This blog is maintained by Rahul Razdan.

The bearded entity in the mast-head is yours truly, recreated in clay by my better-half! The graphic treatment has been done in Gimp, which is a wonderful free (free of cost, and free of obligation) alternative to Photoshop.
Give me time to write more about myself, and I promise, I won’t disappoint you.

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  1. Dear Rahul Razdan,

    i happen to read your blog.

    i am looking for GoAir Inflight Magazine. It happens that your blog talked about a magaizne called “Gladrags”. Do you have an extra copy of “Gladrags”? I would like to have one as part of my inflight magazine collection.

    Please reply, kindly with your assistance. Thank you.

    Gan / Kucinta


  2. Gan / Kucinta,

    ‘Gladrags’ as a magazine (run by Maureen Wadia) had been in existence for many years before GoAir (run by one of Maureen’s sons) was even launched. In that sense it is not like other regular ‘inflight magazines’.

    GoAir provides Gladrags inflight because it gets these old & unsold issues for free. In a way GoAir acts as a clearing house for the unsold issues of Gladrags.

    I do not have a copy of Gladrags with me. But since it is a regular magazine as well, you could look for it at Rediff Shopping and Indiatimes Shopping.



  3. Rahul(ji), how are you..well I know you dont like the ji there..hence in brackets..howz it going? chennai aaney ka kuch program hai kya?

    Take care



  4. hey rahul… ur blog is really quite intersting.. i liked the blog on how to make money via blogging – the two cases…

    Actually … i m a MBA student .. doing a project on blogging as a corporate tool /marketing tool.. can u throw somw insight as to how companies are using blogs??

    any companies in india.. plzz … let me know.. thnx tc


  5. Thanks Neha! I am not an avid reader of ‘corporate blogs’ myself — but whenever a new product is launched (typically in the Internet/digital/electronics consumer products space), I see myself land up at the official blogs of the companies to hear from the horses’ mouth! So in the old world continuum of Advertising >> PR/Press release >> News; corporate blogs would fall around the PR/Press release zone. On the other hand it is a first-hand customer feedback gathering channel too. But this is a simplistic summary of an interesting area that you are studying :)

    The ones that I checked very recently are Google blog –> http://googleblog.blogspot.com/ — and Dell blog –> http://direct2dell.com. In India, Naukri started –> http://recruiterblogs.naukri.com/ for their corporate clients.


  6. Rahul, it is a pleasure to add your blog to my blogroll. I faintly feel I met you at BlogCamp Chennai , Sept last. Even if I am mistaken on that count, your blog is an instant connect for me. Thank Jammy for providing a link to your blog in a post.


  7. Hey Rahul,

    Nice mast-head… liked it.. stumbledupon ur site from Jamms’ site…
    I liked your Brokeback mountain claymation… i have done a clay model on mangal pandey a few years back.. i wanted to know which s/w did u use to do the titles in ur claymation project. Do visit http://www.u2b.in and gimme ur feedback.



  8. Thanks Shivkumar! Would like to see your Mangal Pandey clay model too. In fact it is a good subject. Even I would try one now :) As for your query — the titles are done on Windows Movie Maker that comes with Windows XP.


  9. Hey Rahul,

    Iam a final year student of journalism and iam doing a research on Web2.0 . As you are a blog writer, i would like you to fill up a questionnaire for me which would help me in my project work.



  10. Dear All Mumbai
    Jan 29, 2008

    We are glad to inform you all that http://www.personalfinancewindow.com, a news portal on – mutual funds, insurance, primary market and bank schemes – is getting popular day by day.

    The content on our website is being used by the websites like http://www.rediff.com. A link of the latest article has been attached here:


    Our site contains following sections:

    News: Personal finance news on Mutual Funds, Initial Public Offerings (IPOs), Secondary Market, Insurance and Bank Schemes. News related to these areas is being hosted on the daily basis.

    Regulation: The news related to the regulatory announcements from Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), Reserve Bank of India (RBI), Union Finance Ministry, Insurance Regulatory Development Authority (IRDA) and other similar agencies. The investors are being informed about the regulatory decisions whenever they are taken up by the concerned agencies.

    Market Monitor: This page is covering the equity markets movement at Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and National Stock Exchange (NSE). An analysis is being made on how the market behaved over a period of time and the factors that could influence its future direction.

    Insight: An analysis on any current issue developed in the financial market or corporate world having its impact on the personal finance. The analysis would be presented to the web-visitor on the basis of `as and when it happens’.

    Forum: This web page contains the `Letters to the editor’. The web visitors (investors) grievances are being hosted.

    Cartoon: A special attraction of the website is the Cartoon, `Bhadralok’ This appears every Monday at the home page of this website, having an enlarged version in the inside page. The main character of the cartoon, `Bhadralok’ (A gentleman) is a portrayal of a common investor who finds it difficult to take a proper investment-decision in the complex Financial Market.

    In this backdrop, we have decided to provide free content to good blogs like yours for one year. You can use the content by providing us link with logo (please see the above mentioned URL, how rediff.com has given) and can put our hyperlink – http://www.personalfinancewindow.com on your blog.

    You can send us your comments or suggestions at the following E-mail IDs:

    1. media@personalfinancewindow.com
    2. vinay_ranjan@rediffmail.com

    With warm regards,

    Vinay Ranjan
    Managing Editor
    E-mail: editor@personalfinancewindow.com


  11. Hi Rahul,
    I happened to see your blog about claymation when am surfing for the clay movie making references.. But i dint find more about ths in india.. I just wanted to know whether you have learned this techniques urself or from any schools.. It would be very great if you could just point me some direction.. Currently am in chennai.

    My email id is rameshvel at gmail.com

    Ramesh Vel


  12. Hey, I enjoy reading your posts. You and your readers might like this video that a friend sent me. It’s a Bollywood version of an iTunes spot. Keep up the good work blogging!

    – Kiran


  13. Respected Sir,
    We the students of Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai are a part of our annual intercollegiate youth cultural festival Umang.Umang’s theme this year is ‘Anthems of Liberty’ and it is set to take place from the 12th-15th of August.Umang has an official magazine ,Sans Frontieres that releases every year.We as a part of the editorial team invite article from prominent bloggers and writers.We have read a lot of your blogs and we really liked them. We would appreciate it if you would write us an article for our magazine.You can write on any topic of your choice but a youth –related article would be a better preference since this magazine mainly goes to the youth.We even have a topic list so if you are running out of ideas, you can write on any topic from the following if you wish:

    1. Music as a Lifestyle- Gothic, Emo or Punk.

    2. Wings of a dream…

    3. Autobiography of a Terrorist

    4. What makes me cry…

    5. How is an atheist born?..

    6. Love v/s friendship…

    7. Did you vote this year?

    8. Cricket- on the Field or on the Playstation?

    9. 10 things you should never let your siblings know about you.

    10. My mom looks hotter than me! HELP!!

    We are really looking forward to receiving an article from you.Please mail your article to sf@nmumang.org. Also mail us your address so that we can send you a copy our magazine.

    Thanking you

    Yours faithfully,
    The Editorial team of Umang ’09.

    (If you have any queries you can contact the Head Of Department- Surbhi Dugar-9833186457 )


  14. Hi,

    Hope you are doing well! This is Anamika Tiwari Chief Editor at Webneetech.com. At present we are interviewing entrepreneurs and now we are starting another section to feature (interview) bloggers and their blog on webneetech.com

    Would like to feature your interview on our website.

    I was not able to find any contact details of yours so using this comment box. Please let me know your email id or else contact us on i.webneetech@gmail.com, so that we can send you the questionnaire and feature you on webneetech.com Please visit http://www.webneetech.com to know more about us.



  15. Hello,

    My name is Phil Davies from mytrafficgoals.com which is a search engine optimization company. While carrying out some searches today I came across your website swadeshe.wordpress.com and wanted to contact you to discuss the possibility of an indirect link exchange.

    A client of mine has engaged my services to improve their website’s search engine rankings by exchanging links with sites like yours. Your website’s search engine ranking can also benefit from the exchange and there is no cost at all to you as my client is paying me for my services.

    If you would like further information, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

    Thank you for your time, and I look forward to hearing from you.

    Kind regards,

    Phil Davies
    Search Consultant – My Traffic Goals
    e: phil@mytrafficgoals.com


  16. Hi Rahul,

    Hope you are doing great. I am Mehroz Ali Pasha from http://www.microxsolutions.com/ , a young, dynamic and innovative company dealing in Mobile gaming & Apps development for J2ME, Android, Blackberry, BREW etc and have some very interesting Youth oriented Social Networking Apps with us. I am sure these will differently interest you.

    I am excited to discuss with you or some other relevant person for the same.

    Best Regards,


  17. I’m contacting you on the Behalf of bewakoof.com! Will you do promotion for us on any event like Friendship day etc ! We will pay you in return! Will wait for your response ! Thanks :)


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