Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Our Kinda Day

So today has been set aside for blogs. And Megha, I think you rock. No, people, I did not just say that because she mentioned my blog. At least, not just because of that. But seriously, have you read the stuff she writes? You will not even question my rock statement if you did.

So I'm supposed to go ahead and name 5 blogs that I have "discovered", I read daily, and I would love to recommend. Here goes:

Ek Cup Chai
- A fresh look at all things Boston.

A Cerebral Outpost - She can have you rolling on the floor holding your sides in literal pain. And yet you will quickly straighten up and eagerly read on.

Travels With A Centipede - Please get over the creepy crawly centipedy feeling and read his stuff. I did, and now I'm a regular.

Malignant Humour in My Head - A penchant for creepy stories with lots of dead people and murders and a ghost or two thrown in. I miss the spooky stuff sorely when he actually talks about normal stuff.

A Twilight Fairy
- She blows me away with the stuff she suddenly pulls out. Cycle ki Sawari and Pushp ki Abhilashas are some of them. She also has a blog about all her fun/finn times. Check it out.

I also go and pay my daily respects to the Kings and Queens (Patrix, Megha, Alpha, Anti, Shub, Ash, Sanguine,..) who have reigned over desi blogland for a long, long, time. And also my favorite not-so-desi ones like Dooce, who in my opinion, is talented beyond comparison.
So well er..Happy Blog Day everybody!

36 Comments:

Blogger Twilight Fairy said...

Dear Gratis.. Thanks a lot for the recco.. I have a post (for u) lined up my sleeve ..and no it was planned before you put me up here :)

And as for me.. its already 'come september' for me..so no blog day post from me :p.. maybe we dont need 'blog days' to link special blogs :p :)

4:01 PM  
Blogger MD said...

Thanks for the link Gabby :)

4:26 PM  
Blogger Weary Hag said...

How nice of you to mention me in with your favorites! This is quite a compliment coming from a writer such as you... Wow. Muchly appreciated.

4:44 PM  
Blogger anantha said...

Thank you. You did not have to, you know? Anyways, much appreciated...:)

5:14 PM  
Anonymous Zoheb said...

You, you naughty you :-) Let us keep my blog as a little secret between you and me, OK. Don't mention to anyone else ha :-)

5:43 PM  
Blogger :-) said...

:-) : I strongly condemn this. How come I dont get mentioned here? I am going on a hunger strike.

Inquilab zindabad.
Long live minorities.

8:22 PM  
Blogger phatichar said...

Hey, thanx a lot for naming me, gabby. You know, this whole blogging thing really happened by chance, but hey, am loving it...yeah, there are lean days, but that's life i guess. creepy stories with dead people and a ghost or two thrown in? Hmmm, methinks, I might just go change my blog name to 'malignant horror in my head' huh? :) Take care,dear...and happy blog day to you too...and all the rest of the wonderful bloggers.

9:33 PM  
Anonymous Ash said...

Queen ?!

Hah, hardly. But thanks for thinking so :)

9:34 PM  
Anonymous karan said...

puhllleezzz! as if i don't read enuff blogs already!! :)
i know, one day, when i have something important to do and a pushing sense of procrastination, i'll come back and delve into all these great blogs. BUT, today, i'll be strong, will-powered, self-controlled and RESIST. :)

okie, i peeked at Dooce's blog, but i came back quick!

9:35 PM  
Blogger Pallavi said...

great will check out the links.. i put up some new links too.. ;P

12:17 AM  
Blogger Pallavi said...

by the way megha rocks.... am going to go there frequently now.. thanks babe !!

12:26 AM  
Blogger Swathi said...

happy blog day n all that sort of thing but the best part is the links u've provided - 've already started reading them.

n Queen Megha rulez 101%

3:05 AM  
Anonymous Ashok said...

I like this festival. But I now see myself spending a lot more time blog-hopping! Congrats on being linked.

6:29 AM  
Blogger Saltwater Blues said...

Kings & Queens?!? kya yaar Gaby ... itna maska? :)

6:58 AM  
Blogger anantha said...

*Gets up in the morning, reads this post, goes to his window and opens his arm wide and screams - "I am the king of the world" repeatedly. Sees a few eyes go wide on the street below and soon hears sirens and someone knocking on the door. Had to assure the police that I have been in fact wearing pants all the time.

God... these perverts... dirty thoughts in their minds all the time.

But I am the king...ain't I, Gabby? Tell them.. tell them all...

8:37 AM  
Blogger alpha said...

mentioning us poor souls in the passing and calling us kings and queens to make us feel not 'that' let down is quite sad! I refuse to be called as a queen esp when i don't have subjects or kingdom (with slaves) to boot. Heard of any queen giving exams? Take it back I say!

Maybe I ought to take what I get and open windows screaming..i am the queen. Kingdom of the retarded...that's where me and Anti will end up.

9:13 AM  
Blogger alpha said...

I hate that game you make us play to comment. I am dyslexic (apart from being a queen), it's takes me more time to type those letters than write this comment.

9:16 AM  
Blogger GratisGab said...

TF - Yes it was just a one day thing. And you're most welcome. Keep 'em coming!

MD - You're welcome!

Weary Hag - It was long due. I'm glad I got a chance to list you guys. Yes, despite the comments that followed from a certain Queen :)

Anti boy - Undaunted by the tamil, I trudge my way to your blog every day! And it's worth it.

Zoheb bhai - I would religiously check yours too earlier on, BUT YOU JUST DONT POST REGULARLY ENOUGH!!! After 2 months of no updates I wander by only once in a while now. ALL YOUR FAULT!

:) - Minorities. Hmmm :) Smiley, your blog can drive me crazy at times. A really cool piece is followed up by one which I can't finish due to severe nausea caused by fields of what-not and what-not. Your blog should come childproofed. But look, that last line is gonna cause more of a stir than any kinda link I could provide. You can thank me later! :)

Phatichar - And you never let me down! The ghosta are back I see. Goody!

Ash - Your sect of readers are close to the heart baby..YOU KNOW THAT!

10:04 AM  
Blogger GratisGab said...

karan - spend some time there. I can unabashedly gush for hours on her writing. Don't let them keep you too busy at work!

Pallavi - Glad I've been able to spread the love! btw, I'm drinking tea from your homeland right now and it's awesome.

swathi - no updates recently? what's up?

ashok - thanks. yes it's nice but I'm glad it's only for one day...else it will become like that book-tag thing.

saltwater blues - How mistaken you are! See a proper maska would be linking the Kings/Queens the propah way. Forget the "relatively new" "discovered" or "young" requirements...just go with the flow. But I din't and some feathers have been ruffled...but then, that's the fun part *wicked grin*

Anti - You ARE a King. One of a few in the desi blogworld. Now go find a cop who is desi and blogs and then maybe he will see things the right way! LOL!

Alpha - This is about "relatively less-discovered" bloggers, and who here will agree to the fact that you are relatively unknown? Who won a 2003 Indiblogger award, appeared in Singapore newspapers, "came out" to the world creating a STIR if there ever was one, then disappeared, and then came back again midst of big flashing cameras? Anti calls you the Queen of Desibloggers in his Blogday post and somehow that did not seem to have gone down the wrong way with you. So is it the plural that bugs you or is it the location? You really shouldn't bother about that cos the undisputed queen is always you. And anybody who blogs KNOWS that!

10:28 AM  
Blogger alpha said...

please gabby! All that explanation. I am flustered! itna bolne ki zaroorat nahin thi re..i was JUST KIDDING! phew..Today is the take-alpha-the-wrong-way day! I'm getting it from all sides.

I just think I am no queen-ween that's all.

11:03 AM  
Blogger anantha said...

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11:17 AM  
Blogger anantha said...

Gabby: If you wanna quote me, quote me right. I wrote "The jaunty Queen of the desi blogosphere". So you see where the difference lies? Go..Alpha..Go..Alpha..Go!

*realises quite belatedly that "jaunty" is a NICE word that encapsulates other descriptive words*

11:19 AM  
Anonymous Zoheb said...

Arre, I am just kidding. As if you didn't know already :-)

11:25 AM  
Blogger GratisGab said...

Alpha - Kyaaaaa? Well I did my best trying to cover all your milestones....and what makes you think I'm not kidding? :)

Anti - Point noted. I was more interested in the "Queen" usage. Nevermind if she is a jolly one or not. They are all royal.

11:27 AM  
Blogger GratisGab said...

thank goodness zo *wiping forehead*, i am so afraid now that anybody who isn't saying that is actually serious enough to charge me with a warrant! :D

11:28 AM  
Blogger Rhyncus said...

Thanks, Gabby, your kind act of linking me will go a long way in fostering respect and tolerance for the centipede way of life. :)
As long as the creepy-crawly feeling doesnt come over after reading my stuff...

11:34 AM  
Blogger GratisGab said...

Rhyncy - No creepy crawly after reading, no. Nowadays it's been just hunger mostly. For wadas (sambar types as well as pav types), taal, Parsi meals (most of which I can't eat).....

11:48 AM  
Blogger Rhyncus said...

Yeah, I'm thinking if all these food-posts aren't a surrogate for some other kinda hunger, something deeper :)

12:06 PM  
Blogger GratisGab said...

No Rhyncus, if you were stuffing yourself with chocolate or cookies I would suspect you were trying to fill some bigger void. But no, you eat the good stuff, stuff I would give an arm and a leg for...just goes to show that you mister, like your food. Your wada description made me think you should become a food-critic or a restaurant-rater....

1:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats Gabby! I'll check out your links now.

-Peggy

1:40 PM  
Blogger GratisGab said...

Thanks Peggy!

2:38 PM  
Blogger Peg said...

Gonna have to check these bloggers out! Thanks for the links!!

2:48 PM  
Blogger GratisGab said...

Peg, you were linked by Ash even before I got around to this...Did you see? Congrats! And yes, you're welcome for the links.

3:01 PM  
Blogger :-) said...

Hmmmm...My blog drives you crazy? I will take that as a compliment. I am so used to 'But we just started!!!!!'.

11:19 PM  
Anonymous burf said...

booo hoooo

gabby, u cant be this cruel not to name my blog :((

;)

8:15 AM  
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