Thursday, February 21, 2008

Bollywood Buzz mentioned in Hollywood's top movie blog, Cinematical!
As all my dear readers know, I'm a hardcore movie lover.

After I'm done with my day job, I make it a point to read what's happening in the world of Bollywood/Hollywood, scan 700+ feeds, update my blog and then call it a day by watching a good movie - either on TV or on DVD.

Yesterday (Feb 20 - it was my birthday!), I was surfing on Cinematical - one of the biggest movie blogs in Hollywood - and I was absolutely thrilled to see Bollywood Buzz being mentioned in one of their articles on Mallika Sherawat in Indie section! (check out the screenshot above)

A BIG THANK YOU to Monika Bartyzel of Cinematical, who was kind enough to mention my blog in her article :o)

# Here is my article which got mentioned in Cinematical.

Now, you might think, "What's the big deal about this? Why is he even mentioning all this?"

Well, for me...its a big deal.

For a person - who has faced various hardships/rejections in life - its a very big deal to get mentioned, in one of the top international cinema blogs!

I remember that day very clearly, when I started this blog in November, 2006 thinking:

# will anybody read my blog among 1000s of other Bollywood related blogs?
# will anybody prefer my normal "news-based" blog, over all those blogs which publish half naked actresses, just for the heck of grabbing eyeballs and traffic?

The above screenshot proves that, there is an audience out there, who loves to read good, decent and to-the-point content!

As I mentioned earlier also, I always believed in Quality over Quantity.

And that's the reason, you will see only the best Bollywood content on my blog, Bollywood Buzz.

Everyday, I scan around 300+ Bollywood related websites (all thanks to my Google Reader) and collect the 'cream' of Bollywood news, decorate it with pictures/videos and then present it to the world.

And now - because of all you guys out there - this blog is gaining popularity, day by day :o)

I want to thank all those:

# who take time out of their busy schedules, and care to visit my blog.
# who regularly comment on my blog.
# who believe in reading and recommending this blog to others.

I'm grateful to YOU, my dear readers, for making this blog popular and successful :o)

Once again, Thank You so much Monika, for making my day! Its the best birthday gift, I've ever received, in my life :o)

Take care, everyone!


Zilla Jo said...

Wow! You share the same birthday as my sister. Happy Belated Birthday! And I love Bollywood Buzz! I linked it to my blog. :)

Ravi said...

@Zilla Jo - What a co-incidence!

Here's wishing your sister, Belated Happy B'Day :)

Thanks for adding my blog to your blog roll, buddy :)

You've got a nice blog there yourself...keep writing!

Take care n thanks for dropping by, Zilla :)

Lavs said...

Belated birthday wishes Ravi.
Congrats on the Hollywood mention!! And keep up the good work.

PS: one request, SRK's item number for Krazzy 4 has been released. Can you get that Utube version for me, please?

anurag said...

Hi Ravi,
happy belated birthday to u.

Many congrats for making it big in the top hollywood blog list.
I have been there by your side watching you bloggin whole day for almost a year and i can feel the exitment yu would be going through.

keep up the great work....and dying to read more gossips on bollywood.


c e e d y said...

happy belated bday dude......champagne time!!!!!!!

cheers :)

good work pays off....just keep doin it

Ravi said...

@Lavs - Thanks for your wishes and appreciation, mam :)

SRK's item number is not yet out on YouTube at the moment.

However, as soon as its released, I'll b the first one to post it here, no worries!

Take care :)

Ravi said...

@anurag - Thanks buddy, for your kind wishes :)

Take care!

Ravi said...

@c e e d y - Thanks for the wishes, bro :)

One day, when I would get the opportunity to visit the US, you'll be the first person, I'll have a champagne with!

Take care :)

c e e d y said...

I am honoured - and next time I come to India - I will hit you up....

now you need to remove hugh grant...and put you pic---its your time to shine and its bollywood...


Ravi said...

c e e d y - Hugh Grant is one of my fav actors and that's y, its there as my profile image.

I'm not a good looking guy, so lets leave it here on that note ;)

As and when we meet, you would see how I look in real :)

Till then...take care!

c e e d y said...


I wont go into philosophical conversation wid you re : life and looks etc....

i respect your choice and desicion - and its important to be comfortable......

so i will leave it there and then aage ka haal when we meet...

Ravi said...

@c e e d y - 3 Cheers To You, Man!

Take care :)

Solitaire said...

Congrats! and belated birthday wishes!!

Ravi said...

@Solitaire - Thanks for your wishes, buddy :)

Take care!

Kate / Kajal said...

Hey Ravi ... thanks for dropping by my blog ...
hehe and first i was mmm interesting ...hugh grant dropped by :D
Congratulations on the mention of your blog.
I quite liked reading your space...very entertaining.

Ravi said...

@Kate / Kajal - Thank you so much, for your wishes and for appreciating my blog, mam :)

And let me say that, you've got an amazing, yummy and good looking blog yourself!!

I hope, I would be able to entertain you with whatever little I write, mam :)

Once again, thanks for taking time out of your busy schedule, and visiting my blog :)

Take care!

иidhi S said...

WOW.....thats actually great news to boast deserve it...such great amount of hard work and dedication....

hats off...:D

and and and...a very very great Happy birthday wishes...i know they are belated...but all the same..true..
and you missed being an aquarian by just a day..hahah/..well my b'day falls on 3 feb..

Ravi said...

@иidhi S - Hi there!

Thank you so much Nidhi, for your wishes and appreciation :)

I did read somewhere in books (while I was in school) that hard work pays off...I guess that time is slowly coming :)

And hey hey hey!!

Wishing You A Veryyyyyyyyyy Belated Birthday from my side, buddy :)

Next year, I'm gonna make sure to wish u ON TIME!

Yup! Its true that I missed being a complete Aquarian!

However..I still read both the signs (as me a cusp) but most of the times, its Pisces which truly defines/rules me :)

Once again, I wanna thank you for taking time out and reading whatever I post here, Nidhi..

It means a lot to me to know, that there are people out there, who read my blog...thanks for being a loyal reader, mam :)

Take care!

иidhi S said...

arre baap re...coming from you..well..shoul i thank you for takin gout reply me...


well u r doin a marvellous job..and feels gr8 taht after all that time and hard work yo uput, u actually get time to reply everyone personally...hats off

Ravi said...

@иidhi S - My blog is popular just because YOU guys are visiting it daily, Nidhi.

So, its my duty to personally reply each n every comment ASAP :)

Take care!

vEENs said...


but "better late than never right?"

hmm so a verr happy belated bday!!

and this is a great thing.. thanks for sharing this!

I visit only your bog regularly... i dnt need to go anywhere..and yu know .. I lovvvee yur blog :)


hope you achieve more heights through this blog :D

Ravi said...

@vEENs - Thank you so much for the b'day wishes and for being a loyal reader of my small blog on Indian Cinema :)

I'm glad to have you as a friend :)

Take care!

иidhi S said...

welll always my pleasure...and now a job for my reply to my poetry blog...


Ravi said...

@иidhi S - I've already replied to your reply, mam :)

Please check your blog now!

Take care :)