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November 4, 2010

I am famous!

Filed under: Rant — Tags: , — yaadayaada @ 6:50 pm

Was bloghopping this morning and went to http://sg-shootthebreeze.blogspot.com from Parul’s as he is one of the winners. While browsing through his posts, guess what I encounter, Surprise! Surprise!  My golu from last year!
Here it is at his blog

Have left a comment in his post.

p.s. First thing I did was check to see if my husband is blogging behind my back and he is not! Good for him! So I think I don’t know this person. Even if I know you, that is my bommai, my golu! Don’t have problem sharing the photographs but have a big problem sharing my golu credits. Because that is MINE MINE MINE!

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32 Comments »

  1. Oh my God! I agree that loads of people use google images in their posts but claiming my Paatis Maraapaachis as his own?!!! Well, he has another thing coming!!!

    Btw, Congrats dear! You have arrived in blogworld! 🙂

    Comment by B o o. — November 4, 2010 @ 7:03 pm

  2. you are famous!

    It would have been really funny if it was your husband’s blog!

    Comment by Me — November 4, 2010 @ 7:26 pm

  3. I happen to see your latest blog on your golu and I was pretty shocked too. It so happens that his reply to my comment on his blog is being highlighted. Finally glad that I found the correct person to whom this appreciation of the golu should go to. I was totally awed by the way you had arranged and decorated the dolls, esp the chettiyar kadai and marapachi dolls. Sincere apologies from my side too

    Comment by Anuradha — November 4, 2010 @ 7:29 pm

    • Thanks Anu! Still don’t mind my golu picture in others blogs, but the credits, that is another story. The golu has lot of hand-work stuff from my grandma. The marappachi dolls were decorated by my grandma. And the groceries in choc-truffle holder is my own idea. Thanks again for coming over!

      Comment by yaadayaada — November 4, 2010 @ 10:41 pm

  4. You **are** famous !! Have been famous for a while now – late realization 🙂

    Deepavali Bhakshanam photos Enga ??

    Comment by bitsofchocolate — November 4, 2010 @ 7:38 pm

    • edhukku? Adhuthadhu “Somaasi” photo va vera yaraavadhu sudanumaa?!!!! 😀

      Comment by B o o. — November 4, 2010 @ 9:19 pm

      • YY is making Somasi ? Address kudunga 🙂

        YY: Don’t you live in the same neighborhood as me. We should meet up! Email me, can arrange for the somasi! 🙂

        Comment by bitsofchocolate — November 4, 2010 @ 9:33 pm

  5. I went and read that guy’s post and also the multiple comments from readers complimenting the Golu photo – the guy never directly acknowledged the Golu related compliment – just gave some generic Thanks type response to each of those commenters – so am sure he did not put up that photo by accident or a Picasaweb mixup

    Glad that you left a comment – but wish something can be done to make the guy explicitly acknowledge that the Golu is not his !!!!

    Comment by bitsofchocolate — November 4, 2010 @ 7:43 pm

  6. ..PV..YY yekkov aa bakshanam boto poda solli kaamedy-keemady pannalayae?

    Comment by Me — November 4, 2010 @ 8:03 pm

    • You crack me up!

      Comment by yaadayaada — November 4, 2010 @ 9:10 pm

      • Sorry – did not get the joke

        Mr.Me and YY – pliss to explain to ignorant readers

        YY: Are you asking me to put pictures so that someone else can use that for their Diwali blog? That is the joke by Mr.Me!

        Comment by bitsofchocolate — November 4, 2010 @ 9:15 pm

  7. True mark of a celeb darling!!!!!

    All of you stand in line. I will go first to get YY’s autograph, simply cos I can reach her before you. 🙂

    This is not this year, but last year-nnu sollaradhum, yes marapachi-nnu bommai ID pannaradhim…. Sir konjam over-a poitar!!

    Comment by utbtkids — November 4, 2010 @ 8:24 pm

  8. *queuing behind utbtkids* YY!! Autograph please! And oh, I’m getting the adoption papers ready 😀 Then I will also join the phamous phamily 😀

    Comment by revsjoiedevivre — November 4, 2010 @ 9:33 pm

  9. YY: He did say it was his Golu!!
    read comment #8:
    “The picture is not this year’s golu. It is from a few years back”.

    p.s: Pls put up your Diwali sweets pics. Lot of ppl are asking me what Iam making. konjam uthaviya irukum 😛

    Comment by The Print Lover — November 4, 2010 @ 9:43 pm

    • TPL, this year’s Diwali baks made by mom since she is here. Mixture, mullu murukku, normal murukku, somasi, poli, ompodi so far. She is yet to make one more sweet! 🙂

      This is the first year after marriage that we are celebrating Diwali with parents so according to mom, it is our thalai deepavali, hence the elaborate baks.

      Comment by yaadayaada — November 4, 2010 @ 10:15 pm

  10. Hello there! First time commenter! I burst out laughing when I read Boo’s post. This must be the most embarrassing win ever 😉 Congrats on YOUR win, though.. hehe! and Happy Diwali.

    Comment by JustAnotherBlogger — November 5, 2010 @ 1:01 am

  11. Thanks for pointing out the mistake. I put that picture but never claimed it was ours. In order not to have any controversy, I have removed the post.

    Once again, very sorry.

    Comment by SG — November 5, 2010 @ 1:17 am

    • As I said, didn’t have any problem with my golu picture at your blog. Had issues when you acknowledged the unsuspecting commenters when they complimented on “your” golu. Anyway, thanks!

      Comment by yaadayaada — November 5, 2010 @ 1:25 am

  12. Just checked with my wife. She had a quite a few collection of golu pictures. I took one of them from her collection thinking it was ours. Now I know it is not ours.

    Again, very sorry for the mistake.

    Comment by SG — November 5, 2010 @ 1:22 am

  13. did you check out what he calls himself on his profile?

    Comment by Praveen — November 5, 2010 @ 1:40 am

    • Thanks Parul and good luck with your book! As for SG, don’t know what to say! Just going to move on!

      Comment by yaadayaada — November 5, 2010 @ 8:42 pm

  14. I’m glad Parul took the step she did… in my eyes the comments section discredits his whole blog (how do you know that even the writing/stories are his?)

    Mind you, as Boo said, you’ve certainly arrived now. LOL

    YY: Welcome Sue! Yeah! The comment section is bad! Didn’t plan on arriving like this!

    Comment by Sue — November 8, 2010 @ 3:56 am

  15. You have arrived!! Anyway NICE golu

    YY:Thanks for the compliments! Need to put up this years golu along with the uchu pillayar koil that my mom made.

    Comment by artnavy — November 8, 2010 @ 5:49 am

  16. Hello Alll of you here who are going for the jugular. SG made a mistake and apologized. Absolutely, no need to extrapolate that one gaffe of his to everything he’s done pre and post that incident.

    For that matter, since all of you here are pretty righteous about this whole thing let me ask you a simple question.

    “How many of you use Facebook and if you do and assuming you are all aware of the backstory and the incriminating proof why do you continue to use the service?”

    Comment by Deepa — November 8, 2010 @ 6:11 am

    • Sorry, what does Facebook have to do with what SG did?

      I read his apology but I’m a bit wary of believing that he didn’t know that the room in the picture was not his, far less such a distinctive golu.

      Speaking as one who has had posts lifted and who writes for a living in the real world, I assure you that this ‘borrowing’ is a very real infringement on person’s rights.

      Comment by Sue — November 8, 2010 @ 7:27 am

    • hmm.. support coming in the form of offence as the best defence? wow, can his supporters do no better? I suppose they have no option in the face of such obvious plagiarism…

      and i appreciate an apology but a simple I am sorry would have been far better than the convoluted explanation. I mean men are known to be clueless, but surely you’d recognise your own home’s golu…

      anyway, as Boo said, you have truly arrived 🙂 and rarely is the arrival pleasant

      YY: Yup! Not pleasant at all! Internet anonymity brings the evil in people.

      Comment by the mad momma — November 10, 2010 @ 2:33 pm

  17. I cannot believe the support he gets..YY – you have indeed arrived!! BTW your Deepavali spread looks awesome!

    Comment by mniamma — November 8, 2010 @ 2:09 pm

  18. I am glad things are sorted out YY. I am very happy that Parul struck to her decision.
    I do not believe it was a honest mistake what SG did. Whatever he did later and the story he came up with was obviously a damage control misson.
    Maddy.

    Comment by maddy — November 8, 2010 @ 4:24 pm

  19. I am amazed at the vehement support he is getting!

    And I am also amazed at your maturity in moving on.

    Comment by Cee Kay — November 8, 2010 @ 8:09 pm

  20. It just irrites me on why people dont respect boundaries in anothers house or blog photos.
    Although he has taken down the post, I read his blog post and comments from the cache through boos blog. Wow the power of internet – if you think it will come back to haunt you dont put it in writing.

    Comment by Vidya — November 12, 2010 @ 4:59 am


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