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Sunday, September 12, 2010

A blog by any other name

Some of you have pointed out in the comments section what has been on my mind for some time now. The new name for this blog. I mean, Bringing Up Adi served us well, no doubt but Ragini may object to being left out of the coolest blog ever.

Settle down, folks, no need to create a ruckus. Alright, alright, I take that back. Sheesh, people will object to anything.

Yes, so we need a new name for this space. I have been thinking of some options.

Baithak. It is an old-world Hindi word for living room. My grandparents house had one of these. It also means meeting, particularly in a sarkari context. Does this blog have a old-world, comfortable, living room feel? If it does, this may be appropriate.

The Crooked Cottage
. I like the imagery that it conjures. That it is a comfortable, cozy place but hey, it's not all about tea-parties for two.

Radio Parul. Mostly non-stop nonsense from the house of Parul.

The Daily Optimist. Self-explanatory. Should work when the blog reaches cult status.

The plot thickens. As in, we are not done yet. There is more to follow.

I promise to take the results seriously if and only they are statistically relevant. Take the hint, lurkers.

Right then, off to the polling booth to the right, you all. It won't be there for too long.

57 comments:

Aneela Z said...

baithak...and you know why Im biased towards that!!
The plot thickens is sweet too , very SRK (picture abhee baki hai dost)

D said...

I like Baithak, because it... ermmm...because I love the sound of it and the imagery it conjures up. But for your blog, I think The Plot Thickens is more appropriate. I mean, just goes better with what we see of you here.

Anonymous said...

Radio Parul followed by Baithak.

- long-time lurker

Aneela Z said...

it could also be (insert obscure symbols) The Blog Formerly Known As Bringing Up Adi (I guess Prince might ask for a cut)

WSW said...

I love the daily optimist because your blog cheers me up every time I come here.

Supernova said...

I like 'The Daily Optimist'...kind of what we all try to practice each day...
Radio Parul is cool too!

Tamanna said...

Baithak. Or The Daily Optimist. I will pick the one you chuck :P Kidding!

Gymnast said...

The daily Optimist.

Sounds classic.

ChoxBox said...

radip parul.

Penguin said...

Radio Parul.

Priya said...

i will go for Baithak followed by The plot thickens.

Roli Bhushan-Malhotra said...

The crooked cottage! Very Enid Blyton-esque!

Poornima said...

The Daily Optimist or Baithak!

Anonymous said...

The crooked cottage...very Harry Potterish..

Long time lurker
Malvika

Anonymous said...

baithak

Perfect Witch said...

Crooked Cottage. Brings forth images of Blyton-ic fairyland.

DewdropDream said...

'Radio Parul', please!

B o o. said...

Can we suggest some names too? Like "The Awesome Blog"? :D

I like all the names. The Daily Optimist is apt though. Btw, are these names copyrighted? ;)

Anonymous said...

Radio Parul.

- long-time lurker

Anonymous said...

Daily Optimist - The name says it all :)

Followed by

Radio Parul

Regular Lurker
Batul

Anonymous said...

''The plot thickens''....all other sound too much 'blog like'(!?!)...the crooked cottage gvs me an image of a cottage in dire need of repair(also ther's a food blog called 'cook's cottage' ur's wil sound lyk a cheap rip-off)

Rohini said...

Crooked Cottage gets my vote

Anonymous said...

The Daily Optimist

The knife said...

Radio Parul

Sangeetha said...

Frankly, not sure if any of them really strike a chord for me! When I read your blog I think of an urban chic mom! Something that is closest to that maybe Radio Parul and Daily Optimist but the later sounds very newspaper-esque! I love the Mumbai tidbits and humor which make your writing unique!

pritam said...

My votes

1. Baithak
2. Radio Parul
3. The daily optimist

AD said...

Adventures of Adi and Ragi :-)

Otherwise, I vote for Crooked Cottage.

preetischronicle said...

I'd say The Daily Optimist - but will you make it daily then? ok?

Phoenixritu said...

Baithak or Radio Parul

Am a long time lurker and have taken the hint

Richa said...

Radio Parul
or
Baithik..

Pri said...

Baithak or The Plot Thickens !!!Most appropriate !

Swati said...

Hi Parul

Am a new reader to this blog and commenting for the first time. Just wanted to tell you that I really like the way you write. I'm in the process of going through your entire archive - no I'm not jobless just on maternity leave (a misnomer if ever there was one). My daughter is 4 months old and going through your Adi chapters gives me much needed laughs and hope :). Anyway your babies are really cute and I hope to read lots more about them.
As for the name I vote for "The plot thickens".

-Swati

Mama - Mia said...

:)

i like crooked cottage! thats the name that makes me think of all four of you having a great time. the others still dont seem to include ragini!

what? thats the whole point of name change naah?! :p

cheers!

Uma said...

I dont like any.. when I read the post, I thought it was one of your jokes..:D.. but then, one glance at the comments section and I know I was wrong..
How about Adi Ragam?;)

(Dont remember if I have crossed over from lurker to de-lurker category)..

Anyways, blog on..

Cheers,
Uma

divya chandramouli said...

There was once an Indo-Pak website intitiative from a group on FB called Baithak, I used to contribute, so even though it's got a nice ring to it, I'm not pro that option. Funnily enough, these options sound 'safe', some esoteric options?

roop said...

i see you as 'the plot thickens'. :)

radio parul .. heh ... my radio email that i give to people on my show is Radio Roop btw. ;p

Anonymous said...

Radio Parul.

I like Baithak, but it sounds very familiar - is that the name of some other popular blog?

M

Doli said...

I liked Baithak and The Crooked Cottage a lot :D

Nuttie Natters said...

of the lot...i like the plot thickens the best...but somehow that really doesn't bring out the liveliness of your blog...think more parull...think thhink...

TBC said...

Delurking just to weigh-in- Radio Parul, please :-)

S said...

Radio Parul, please....

Regular reader who's taken the hint to delurk :)

callezee said...

"The Crooked Cottage" the name is also funny and i hope the place is also funny...

Deej said...

I like The Plot Thickens.... I mean, it was all about Bringing Up Adi and now, with another baby in the mix, the Plot def Thickens eh what?

Y said...

Umm...to be frank, I like Orange Ice Candy. Can't you find some deep meaning related to that one? I know the history behind it, but can't it also just be about how life is one big orange ice candy bar...you are trying to enjoy it before it melts...just slurping it up and indulging in it even though you know it's nothing but empty calories that...errr...but seriously, think about it!

roop said...

i wrote plot thickens here.

i dont see my comment though. :||

well, here goes again:

The plot thickens ... is ... you.

Dil se said...

I votes for "Baithak" but now I think I like "Radio Parul" and "Crooked Cottage" more

Shilpi said...

I like 'The plot Thickens', followed by Radio Parul.. love your blog..makes me wonder why my life is not as interesting as yours..or maybe I don't see the humour in mine the way you do in yours!

Anyways, have been lurking for the longest time..figured had to finally write in to give my 2 cents on such an important topic:-)

Uma said...

Me says 'Radio Parul' though one part wants to vote for 'The Plot Thickens'

subbulakshmistoned said...

Crooked cottage.

Obsessivemom said...

I find myself checking and rechecking your post to see which name is winning... hope mine wins
:-)

Illusion said...

My vote goes to:
1. The Crooked Cottage
2. Radio Parul

Anonymous said...

the daily optimist.

Mumbai Diva said...

crooked cottage.....so fairy tale and so enid blyton..i have visions of this mysterious looking cottage, all gaily painted, with a family that has so many adventures and so much fun together....

Hema said...

Radio Parul seems apt!

Sue said...

I tend towards any of the last three, myself. Especially the last.

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Tara said...

The Blog Formerly Known As Bringing Up Adi
my vote goes to this..
else i would say think of some more.. none of these were appealing enough for some reason....