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Avant Garde Bloggies Awards’ 09: Winners

And the Winners and Runner-ups for Avant Garde Bloggies Awards are:

1.1 Best short story post



Winner: A true story of love (A candle burnt on 26/11/09)
Author: Lemonytree
Runner up: Of Hands That Held and Promises Not Kept
Author: Chandni

1.2. Best off-beat post

Winner: Draupadi, Sita and Helen of Troy
Author: Indian Homemmaker
Runner up: Yuva Dares to Bring Open Closet
Author: Sam

1.3. Best Book Review post



Winner: Book Review: “Bitter Chocolate – Child Sexual Abuse in India” by Pinki Virani
Author: Kiran Rao
Runner up: The Case of Missing Servant
Author: Smita

1.4. Best Movie Review post

Winner: Wake Up Sid Movie Review
Author: Partha Pratim
Runner up: Kurbaan
Author: Sahil Rizwan

1.5. Best Music Review post

Winner: Share a Tune: Inspired Music in Indian Films
Author: Gauri
Runner up: Rahman Unseen
Author: Shruthi

1.6.Best How-to post

Winner: How to Make Girlfriend
Author: DesiNinja
Runner up: Taking control of your inbox: Inbox Zero
Author: Vaibhav Gadodia

1.7. Most interesting personal rant post

Winner: Saala Ek Machchar Aaadmi Ko
Author: Sourabh Biswas
Runner up:
5 Reason Why I am more miserable than Dilbert
Author: Prateek Gupta

1.8.  Most Humorous post

Winner: We are Indians and so is Our English
Author: Gauri
Runner up:
1 Socialite, 1 Entrepreneur and 1 Software Engineer
Author: Abhiskek Iyengar

1.9. Best Satirical post

Winner: Driving in Delhi
Author: Amreekandesi
Runner up: The Undibloggies awards – the Indibloggies for the rest of us
Author: Neo Indian

1.10. Best travel post

Winner: London Files
Author: Parul
Runner up:
When I Saw God in Valparai…
Author: Radha

1.11. Best visual post

Winner: I Love My India
Author: Swaram
Runner up:
I Am Going On A Short Break
Author: Sakshi

1.12. Best culinary post

Winner: Gulab Jamun Recipe for Indian Cooking
Author: Srivalli
Runner up:
Not so Boring Potato
Author:
Gunjaish

1.13. Best consumer rights post

Winner: Who is Ripping and Cheating?
Author: Madhurie Singh
Runner up: Net Neutrality and Indians
Author: Indyeah

1.14. Best Poetry post

Winner: Ode to My Once Slim Waist
Author: Ritu
Runner up: For Brave Lady
Author: Suranga

1.15. Best tech post


Winner: Analyzing Twitter Lists-Follower Ratio As An Indicator Of Influence
Author: Mahendra
Runner up: 8 Google Wave plugins you must try when you get an account
Author: Dinsan

1.16. Best public interest post

Winner: In Silence I Suffer Hidden Hurt
Author: Tikuli
Runner up: Sex Education Has Nothing to Do with Blue Films
Author: Indian Homemaker

1.17. Best Personal post


Winner: If I Knew What I Know Now
Author: Minal
Runner up: Slumdogs. White Tigers. Indians.
Author: Amit

1.18. Best 55er post


Winner: Caught in Her Own
Author: Shilpa Garg
Runner up: Her Fault
Author: Shail

1.19. Most Evocative Post on Parenting


Winner: Three Generations
Author: Mad Momma
Runner up: I want I want I want
Author: Kiran/Karmic Kids

Blog awards

2.1. Most Beautiful Header award

Winner: Sahil Rizwan (Designed by Ashwin Chandran)
Runner up: Monika Manchanda – Mommy Blog

2.2. Most interesting sidebar award

Winner: Indimag
Runner up: Psych Babbler
and Indian Homemaker (IHM)

2.3. Best “About me” page award

Winner:
Amreekan Desi
Runner up: Vivek

2.4. Best blog design award

Winner: MayG and UTP
Runner up: Smita and Psych Babbler

2.5. Best Professional Blogger

Winner: The HR Store
Runner up: Rupa Rajgopalan

2.6. Most Disciplined blogger

Winner: Madhurie Singh
Runner up: Vimal

2.7. Most Networking blogger

Winner: Vimal (V-Lokam)
Runner up: Dhiren

2.8. Most Responsive Blogger

Winner: Vimal and Madhurie Singh
Runner up: Swaram

Congratulations to all the winners! With this we pull down the curtain on Avant Garde Bloggies Awards 2009.

P.S: 1. All the Avant Garde badges have been designed by Chirag, Dinsan and Sakshi.

2. Avant Garde Blog is public now. You can check the voting percentages of each category there.


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