Milestones

When I started writing online, which was about five years ago (I'm OLD!), the intention was purely entertainment. I liked the language a...

When I started writing online, which was about five years ago (I'm OLD!), the intention was purely entertainment. I liked the language and I was good at the subject. I also noticed myself improving with every single post I wrote, which was one of the main reasons I kept at it. As time progressed, my writing had reached a reasonable standard (if I say so myself) and I made a conscious decision to take it more seriously. To date, this remains to be one of the few good decisions I've ever made.

India Today : Simply Chennai (15th Nov 2010) Will post an online link the moment the website gets updated.


Ofcourse, there is no discounting the abundance of luck I've been blessed with and the awesome, awesome support from you guys - I mean, I'm a 21 year old accounting nerd! This wasn't really part of the plan, but it happened. Thanks. For everything.

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78 comments

  1. excellent way to take your writing skills to the next level.congrats and keep going

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  2. Enjoy the moment and congratulations! But some of your classic blog posts are way funnier... :D

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  3. Congrats! :) And do post the online link to the article.

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  4. Enna koduma madam idhu? please dont become another kiruba..avna madhiri torture panade..

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  5. This is great news! Congratulations!

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  6. Congrats :) I enjoy reading ur posts... good job.. keep it up...

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  7. Writing is an art... and u are great at it. About time you made this transition. Now i can expect more witty posts on more serious subjects :D

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  8. Congratulations !

    Awesomeness !!! :)

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  9. Congrats! Mogan. Periya allu annaprom engala marandudatha.

    And all this should help you when you apply for B school.

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  10. ஜமாய்ச்சிட்டேடா சட்னி ! ஆசிர்வாதம்.

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  11. errmm .. the lady in the pic isn't wearing temple is she ?

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  12. Hearty Congrats and best wishes for more such milestones :)

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  13. Congrats chutney !!! 21 and way to go !!! :) Like what Ramya said, the picture should have been more sensible :(

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  14. hi.. congrats.. great blog and great news... :)

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  15. Madammmee!!! Nennge engayoo poiteenga. Congrats!!
    Just curious, did you apply for the job or they simply hand it to you in a platter???

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  16. Chutney!!!!! Goood going Girl.... Psst Post more often...

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  17. @everyone
    thanks :)

    The original story went through quite a few changes (including the deadline being advanced!) and sruti hari was very gracious letting me get a quote from her in the last minute, and giving access to her pictures. I do understand that it wasn't exactly temple jewellery, but if it weren't for that, the piece wouldn't have made it to print, so i owe her! :)

    @SR
    A bit of both :)

    @anon
    i'm trying im trying!

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  18. Great stuff! Although it's the humor and the way of narrating that humor which is your forte, so persist in that area!

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  19. Congratulations! It was only a matter of time :)

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  20. I kinda saw this coming!

    But, the print was supposed to accompanied by some funny cartoons :)

    Thought you would get into mainstream writing as a humor column writer. But this is still awesome!

    Hearty congratulations sweets.Way to go!

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  21. Congrats and good luck!!ur writing really is top-class

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  22. என் மனமார்ந்த வாழ்த்துக்கள் சட்னி

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  23. intru than kanden ungal valai pathivai...oru pakam santhosam ungal eluthukalai padikaiyl anal marupakam siru poramaigal vanthana ...ungaluku terintha seithigalai computeril mudangi kidakum maanidargaluku eduthuraikum ungal vaarthaigal arumai ... ungal eluthu vinnaithandi sella en anbu vaalthukal ...:)

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  24. i am very proud of u my friend :)

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  25. Congrats.. Your posts inspires me to write too :) Always been following you(ur posts) :)
    Kudos to you

    Regards,
    http://frescobyme.blogspot.com

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  26. Very nice, I must say...Since I never learnt that a writer writes and not thinks about writing.

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  27. cool, keep going :) here's the link to the article, btw : http://indiatoday.intoday.in/site/Story/118768/SUPPLEMENTS/temple-jewellery-returns.html

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  29. you are old???? at 21???? that should make me extinct i guess :P. anyway, nice post. keep penning.

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  30. Lavanya,

    Here is the link.

    http://indiatoday.intoday.in/site/Story/118768/temple-jewellery-returns.html?page=0

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  31. Hi there,
    Im reading ur blogs for a while.But I would not congratulate u.I like ur blog bcos its funny and bcos of ur writing style.But I cant see neither in these kind of jwellery writing. I think more than getting serious, getting funny and unique wud make u good writer.

    Yours,
    Well wisher

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  32. hey congrats!!! i love ur writing style.it has helped me keep my sanity during a few trying times... keep it up..

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  33. Congrats! Love whatever you write! You are hilarious!

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  34. Hey! Congrats!
    I've read quite a few of your posts and love your writing style. No doubt you are going places :)

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  35. congrats.. totally agree.. with time, as u get better, it is necessary to choose whether to remain just a "for the heck of it writer" or take it more seriously.. glad u chose the latter

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  36. Some from Monty Python

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4h-wVe9a6rQ

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  37. no writing after 7 nov, and it is over a month now, too mny year-end audits?

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  38. oru masam mela aachu.. indha chutney rombo oosi pochu!!!! Fresh chutney venum..... i am hungry..

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  39. LOL. All those complaining about the lack of humour should perhaps take note of the fact that a half-page photograph of a pretty lady wearing anything but temple jewelry adorns a story titled "Temple jewelry returns". Moved deadlines and other excuses notwithstanding, that is funny and shoddy. Sorry.

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  40. I have a small business idea (publishing and all that). But I could not get ur email. I cannot give you my email id directly in this comment (because of spam and all that). So I will give an alternate disposable id of mine. fundoopanda@gmail.com Could you please respond to this email, so that we could start communication as soon as possible.

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  41. Hey! Congrats!
    I've read quite a few of your posts and love your writing style. No doubt you are going places :)

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  42. hey congrats!!! i love ur writing style.it has helped me keep my sanity during a few trying times... keep it up..

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  43. you are old???? at 21???? that should make me extinct i guess :P. anyway, nice post. keep penning.

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  44. Congrats.. Your posts inspires me to write too :) Always been following you(ur posts) :)
    Kudos to you

    Regards,
    http://frescobyme.blogspot.com

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  45. என் மனமார்ந்த வாழ்த்துக்கள் சட்னி

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  46. Congratulations! It was only a matter of time :)

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  47. @everyone
    thanks :)

    The original story went through quite a few changes (including the deadline being advanced!) and sruti hari was very gracious letting me get a quote from her in the last minute, and giving access to her pictures. I do understand that it wasn't exactly temple jewellery, but if it weren't for that, the piece wouldn't have made it to print, so i owe her! :)

    @SR
    A bit of both :)

    @anon
    i'm trying im trying!

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  48. hi.. congrats.. great blog and great news... :)

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  49. Congrats chutney !!! 21 and way to go !!! :) Like what Ramya said, the picture should have been more sensible :(

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  50. errmm .. the lady in the pic isn't wearing temple is she ?

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  51. ஜமாய்ச்சிட்டேடா சட்னி ! ஆசிர்வாதம்.

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  52. Congratulations !

    Awesomeness !!! :)

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  53. Congrats :) I enjoy reading ur posts... good job.. keep it up...

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  54. Congrats! :) And do post the online link to the article.

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