Venture Name & Location
HRscope Consultants, Patna
MBA(HR) IBS (2010)
Entertainment/ Theatre and Performing Arts
MBA(Mktg) IBS (2012)
Image Consultant, Corporate Trainer
MBA(Fin) IBS (2012)
Designer Soaps- manufacture and supply
Designer Apparels and Accessories
Preksha Jain – The Fashionate, Kolkata
Healthy Mother, Healthy Baby
A Gourmet Dessert Studio
17 Sugar Street, Hyderabad
Employability Skills Training
PGDM(Fin) VVISM (2016)
Digital Marketing, Web/App Development
Aresol India, Visakhapatnam
Which is the other marble structure known world over? Yes, the Taj Mahal in Agra! Our story 'Taj@Dawn' was appreciated by many readers.
Ghumakkad is also a teacher. 'Who Inspires a Teacher'- this story on Teacher's Day 2017 touched the hearts of another 600 readers- fellow teachers, students and former students alike!
All of us love our old school, college or the university. 'What has Changed in Pilani'- Ghumakkad's story brought nostalgia to 2600 readers-- mostly BITSians perhaps!
The Picturesque Quotes- PQ series continue to ignite the readers. One of the PQs posted during last 12 months:
No one likes to write an obituary. But we keep losing people in our lives. India lost its eminent scientist, thinker and institution builder Dr PM Bhargava on 1st August 2017. You may browse Ghumakkad's tribute to him 'World of Science loses a Crusader'.
When Ghumakkad turned Five
For those who missed browsing, we reproduce below the story when we turned five last year on 25th May 2017. It gives a snapshot of each of the sections of our blog namely Travel, Wildlife, Environment, Teaching, PQs, Obituaries, Books, Reunions, Fitness and Poems during 2012 to 2017.
Ghumakkad turns Five
But it took just one more year to reach the 50,000 milestone. And the next 42,5000 page views came in this year taking the count to 92,500! Credit for achieving this landmark goes to each of you.
Numbers don't matter. What gives us a kick is when someone travels all the way to Port Blair or Africa based on our picture stories and gives us a pat on our back! We feel humbled in adding happiness to your lives.
Over last five years, you have liked and appreciated more than 6000 photographs in this blog taken around the world--spread over 230 posts with 30 embedded videos.
Of course, the journey continues. As we said earlier, 92K page views in cyber world is no big deal. But for a non-commercial, non-political, non-religious and non-celebrity blog it means a lot. It is truly a humbling experience for me.
Credits: Many readers have given regular feedback to enrich the blog. Please allow Ghumakkad to mention few regular readers (please pardon us for omissions if any!):
PSP Sarma (Octogenarian)
Pramila and Mani Thomas
Raj K Mehta
Lakshmi and NR Ravi
Anand and Farida Jain
JA Rama Moorty
C Raghuram and many more
Credits are also due to: CD Sawant, RRN Chowdary, Deepti Thakur, A Mohandas, S Rammohan, LV Mohandas, S Santhanam, AVS Madhav Rao, S Raghavan, Sangeeta Agarwal, V Ramachandran, Chaitanya Shiroor, Vijay Bal, Umesh Kumar and the entire Bhargava clan spread around the world.
Time for a quick recap. Our first story five years ago was titled 'Exploring Bhutan Part-1: The Team'.
We started off as a travelogue. Change is part of our life and soon other subjects got added. The flavour of the blog has thus changed. We invite you to sample some of the stories spanning various aspects of our life. You may click to browse any of the posts hyper-linked in parenthesis:
- Travel (Bhutan-Thimpu and beyond, Munnar-Kerala, What's new in Goa, Changing face of Jaipur, USA-Casinos, USA-Camping)
- Environment (Port Blair Flora and fauna, Friendly Munias,Rescuing an injured Bat, Learning from Caterpillars)
- Learning and teaching (Plants and Leadership, Bringing realism in the classroom, Social Entrepreneurship, Learning from students, Life beyond an ECG)
- Books by Ghumakkad (BITS of Success)
Thanks for browsing and being part of our exciting journey.
Is it a coincidence that we had exactly 42,500 page views during each of the two preceding years? Talk of consistency! Or is it the theory of marginal utility showing up? Again, for us numbers don't matter, your connection does! Stay connected.
Once again, thank you for being part of this exciting journey. You have made Ghumakkad what it is today!
-Harsh-the-Ghumakkad with Neeta Bhargava/ 25th May 2018
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