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Hitler is a great fascination to me says The Rat

I am a Big Time Foodie… will eat anything that comes my way

About:

I go by the name “The Rat” in blogger world and Rathy in real world. Though a Leather Technologist by education, I am a creative writer based at Chennai. I am happy that both my profession and hobbies coincide with writing being the major one, closely followed by street photography. An ardent fitness freak, I scare away people by dancing and singing. I blog at www.tantrumzz.com

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Rat’s Sketch

Interview

Q1: Welcome to Speakbindas. Tell us since when blogging has been a part of your life? Was there any motive or inspiration as a backbone of it?

  • Hi… Early 2007 saw me starting a blog, which is no longer open to public. Then slowly by 2008, I started penning at Tantrumzz of the Rat… Though DreamVendor who pens at www.coffeeandstories.blogspot.com was a heavy inspiration, my blog was more of a journal initially…. Now-a-days, I touch on every topic that fascinates me.

Q2: What is your blog all about? Which topics you cover there? Is that you alone running/maintaining the blog, or have a team?

  • Basically “Tantrumzz” is a personal blog… I write on anything and everything that fascinates me… It may be a personal incident of my life or something which I enjoyed while taking a walk… I also have a blog where I give out my view points on books… My culinary blog deals mostly with my mishaps at kitchen but let me assure you that I know my Dals and Vegetables… My photo blog deals with my second hobby…

Q3: What are the present statistics for your blog, i.e. number of daily visitors, visitors geographical status etc.?

  • Though I don’t understand a thing, folks keep sending my stats and ranks… The page has an Indirank of 77 and Google Page rank of 2… Alexa rating is some where around 2.89M… Histats.com says around 250 unique visitors hang out on my page daily… Geolocation really stuns me given the wide range of people reading my page… While USA ranks next to India, I have subscribed readers from Slovakia, Croatia and more remote countries…
Rat's Sketch

Rat’s Sketch

Q4: Is blogging for you just a passion or a medium for earning too? Does it help you to earn enough cash to quit a 9 to 5 day job?

  • No… Blogging is purely a passion to me… I generally avoid all those requests from folks to have their links and ads hosted on my pages…

Q5: Who are your favorite bloggers, whom you read frequently?

A5: I have a huge list of Fav readers… but some of them are real Pearls…

  • http://coffeeandstories.blogspot.com/ – Dreamvendor
  • http://godyears.blogspot.com/ – Dr. Roshan
  • http://blogeswari.blogspot.com/ – Blogeswari
  • http://chennaimadras.blogspot.com/ – Shantaram
  • http://indianhomemaker.wordpress.com/ – IHM
  • http://www.iyerpaiyan.com/ – Satish
  • http://themadmomma.wordpress.com/ – Madmomma
  • http://nachidas.blogspot.com/ – Nachiketa

Q6: From the secret bucket of your blogging experiences, what tips you would like to share with the fellow bloggers?

  • There is nothing like a secret… Eventually everyone is gonna learn it sooner or later… But yes, write what you feel… Don’t go agreeing what others say just because you feel they are more popular…

Q7: Do you believe that blogging completes you? If yes, tell us how?

  • Yes, it does… I take out my feelings in words… so blogging helps me a lot… whenever I feel like not discussing something with my friends, I blog it.. Believe me, once its out of your mind you are more relaxed…

Q8: What was the happiest and gloomiest moment of your life?

  • I have had way too many Happiest moments in life to share… and try to forget my gloomiest moments… but yes, happiest was when I got my first Book and gloomiest was when I left my previous job… nothing can replace what I got and what I lost…

Q9: Say, you are sponsored to travel to 3 world destinations, where you need not to worry about costs for food, hotel or anything. Which destinations would you pick up, and why? Would you like to take someone along with you? If yes, whom?

A9: Hmmm…

  • Galapagos Island
  • Great Barrier Reef
  • Maldives Island

Because I am more of an explorer and a water person…

Q10: Are you into watching movies? If yes, which fills your list of favorite ones?

  • I don’t prefer watching movies that much… That’s mainly because I can’t sit at a place for three odd hours…

Q11: How has blogging helped you other than money?

  • Friends… I befriended many who are real time friends now… I know most of them in my daily reading list personally now and they are there when I am in need…

Q12: What would be the one thing you’d change about yourself?

  • Nothing… I like the exact way I am now…

Q13: What is your deepest fear?

  • Being an Invalid… I can never bring myself to be dependent on others
Rat's Sketch

Rat’s Sketch

Q14: If you could meet one person, dead or alive, who would it be?

  • The Hitler… he is a great fascination to me…

Q15: Which is your favorite television show? Favorite songs?

  • Another No brainer… I don’t follow Television… My Fav Songs occupy some 10 GB of my Laptop’s hard-disk… So it’s tough to quote…

Q16: How much money do you have in your purse/wallet right now (including change)?

  • I hardly carry cash… must be around some 100 bucks…

Q17: What is your favorite food? Any particular dislikes?

  • I am a Big Time Foodie… will eat anything that comes my way… but I hate Rare meat…I like my meat crisp and done to the point…

Q18: What’s your take on the technological advancement these days? Does it make people’s life simple or complicated?

  • Simple or complicated, it sure does make people Lazy… Call me old school, but yet I don’t gel well with Technology… I prefer the old methods everywhere…

Q19: What do you think of “blogging is the next BIG thing”?

  • I don’t have any strong opinions about it… It’s just a passing Fad… Like now Twitter is over taking Blogging by several folds… most folks are opting for micro-blogging rather than a 200-300 word write up… what can be expressed in 140 characters doesn’t need those many words…

Q20: List out the 10 bloggers you believe should be interviewed by Speakbindas.com.

A20:

  • http://coffeeandstories.blogspot.com/ – Dreamvendor
  • http://godyears.blogspot.com/ – Dr. Roshan
  • http://blogeswari.blogspot.com/ – Blogeswari
  • http://chennaimadras.blogspot.com/ – Shantaram
  • http://indianhomemaker.wordpress.com/ – IHM
  • http://www.iyerpaiyan.com/ – Satish
  • http://themadmomma.wordpress.com/ – Madmomma
  • http://keshigirl.blogspot.com/ – Keshi
  • http://nachidas.blogspot.com/ – Nachiketa
  • http://ki-jaana-main-kaun.blogspot.com – Howdoweknow

Q21: Any special message you would like to share with your blog readers as well with everyone else?

  • Just keep writing… It’s a great medium to communicate… People may forget what we say, but what we write will remain for ages…

About

Devang Vibhakar is the Founder and Editor of www.SpeakBindas.com. He has interviewed more than 350 people. His effort was recognized by Limca Book of Records, twice. He has been to Scotland as well as Germany as part of vocational & cultural exchange programs and has compiled five books so far. He's passionate about bringing forth interesting stories & interviews of entrepreneurs to avid readers of SpeakBindas. He can be reached here.

10 thoughts on “Hitler is a great fascination to me says The Rat

  1. The Rat says:

    Hey Thanks…

    Elated abt this interview

    1. Narendra says:

      Hi Rat, nice to read your interview 🙂
      Happy to meet someone who is crazy about Hitler – my fav. too

  2. gils says:

    hey cool 🙂 antha tag potapo teriatha neria matter intha tagla terinjukiten…nice drawings btw…ice vaikarathukaga solala..really impressive..

  3. Nachi says:

    …har har har!! congrats mere yaar!! 😀 😀 Goooooooo Rat!

  4. gangadharan says:

    hmm this one is really good. do you teach?

  5. Divya Vikram says:

    Congrats dear! Way to go!!

  6. nari says:

    hei sis… sema !!! Njoy!!!

  7. Thangavel says:

    Oye, chechi… Outstanding!

  8. Keshi says:

    An excellent interview. Love ur replies Rat. As usual u r REAL. I love that abt u. Keep on writing girl. All the best too!

    ps: tnxx for the shout-out 😉

    *HUGZ*
    Keshi.

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Devang Vibhakar
Devang Vibhakar
(Editor, www.SpeakBindas.com)
SpeakBindas is a Limca Book of Awards winning blog. It's a PR3 blog with 1000+ articles & Interviews. Devang Vibhakar - Founder - has interviewed more than 350+ people and has been to Scotland, London & Germany. He's a writer, speaker, traveler & movie-goer !! He has also written four books. He's passionate about bringing forth interesting stories & interviews of people from various sectors of life to avid readers of SpeakBindas. You can reach him here .