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Tuesday, February 28, 2006


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Blogger Meera said...

Many congrats!! That is a really very well deserved prize. I was just telling you yesterday that you should get paid for your writing:). When is the treat?

10:20 AM  
Blogger thelearner said...

Thoroughly deserved!
Well done :)

10:46 AM  
Blogger anantha said...

kalakku machi...

11:21 AM  
Blogger Aranyi said...

Wow! Congrats! Its gorgeous! Almost comparable to those Anne Geddes picture of tiny Somalian babies in a white man's palm. *shakes head at weird but appropriate comparioson* I love your blog and am currently reading backwards. Shit you're DAMN funny! And one can't even feel offended at the way you handle topical issues, the way one might with my passion. Awesome.

12:06 PM  
Blogger sunnyvijay said...


Great Job Dude, congrats, you deserve it.

1:46 PM  
Blogger Rohit said...

Congrats on the i-pod nano!!
My sympathy, though lies with the runners up. Just a paltry Rs 750 and Rs 500... not fair.

2:03 PM  
Blogger Shruthi said...

That is cooool!! Congrats! And I had not read the article, it is fantastic! :)

3:15 PM  
Blogger Vinod said...

Yup!! Huge co-incidence.. thanks a ton!! :) And treat in good time..

Thanks a lot!!


3:24 PM  
Blogger Vinod said...

Thanks!! Keep visiting!! :)

Thanks a ton!!

Thanks... and yeah, i guess that's quite rough!!

3:25 PM  
Blogger Vinod said...

Thanks!! :)

3:26 PM  
Blogger Aranyi said...

The second last one on this site.

Actually some of the pictures of black men with babies are even more striking.

Anne Geddes is this photographer who photographs babies in cutesy outfits and positions. She's featured on calendars, cards, planners, pregnancy diaries etc.

And thanks!!!

3:28 PM  
Blogger Aranyi said...

Ya ya, she has some freaky pics!!!
STILL reading your blog. I think I will die at work once I'm done with all your archives!!!

3:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

treat are there???

4:46 PM  
Blogger Srini said...

whats the point in iPod ? Nothing compares to Mahavir Optics

4:55 PM  
Blogger Sunita said...

Congrats to you!!! and I agree with rohit here, You get a iPOD and the runners-up get a crap hundred something ?? If it werent for the link to the site I would have thought you hosted it yourself :)

5:00 PM  
Blogger Vinod said...

are there..

Very true.. Mahavir rocks!! :)

hahaha.. thank god I put up the link instead of just an announcement then..

5:26 PM  
Blogger Ramanujam said...

congrats man!!! a well deserved prize for a guy whom i suppose is not at all a human...( any sense!!)
u cud better sit n blog 24x7...

6:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

gr8 well deserved !way to go
keep the crappy ones coming.v

6:15 PM  
Blogger Supremus said...

It was not only well deserved, but would have been a sacrilege if someone else had actually won it :D

Congratulations buddy - and yeah, nanao rocks totally!

6:22 PM  
Blogger sagaro said...

way to go...

7:55 PM  
Blogger Mahesh said...

Congrats GV.(heared this way of calling u nearly atleast 100 times a day.Similar to ur hit count)
Guess where?
*** ****** **** coll.
Always hopeless,

9:37 PM  
Blogger rajkingme said...

Hello vinod congrats!!!!!
You are realy an icon for ur junior sairamians..
like to continue with the bliss of ur pen...

9:37 PM  
Blogger Sheks said...

congrats dude!it's time to start singing according to varada who once said "I-pod means Naan paadaraen."

11:22 PM  
Blogger Harini said...

vindy..awesum man!ore of the kalakals only!!!
evlo treat baaki..inume naa kekamatene!!!

12:21 AM  
Blogger Gulam Hasan said...

Man u deserve it..Congrats Dude
Amazin thing to win nai hehe

12:47 AM  
Blogger Jaya said...

Whoa..ultimate kalaks.. Congrats!!!

And yes u deserve it for at least a 100 other posts too.. Way to go..Enzoyyy

12:57 AM  
Blogger Random thoughts from Chennai to Canada said...

Congrats!!Seems like you are rocking this year...the 2 quizzes at blore and iPod....Way to go Vinod!!

2:45 AM  
Anonymous Shailesh said...

Too good. You deserved it. Just the other day I was showing ur hillarious post to a friend.

Btw. I just came across another site where the writing style is similar to yours.

4:21 AM  
Anonymous Sash said...

Very well-deserved. Stumbled into your blog couple of weeks back, saw your "2005 crappy new year" post, forwarded it to friends, and now feeling good to nod my head in recognition and finally be a little "in-the-know" about blogosphere :)

Also glad to know that someone else finds the Winter Olympics ridiculous.

7:04 AM  
Blogger Vinod said...

Thanks da!!

Sure will.. thanks!!

Thanks dude!! :)

8:45 AM  
Blogger Vinod said...


Hahaha.. thanks!! :)

sairamians??? lol.. thanks anyway!!

8:46 AM  
Blogger Vinod said...

Thanks... and yeah, Varada is da man!!

Definite indha dharave treat irukku.. nee dhaan romba busy always..


8:48 AM  
Blogger Vinod said...

It's all thanks to readers like you I guess!!! Thanks for all the encouragement!! :)

Yeah, I guess!! Thanks!!

8:49 AM  
Blogger Vinod said...

Thanks!! Will check out the site soon..

Thanks!! And yeah, the winter Olympics are too boring for words..

8:52 AM  
Blogger Abhi! said...


9:25 AM  
Blogger B o o said...

WOW! Congrats dude. (trying to suppress the jealous tone!)

11:11 AM  
Blogger Hariharan said...

HI Vinod ...

COngrats on your iPOD Nano ... You deserve it !!

Keep it going ... I will be dropping into your site now and then ...


Visit my Blog @

11:11 AM  
Blogger cloud9ine said...

Congrats, man.. There seriously was no competetition possible to match/beat your new year scribble...

Totally hilarious and totally deserving

2:32 PM  
Blogger Vinod said...

Thanks da!!

@B O O
Thanks!! And y, I would be J too, if someone else had won it!! :)

2:57 PM  
Blogger Vinod said...

Thanks man.. and ya, will visit..

You are being too kind.. thanks!! :)

2:58 PM  
Blogger Struck Traveler said...

Congrats on winnin' the Nano. Correct me if I am wrong: You won a $150 (assuming the 1GB one) iPOD Nano, which is roughly around INR 6450, and the other prizes were INR 750 and INR 500. Doesn't that seem odd! Or is a Nano super cheap in your location!?

3:01 PM  
Blogger Rohit said...

Well-done, Vinod!

4:07 PM  
Blogger Mahesh said...

ur mail id plz.
i hav lots to say and ask.

6:06 PM  
Blogger Vinod said...

@struck traveller
Thanks!! And I don't really know the actual price..


Lots to say and lots to ask?? About what?? Anyway, you can mail me at vinod dot g at gmail dot com.

6:29 PM  
Anonymous squid said...

well everyone seems quite thrilled abt the nano...
why havent u mentioned that u won it for me???
u hav won it for me right stud? huh?? u werent kidding abt that and the car u promised to buy me right?? :(


7:29 PM  
Blogger Sundar said...

Great going...
I have been admiring your blog for sometime now and this seems to be the ideal prize for the way you write...

9:55 PM  
Blogger _ð!®†ß¤¥ said...

WHOOOWH!! NICE man... Congrats... and enjoy some quality music on that (demi-??)heavenly device that Apple calls an iPod.
And i DID almost hv a hernia whilst readin that 2005 post!!! ;)

1:07 AM  
Blogger A.G.Sudarshan said...

WOW!!! Good stuff!! well-deserved...

The 1st prize is like way above the other two... Mr. Ram Nagarajan would want to shoot you! :))

3:17 AM  
Blogger Vinod said...

Well, I just thought it was obvious.. :)

Thanks a ton!!

8:41 AM  
Blogger Vinod said...

hahaha.. thanks!!

Thanks, and yeah, I guess he would.. :)

8:42 AM  
Blogger harry said...

congrats daa..qnd

9:06 AM  
Blogger obsessed4life said...

congrats. continue with the good work.

9:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Vinod,

Nice writing. :) Keep it going!

Made great reading...


12:31 PM  
Blogger Archana said...

Congrats :) chanced by ur blog while bloghopping! n im glad i did that...reading ur posts really made my day...

7:47 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well Done,

Vinod Ji.

I loved those New year posts, keep them coming.

10:33 PM  
Blogger Sudhir said...

And that was me...btw. :-0

10:47 PM  
Blogger Vinod said...

Thanks da

Thanks man, keep visiting..

Thanks Archana!!

8:49 AM  
Blogger Vinod said...

Hey Chuey.. thanks man!! And finally, the inspiration provided by our friend the great ape got me an iPod!!

8:50 AM  
Blogger amIda1 said...

congrats man!

btw, you have two blogs or what? i mean one hosted on sulekha and one on blogspot? in other words where can i collect my ipod from ? ;) the cheap marketing tactic by sulekha has worked! ha ha!

10:55 PM  
Anonymous kaushik k said...

Hi Vinod,


Hope this will be the start of a long list of accolades!

I guess you should start thinking about a career in journalism.

Anyways, will extract a treat from you when I come to Chennai.

kaushik k

10:35 PM  
Blogger Eclectic Blogger said...

first time here.. Congrats..

6:48 AM  
Blogger Diana said...

cool ipod

12:08 PM  
Blogger Deppe said...

Read the other blogs in the contest. Must say it must have been an easy choice for the judges. ;-)

12:42 PM  
Blogger Niharika said...

hi.. stumbled on your blog some time back and wanted to say that it is refreshing to read something which genuinly is funny.. nice work..

10:39 PM  
Blogger vidhu said...

WOW! You so totally deserve that! Congrats!!! :-)

11:19 PM  
Blogger Sameera said...

aaa im pretty late in congratulating u

but yeah amazin thing u won there huh

good going and lots more such awesome prizes to u

keep rocking

2:59 PM  
Blogger the Monk said...


12:39 AM  
Blogger Priyadarshini said...

I tresspassed into ur blog.
Nice one...

12:41 AM  
Blogger S said...

the least i can say - well done and well deserved!!!

an iPod nano - u lucky!!! :))

am an avid ur blog...not much of a comment-person though!! :)

9:27 PM  
Anonymous Ramya said...

Hi, I came across your blog recently, loved it. Been a while since your last post. Congrats! Celebrating your nano is fine dude, but post something soon :)

3:41 AM  
Anonymous Vasanth said...

hi vinod
congrts for winning d prize. gr8 job da...all dbest...

5:10 AM  
Anonymous squid said...

dai loose, enough gloating over my iPod, put new post.

8:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

waiting for a new post...its been so long.. how bout something on the commonwealth!! ur piece on the winter olympics was wonderful..

11:34 PM  
Blogger Sandhya Ramachandran said...

Congrats!!!! That's SOOO cool!

9:44 AM  
Blogger Revathi R said...

Here's a Platinum Commet

You deserve it. But it is so nice of you to share it with all of us.

Go ahead and create many histories!!

6:05 PM  
Blogger Mahesh said...

U r very busy i hope.

No new post?
and no reply for my mail:-(

7:01 PM  
Blogger Sundar said...

Why gone into hibernation? We are all waiting for your next post eagerly

11:38 PM  
Anonymous amitken said...

yay! to you :)

1:49 AM  
Blogger sthupit girl said...

lol.. i come after ages to see you flouting this.. well i have one too.. nay nay na na na :)

kidding.. you deserve it, if for ntn else, your writing definately ... congrats!!

4:13 PM  
Blogger Siddhu said...

Dai new post!!!!!

5:24 PM  
Blogger Mahesh said...

So coming back to SAIRAM!!!!!!!!

5:16 PM  
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12:00 AM  
Blogger Gladtomeetin said...

Hey First time to your Blog !!!
Nice to know about your writings and Congratualtions :-))

4:20 AM  
Blogger Ravi said...

Congrats Da !

When is the treat ? Me back on the 3rd

10:07 AM  
Blogger Myndfcukd said...

Missing you, rather your posts.

3:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

iQuizzing yay! u suffering a writer's block?

4:00 PM  

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