Bijoya Dashami

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So the day has again come. A day when bongs tearfully bid goodbye to their beloved mother Godess Ma Durga. Who had come ‘home’ with her children to bless all of us and give us power to fight the ‘evils’ for the whole year. Its Bijoya Dashami today actually its called Vijaya Dashmi[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vijayadashami] in rest of India. Its a day when Indians celebrate victory(Vijay) of Good over Evil.
In Bengal its the end of the festivities of the Durga Puja. The Durga puja[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Durga_Puja] is a very unique festival celebrated by people of Bengal. Whole state stops everything to worship the Godess for 4 days. If you have ever been in Bengal during the Durga Pujas you would know what I am talking about. Actually this festival is not confined to the State we Bongs celebrate it in our own way wherever we are that is from Bangalore to Switzerland.

So the day has again come. A day when bongs tearfully bid goodbye to their beloved mother Godess Ma Durga. Who had come ‘home’ with her children to bless all of us and give us power to fight the ‘evils’ for the whole year. Its Bijoya Dashami today actually its called Vijaya Dashmi in rest of India. Its a day when Indians celebrate victory(Vijay) of Good over Evil.

In Bengal its the end of the festivities of the Durga Puja. The Durga puja is a very unique festival celebrated by people of Bengal. Whole state stops everything to worship the Godess for 5 days. If you have ever been in Bengal during the Durga Pujas you would know what I am talking about. Actually this festival is not confined to the State we Bongs celebrate it in our own way wherever we are that is from Bangalore to Switzerland.

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Vijay Dashmi also marks a begining of another unique phenomenon for Bengalis called ‘Bijoya‘. Its a tradition of spreading universal brotherhood. Its a time when Bengalis visit each other with sweets and Wish each other “Shubho Bijoya” and men do ‘Kolakuli’ a tradition where people Hug eachother in a particular way. The ‘Kolakuli’ is ofcourse for same age guys and pronam(touching feet) for the elders. You get a treat of Narkel nadu(coconut laddo), Nimki(a snack ref pic), Ghugni(white peas curry) etc.  This visits can go upto diwali so quite a long period to cover as much ground as possible. Nowadays ofcourse most of the Bijoya is done through phone, email, SMS, Chat, Scraps, Facebook, Tweets(latest addition).

So as the women get ready for “Sindur Khela” and men get ready for the immersion procedures, kids get sad for the end of festivities I sit here thousands of miles away from my hometown and look back to those good old days when I would be in Kolkata and do what every Bengali in Kolkata does during the pujas go pandal hopping then all those ‘pujo prems’( Puja Love stories) ya pujo also meant a time for boys n girls find mates sometimes the relationship lasted only the puja days but many times it lasted lifetime. Actually theres a lot to write about Durga Pujo in Kolkata particular but wouldn’t like to burden you with a very long post which will not be relevant to you. I leave you with some recipes and lots and lots Good Wishes for Dussera and for Bong readers “Shubho Bijaya”.

http://www.senskitchen.com/recipes/Mishti/narkel%20naru.htm

http://www.indobase.com/recipes/details/ghugni.php

Images Courtesy : http://www.trekearth.com/gallery/photo759976.htm, http://www.bongcookbook.com/2007/10/durga-pujo-isspecial-shubho-bijoya.html

Awards Galore cum Taga Dasa

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riends I am back from a ‘sabbatical’ of sorts due to work, health, power situation in Bangalore and ‘n’ no. of reasons.
Well this post is about the awards that I received over the month and a Tag 😀
The awards first :
1. Superior Scribbler Award
I was awarded by Shilpa[http://shilpaagarg.blogspot.com/2009/09/awards-galore.html] and IP[http://republicofdream.blogspot.com/2009/09/party-never-stops-in-my-blog.html].
Rules for this award
Each Superior Scribbler must in turn pass The Award on to five most deserving blog friends.
Each Superior Scribbler must link to the author and the name of the blog from whom he/she has received The Award.
Each Superior Scribbler must display The Award on his/her blog and link to the original post at The Scholastic Scribe[http://scholastic-scribe.blogspot.com/2008/10/200-this-blings-for-you.html] which explains The Award.
Each blogger who wins The Superior Scribbler Award must visit the original post at The Scholastic Scribe[http://scholastic-scribe.blogspot.com/2008/10/200-this-blings-for-you.html] and add his/her name to the Mr. Linky List. That way, we’ll be able to keep up-to-date on everyone who wins This Prestigious Honor.
Each Superior Scribbler must post these rules to his/her blog.
2. SWANK Award
This one was by Kaddu[].
3. Blog Buddies Award
This one by Vineeta.[http://vineetazdiary.blogspot.com/2009/09/thanks-to-all-my-bbs.html]
I pass this award on to all on my blogroll and whoever has commented atleast once in this blog. SOrry guys I couldn’t name & link each of you individually this ‘sabbatical’thing is still on and I also need to read over 100 of your posts.
Now after awards its the Tag. I was tagged by Avada a lonnnnngg time back, sorry girl for the delay. Its called “Fast, furious and danceable songs tag”.
Let me first tell you I am a non-dancer yet the list is very long and I am adding only a few of them.
Lets start with the Southie numbers well South India is my karmabhoomi and I do listen to Southie songs which transcend language barriers.
1. Song Name:Appadi Pode. Movie Name: Gilli (Tamil) – This one is truly fast, furious and danceable.
2. Song Name: ammadi athadi Movie Name: Vallavan (Tamil) – Gosh you should see the energy levels of Simbu, Nayanthara & Reshmi(actors) in the video. Its another very fast number.
3. Song Name: Dole Dole Movie Name: Pokhiri(Telugu, Tamil) – You should listen this song with 1000 watts system its not for the weak hearted the beats just overwhelm you. BTW I think they should have retained this song in Hindi version Salman Starrer “Wanted”.
4. Song Name: June Pona Movie Name: Unnale Unnale (Tamil) – Not as fast and furious as the above ones but still makes my foot tap.
5. Song Name: Jinke Marina Movie Name: Nanda Loves Nanditha (Kannada) – Again its the beats thats real winner.
6. Song Name: Chikku Bukku Railu Movie Name: Jogi (Kannada) – This was the first dance number that used to be played everywhere when I first landed in Bangalore 3 yrs back. So it somehow stayed with me.
Well thats not the list there are so many more songs but as I said I am just giving a sample of songs.
Now for some songs in my mother tongue actually there were no great songs which we could call fast, furious & danceable till Jit Ganguly (Hottest Music Director) hit the Bangla Film Industry. Here are some of his numbers which can compare the Southern or Bollywood.
1. Song Name: Pante Tali Movie Name: Chirodini Tumi je amar – I heard this song was among the first song that was requested to be played in Kolkata’s Disc circuit. The song is a mass one for the snobbish bongs but I like it.  Guru fatafati !!!
2. Song Name: Challenge Nibi na sala Movie Name: Challenge – This is a first true rock number in Bangla movie. It does make you groove, move or whatever.
3. Song Name: Poran Jay joliya Title Movie Name: Poran Jay Joliya – The latest craze in Bengal I am sure.
Well for Jit Ganguly I must say Jio Mama ! Chaliye jao! (Keep it up bosss)
Theres another class of dance songs the “Bhasan” songs with Durga Pujo just around the corner its a very big thing. “Bhasan” means the procession that takes idols for immersion. Marathis do it for Ganesh immersion. We Bengalis do it for all Pujos . If you are in Bengal you might even see Kakimas(Aunties) dancing(We Bongs are very passionate you see) to the beats of Tasha party I don’t know what to call a “Tasha Party” in English. So Some of my “Tasha” favorites.
1. Ek do Teen (Tezaaab) – Everyone knows this one I guess.
2. Dekha na hai re soch na hai re (Bombay to Goa) – The Amitabh starrer one.
3. Dardi rab rab kardi – Daler Mahendi
4. babuji zara dheere chalo – That famous Yana Gupta song from Dum.
5. Sapne Mein Milte hai – The song from Satya
There are many more. Actually I have seldom danced in a “Bhasan” as my role mostly was to ensure the immersion was done properly and all the frenzied dancers return home safe and in one piece. If you don’t get what I mean ask your Kolkata friends.
Besides the above we have all the popular item/dance numbers from Bollywood movies which I am not mentioning. One more thing to make a non-dancer to ‘dance’ my friends say you need a few glasses of daru. Toh Yeh Ganpat chal daru laaaa….
As for Tagging its open for all 😀

Friends I am back from a ‘sabbatical’ of sorts due to work, health, power situation in Bangalore and ‘n’ no. of reasons.

Well this post is about the awards that I received over the month and a Tag 😀

The awards first :

1. Superior Scribbler Award

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I was awarded by Shilpa and IP.

Rules for this award

Each Superior Scribbler must in turn pass The Award on to five most deserving blog friends.

Each Superior Scribbler must link to the author and the name of the blog from whom he/she has received The Award.

Each Superior Scribbler must display The Award on his/her blog and link to the original post at The Scholastic Scribe which explains The Award.

Each blogger who wins The Superior Scribbler Award must visit the original post at The Scholastic Scribe and add his/her name to the Mr. Linky List. That way, we’ll be able to keep up-to-date on everyone who wins This Prestigious Honor.

Each Superior Scribbler must post these rules to his/her blog.

2. SWANK Award

SWANK Award

This one was by Kaddu.

3. Blog Buddies Award

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This one by Vineeta.

An Update: Prahansha has awarded me with “Most Stylish Blogger Award” thats very nice of her and I am really honored.

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Also Nishita has awarded me “I Love UR Blog” award special thanks to her as its great to receive the same award from two friends.

Avada in her Centenary post has given me two more awards. One a very lovely and personalized award where she says “Thanks for being my BLOG BUDDY I really love your blog” a thought which I too have for all of you and the other one “Addicting Blog Award”.

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I pass these awards on to all on my blogroll and whoever has commented atleast once in this blog. SORRY guys I couldn’t name & link each of you individually this ‘sabbatical’thing is still on and I also need to read over 100 of your posts. So you understand my plight.

Now after awards its the Tag. I was tagged by Avada a lonnnnngg time back, sorry girl for the delay. Its called “Fast, furious and danceable songs tag”.

Let me first tell you I am a non-dancer yet the list is very long and I am adding only a few of them.

Lets start with the Southie numbers well South India is my karmabhoomi and I do listen to Southie songs which transcend language barriers.

1. Song Name:Appadi Pode. Movie Name: Gilli (Tamil) – This one is truly fast, furious and danceable.

2. Song Name: ammadi athadi Movie Name: Vallavan (Tamil) – Gosh you should see the energy levels of Simbu, Nayanthara & Reshmi(the actors) in the video. Its another very fast number.

3. Song Name: Dole Dole Movie Name: Pokhiri(Telugu, Tamil) – You should listen to this song with 1000 watts system its not for the weak hearted the beats just overwhelm you. BTW I think they should have retained this song in Hindi version Salman Starrer “Wanted”.

4. Song Name: June Pona Movie Name: Unnale Unnale (Tamil) – Not as fast and furious as the above ones but still makes my foot tap.

5. Song Name: Jinke Marina Movie Name: Nanda Loves Nanditha (Kannada) – Again its the beats thats real winner.

6. Song Name: Chikku Bukku Railu Movie Name: Jogi (Kannada) – This was the first dance number that used to be played everywhere when I first landed in Bangalore 3 yrs back. So it somehow stayed with me.

Well thats not the list there are so many more songs but as I said I am just giving a sample of the songs I like.

Now for some songs in my mother tongue actually there were no great songs which we could call fast, furious & danceable till Jit Ganguly (Hottest Music Director) hit the Bangla Film Industry. Here are some of his numbers which can compete the Southies or Bollywood.

1. Song Name: Pante Tali Movie Name: Chirodini Tumi Amar – I heard this song was among the first ‘Bangla’ song that was requested to be played in Kolkata’s Disc circuit. The song is a mass one for the snobbish bongs but I like it.  Guru fatafati !!!

2. Song Name: Challenge Nibi na sala Movie Name: Challenge – This is a first true rock number in Bangla movie. It does make you groove, move or whatever.

3. Song Name: Poran Jay joliya Title Movie Name: Poran Jay Joliya – The latest craze in Bengal I am sure.

Well for Jit Ganguly I must say Jio Mama ! Chaliye jao! (Keep it up bosss)

Theres another class of dance songs the “Bhasan” songs with Durga Pujo just around the corner its a very big thing. “Bhasan” means the procession that takes idols for immersion. Marathis do it for Ganesh immersion. We Bengalis do it for all Pujos . If you are in Bengal you might even see Kakimas(Aunties) dancing(We Bongs are very passionate you see) to the beats of Tasha party I don’t know what to call a “Tasha Party” in English. So Some of my “Tasha” favorites.

1. Ek do Teen (Tezaaab) – Everyone knows this one I guess.

2. Dekha na hai re soch na hai re (Bombay to Goa) – The Amitabh starrer one.

3. Dardi rab rab kardi – Daler Mahendi

4. babuji zara dheere chalo – That famous Yana Gupta song from Dum.

5. Sapne Mein Milte hai – The song from Satya

There are many more. Actually I have seldom danced in a “Bhasan” as my role mostly was to ensure the immersion was done properly and all the frenzied dancers return home safe and in one piece. If you don’t get what I mean ask your Kolkata friends.

Besides the above we have all the popular item/dance numbers from Bollywood movies which I am not mentioning. One more thing to make a non-dancer to ‘dance’ my friends say you need a few glasses of daru. Toh Yeh Ganpat chal daru laaaa….

As for Tagging its open for all 😀

Tag Dasa : The Brands Tag

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The Blog-a-tonic for the second edition is already declared and Congrats  IP and Govind for wining also BIG THANK YOU to all who have commented on my post (Its the post that received the highest number of comments in history of this blog!). A Very Special Thanks to Sid for voting my post and opening my account  with 4 cheers this time.

Now the Tag its called The Brand Tag. This one by Shilpa. She tagged me when she was in Ladakh but kept us entertained with her ‘offline’ posts.

The Rule

Numerous brands move us in our day to day life. I think brands are like relationships. Do you maintain a good friendship brand? Are you loyal and caring in your brand relationship?

Take any day in your life and chart out the brands you have used.

Well I thought I am not a brand conscious person but just see for yourself How ‘Brands’ feature in my everyday life…

Colgate Logo

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I start my day with them.

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They carry me around the city(Not a very loved ‘Brand’ I guess)


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They provide some ‘entertainment’ to my life along with keeping food fresh and last but not least ‘light’ up my world after sundown.


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They provide most of the apparels I wear (Mother brand of all popular brands in India).


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They are my time keepers/trackers et all.

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Its obvious they connect me to people so that I can express myself.(Wondering How was I doing it before them?)


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This blog is brought to you with help of all of them. For non-IT readers HP for the computer(Desktop, Laptop), Reliance the Internet provider, Microsoft provides the Operating Systems that run the computers which has a free browser also they have something called LiveWriter for composing blogs (Whoa! Bill Gates without you where would I have been). Finally that “W”, man my blog host(WordPress) without them where would ‘Chronicles of a Techie” been. If I am confusing you then please don’t stress your brains this is not for you.


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To use all the about brands I am assisted by them. They are my Bankers, Insurance provider,  Stock broker I mean they are there for most of my finance related matters. Don’t you think its too much dependency in these dicey times.


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What do I say about them, partner for Good Times. Just Chill Chill Just Chill…. Cheers !!! These are not present in my life everyday but couldn’t resist to list them.

OMG never realized so many brands make my day. See thats the advantage of Tags. At times they are a revelation. As far as loyalty is concerned in this era of options and competition I am only loyal to myself.

Now to pass this I would tag anybody who has not done it and has read this post. Please do it and see how brands matter in your everyday life or really do they?

PS: Note to the Brands that didn’t feature above, Kindly extend some ‘exclusive offers’, freebies to me. Who knows you too may be part of my everyday life.

Note: Images are collected from different Internet sources and the owners of the Logos are the Brand owners they are used here for referance purpose.N

Teachers : Aaj Kal

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This post has been published by me as a part of the Blog-a-Ton 2, the second edition of the online marathon of Bloggers; where we decide and we write. To be part of the next edition, visit and start following Blog-a-Ton.

shankara_edit02Guru Brahma, Guru Vishnu, Guru Devo Maheshwara. Guru Sakshath Parambrahma, Tasmai Shri Gurave Namaha. (tr: Guru is the creator Brahma, Guru is the preserver Vishnu, Guru is the destroyer Siva. Guru is directly the supreme spirit — I offer my salutations to this Guru.) -Adi Shankara

We don’t need no education
We don’t need no thoughts controlled
There is no sarcasm in the class room
Teachers leave them kids alone
hey teachers leave them kids alone!
– Pink Floyd

Though I voted for this topic but when I sat down to write about it I found that I am a not a “student” anymore its been about decade I had anything to do with a “Shikshak” or teacher so How do I write about ‘Teachers Aaj’ part. But since this is a topic at hand I go ahead and write.

Do you think the two quotes above are inappropriate or out of place. I mean first one was written ages ago and the next one not so long ago but it holds true still today. And don’t they provide a very contrasting view.

Ok lets talk of the topic “Teachers – AajKal” or teachers now and then. Lets begin with teachers today.

Today and this today can include a decade or so more in recent past, the teaching is just like any other profession where people go to work do the work(teach) take their dues and theres nothing more to it. Do you this is wrong in this age of extreme professionalism?

I must say that my extended family has or had many teachers. My mom is a trained teacher but dropped the profession to take care of us the kids, My father is currently a visiting faculty so I have a ‘Shikshak’ at home only. And I see him work really hard to prepare notes, presentations(Few moths back my sister & I taught him MS PowerPoint) and books. But what he says is that most of the effort is not worth as noone is interested to ‘learn’.(Don’t worry guys even our teachers alleged that).

Today the teachers in private sector are paid a meager amount. So where do they get the motivation to ‘teach’, quite naturally they resort to other sources of income like tuition, writing suggestion books etc. I can talk about an incident where a college student asked the professor to teach from a particular suggestion book as it was easier for ‘him’ to study and the professor had to comply, as a complaint from the “high fees paying student” could have been detrimental for the professor’s own job itself. Sad right but true, Ok I am not trying defend or offend anyone but facts are facts. (Another allegation, now all the students must be looking for me to break my bones).

The scenario in government institutions is little different as “teachers” are selected through a ‘stringent’ selection processes and paid well but there too we have corruption. Which is used by teachers to get into ‘plum’ institutions. Like all other government employees govt. teachers too take their job complacently. Add to that the retirement age is so high. So what we get? Old & grumpy often sleepy teachers. (Now teachers are searching for me I guess).

All in all what I get is the situation is looking grim today. But is it really like that?

Now lets talk of teachers of Kal or yesterday, Now yesterday can be right from the beginning of civilization. Well in India the Guru-Shisiya (teacher-student) relation has been one of most sacred of the relations. So if we see down the lane there have been great gurus (teachers) in our mythology/history like Dronacharya, Chanakya equally great shisyas(students) Eklavya, Chandragupt. Recently I read a newspaper article where a group of high profile, well placed students of a revered teacher gifted him a new house as he could afford it. The students had paid their guru dakshina because he deserved it. I would like to express my gratitude to my English teacher for working on ‘me’ and not only improving my miserable English grades but inspiring me to keep writing in English.

So the point I am trying to make here is we should judge teachers in reflection.That is to see the quality of todays teachers we have to wait for few decades maybe when the students grow up and if they still remember or express their gratitude then we can say that they were great but by then they’ll be “Teachers yesterday” :D.

In end I would just say that teachers of today or tommorrow like yesterday will be good, bad and ugly the matter is who do you run into.

The fellow Blog-a-Tonics who took part in this Blog-a-Ton are Vipul, Rajalakshmi, Ranee[1], [2], [3] , Avada, Indian Pundit, Sojo, Aneet, Pramathesh, Aativas, Sid, Pra, Ajinkya, Lakshmi, Govind, Shilpa, Bharathi, Shankar, Mytuppence, Azad, Pawan, Pankaja, Saimanohar, Guria, Shruti, Vishnu,Nasrajan and Richa. Click on their respective names to read their posts on Teachers : Aaj Kal. To be part of the next edition, visit and start following Blog-a-Ton.

A Conversation to Remember!

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I came over here to post and suddenly found that I can’t do it. Why? Read the following conversation.

CT is Chronicles of a Techie
DM is Moi

DM: Whats this nonsense why can’t I post?

CT: This one’s the 50th post so…

DM: Oh 50th so what?

CT: What planet are you from dude …I need something special for this post.

DM: Oh come on. Why?

CT: You missed the 25th post but this time I am not leaving.

DM: Bhai this will go on 50th then 75th then 100 so on…we’ll do something on your first Budday … promise…

CT: Thats very far…Abey while you posted the first post did you ever think you’ll reach here?

DM: I reached here mainly because of the Tags you see…I have started loving them….

CT: I don’t know…My Anndataas require something special.

DM: Your Anndataas?

CT: Readers you moron they are my mai-baap and I want to celebrate for them.

DM: What is this logic?

CT: Today no logic only magic *giggles*

DM shrugs : Ok bhai tell what you want me to do …. I can’t spend anything …

CT: Money can’t buy happiness you fool … I know you are super kanjoos and makhhi choos and….

DM interputing angrily : Shut up and just tell what you want?

CT: I want a “different” kind of post not like those boring ones you do day in and day out….and…

DM: Wait Wait What boring posts … Ask your “Anndaatas” … I do tags “differently” this 50th post is ‘different’…

CT: I know I know BTW this conversational style in not at all new or ‘different’…look at the title, always fooling my “Anndaatas”… anyway I knew you won’t be able to do much here but atleast you can give me new clothes so that I look more attractive….you Techies are very boring and don’t care about looks but world thinks different woh jumla pata hai na…”Pahle darshan dhari phir gun vichari”….

DM: Enough man you are crossing limits ….I too have some style sense …

CT Rolls on Computer screen laughing….

DM: Ok Ok let me see what I can do…

and DM starts searching for “clothes”….

DM: Buddy there are no good 3 column templates …

CT: Go for 2 column ones…

DM complains: But I have too many widgets …

CT: Thats your headache ….I don’t care….

DM aside badi muskil mein dal diya saale ne…

CT: Hey no cussing no cussing ….

DM: Hmmm… Sorry… can’t we do something else…

CT: Kya yaar can’t keep such a “small” request ….

DM: Yay! Got one! See how nice this one looks on you….

CT can’t stop laughing : I knew you’d screw up…. leave I’ll do something myself… you dumbo…

DM relieved : Well I’ll not be responsible if your “Anndaatas” run away….

CT: That we’ll see you go and sleep ….

DM retorts: What man… this is my blog ….

CT: I know you have done a lot now will you go and sleep let me talk to my “Anndaatas”

DM leaves in a jiffy

CT: Dear “Anndaatas” Sorry for keeping you waiting for so long… I know you understand what I have to deal with…. You know that is the Golden Jubilee post and I have new look also here’s few of my vital stats unique visitors 5000+, total Comments 350+, Indiblogger rank 77

Thank you Sirs and Madams for being so kind to me and my author. Honestly without you he couldn’t have come so far. Please keep coming back with your suggestions and I’ll try to make him write more interesting things(its a tough job I say but I’ll try my best).

Lastly and certainly leastly I have an announcement to make…. no I am not running out of business, as long as this guy’s here I am here…. The thing is this bugger has created two more siblings and they are :

Globetrotter Nama @ http://globetrotternama.blogspot.comThis one’s his travelogue where he writes about his travels.

Pappu’s Stories and Poems @ http://pappuwrites.choseit.comThis is where his fiction work goes most of which you have already read here….

I know its a little difficult to add a few more blogs to your already inflated lists but I’ll be grateful if you can pay a visit to my lesser known siblings as well though they are not updated regularly but still they exist. Actually I told this guy that I can handle all of them but …. He says he’s going to start a blog exclusively for tags…. tell me if he starts a blog for every category then what will he publish here….I tell you please give him some sane advice….he never listens to me…..

Meanwhile DM’s back and takes on the mantle.

Well folks CT took over for sometime but I am back and will be in control now on….yeah do tell how you liked the “clothes”.

Also on this “auspicious” occasion I would like to Thank  Sid for the awards after tags this one has left me really elated.

The awards are :

The international Blogger Community

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The I love your blog

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The One Lovely Blog

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And as they say happiness grows if its shared so I pass this award to  Mou, Atul, Pal, Shilpa, SM, Paritosh, Priti, Toya, Govind, shoobhayan, Rashmi [She too is back & happy]. Friends if you have received this earlier(may be a longtime back!) then there is no harming in getting it once again.

The other names who have already been awarded by Sid
Roshmi,Adesh Sidhu, Mukund,Kaddu, Vipul Grover, Nikita, Shruti, Shankar , Indian Pundit .
Wait it doesn’t end here *smiles meekly* Shilpa has awarded me the The Zombie Chicken Award. Thank you so much Shilpa for the honour!!!

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I pass on this award to whoever has not received it and is reading this marathon post.

Finally this is actual end. Please forgive me for such a long post.