Monday, February 1, 2010

With all due Respect.....

It has nearly been two years since I started this blog and today, I am taking a few moments out to look back at these 2 years.

I started this blog the night India got disqualified from the 2007 World Cup. I was devastated and I wanted to let my frustration out. Plus the blog was the ‘in’ thing at that time. So I decided to try what they say “Two Birds in One Shot”.

Initially, I used to blog out of frustration or when I had nothing to do. Never thought anyone would pay attention to it. But soon couple of friends started talking about it or rather started mocking about it. Gradually, I was able to get a few people who appreciated the concept behind my posts. This kept me going.

It has been two years now. Mocking is still there but at times, I can sense a bit of silent appreciation between the lines. Few people are more few people now. The count of posts has been exponentially increasing. A lot of things happened in life and so with the blog in the last two years.

I just want to thank few people.

Sumedh- Always been a victim of my post. Poor lad was always forced to read and comment on my blog and he actually went on to do it. He cribbed, he cried but he did it.

Abhishek aka Dharmshala - The first person with an esteemed blog to comment. He gave me the confidence to carry on.

Pattrow - A guide to blogging for me. He is like those big writers who do selective pieces, crack GRE, do crosswords etc etc. Pained him enough and got several of the posts edited by him.

Nipun - A constant follower and always the first to comment on the blog posts. Plus he also buzzes and gives me his important feedbacks.

Anshul - Always believed that he had a sharp eye for critical analysis of writing. But what do you expect from a person who has a blog titled “The Art of Fart”. But his critical analysis sessions are the funniest thing in life after Inzamam’s post match speech

Jadoo- His comments always depends mainly on the meal he has had.
Dinner in Hotel – no comment…. ZZZzzzzz….
Dinner in mess – One ass fucking comment
No dinner – Gtalk buzz reminding me of all my family members in all the wrong sense.

Ravi occasionally drops by to enlighten us with his great thoughts. Konark only comes by , if there is something related to Michi. Chhavi is always ready with all her gears loaded after every post to tear away every inch of self respect left in me.

Tangerine- Last summer, she gave me the Blogger Friendship Award. Plus she was my first follower outside my friends circle. I guess the first independent, unforced follower of the blog. This meant a lot to me. Since then, I try harder every day.

Special Mention - Friend’s friend - Now this is the latest and the most interesting. There is this friend’s friend. She is pursuing her course in journalism. She said she liked my blog. No Kidding. I thought only lame engineers can be fooled by my writings but I got the shot of my life. I know this raises questions on the competencies of this journo but trust me, she knows her work really well.

When she told me that she liked my blog – I confirmed twice with her whether she has landed on the right blog or not. She even mentioned about Hakuna Matata on her personal blog. Now that is something big. Isn’t it? For me it matters a lot.

And yeah lately if you can see perfectly written English posts, it is because she has been editing my posts. And trust me, she offered me the help, I didn’t force her as the case generally is..
Don’t you think that is a little awkward? Yeah, I know, I had the same feeling. I rechecked the credentials of this friend’s friend with my friend and he confirmed it. So what is it? Is she jobless, Is she insane or what it is? I still have to figure that out.

Not to mention, it is really embarrassing to see your edited posts having more red marks than your 10th grade English quarterly answer sheets.

Double Special Mention: Vatsa, Sorcy, Nipun, Abhishek , Ashwin, Tangerine , Quirky and many others whose blog inspire me, envy me and amuse me.

Triple Special mention: Plus, I have some 23 followers. I am really thankful to all those jobless morons who are following my blog. A request to you all –Go, get a life for yourself.

Conclusion: I never expected to see any response to my creepy posts but I guess the world is full of insanely troubled morons like me and now I strongly believe in it! Long live the community!!

Thanks thanks thanks to all of you!!


Ashwin said...

Wow! Thank you, dude!

And for a change, I get to post the first comment on your post this time!

Inspire, you said?! You need help!


Thanks, again!

Pratik Gupta said...

Hey dude, yeah i really eman it and to be very true i still wonder where are you? I mean very slow updates, posts are little off track. I think i miss the old ashwin's style of writing :)
and you mention help. Yes!! it cant be better timing then this. I will send you some details regarding something, someday. Then we discuss some more and add/delete got what i mean...right?? :)

The Flower of English Grammer said...

'the world is full of insanely troubled morons'... there is an editing mistake my frnd, u r the only one who is moron, all the rest of us r mere intelligent, smart, caring, considerate and understanding fellas that comment on such moronic posts and get u to believe that u r actually scoring on the blog.... :P

P.S. As I told u, the competition is decided on the number of viewers per blog post & I still lead on that count!! :)

Pratik Gupta said...

"intelligent, smart, caring, considerate and understanding fellas"
You think all this abt yourself...
i mean serious...really?
Plus contesting for viewers per blog post is like comparing Sachin's average to Virat kohli.....Play 200 innings and then we will see :)

Pratik Gupta said...

PS: No body raises a question on editing...No body!!! ;)

Ashwin said...

Hmm, well, thank you again!

And yeah, I guess I am in the middle of some identity crisis at the moment which kind of explains the shift in topics! But I’ll be out of it real soon!

And talking of help – anytime! But of course, you have to pay me a lot of money – and in advance!


PS: I am a huge fan of your blog! Keep rocking!

Quirky said...

I wanna be included in the thank you speech too. NOW!!!!! *Proceeds to throw a tantrum*
-another 'insanely troubled moron' ;)

Pratik Gupta said...

@ashwin: I am so sure that whatever it is going in ur life , you will over come it and you will be back with a bang!!

You see i am a 'Baniya' so this advance money thing is not for happening for sure but yeah we can make a win deal ;)

PS: As you can see I am a huge fan of your blog too so Keep rocking!

Thanks man!!

Pratik Gupta said...

@Quirky: Oh Gosh!! i am so can i forget the Great mind behind exposing the great MNCs...Mistake corrected and I am ready for any punishment * closing my eyes tightly, in expectation of a blow to the head*

BTW its always so awesome to read your amazing post!! :)

Nipun said...

Thank you bhaiya!!
No more curses for me I hope til i tag u..:)
Sorry for being a late commenter on some posts.
U see exms. They suck!!
A gr8 way to thank people.
And yes, this post seems dedicated to A friends friend...:)
Engineers aren't lame..
Few people are more few people now???
Is this CAT english wala few??



Pratik Gupta said...

" And yes, this post seems dedicated to A friends friend" eyes...huh!!
No dude its dedicated to all you people who have given this new hobby to me for my life...

Chanz said...

ahaan... that is so sweet... but do u kno wat i really loved in this post... ur description of jadoo... that was hilarious.. :)

Pratik Gupta said...

@Chanz: Thanks to you for being a follower and regular commenter ( if this is the word) on blog!!!
And what can i say, Jadoo Rocks!!

Sorcerer said...

Viva la Morons!!!

Thank you for mentioning me
*sniff *sniff

I inspire you to run into walls.and be more stupid..
iam touched..iam touched

Pratik Gupta said...

@Sorcy: All my pleasure!!! :)

konark said...

" Art of praising " is ur new tarkash mai tirr dude . Good idea to increase comment count :) Anyways nc work . You have moved from pathetic to a decent blogger !! NOM :P

Pratik Gupta said...

@konark: I swear, i was thinking of you when i wrote ' tarkash mai tirr' and glad that you picked it....anyways great to get a comment on ' NOn-Michi ' post from you. :)

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Pratik Gupta said...

@Anonymous: I am glad that it was of some use :)

Abhishek said...

Thank you for the appreciation. It almost made me feel like a good writer, almost!
Congratulations on the 2 years.
Telling people to bugger off... good marketing skills, I see.
I've got nothing more to say, so I'm just going to end this comment abruptly.

Pratik Gupta said...

@Abhishek: You are almost a Engineer but you are a complete writer. My friend! :)

Nipun said...

ek new post likhne mein ktna zor aata h na..