Final Nominations in Avant Garde Bloggies Awards – 2009

About 300 Participants and 700 + nominations. Pruned down finally to 300+ in compliance with rules.

Note: 1. All series posts ( For example, Part 1, 2, 3 of a travel and story post) will be treated as one.

2. One person is eligible for nominations only in three categories. For those of you, who did not respond to emails from us, I have taken decision on my own.

3. Exception to Rule 2: It is only the people with several blogs have got 4 nominations. Avdi/Ava is an exception, she had 4 different niche blogs, hence, has got 5 nominations.

4. If you see an error in names of author or any duplication, let us know. Half of you didn’t let us know about the author of the posts, we have included what we could find from the blog.

5. All posts nominated in the categories of Best Consumer Rights Post and Best Music Review Post will directly go to polls (skipping the judgment step), since there are only 5/6 valid nominations in these categories.

6. Now this is over to judges listed here. They will take 15 days. After that there will be poll. It will take some time to decide, please bear with me with patience.

Next year, process needs to be automated, this is no longer one person job. Requires a team of dedicated people and processes. Would seek help from techies next year. Thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

List of Nominations

1.1. Best Short Story Post

5 Minutes

Author: Kanagu (2 times)

The house of the SUNK (Fiction)

Author: Pal/Pallavi (3 times)

Psycho Boy Jack

Author : Pawan Maruvada

New beginning chapter 1

New beginning chapter 2: Alleyway

New beginning chapter 3: Update home

Author: Manjun


Author: Chiranjib Mazumdar

55 words or less independence

Author: Aniruddha Pathak


Silence Then

Author: Maya


Author: Sakhi

Sometimes its love not crush but still

Author: Preposterous girl

If I were a baby again

Author : Daisy Blue

Worse than total agony of being in love

Author : Ashwini Dixit

Mans Best Friend

Author : Ashwin Baindur

Secret Admirer

Author : Oorja (3 times)

Part1 – Risk analysis of Marriage

Part2 – Country roads, take me home

Author : Madhu Rao (2 times)

Why God Exists

Author : Kapil

Adrian’s Wish

Author: Saraswathan

The Homecoming

Author: Pixie (3 times)

Journal Entry #1

Author: Willowbatel

I Am A Ghost (3 times)

Author: Shail


Author Lemonytree

Plus and Minus

Author Destination Infinity


Author: Gyanban


Author: Smita Luthra

Sweet Agony

Author: Gkam

A Perfect Evening

Author: Titaxy

The Battle

Author: Blue Mist (2 times)

And Today She Has Got Married

Author: Vinu

They Should Put in Jail for That

Author: Arshat Chaudhary

Of Hands That Held and Promises Not Kept

Author: Chandni

Now I know

Author: Anubha Bhat

Nine Lives

Author: Gayatri

All in a Dayโ€™s Work

Author: Karthik

Arranged: Re-arranged

Author: Urmila Santosh

Boulevard of Broken Dreams

Author: Munish Gupta

Two stories

Author: Jon

If I were a baby again

Author: Debosmita

Death is never final part II

Author: Sujata Sengupta

1.2 Best Off-Beat Post

Wake Up Arun

Author: Ekta Khetan

Itโ€™s Fair, Let Us Discuss

Author: Kanagu

Clothes Encountered

Author: Vimal

Forgotten Heroes- Khudiram Bose and Prafulla Chaki

Author: Azad

A Day in Life of India: From Other Side

Author: Maya

Draupadi, Sita and Helen of Troy

Author: Indian Homemaker

Of Cooking, Nigella Lawson and Methods

Author: Madhavi

5 Reasons Why You Should Not Shift from blog to

Author: Vikas Gupta


Author: Abhishek Sardar

Where is Peace

Author: Chiranjib Mazumdar

What’s missing from this post?

Author: Ian in hamburg

A face in the mirror, and a voice within

Author : Pawan Maruvada

And she flied away

Author : Preposterous girl

Why is billion strong India a laggard in Sports

Author : Sandeep Bansal

How I Made Rs. 500 in 10 Minutes

Author: Anand

A Sunday for all Religions

Author : Monika Manchanda

Unharnessed thinking

Author : Smitha

I dont mind being a bitch sometimes

Author : Sraboney Ghose

Free Hugs

Author : Craftyshines


Author: Saurabh Panshikhar

I Will Lie To You If Youโ€™re An A**Hole

Author Pinochina

Day 25:: You and Me

Author: Manushee (Doodle Noodle)

My Sachin Tendulkars

Author: Deepak Gopalakrishnan

MPs are shit scared of โ€˜Sach Ka Samnaโ€™โ€ฆ & So am I

Author: Rakesh

Bimbo and other sports

Author: Ritu (2 times)

Requiem for a Country

Author: Quirky Indian

Beautiful Always

Author: Avdi

Whats in a Surname

Author: WIAN

when explain and pain go hand in hand

Author: Parzi

Oh My God!

Author: Hades

Rootless in City

Author: Aparna Das Gupta

I Want A Son

Author: Saritha (Varunavi)

Indira Priyadarshini

Author: How Do We Know

..of Vande Matharam and of dealing with bored guys..

Author Nimmy

Lessons from Dead Body

Author: Bharathi Subbarayan

Yuva Dares to Bring Open Closet

Author: Sam

Blood on my Hands

Author: Amreekandesi

X Factor: Is it Serious?

Author: Vinu

Holy Teachings of Sri Sri Farhan Rock on Akhtar Ji

Author: Dev (2 times)

Participative Democracy

Author: Destination Infinity

Illusions Optical and Otherwise

Author: Manju

Show Them No Fear

Author: Kislay Chandra

Googlees of My Life

Author: Ugich Konitari (2 times)

How Superstitious Are You

Author: Deeps

25 Years of Poison Bhopal

Author: Azad


Author: Shilpadesh

Religion Freedom and What to Kill

Author: Vishesh

Love is Blind

Author: Karthik

Neighbour did it beta

Author: Kiran Rao

Love at 64

Author: Indy

Moving On

Author: Sindhu

Roots: Enroute

Author: Chitra


Author: Partha Pratim

1.3 Best Book Review

Heroโ€™s Walk: Anita Rao Badami

Author: Bouncing Bubble

The Case of Missing Servant

Author: Smita

Review: Girl with Dragon Tattoo

Author: Couch Papaya

Mistakes, Mistakes and More Mistakes

Author: Nikhil

Book Review: Itโ€™s Not About Bike

Author: Anubha Bhat

The Palace of Illusions

Author: Mad Momma (2 times)

Constant Princess by Philipa Gregory

Author: SR/Shweta

Now Reading

Author : Quicksilver

Blue amusing blue job

Author: Udta Haathi

Two by Ana Bronte

Author : Ava Suri


Author: Tonya

Chetan Bhagatโ€™s โ€˜ Two states: The story of my marriage โ€˜

Author: Anish Thomas

Book Review: โ€œBitter Chocolate โ€“ Child Sexual Abuse in Indiaโ€ by Pinki Virani

Author: Kiran Rao

The Lost Symbol (Dan Brown) review

Author: Kaustubhb

1.4. Best Movie Review Post

Movie Changeling

Author : Arti Krishna kumar

Wake Up Sid โ€“ Movie Review

Author: Aditi Patel

Wake Up Sid Movie Review

Author: Partha Pratim

Love of the Mango People Aaj Kal

Author: Amrita

Movie Review: De Dana Dan

Author: Quicksilver!

Love Aaj Kal โ€“ Movie Review

Author: Priti Ahuja

Delhi-6 โ€“ Movie Review

Author: Rakesh (2 times)

My sister’s keeper

Author: Minal

Firaaq: Nandita Das: Well-Directed Debut

Author: Sandhya (2 times)


Author: Sahil Rizwan

Yo Adrian we did it

Author : Ankit Kanodia

Potter Ponder

Author : Rekha

Wake up Sid : Serene Serendipity

Author : Udta Hathi

Inglorious Basterds

Author : Pulkit

Harry so fine

Author : Avdi

Womens stormy coming of age

Author : Samir Padalkar

Delhi-6 exposed !!

Author : Ambika

Movie Review : De Dana Dan

Author : Mayuri Sharma

Inglorious Bastards

Author Aniruddha (

Kambhakt What

Author Vibes


Author Anish Thomas

WAR = Desire of Individuals

Author Sathish


Author: Bhargav Saikia


Author: Kaustubhb

1.5. Best Music Review Post

Share a Tune: Inspired Music in Indian Films

Author: Gauri

Delhi 6 Review

Author: Harry

Jazz all the way

Author : Arti Krishna Kumar

Soundtrack of Kaminey

Author: Bhargav Saikia

Rahman Unseen

Author Shruthi

1.6. Best How-to Post

Reinstalling Your Macintosh

Author: Odzer

How to Stop Being a Psuedo Intellectual and Start Earning Respect After Your Move to India

Author: Neo Indian

How to uninstall an Extension Plugin Addon on Google Wave

Author: Dinsan

Extracting Virgin Coconut Oil at Home

Author: Sangeeta Khanna

How to Add a Custom Header for Arras Theme

Author: Lekhni

How to Get Free Stuff from People

Author: Anand (2 times)

My Mantras to Read More and More

Author: Smita

The Advance Guide to Cutting Your Fingers

Author: Ordinary Guy (2 times)

10 Secrets

Author: Rads

upgrade your old iPod mini

Author: ian in hamburg

Assignment #26 : Mass Bunk

Author: Harsh

Being Mom How To Deal with Toddler

Author Prerna

How to Achieve Zero Figure with Minimum Fuss

Author Dreamer (4 times)

A Beginner’s Guide to ED Topa

Author Mainak

African Violets

Author Willowbatel

How to Make Girlfriend

Author DesiNinja

How To Do Nothing at Work and Still Get Paid

Author : Jay Maniar

How to make a Yash Raj Film?

Author: Tantanoo/Shantanu

Taking control of your inbox: Inbox Zero

Author: Vaibhav Gadodia

A Day in a Life of Mom (with Computer Savvy Kids)

Author: HyperMom

17 months of Antu and 4 years & 7 loooooooooooong months of Ashu.

Author: Boo

5 Ways to Combat Work-Life Blues

Author: Debosmita

1.7. Most Interesting Personal Rant Post

The Times of Fatherhood

Author: Hitchwriter/Dhiren

5 Reason Why I am more miserable than Dilbert

Author: Prateek Gupta

pull a kramer

Author: Rads

Silly Day

Author: Vimal

Are you reading a book ? Hahaha !

Author: Quakeboy

The Haunted Room

Author: Harsh

Losing my religion

Author: Calvy

Life-without fish is no life

Author: Maddie

A tweet on twitter that caused such a flutter

Author: Shalini Puthiyedam

10 things I hate about Google

Author: Robert

Mom needs to be at home

Author : Rachna Parmar

If I were a Baby Again

Author Madhu Rao

Sameer Dev’s Haridwar Trip

Author : Tejaswy

Force & Anger. Ghosts in the mind

Author : Man of Roma

Hairy tales

Author : Aquarius/Lazy Pineapple


Author : Freya

Reliving life’s lessons the easy way

Author Dr. Roshan

Speaking Up

Author Avdi/Ava Suri

Remote’ly Connected

Author Vibes

Power Estimation

Author: WIAN

What Does it Mean to be a Mother

Author: Shail

Daughter of Mine

Author: Indy

I dream bigger dreams for my motherland

Author: Neha

Slide Shows..and How

Author: Anjali

Ego & Control

Author Reema

Of Girlโ€™s Education and Marrying Early Without Education

Author: Nimmy


Author: Tantanoo/Shantanu

When will people stop stealing content

Author: Vaibhav Gadodia

My Dream of Riding a Two-Wheeler

Author: Sandhya (2 times)

Plus and Minus

Author: Destination Infinity

I Canโ€™t Write

Author: Smita Luthra

Not the BEST of Bus Rides

Author: GKam

Being Single Mother

Author: Nisha

Well Just Have to Wait

Author: Pins and Ashes

Apparently I Have Been Had

Author: Mad Momma

The Curious Case of Mr. HPU

Author: Ordinary Guy

My Thoughts

Author: Pixie

My Dear Angel

Author: Rashmi

Shaitan ki Aatma: The Hichki Katha

Author: Priti Ahuja

Saala Ek Machchar Aaadmi Ko

Author: Sourabh Biswas

But You Donโ€™t Look Married

Author: D

Peaceful Co-existence

Author: Mampi

Do You Do Home Audit?

Author: Minal

1.8. Most Humorous Post

Author : Quirky Indian


Author : Man of Roma

Synthetic sperms: Future for men?

Author: Chiranjib Mazumdar

Bahut orkut lagi hai yaar

Author: Vivek

A Guide to Passing Time Waiting for Your Flight

Author: Liana

Road Rash in Real Life

Author: Reema

Cult of the Office

Author: Dev

Time Flies, Yeah

Author: HyperMom


Author: Avada Kedavra


Author: Sahil Rizwan

How addicted are you to blogging

Author: Psych Blabber

The tribes on my frontier

Author : Ashwin Baindur

The New Karrrrrrrzzzzzzz

Author : WIAN

Cream and scum of blogging

Author : Daisy Blue

Once upon a time

Author : Ava Suri

Meet our Rock star – Ajay Bhatt

Author : Varun Nagarajan

Advice Column II

Author : Miss Kido

Rakhi ka swayamvar Aftermath

Author : Mayuri Sharma

Disclaimer all characters appearing in

Author : Preeti

The real effect of the Jaago Re anti-corruption campaign

Author: Vaibhav Gadodia

Daaru Pradesh โ€“ Gawdโ€™s Own State

Author: Tantanoo/Shantanu

Car Trouble

Author: Aparna Das Gupta

1 Socialite, 1 Entrepreneur and 1 Software Engineer

Author: Abhishek Iyengar

Kalippus and Quotations

Author: Ordinary Guy

I Will Lie To You If Youโ€™re An A**Hole

Author: Pinochina

The Life and Times of a Blogomaniac

Author: Deeps


Author: Tonya

The Name is Budhiโ€ฆ.Sucks Budhi 007

Author: Sakshi

What They Say What It Means

Author: Saraswathan

Vengeful noodles

Author: Lagunatic

Gay Pride Takes Violent Turn in Pub

Author Hades

Don’t Walk in the Store they might suck you in

Author: Anamika

A Dowry That Went Awry

Author Hitchwriter/Dhiren


Author: Ekta Khetan

Confessions of a Shorty

Author Sumeet

Boys to Men to Boys!

Author: Meira

Story of Four Idiots

Author: Neha

You Know You are in Engineering

Author: Gkam

No Excuse for No Exercise

Author: Salil

Letter long due

Author: Mandira

Born to be Fed

Author: CraftyShines

Where PA turns tapori

Author: Priti Ahuja

Butt of All Jokes

Author: Nancy

Bong Appettite

Author: Sourabh Biswas

We are Indians and so is Our English

Author: Gauri

Kahani Kahaniyon Ki

Author: Sid โ€˜Ravanโ€™

Oh, Such a Pain

Author: Titaxy

A shot gun wedding of the Goan kind!

Author: Anjali Philip

Matrimonial mish-mashes โ€“ Part II

Author Ashwathy

1.9 Best Satirical Post


Author: Abhishek Iyengar

Indiaโ€™s Future: Horrible PMS

Author: Praveen

Performance Appraisal

Author: Avionic Spanker

The Undibloggies awards โ€“ the Indibloggies for the rest of us

Author: Neo Indian

Corporate Code

Author: Partha Pratim

We are Journalists, Film Journalists

Author: Noyon

Cookies for the Damn Village

Author: Liana

Driving in Delhi

Author: Amreekandesi

Madhu Koda Knows Not Easy to Make Money

Author: Prerna

Jay Maharashtra

Author: Sourabh Biswas

Politics for Dummies

Author: Sraboney Ghosh

Pandemic Alarm

Author: Pins and Ashes

Dear Foreigner: Here is Guide to India

Author: Jammy

5 things you should never do in public

Author : Aquarius/Lazy Pineapple

Branded Crazy World

Author: Quakeboy

Kalyugโ€™s Ram Sena

Author: Amit

How to pour into a test tube from a bucket

Author : Sanjay Uvach


Author : Pulkit

Bijli ya Sex

Author : Quirky Indian

If only Julia Roberts could fight

Author : Overrated Outcast

The K factor in my life

Author : Preeti

Tweet that wasn’t

Author : Gopinath Manikurve

Ching-chongs and tootsies.

Author Dr. Roshan

Silvestri, Berlusconi and the Emperor Tiberius

Author: Man of Roma

An Open Letter to Mr. Shashi Tharoor

Author: Dreamer

Classification of Teachers

Author: Mainak

We Need More Reservations

Author Hades

10 Things abour Gandhiji (That No one ever told you before)

Author Nothingman

When I Interviewed Ambika Soni in My Dreams!

Author: Kiran Rao

The Straight Dope FAQ on Indian Elections 2009

Author: Mahendra

HNCs = E Square

Author: Shilpa Garg

Shahrukh Tweets

Author: Vinod Sharma

1.10 Best travel post

Holy trails

Author : Arti Krishna Kumar

Bali Notes

Author: Usha Vaidyanathan

Once Upon a Time in Europe โ€“ Part 3: Chateau de Chillon

Author: Vimal (3 times)

Travels: Sangama, Mekedatu & Chunchi Falls

Author: Praveen

Rolling Stones: Moss Going Nowhere

Author: Anupama

10 things I learnt about skating in Holland

Author: ian in hamburg


Author: Avada Kedavra

Going where no one with brains had ever gone before

Author: Dev

Coorg – A journey to Scotland of India

Author : Rahul / Santosh

Sarson Patal

Author : Ashwin Baindur

Mackinac Island

Author : Daisy Blue

Travel : Darjeeling, Gangtok and Nathula

Author : Nikhil


Author : Swaram

Hiking the Kalalau trail to Hanakapi’ai Beach: a rainy day perspective

Author : Couch Papaya


Author : Pixie (2 times)

Driving Down the Coramandel Coast Part – I

Author: Indian Backpacker

Summer Vacations Trip Part 1

Summer Vacations Trip Part 2

Summer Vacations Trip Part 3

Author Reema

Guwahati to Tawang…2009 (Part 1)

Author Kavita

Travel to Munnar as told

Author: TRNaren

When I Saw God in Valparai…

Author: Radz/Radha


Author: Nu

Coorg Beckons Part 1

Author: Gunjaaish

Final Sem Memories Part 1: Class Trip

Author: Nick

We are Same Same but Different

Author: Mama Mia

Pack It All In

Author: Mandira

London files

Author: Parul

Divine is the Valentine โ€“ Om Namo Narayani

Author: Janaki Gopikrishna

Israel Trip in snapshots!

Author: Vineeta

Happiness: Smiling in the face of defeat

Author: Corinne

1.11. Best Visual Post

Deccan Rock Fest 09 Amon Amarth and Textures

Author: Praveen


Author: Titaxy

25 Ridiculously Cliched Hindi Film Dialogues That Tell You Even More Clichรฉd Story of a Indian Girl

Author: Neo Indian

Bonjour eiffel euro trip 1

Author : Srivats

Iftaar Party

Author: Patricia Torres

Joru Ka Gulam Badges

Author: Indian Homemaker

The Odd Pair

Author: SR

The flowers are here

Author: Amit

Black & White

Author: Calvy/Abhi

London dreams

Author: Sahil Rizwan

Bunnies want publicity too (private)

Author : Freya

day 28:: still waitingโ€ฆ

Author: Manushee (Doodle Noodle)

Shooting A Vulture

Author: Vaibhav Gadodia

Autumn starts (wordless wednesday no. 15)

Author: Preeti Shenoy

We are same but different

Author: Mama Mia

How Obama won the Nobel

Author: Jai Iyer

Mumbai Paused

Author: Anonymous

I Am Going On A Short Break

Author: Sakshi

New Guests In Our Garden – A Bird Family

Author Sandhya (4 times)

The Multi Talented Maverick

Author: Guria

Faces of Ladakh

Author: Indian Backpacker/Lakshmi

Pani Tula An Nuani Tradition…Assamese Marriage Ritual

Author Kavita

Assassin Bugs

Author: Rocksea and Sarah

Diversity of Wildlife

Author: Sandeep R

What I Have Been Upto This Summer

Author: Home cooked

The Flame

Author: Reema

Hunted and caged

Author: Just Call me A

Sixth Day of Onam

Author: Ammupatti


Author: Cinnmint

One Face Many Expressions

Author: Munish Gupta

I Know What you did Last Summer

Author Meera Sapra (2 times)

I Love My India

Author: Swaram

1.12. Best โ€˜Culineryโ€™ Post

The Two-Minute Tikka

Author: Pal/Pallavi

Zucchini Dosa with Tomato Zucchini

Author: Couch Papaya

Gulab Jamun Recipe for Indian Cooking

Author: Srivalli

Not so Boring Potato

Author: Gunjaish

Making Rasgulle Step by Step

Author: Sangeeta

Daliya Oothappam

Author: Sangeeta

Tiramisu: A Delightful Desssert

Author: Suparna

Roseโ€™s Hearth Bread

Author: Dhanya Nambirajan

Birthday (Cheese) Cake

Author: Nupur

Cashew and Pistachio Marzipan (kajupista/katli)

Author: Jai Bee

Kadhi Chawal (3 times)

Author: Monika Manchanda

Dosa Lover

Author: Uma

Hyderabadi Dum Gosh Biryani

Author: Varunavi

Microwave Therattipal

Author: Jaya

Dolmas Stuffed Grapes Leaves

Author: Anita

Anniversary Cake

Author: Homecooked

French Macarons with Chocolate

Author: Parita

Orange Grapes Drink

Author: Ishani

Veggie Flatbread Pizza with Bean Puree

Author: Siri

Sprouts Pulao

Author: Apar

Idli Upma

Author: Shweta

Swadisht khana sakshi ke saath

Author: Sakshi

Thumbprints Cookies

Author: Mandira (2 times)

Bread Banana Pudding

Author: SJ

1.13 Best Consumer Rights Post

Mystery of Landline Connection

Author: Tarun Goel

Who is Ripping and Cheating?

Author: Madhurie Singh

Newspaper Columns for Sale

Author: Charakan

Newspaper Myths Deconstructed

Author: Sraboney Gosh

HSBC Credit Card and Unending Trauma

Author: HyperMom

Net Neutrality and Indians

Author: Indyeah

1.14. Best Poetic Post Award

Andamans Again: Part 3.75

Author: Mamma Mia

Love Sick

Author: Aditi Patel

Starved of Love

Author: Dyti Dawn

Fact of Life

Author: Gyanban

She and Him: Set me Free

Author: Nupur Phatak

My first girlfriend

Author: Aniruddha pathak

For Brave Lady

Author: Suranga

I Wrote Your Name

Author: Titaxy

In the End I Walk This Road Alone

Author: Vishesh

Anguish of Love

Author: Shuj

To Worldโ€™s Best Dad

Author: Sahaja


Author: Ozymandia Zedevander (2 times)

I Remember

Author: Mystic Margarita

Of Stars and Mice, Journeys and Beliefs

Author: Abhishek Chopra


Author: Adee

The Broken Chime

Author: Blue Mist

Good Morning Life

Author: Dew

Blog Post

Author: Khushi


Author: Urmila Santosh

Sleepy Blessing

Author: Aparna Karthik

Lost and Found Some Childish Thoughts

Author: Sujith

Her Sonโ€™s Blood

Author: Madhavi

Held Captive By

Author: Tikuli

Toota Foota

Author: Prasant Naidu


Author: Narendra

All in a dayโ€™s work

Author: Shalini Puthiyedam

Thank You Dear God

Author: Uma

The Prison of Thoughts

Author: Arpit


Author : Ashiwni Dixit

In Reassurance

Author: Usha Pisharody

The Break Up

Author : Psych Blabber

Attempt at poetry

Author : Piper

Whether Forecast

Author : Kapil

Death of a star

Author Tan

Fate of a Martyr

Author Vidya

I still love you, and itโ€™s not a clichรฉโ€ฆ

Author: Neha

If you think, you can

Author: The Solitary Writer

Michael Learns to Rock

Author Ekta Khetan


Author: Adee

The High-Way to Drive

Author: Prateek Gupta

Ode to my once slim waist

Author: Ritu

1.15. Best Tech Post

Which Webhosting Should I Take

Author: Sanjay Goel

Analyzing Twitter Lists-Follower Ratio As An Indicator Of Influence

Author: Mahendra

Google Public DNS- a ploy to get handle on the real-time pulse of the internet?

Author: Sandeep Gautam

Tweet tweetโ€ฆ blogwish!

Author: Noyon

8 Google Wave plugins you must try when you get an account

Author: Dinsan

Repair your PC using USB Utility Kit

Author: Harry Jerry

Planetary Missions

Author: Avada Kedavra

Some blogging errors bloggers should avoid

Author: Vikas Gupta

Icing for your Firefox

Author : Pulkit

Sudoku on Gmail

Author : Varun Nagarajan

Trapped in ‘Net’

Author Anish Thomas (2 times)

How to Do everything with your mobile phone

Author: Jay

1.16. Best Public Interest Post

What Matters?

Author: Swaram

Voting Reforms: the future beckons

Author: Sandeep Gautam

Whose Culture is It Anyway?

Author: Suranga

Can Red Paint Camouflage a Blood Bath? (and the Media’s cry for blood)

Author: Bala Subramanyan

Who gives India the right to complain about racial discrimination?

Author: Noyon

My experience with transgenders

Author: Bharathi Subbarayan

Insights into Domestic Violence

Author: Maya

She said her name was Nikita

Author: Gunjaaish

Sex Education Has Nothing to Do with Blue Films

Author: Indian Homemaker


Author: Kavi

Technology and Parking

Author: Ugich Konitari

Equal love

Author: Sam

A to Z of Graduate Study in US

Author: Brijesh Nair

Eye donation follow-up

Author: Gauri Gharpure

Questions asked in a Parent Interview by Pune Schools?

Author: Madhurie Singh

Satyam Truth

Author: Kanagu

Telangana- A New state is a solution?

Author: Mystery

From Copywriter to Con Artist

Author: CraftyShines

Dear Mr. President

Author: Azad

Violence against Women…

Author: Psych Babbler

Bit that I want from you

Author: Nupur Phatak

Are We an Unclean Nation?

Author: Smitha

Half plus seven and all that jazz

Author: Usha Vaidyanathan

The Real(ity) Rapists

Author: Karthik

She did not ask for the responsibility

Author: Shilpadesh

Mujhe Intezaar Hai

Author: Khushi

Is suicide the solution?

Author: Aditi Patel

Aims Using Arms

Author: Verbivorehere

Elections: Whose Choice is it?

Author: Priya

Climate Change

Author: Vishesh

Year After Mumbai Attacks

Author: Snigdha Sen

In Silence I Suffer Hidden Hurt

Author: Tikuli

Vandalism of Mumbai Wall Project

Author: Kanupriya

Is Homophobia an Alien Legacy of the Victorians?

Author : Man of Roma

What Others think about you is none of your business

Author: Quakeboy

Prejudiced Education

Author: Arpit

Club Penguin: Total Cakewalk But Still Fun to Play

Author: Leetgamer

Did I ask you to rape a social awareness poem

Author: Narendra

Aap ki abhayaantra

Author: Ashwini Dixit

Bollywood : Miles away from Bharat

Author : Sandeep Bansal

Vanishing Girls

Author : Aquarius/Lazy Pineapple

Swine Flu in India

Author : Rachna Parmar

A Glass half empty

Author : Sanjay Uvach

Links to e-services of Indian Govt.

Author : Varun Nagarajan

Slap her shes slut

Author : Freya

Am I allowed to say that ?

Author : D Bennison

Unhappy Halloween, the 1984 Delhi Riots

Author Sukhmandir

Serious Writings

Author: Willowbatel

From Copenhagen To Kerala

Author: Scorpiogenius

What Are you Wearing

Author: Desininja

Who decides the fine line between absolute and relative freedom of expression?

Author: Nimmy

Fat People Should Try to Die

Author: Nothingman

Alternative Schools in India; Some advantages and Disadvantages

Author: Uttara

All in Dayโ€™s Work

Author : Pawan Maruvada

1.17. Best Personal Post


Author: Di

We had Seasons in the Sun

Author: Jon

When Amore is Parasitic

Author: Liana

Break upsโ€ฆ.in Friendship

Author: Debosmita

All Good Things Come in Small Packages

Author: Smita

The Insanity of My Addiction

Author: Shilpa Garg


Author: Hitchwriter/Dhiren

Meeting with Senior ABS

Author: Nupur Phatak

My Raison

Author: Aparna Das Gupta

All for Kiss: Crazy Confession from Sam

Author: Sam

Final Sem Memories Part 2: College Farewell

Author: Nick

Going Back To India For Good

Author: Brijesh Nair

All about Returning to India

Author: Amreekandesi

He or She โ€“ Is it Because of Destiny or Themselves?

Author: Vinu

Indian Wife

Author: Pins and Ashes

When Life Gives You Lemons

Author: Sangeeta Khanna

Bonded Labour Day

Author: PRG

Mango Mania

Author: Chatterbox

Those Were the Days!

Author: Anubha Bhat

I love Being a Mom โ€“ No Five Ways About It

Author: Deeps

Aur Mera Popat Ho Gaya

Author: Tara

From 4 to 16

Author: Jemal Desai

Teaching is Fun

Author: Ranu Chakraborty

Marriage โ€“ Creative Duet

Author: Corinne Rodrigues

In Memory of Manni

Author: Ammupatti

If I Knew What I Know Now

Author: Minal

It was a Friday

Author: Abhishek Iyengar

When the Lights Went Out

Author: Madhavi


Author: Tikuli

Godโ€™s Chosen Gift to Us

Author: Verbivorehere

In Which She Gives You Household Hint

Author: Another Kiran in NYC

My Very First Marriage Proposal from the U.K.

Author Ashwathy

Waiting Could Be Painful

Author: Bouncing Bubble

Daddy Day Care โ€“ Lullabies

Author: Rakesh


Author: Abhishek Sardar

Those were the best days of my life-2

Author: Praveen

Love of Game

Author: Milana

I love being a MOM !

Author: Uma

Singing a silent song

Author: Arpit

Slumdogs. White Tigers. Indians.

Author: Amit

Thoughts on upcoming titles

Author: leetgamer

Shimmering memories and a leap back in time

Author: Shalini Puthiyedam

She and who she is to me

Author: Abhinav

A house-full of memories

Author: Maddie

Spies, Underwear and Other Pertinent

Author: Preeti Shenoy

Immunity for those fighting slavery

Author: Sunitha Krishnan

When you meet the creator

Author : Anand

My knight in shining armor

Author : Rachna Parmar

Sorry !

Author : Kapil

With a heavy heart

Author : Boo

I am superstitious in a funny way

Author : Preeti

Youth : boon or bane

Author : Preposterous girl

Son of a greater God

Author Dr. Roshan


Author: Tonya

My Worst Lies Are The Ones I Tell Myselfโ€ฆ

Author: Pinochina

Pedaling Thoughts

Author Madhu

Prayer of Child

Author: Marina


Author: Lost World

Of Robbers, Inspirational Teachers and Folks who forced me to do this

Author: Dreamer

Bangalore Revisited

Author Mainak

A Million Dreams Away

Author: Lemonytree

My Mother Thinks am Gay

Author: Anamika

Shit Hits the Fan

Author: Nothingman

Happy Birthday Mom

Author: Neha

1.18. Best 55er Post

Caught in Her Own

Author: Shilpa Garg

My Attempt at 55 Word Fiction

Author: Ashwathy

55 Fiction – #23

Author: Shruti

55 Words or Less Innocence

Author: Annirudha Pathak

Her Fault

Author: Shail

Payback: 55 Fiction

Author: Mystic Maragarita

Impossible is Nothing

Author: Usha

Faith and Hope: A 55er

Author: Ritu

Fiction 55: Sid, the Kid and Broken Window

Author: Sid

My War: 55 Fiction

Author: Bharathi Subbarayan


Author: Sharad Bapat

Hide and Seek 55

Author: Chandni

Fiction 55 Survival

Author: Blue Mist

The Dark Knight

Author: The Solitary Writer

Forya’s Into Cooking

Author: Shilpadesh

The Silence of the Noise

Author: Pal/Pallavi

1.19. Most Evocative Post on Parenting

Indiaโ€™s Future: Horrible PMS

Author: ART

So What Do You Buy for Your Child (2 times)

Author: Monika Manchanda

ReadyGet Set

Author: Maggie

I want I want I want

Author: Kiran/Karmic kids

Special Ones Come From the Heart

Author: Suranga

Three Generations

Author: Mad Momma

Perfect Poppin

Author: Babiesanon

Can We Hear Sobs of Tiny Voices

Author: Passionate Goof/Goofymama

To my Darling Samarth, with Oodles of Love

Author: Urmila Santosh

You Know You are a Dad When

Author: Masood

I am a bad mom are you ?

Author: Madhuri Singh

Lets Talk About Sex

Author: The Solitary Writer

Daily Dose

Author: Vandana

I Don’t Want my Child to be Obedient

Author: Smitha

2.1. Most beautiful header award :

Smita (2 times)

Indian Homemaker (IHM) (4 times)



Psych Babbler (3 times)


Solilo (2 times)

Anubha Bhat



Monika Manchanda (2 times)

Monika Manchanda โ€“ Mommy Blog



Blooms Unlimited

M. A. Rauf


The Solitary Writer




Life of our Darling Prince

Color Me Sunshine (2 times)

Avada Kedavra






2.2. Most Interesting SideBar


Psych Babbler


Indian HomeMaker (IHM) (4 times)

Monika Manchanda

Nu (2 times)





2.3. Best About Me Page :





Titaxy (2 times)

Amreekan Desi

Rakesh (2 times)


Ordinary Guy (4 times)

Blue Mist

Priti Ahuja (2 times)

Prateek Gupta




No bribe


Nimmy’s Experiment with Blogging


Avada Kedavra

About Vivek

2.4. Best blog design award:


Indy (2 times)

Prasant Naidu


Psych Babbler

Avada Kedavara


Matthew Parker

Anubha Bhat

Harsh (2 times)

Ritu (2 times)

Prateek Gupta (2 times)

Shraddha (3 times)




MayG and UTP





Blooms Unlimited

Figments of Imagination (Leo)


Pieces of Ponderings

Vikas Gupta



2.5. Best Professional Blogger

No Man’s land?

Rupa Rajgopalan

Chirag Chamoli

Rakesh Vanamali

Shefaly Yogendra


Reema (2 times)

The HR Store



2.6. Most Disciplined Blogger :

Rakesh Vanamali

Smita (3 times)


Vimal (3 times)

Indian Homemaker (IHM) (5 times)

Psych Babbler

Kanagu (2 times)


Arun Prabhudesai


Monika Manchanda

Madhurie Singh




Xpressive Thoughts


Maradhi Manni

Sujata headed to India

Any Excuse to Write



Quirky Indian



2.7. Most Networking Blogger :

Arti Krishna Kumar


The Chronic Writer




2.8. Most responsive blogger

Vimal (2 times)




Tixaty (3 times)

Indian Homemaker (4 times)

Solilo (5 times)

Swaram ( 3 times)

Dhiren (3 times)

Madhurie Singh


Avada Kedavra


No Man’s land?



My Random Thoughts



100 Responses to “Final Nominations in Avant Garde Bloggies Awards – 2009”

  1. 1 Lagunatic February 2, 2010 at 12:35 am

    Vote for me! And, I promise to be nicer to my husband…and kids for that matter ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Really, I’m just amazed at being nominated! Thank you!!!

  2. 3 BlueMist February 2, 2010 at 12:38 am

    The post title should be “The broken chime” instead of “the broken china”. Can you please correct it ? Thank you very much.

  3. 4 Pal February 2, 2010 at 12:48 am

    Thanks so much, folks, for doing such a great job on compiling all the nominations. Just a teeny tiny query here – my Fiction post (HOUSE OF THE SUNK) has appeared under ‘Best Personal Rant’. Is that where it was nominated? Please could you check for me? Thanks a ton!!

    • 5 Poonam February 2, 2010 at 12:54 am

      Yes Pal, that is what it was nominated for. Would you like to change the category? If yes, say so now since judges haven’t started right at this moment.

  4. 6 Radha February 2, 2010 at 2:51 am

    Hey Poonam! Am amazed at the amount of effort you’ve put in to compile a list like this.. Its exhaustive! I admire your hard work that’s gone into this and wish you good luck ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. 7 Smitha February 2, 2010 at 3:08 am

    Poonam, It must have been such a task putting all this together!

    And thank you for nominations.

    Also, Pal’s Post Mother’s Day’ has been mistakenly credited to me.

  6. 9 willowbatel February 2, 2010 at 5:02 am

    I got tired just looking for my nominations so I can’t imagine how many hours it must have taken for you to compile the list. Thank you very much; I’m honored to even be on the list ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. 10 tikulicious February 2, 2010 at 7:37 am

    Hi Poonam , what a commendable effort you have put. I was happy to find my name here. Read some of the posts today. Great writing. Wishing everyone the very best. It really feels wonderful to be among such fine bloggers. thanks again

  8. 11 gauri February 2, 2010 at 8:46 am


    Just this narrowed down list looks so exhaustive to me! I can’t even begin to imagine the effort gone into doing the groundwork, getting nominations, (dis)qualifying posts and shortlisting it. And doing all this voluntarily, AFTER the travails of real life takes something!

    I think you and your team deserve an award in itself. Terrific work, guys…really!


  9. 12 umsreflections February 2, 2010 at 9:48 am

    That was one helluva compilation, Poonam & Team !!! Kudos !!!

    Am greatly thrilled to see my name here !!! Hope ppl vote for me to !!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. 13 Quakeboy February 2, 2010 at 10:26 am

    Wow.. thanks.. this is my first time to have one of my blog post mentioned somewhere like this.. thank you very much..

  11. 14 lemonytree February 2, 2010 at 10:28 am

    Thanks Team…Amazing work done!!!

    Kudos from Lemonytree. It seems like you put your life into one of your dreams…Bless you!!!

  12. 15 Minal February 2, 2010 at 10:37 am


    Teriffic effort!!!
    Wow you have some patience lady and I think we should give you an award! Brilliant effort! Hats off!

  13. 16 Kiran Manral February 2, 2010 at 10:50 am

    I made the final list!!! *dances around in wild abandon*

  14. 17 Sandeep R February 2, 2010 at 10:51 am

    Thanks to whoever nominated my post!

  15. 18 Pixie February 2, 2010 at 10:57 am

    I am truly humbled to find my posts here ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thank you so much for the nominations and for adding them to the final list of posts.

  16. 19 Deeps February 2, 2010 at 11:03 am

    Hats off to you and your team,Poonam, for your patience and efforts..its commendable!

    Thank you so much for the nominations.

  17. 20 babiesanon February 2, 2010 at 11:11 am

    I had no clue! Thanks so much for my nomination!

  18. 21 Neha Kapoor February 2, 2010 at 11:21 am

    Wow Poonam! What a tremendous job. It must have been daunting.
    I’m glad to be nominated ๐Ÿ™‚
    All the best to all the wonderful bloggers.

  19. 22 Harsh February 2, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    Finalllyyyyy … ๐Ÿ˜€ … Three cheers for everyone … :mrgreen:

  20. 23 Swaram February 2, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    Thanks a lot Poonam .. just one doubt .. sorry if its silly ๐Ÿ˜›
    Am nt sure if there’s any filtering in the 2nd category .. Hypermom had nominated me for ‘Most Disciplined Blogger’. I don’t find my name in that category though.

    • 24 Swaram February 2, 2010 at 12:09 pm

      And may nt matter, but under responsive blogger, TheSongofLife and Swaram .. both same and I think 5 ppl hv nominated for me .. HyperMom, Deeps, Smithu, Anish and Solilo. Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 25 Poonam Sharma February 2, 2010 at 12:34 pm

      Added your name in Disciplined Category. No reason for filtering there.

      As for number of times a person has been nominated, can be erroneous since few volunteers while pruning did not take into account the number of times nominations happened. However, as you point out it is immaterial since it has no bearing on judgment or results.

      Thanks for pointing out the duplication. ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. 26 Rashmi February 2, 2010 at 12:28 pm

    I m elated to see my name in list..
    And what a commendable effort from you and your team…you guys truely deserve award for this work itself…
    I hope ppl vote for me ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. 27 maya / uncommon February 2, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    hey thts cool, i thought my entry wouldnt be taken into account in first place..thts wht normally happens

    dont vote for me, i dont expect to win..


  23. 28 Swaram February 2, 2010 at 1:24 pm

    Poonam, hats off to ur patience and dedication! Kudos to the team for the wonderful work!

  24. 29 Milana February 2, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    Wow I am super duper excited about my article getting nominated under the ‘Best Personal Post’ category.
    All the best to everyone and may the best win.

  25. 30 Rachna Parmar February 2, 2010 at 2:28 pm


    Extremely thrilled about the nomination of my posts. Just a small correction, author name is Rachna Parmar not Rachana Parmar. Thanks a ton for your huge effort and the encouragement.

  26. 32 Anand February 2, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    Hey, To be nominated feels grt. To be nominated thrice must mean I must be doin’ some thin’ right.

    May I point out a slight mistake, though? The name of my nominated post is ‘How I made 500 Rs in 10 minutes’. It’s 500 not 50. Inflation dropped in ur blog I see. Lol. Wud appreciate the correction. Thanx.

    On different thoughts…Goin’ thru such massive no.of blogs require a hell lotta patience and aspirins. U guys doin a grt job. Kudos. Well done. ๐Ÿ™‚

    And now I’m crossing my fingers and everything else that can be crossed and wait in anticipation. *wink.

  27. 34 scorpiogenius February 2, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    Hey, happy to find my name there! But that’s an almighty effort finding all the bloggers and putting up their lists and links..Hats off. Sure, this has taken some serious time!

    Thanks to those who’ve nominated my name and posts, under 3 categories
    # Most responsive blogger
    # Best professional blogger and
    # Best public interest blog

    Thank you, and am haaaaaaaaaaapy! ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  28. 35 D February 2, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    I finally found what I’ve been nominated for! Yay!

  29. 36 Shail February 2, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    The stupendous effort this seems to have entailed deserves appreciation. Kudos for the patience and the effort of those involved.
    I see my name up there and it is indeed gratifying. Thanks to those who nominated.

    Awesome work. Kudos once again Poonam.

  30. 37 Nu February 2, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    Great job guys ! The team rocks ๐Ÿ™‚

  31. 38 Nancy February 2, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    I’m flabbergasted at finding myself nominated especially since I havent done anything to promote myself here. Thank U!!!

    Ummm…u’ve nominated me twice under the humourous post category for the same post[once as Reflections and once as Nancy]. I have no problems about it if u dont ๐Ÿ˜€

  32. 40 Phoenixritu February 2, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    Thanks for listing me in so many categories…. for once, and I promise you it happens rarely, I am speechless.

    Need to point out one thing though : my blog comes twice in the best design – once by the name of Ritu and once by the name of Weaving a Web. Could you check that out please?

  33. 42 superindiankid February 2, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    Wow, I am nominated in so many categories.

    Thanks to the Avant Garde team. Hats off guys for the herculean task!

    How the poll needs to be done, would you let me know ?

    Thanks again

  34. 43 leetgamer February 2, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    Wooo! Nice! Thanks for nominating me!

  35. 44 VIKAS | February 2, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    Humongous task!!! All the best to everyone!

  36. 45 Ambika February 2, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    Wow!! Feel like a winner already!! Thanks a ton!! ๐Ÿ˜€
    And Kudos to u and your team!!!

  37. 46 Indian Homemaker February 2, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    This is a lot of work… !!! Thanks for including me in this list ๐Ÿ™‚

    My blog post is “Sex EDUCATION has nothing to do with blue films”. ‘Education’ is missing… Ha ha, it really is but not my in my blog title ๐Ÿ˜‰

    In 2.2 Interesting Sidebar, Indian Home maker and IHM are listed separately so my blog is mentioned twice.

  38. 48 Crazy Sam February 3, 2010 at 1:09 am

    Thanks a lot Poonam! I know this must have been really stressing for you.

  39. 49 Dr Roshan February 3, 2010 at 1:33 am

    Yeaaah !! Got nominated… like Lagunatic, I too promise.. vote for me and I promise free anaesthetic gases for a month ๐Ÿ™‚ Hey, what’d you expect from a doctor ๐Ÿ˜€

    Poonam, seriously, hats off. To go thru all those articles and narrow it down.. I bow to thee ๐Ÿ™‚

  40. 50 Srivalli February 3, 2010 at 11:38 am

    This is really awesome. Great knowing that my post has been nominated. Thank you very much. I am kind of confused on the process. The final list will again be judged? When will reader get to nominate?

    Also my post is Gulab Jamun Recipe for Indian Cooking Challenge. Do change it if you find it fit.

    Thanks again. Looks like I have some thousands of blogs to read now..

    • 51 Poonam Sharma February 3, 2010 at 11:45 am

      These posts will now be scored by two judges. Together they will select 6 best posts. These 6 posts will then be voted by the readers. Lot of work ahead.

      I did not understand your reference about Gulab Jamun recipe post? Is this a new nomination you are suggesting?

  41. 52 Anand February 3, 2010 at 11:48 am

    Hey Thanx Poonam. ๐Ÿ™‚ Btw, can U n the other judges be bribed by any chance? *Wink.

  42. 54 willowbatel February 3, 2010 at 11:59 am

    They only get to choose 6! Lol then there really isnโ€™t any chance of my winning. *sigh* well thanks for the dream of it ๐Ÿ™‚

  43. 56 gagrin February 3, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    Its a splendid gr8 work that u and ur team has put behind this!!! Thanks for accepting my nomination in Best personal post – From 4 to 16 by Author: Jemal Desai ๐Ÿ™‚

  44. 57 Gayatri February 3, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    It came as a pleasant surprise to see a ping back on the final nomination of my story NINE LIVES here.

    Thank you Pavan for your unwavering faith in my spooky story and nominating it here .It was equally thrilling to see nomination of my best friend Smita’s story SPELL here.

    Congratulations team for your perseverance and endurance to bring the contest to this stage and take it ahead.

    Good luck to all the participants. May the best entry/entries win ๐Ÿ™‚


  45. 58 kanagu February 3, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    Thanks Poonam… I am really happy to see my name in the nominated list…. hats off to all you guys who are behind this…

    its a hell of a task…

    One very small correction… in public interest post teh title is ‘Is it fair? let’s discuss’ but it was given above as ‘It’s fair.. let’s discuss’…

  46. 59 Lazy Pineapple February 4, 2010 at 12:05 am

    Wow incredible Job Poonam…I am sure it must be a tough to sift through so many posts….

    Thanks for all the hard work. I am waiting with fingers crossed now ๐Ÿ™‚

  47. 60 sakshi February 4, 2010 at 2:07 am

    For the first time I am short of words to comment :mrgreen: That was one herculean task you guys went through to compile such a list. Thanks a ton to you and all those who even thought of my posts eligible for an award. Will keep them now and won’t throw into a recycle bin ๐Ÿ˜‰

  48. 61 Rachna Parmar February 4, 2010 at 10:06 am

    Hi Poonam,

    How exactly does the polling process take place? You have said that we can spread the word for people to vote for our nominations but there is no link for any voting. Please clarify. Does the voting begin after 15 days?

    • 62 Poonam February 4, 2010 at 12:36 pm

      Rachna, first judges will further read and sift through. They will select 6 best posts in each category. After that, those 6 posts will go for polls. So yes, polls will happen at least 15 days later on Avant Garde Bloggies Blog. I will update that here when judges are finished with their work.

  49. 63 Avada Kedavra February 4, 2010 at 10:50 am

    Thanks so much Poonam for including my posts ๐Ÿ™‚ I am really happy to see my posts in the list. I am sure it must have taken a lot of time to compile this list.

    One small doubt. I had nominated my blog for these four categories:

    Best Blog Design
    Most Responsive Blogger
    Most Beautiful Header
    Best About Me Page

    but I dont see my name under “Best Blog Design”. Was there any filtering involved there or was the name not included by chance? Can you please add my blog under that category (if it wasnt filtered out) ?

    Thank you!

  50. 65 Dev February 4, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    Thanks Poonam. Thanks for the nominations. ๐Ÿ™‚

  51. 66 Milana February 4, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    Hi Poonam,
    I wanted to know if there will be a winner in each category or there will be one winner irrespective of the category as you mentioned that only 6 posts will go to the poll.

  52. 68 Nimmy February 4, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    About 300 Participants and 700 + nominations

    Gosh, thats a tiring long list..Kudos to Poonam and Team..

    Best of luck (for myself) ๐Ÿ˜‰ I hope i will win at least one award this time..

    Good luck to every best post out there..Its a great chance to meet new people and have a glimpse of their thoughts..Good work Poonam

  53. 69 shraddha February 4, 2010 at 8:58 pm

    my name is written in two different spellings on best blog design..i got nominated 3 times actually..

  54. 71 Vani February 4, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    what r these awards . how can i get my blog into this?

  55. 72 Priti February 5, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    Thanks for the nominations! ๐Ÿ˜€

    and… I appear twice in the ‘best about me’ category…

  56. 73 Pins N Ashes February 6, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    Kudos to ur Effort Poonam…. mindblowing, so many posts!

  57. 74 arshat February 7, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    Hey, My name has been mispelt. Kindly change my surname from Chowdhary to Chaudhary.

  58. 75 Shweta February 8, 2010 at 7:34 am

    oo! I am thrilled – thanks for nominating…

  59. 76 Urmi February 8, 2010 at 11:12 am

    YOU deserve the biggest award for putting all this together. KUDOS poonam !!!! And it is nice to see my posts here !! :):)

  60. 77 museditions February 8, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    Poonam, I’m amazed at all the work you are doing here, as you did last year. I am enjoying reading all my assigned posts, and honored to be a judge. It’s a pleasure to read such quality writing. Cheers to you for putting this on!

  61. 78 Rupa February 10, 2010 at 9:52 am

    Yipeee!!! My blog finally is part of the race ๐Ÿ™‚

  62. 79 Sandeep Bansal February 10, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    I had nominated two posts and both were selected for the second round. I am really glad to hear that. May the best blogger win.

  63. 80 Shefaly February 17, 2010 at 3:20 am

    Poonam: I had been wondering a while why I get traffic from your blog. Now I know. Thank you to whomever nominated my blog in the Professional Blogger category! Thanks for organising this enormous effort, year after year, Poonam. Thanks.

  64. 81 Anu February 17, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    Hey my surname is wrongly spelled. It’s “Bhat”. ๐Ÿ™‚

  65. 82 Anu February 17, 2010 at 9:12 pm

    And thanks a ton for the nomination!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  66. 83 UmaS February 19, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    Are the judges done with the scrutiny ????

    The suspense is killing….

  67. 84 Indy February 19, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    OMG! OMG! OMG! I am staring in excited disbelief that my blog has been nominated in so many different categories! Wow!!!! Thanks to all that nominated my blog!!!! And Thank You Poonam for the huge effort you and your team are making to hold these awards! ๐Ÿ™‚

    But Most of all thank you for accepting all three of my son’s Short story posts,very happy about that!And…by the way his “blogger ID” name is Majnun…Please if that could be corrected, I’d be glad!

  68. 85 Indy February 19, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    And I don’t know how I missed this post all these days…sorry!

  69. 86 Praveen February 22, 2010 at 1:52 am

    pleasantly surprised to see myself nominated under 3 categories!!!

  70. 87 Nimmy February 22, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    How you doing Poonam..No news from you,apart from Award stuff..Hope you are fine..Take care..

  71. 88 Anand February 23, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    Sakshi is short of words? Let this be the only place where this miracle has happened. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Hey Poonam, when will the ultimate winner be announced? or r we done?

    • 89 Poonam Sharma March 1, 2010 at 6:05 pm

      No, Anand, we are not done yet.

      Most of the judges have sent me scores of 6 best posts in each category. Except two judges, that is. As soon as they send me, we will have polls in each category on best 6 best posts.

      Sorry about the delay.

  72. 90 Leo February 24, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    ohh… my blog is up for an Avant Garde.. thanks! ๐Ÿ™‚

    the blog name is Figments of Imagination, not Imaginatiom.. could u please correct? or put it to my name maybe?

    I blog under the pen name Leo.

    thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  73. 91 Gyanban February 26, 2010 at 8:30 am

    Thanks for the nominations.!

  74. 92 Sahaja March 20, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    heyyy I am nominated too ๐Ÿ™‚ I am sooo happy!!

  75. 93 Patricia Torres March 22, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    This is such an awesome list… Gosh!! how long did it take you guys to put this together.. Hats off to the lovely list and the dedication and love towards blogging…

    I am shocked, surprised… thrilled… and soooooooooooooooooo humbled & honoured to be on this list…

    Thank you!! thank you!!

  76. 94 Magik March 23, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    wonderful. best lucks to all nominees. may the best one win!

  77. 95 April 29, 2010 at 10:59 am

    wowowoww very nice articles Final Nominations in Avant Garde Bloggies Awards โ€“ 2009

  1. 1 Tingles In A Bad Way « Willowbatel's Blog Trackback on February 2, 2010 at 5:55 am
  2. 2 Final Nominations in Avant Garde Bloggies Awards โ€“ 2009 « Silent Expressions Trackback on February 2, 2010 at 12:41 pm
  3. 3 Nominated! « And the Music plays! Trackback on February 2, 2010 at 3:58 pm
  4. 4 Made it to Avant Garde Bloggies Awards 1st cut « Something and Nothing Trackback on February 2, 2010 at 5:33 pm

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