Every one in blogosphere would tell you that each blog should have a contact page. I never put one before because I thought any one could contact me writing a comment in any of my posts.

However, when I was contacting bloggers for interviews at BaB, I felt very gawky writing my interview requests in a topical post. I realized how frustrating it can be not to find a specific contact page where you can write your messages.

It is even better to add your email address on your contact page. I am not putting my email address here for fear of spam. However, I promise, if you write here, I will get back to you ASAP.

A note on book reviews: I will be happy to review a book for you. However, I have two conditions. One, I do not want to spend timing writing a review, if I didn’t like the book. I firmly believe that is a waste of time, and also not fair for aย  nascent, upcoming book to be slammed by a lone reader who didn’t like it.ย  My second condition is, I need time. I am not a full time book reviewer/blogger, I have a painful schedule at work like every other corporate slave. At any given point of time, my reading list is painfully large, it takes time for me to clear the waiting list, get to a book and write a review. If you have patience and fortitude ๐Ÿ™‚ to bear with these conditions, I promise I will give the book a fair chance.

192 Responses to “Contact Me”

  1. 1 P.K.Jain December 17, 2007 at 5:27 am


    “EK VICHAR” hamare desh KI KISMAT BADAL SAKTA HAI” So, I request to kindly read it.


    In todayโ€™s busy life a voice is coming from everywhere ie โ€˜THRIFTNESSโ€™.

    I am a man of having a habit of saving small amount of money in small Saving Schemes and due to this my name is entered in Limca Book Of Records in the year of 1997 & 2000. Because of my this habit I have earned few profit & now it is my desire that some other people of society could also be profited.

    If in our country only 1% of the population on their respective birthdayโ€™s Could open one Recurring deposit account with an amount of Rs 50/-in Their nearest post offices for the duration of 60 Months. They should open an another account on their next coming birthday .After the completion of 60 Months they will get a MATURITY VALUE on the 61th month.

    On the other hand every month government will get a profit of Rs 50 crore For the ECONOMIC DEVOLOPEMENTAL ACTIVITIES in our country

    I have done this experiment on myself by saving money in small saving Schemes.I want to draw your kind attention of my new IDEA, and if you want to make our country economically powerful then please give this information to other people for economic social welfare, and belive me this type of regular saving practice may utilize to PREVENT POVERTY of our country.

    So I request to you kindly do needful in this way and if you require any clarification kindly mail me.

    Thanks & regards
    Mobile No. +919993025698

  2. 4 Poonam Sharma December 20, 2007 at 11:51 am

    Sounds like a good idea, do you want to open RDs for few people in need? If yes, I will. I am not sure about the actionable you require.

  3. 5 Amyth January 3, 2008 at 1:19 pm

    Ooh! … New theme… Not bad! ๐Ÿ™‚

    (Didn’t know where else to put this comment!) ๐Ÿ˜€

    Oh, it is ok place to say this. ๐Ÿ˜›

  4. 6 Anirudh January 7, 2008 at 7:05 am

    Hey just found your blog through a blog roll and it was kind of love at first sight….you have great blog… would be great to be in contact with you..

  5. 7 Poonam Sharma January 8, 2008 at 4:53 am

    @Anirudh: “and it was kind of love at first sightโ€ฆ.”

    That is very flattering comment I have heard about my blog. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. 8 Leo February 6, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    Do you blog every day ?

    How do you get information to blog something every day?

    Leo, replied in your blog. ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. 9 Aminul Islam Sajib March 29, 2008 at 8:47 am

    Good. Nice. Beautiful.
    (Is there any more words to identify this blog? Please put in.)

    Hope you shall visit mine!


    Thanks for your generous compliments about the blog. I visited your blog and also commented on it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. 10 Amit April 27, 2008 at 3:18 am

    Are you all right??? Where are you?

    Hey, rushing across states to get house thing done. I will let you know if anything materializes.

  9. 11 Falcon May 10, 2008 at 8:42 pm

    May I know why is everybody suddenly displaying the Pink pattern against my name???
    plz mam.

    I shall be highly obliged and greatly indebted to you for your kind favour. Thanking you.
    yours sincerely,

    Wait a minute ..Sincere.. .. I got a rep to protect… Cut that Sincerely…Only yours….too personal.. …So..

    yours unsincerely,

    Hey, that is new feature from wordpress. It is called Identicons. WordPress automatically generates colored icons for the commentators who do not have gravatars. To avoid it, you can sign up at gravatars.com

    Moreover, it is not pink, it is mauve. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. 12 Falcon May 13, 2008 at 8:26 pm

    What the hell…Pink or Mauve? I jus don’t like it…Nor am I going to sign up in immediate future…

    “Nor am I going to sign up in immediate future…”

    Phir ro-au mat. ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. 13 leostanley May 14, 2008 at 12:45 pm


    please blog roll me in your website


    Your new blog seems to be nice, I have blogrolled you.

  12. 14 Poonam June 6, 2008 at 6:18 pm

    Hi, I noticed you have the CRY GC charter on your blog. Thank you for supporting and spreading the word.

    Do visit the CRY blogs at http://www.childrightsandyou.blogspot.com

    Thanks for visiting by, I will look over CRY blogs. ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. 15 Sarika Kabra June 16, 2008 at 6:41 pm

    Hello Poonam

    We are a group of young Indians who have started http://www.inkfruit.com

    Itโ€™s a social site where people upload their designs for t-shirts. There is an ongoing weekly contest with prize money of Rs 20000. The winning designs are then transfer printed (not screen printed) on t-shirts made of high quality fabrics in all sizes. These are then sold on the site.

    I would really appreciate it if you could visit the site and write about it on your blog. We are a startup with limited funding, but in return I can offer you a free t-shirt of your choice from the shop section of the site. You can let me know which t-shirt you like along with the size and shipping details. I shall have it sent across to you asap.

    Looking forward to some positive response and help spreading the word about our site.

    Thanks for your time.

    Kind regards,

  14. 16 ajay tripathi July 4, 2008 at 12:00 pm

    Hi,I need to know you more …

  15. 17 YeaWo July 13, 2008 at 11:51 pm

    Hi, please consider adding the YeaWo Social Bookmarking Button to your website. YeaWo is more relavent to Indian sites compared to most of the other social bookmarking sites. You can read all the details and get the button at the following url.


    Would love to hear back from you in case you have any queries.


    Team YeaWo

    Ok, I will try to use it in future.

  16. 18 Vaibhav July 14, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    Hi, I got to this blog through a comment that you left on mine. I have to say, this blog looks interesting so far and some of the posts cover topics close to my heart (I am not much into movie reviews and stuff).

    Will be back.


    Thanks for coming by Vaibhav, I too liked your posts on your blog. I like people who are aware, spreading the awareness is great! ๐Ÿ™‚ Keep visiting!

    As for the movie reviews, I am a movie buff. But I do very few movie reviews (me a lazy soul). ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. 19 Nupur July 17, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    Hello Poonam,

    I dont remember how i came across your blog !! But i must say that you write wonderfully and i just love reading your blog.I still have to read a whole lot of archives though.


    Glad to know that you like what I write. Keep visitng then, I would like to listen more often from you. ๐Ÿ™‚

  18. 20 aneinu July 22, 2008 at 5:51 am

    Do you know how adrive compares with http://www.hotlinkfiles.com? I started using hotlinks, but I have not been completely satisfied. Today, i can’t even get in. It says, “too many connections.”

    thank you very much

    Is it just my comp, or everyone’s?

    Aneinu, I have no idea about hotlinks. I knew about Mediamax from my own bad experience. I suggest look up blogs likeTechCrunch and Web worker Daily.

  19. 21 Falcon... July 28, 2008 at 12:11 pm

    Main aur raonga?? likhte waqt pee rakhi thi kya?

    Cribbing is equivalent to rona.

  20. 22 Falcon August 10, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    Fir to is blog ka URL: http://rondrupoonam.wordpress.com hona chahiye tha….

    Poonam: you wish!

  21. 23 vimal August 12, 2008 at 7:09 pm

    I tried giving you a blog award from that link of urs. it wanted ur email id and i came in here to see if thers any. Damn !!! \
    Ok, here you go :

    I hereby present you with the “The Addicting Blog Award” !!!!

    Now be happy and smile for the rest of the day ๐Ÿ˜€

    Poonam: Vimal, I am feeling both flattered and honoured. :blushing: Thanks, blogmate! ๐Ÿ™‚ :jubilant:

  22. 24 Falcon August 17, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    So Somebody is angry….
    I am soo…. scared…..
    Actually I am sorry, If I hurt you.. lagta hai koi is baat ko dil se laga liya..

    By the way still n shout box….Very bad… Very and very bad..
    I Sent you a mail.. the least you could have done is to acknowledge that u got it…

    Why should I be angry at something so amusing. And nope, I haven’t received any email from you about the shoutbox!

  23. 25 Falcon August 19, 2008 at 1:14 am

    @ poonam

    I did send u amail.. must have gone in spam… Anyway… I’ll resend u the content in a couple of days…

    By the way u appeared as if u were hurt…And kya main tumhe ek joker lagta hoon jo mere statements tumhe kabhi amusing to kabhi useless but intresting lagte hai????

    Oye I git a rep to protect.. do char kudiyein mera bhi blog padhti hai.. yaar joker mat socho ..bacha khucha chance bhi9 chala jayega…

    I tried looking into spam, I have over 700 mails there. After first 200, I let it be. Send me anothwer email when you have time. You never put in your blog URL when commenting here, it makes it hard for me to find your blog and read. Next time when you write your comment here, include your blog URL.

  24. 26 Falcon August 22, 2008 at 9:13 pm

    hello…yaar tumhare wordpress meinn comment karne se pehle interoogation se gujarna padta hai.. upar se aap url dalne ko bolti ho.. ek baat bataoyaad karlo mera url ya addme to ur blogroll.. thank god the wordpress doen’t ask for janam kundli…

  25. 27 FALCON August 22, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    I sent you a mail..from my gmail Id … check it out… yaar that whole thing is not being shown on wordpress… so can’t actually post it there…

    I got your email. I had also selected one shoutbox, but have to put it. Last time I tried, it was distorting my sidebar. I will try agin when I get time.

  26. 28 steve September 15, 2008 at 12:58 pm


    I hope you are fine. I was looking up some sites on Google, particularly ones related to mine, and came across your
    https://alchemistpoonam.wordpress.com/ .found it out of the ordinary I must say.

    I am interested in doing business with you; basically in buying text-links on your site.

    Let me know at your earliest convenience if you are interested in hearing more.


    Steve, I will write to you soon.

  27. 29 nikhil September 18, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    i have purchased a reliance bigtv and im not satisfied with the service and moreover the reliance executives talked to us very rudly . i want them to change my set top box because it becomes very hot after the few minutes but the executive told we can go to the court or what ever we want to do we can they will not replace the set top box …..so beware of bigtv

  28. 30 nikhil September 18, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    BEWARE OF Reliance BIGTV. Dont purchase it.

    Thanks for the info. But just curious to know why did you choose my blog to write about it or you ahve ben trying to write this on all blogs across. I appreciate that you are trying to warn other consumers after your experience. Would you like to write in detail and let me know about it. I will post it on my blog.

  29. 31 falcon September 20, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    hello try changing the width values…possibly u may require to change height values too. Since I am not using wordpress I can’t be of much help…May be Ashish could help U…

    Ok, I will write to Ashish. Changing width length did not help me. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  30. 32 Oxy September 30, 2008 at 6:43 pm

    Please drop in a mail. I need to send the nominations.

  31. 33 Joel October 1, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    Hey I’ve added you to my blogroll, I guess very LONG back! Still waiting for ya to add mine as well ๐Ÿ™‚

  32. 34 Deep October 10, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    You have a great blog here and I see you post on a wide wide range of subjects.

    We’re currently running a blogger contest on our website, thought I’d drop a comment to see if you’re interested in joining in and sharing your thoughts on anything related to personal finance or investing.


  33. 35 FKhan October 17, 2008 at 4:03 am

    Hey, I came across your blog when researching for my trip to Goa that I am planning. You seem to have gone to Goa around the same time. I plan on going around 16-24th December. Was it very crowded when you went at this time? This is one thing that I am concerned about. Its too bad that Goa is so expensive at this time. You said in ur first post about Goa that you would list the hotels you stayed at and how much it cost. I could not find that info.. so can u pls tell me if u can remember?? Thanks so much

    by the way .. u have a great blog!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I am glad that you like my blog. I hope that the details I sent you, helped you. Goa, at the time you are going will BE expensive. Bargain for eberything in Goa, everything. You would be surprised with the results.

  34. 36 joseph duemer October 30, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    Hey, contact me by email about judging.


  35. 37 Lara Glew November 18, 2008 at 9:46 pm


    My name is Lara Glew. I’ve just visited your site and I was wondering if you’d be interested in exchanging links with my website. I can offer you a home page link back from my Recycling website which would be (http://www.ekamo.org/) Page Rank 2

    Your link will be placed here:
    http://www.ekamo.org/ PR2 (It`s a recycling website)

    As mentioned, your link would be placed on the site home page, not on any “links” pages which may be buried in the site somewhere.

    If you are interested please add the following information to your website and kindly let me know when itยดs ready and I will do the same for you in less than 24 hours, otherwise you can delete my link from your site.

    TITLE: Recycling
    URL: http://www.snaffleup.co.uk
    DESCRIPTION: SnaffleUp The recycling web site designed to keep useful items out of landfill.

    Or you can use the following html code:

    Recycling Site – SnaffleUp The recycling web site designed to keep useful items out of landfill.

    I hope you have a nice day and thank you for your time,

    Lara Glew

  36. 38 Asif Ahmed November 20, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    tracked down your blog from a comment of yours, where u suggested the movie, The Bucket List,
    So, thought of stopping by and say Hi, When when i landed on your blog, i read few of articles, I think i’ll visit Often, Hope to learn allot about the world.
    these days i am searching for good blogs, and i feel like a rotten apple kept in the shiny apple, hoping to be fine some day ( see i am not good at this at all, i wonder how writers co-relate things)

    Hi, Asif, I am gad to know that you liked my blog enough to come back again. ๐Ÿ™‚ And we blog without any obligation, and each blogger brings something unique to the palette. Don’t call your blog a rotten apple ever, I am sure there are good things to learn from your blog. Its against the spirit of blogging to bog your blog down with unfair expectations. Unfortunately, you have not left link to your blog here though.

  37. 39 blueandgrey November 25, 2008 at 11:17 am

    i am glad you liked my post ๐Ÿ˜€

    i love ur blog too…!

    Yeah, I was surprised to see myself on yor blogroll. Thank you for blogrolling me and appreciating my blog. This is the first time I visited your blog. Would try to visit it more often. I checked out one of your campaigns too. I will soon comment my thoughts there. ๐Ÿ™‚

  38. 40 Joel November 25, 2008 at 6:03 pm

    Hey you got my mail?!

    Yes, I sent you a reply as well. Didn’t you get it?

  39. 41 Stephanie November 28, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    Hello, I saw your name listed through a private tutors website and eventually found your blog. I am seeking a tutor for my 15 year old son who is (increduously!) failing in Science GCSE. He is currently predicted a grade G – a slip from his B grade from last year. Could you please contact me via my email to discuss the possiblity of some private tutoring to get him back up to speed? I would very much appreciate it. Kind regards, Stephanie

    Stephanie, I am not a tutor. I guess you have got the wrong person. I hope you are able to find the right tutor soon. ๐Ÿ™‚

  40. 42 devraj December 3, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    my voter ID lost ..were do i get it plzz give me solution

  41. 43 Hazel Jones December 15, 2008 at 4:00 am


    I’m Hazel Jones and I work in a company interested in blog advertising. I found your blog engaging and I’m contacting you to ask if you are interested in blog post sponsorship.

    If you are interested, kindly mail back at teamcasino[at]dcemail[dot]com, indicating the url of your blog for reference, and I’ll send you back pricing details, guidelines and processes. Looking forward to doing business with you.


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  42. 44 zo December 15, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    Hi! Poonam ,

    “Avant Garde Bloggies Awards 2008” – This is impressive!! This will definitely encourage bloggers to blog more on certain topics and templates design , which put together can be practically made useful.

    Poonam,I’d like to introduce you to a word of mouth add on called Tell-a-Friend with which visitor like me can easily share the content with friends through emails, IMs, blogs, bookmarks, facebook, twitter, myspace, etc. You can get hold of the widget from http://www.socialtwist.com once registered. This product was recently launched and I can’t seem to find a more versatile sharing engine than this ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s worth giving it a try…al da best !!
    PS. Careful with the site type you choose : )


  43. 45 brocasarea December 22, 2008 at 11:50 pm

    thanks for the awards…really appreciate your work:)…thanks once again!![reply asap:D]

    Congratulations for the award! ๐Ÿ™‚

  44. 46 shuz January 16, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    heyyy… hows u? loved the way ur blog looks!!

    Heyy, thanks, how are you? I did read your post about you being nack in blgosphere. Would love to see more of you…how are you doing? ๐Ÿ™‚

  45. 47 Nandkumar Chavan January 25, 2009 at 11:04 am

    Dear Sir/Madam
    I have purchased aquaguard gold nova amounting Rs.9590/-.from Eureka Forbes representative Mr.Suraj Kharat employee code no.9025232.who visited our home and issued him the cheque of above said amount on 22.10.2008 and he landed the aquaguard water purifier at our home on 27.10.2008 while landing he assured us bill will be sent through courier within a month but till today we have not yet received the bill for the above said purchased. My complaint no.80802928 dated 9.12.2008 which is ignored by the company totally.I tried several times through telephone and contacted to Ms.Riki,Mr.Deepak,Ms.Neelam,Ms.Parveen and Ms.Kapila but no response is given to my complaint till today.It is therefore requested that the company may be directed to issue the bill for the purchases done by us.

    Mr. chavan, this is a personal blog. I do not have any authority to get your task done, but I can guide you wehre you can find help. If the company doesn’t act even after your reminders, please take your complaint number and seek help from Consumer helpline and Adhikaar group. You will find all useful numbers and links in this post: https://alchemistpoonam.wordpress.com/2008/12/26/december-24-national-consumer-rights-day-2/

  46. 48 B K CHOWLA February 14, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    What should I do,besides blogging, to be added to your blog list?
    Look forward to your reply

  47. 49 Vikas Gupta February 20, 2009 at 10:58 am

    Check out the latest announcement on WP on comment threading and please enable it. You’ll love it. Read my comments there (if it is already published) to know why I am so excited.


  48. 50 Vikas Gupta February 25, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    Blogger Appreciation Contest


    Cannot open this link in my browser! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  49. 51 B K CHOWLA February 27, 2009 at 9:46 am

    If any of my posts have offended you or disturbed you, I am exteremly sorry as my intentions are clear You must be my grand child’s age.Howevere,please acce.pt my apologies

    Why do you feel that, Mr. Chawla? I am not at all offended.

  50. 53 shaun March 5, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    I am contacting you through this contact form as there was no email address available.If you are in interested in getting a animated banner/ logo/ header/ footer/ icons/ templates/ mascot Designs in return of blog review or guest post from your site.We can write articles for your site in returns we need text links.Also I will Do Article,Directory Submission ,press release,forum submission,social bookmarking for your site in return of blog review or guest post.Please get back to me using the email address I have entered if you would be interested in discussing this further.

    What is your Website URL?

  51. 54 BombayNinja March 20, 2009 at 6:20 am


    I came across your blog on Labnol’s India Blogs list. We are trying to build an Indian community (http://YoSamosa.com) that is vocal around a range of topics. We strongly believe that the future of publishing is crowdsourced where content is published on a distributed network of blogs.

    For now the community is exclusive and by invite only. I’m sending out the third set of invites to bloggers who might want to utilize this platform for promoting their posts. As the community grows it could expose your blog to a large user base interested in your writings.

    Follow this link: http://www.yosamosa.com/?xgi=b5UNX4L


    Ok, will consider this! ๐Ÿ™‚

  52. 55 arun March 20, 2009 at 11:36 am

    Dear Poonam

    i have been paying my emi to icici bank very much on time Recently one of the emi did not get presented in my bank althought there was sufficient balance. Inspite of going to there customer care branch & depositing my bank statement the very next day the collections department kept on harasing me for collection of emi. It finally turned out that ICICI BANK HAD GOOFED UP BY sending a wrong account no in the ecs to my banker & hence due to this technical reason the emi got returned. ICICI Bank is still insting on me paying emi amount+ overdue interest+ bouncing charges

    Arun, I think you shouldn’t pay and fight with ICICI bank. I guess if nothing works you should call consumer helpline. Please read this post to learn more: https://alchemistpoonam.wordpress.com/2008/12/26/december-24-national-consumer-rights-day-2/

    I am sorry to know you are being harrassed for no reason.

  53. 56 Vikas Gupta March 21, 2009 at 8:59 am

    Hey, I recall you are a traveller!

    I documented my river rafting trip. http://camprapidfire.wordpress.com ๐Ÿ˜€

    Visit when you have time and don’t say sorry vorry if you can’t due to lack of time. It’s okay.

    Whoa! A blog for JNU caves and a separate blog again for rafting..Why don’t you make one collective blog of your travels? I have been to Shivpuri twice. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 57 Vikas Gupta March 28, 2009 at 3:54 am

      Cant’ make a collective blog. I am thinking of it as socio-cultural value (documentation/archiving). Besides it is meant for team mates too. I’ve to keep them separate.

      I am doing offline blogging now with Windows Live writer which simplifies life and blogging to a great extent. Those photo documentation took me 6 to 10 hours to make (including the time for photo processing) and next time it will only take 3 to 5 hours thanks to some new tricks! ๐Ÿ˜€

      I am starting my virtual travel blog too! Will try to travel one country/place in a week/month and write how i felt while i was there! LOL!

      And most recently, I have joined an all-female brigade for achieving our health goals. You can join too (Roop’s initiative). http://fitnessfervor.wordpress.com. I am enjoying socialising with the females; have to soon write my inaugural post (intro plus few goals).

      OK, got your point about NOT making a collective blog. Virtual travel blog ROFL

      Yes, I saw that fitness blog, but haven’t had time to read it. I will visit it soon!

  54. 58 Kiran March 24, 2009 at 3:00 am

    Hey, I enjoy reading your posts. You and your readers might like this video that a friend sent me. It’s a Bollywood version of an iTunes spot. Keep up the good work blogging!

    – Kiran

    Thanks for the link, Kiran! I will surely watch the video. Keep coming again!

  55. 59 Staff April 4, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    Please check you information and take out the wrong one and not publish wrong information.

    It does not do good for any one

    What do you mean? What mis-information did you find here?

  56. 61 Vikas Gupta April 28, 2009 at 1:14 am

    Check out my/the latest theme! ๐Ÿ˜€

  57. 62 Vikas Gupta May 4, 2009 at 1:02 am

    Summer trek 27 may to 9 june 2009 JNU Mt. Club; you or others can come if interested; registration on 8th ;fee 2200.

    โ€œAn adventurous trek to the beautiful Pin Valley in Himachal Pradesh. Trek from Kafnoo to Guling passing through Mulling-Pistrang-Bhabha pass (4860 mts), Boldar, Gurgur, Mud and kaza. The programme also includes sightseeing in Manali.โ€ ๐Ÿ˜€


    Detailed ad is in the link if interested; else ignore.

  58. 63 Limay Hu May 5, 2009 at 7:10 am

    I am doing a project on child labour for school and i would just like to ask your permission to use this image.

  59. 64 Vikas Gupta June 9, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    I, Writer, Indiaโ€™s first literary digital magazine for aspiring writers was launched on May 22nd, 2009


  60. 66 jenelia June 10, 2009 at 12:21 pm

    Hi ,
    i am jenelia,web designer.i am promoting various blog sites by giving them free templates,logo,banners.i am not earning anything from it.just, i am trying to promote my services,if interested
    pls contact me at jeneliawatson@gmail.com

  61. 67 Vikas Gupta June 16, 2009 at 10:19 am

    JNUMC Summer trek to Bhaba Pass documentation; it has some great pics to feast your eyes!


  62. 69 Vikas Gupta June 18, 2009 at 12:32 am

    the Unofficial website of Delhi zoo by yours truly!


  63. 70 Vikas June 29, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    Hope Doll’s exam was satisfactory. ๐Ÿ™‚

  64. 71 Raj Yadav August 18, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    Hi Poonam

    ur blog now has a beautiful header. I am impressed by the creativity of the artist. My compliments


  65. 72 sandsland August 25, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    Your blog mesmerises me. Plsssssssss be in touch. sandeep@crawler.com

  66. 73 Rae Alton August 28, 2009 at 9:30 pm


    Iโ€™d like to ask you a question about your blog, but I don’t want to post it here. Could you shoot me an email? Thanks!

    Rae Alton

  67. 74 Devang Vibhakar September 17, 2009 at 1:06 pm


    At Speakbindas.com we interview people from various sectors of life.

    We have interviewed so far many bloggers for this matter. You can view all the interviews already conducted at:

    We would like to interview as well. It would be an online interview where we will mail you a file containing questions.

    Upon your consent, we move ahead.

    Devang vibhakar
    Cell: +91 96243 29206 (India)

  68. 75 Jesa McGinty September 29, 2009 at 1:43 am

    I have an idea…

  69. 76 Aridhi October 19, 2009 at 12:38 am

    Hey a contact page looks useful. I think I’ll make one for my blog too. Thanks for the idea ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 77 Poonam Sharma October 22, 2009 at 10:48 pm

      Glad you like the idea! You could also add other details like your email (may be you create one for the purpose) and add links to your social networking sites like twitter. Do you twitter? I know your Mom does since I follow her there. ๐Ÿ™‚

  70. 78 Nick October 22, 2009 at 11:20 pm

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  71. 79 Googy October 24, 2009 at 9:29 pm

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  72. 80 Aridhi October 25, 2009 at 1:25 am

    Hey ๐Ÿ™‚ sorry I didn’t see your comment reply here before. I do have a twitter set up, but I just have it so that I can follow certain people who put official, encouragement-based and need-based updates on twitter. I don’t update my own status much. I think it’s a really good way to give 1-2 line updates that can let people know how it’s going without having to do individual emails or phone calls. Even better than mass emails because your friends get to choose what updates they want to read about and how often. It’s very “western” in that sense (for want of a better description, sorry). Anyway since I don’t update it much I haven’t put it on my contact page but if I start using it more I will definitely remember your advice ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks for being so helpful!

  73. 81 Imelda miss November 3, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    hi i thank u very much for telling me all,am new in this NGO and my is about Entertainment but i don’t how to make it work.if you can teach me how to run it well

  74. 82 VIKAS |vikas-gupta.in November 6, 2009 at 10:28 am

    Poonam, my domain name is now http://vikas-gupta.in

    Please update the link here when you have time. Thanks.

  75. 84 Robin November 26, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    I didn’t understiid one thing.. you say you are well read in different subjects ,, have knowledge ,, then how r you using it?… I didn’t understood the purpose of blog

  76. 85 Phil Davies December 1, 2009 at 9:55 pm


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  77. 86 RUDEL D.MORGAN December 14, 2009 at 8:10 am


  78. 87 Nu December 20, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    Hi! Help needed…I’m unable to see my nominations comment at the main post of AGB Awards 09…

    Will it take some time to appear there or it has not been posted at all ? What is the way to know?

  79. 89 Laksh December 24, 2009 at 1:29 am

    Poonam, when does the voting phase for the AGB starr?

  80. 91 amit sharma December 27, 2009 at 1:04 am

    hi, poonam this is my first time when i am giving my views to anyone. cheton bhagat’s every novel is not only a novel. his novels are much more than a novel. he always try to give some message to youths. i read his two novels, five point someone and one night at the call centre. the both the novels are awesome. i am pursuing mba. i want to do something for school students. now a days school children’s are spoiling their life.they are smoking, they are doing everything which they should not do. u can understand what i want to say. so just suggest what i should do for this. i will really feel happy if i will be able to do anything for them . so please reply me, with your suggestions.

  81. 92 amit sharma December 27, 2009 at 1:05 am

    i will wait for your reply.

  82. 93 VIKAS |vikas-gupta.in December 28, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    If late nominations for the AGB 2009 awards are being accepted by any chance then please consider http://heartcrossings.blogspot.com for the ‘most disciplined blogger’! This single mother (desi) has probably not missed a single day of blogging since April 2005 (Even her time of publication of post is more or less identical). I regret forgetting about her! She is also my friend. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 94 Poonam Sharma December 28, 2009 at 5:14 pm

      No re, no late nominations being accepted. We are still sorting through all those of maze of nominations we have so far received. Thanks for keeping in mind anyway. I know this blog, it is a nice one. ๐Ÿ™‚

  83. 95 VIKAS |vikas-gupta.in December 28, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    Thanks for the quick reply! I will nominate her next year now. YEs, I know you know her (have seen your comments there).

  84. 96 Ajay K. Yadavalli December 30, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    I discovered your blog by chance as i was hunting for reviews of 2 States by Chetan Bhagat before buying it. I too am a newbie blogger my blog is:


    I too like to talk about almost everything under the sun, but it is just now that I have decided to put my writings on the net. Any comments/suggestions would be welcome : )

    Ajay K Yadavalli

  85. 97 Kiara January 6, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    Hi Poonam,

    I am totally in awe of how you are so up to date with your posts. Was wondering if you have started reading ‘Love, a rather bad idea’. I’d really like to know what you think of it.

  86. 98 Bharath Reddy January 9, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    Hi Chirag,

    My name is Bharath Reddy Punuru. I was looking at your website and wanted to find out if it would be possible to advertise with you. I would be willing to pay you a monthly fee just to have a link to my website in your blog roll. No need for a banner ad or anything just a link to my site in your blog roll. I donโ€™t know if you are accepting advertisers but basically I would be happy to pay just for a link.

    Please let me know if you have any questions as I assure you I am a serious and would very much like to do business with you.

    Thank you very much,

    Bharath Reddy Punuru

  87. 99 Ashwin Baindur February 2, 2010 at 9:08 am

    Hi Poonam,

    Wow! Thats some task you have taken upon yourself! All the very best!

    Also wanted to point out a few typos.

    Could you please correct my name from ”Ashvin” to ”Ashwin”. And ”Sarson Patar” to ”Sarson Patal”.

    I’m bookmarking the nominations page for good leisure reading.

    Thanks in advance.

    Ashwin Baindur

  88. 100 Sandeep February 19, 2010 at 11:27 am

    When will the result of the contest come out.

  89. 101 Ashwin Baindur February 28, 2010 at 9:13 pm

    Hi Poonam,

    If you need help with such a huge task, let me know. I’ll withdraw my nominations and give a helping hand!

  90. 103 Babita March 5, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    Dear Madam,

    I represent a very large media house and we would like to feature your blogs on our famous English language news website. If you feel interested, kindly write back at babita@individuality.in so that we could discuss this further.

    Best regards,


  91. 104 Gyanban March 24, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    just wanted to confirm if my nomination was accepted but not shortlisted….

  92. 106 Radhika April 14, 2010 at 2:28 pm

    Dear Poonam,

    Greetings from TripAdvisor, the worldโ€™s largest travel community with over 30 million reviews and opinions on 500,000+ hotels, attractions & destinations across the world.

    I wanted to connect with you regarding your blog, but could not find your Email ID here.

    Can you please send an email to my ID (rmehra@tripadvisor.com)?

    Look forward to hearing from you soon. Thx

    Warm Regards,

    Radhika Mehra

    get the truth. then go.

    If due to any reason, you donโ€™t want us to link to your blog from our website, please reply to this mail with your removal request and we will immediately remove your link.

  93. 107 Rachelle Holloway May 18, 2010 at 3:14 pm

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  95. 109 Prachi July 26, 2010 at 6:31 pm


    I am a new blogger and just came across this .

    Would like to draw your attention towards the baby steps I am taking in the blogging world.

    This is link to my blog:

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  96. 112 aparna October 12, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    Hi Poonam,

    Am taking the liberty of writing here regarding a contest for book lovers and book bloggers, which I thought you as well as your blog readers may be interested in. Contest details here: http://www.womensweb.in/top-level-documents/favourite-females.html

    Please do have a look, and participate if you find it interesting; Would much appreciate a mention of the contest on your blog, if you think it would interest your readers.

  97. 114 Aparna October 12, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    Thanks Poonam – appreciate the support!

  98. 115 praneshachar October 13, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    just surprised to see a reply to my post by poonam gupta surprised for a moment what is this status change? when it happened and blab blab …….
    when i came to contact me page of yours my above comment is with a string attched
    ” your comment is awaiting moderaton”
    hope my thinking was wrong in first case and second case why still this comment is kept after lapse of more than a year.
    nice to be here with you all I really njoy the posts people and everthing here


    • 116 Poonam Sharma October 13, 2010 at 3:11 pm

      Yes, I am still Poonam Sharma. ๐Ÿ˜€ Which comment of yours is in moderation? I do not have any moderation on. Only if someone posts too many links, wordpress hold it back and sends me notification. I generally accept them. So, am surprised which comment of yours is still in moderation, pray, please point me to it.

  99. 117 RUDEL MORGAN October 15, 2010 at 4:44 am


  100. 118 Mukta October 18, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    Hey Poonam, I read you are into instructional design?

    I am in between jobs and have actually got 2 offers into content writing and ID.

    I would like to discuss this a little more in depth.. Would be nice to hear from you.. mukta.matta@gmail.com

  101. 119 Angela November 18, 2010 at 9:25 am

    Hi Poonam,

    We read all of your blogs and love every minute of them ๐Ÿ™‚

    We just launched a website called: StylishDesi.com The concept is simple: BUY and SELL new and pre-owned ethnic wear online. How many times do you buy an expensive sari and wear it once to function? Why not sell that pre-owned sari to someone else who would love it. You can also post new items (those gifts you recieve that are just not ‘you’!)

    We also appeal to those many smaller boutiques that do not have eCommerce functionality on their site. They can use our site to appeal to the masses and post their new items online.

    We would LOVE for you to profile our new website on one of your blogs. Is this something you would be interested in?

  102. 120 ranjeet singh December 7, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    hi poonam,
    i m ranjeet. i saw ur comment on our delhi struggle blog about our painting. me and my younger bro vijay are doing bollywood style painting. since 2 yrs we have made so many posters.
    if u r interested in paintings u may contact me through mail or on mobile no. 09999629382.
    ranjeet, new delhi.

    • 121 Poonam Sharma December 7, 2010 at 7:28 pm

      Thanks Ranjeet for writing here. I have saved your number. Right now I am not in Delhi, when I come there next I’ll surely be there. Meanwhile, I will pass your number to my friends. ๐Ÿ™‚

  103. 122 Orpheus Da Silva December 8, 2010 at 12:58 am

    Hi Poonam,
    Would you be interested to join Review.in as one of the experts fpr the ‘books’ and ‘movie’ review categories? We haven’t launched the website yet but it will be doing so soon.
    Let me know.

    • 123 Poonam Sharma December 8, 2010 at 1:07 am

      Hey, thanks so much for the offer. But, I do not have enough time to write these days. I will take a rain check on the offer. Is there a remuneration involved, I might ask a couple of friends to help you out. In any case, do update me about your site. ๐Ÿ™‚

  104. 124 Orpheus Da Silva December 8, 2010 at 1:54 am

    Thank you for the swift reply.
    Will definitely update you when the website is launched.

  105. 125 Chandru December 16, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    Dear Poonam,

    How are you? My name is Chandru Bhojwani, and I am emailing with with regard to my fictional novel, ‘The Journey Of Om’ which was recently Published by Cedar Books. If you would be interested in doing a feature on the given book? Please do let me know and I’d be more than happy to send a copy of The Journey of Om across to you.

    Thank you so much for your time and I look forward to hearing from you.


    • 126 Poonam Sharma December 16, 2010 at 6:49 pm

      Hi Chandru,

      Thanks for writing to me. I checked Flipkart for your book- it seems interesting. I would love to read and review it. Just two small conditions – 1) Be liberal with time. Give me some time like 10 days to write and 2) Promise to hold no hard feelings if I don’t like it. I will email my contact details to you, should you agree. ๐Ÿ™‚

      Regards, Poonam

  106. 127 faraaz December 22, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Needed to contact you for a review of my just released novel. Do write to me on kazi.faraaz@gmail.com

  107. 129 Bhavna Rai February 8, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    Hi Poonam,

    I’d like to send you a copy of my book to review. Pls drop me a line.


  108. 130 Charu Gupta February 18, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    Hi Poonam,

    I’m an official representative of Lavasa Community on Facebook. This is regarding an invite for Lavasa Women’s Drive from Mumbai & Pune to Lavasa on 27th Feb 2011.

    2011 women will drive down to Lavasa to celebrate the spirit of Modern Woman and supporting the cause of Breast Cancer.

    I would request you to mail me at the email id provided, for a formal invitation.

    Charu Gupta
    for Lavasa

  109. 131 Camill Thiele March 2, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    I am writing from United Nations Environment Program, UNEP, and I have noticed, that you have previously supported World Environment Day (WED) by writing an article or displaying our banner.

    I hope you are also interested in also supporting WED this year, which like every year is held on June 5th, and both banners, logo, theme and other WED-info are now available on this years WED-site; http://www.unep.org/wed/index.asp

    If you have any questions donโ€™t hesitate to contact me.

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  110. 132 Arun Kumar March 5, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    Dear Poonam,

    Came across your comment on our magazine Reading Hour on Quora. Thanks a bunch! We are really happy you liked our magazine.

    We wished to check with you whether we could quote your comment on our website and facebook page (facebook.com/readinghour).

    Do let us know, and happy reading!

  111. 134 Prabhat March 12, 2011 at 9:13 am

    Hello Poonam,

    I was on your twitter page and I was wondering if you can please send me the name of creator of that magnificent piece of art that you have on the page – yellow motif with a couple embraced in a kiss.

    Also if possible can you please send a high resolution jpeg of the same?

    Thank you,


  112. 136 Arun Kumar April 11, 2011 at 2:52 pm

    Hi Poonam,

    The second issue of Reading Hour is now on the stands. Have you picked up a copy yet? Or if you email me your address, we can send across a copy to you.


    Arun Kumar

  113. 138 Nisha arppit April 16, 2011 at 7:50 pm


    Well first of all I am smiling because you n me resemble a lot, reason – “7 Things you need not know about me.” ๐Ÿ™‚

    Alright! Let me come to the point. I am a debut writer, my novel, “Trapped Wings Open Sky” has been published in february,2011. I would love if you could review my novel. It’s not a serious read,flawless and of course I dont consider myself literary yet a beginning for me .

    Please do ket me know your interest. Awaiting your reply.

    Nisha Arppit

  114. 139 Nick Gray April 25, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    Hi, from Nick in New York City. Can I pitch you on my BollyBrook remix video of “Bachna Ae Haseeno” ? http://bollybrook.com/

    I know you are not a Bollywood journalist, but as a techy person I thought you might like this. A little Jai Hind from some goras in NYC ๐Ÿ™‚

    Tell me if it’s OK to send you more info. Ideally I would love if you can link to our site from your blog or Twitter.

    And please, if you have the option, PLEASE eat some panipuri for me today. We simply don’t have any of this in New York… and I miss it dearly. Mmmm chaat.

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    p.s. The video went viral in USA and UK with over 40,000 views last week. It was mentioned in Wired Magazine’s blog and featured as a Vimeo Staff Pick. I found your site listed on labnol.org’s Directory of Top Blogs in India. So this isn’t a totally random Nigerian spam message. Hah!

  115. 140 Arun Kumar April 27, 2011 at 11:55 am

    Hi Poonam,

    I didn’t get an email from you with your address so couldn’t send across the second issue of Reading Hour to you. But finally after some delays the mar-Apr issue is available at Landmark Pune – just called and confirmed with them. Or of course will be glad to courier you a copy if you email me your details.


    Arun Kumar

  116. 141 Rishabh Singh May 7, 2011 at 2:25 am

    I just went through your wonderful blog, while I was searching some book reviews. Looks like, I’ve an interesting idea for you.

    I was searching Harsh Snehanshu’s “Oops! I fell in love!” review on your blog, which unfortunately, I couldn’t find. Well, Harsh has been in news lately since he has completed his second novel and has very recently launched a very interesting social media campaign for his second book, titled ‘The Lazy Writer’s Competition’, where he’s inviting people to suggest him the title for his next book on his fan page. It’s for the first time anybody is crowd-sourcing a book’s title in India and I think, it would be great if popular websites like yours become the first one to take his interview or comment in relation to this campaign.

    It’s a novel campaign about a novel, remember, would fetch you good hits as well. We’re doing a cover story on him in HT in June. Since it’s a social media campaign, we were looking forward to outsource it through popular blogs related to books, like yours, if reported thoroughly.

    Rishabh Singh
    Social Media Reporter
    Hindustan Times

  117. 142 puneet May 16, 2011 at 10:13 pm

    Hi i need content for my movie blog. r u interested ?

  118. 144 Arun Kumar June 7, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    Hi Poonam. The third issue of Reading Hour is out now. Hope you managed to source the second issue which came to Landmark a little late. Right now, even the third issue is at Manneys opp Landmark, but not in Landmark.

    On a separate note, Vaishali and I from Reading Hour are in Pune till Friday evening (June 10th). Wanted to know if we could hand over a few copies of the magazine for your book club.


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  121. 147 Renaissance Ronin June 30, 2011 at 11:01 am

    Hi there,

    A longtime ago, I wrote a post about Al Gore comparing himself to Mahatma Gandhi. I called him a lying hypocrite.

    You responded asking me WHO I thought to be labeled as such.

    What I meant was that I truly believe Mahatma Gandhi to be one of the most important and courageous men in the history of mankind and that some j@ck@ss of an American politician dared compare himself to him.

    I now (and have always) consider Al Gore to be a lying hypocrite.

    I know this is late in coming, and I apologize. I actually just stumbled upon your post comment as I prepare my blog for a move to a private host.

    Again, my apologies.

  122. 149 afzalhussain September 15, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    Hi Poonam,

    I’m new to your blog, so, I won’t comment on your blog so early. However, they seem interesting.

    I need a favor from you. Can you help me out posting the Creating Commons licence in my WordPress blog. I’ve the code with me, but clueless where to paste so that it get displayed on my blog (http://afzalraza.wordpress.com).


  123. 151 impulsemagazene October 22, 2011 at 10:51 am


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  124. 152 Deepa Bain October 25, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    hello! I am new in blog could you give some suggestions for my blog

  125. 153 Mayuresh October 29, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    It would be my great pleasure if you can review my book THE COMICAL SAGA. Please do reply and I will arrange to send a copy through my publishers.
    Mayuresh Pokharankar

  126. 154 garima November 1, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    Hi Poonam,

    Could you please share your mail id? Need to connect regarding a website..


  127. 155 Priyanka Vaswani November 3, 2011 at 5:10 pm

    We are looking for bloggers who would be interested in reviewing books/interacting with authors, etc. on their blogs. Let me know if you would be interested in the same. Please contact me through FB or pri_v69@hotmail.com Thanks.

  128. 156 AvantikaBahl November 14, 2011 at 11:40 am

    Iโ€™m an official representative of Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development (a CII body) . The Centre is organizing a summit on Sustainability Solutions in Delhi on 26-27 November. We need your support to promote the summit through your blogs.
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    Chief Guests for the Summit includes prominent leaders, Mr. Jayanthi Natrajan; Minister of State for Environment and Forests, Dr. Veerappa Molly; Union Minster for Corporate Affairs.
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    Please let me know how can we take this forward. Hope to hear from you soon.

    Please contact me at avantika@windchimes.co.in

  129. 158 avantika November 15, 2011 at 9:37 am

    Thanks a lot Poonam. Appreciate your help. There is change in date of the event: 25-26th November. Please share the links wherever you post.

    Just for my knowledge do you write on sustainability living, innovation, csr?

    And would you like to attend this event? I can arrange free passes for you!!

  130. 160 Neeraj Chhibba December 11, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    Dear Poonam,

    Hope you are doing good.

    Have sent you an email.


  131. 161 Garima Obrah December 31, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    H Poonami, I am writing to you on behalf of The Viewspaper regarding a major event on Twitter. If interested, please contact us at garimao@theviewspaper.net


  132. 162 Jay March 1, 2012 at 11:15 pm

    Hi Poonam

    I am looking for some creative help in writing out some articles in the art/culture space. Put me a mail if it’s something you would be interested in collaborating on – I can fill you in with the details.


  133. 163 Amit Goyal March 13, 2012 at 8:37 am


    Wanted to get in touch with you in case you help out small-time, struggling, recently published authors with a book reviews ๐Ÿ™‚

    PS: I’m one of them

  134. 164 Dhiraj Kumar April 7, 2012 at 12:47 pm

    Nice blog.

    Can you also write a review on my first book on social networking.

    Dhiraj Kumar

  135. 165 Amit Goyal April 12, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    Hey Poonam!

    Missed your mail to me because it went into spam. I wrote back to you. Do take a look.


  136. 167 Varsha June 16, 2012 at 9:52 pm

    Hi there,

    I have stumped upon your blogs while searching for super bloggers in India.
    I am launching a magazine in Melbourne. It’s targeted at Melbourne Indians.
    I would love to work with you that is of you are willing.
    I believe you would be a great addition to our team of writers.
    I would love to have your thoughts on this. Also, if you are interested, can you share with me all the topics that you love to write about.
    We are a general entertainment magazine with encapsulating various topics such as sports, movies, fashion, travel, technology, food and lots more.
    Please feel free to contact me at spat154@gmail.com

  137. 168 Dolly Saxena June 20, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    Hi Poonam,
    ‘Painted Years’, my book, releases on June 27th- can I request you to review it? Wuld be really happy if you did. Do let me know. Regards

  138. 169 Hetal August 10, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    I am doing awareness project. Will you like to be part of it?. I f you can send me your email address, I will forward you the details.

  139. 170 Amit Sharma October 9, 2012 at 5:38 pm

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    We would like to invite you to experience our services with our compliments. If you find it worthwhile, your review about us on your blog would be greatly appreciated by us. Would wait to hear from you if this would interest you. If you could let me know the place and branch convenient for you, i can do book the appointment for you. In case you need to reach me on my contacts mentioned below.

    Amit R. Sharma
    Manager | Digital Marketing
    Landphone: 022.6776.1000 | Extension: 250
    Fax: 022.67258016


    Healthy Hair – Always !

  140. 171 sakina bagsarawala October 16, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    Hi Miss.Poonam,

    I am Sakina and I work in the marketing team of The Four Fountains Spa. The Four Fountains Spa is India’s largest chain of affordable day spas and we are located across 10 cities.

    I just went through your blog and it was a wonderful read. It was something interesting and refreshing to browse through.

    I would like to invite you for a complimentary therapy at our spa. If you find it worthwhile, your review about us on your blog would be greatly appreciated by us. Would wait to hear from you if this would interest you. If you could let me know the place and branch convenient for you, i can do book the appointment for you. Incase you need to reach me my mobile number is 9820739116

  141. 172 trupti November 2, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    HI POONAM i really liked ur blog,though i know i’m really small(15) to make a comment but reading ur reviews on CHETAN BHAGAT’S books i don’t think those books r tat bad.WISH U A GOOD DAY

  142. 173 Satyen Nabar November 30, 2012 at 11:09 am

    I enjoyed going through your blog and reading your thoughts. I was wondering if I could deliver my recently released novel A bolt of lightning to you for a review. Kindly provide me with your contact details if you are interested. I am an orthopedic surgeon based in Mumbai and this is my debut novel. I would be extremely grateful if you could spare some time to go through it. You may read more about it at http://www.satyennabar.com

    Satyen Nabar

    • 174 Poonam Sharma December 16, 2012 at 8:11 pm

      Hi Satyen, Thanks for your comment. I did check your web site. I did like the premise of your book and would be happy to review it. However, I reserve my right to not to wrote about it in case I do not like it at all. Let me know if that would be ok.

  143. 175 Satyen Nabar December 16, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    Dear Poonam, that would be quite alright thank you.

  144. 176 Satyen Nabar December 22, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    Dear Poonam kindly contact me at satyennabar@gmail.com to leave me your contact details. Thank you…
    Satyen Nabar

  145. 177 Prachi February 15, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    Dear Blogger,

    I’m Prachi, the author of ‘Losing It’. I’m a blogger turned author. And I’ve got an opportunity for 10 bloggers to have lunch with Saugata Mukherjee, the publisher of Pan Macmillan India, and 20 bloggers will win copies of my new book, ‘Losing It’

    Pan Macmillan India & the authors of ‘Losing it’ (Prachi and Dhruv), bring you the Losing It Contest!

    If you’ve ever tried to live healthier, then this contest is for you!

    ‘Losing It’, is about living healthy, and the goal of this contest is to help others live healthier!

    To know more, participate & win prizes, log on to: http://www.losingit.fitho.in/the-losing-it-contest/

    Looking forward to your entries. Happy Blogging!

    Warm Regards,

  146. 178 Waylon February 23, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    Hi Chirag,

    I’m a big fan of your work, and am reaching out to see if we could feature you on Gloop, a new social network that helps Indian consumers discover new stuff. We’re building a site around the notion that people in India are making sense of a shifting national identity through what they own and what they buy. It is low-brow art meeting ecommerce, and we’re reaching out to a bunch of emerging personalities who are shaping the way the educated, professional, curious Indian thinks–people in media, art, business, social work.

    The idea is to have them send in a collection of 5-10 photos of things that speak to them–a piece of furniture, a coffee mug, a gourmet treat, a photo of your genius personal trainer, anything that can be bought is fair game–a peek into the little black book of consumption that you’ve amassed as part of your lifestyle choices in modern India. And of course, itโ€™s a great way for you to engage a broad audience and create awareness for your work, the way you would with Twitter, for example.

    To give you a bit of context here, Gloop is started by Indians whoreturned to India after studying abroad (I graduated Middlebury College, Vermont 2009 and my associate from Princeton 2004 and Harvard Business 2010), to help other Indian returnees re-acclimatize to life in India. We think you would resonate well with our audience of 25-45 year olds who are well-traveled, highly educated, and intellectually curious. We started as an email list / facebook page (www.facebook.com/gotgloop), and given our popularity, we’re now launching a site gloop.in in early 2013. We’re featuring a bunch of tastemakers who are pushing the Indian retail scene forward–folks like Rohit Bal, Bandana Tiwari,Nirav Modi, Nisha Jamvwal, Roohi Jaikishen, etc., and we’d love to add you to the list.

    Happy to give you a call to discuss this in more detail, but the crux of it is, all we really need is a photo + bio of you, and then 5-10 photos of things you love, that are available in India (even if they are imported…). Could be anything from a watch to a gourmet treat to a beloved pen…a peek into your little black book of consumption, if you will.

    I look forward to hearing from you, and we’re excited at the prospect of introducing your tastes to our audience.

    Waylon D’Mello
    Marketing Acrobat

  147. 179 Mukund Sanghi June 19, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Ahoy Poonam. Amid the brouhaha around match fixing, presenting the missing chapter of Indian cricket – the unalloyed dreams of the young in the hinterland. Let us know if you are interested to read ‘Romi and Gang’ – the latest by Tushar Raheja.

  148. 181 Mohammed Musthafa July 2, 2013 at 4:56 pm


    This is a bit of a shot in the dark, for I am not a published author (though not because of lack of trying!) but merely a 21 year old whose currently writing an online serialized novel [a science fiction thriller]. I know you only review completed books, but would you perhaps be able to make an exception? There are 8 chapters out already, out of a planned 25. And the chapter outlines are completed, in case your fearing abandonment of the novel.

    Do let me know if its possible. Iโ€™ve never had my work reviewed by an experienced reader, so it would be great!

    Here is the facebook page for the novel : http://www.facebook.com/the18thman

    Blog : http://www.the18th-man.blogspot.com

  149. 182 Tista Ray July 6, 2013 at 9:17 am


    Will you like to review my upcoming novella ‘Only For You’ in month of September/ October when it’s published? If possible I want the review to be posted in the date of publication (it’s not yet fixed). I will send PDF version of the book to you one month before the publication. Let me know if you’re interested.

    Here’s the summary:

    It is said that peopleโ€™s lives are tales of two great journeys – the pursuit of happiness and the search for true love.

    Edward seems to have achieved one of these ultimate goals by falling in love with Daisy.

    But in his quest for true love, will he be willing to let go of his one special friend, and perhaps, sacrifice his chance for happiness?

    If thereโ€™s a choice between love and friendship, would Edward sacrifice one for the other? Would he be able to live with his choice and never ask himself what if he chose the other?

  150. 183 Fรกtima August 27, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    Dear Poonam,

    My name is Fรกtima and I get in touch with you because we would like to count on your participation for an advertising campaign about an Indian company we think you can find interesting.
    If interested, please get back at me as soon as possible for further details.
    We would like to count on you in this campaign as well as in the future.

  151. 184 Ankita September 6, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    Hi Poonam;

    The recent events about rising rape cases which have come to light are a desperate cry for stricter laws to curb such incidences. As a small effort from our side, may I please request you all to spare 5 minutes of your time and kindly visit the site http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/Effective_AntiRape_Laws/?eULgufb and sign the petition.

    Also, kindly spread the message.

    Thanks & Regards;
    Ankita Kulkarni

  152. 185 Bhargavi December 26, 2013 at 3:15 pm


    I looked for your email address , but couldn’t find it and decided to leave you a message on this post. Glad to have found the blog of a fellow book-lover. My second novel, ‘The crossover Year’ was recently published I am having a giveaway on goodreads . It would be great if you could join in .. What’s the book about?

    “Meet Sri Anuprabha, aka Anu, a twenty-nine year-old banker who is terrified of entering her thirties. She dreams of quitting her job at the bank, sporting yoga pants and traipsing around the world. Her world turns upside down when things go awry and she is faced with the prospect of spending her days watching Tamil serials. She comes up with a five-point plan for reclaiming her life back before she hits the big 30. But things are never as simple as drawing up a flowchart in real life, are they? Especially with a ghastly recession rearing its ugly head. Anu bumbles through the corridors of domesticity and travels on a fun-filled roller coaster ride in a bid to discover her passion in life. Along the way, she meets new people, experiences crazy things and learns some hard lessons in marriage, friendship, parenting and life.”

    giveaway link : http://bit.ly/K1Lmo6

    If you choose to purchase the book (its only Rs. 134 with free shipping on Ebay ) and support a struggling writer , you can buy it here
    Ebay http://bit.ly/1e761ES
    On Amazon here http://bit.ly/1gr302r ( both Kindle and paperback versions are avbl)
    Flipkart : http://bit.ly/1byZRsK

    Sorry to have spammed your post. Hope you’ll participate in the giveaway / buy my book. Merry Christmas and a wishing you a happy 2014 ๐Ÿ™‚

    PS : we are connected on Goodreads , but decided I would spam you here instead ;0..

  153. 186 Harsha November 5, 2015 at 7:08 pm

    Hi Poonam,

    I came across your blog and enjoyed reading your reviews. Would you be interested in reviewing my book, “Monkeys, Motorcycles, and Misadventures” published by Leadstart Publishing?

    A brief synopsis of the book: Monkeys, Motorcycles, and Misadventures, describes the real-life trials, tribulations, and adventures of the author and his friends, while traveling 3000 Kilometers on the path that Lord Hanuman was believed to have taken to Sri Lanka.
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MonkeysMotorcyclesandMisadventures/

    I look forward to hearing from you on this.

    Thanks and Regards,

  154. 187 rajveer panesar July 26, 2016 at 8:20 pm

    I am launching a new website dedicated to steel and transport industry. It has a blog section also. Am looking for a blogger or a professional who can contribute to the blog section daily regarding latest steel news, technologies, demand and supply data RELATED TO INDIA and keep the blog section fresh.

    Some of the popular steel magazines or steel websites are Steelguru, steelmint, steel world, steel insights. Many website are run by companies who have dedicated editors. My project is small and also a individual attempt to provide necessary information to visitors at affordable price. Just search the web for related content and suggest how can you monetize the blog section, if any.

    I shall be highly thankful to you if you can suggest the concerned person who can contribute to the blog related to steel and transport industry.

    hope to get a hearing from you soon.


    Rajveer Panesar

  155. 188 Mahavir Rathod July 18, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Hope you are having an awesome day!

    I am Mahavir from Teenblog, i have seen your blogs, you are doing great work and they are pretty interesting and engaging. We at teenblog provide platform for any blogger where in they can write their piece of art, would you like to write for teenblog! โ˜บ๏ธ

  156. 189 George Rand November 6, 2018 at 4:06 am

    Please send me a good way to introduce Ramayana and Mahabharata to very young (3-5 year old) western children.

  157. 190 Akshad Verma February 6, 2019 at 11:19 pm

    Hello Poonam,
    Congratulations on your well-deserved achievements and ofcourse you produce awesome content.
    I am looking for help if you can please.
    As the world knows for videos it’s YouTube but is there any common platform for podcast ?
    Can you suggest which podacst hosting platform is doing well in India?
    I am thinking to start my own podcast in Hindi and English.
    Should I look for international hosting platform?
    I have multiple such questions ….
    Can you please help ?

  158. 191 kelsie January 20, 2020 at 2:27 pm

    Welcome everyone ! Iโ€™m Kelsie.
    Even though I jokingly credit my mother for my writing talent, I know that it is a skill I have fostered from childhood. Though my aunt is a writer, I also started out young.
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    Kelsie โ€“ Professional Writer โ€“ supportthedandelionschool.com Company

  159. 192 ์—…์†Œ์•Œ๋ฐ” April 5, 2020 at 7:47 pm

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