Wednesday, May 26, 2010

This is gonna be BIG – ready for the surprise?

“…Your never know what the tide is going to bring..”, I never quite realized the significance of this quote by Tom Hanks in Castaway. Not until last month. My move to India came with a flurry of surprises – some expected and some quite unexpected.

One of the ones that I never expected was I coming 2nd in the list of bloggers for Clear Admit's Best of Blogging Awards. You know whats more - I also won in two categories "Best Essay Advice" & "Best Interview Advice" - talk about a whole cherry farm on the cake!!

I’m really honored and all I can manage now is two words of gratitude for your readership – Thank You! I also thank the judges and all the MBA bloggers for voting my blog and for your love! My hearty congratulations for a well deserved top spot to Dream Chaser and Orlando.

There are some other well deserved winners in my books – Madalogue and Rocky for the fantastic content, Steve for entertaining us all with his god gifted humor, Xlick, The Dreamer, and Braveheart for their awesome posts! Congratulations to all of you; I’m simply proud of being among such brilliant individuals.

Now you might be thinking what a lazy ass I am for taking so long to even acknowledge such an honor! I think I have a valid reason, and that brings me to the BIG news that I’ve been itching to share with you all for the past couple of weeks. So without further ado here it is –

I’m Getting Married to my sweet heart in two weeks! Yes its true and its finally happening. The talks started as soon as I touched the Indian soil and it took exactly 2 weeks to decide that the marriage will be before I fly off to Barcelona. The big day is on the 8th of June, 2010 in Mumbai and I’m having a reception party on the 13th of June. The past few weeks have been like running around as if my tail was on fire; and that my friends is the reason for this long due post!

Needless to say I am overjoyed and enjoying every minute of these bustling days and believe me it’s a lot of work. But I’ll try my best to keep you all updated on this roller coaster ride which just took off!



  1. Congratulations! I was kind of expecting this when we spoke sometime back about your short trip to the city ;)

    So, are Mrs. and Mr. Hari off to Barcelona?

  2. Hearty congratulations to you Hari :)
    2010 is turning out to be a big year for you buddy!
    God bless you both!

    also, Thanks for the kind words

  3. Hari soooper :) tats awesome news ! hearty congratulations to both of you :)

  4. He he he thanks guys for all the wishes. Well thats not enough. I need your physical presence too. Will contact you guy soon with more info.

  5. Wow, such amazing news! Congratulations from the crew at!

  6. Thank you very much Sarah. Please convey my thanks to the entire crew too!

  7. Congrats on the award. I am also an MBA blogger and look forward to reading more about your MBA journey.


  8. Congratulations Hari! a real big step in life! I am really happy for you two! :)

  9. Hi Hari,
    Congrats on the wedding and for the blogger awards!!
    - Jeffrey.

  10. OMMGG!!! Congrats!!! I look forward to see the wedding pictures!!! I am on of your GMAT fans and I am wishing you all the blessing joy for you and your wifey!!

    P/S: Your blog inspires me to shed all my tears and to keep my chin up to keep fighting on the gmat.



  11. Dream chaser and Jeffrey, thank you very much for your warm wishes!

    Eloka, I'm flattered and humbled by your kind words. Thanks for your wishes and wish you too all the best throughout your MBA appln journey.

  12. Congrats! Between getting married and starting grad school in Spain (awesome location!), it sounds like you are having one heck of year :)

  13. Oh absolutely. I guess 2010 is special for me. Thanks for your wishes and btw congrats on the well deserving award. Love your blog!!

  14. Congrats man...I have been a silent admirer of your fantastic blog all these days and absolutely love your writing.
    Best of luck for your wedding and also for your time at IESE.


  15. This was great to read for me.Thanks for this post.

  16. Congrats Hari for both clearadmit + marriage!...1 we have to register our blog somewhere to in order to participate for this kind of (clearadmit)awards?

  17. Hi Hari

    Hearty congratulations ! Here's wishing you a happy married life. And congrats on the BoB award.

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  19. Hey buddy,

    You totally disappeared. How is everything going on from your personal and mba fronts.


  20. That was a great news! Congratulations to both of you and best wishes.
    May you leave happily ever after.

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