A year in Udayology. G’bye 2015!

I almost never shares quotes on this blog, but since this is the dawn of a New Year and since I need the push too, this is one of my favourite quotes from Maestro Leonardo Da Vinci!

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So an other year has crept by us, like water under the rug. I know it has been a year filled with mixed emotions – a lot of terrible things happened worldwide. I myself was witness to one of India’s worst (and probably world’s) flash flooding to hit a metropolitan city. But I’m here at this moment, with a greater appreciation towards life and humanity.

2015 has also been a revolutionary year for me. I finally took the plunge into blogging and it will probably remain as one of the best decisions I will take in my life ever. I still cannot explain lucidly what Udayology really is, but I wouldn’t be the same person without it. For all of you who have stuck by me through the year, thanks to you all and I wish everyone of you a great new year ahead.

Now I know WordPress has already created an annual report for me, but I decided to do something more. I’ve posted a total of 232 posts this year and I started writing in March, so yes I really did strive to write as much as I can. Β Just in case you missed any.

My favourite posts from what I wrote:

  1. Β The Letter (a post I wrote for Writing 101 which got overwhelmingly positive feedback)
  2. A God Shaped Hole in the Universe (again , for Writing 101. I rest my case on God)
  3. What a Duck Wants (a quirky story I wrote for Flash Fiction challenge run by Priceless Joy)
  4. Hermione Granger and the time she saved Middle EarthΒ (I call it cross-fiction! Combining characters from HP and LOTR, I probably went a little nuts on this one πŸ™‚ )
  5. 10 Things Not To Say To A Hobbyist PhotographerΒ (You know, because this had to be said)

The posts which got the most views:

  1. That Sitar music from Piku everyone’s raving about (the instrument was actually Sarod but the title stuck. This one’s a Google search gold mine. If you haven’t listened to the music bit yet, I strongly suggest you give this a go.)
  2. TAMASHA – Music ReviewΒ (I loved this album to the core! Again, a lot of views from Google)
  3. Premam – a lovely filmΒ Β (my review of this Malayalam hit)

Incidentally, all of my posts with most views had to do with movies.

And have you read these travelogues?

This year, I finally plucked up enough nerve to go out on solo trips and I have to say I immensely enjoyed them. It’s so exciting when it’s just you against an entire city or town. Solo trips are also, in my humble opinion, an effective way to reconnect with your self.

  1. A Trip to PondicherryPart 1, Part 2
  2. A Trip to Varkala, KeralaPart 1, Part 2

And as I always do, ending it with some of my best photographic moments of the year…

 

Cheers,
Uday

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11 thoughts on “A year in Udayology. G’bye 2015!

  1. Your Lumia must be so, so, so proud of you. πŸ˜€
    My shaky hands shall one day learn how to capture masterpieces of virtual encapsulation like you do. Mind blowing, they are. A whopping 232 posts is seriously impressive =D *pats Uday on the head like a true, proud mummy*
    2016 is hopefully going to be a year of what comes after the year that was insanely revolutionary. May we live long, and prosper.

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    • Oh come on, I know there’s a decent photographer in you too! πŸ™‚ Do try and post some!
      And thanks, I seriously did not know what I was getting into when I started this but now I wouldn’t change a thing πŸ˜€ You, by the way, are my top most commenter according to WordPress πŸ™‚ I love my WP family and may be live long and prosper indeed!

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      • Haha, maybe there are a few. Will surely do so!
        YAY, you are my top commenter too ^_^ first bump, bro. Blogging friend goals, right here. πŸ˜€ Leave it to us to have a full fledged conversation about how the world works right here in the comments section. xD
        Exactly πŸ™‚ blogging has been a mega rollercoaster which I’d thought might be a solo-kiddie ride. πŸ˜› it’s just great here, that being my point.

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      • Looking forward to your photos!! Maybe this’ll be the year I’ll finally get to buy a DSLR, but as far as convenience goes nothing beats a smartphone that you can whip out of your pocket in a jiffy!
        And right you are, I seriously wouldn’t know what to do here without friends like you here. And maybe we have to thank WordPress for that; our blogs would have been lonely islands, but now they’re all like coastal towns of the same country πŸ˜€ (I don’t even know if that analogy makes sense πŸ˜› )

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      • 1080p photos are an instant happiness bringer for my, lol. Whatever the device be =D

        DEFINITELY! All hail WordPress for making our senseless ramblings and analogies seem somehow comfortably glorious and self-pride worthy. πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€

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  2. Your blog has made me realize two things.
    1. I HAVE to own a Lumia 830.
    2. I should migrate to India πŸ˜›

    Haha seriously yar, your travelogues have been my guide on discovering the infinite beauty in India.
    Kudos man! And with places like these and people like you there, errr please let me in πŸ˜€

    And your fanfic has been a DEEEELIGHT to read. You have a knack for being a professional writer AND photographer, and I hope you will pursue these as a serious profession one day πŸ™‚

    Here’s to a wonderful, unforgettable year ahead.

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    • Maybe I should just become a travel writer eh? Ha, if only life was so easy.

      Anyway, thanks for your wishes dear and you’re always welcome here. πŸ™‚ And if not for that stupid partition in 1947 we would all have been in one big country right now! Tell you what, persuade your future husband to honeymoon in India, what say? Would be perfect I think πŸ˜€

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