Thursday, June 7, 2012

Some of my Posts

Saw this tag at Neha's and decided to do it. Been ages since I took up a tag. But this one gave a chance to revisit some of my best posts. It feels a sense of nostalgia to remember those good days when the writer and the reader were so passionate. Here are few of my posts which were famous for the right and the wrong reasons.

Your most beautiful post

Definitely have to be one of the numerous posts with travel posts. The new place, experience, culture and the nature energizes me so much and I feel alive and beautiful each time I see a new place. I would choose the set on Costa Rica.

Your most popular post 

Hmm that would be Chaos Theory and Fractals. I got people following me after this post; and had many asking me with curiosity about how I got to know about this. Even to this day I get mails/comments from people who want to use the software programs I created for fractals and if they can refer to this link for their research paper :)

Your most controversial post

Haan bit difficult since I have got into bit of controversies. Let me see....There were quite a handful of posts where it got murkier on the comment page and there were brickbats and clubs virtually thrown at each other. There were few which had an email thread set off and virtual do-gooders bitching about me without even knowing me! I have so many such posts in my kitty that I don't recall them. I have lost readers, I was told I am jealous, I was told to be biased, I was contacted by heads of institutions... :P Some of them are 'A' Thoughts, Its a MAN MAN World, India - Just a Notion?, Insignia at IIT

Thanks Neha for helping me with identifying my controversial posts :P

Your most helpful post

That would be Chaos Theory and Fractals. I get people requesting to refer my post for their research theories and projects and it really feels good. Another post is Naming Cyclones. Helpful is not really like saving from a life threatening stuff but in gaining knowledge :)

A post whose success surprised you

The post I love your comments. It was a sticky topic to write on; but packaged with sarcasm and humor; it worked its charm. Surprised that people really enjoyed it and came clean on doing it themselves :)

A post you feel didn't get the attention it deserved 

Umm there are few of them. Posts which have a blend of sarcasm never deserve the attention because I think sarcasm is hard to understand. I don't remember any; it does not matter :)

The post you're most proud of 

Have to be Kaapi Time and Taking the Lift. I really like it when I can write about simple everyday things in life. I have written on many such topics; these two are my favorite.

Thanks Neha, it was nice to go down the memory lane and revisit some of my favorites and controversial.

33 comments:

  1. I remember all of your posts too. This is an awesome tag. It's a good feeling to think about the posts you have written under various categories :)

    It has always been wonderful reading you.

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    1. Neha,

      True, thats why I took it up, made me relive those older times. Thanks a lot; you have been reading me for quite some time; one of my oldest reader. Thanks for your encouragement and support

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  2. I remember some of these and some I don't. I have a few tags pending myself :)>

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  3. I have followed for a very long time,read most of your posts.
    Identifying a post of yours as the best will be as difficult as selecting the best song of lata Mangeshkar.
    Your blog is just too good.

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    1. Chowla sir,

      Wow! thats one heck of a compliment. Thanks so much for your support. I try my best not to contaminate my blog and I think that keeps it clean

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  4. Hi,My first time to your wonderful space. Loved reading your tag and have been reading a few posts from this tag. Sure to drop in often :)

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    1. PJ,

      Welcome and thank you. Hope you enjoy the posts

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  5. It makes me feel you have come a long way....

    mice journey..keep enjoying..

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  6. This tag sure takes you down the memory lane!! :))

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    1. Shilpa,

      It sure does :) It was too good to resist :) When am I seeing yours?

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  7. Bindu I am happy that you did this tag .I have not read most of the mentioned post. I am not yet back to my regular reading so bookmarked this post for future reading.
    Keep blogging, you are one of my most favorite :):)

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    1. Kavita,

      I feel so guilty that I have not called you yet :(

      Anyway, take your time and hope you are recovering. I know what it is; I was affected by spondylitis 4 years ago; yeah at this age! Thanks again, wonderful knowing you and having you here

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  8. Hey B , have read most of them. But Chaos Theory post was the first time read.
    This tag must be one of the most difficult ones as we have to choose from our own and I am sure all of us love our posts for some or the other reason. :):)

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    1. Ramya,

      Hope you liked chaos theory. True but felt nice revisiting some of the old ones.

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  9. B, I have not gone far back to read your older posts. I guess I'm on my fourth year in blogs from late 2008. And have been carefully following your writings since.
    I have also time and again mentioned what I feel about your postings.
    And again, I opine that you write from the heart and you must keep doing that. It dosen't matter if some are wild and angry. Remember every good writing has met resistance. And if some one cannot understand a writer like you, it tells the paucity in intellect.Another person , I have seen as unbearably passionate ( it is an accolade) in what he does is Balan. Then we have Kavitha who is honest and sincere in her posts.The pity other bloggers who are wonderful are infrequent.

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    1. Anil,

      You are one of the reader I cherish along with handful others. Its true that passionate and honest writers are rare; and we are lucky to have few common ones here. Opinions and views from such are so valuable; the encouragement and support has led me through.

      Wow! that was a compliment. Thanks Anil. Balan is another writer who is fiercly honest, bold and passionate. Sad that he tending to lose his interest. Nag him not to. Kavita's writings oozes honesty; thats what I like about her :)

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  10. And u take beautiful pictures too:-))!!!!
    Love ur header!!!!

    p.s: that tag originated from me[as in I didnt make it but I sure started it in this part of the blogosphere]....cdn't resist telling u;-D

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    1. Reflections,

      Oh! Thanks :) I try to take beautiful pictures; have to improve a lot. Thank you.

      Wow! Thanks for starting this tag..You know it is really nice to revisit old and favorite posts; this tag makes us do. :)

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  11. I will always remember you as the one who went to Costa Rica on a holiday instead of some town in the US! I still think that it is among the 5 best posts of yours!


    My preoccupation with my job at Alleppey has really taken a toll of my spare time to blog! Hope I can come back to Trivandrum soon.

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    1. Balan,

      :) The plan was in place. But Costa Rica just came out of the blue you know! The mention of rain forest and volcanoes pulled me. I am glad I made that trip.

      Hope to see you more on blog world.

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  12. Remember very well the IIT post. ut I don't think I have read all you have mentioned here.
    have a great week ahead..:)

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  13. I have tried my best to read almost all of your posts.. but I seem to have missed a few mentioned up there.. and I know for sure that they'd be interesting... so keep writing :0)

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    1. Meety,

      Haa they sure would be :) Thanks for your encouragement.

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  14. Mr. Balachandran,

    I am glad Insignia had a great time in Costa Rica. In fact, I am more glad than you. But what is this “instead of some town in the US”?. I take umbrage. USA (California) is Insignia’s second home. And, we love US of A.

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    1. SG,

      I dont think Balan meant anything offensive. He is a nature lover. And CA, yeah I carry memories of some of my best days there.

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    2. Thanks Insignia. I know you are smooth.

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  15. I would say Nepal post was the best one........

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    1. Thanks Amrit, glad you liked the set

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  16. And I did not like 'rowdy' kids post.

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