2 comments Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Weird! But true, this is how we celebrated our Christmas :)
515 km just to see sunset @ Dapoli

Pratik & Sabhtarsha came with this weird idea of seeing sunset at Dapoli beach (220km from Pune) and we all agreed to it.

The team included six people on three bikes. My thunderbird was not in a position for long rides :( so Avdhoot picked me up at 0800 hrs and we met at Chandani Chowk where Pratik, Sabhtarsha, Vineet & Pushakar were waiting for us.

We had our first stop for fuel and then straight headed for Breakfast @ Dhisa'a dhaba in Tamhini. The road we took to Dapoli was Pune-Tamhini-Mahad-Poladpur-Khed-Dapoli. Reached Dapoli by 1500hrs had a HEAVY lunch, enjoyed @ sea beach and the headed to sunset point.

Enjoyed sunset @ 1800 hrs and started our journey back to Pune @ 1815 hrs. The return road we took was Dapoli-Khed-Poladpur-Mahabaleshwar-Pune. Road to Mahabaleshwar from Poladpur was real scary, there were only 3 bikes on the ghats, no traffic, no human being visible, cold weather and only moon light.

Took our dinner @ Mapro garden at 2200hrs, they were closing but we managed to get a few sandwiches and coffee.

Return journey from Mahabaleshwar was easy and straight as NH4 was not new for all of us & the road conditions were good. F we reached home @ 0100 hrs, exchanged "reached-home-safely" sms ended our Christmas celebration. Not sure about others but here I'm writing this story and uploading snaps @ 0210 hrs :)

Our lower backs are aching like anything and we'll be having a wonderful ;) in office today (26th) for sure.

Some statistics
Pratik, Sabhtarsha, Avdhoot, Rohit, Vineet
Absolute Pillion:
Pulsar 220, Pulsar 150, CBZ Xtreme ( :( no Thunderbird this time)
Total Distance covered:
Total Time:
Riding Time:
Breakfast: Poha, Omelet, Tea
Lunch: KingFish fry, Pomfret fry, Prawns, chicken lollipop, (who care what else was there)
Dinner: Mapro special sandwich & coffee
Photos: http://picasaweb.google.com/rohit11/Dapoli/

0 comments Friday, December 21, 2007


Here we are, organizing the 4th BarCamp of Pune

The team is little bit twisted this time, some oldies might not be physically available,
Atul & Anand shifted to US
Dibya is on the run again
Karthik is now in Bangalore

But no worries, I'm here with Kiran & Tarun. With few good people supporting like Anil & Ketan we'll be surely having a lot of fun.

See you there @ http://barcamp.org/BarCampPune4

0 comments Monday, December 10, 2007

OK, I'm back to my blogosphere now :)

I was busy doing the first Hackers' Convention of India by the name "ClubHack 2007"

The event was on 9th of December 2007 @ International Convention Center, Pune

12 quality speakers shared their knowledge with people. http://clubhack.com/2007/speakers.html

We saw a good crowd of technically smart people attending the event. The kind of interaction at the talks was really good.

We had a hard time collecting sponsors for the event because people thought the term
"HACK" in the event name might have mutilating effect on their brand names. Strange that biggies who understand the thing also think in same way :(

Anyway, to break the mindset of people we had senior police official attending the event. Our main member in panel discussion was Mr Sanjay Jadhav, Deputy Commissioner of Police who is currently heading state intelligence and was awarded as Cyber Cop in 2005.

Media was there to understand the whole scenario of hacking and ultimately gave a very good coverage. Here a few links.

Hope you all, who attended the event enjoyed it. We'll try to make it bigger and better in future

Lets make security a common sense