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Pinterest, My favorite social network

6 Apr

As a kid, one of my hobbies was collecting articles and then putting them in this nice binder. These articles were mainly comic strips and funny stories but to me they were important enough to scour in-numerous newspapers and magazines to find my favorite ones. As I grew older these articles were replaced by photos and write ups about my favorite bands and sport stars. However, the joy was always the same.

When I first got to know about Pinterest I felt the same joy rushing back. No more bookmarking links, no more making doc files with list of online stuff I wanted to remember.

Unlike Twitter and Facebook, Pinterest allows you to only focus on what you like to do. No worrying about follows or yearning  for likes, this is the way social networks should be.

Through my Pinterest page I collect awesome inspirations and collections of logo’s, branding ideas, illustrations and other design based stuff.

Anant Surya Chaudhry Pinterest

Now it might be true that 70% of the users are women and almost 50% are fashion and food related, however, you can find anything in there. anything at all.

So if you haven’t started by now, you are missing out on some quality curation opportunities !!

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I’ve been away too long

12 Jan

Oh its been so long since I last posted something. I’m not lazy(maybe a little) , I’ve just been doing so much.

So here is an update:

1. I got in B-School in US..woohooo!!!.. Boston University and Ill be joining in august.

2. I completed my website and you can see it here : anantsurya.com

3. I sent out logo’s and headers to a lot of people as a part of the christmas giveaway.. sorry for the people I missed out. I’ll be still sending stuff throughout the year.

4. I spent the past 2 -3 weeks eating good food, meeting friends and just had a blast. An amazing wrap to an awesome year.

Thats about it, and before I forget (better late than never)

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!

My first blog award

27 Nov

First and Foremost, thank you Sapna, for this award and for all the support 🙂

This is my first ever award and I am deeply touched. Hope I keep up the good work.

SO time to pass the deed forward !!

Here are the rules to accept this award:

1 Select the blog(s) you think deserve the ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award
2 Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there’s no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ them with their award.
3 Please include a link back to this page ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award – and include these ‘rules’ in your post (please don’t alter the rules or the badges!)
4 Let the blog(s) you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the ‘rules’ with them
5 You can now also join our Facebook page – click the link here ‘Blog of the Year 2012’ Award and then you can share your blog with an even wider audience
6 As a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with the award – and then proudly display the award on your blog and sidebar … and start collecting stars…

ok, let’s start…

Blog of the Year Award 2012

Here are my nominations for the Blog of the year 2012 award:

Shruti for her mind blowing short stories with a crazy twist at the end.

Angel Perez his awesome illustration and creativity

ShovonC  for his amazing humor and unique take on Indian politics

Sapna for her candid take on life and yummy recipes

Imad Kafrani for his flair and deep meaning sketches.

Pass the deed forward and you can go upto getting 6 starts and even more 🙂

Freedom of speech my ass!!!

20 Nov

“People like Bal Thackeray are born and die daily and one should not observe a bandh for that” .

Do these few words warrant the arrest of 2 teenage girls?

They do, according to some followers of the recently passed away leader.

In the past few months we have had incessant attacks on people sharing their opinion on social media platforms or print media.

Aseem trivedi, was arrested for his cartoons which “supposedly” depicted various national politicians/ symbols in bad light.

Politicians have had so many people arrested for comments and opinions against them. Are these people proud of what they do, throwing their weight around to catch innocent people expressing their opinion? Freedom of speech has become only for the namesake and all in power seem to be muffling all voices rising in disapproval.

What is wrong if people are not satisfied with the current state of the country, what is wrong if people accuse politicians of wrong doing. Every politician or government employee is valid to be scrutinized for his actions, comments and  opinions.

How can those who we appoint to run our nation stop us from expressing our displeasure? The country is headed towards a state of anarchy with every other leader exerting his will on the public.

And what can we do about it? Nothing, absolutely zero. Not that i am a pessimist but things have spiraled out of control and there is no one left to honestly serve the purpose of the people and the nation.

We all have started living with the aim to make our lives better with no concern for the effects of our actions. The corruption of politician is just the same story, just magnified with proportion to his reach into the pockets of others.

Why I’m falling in love with blogging

7 Nov

NOTE: Anyone who is a veteran at blogging might feel this is a silly post, but to me its a new experience and I wanted to share my experience with blogging.

I started blogging only a few months back and I’m still learning. I’m not even publicizing it, but in the short period I’ve had visitors from all over the world 🙂

Some from places I’ve never even heard of like  “Saint Vincent and the Grenadines”.

Now even though the  number of visitors isn’t that great its an amazing feeling when I see someone visit the blog .

This might feel like an over reaction considering the penetration of internet all over the world but knowing is very different from experiencing.

It’s like the first time you ride a bike or kiss a girl or sneak some whiskey from your fathers cabinet 😛 , its not a unique experience but to everyone its the same ecstatic rush when u do it for the first time.

Its a wonderful experience and every time I see someone from place new its just an amazing feeling and it makes the whole effort feel more fruitful.

And then, after some time you have some people frequently visiting your blog, liking posts and commenting, and it becomes a community experience.

You could take a look of the spread here:

(I’m still waiting for people from Australia, China or Alaska )

And I’m back!!

29 Sep

Yes yes, nod your head, go all tsk tsk!!.. I know I decided I would post regularly!!

Just been involved with a lot of new stuff, design and otherwise.

Updates:

1. I am now applying for MBA. I gave my GMATs last year and now its time to get on with the essays.

2. I jammed with a band again!! after 2 1\2 years of not playing drums , it felt awesome!!. Oh and this is the first time i’m playing BLUES!! ..

3. Started a design collab with a friend, its called THUMBPIXEL and its all the usual print,web design stuff to do some thing productive with what till now has only been a hobby.

That’s all the important stuff… a lot of usual work happening but c’est la vie!!

I’ll post the few design related things I did soon.

BYE!!

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