Saturday, March 21, 2009

We featured in Deccan Herald :)

Imp's Mom sent me an email this morning,







Hi IHM,

u;ve been talked about in today's DH Living, Virtual Catharsis for women :)

http://deccanheraldepaper.com//svww_showarticle.php?art=20090321l_004100004

Congrats!! had to log in and let u know :)

Thank You Imp's Mom!

And below are some excerpts from the article :)

Deccan Herald
Virtual catharsis for women

Several homemakers as well as working professionals are creating online diaries that are sometimes an extension of their lives, sometimes a tell-it-all and sometimes fantasy-filled journeys, says Kalindi Sheth

An
year ago, a 43-year-old homemaker from Mumbai started writing about her everyday life, and whatever touched it. Nothing extraordinary about it, except that her 'diary' was online.

She called herself Indian Home Maker (IHM), and her blog, The Life and Times of an Indian Homemaker, because it aimed to be about "the life of any middle-class Indian homemaker. I know that my friends, who are also homemakers, go through similar experiences." Her blog, IHM was not just an outlet for her thoughts but was also her support system.

A subliminal trend has taken root in urban middle-class India as the Internet becomes both affordable and popular. Several women, homemakers and working professionals, the young and not-so-young, are creating online diaries that sometimes are an extension of their lives, and at other times, fantasy-filled journeys of what they yearn to be.


Political and personal

Often, though, like in the case of IHM, blogs start out as simple updates on their lives, and mutate into a discussion portal for issues that span the political and personal.

Monica Mody (...let me go find her in the blogosphere!) says, 'It has allowed many adolescents, women, people with crazy/interesting hobbies, old women, right-wing and left-wing fundamentalists, and so on, to record their thoughts/observations and articulate them and find sympathisers ... Which means that blogging can be a progressive or regressive force depending on who is blogging.'

While blogging has helped several women find an outlet for their thoughts, and sometimes, garner support in troubled times, it is merely a tool.

Other bloggers featured from my blogroll are, 'MadMomma, a blogger from Delhi and a mother of two, who started her blog in 2006 out of boredom.' and
Aanchal Tyagi, a filmmaker based in Delhi, started a blog titled 'Three Drinks Ahead'.

Made my day :)



57 comments:

Ordinary Guy said...

:) that is fantastic ihm....:) congrats!!

nitwitnastik said...

CONGRATS IHM !! Now that you are a celebrity what's next? Politics? Fiery Speeches? Cabinet seat? The sky is the limit..;-)

just kidding :-D

R.V said...

Wooohoo! Congratulations! Feels nice to see your (blog)name in paper, eh?

hitch writer said...

oh... thats great news.... yipppeeee !!!!!


congrats !!!!

now to find monica and mad momma... i havent read them...

Winnie the poohi said...

woo hoo congrats! you certainly deserve such a recognition :D :D

Indyeah said...

Congratulations IHM!:)
Just read the whole article and it was awesome to read about women who have put their thoughts so clearly and so convincingly in the virtual world.

You are an amazing force here.You make people think and that is the most difficult and the most important.
((hugs))
for being all that you are:)

DeeplyDip said...

Congratulations IHM! am so proud of you :)...keep writing this way and we will keep devouring all your posts...

Mystery said...

Congrats IHM!!

Solilo said...

Yay! congratulations. I am so happy for you and all other women bloggers. Kudos to the women of today!

Varunavi said...

Congrats and hugs to u dear IHM.

I saw your blog in philips blog who is my classmate and i got addicted to ur blog,the first thing i noticed is ur blog lifeofanindianhomemaker.Until i saw ur blog i thought homemakers supress their talents,but i was wrong when i started reading ur posts.

U always write post which touches the topic which is relevant in our

U always a touch a topic which some point of the time each one of us has gone through.I can't point a single post which touched me (as there are many)

Ur are loved by everyone out here.........

Cheers dear.:)))))))

Solilo said...

BTW The link doesn't open for me. Is there any other way to read it?

Rakesh said...

Badhaiyan wadi wali! Cheers...

i am what i am said...

congrats IHM!!!!! its people like you who inspire women to come out and speak.

Masood said...

Woah. Congratulations :)

Pixie said...

:)

you deserve all the accolades that have come your way!

Cheers! :)

Corinne Rodrigues nee Campos said...

Congratulations! You deserve every bit of attention :)
Hugs
Corinne

Aathira said...

Awesome!

Congratulations IHM!

Chirag said...

Hey IHM, Awesome, Awesome, Awesome, Awesome, Awesome, Brilliant! Congratulations :)
And, thanks to , Imp's Mom!
Ok, Indian media, is not that bad after all :)
And, I am glad I am learning from the best :)
--
pst, they have a typo about your age :)

Reema said...

Wonderful!! Congrats!!

Homecooked said...

Hmph....and here I thought you were a 21 year old ;) Congratulations IHM...you totally deserve it!!! I hope they publish some of your articles too. And now we demand a party :)

Chirag said...

And, Ya I forgot, treat, party something :) , should I just send you the bill for reimbursement :)

vishesh said...

:D

Sahaja said...

WOwo....congrats IHM!! Treattttt :)

Narrator said...

hey!! congratulations

Phoenixritu said...

Hey this is awesome. Congratulations

D said...

Great going IHM! We're proud of you and love reading your blog :)

Smitha said...

Congratulations!!!! This is great news! You and your blog absolutely deserve it!!!

Indyana said...

Yay! Way to go IHM! And your blog certainly deserves the recognition!

Shail said...

Wow congrats IHM!

Sujoy Bhattacharjee said...

That's an achievement. Congrats!

Surbhi said...

Yay!!! Awesome! Way to go! I'm so happy for you and MM, both of who featured in that article. Both are amongst the first blogs I started reading, and both are amongst my fave blogs!

Smita said...

Wow! Awesome! Congrats. And the article does justice to your writings, efforts and thoughts. Time to celebrate :)

Monika said...

congrats this deserves a huge celebrations :)

Freya said...

wow! congratulations!

Chikki said...

Wooooo!!..You are famous IHM!!..
I am proud of myself to be on your blogroll..:-)..he he..:)

bigotblog said...

Congratulations!

Now that youre famous, I hope you wont forget us! :P

But seriously, this is really good! Completely deserved..!

Poonam said...

Congratulations, IHM. You deserve to be mentioned and more. Way to go, girl! :)

P.S: Wow, you include name and URL option. I makes it easier to comment here. :)

Imp's Mom said...

awwww.. I'm floored! A ticker and a post :D

sorry for getting here so late, but IMP can be really persistent..u'r one of my first blogger friends and I was soooo proud and happy that the article started with u'r description...I just knew she was talking about u :)And also knew that MM would be mentioned... :)

Congrats again!

:D

wisegirl said...

awesome! congrats

Rohini said...

congratulations! u definitely deserve this appreciation!

J P Joshi said...

Congratulations IHM. I read the same news in Deccan in Bangalore this morning and loved reading it...your surely are doing a great job.

Mystic Margarita said...

Congratulations, IHM! Very well deserved, i must add!

Charakan said...

Congrats,Keep up the good work.We are all proud of you

amit said...

Congratulations! This is BIG!

Solilo said...

YAY! read the article now. I am so proud. So proud. Love you lady!

This calls for celebration. I am so happy and proud of you.

Happy Kitten said...

Congratulations IHM...

U make us think in every angle...

Gopinath's "Artickles" said...

Congrats, IHM - you deserve more than a mention. Way to go!

Sashu... said...

Congratulations IHM!!!! you deserve this!! n much more!!

(((hugs)))

sm said...

congrats for appearing on dh.
you deserved it .
your blog is nice again read article on varun its nice,

Usha Pisharody said...

:) Found it :D!
Congrats...Long overdue and long deserved acclaim:) Way to go IHM :)
Wl be back :)

Iya said...

congratulations!!! u r a rockstar..

Mama - Mia said...

so so totally well deserved! :)

hugs

abha

pr3rna said...

Congratulations IHM!
Wish you many more such achievements.

Sandhya said...

Congratulations on the much deserved recognition!

Maya said...

I always felt it comming your way, i expect a book deal for you, nonetheless this is also a great achievement. i m sure a book deal is on your way in a pretty short time

Piper .. said...

congratulations!!! :):)

memyhubbynbaby said...

Congratulations IHM! :)

I am a bit surprised that you didn't know about it, don't the newspapers need to take your permission before they mention you in the papers? Hmm, on second thoughts, maybe not :)