* 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. 

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...


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.



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.


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



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.



      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. 



      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.


      Kind words from fellow bloggers: