Life At 60 : Sixty Thousand Hits On My Blog


In My Office at Vidur's Kreating Charakters

In My Office at Vidur’s Kreating Charakters

MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           DECEMBER 18 , 2012           11.45 P.M.

I write blogs regularly , almost daily on wordpress.com . Its URL is :

http://www.mevidur.wordpress.com

I started writing and posting blogs hesitatingly from March  30 , 2009 . And now after 3 months , in March 2012 , I would be completing 4 momentous years as blogger . It is continuous 3 years and 9 months or 1358 days of blogging till date .

It is so uncanny that yesterday I completed 60th year of my life and simultaneously my blog post got 60,000 hits . Today I entered in the 61st year of my life and my blog space got 60,101 hits .

When I started blogging , I used to get 1 or 2 or maximum 5 hits per day . But from mid November , 2012 , I am getting  more than 100 hits per day . Highest hit in a day on my blog was 628 . It happened when I wrote about the coup of Maldives .

As I was culling the statistics for this blog , it came out as following :

Blogs posted : 370

Categories : 48

Hits : 60,101

Highest Hit In A Day : 628

Tags : 4,775

Followers : 599

Comments : 164

 

Widgets : 25

Countries : 140

It is so heartening that out of 193 countries of the world , people of 140 countries have visited my blog space till date . 53 more countries and the whole world will be in my oyster .

Students of my acting class always comment whenever they happen to visit my blogs written on films .

I started writing this blog while sitting in the office of my acting academy Vidur’s Kreating Charakters and as I am completing it , I am thinking about the uncanny coincidence of my age and hits of the blog .

Life at 60 is turning interesting . Very interesting .

VIDUR

MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA

www.vidur.co.in

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www.vidurfilms.com

www.youtube.com/ividur

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Remembering Nora Ephron


 

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Nora Ephron with Her Husband Nicholas Pileggi at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

 

MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA           DECEMBER 16 , 2012           11.20 P.M.

For common viewers and some upstarts , Hollywood history begins with Tom Hanks and ends with Tom Cruise . But for connoisseurs of cinema it is much more . It also includes eminent producers , directors , music directors, editors and screenplay writers . And when it come to screenplay writing , Nora Ephron comes as one of the top – rankers . Among the present day writers of Hollywood , she epitomizes excellence in screenplay writing . Three time Oscar – nominated Nora Ephron died on June 26 ,  2012 in New York at the age of 71 due to leukemia .

Nora Ephron (1941-2012), Thanks and Goodbye

Nora Ephron will always be known and remembered for the hugely popular RomComs like ; Silkwood ” [ 1983 ] , ” Heartburn [ 1986 ] ” , ” When Harry Met Sally ” [ 1989 ] , ” Sleepless In Seattle ” [ 1993 ] , ” Michael ” [ 1996 ] , ” You’ve Got Mail ” [ 1998 ] ,  and her last filmJulie & Julia ” [ 2009 ] .

Apart from writing , she also produced films like ; ” When Harry Met Sally ” [ 1989 ] , ” Michael ” [ 1996 ] , ” You’ve Got Mail ” [ 1998 ]  and ” Julie & Julia ” [ 2009 ] . She directed films like ; ” Sleepless In Seattle ” , ” Michael ” , ” You’ve Got Mail ” and ” Julie & Julia ” .

In total she wrote 13 films . Out of these 13 , she also produced 10 films and directed 8 .

She was nominated thrice for Academy Awards for films like ; ” Silkwood ” ,” When Harry Met Sally ” and ” Sleepless In Seattle ” ,  though she never got it . She got BAFTA Award in 1994 for ” When Harry Met Sally ” .

 

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Cover of Silkwood

 

Heartburn (film)

Heartburn (film) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Cover of When Harry Met Sally

 

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Moive Poster from film “Michel” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Cover of You’ve Got Mail

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Cover of Julie & Julia

She was a multi – faceted personality . She , apart from being a White House intern , began her career as journalist and then started writing for movies . Apart from writing screenplay for films , she wrote for stage also . Her plays like ; ” Imaginary Friends ” [ 2002 ] and ” Love , Loss and What I Wore ” [ 2009 ] are known to all .

Her collection of essays like ; I Feel Bad About My Neck : And Other Thoughts About Being a Woman ” [ 2006 ] and ” I Remember Nothing : And Other Reflections ” [ 2010 ] were very popular and much acclaimed . In fact her first mentioned book was a bestseller and was on the New York Times List .

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Cover of I Feel Bad About My Neck

It is sad that a personality of this kind died so young . 71 is no age to leave the world . I wanted to write and post this blog much earlier but due to unavoidable circumstances in my professional life , I could not post it earlier . I express my regret .

I , on behalf of all the acting students and staff of my acting academy in Mumbai ,  Vidur’s Kreating Charakters , pay my condolences to the family of Nora Ephron .

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May her soul rest in peace !!

VIDUR

MUMBAI – MAHARASHTRA – INDIA

www.vidur.co.in

www.kreatingcharakters.net

www.vidurfilms.com

www.youtube.com/ividur

www.twitter.com/VidurChaturvedi

www.jaibhojpuri.com/profile/VidurChaturvedi

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