Mylapore, the Madras of Chennai & the Best Networking Events in Chennai #FindYourTribe #EventHopping

Updated: Nov 20, 2019

Weekend: November Second Week

Well, I didn't know what to write about this week! ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Since last week was Bessy, apdie put one U-Turn and we reach Mylapore today! ๐Ÿ•

A place in which the old is treasured and the new is welcome.

They say Madras is alive only in Mylapore!

Look to your left;

Right le chudu!

The Mylaporians like to call these the abistu places of Mylapore! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Temples to your left and pubs to your right!

Ah, Mylapore truly does transcend through the ages!

Introducing Showkali!

Showkali is your typical konjum konjum tha Tamil theriyum girl. She'll be your voice when I go overboard and put me in my place! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜›

On the contrary, she's more of your sentamil ponnu and is going to be a real pain to deal with! ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Anyway, back to Mylapore. Where were we... ah yes, the most priced position of Mylapore is its rich cultural heritage.

We have this famous tradition here in Chennai where we're just really bored, have nothing better to do but to stack dolls on stairs. Golu we call it! ๐ŸŽŽ๐ŸŽŽ๐ŸŽŽ

Showkali: Kaushikkk, guys, I know Kaushik's address, let's go beat him up! I'll even pay for the petrol, what do y'all say!?

During any of these festive times, (even a full moon or a no moon day is a festive time here! ๐Ÿ˜‚) the bazaars of Mylapore are bustling with people! It's a delight to watch the colourful array of shops. A real treat to the eye!

Showkali: He doesn't understand how beautiful the traditions we follow are. How manly the Mamas look in their Dhotis and how gorgeous the Maamis are in their Madisars!

How we relish even the smallest of things, how the women wash the turmeric off their faces, put on a bindi emitting sunshine brighter than the sun! I sure do love our Tamil Culture! โค๏ธ

Ey Showkali shoo, buzz off!

On to the main event! No, not the networking events but the "Mega Event"!

There's something called the Kovil Thiruvizha. This is truly a testament to Mylapore and the Tamil culture as a whole. It's simply a marvelous spectacle. An experience that will leave you spellbound! One that you have to experience first hand. No words can explain the feeling you get being among so many people with all the small shops where you get toys that last a day and ice-cream that's half water.

Showkali: ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

What else? Need to add at least one more section before we head to the Networking events. ๐Ÿ˜›

Ah got it! The Food!!

Mylapore has some amazing veg food and some next-level authentic filter coffee! Arguable some of the best in Indian Cuisine all over the world!

๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿผis Sidhanth Surana. He's probably the biggest Mylapore fanboy you'll ever find!

Any doubts on where you can get things done in Mylapore, Sur is your man for the job! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Showkali: Sur payment varanum.

This is just a small glimpse of the land which has a temple in every turn housing the world-renowned Kapaleeshwar Temple!

A huge shoutout to Rahool, Aniiruth, Rajesh, and Karthik for the kickass pictures you just scrolled through! Thanks guys! ๐Ÿ˜„

Making this a thing from now in which I will be adding pictures of people I know or shot by someone from my circles instead of getting them off Google. Again like I love to say, let's all grow together and please let any of your friends who are passionate and cover parts of Chennai know about this!

I'd love to feature their pictures! ๐Ÿ“ธ๐Ÿ˜

Showkali: Kaushik, now don't start thinking about what other section to add. Go to the Networking events before people actually contact me to come beat you up.

FIne... Fine... Onward fellow hustlers! ๐Ÿ˜

Thursday - 14th November 2019

The number of networking events are greater than the tech meets this weekend! ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

So what's stopping you?

Showkali: You Kaushik! You still haven't started telling us what the best networking events are! ๐Ÿ˜‘

Onward! ๐ŸŽ ๐Ÿ˜…

Showkali: Second time you're saying that Kaushik.

You know what, fine! Not going to be saying anything else. Just plain BORING straight to the point text.

Showkali: Happada. You guys owe me big time! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Community Day: Cloud Migration, Containers, Kubernetes, and Microservices

10:00 AM - 07:00 PM

IBM is hosting a full day cloud summit where they'll be walking you through the entire spectrum of Cloud!ย 

Event Website:

Event Location: Online Summit

Coffee with Mentor - Vish Vishwanathan

06:00 PM - 07:30 PM


How often would you get a chance to meet someone like this who has 32 years of experience!?

You know where to be to meet him! ๐Ÿ˜„

Event Website:

Event Location: TiE Chennai

LIVE WEBINAR- Product Thinking Thursday's: Product Storytelling

07:30 PM - 09:30 PM

Don't we all tell stories of the products we give birth to?

Learn how best to convey that story and get the masses to rally behind your idea.

Event Website:

Event Location: Showkali: Kaushik, they've been reading your blog long enough to know that you're going to say, "Duh, Online" here!

Maybe I made a mistake introducing her! ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ

Saturday - 16th November 2019

Surprisingly nothing major is happening on Friday! I've cautiously avoided some webinars this time. They didn't seem all that great. If you're still saying no matter how it looks, I want to check it out and see if it's useful Kaushik.

Attaboy! Let me know and I'll pass on the information! ๐Ÿ˜„

'How to Manage Brand on LinkedIn' November #LinkedInLocalChennai Meetup

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Looking for a job? Time to get active on LinkedIn right?

Saying you're missing out on the most important aspects of the brand is an understatement, my friend! Learn how to leverage the platform and build yourself as a brand!ย 

Event Website:

Event Location: Paperflite Marketing Technology Pvt Ltd

#5 Product Saturday | Building global products from scratch

10:30 AM - 01:00 PM

We have the VP of Product of Avalara and the Director of Product of Freshchat sharing their learnings and insights this Saturday!ย 

Product Folks, y'all don't want to miss this one!

Event Website:

Event Location: Facilio

Masterclass on Building Multi-Million Dollar Bootstrapped Company

11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Bootstrap or Funded? Oh well, I'm definitely not going to answer that! However, here's a meet that claims to teach you how to bootstrap all the way to a million dollars! ๐Ÿ˜ฒ

Event Website:

Event Location: Animaker

Build Actions for Google Assistant ๐Ÿค– ๐Ÿ“ฑ (Workshop) - Day 1

01:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Ooh, GDG Chennai is hosting an event! Developers, time to ride the next wave! ๐Ÿ–ฒ

Event Website:

Event Location: ThoughtWorks Technologies

Opportunities and Challenges in FinTech x AtWorks

04:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Looking for the best event among all the ones happening this Saturday evening? It's this one right here! Don't scroll up, don't scroll down, stay here, right here, register and then go ahead! ๐Ÿ˜‹

Event Website:

Event Location: The Scene

My days of Agile Underworld!

04:00 PM - 06:00 PM

Haha, this is so cool! Like some Agile Cult movement!

Event Website:

Event Location: Nope, not going to tell you.

Showkali: Kaushik...

Fine fine it's at Novotel Chennai OMR. See you don't want to go all the way to the OMR do you? ๐Ÿ˜›

CFC - Chennai Freelancers Club Monthly Meet

07:00 PM - 08:30 PM

Come one come all, here is where the freelancers are banding together this Saturday! ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป

Event Website:

Event Location: CoWrks

Sunday - 17th November 2019

If you're checking this section, you're in it, to win it! ๐Ÿ˜Ž

SANGAMAM 19 - TN Project Management Conference

09:00 AM - 06:00 PM

Thought leaders from Microsoft, BOSCH, Flipkart and so many other names!

I only wish it was a little cheaper though! ๐Ÿ˜›

Again, might be able to get tickets for you through a friend who's a part of PMI! Let me know if you'd need tickets! ๐Ÿ˜„

Event Website:

Event Location: Hilton Chennai

Turning your passion into a 25 crore business

11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

Wouldn't you rather give it all up just top travel the whole world for the rest of your life?

What if you could make that burning passion of yours into a business of your own? Find out how to do that here! ๐Ÿ˜Œ

Event Website:

Event Location: 80 Degrees East

UX Design Workshop

11:00 AM - 02:00 PM

Learn how to connect with the people who you're building your products for and provide a brilliant experience for them!

Event Website:

Event Location: ImaginXP

After this?

Well, after this, go say hi to your friends, snuggle under a warm blanket, Netflix and chill! ๐Ÿ˜Œ

What do you think about Showkali? Should we just kick her out?

Please say yes!!

Showkali: Muahahahaha not happening Kau, now you're stuck with me for life! ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

Quick reminder about where you can find the events much in advance and just head there if you'd rather not read all the mumbo jumbo!

Showkali: Kaushik already you barely have anyone reading your articles, keep saying this and you're not going to have a single person coming here! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Shh, it's okay! I trust in my fellow Chennaites! ๐Ÿ˜‹

Touch paniten ah!? ๐Ÿ˜‚

What other core aspects of Mylapore have I missed out? Let me know in the comments below! ๐Ÿ˜„

Send this to all your Mylaporian friends!

Avunga moonji ah perumai ah vechupanga! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

Of course, to all the hustlers who are going to be attending this with you! Please send this to them as well so that we all grow together! ๐Ÿ˜„

Say hello on my LinkedIn Handle where I share my learnings from these events!

Also Chennai Storytellers, a group for all of you Bravehearts who face the customers and are on the front line of fine! A banner for all of us to rally under, learn and grow together!

Join the tribe at

See you on the other side! ๐ŸคŸ๐Ÿผ

Much Love! Godspeed! ๐Ÿ––๐Ÿผ

Until next weekend! Sayonara! ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿผ

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