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Mall Road

Bus Addey, Maal Rode, Camp, Madal Toun, Ajadpur, Shalimaar...

Oh yes, the Blog Mela, right here!

This post is sticky - originally posted on 15 August 2005

I had completely forgotten about the existence of the blog mela, let alone that I am supposed to host the next one. By contrast I do check Desipundit everyday. So I wasn't wrong when I described Desipundit as 24x7 blog mela. Great job Patrix!

But hey, blog melas are blog melas. Unlike Desipundit, they travel from blog to blog every week. They are often written in new creative styles by their hosts. And they have the potential of sounding like a weekly review.

So here we are. Mall Road will host this week's blog mela. The last date for nominations is the midnight of Friday 19 August, Indian Standard Time (which, as we know, always runs late.)

I take this mela business very seriously and I hope it's the same with you. But since I am involved with a hundred and one things for the next two weeks, I will have very little time to find good posts, the way I did for the last mela Mall Road hosted. So all of you are requested to nominate in bulk!

Please nominate only those posts dated between 13 and 19 August. And please avoid, so far as possible, nominating posts that have already appeared on Desipundit.

You can nominate posts by commenting here, but I prefer if you email your nominations to mallroad@shivamvij.com.

If all goes well, I may be on a WordPress site by then.

The previous mela was hosted by Shanti as Abhishek was absconding.

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-- Blogger Amit, 8/15/2005 09:24:00 pm

Open Letter to our Parliamentarians

An ode to the “no commenters”

-- Blogger Amit, 8/15/2005 09:28:00 pm

Aparna's site

News In Limerick - Most of the News items are poetic here... I am just noting a few here




-- Anonymous Anonymous, 8/16/2005 06:14:00 pm

India's President Seeks Energy Security discusses President Kalam's address to the nation on the eve of the Independence day.    

-- Blogger Purvi A, 8/17/2005 03:14:00 pm

Hello sir, I have just started a new blog, "Through It All, Darkly", at tiadarkly.blogspot.com. Please accept my first post for your mela. It is at this URL.    

-- Anonymous Anonymous, 8/17/2005 07:02:00 pm

Nominating Doz's post :


-- Anonymous Anonymous, 8/17/2005 10:14:00 pm

Who Killed Netaji    

-- Anonymous Anonymous, 8/17/2005 10:15:00 pm

Nominating Rahul Bhatia's post on the last over    

-- Anonymous Anonymous, 8/17/2005 10:18:00 pm

Sakshi Juneja's post about Dog's Lifestyle    

-- Anonymous Anonymous, 8/18/2005 12:50:00 am

Greatbong's humor---the review of "Dus"    

-- Anonymous Anonymous, 8/18/2005 01:41:00 am

Nominating Vikrum's post on pedestrians in Mumbai.    

-- Blogger Nilu, 8/18/2005 05:57:00 am


-- Blogger Arjun, 8/18/2005 08:54:00 am

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.    

-- Blogger phucker, 8/18/2005 12:31:00 pm

A general question    

-- Blogger Arjun, 8/18/2005 03:29:00 pm

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.    

-- Blogger gawker, 8/18/2005 06:54:00 pm

A satirical look at a possible relationship between CNN's computers being infected with a worm and their deteriorating standards of news coverage.    

-- Anonymous Anonymous, 8/18/2005 08:00:00 pm


-- Blogger Ashish, 8/18/2005 09:53:00 pm

Here is my self-nomination:
1984 anti-sikh riots


-- Blogger Sunil, 8/18/2005 10:45:00 pm

Two nominations:

Anand's Sita's abandonment.

my own taking a walk.    

-- Anonymous Anonymous, 8/18/2005 11:25:00 pm

self nomination Above the Law    

-- Anonymous Anonymous, 8/19/2005 01:33:00 am

Self Nomination :

Oil shocks


-- Blogger Rahul Bhatia, 8/19/2005 05:39:00 pm

I nominate 30 in 2005's sweet post about meeting Sachin.


-- Anonymous Anonymous, 8/19/2005 06:57:00 pm

Annie's Independence Day unvisited.    

-- Blogger Nilu, 8/19/2005 07:30:00 pm


-- Anonymous Anonymous, 8/19/2005 11:11:00 pm

For RENT: Gays, Lesbians, and Minorities    

-- Anonymous Anonymous, 8/20/2005 02:36:00 am

Celebrating Parsi New Year    

-- Blogger Vulturo, 8/22/2005 08:23:00 pm

Err, 22nd August 2005, 20:00 hrs.

No sign of mela :|    

-- Blogger shaun, 8/23/2005 05:05:00 pm

patience has its rewards    

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