May 21, 2009

Yayyy!!!!

Yay! I'm happy!! I gave my first interview, and second one too, in one day!! Wow!! The first one was done by www.pakspectator.com and the second one done by Jammag on the future of Biotech( wrong person to interview!!!). The first one was a print interview, while the second one was a video interview!! wow!! I'm getting famous..... without even marroing any teer in life!!!

Read my interview with Pakspectator at

I’m Nupur Bhayani, 20 years, just wrote my final year Biotechnology exams, but I’m not a graduate until my results say it! I have a 5 year Science background, now moving towards Commerce (the MBA bug bites all, recession notwithstanding!) with a passion for writing (Arts!) Read my blog athttp://nupur16.blogspot.com and please leave your comments!!!
Would you please tell us something about you and your site?
Umm, well, I was a Biotechnology student wanting to create genetically modified humans who’d love peace, but then seeing that this is impossible, I decided to earn money by doing MBA and helping whomever I can!!
My blogposts are pretty much about me (I’m one of the “Main toh apni favourite hoon” types!) and everything that’s happening around me from politics to films to cricket to who’s hot and who’s not on the celeb circle!!
Do you feel that you continue to grow in your writing the longer you write? Why is that important to you?
Yeah, if I were to read my first few posts, I’d think that those were written by someone else! Writing skills are like wine, they get only get better with age. It is always important for one to continuously grow and evolve… that’s the challenge for the creative wheels of your mind to keep rotating!!
I’m wondering what some of your memorable experiences are with blogging?
There have been many…. From friends making me believe that there is a writer in me, to people telling me that the wait between two posts is worthwhile, to people telling me that reading my posts helps them forget their depression… all these comments that I get, is a treasure for me. Each and every one of them. But if I were to pick up the most memorable moment, it has to be the first comment non-friend comment on my blog…. When someone you don’t know appreciates your work for the first time, there’s nothing like it!
What do you do in order to keep up your communication with other bloggers?
Well, thanks to Orkut Buyukkokten and Mark Zuckerberg, there are a lot of ways one can keep in touch with other people!! But on a serious note, commenting on other bloggers’ work and receiving comments on your is a great way to maintain the communication channel.

Do you think that these new technologies are effective in making people more responsive?
To an extent it does. . Everyone has an inherent curiosity which kicks in when novel things happen.. Technology takes us forward offering convenience like never before.. technological advances are made basically to make life easy so when it caters to what people want, naturally they start becoming more and more responsive
What do you think sets Your site apart from others?
The fact that it belongs to a girl… so I get a lot of male readers!! LOL! Kidding! Many people say that my writing is pretence-free and comes straight from my heart….. maybe this sets my site apart from others..
..my writings aren’t monotonous.. every blogpost is different from the other in terms of the feel of the write up. I’m not hooked onto writing only frivolous or only thought-provoking or only argumentative blogs.. my blog is like a mixed bag you’ll find one write up for every mood of your’s.
If you could choose one characteristic you have that brought you success in life, what would it be?
Speaking straight from your heart….. it definitely strikes a chord with others… and in the field of writing, that is very important…!
What was the happiest and gloomiest moment of your life?
Happiest moment of my life would be… I’m one of the people who lives in the moment, for the moment.. so all the moments in my life are happiest to me… Gloomiest moment of my life just happened, when Third Front didn’t come to power in India… I had decided to catch the first flight out of Mumbai and go to NYC and stand at JFK Airport with a placard in my hand saying, “Can marry for a better, reservation free future for my to-be-kids. NRIs please contact.” Just in case Mayawati were to be the PM, but now that this hasn’t happened, I can’t do what I mentioned and that makes me gloomy!
If you could pick a travel destination, anywhere in the world, with no worries about how it’s paid for - what would your top 3 choices be?
First would be any US city- The NRI guys are hot here!!
Second would be Venice and Italy- I think they’re the ultimate romantic places
Third would be Hawaii- Being born and brought up in beach city, beaches have a special place in my heart.
What’s the first thing you notice about a person (whether you know them or not)?
The first thing I notice in a person, is how the person speaks. Well, the language, the tone, the sense of humour, absence or presence of sarcasm, wit…. It says a lot about the person, his reading habits, his upbringing, his ideologies in life, his principles… well, the way a person speaks, reveals everything about himself/herself!
Is there anyone from your past that once told you you couldn’t write?
I guess, I’ve been lucky in this respect, almost everyone I know, has only encouraged me to write further.
How bloggers can benefit from blogs financially?
They say Google is the second best thing to have happened to mankind after the internet! Google Adsense is great way to make some money.
Is it true that who has a successful blog has an awful lot of time on their hands?
No, it not true at all. Blogging surely does take a lot of time and patience from the blogger, but then, if you are passionate about something, and you really want to do something you’ll always find the 25th hour to do it.
What role can bloggers of the world play to make this world more friendlier and less hostile?
There’s are no boundaries… no borders…no territories on the blogosphere. I think this should say it all. 


Now that I'm at basking in glory, I'd give others too, a chance to bask in some glory. See, I think about everyone in my life, its not for nothing I'm called Tulsi! See, even 15 nanoseconds of fame can't ensure good quality jokes from me! Yeah, so coming back to the topis, I'd like to thank a couple of people for my story. First and foremost, I'd like to thank my parents (this includes Mom, Dad and Sis...yeah she acts like my Mom, though she's younger to me!!), my coterie of friends... firstly, Jay... this story would'nt have been possible without you. Not even a word. Thanks! Radhika, Rao, Aanchal and Ajay... for being the best friends one could ever ask for! Aanchal, for looking up babynames.com for the names of the characters and approving and disapproving names (I still love Aarohi for the heroine!) and yeah, you can now  name your kid Ayaan.... I found another for mine..!! Ajay, for listening patiently to the entire story and suggesting twists and turns (why can't people digest simple love stories without twists??). Ankit, for the much needed insight into a guy's mind... I'll need it ahead... dude, but still, how can you guys check out every girl crossing your path?!? Last but not the least... all my readers... a biiiiggg thank you to everyone!! Shit man! This is sounding like a Booker accepting speech or something! 

Because the people are from IIT-IIM-MIT and stuff, Ajay and Aanchal are begging me to change them into being normal Bsc losers....but then only IIT-IIM stories sell yaar!! People want to read stories about losers,but, they want these losers to be from the top colleges of the world.... so, technically, these losers are all achievers in their own right!!Jokes apart, there is a reason why I've used these institutes in my story.... so, if I get too bored of researching on the lives at these places and decide to do away with the things related to why these places are necessary, I'll do away with these and the story would be in and around Mithibai!! Gujju losers! Take that!!

14 comments:

Arslan said...

Congrats for the interview.. Now u're a celeb and ppl will blog bout u! :P

said IIT-IIM loser here.. :|

Nupur said...

@ Arslan: Thanks!

Chronicwriter said...

congrats for the interview.. you have showed the funny side in a subtle way

but on a serious note.. i am gonna kill that ghazala khan.. she asks the same questions for more than three months..
:)

a good example of a bad journalist

chriz

Nupur said...

@ Chriz: Thanks!! BTW, I read your interview there too!!

manalee said...

when wiil the jam mag interview be published pls lemme know...i read ur interview on the site pakspectator..congrats!!!

Gigi said...

Congratulations Nupur.

Nupur said...

@ Manalee: ill msg u!!

Nupur said...

@ Gigi: Thanks!

Rahul said...

As always I've been appreciating ur articles, this time also. I completely agree with on following 2 point u mentioned :

1.What was the happiest and gloomiest moment of your life? (Reason : For being anti-mayavati - & anti-reservation.. please not that small 'm' in 'mayavati's name

2.What do you think sets Your site apart from others?
(Reason : Definitely I like to read ur blog anytime & I will suggest u should start charging readers for that [Except me ;-)])

So anyways thumbs up Nupur!!! Keep it up!!!

Nupur said...

@ Rahul: Aren't you sweet!!! Thanks!!! Now,that you;ve suggested how i earn from my blog... how much should i charge people/post?? 100 bucks?!? or is it too much...! or else, better, ill ask all the readers to chip in a 'nupur fund', money of wch wud pay my fone bills!!

Rahul said...

Ohhhh!!! No I'll prefer 100 bucks per post :-) coz I know how much girls talk on phone with ur best friends, like Anchal in ur case ;-)

Nupur said...

@Rahul: Btw... my phone bill option wudve suited you better... my bills makes the telecom sector hate me!!

ankit said...

HEY CONGO 4 DA INTERVIEW!!!!! V cn nw boast of a celeb frnd.

THNX A LOT FOR MAKING ALL OF US SO SO PROUD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

thnx 4 da credit......though, at least, i dnt deserve it....it was jst by chance dat i spoke 2 u bout it 1st..nywys cntinue to do ur stuff...v r their to support & opinion alwys!!!

CHEERS!!!!!!!!

Nupur said...

@ Ankit: Thanks man!! Atleast now, i should get celebrity benefits in the group.... !!!