My 200th Post!

It really took a very long time coming but its finally here! My 200th post!! A journey of more than 5 years took me here at last. I blog very regularly when I am in mood, which rarely happens. But nonetheless, a milestone achieved.

Thank you all my readers! I am paying my Blog a tribute here for giving me so many nice friends who have in more ways than one helped me improve as a writer and cheered me up!

Take some cake for 200th Post
Take some cake for 200th Post

Thank you to IndiBlogger! Without Indi, I wont have got so many readers! Also, it helped me educate so much more about Blogging and so many resources. Its a must platform for all the bloggers out there.

Stats - Indianomics
Stats - Indianomics

In 2008, I shifted to WordPress and from Blogger and I was floored with WP’s blogging powers. During this journey, there were so many people who helped me grow as a blogger. I thank all of them sincerely for being great supporters and critics alike. Thank you very much. 🙂

Here is a list of must read blog posts.

Life is Cool – A sweet poem inspired by the Rainbow I saw while traveling on the Mumbai Suburban Railways

Akshaya Patra and generous deed – “Akshaya Patra” means an inexhaustible vessel. My article for Akshaya Patra IndiBlogger contest. It was written for the sheer thought that every blog post will earn 50 children a Meal

The Seconds Effect! Will Tata DoCoMo change market Dynamics – Tata Docomo had launched in 5 circles already and was readying its offerings for other cities as well. I had written this article about Tata Docomo because this enterant was sure to shake up things in what was then a some-what stable market. This post is also special because Tata Docomo Marketing team themselves landed up on my post to comment and reply to those who complained.

ChangeMind Ver 1.0 – No more caste differences – Its one crazy idea of inventing a technology to change the mindset of people with Cast Differences. Though this is purely fictional and a complete non-brainer, I have tried to tell you all what I feel about how does this caste differences work so badly for people who are in love.

Airtel Ad: Timeless Goodbye – The new Airtel ad where they launch their 3G services is reviewed. Created by JWT, this ad triumphed Tata Docomo’s 3G (though sober and cute) advert by miles. Docomo was the first to launch 3G. It touched emotional chord with its users, particularly those unmarried love couples.

What is your favorite topping for a Pizza? – I have this tendency to write about complete non-brainers you see :P. Here I have shared my favorite Pizza Toppings 🙂 and others did theirs too 😀

Sugar Cane Juice – the old way – I came across a completely wooden Sugar Cane machine, crushed using the power of hands. Never tasted Sugar Cane juice as sweetest as this 😀

The Sahyadris – Some pictures IThe Sahyadris – Some pictures II – I had been to a short trip down to Goa via Konkan and these are the snaps that I took early morning from the train. I was completely mystified with the beauty of nature. Its awesome to say the least. Am sure there are much more beautiful places on earth, but for me this trip will remain memorable.

The Chinese Noodle with Japanese Sauce and Thai Phuket Phad Ka Corw – My first time having Thai food. Details of what we ordered and how much i liked having Thai…

A Place for Lovers in Mumbai – After lunch, I was talking to my friends outside our office. A topic we discussed was Lover’s place in Mumbai. Suddenly pictures of Bandra Bandstand, Borivali National Park (Kanheri Caves), Juhu Beach and Airol Garden were flashing in minds of each one of us. Its hard still to find a place for couples in Mumbai?

Women and their addiction to men’s height! – Once I was having a lighter discussion with my mom when she revealed that she would have preffered a taller man to a same heighted or slightly tall. My dad is taller, but not much. This forced me to think, and then write, about  why women have this addiction to men’s height

Air India and its never ending woes – The official carrier of India fondly called as ‘Maharaja’ is in financial doldrums. Air India has everything it possibly can, except for productivity. I tried to suggest a few things on how we can bring about a change in the fortunes of Air India. This post was chosen for Tangy Tuesday’s at Blog Adda

Evening @ Summer Funk – Shaimak Davar’s Dance academy conducts its Annual show for parents and children alike. This evening was really special coz I saw Deaf people dancing!! When I saw deaf people dancing, I was taken aback. How in the world do they do it? And such coordination of steps left my mouth opened for minutes!

Tata Nano’s Copycats – Ferrari’s and Fiat’s Nano? Scoop Pictures of New FIAT 600 and Ferrari F634 – April Fool Scoop – I tinkered with Tata Nano pictures to give you a look at fictional Ferrari F634 one and Fiat 600 Based on Tata Nano. Do you  think the pictures seemingly real?

Painfully Sweet Memories – A change in relationship hurts, a very personal post.

Praise them and kick them – Media reports saying “Why Sachin created hopes in Billions of Indians about a turn of tide and filed to finish it?” forced me to write this post. This post is featured in Blogjunta Editor’s Choice.

This post is also dedicated to my love of life.


  1. pramod says

    great milestone achieved and more to come.
    best wishes.

  2. umesh derebail says

    Congrats Hemal on your double century post, i would have missed it unless you reminded me on the thread. Kudos keep batting or blogging

    1. Hemal Shah says

      Thank you very much Umesh and welcome to my blog.

  3. Pundit Commentator says

    This was the perfect post to read on my first visit to your blog. I like the eclectic selection of topics. Random thought: Why do you get so much spam? I look forward to reading your blog from time to time. Hope you drop in on mine as well.

    1. Hemal Shah says

      Thank you Pundit for the visit and kind appreciation! welcome to my blog..
      about the spam, i really have no idea why i am getting so much spam.. thanks to aksmiset

  4. Ram A says

    Hey accept my congratulation for your 200 post. Great going. my best wishes.

    1. Hemal Shah says

      Thank you very much Ram for the visit and kind appreciation! Welcome to my blog!

  5. Teamgsquare says

    Wonderful achievement . 5 yrs of blogging and 200 posts are really gr8 .

    1. Hemal Shah says

      welcome to my blog Teamgsquare and thank you very much for your wishes….

  6. Naveen K R says

    Man, 200 posts!! I don’t know how hard it was for me to reach the 50 mark 😀 Congrats & keep going!

    1. Hemal Shah says

      thank you very much mate!! welcome to my blog…

  7. Sudha Rangarajan says

    Many congratulations!! As a fellow blogger, I know how tough it is to make it to the 200th post! May you achieve more such milestones! Keep writing the way you do 🙂

    1. Hemal Shah says

      Welcome to my blog Sudha.. Thank you very much for you wishes.. yep it took me a long time for something that i wanted to achieve albeit quicker…

  8. Madhumathi says

    Wow! Since 5 yrs?? U have lotta patience 🙂 Congrats on ur 200th post!! Really .. a very big MILESTONE to achieve ! 😀 🙂

    Keep blogging .. 🙂

    1. Hemal Shah says

      thanks MM! somethings come with patience 😛

  9. dr pratibha says

    congrats! its a huge achievement.

    1. Hemal Shah says

      thanks Doc!

  10. Avada Kedavra says

    Congrats Hemal! 200 in 5 years is really an achievement.. I am about to complete 6 yrs and still not reached 200 🙂
    Wish you complete 200 more posts soon.. I think I have read most of the posts you have mentioned there.. the rest of them – am going to read.. love your blog posts.. keep blogging!!
    P.S: This template is pretty nice and decent, but you can probably add some background image or something to it..

    1. Hemal Shah says

      ohhhh is it!! @Avada i never thought you were yet to complete 200, thought you must have crossed that long long back!! and yeah i hope i can double that too soon..
      and about that template bit, yeah i wanted it to be decent this time around and away from black and i guess its working for me astrologically 😛 lolzzzz… well background i wanted to keep it simple as i am exploring ways to make this blog as light as possible… thanks dear for your good wishes 🙂

  11. Annie says

    Hey dear congrats….nice achievement…happy to read this 200th post of urs…wish you write lot more, as this is your passion 🙂
    I like the way you write…of the many posts you have mentioned as must read…there are few which i haven’t read will read them soon 😀

    1. Hemal Shah says

      thank you dear Annie 🙂 🙂 always look forward to your wishes… read the others soon too and comment on them… and if you have already read some and have not commented on them do that as well 🙂

  12. Arti says

    Am i late, i really want my share of that yummm chocolate cake!!! Congrats Hemal, 200 is an awesome achievement! Keep blogging 🙂

    1. Hemal Shah says

      better late than never.. thank you very much !@!

  13. Charu says

    Hey hemal… Congratulations!!!!!

    1. Hemal Shah says

      Thank you charu

  14. Mohini Puranik says

    Congrats, Hemal! Sweet way of sharing, especially first lines, very easy to understand………:P as usual. best wishes keep it up ……i mean writing not that easy stuff which you say always…….which means :P, means not that difficult but simple to read but hard to understand but simple to look….hope u understand……… :P.

    Great posts…….you have…………. 🙂

    1. Hemal Shah says

      huh, complicated for sure but i did understand what you ment 😛 lolz..

  15. Addy says

    Congratulations boy! that is a huge feat accomplished! 200! I can’t even think of 50 right now! You are awesome!

    1. Hemal Shah says

      Addy!! thank you very very much.. its come very very late but finally it arrived…

  16. Gopal Gupta says

    Hey congrats dude for the same. May GOD give you all the time and mood :p to keep us updated on indian economics

    1. Hemal Shah says

      Thank you very much mate… Indian Economics have faded on my blog as of now, but yep will be back with full force some time soon..

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