Sunday, December 25, 2016

Grand Finale IXL-2016

The finals of IXL-2016 were held at Hotel Royal Orchid, Bangalore. Ramki won the trophy making it a hat-trick of wins.
Some photographs of the event ...

The setting for the finale


Attempting the 21x21 preliminary CW, Vinoo's pose says it all


Another view of the preliminaries

Ochintya Sharma, the MC conducting the on stage round

 Ramki Krishnan, Arvind Ramaswamy, Abhay Phadnis on stage

Jose Abreu, Srividya Krishnaswamy, Vinoo Sanjay on stage 

Ochintya conducts the on stage round 

The audience 

 Another view of the audience

Ramki the hat-trick winner with Vivek Singh the mentor of IXL

It was Ramki all the way right from the first answer MARTIAL which he got in a flash, no one was anywhere close to him all through the two CWs of the on stage round as well as the buzzer round. So commanding was his performance that his score at the end was equal to the sum score of the two who were placed second and third 

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Bhavans visit to Hyd, Chennai & B'lore - Oct 2016


Some photographs of Bhavan's visit to Hyderabad, Chennai and Bangalore

While at Hyderabad


KKR, Raghu, Ramesh (Singh!!), Bhavan and Sandhya

While at Chennai


Bhala, Bhavan, Paddy and Rishikesh


Ramki, Bhala, Bhavan, Paddy and Rishikesh

While at Bangalore


Mohsin, Devanathan, Kishore, and Bhavan


Mohsin, Devanathan, Self and Kishore


Saturday, March 12, 2016

S & B Meet, 12 Mar 2016, Chennai


Here are some snaps from the S & B Meet held at Chennai. Unfortunately quite a few of us missed out on this one.

 Vijay (VJ), Ajeesh and Aakash

 Bhala and Rishikesh

 Vijay, Ajeesh, Aakash, Bhala, Rishikesh and Bhavan

Bhavan (Buzzer), Rishikesh (Gridman), Bhala (xChequer), Aakash (Exa), Ajeesh (Rainmon), Vijay (VJ/Vulcan), Ramki 

Bhavan, Rishikesh, Bhala, Ramki, Aakash, Ajeesh and Vijay

Shrikanth and Abhay missed the meet?

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Mini S&B at Secunderabad 23 Jan 2016

Was nice to meet few more Crossword enthusiasts whom I have only seen and communicated with through THCC.

Posted below are ome snaps from the Mini S&B meet held at Minerva Coffee Shop, Secunderabad.


Ramesh (Sunnet), Mukundala Balasubramaniam (MB) and KKR (Koteswar Rao)
PS ; Sunnet is not sleeping, he is contemplating how quickly he can finish his next CW which is due to be submitted by Monday!!!


Self enjoying Vada Sambar, Sandhya her Crisp Rava Dosa, While Ramesh and MB give hungry looks.
PS : Sunnet is still awake


Don't we look contented and well fed!!


Ramesh proving that he is not asleep while MB poses


The five who met up Sandhya, Self, Ramesh, MB and KKR
The only prson missing fronm the twin cities being Raghunath (The Phantom) who has gone of to Gir for Lion watching (mind you not Bird watching)

Friday, January 8, 2016

Mini meet at at Rockdale Hotel, Vizag


Suresh, Rama Suresh, Uma Rengaswamy, Rengaswamy

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

What's cooking at Hyderabad?

Looks like preparations are underway at Hyderabad for the next S&B

Sandhya, Raghunath and MB

Ramesh, Raghu and MB

Raghu, MB, Sandhya, Ramesh and Bhavan