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

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

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.

40 Responses to “Avant Garde Bloggies Awards’ 09: Winners”

  1. 1 raghavendra satish April 5, 2010 at 12:13 am

    Hey finally the winners are announced. for nexxt year i will also contest, let me see how far i can go with my writings and my blog. congracts for all those who won and for people who took intiative for this awards i would like to say

    you people simply rock.

  2. 3 Indian Homemaker April 5, 2010 at 12:14 am

    Finally 🙂 Congratulations to everybody 🙂 The organizers and the participants 🙂

  3. 4 madhuriesingh April 5, 2010 at 12:41 am

    Thank you ! My blog and I won in all 3 nominations.
    Best Consumer Rights, Most Disciplined and Most Responsive Blogger.

    Thanks to ALL for voting , we are all winners!

    Congrats to Poonam and All who did this humongous task since months now.

  4. 5 Indyeah April 5, 2010 at 1:13 am

    Congratulations to all the bloggers who participated..the winners , the runners up, the ones who made it to the final list and the ones who voted.
    Thank you:)

    Great work to the entire team behind Avante Garde. 🙂

    Have so many friends up there in the list 😀 and many good bloggers whose blogs I discovered through these awards.

    @Poonam Thanks gurl:)
    For all the words in the previous post:)

  5. 6 Indyeah April 5, 2010 at 1:24 am

    @Chirag hats off for the BRILLIANT work done for those badges!

  6. 7 tikulicious April 5, 2010 at 7:15 am

    Congratulations to all the winners.
    I participated for the first time and won a place. Thank you all who read and considered me worth it.

    Thanks Poonam 🙂

  7. 8 Kiran April 5, 2010 at 7:16 am

    YooHoo .. I won in the Best Book Review category!!! Although I’m not sure whether I deserved to – because 3 out of the 6 posts up for polls did not get a single vote; which means that the authors probably did not publicise it, or were not even aware that their post had been nominated!

    I, on the other hand, publicised it on twitter and FB; and although I implored friends and readers to read other posts before voting; I wonder how many even read my post before voting for me.

    So, I’m having mixed feelings about this victory – elation and a little doubtlet.

  8. 9 Indy April 5, 2010 at 7:36 am

    Yayyy!!!! Congratulations to all the winning bloggers!!!! :))) And Thanks for organising these awards and for putting in such a lot of effort for us all! :)))

  9. 10 Rupa April 5, 2010 at 7:50 am

    Great job Poonam! Enjoyed participating in this. Will do this year too 🙂

    The badge is only for the winner is it?

  10. 12 Rupa April 5, 2010 at 7:51 am

    I meant to ask what abt the runner up?

  11. 13 monikamanchanda April 5, 2010 at 8:06 am

    congrats to all the winners and a great round of applause for Poonam and the team

    great effort there

  12. 14 Ava April 5, 2010 at 8:20 am

    What a beautiful presentation. A big hug to you Poonam and all your associates.

    Congratulations to all the winners.

  13. 15 shail April 5, 2010 at 8:34 am

    Congrats to all winners, runners-up and participants! 🙂

  14. 16 the mad momma April 5, 2010 at 9:09 am

    🙂 wow! What a surprise. Thanks all you guys for considering me as well as voting for me

  15. 18 lemonytree April 5, 2010 at 10:37 am

    Thank you!!!.

    Thanks Poonam for all the effort.

  16. 19 Imps Mom April 5, 2010 at 10:41 am

    Congrats to all the winners!! and kudos n a round of applause to the team for a job well done!


  17. 20 Magik April 5, 2010 at 10:44 am

    congrats to all the winners. well done. keep going! looking forward to a bigger better AGB awards nxt year. hats off to poonam for pulling this off!

  18. 21 gauri April 5, 2010 at 10:44 am

    Volunteers, judges, all AG team and especially you, Poonam: appreciate how remarkably you guys saw this through. We’re aware (and you even more so) it’s been no easy task 🙂

    Congratulations to everyone, winners or otherwise.


  19. 22 Swaram April 5, 2010 at 11:19 am

    Thanks and kudos to u Poonam for doing this one. Congratulations to all the participants, winners and thanks a lot for voting for me 🙂

  20. 23 Shilpa Garg April 5, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    Congratulations to all the Winners and Runner-ups and all the Participants! 🙂
    Thank you everybody for your votes! 🙂
    Thanks a ton Poonam! 🙂
    And 3 cheers for you and your team! 🙂

  21. 24 Vikas | vikas-gupta.in | April 5, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    Congrats to all the winners!

    Thanks everyone for this wonderful effort!

  22. 25 Phoenixritu April 5, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    Hooo boy!! Two years in a row! Me is all chuffed up. My waist won!!! Thanks all who voted and Poonam, love you girl. Chirag awesome badges.

  23. 26 Ashwin Baindur April 5, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    Thank you for all the efforts and trouble, Poonam and friends! Extremely well-conducted and very fair poll.

  24. 27 kanagu April 5, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    COngrats to all the winners and kudos to Poonam and team and all for this mamooth effort.. 🙂 🙂

  25. 28 Sourabh Biswas April 5, 2010 at 9:07 pm

    Feels great to have participated and won for the first time!

    Congratulations to all the other winners!!

    And a flying kiss to Poonam for conducting a wonderful contest. 🙂

  26. 29 sakshi April 5, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    Aww…makes you realize how precious friends are. It’s such a sweet surprise for me to come up as a runner up here. I won an award for a post titled …am on a short break when I was really on a big break from blog world while the voting was going on. Poonam thanks to you and all the judges and most of all to the wonderful friends who voted for me even without giving me a chance to bully them 😥

    Thanks Chirag for the wonderful badge…am gonna definitely show this one off on my blog.

  27. 30 Solilo April 6, 2010 at 12:04 am

    Congratulations Poonam, participants & winners!

    Chirag, A-1 badges.

  28. 31 Srivalli April 6, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    Wow, That was neat. Thanks for organizing such a wonderful event! Thanks to everybody who voted for me! Yes I loved getting to know so many new and interesting blogs through this!

  29. 32 Radha April 8, 2010 at 1:57 am

    Hey Poonam! Congratulations on completing the awards this season. I admire you for the amount of work you’ve put into this. Take a bow 🙂

  30. 33 scorpria April 8, 2010 at 11:44 am

    CONGRAAATS everyone: And the jury and the people behind this, way to go!!!

  31. 34 Kiran April 12, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    Congrats to everyone! Especially, Poonam and her AGBA team for introducing many new bloggers into limelight. I am enjoying reading so many of them!

  32. 35 Man of Roma May 2, 2010 at 3:15 pm

    My greatest salutes and wishes to the winners and to Poonam Sharma and ALL the bunch around her!!

    Man of Roma

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