Thursday, January 10, 2013

A PLEASANT SURPRISE! THIS BLOG IS NOW AMONG TOP TEN IN INDIA



DEAR ALL

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A pleasant surprise! Last evening, while going through the sources of the visitors on my blog, I found that one of them has been redirected from a website called topindiablogs.com. Sensing something, I went to the site and found my blog www.aboutreading.blogspot.com listed among the top ten blogs under the 'Books' section in India. The website is promoted by indiblogger.com, the biggest directory of Indian blogs which has currently given my blog the ranking of 61 in the scale of 1-100. 

Needless to say, I was suitably pleasantly surprised. 

I do not know what does it mean but it is always good to be noticed, even though my blog is nothing but a private, personal space taken by me in public to share views on books and reading through socio-literary criticism, poetry, culture of book exhibitions and many other intertwined aspects! (this reminds me of one of those minor but sensitive love poems of Eliot, wherein he says, 'these are my private words spoken to you in public")...

Thanks a lot for all your support, co-operation and encouragement and, of course, comments! for promoting this non-commercial, purely personal initiative!!

Best and HAPPY ‘ACTIVE’ READING’!!

Kumar Vikram

12 comments:

  1. Comments received via e-mail from Shri Nirmalkanti Bhattacharjee, Director, K K Birla Foundation:

    Great, Vikram!

    Its great news! Congrats!

    Warmly

    Nirmal Bhattacharjee

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  2. Comments received via e-mail from C S Lakshmi:

    Good for you Kumar Vikram!

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  3. Comments received via e-mail from Dr. Sunanda Den:

    Dear vikram
    Thats very good! Congratulations!

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  4. Comments received via e-mail from Shri Sachidanand Sinha:

    Your email is a new year gift to us all. May you continue to shine also looking for the anthology of your poems.

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  5. Comments received via e-mail from Prof. K Satchidanandan:

    That's exciting news. Share your joy.
    Satchida

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  6. Comments received via e-mail from Shri S R Veenesh, Assistant Director, NBT:

    Dear Vikramji

    It is something not only surprising but also very interesting. Am also glad to know that miracles can happen thus to keep ones moral boosting.
    Good Luck and best wishes

    Regards
    Veenesh

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  7. Comments received via e-mail from Ms. Subi Chaturvedi:

    Hey Vikram,

    Thanks for sharing. Many congratulations. Very proud and hope you have a wonderful year.

    Do stay in touch.
    regards,

    Subi
    --
    Subi Chaturvedi
    Filmmaker, Photographer & writer

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  8. Comments received via e-mail from Gautam Sinha:

    Congrats , this indeed is great news !

    maybe you should look at some commercial spin offs coming from this.

    Gautam

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    1. Hi! thanks. You know because of the obvious reasons (being in govt sector), I can not go commercial, but can push its non-commercial angle as its USP!

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  9. Comments received from Shri Anil Zankar, filmmaker and senior media professional via Google+:

    Anil Zankar4:12 PM
    Congratulations! It is a well deserved recognition.
    Anil.

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  10. Comments received via e-mailfrom Shri Pradeep Chhabra, Deputy Director, NBT:

    Dear Vikramji

    Many congratulation for being selected your blog top ten blogs under the Book section in india.. I wish you success and best of luck.


    with regards


    pradip chhabra

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  11. Comments received from Veena Nagpal via Linked in:

    Well deserved!
    Liked your poem 'To Phillip Larkin'

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