launched its Voice and video chat on GTalk and GMail. Now we you can see your friends while you chat. That too from right within your email web client.
http://mail.google.com/videochat/?hl=en

Motorola wins the Radio Network deal and will supply networks to Delhi, Bangalore and Hyderabad international airports. The expected revenue over a five-year period is $20-30 million.
http://www.livemint.com/2008/09/10141255/Motorola-wins-radio-network-de.html?d=1

Kudos Guys! Now, The World is listening!

Where a warm welcome greets you with open arms,
Where the soft sunshine gleams on your open palms,
Where the lovesome breeze sings a whisper in your ears,
Where the gentle rain drops wash away your bemused tears,
It has to be Home, It has to be More,
It has to my Dear Bangalore.