As the clock stroked I entered the
. With numerous thoughts and expectations my mind was busy guessing what’s gonna be next. Greeted by Ms. Navdeep Kaur Marwah (HT City reporter), she escorted me to the corporate room where all the other lucky fans were waiting for the interaction. Ms. Vaishali Bhambri (HT City Reporter) welcomed us. We had a good little chit chat session with her. Hindustan Times Building
Then as I just turned my head I saw someone entering the room. A lady with a charismatic personality and a big smile on her face, yes you guessed it right, Sonal Mam greeted us all. She is gorgeous and elegant. Her down to earth nature and indubitable soul made me admire her even more. Her very first line “Ohh!! I know them all..they are my friends on facebook” touched my heart. She then briefed us what are we here for (though Rachit just assumed we were there ONLY for a tea). The main purpose was to get first hand information from the readers what they like and dislike about HT city and wanted to know from us any suggestions to make HT city more lively, interesting and interactive.
Next, we all moved to the HT city working area where the all the HT City reporters were anxiously waiting for us (rather I should say we were more excited to give our views to them). The whole session lasted for about 1.5 hours and was a whole lot fun. Kawaljeet Uncle (one of the HT readers) hated bollywood and wanted “what all housewives do in their free time” in HT city. Btao! Ye bhool gaye they HT city ki interaction hai naa ki HT Live ki. But whatever he said (chahe trash hi sahi) it all amused us to the core. Everyone gave their feedback on HT City ( P.S. I proudly say I prefer HT city over Delhi Times). The young squad of Sonal Mam was really friendly and concerned and related with different people with different age and background energetically. With a boisterous environment around I wished the session never ended.
But I never thought the best part is yet to come, the personal interaction session with Sonal Mam. For fans like us, Sonal Mam’s cabin was a
for us all. From the autograph session to photograph session to aman’s song to Amit’s mausi wali bakk bakk to Sonal Mam’s story how she landed up being an editor, I had a ball. Sonal Mam even spoke to my mom (who is also an avid reader of HT city since its inception) and she just made her day. Everyone mixed up so well with each other as if they knew them since years. I felt I met the best people in town that day and it could be possible only because of Sonal Mam and HT City. Thanks for calling us and I hope you too all enjoyed as much as we did. Mecca
P.S.- I didn’t enjoy meeting SRK a few days back as much as I enjoyed meeting you and your whole team.
We all loved the T-shirt and chocolates. Thanks a ton for that sweet gesture