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Baradwaj Rangan, a writer par excellence

March 13, 2016


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I don’t know how I landed on his blog. Maybe, as is my wont, I was searching for articles on Sir MV, Mathematics, Food, Srinivasa Ramanujan, Kamal Hassan….Ilayaraja…. and that might have taken me to an article in The Hindu. And from there, I might have found my way to his blog. Ever since, I have frequented the place and enjoyed every piece written by Baradwaj Rangan who likes to be called a Film Analyst. But I can say he is much more than that, having read his articles for over 4 years now.

His writings are intelligent, witty and thought provoking. Everytime I visit his blog, it has enriched my knowledge about movies and writing.

Apart from his writings, not-to-be missed on his blog is the Comments section! His readers are widely-read and passionate about many things, especially films.

I drew the above cartoon on the spur of the moment yesterday and mailed it to him. He was generous enough to post it on his blog (Looney toons). Thank you Mr. Rangan for feeding us excellent food for thought!

Related Links:
Film reviews in The Hindu
Baradwaj Rangan’s blog

[Baradwaj Rangan is currently the Senior Deputy Editor at The Hindu. He has won the National Award (Swarna Kamal) for Best Film Critic in 2005. His writings on cinema, music, art, books, travel and humour have been published in various magazines like Open, Tehelka, Biblio, Outlook and The Caravan. He has co-written the screenplay for the Tamil rom-com, Kadhal 2 Kalyanam. He teaches a course on cinema at the Asian College of Journalism, Chennai.]

Thank You for Commenting!

June 4, 2012

Design: RK / RwB

Related Post: ‘Rambling with Bellur’ turns 6!

Dear Friends,

On the occasion of  Rambling with Bellur’s 6th birthday, I take this opportunity to dedicate this post to You!

Sincere and humble thanks to all readers for taking time out to visit and comment here, and guest writers for contributing high quality articles covering some of the best topics around with all of us. I also thank my friends who have shared lovely photographs and cartoons published in RwB.

This blog is nothing without your active participation, encouragement and support.

With much gratitude and appreciation

Best wishes
Bellur Ramakrishna

‘Rambling with Bellur’ turns 5!

May 31, 2011

Celebrating the Quinquennial anniversary!
Design: RK

When I was first told “People would like to read your experiences, why don’t you start a blog?”, I didn’t really take it seriously. I kept reading various blogs (I still do). I really like the way some of the bloggers share their thoughts in such fantastic style. You can really feel the flow in their thoughts.

RwB at Blogspot: The first post

One cloudy morning, when RwB found yours truly here in the blogosphere five years ago, it was just a casual ‘Hi!’ from both of us, and nothing more. But after I shifted from blogspot to WordPress (thanks to Sanjay), I  felt nice coming here and rambling around the place. I have enjoyed writing and designing at RwB. Being a fan of quizzes, I have enjoyed putting up a few, and have always looked forward to your answers! And it feels nice that all of you have appreciated the cartoons and collages here. On rare occasions, RwB designs got featured in some newspaper articles and French textbook. RwB has not only introduced me to a wide range of people, it has helped me get a good career break too!

Blogging is a bane

A recent collage

Feels great to know that there are readers here who look forward to a post related to specific festivals, birthdays, topics, ads, songs or some information! When I posted the 69th Rama Navami Music Festival schedule, by Sri Rama Seva Mandali on March 14 2007, little did I know it would become the beginning of an annual affair, just like the Music fest itself! Every year, by November, RwB starts getting comments asking when I would be posting the next year’s schedule!

For a few days in between, I felt like a Senior Rehab Expert when some readers asked me serious questions about a peculiar disease called Blog Addiction! Some asked me deeper questions when I posted possible cures for Blog addiction!

I am overwhelmed by the response these posts have received:


Digging into some of the ‘gilky’ designs (above), I’ve done over the years to celebrate a milestone here at RwB, brought a smile today!

A few months after I took a hiatus in 2007, I got a letter from an avid reader of RwB. I felt humbled reading it and published it as a separate post ‘coz the reader had told me that I had become lazy. Mr.Rangachary, thanks for that strong letter!

Today, everyone has got totally hooked onto FB and Twitter. Top brands are smart enough to join existing social networking sites (like Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, or LinkedIn) as they feel building their own might not get in as many footfalls (or finger falls!)! Also, joining one makes it possible to engage in community conversation on (more or less) equal footing. I feel these popular social networking sites are like very popular malls people love to visit. And stay there.

After the FB-Tweet revolution, blogging looks an old man’s pastime! People feel it strenuous to read anything more than 140 characters. But still it is great to see people come here and leave their feedback. I would like to thank everyone for visiting RwB. This blog is nothing without your active participation, encouragement and support.

Sharing knowledge is so important and it is really heartening that RwB has got excellent contributions by way of articles, Rangoli designs, cartoons and photographs from endearing readers. I have thoroughly enjoyed posting them and reading your insightful and appreciative comments. And thanks to Vasuki for making me write my solitary guest post for his Gaadi Slogans blog.

So here I am, after 5 years, 542 posts and close to 11 lakh classic hits!

With much gratitude and appreciation

Best wishes
Bellur Ramakrishna


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Blog Cartoon – 55

October 3, 2008

Cartoon: RK

Also visit the Cartoon page on RwB.