Well, what the reviewer said in the above link is not something new. If I were to drive at mid-night on Dec 31st, even Hyderabad will be the same. Not only on Dec 31st, every time when India wins over Pakistan and last time was when India won the World Cup, it was being celebrated in the same way. Anyways, we can postpone the Meet to any other weekend if everyone feels having a meet on Dec 31st isn't a good idea. Will everybody have vacations for Pongal? Since Christmas and the Newyear are falling on a Sunday, it would not make much difference than a regular weekend (we don't have vacations for these atleast). I personally wanted it to be on the last weekend of December, so that I can celebrate the Newyear with TFI. Anyhow, given any weekend, we need to take leaves on both friday and monday, so that we will have 4 days atleast for the meet. I am game any weekend after Dec 25th. By the way, am I allowed to change my Vote from Bangalore to Horsely Hills? Can anybody give a briefing about Nandi Hills?