Friday, July 8, 2011

Sorry Mr. Vadukut

This was supposed to be another rant: life has been tough lately (what with work and the rains and the waiting). Turns out that “being dignified” and “letting go” are not as easy as they sound.

But, something happened THIS MORNING which shocked me considerably but made me happy too. Sidin Vadukut (yes, the famous writer and editor of Business Line) commented on my post, “Pride and Peace”!!! Now, I have no idea how he came about the existence of my blog, given I have like FIVE readers (now that Neil is no longer here)… sniff sniff. I don’t mean “no longer here” as he is dead or something, just that he has stopped visiting/commenting on my blog. So the only explanation I came up with is the respected Mr. Vadukut, being humble and down-to-earth as he is, refuses to get carried away by his success, and looks for critical feedback online. So he must have randomly typed in “sidin vadukut + bastard” on google and lo and behold, he was directed to my blog. My sincere apologies Mr. Vadukut. In my defence, I never imagined in my wildest of dreams that you would EVER visit this godforsaken blog!

So all you anon readers, now that you know FAMOUS people are not ashamed to leave a mark on my blog, please own up and introduce yourselves. It would mean a lot to me.

This is what Mr. Vadukut had to say:
Lucky b***** indeed. :)
Thanks for reading the book.


My sincere apologies. I may have used the b-word, but what I actually meant was ‘brilliant’ with a few stars missing. Really really loved the book, and I am not just saying that because you are famous and I abused you on public forum.

So should I like post my resume or something on this blog and abuse nwspapers/editors/pulishers so that in case they are also looking for critical feedback may come across my blog and discover my HIDDEN TALENT? Should work better than sending emotional emails about how writing is my lifelong dream even though I am a MBA working with an investment bank?

Sigghhh… I need a break or just a publisher may be…

12 comments:

ssoggo said...

Oh my gosh!! I am so J!!!
Mr. Vadakut, if you're reading this, jump page to my blog sometime if you can..!
I haven't written on anyone famous, (stars or not) but I wouldn't mind starting if this is what it gives me!

ssoggo said...

Oh my gosh!! I am so J!!!
Mr. Vadakut, if you're reading this, jump page to my blog sometime if you can..!
I haven't written on anyone famous, (stars or not) but I wouldn't mind starting if this is what it gives me!

Madhavan said...

I am not famous, but visit very often. Always coming from HG's blogroll link though.
Cheers!!

Nefertiti said...

@ssoggo
awwwww... u left TWO comments just to make my blog look more popular!! That's so sweeet. If only other people were so kind... :)

@madhavan
Thanks for dropping by and thanks for introducing yourself. Keep reading.

ssoggo said...

Oh My God! You are not going to believe this! Mr. Sidin just visited my blog! MY BLOG!
And he commented on MY POST!
Just because I left a comment requesting him to!
OH MY GOD!!

Nefertiti said...

@ssoggo

yes yes yes... i SAW it on your blog!! Awesome isn't it?? I think we should start a vadukut fanclub on our blog, though nobody will come to know about it

ssoggo said...

Now that's called being optimistic! :P

Neil said...

What am I missing the boat? Mr Vadakut please visit my blog, oh please oh please oh please ....

@ Nef & Soggo - Do you think he will visit my blog now?

Nefertiti said...

@ssoggo: nobody ever died of optimism...

@neil: may be u shd do some male mallu bonding bcz clearly your blog is not good enough to be visited JUST on the basis of penmanship...

Neil said...

Shucks, the crazy number of hits Ive seen on my blog today after the She posts & the iamabiker article which has gone mainstream tells me otherwise. Ok, now Im showing off !

Nefertiti said...

@neil
your hitcount has gone up bcz u have been shamelessly hanging around on MY blog, thus diverting a fraction of my wide readership to your not-so-popular musings. Think about it, your hitcount increased in the last 2 weeks. Coincidence? I dont think so

Neil said...

You conspiracy theorist you !