* Blogging Accolades - GODYEARS

* Blogging Accolades

Blogging in itself is definitely rewarding for those who are passionate about writing and connecting to the rest of the world. Yet, for every blogger, there are some moments that stand out over others. These are some moments that blogging has given me that I will always cherish.


Bragging Rights: Best Blog for Creative Writing in India (2014)

Image: Blogadda
9 February 2014
WIN at WIN'14

Winning the 'Best Blog for Creative Writing in India' award at India's first Blog Conference and Awards Ceremony, WIN'14. 

You can read my post about it here.

The jury consisted of many famous personalities from across diverse fields including director Padma Shri Shekhar Kapur, Shobha De, Vasundhara Das, Ashwin Sanghi amongst others.

You will find me at roughly the 3:25 minute mark in the video here...


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Winner of Season 1 of Write India


Write India contest winners at the book launch

Top 0.044%, y'all! Yes, I beat out 25,000 entries to be a Winner of Season 1 of Write India, India's largest ever crowd-sourced literary contest.

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THE VIRAL EVENT (May 2015)


So I wrote a post on the failing Indian medical system on May 15th. Before I knew it, the medical fraternity picked it up and shared it across all social media, gaining the attention of newspapers, TV channels and even landing me on BBC, BBC Radio and the British Medical Journal. Other sites included ScoopWhoop, NDTV, Scroll, Asian Correspondent, The News Minute, Manorama, QuintNagpurToday, Deccan Chronicle, OddpadDocPlexus and DailyRounds.

Deccan Chronicle 20 May 2015
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Honoured to be one of the speakers for Changing Tomorrow Youth Summit 2017 alongside celebrities like Raveena Tandon & Sachin Pilot.



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OTHER MOMENTS OF PRIDE:

  • From the BBC to the INDIAN EXPRESS & DECCAN CHRONICLE, I've been interviewed by the media quite a few times. 
  • Featured in the Doctors Day Special Edition of Manorama Arogyam (July 2016)
  • Chosen as one of India's Top 500 blogs for the fourth year running.
  • Being tagged as one of the TOP 25 Bloggers in the Country alongside some others like you know, Narendra Modi, Amitabh Bachchan, Amit Agarwal, Chetan Bhagat, Shobhaa De and Kiran Bedi! 
  • Being featured in India's best blogs list.
  • 'Gold category' of Top Indian Bloggers with High Domain Authority. 
Winner of Times of India's WriteIndia Contest



  • Being selected as India's Premium Blogger by Blogadda and heading a discussion there. 

  • Take Me for A Ride!

    1. RENAULT LODGY (2015): 

    Was happy to be a part of the #LiveLodgycal experience.

    Image courtesy: DeckleEdge

      You can read about my experience with the car here. The overall party atmosphere with the fellow bloggers can be relived here. You can also find me giving my opinion about the vehicle in the two official Renault videos below.


        A lot of fun being a part of Renault's LiveLodgyCal experience in Goa (June 2015).




        2. LAND ROVER (2014): 

        Was a once-in-a-lifetime experience being part of Kerala's first #LandRoverExperience

        Yes. That is actually me!
        Image courtesy: LandRoverIndia

        You can read about my entire experience here.


        3. TATA ZEST (2014):

        Lovely to see TATA evolve and come up with their best vehicle yet in the ZEST. #ZESTUPYOURLIFE was a super fun event.

        Team Awesome : My driving partners and fellow bloggers
        Sneha Sharma and Aseem Rastogi


        Image courtesy: Shilpa Garg
        Don't you just hate it when you are trying to take a group snap
        and India's fastest man, Narain Karthikeyan jumps in at
        the last moment? Sigh... happens all the time, right? 




        4. TATA ZICA (2015)

        You can read about our experience with the Tata Zica here.

        Also, check out the superb blogger pic moments -
        beach soccer, celebrities, karaoke & 5 star luxury, it is all here 


        5. INKTALKS (2014)


        Winning my first blogging contest in nearly a decade allowed me to be part of the elite crowd who got to attend the 2014 #INKTALKS and meet some of the most inspiring people from both India and abroad. You can read my post on it here.




        Blogging also gave me so many opportunities to be besides celebrities whom I would never
        have otherwise met in my life.

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        PUBLISHED STORIES & ARTICLES:

        Till date, over 20 short stories have been printed in anthologies in India and abroad. You can find the whole list along with a description of the stories and the link to buy them here.

        They do not include the 30+ articles of mine that were published in e-magazines, news sites and journals. 

        BOOK LAUNCHES AS AN AUTHOR:

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        Blogging contests

        Over the years, nearly 50 blogposts have won commendations or prizes in various contests, be it Blogadda's Tangy Tuesday and Spicy Saturday or just specific contests. You can see the whole list here.

         

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