Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Inked in Print: The Hindu and The Maharashtra Times

"Opportunities multiply as they are seized."

This is how the past couple of months have been for me. Opportunities have popped in... all of a sudden, from somewhere bringing with them a lot of surprise, joy, honor and pride. To be more precise, there have been 2 so far and I am highly thrilled to share both of them here, with you.

My Yatra Diary... in 'Print'

1. The Hindu: Sometime in the month of April, I was contacted for a few of my quotes on how bloggers are today playing brand ambassadors for companies and voila! The next thing I knew was that I had been featured in one of the leading national daily newspaper of India, The Hindu along with none other than IndiBlogger - my favorite!

Following is a small snippet from the article:


It’s all about trust, and banking on this very factor of ‘credibility’, brands are now seeking out bloggers to try their products and write about them. In short they are the new brand ambassadors.

Please read the complete article here - Blogger Brigade

2. Maharashtra Times: A couple of months into The Hindu and I received a surprise call again, this time from a senior blogger and columnist, Mr. Makarand Karkare requesting me for a few details needed for an article he was writing on the review of My Yatra Diary... in a leading Marathi newspaper based in Mumbai, The Maharashtra Times owned by the Times group.


Scanned image of the Maharastra Times,
My Yatra Diary... was featured along with two other prominent travel bloggers - Desi Traveler and Bhushavali.


Since the article is in Marathi language, please accept my apologies if you are unable to read it but what I can tell you is that Mr. Karkare has been very kind in all that he has written, even slipping in a mention for my little poem I had penned in honor of the Uttarakhand Jawans last month. The review is inspiring and highlights the soul of the blog in all its goodness stating why it was started, its purpose and why it should be read. I have no words to thank him enough for the kind appreciation.

Thank You!

It’s been a true delight and such a huge honor to see My Yatra Diary... taking its first baby steps in print during the past few months and all I can say is... I feel highly grateful and blessed about it. Thank you for all your continued love and blessings, which I trust and regard above anything and everything else to take me to places that have till now existed only in my dreams. Thank you... for helping me chisel my dreams into a reality.


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57 comments:

  1. Arti, Many many Congratulations , Great .
    Wish you all the best, Keep blogging :)
    ~ Dada

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  2. Wow, Arti, that is so cool! Congrats to the features - you totally deserve it - you put your heart and soul in this blog, along with a lot of time and research. Hope your week is just wonderful!

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  3. This is amazing stuff RR! You have made great strides in photography capturing some of the great shrines as well as places in US.Naturally, applause will follow chasing you! Here's 'cheers' for your efforts and let me say this. This is only the beginning.. more and more will follow..
    ERR

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  4. Hi Arti: Thanks a lot for highlighting and sharing desi Traveler with My Yatra Diary and Bhushavali. It indeed really feels good to be in such August comapny.

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  5. That's great Arti. Wishing you get many more such opportunities in future. Congrats! :)

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  6. Wow, this is so very exciting, now you will be famous!!! Congratulations!

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  7. Hi Arti,

    Huge congratulations for having your blog in print - that is wonderful and so well deserved.
    I always enjoy coming to see all you share, thank you.

    Hope you are enjoying the week
    Carolyn

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  8. nothing makes us happy than our dedication and efforts are appreciated....your works deserves so...way to go girl

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  9. Congrat dear Arti, This is the result of your consistency, patience and loyalty to write for all of us :)

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  10. Congrats to your news Your articles always inspire me a lot

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  11. congratulations, Arti! i'm happy for you. :D

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  12. Congratulations, Arti! It's no surprise.
    Your sincere thoughtful well-described writing deserves to catch their attention and praise. Happy for you, Arti and
    hope you'll enjoy more fruitful role in blogging.

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  13. Great news Arti! So good to see you getting honored at forums where your blog deserves to be:)

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  14. Congratulations Arti!! Way to go...

    http://rajniranjandas.blogspot.in/2013/07/the-orange-sky.html

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  15. This is so cool. Congratulations :D

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  16. WOW! All I can say is you are one blogger I look upto. Happy to see you there. Great going and all the very best for future. We would love to see 'My Yatra Diary' going places...:)

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  17. oh wow, congratulations Arti, so very happy for you. You deserve all these recognition and honor, you write and express your thoughts so well

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  18. Congratulations, Arti! Greetings

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  19. Wow! Contrast Arti... will check the Hindu article :)
    My best wishes for winning more honors

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  20. That superb, Arti! Congrats and may your blog touch new milestones.

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  21. Congratulations Arti ! way to go :)

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  22. Thank you so much, @Everyone! To receive all the love and adulation is a real humbling experience, feels so good to see all the wishes, all your wishes are simply 'Magic'! Thank you so much, truly appreciate each one of them. :)

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  23. Hugs, Arti. You and your blog deserve all the accolades. Go on, reach the sky!

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    1. Big bear tight hugs right back, Aunty. Blessings like your's are my only wings. Love you sooooooo much! :)

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  24. Congratulations on a job well done, Arti. We are all very proud of you and your blog.

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  25. Hey,
    Nice post..
    Would you like to follow each other..!!!
    Keep in touch
    www.beingbeautifulandpretty.com

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  26. Wow!! Hearty congratulations, dear Arti!

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  27. .·°°。♡♡
    Parabéns, amigo!
    Que bom que seu trabalho está sendo reconhecido e admirado!

    Boa semana!°°。°♪
    ♪♫ Beijinhos
    °。♪♪
    °

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  28. Wonderful Arti ji . Where is the treat ? and when are you going for your domain after doing so much of hard work , you should enjoy it also . Don't delay it .

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  29. Congratulations Arti! I feel as if I know a celebrity author now! You deserve all the honors.

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  30. Congratulation, Arti!
    thanks for sharing this sweet information.

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  31. Aha, Congratulation! Arti......really, you have a great account.

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  32. Wow..that's great, Arti, and congratulation!

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  33. How wonderful that all you hard work and amazing blogs are getting recognized. So happy for you Arti.

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  34. Hi, Arti
    Congratulations! it is a big news. I am so happy for you.
    Tomoko

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  35. WoW.. Many congratulations.. Keep it up.. Arti..

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  36. Oops! SO there were many things I missed..

    First up, congratulations girl!! truly a triumph!

    Second, I have got my subscription working, finally! :)

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  37. Awesome Arti! You deserve this yaar :) Kudos. And let the celebrations continue :)

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  38. Hearty congratulations to you dear :) Way to go!

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  39. Congrats Arti...Many more such feat to come your way I wish.. :-)

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  40. Arti this is great news ,i am very happy for you .You deserve the best...many more milestones are waiting for you.

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  41. Great going!! Congratulations :)

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  42. Congratulations Aarti !! Much deserved ! being recognized on Print Media is an achievement worth being proud about !!

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  43. Great work. First of many to come. :)

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  44. Congratulations Arti - truly well deserved. I have done a few trips with Bhushavali - the first of them being a shade before I became an active blogger. Been loving the virtual trips with you :)

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