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Shilpa's first OpenOut and why you should try one too

What is a city but it's people. Right?

There are so many interesting people around us with interesting differences and striking commonalities. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we knew them all?

Shilpa found OpenOut first through Meetup.

"Where are you from?" is a common question new people get asked generally and Shilpa quickly retorts "India" most of the times. It's much easier that way - says Shilpa who has been to quite a few places and is now in Bangalore.

Working in design for a clothing and lifestyle brand, Shilpa first came across OpenOut in January 2017.

Does she remember her first OpenOut? What did she feel before coming to one?

"To be honest, I was a bit intimidated by the idea. I was to enter a strangers house and went all alone."

It was an Italian dinner OpenOut hosted by Kanishka.

However the easy going, welcoming and warm environment set by the host and the people did surprise her. 

"The night went so well that I'm still a fan of OpenOut and have attended so many more."

"It was amazing" she recalls.

"The night was filled with laughter, great food and a beautiful terrace. I have made a few friends from the OpenOuts I have attended and that is one of the best memories I recall"

If you have been reading about OpenOut for a while have just not made up your mind - Shilpa has something to say.

"Just go for it -  A good environment, amazing food and experiences, meeting new people from all walks of life and over and above that just having a really good time" That is what OpenOut is about.

Is there any specific OpenOut she wants to see in future?

"I am a big fan of Kanishka's OpenOuts and haven't been able to attend one since long. Would love to see more of it."

and the upcoming line is what makes us really happy.

"Now I love meeting new people" Shilpa adds.

and yes, we are witness to it. Shilpa donned the role of a host last december with her OpenOut on "Delhi meets Andhra". A cold winter night with amazing food, cold beer and lots of laughter. Thank you Shilpa! Wishing you all the best and hope to see you many, many times.

More from our awesome set of people soon.

OpenOut was created to enable people to meet new people under a common roof over a shared experience, set by the passionate hosts.

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