Avant Garde Bloggies Awards 2009: Finalists

And the finalists for Avant Garde Bloggies Awards are:

1.1. Best Short Story Post

Plus and Minus

Author: Destination Infinity

Of Hands That Held and Promises Not Kept

Author: Chandni

Sometimes its love not crush but still

Author: Preposterous girl

A true story of love (A candle burnt on 26/11/09)

Author: Lemonytree

Arranged: Re-arranged

Author: Urmila Santosh

They Should Put in Jail for That

Author: Arshat Chaudhary

1.2 Best Off-Beat Post

Unharnessed thinking

Author: Smitha

5 Reasons Why You Should Not Shift from WordPress.com blog to wordpress.org

Author: Vikas Gupta

Yuva Dares to Bring Open Closet

Author: Sam

25 Years of Poison Bhopal

Author: Azad

Draupadi, Sita and Helen of Troy

Author: Indian Homemaker

Oh My God!

Author: Hades

1.3 Best Book Review

The Case of Missing Servant

Author: Smita

Review: Girl with Dragon Tattoo

Author: Couch Papaya

Constant Princess by Philipa Gregory

Author: SR/Shweta

Two by Ana Bronte

Author : Ava Suri


Author: Tonya

Book Review: “Bitter Chocolate – Child Sexual Abuse in India” by Pinki Virani

Author: Kiran Rao

1.4. Best Movie Review Post

Wake Up Sid Movie Review

Author: Partha Pratim

Love of the Mango People Aaj Kal

Author: Amrita


Author: Sahil Rizwan

Wake up Sid : Serene Serendipity

Author : Udta Hathi

Inglorious Basterds

Author : Pulkit

WAR = Desire of Individuals

Author: Sathish

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

Extracting Virgin Coconut Oil at Home

Author: Sangeeta Khanna

How to Add a Custom Header for Arras Theme

Author: Lekhni

Being Mom How To Deal with Toddler

Author Prerna

How to Make Girlfriend 9

Author DesiNinja

How To Do Nothing at Work and Still Get Paid

Author : Jay Maniar

Taking control of your inbox: Inbox Zero

Author: Vaibhav Gadodia

1.7. Most Interesting Personal Rant Post

5 Reason Why I am more miserable than Dilbert

Author: Prateek Gupta

Pull a Kramer

Author: Rads

A tweet on twitter that caused such a flutter

Author: Shalini Puthiyedam

Daughter of Mine

Author: Indy

Saala Ek Machchar Aaadmi Ko

Author: Sourabh Biswas

Do You Do Home Audit?

Author: Minal

1.8. Most Humorous Post

Time Flies, Yeah

Author: HyperMom

Daaru Pradesh – Gawd’s Own State

Author: Tantanoo/Shantanu

1 Socialite, 1 Entrepreneur and 1 Software Engineer

Author: Abhishek  Iyengar

Gay Pride Takes Violent Turn in Pub

Author: Hades

No Excuse for No Exercise

Author: Salil

We are Indians and so is Our English

Author: Gauri

1.9 Best Satirical Post

The Undibloggies awards – the Indibloggies for the rest of us

Author: Neo Indian

Corporate Code

Author: Partha Pratim

Driving in Delhi

Author: Amreekandesi

Politics for Dummies

Author: Sraboney Ghosh

Dear Foreigner: Here is Guide to India

Author: Jammy

We Need More Reservations

Author: Hades

1.10 Best travel post


Author: Avada Kedavra

Coorg – A journey to Scotland of India

Author : Rahul / Santosh

Sarson Patal

Author : Ashwin Baindur

Travel to Munnar as told

Author: TRNaren

When I Saw God in Valparai…

Author: Radz/Radha

London files

Author: Parul

1.11. Best Visual Post

I Am Going On A Short Break

Author: Sakshi

New Guests In Our Garden – A Bird Family

Author: Sandhya

Iftaar Party

Author: Patricia Torres

Diversity of Wildlife

Author: Sandeep R

What I Have Been Upto This Summer

Author: Home cooked

I Love My India

Author: Swaram

1.12. Best Culinary Post

Gulab Jamun Recipe for Indian Cooking

Author: Srivalli

Not so Boring Potato

Author: Gunjaish

Hyderabadi Dum Gosh Biryani

Author: Varunavi

Dolmas Stuffed Grapes Leaves

Author: Anita

French Macarons with Chocolate

Author: Parita

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

For Brave Lady

Author: Suranga

I Remember

Author: Mystic Margarita

Sleepy Blessing

Author: Aparna Karthik

In Reassurance

Author: Usha Pisharody

Michael Learns to Rock

Author Ekta Khetan

Ode to my once slim waist

Author: Ritu

1.15. Best Tech Post

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

How to Do everything with your mobile phone

Author: Jay

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

Author: Dinsan

Some blogging errors wordpress.com bloggers should avoid

Author: Vikas Gupta

Which Webhosting Should I Take

Author: Sanjay Goel

1.16. Best Public Interest Post

Sex Education Has Nothing to Do with Blue Films

Author: Indian Homemaker

Year After Mumbai Attacks

Author: Snigdha SenHalf plus seven and all that jazz

Author: Usha Vaidyanathan

Is Homophobia an Alien Legacy of the Victorians?

Author : Man of Roma

Are We an Unclean Nation?

Author: Smitha

In Silence I Suffer Hidden Hurt

Author: Tikuli

1.17. Best Personal Post

When Amore is Parasitic

Author: Liana

All for Kiss: Crazy Confession from Sam

Author: Sam

If I Knew What I Know Now

Author: Minal

My Worst Lies Are The Ones I Tell Myself…

Author: Pinochina

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

Author: Dreamer

Slumdogs. White Tigers. Indians.

Author: Amit

1.18. Best 55er Post

Caught in Her Own

Author: Shilpa Garg

55 Fiction – #23

Author: Shruti

Her Fault

Author: Shail

Hide and Seek 55

Author: Chandni

The Dark Knight

Author: The Solitary Writer

The Silence of the Noise

Author: Pal/Pallavi

1.19 Most Evocative Post on Parenting

Daily Dose

Can We Hear Sobs of Tiny Voices

Author: Passionate Goof/Goofymama

Three Generations
Author: Mad Momma

You Know You are a Dad When
Author: Masood

I want I want I want
Author: Kiran/Karmic Kids

I Don’t Want my Child to be Obedient
Author: Smitha

2.1. Most beautiful header award :

Psych Babbler


Monika Manchanda – Mommy Blog

M. A. Rauf



2.2. Most Interesting SideBar

Psych Babbler


Indian HomeMaker (IHM)

Monika Manchanda



2.3. Best About Me Page :



Amreekan Desi


Avada Kedavra

About Vivek

2.4. Best blog design award:



Psych Babbler

MayG and UTP

Figments of Imagination (Leo)


2.5. Best Professional Blogger

Rupa Rajgopalan

Shefaly Yogendra

The HR Store




2.6. Most Disciplined Blogger :

Rakesh Vanamali




Indian Homemaker (IHM)

Psych Babbler



Arun Prabhudesai


Monika Manchanda

Madhurie Singh

Ugich Konitari




Xpressive Thoughts


Maradhi Manni

Sujata headed to India



Quirky Indian



2.7. Most Networking Blogger :

Arti Krishna Kumar


The Chronic Writer




2.8. Most responsive blogger






Indian Homemaker



Madhurie Singh



1. Posts in Best Musical Review and Best Consumer Rights Post category went directly for polling as nominations were few.

2. Best Disciplined Blogger and Best Networking Blogger will be decided only by voting. Therefore, more than 6 entries will be going for polls.

3. Polls, which is the final phase, start on Monday.They will be held for a week on Avant Garde Bloggies Blog.

4. Also, have decided to do away with the idea of party. Original intent was just to bestow appreciation, so that is what it will be. Also, not many souls seemed excited by the idea.

5. Two of my blogger-friends, Solilo and Indyeah had withdrawn their nominations from all categories. However,  I managed to persuade Indyeah to retain her nomination in Best Consumer Rights post category since there were not many worthy contenders there.

35 Responses to “Avant Garde Bloggies Awards 2009: Finalists”

  1. 1 Swaram March 19, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    Nice to see my post in the final list. Thanks a lot 🙂
    Congrats and gud luck to everyone here 🙂

  2. 2 Sourabh Biswas March 19, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    This is the first time any of my posts has made it to the final list. 🙂

    All the best to fellow bloggers here!

  3. 3 Vikas Gupta March 19, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    Wow, I am there too. 🙂

  4. 4 allthecrap March 19, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    Wow I made it too,cant believe…do read and if u like it vote for me for about me section. May da best men win.
    Thx again!


  5. 5 preposterousgirl March 19, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    Oh so I’m in there too.. 🙂 Thanks.. 🙂

  6. 6 Avada Kedavra March 19, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    Yay!! I made it to the finals! 🙂 Thank you 🙂

  7. 7 UmaS March 19, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    Congrats to the finalists !!! Its great !!!

    Now, waiting for the polls !!! 🙂

  8. 8 Pal March 19, 2010 at 7:52 pm

    Thank you, folks. Also THRILLED to see so many of my friends being finalists in various categories :-)))

  9. 9 Reema March 19, 2010 at 8:01 pm

    there is marks written beside one post by neo Indian

  10. 10 Reema March 19, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    I m not there!!! *swoon faint due to heart attack*

  11. 12 Ashwin Baindur March 19, 2010 at 8:38 pm

    Happy to see Sarson Patal in the travel section. All the best to everyone.

  12. 13 Dev March 19, 2010 at 8:56 pm

    About me??
    That was a surprise nomination for me.
    Though I shamelessly, did propose it myself 😉

  13. 14 Kiran March 19, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    First time ever that any of my posts made it to any shortlist 🙂 Thanks!

    An added note, many of the shortlisted posts are from not-so-well-known bloggers; but their quality is top-notch. Indian blogosphere, and Indian bloggers; are *good*. Proud to be one of ’em!

  14. 16 sangeeta March 20, 2010 at 12:30 am

    i am surprised to see myself here…am elated!!
    got a visit from this place n came searching…a happy surprise indeed.
    will surely read most of the posts nominated..

  15. 17 Indian Homemaker March 20, 2010 at 8:10 am

    Delighted and honored to see my name here 🙂

  16. 18 Madhurie Singh March 20, 2010 at 9:54 am

    That a great news, to find that my blog and I are nominated under three categories.

    I know it’s a humongous task to read and assess from a sea of blogs. Keep it up guys.


    Madhurie Singh

  17. 19 Phoenixritu March 20, 2010 at 12:18 pm

    Phew! I made it to the finals!!!! Oh wow! Yeh toh awesome hai jee!

  18. 20 Hades March 20, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    Thanks for the nomination, guys. 🙂

  19. 21 Shruthi March 21, 2010 at 1:12 am

    Thank you! feels good to be nominated.
    Good luck to everyone 🙂

  20. 23 Rupa March 21, 2010 at 11:21 am

    Am so happy to enter the finalists list… Wohooo!!

  21. 24 kanagu March 21, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    This is wonderful 🙂 🙂 congrats for finalists 🙂 🙂

  22. 25 Vee March 21, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    It was tough task guys… But we did finish it and I along with other Judges hope we have done justice to the posts.

  23. 26 shail March 21, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    Glad to be in the final list. A lot of hard work behind the scenes I am sure.
    Congrats to all the finalists.

  24. 27 Man of Roma March 21, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    It seems I am in the final list. I’m sending my best wished to all finalists! MoR

  25. 28 hypermom March 21, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    Hey even I am here!!!
    So what now?

  26. 29 Solilo March 22, 2010 at 2:36 am

    Poonam and everyone associated with the awards, Marvelous job!

    Can’t wait till the voting starts. I have lots of favorites and it’s going to be a tough job. 😀

    All the best!

  27. 30 gyanban March 22, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    This is a good collection – will need time to read all of them.But I guess it will be worth the effort.

  28. 31 lemonytree March 23, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    Thank you!!! Its a lemony feeling.

  29. 32 Indyeah March 25, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    All the very best to all the contenders! 🙂
    I have my strong favorites in each category (who are going to win I know 😀 )
    Great job Poonam and the entire team behind this initiative! You guys are great!

  30. 33 Crazy Sam March 28, 2010 at 11:46 am

    Thank you Poonam for giving us AGB Awards this year too! I’m super excited to see that I’m in the final list for four categories!

    The Return Of The Craziness

  31. 34 Usha Pisharody April 3, 2010 at 2:43 pm

    Wonderful job, organizers 🙂 And thank you for the honour 🙂

  1. 1 Avant Garde Bloggies Awards: Polls are live « Visceral Observations Trackback on March 22, 2010 at 1:53 am

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