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Do not point out anybody’s religious feelings: Neela Kakadia

Neela Kakadia at Saradar Sarovar Dam

Neela Kakadia at Saradar Sarovar Dam

Neela Sudhir Kadakia was born on December 12, 1947. She studied Diploma in Home Science and presently lives in Mumbai. “I am a house wife. Music is my life. I love to sing and still I am learning classical music, light music and above all bhajan.” Says Mrs. Kakadia.

She adds “My passions are to write in computer as I am neither writer nor poet. And my most wish is do Inner Parikrama of Holy Kailash, though I have done seven times this Holiest Yatra of Hindu.”

She runs three blogs viz.,

Meghdhanush :- http://shivshiva.wordpress.com

Shivalay :- http://shivalay.wordpress.com

Geet Gunj :- http://geet-gunj.blogspot.com


Q: 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?

  • Ans.: First of all I am very thankful to Devangbhai for taking my interview and my good wishes are with him for this activity.
  • I have started my blog since July 26, 2006 & now it became part of my daily life to write and read.
  • Yes, Sonal Vaidya [for sv] gave inspiration to run blog as I had Gujarati font. Mrugesh [readgujarati] was helping me to run my blog and inspire how to run and maintain the blog. Then after Amit Pisavadiya {ami zaranu], Kunal, Sarjeet Amin helped me a lot to manage blog. Nilamben Doshi, Chetana Shah, Neeta Kotecha also helped me. Rajendrabhai Jhaveri, Manvantbhai Patel and so many my readers support me a lot.

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

  • Ans.: Like Meghdhanush [seven colors] my blog Meghdhanush has so many topics. From children to old age person can enjoy my blog. Ladies can have good and easy recopies and beauty tips also. Even natural tips are there. Traveling, stories, balsahitya, poetries, bhajans, of course my Kailash Yatra and many things I put in Meghdhanush.
  • In Shivalay I write about Lord Shiva. On 27 Nov. Shivalay completed one year.
  • In Geet Gunj I am trying to put all kinds of songs in different language with song writing. On 4th January Geet Gunj will complete one year.
  • I do not have any team. I am running by myself.

Q.: How important is it for the blogger to interact with their readers? Do you respond to all the comments that you receive?

  • Ans.: Readers and their comments are most supporters for any blogger they inspire to blog writer to write much more good and helpful things. I always try to respond to all the comments that I receive.

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

  • Ans.: I do not observe daily visitors but I can give no. of visitors till now of my all blogs.
  • Meghdhanush: – 87,410 visitors visited from July 2006 till now.
  • Shivalay :- 2,430 visitors visited from November 2008 till now.
  • Geet Ginj :- 9,970 visitors visited from January 2009 till now

Q: 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?

  • Ans.: Blogging is my passion only. For me it is not earning media.

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

  • Ans.: Readgujarati is my favorite blog. As I started reading Gujarati on computer from Readgujarati. Now a days I am busy with my own blog so I am not able to read any blog frequently but still I am trying to visit blogs.

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

  • Ans.: In bindas world everybody has right to write anything so keep mum is best tip with fellow bloggers. One thing I must say to everyone that respect your religion and God. Do not point out anybody’s religious feelings.

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

  • Ans.: In our life there are so many aspects so nothing makes anybody complete.

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

  • Ans.: My first Darshan of Holy Kailash was my happiest moment. And without any good reason I had to give up my Kailash Yatra in 2006 was my gloomiest moment of my life.

Q: 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?

  • Ans.: Kailash Yatra is my last destination of life. અને કહેવાય છે ને કે ‘માંહે પડેલા મહાસુખ પામે.’
Neela Kakadia with Grand daughter Richa

Neela Kakadia with Grand daughter Richa

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

  • Ans.: Not much but I like classic movies most.

Q: How has blogging helped you other than money?

  • Ans.: Yes, I met so many good people through this media. I made good friends also.

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

  • Ans.: I can keep myself tensionless.

Q: What is your deepest fear?

  • Ans.: God is my deepest fear. I hate liars.

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

  • Ans.: My husband Sudhir.

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

  • Ans.: Sa, Re, Ga, Ma, Pa is my favorite television Show. Classical songs I love to hear.

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

  • Ans.: Very notorious question for a lady but I keep that much money to survive myself coming by cab in Mumbai.

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

  • Ans.: Nearly all vegetables food I like. Non vegetarian food is not my liking as I feel અન્ન તેવો ઓડકાર.

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

  • Ans.: All new technology has two sides. It makes people simple as well as complicated also.

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

  • Ans.: To my knowledge Blogging is not next BIG thing but it makes people closer.

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

  • Ans.: Keep smiling and speak when it is necessary.


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.

5 thoughts on “Do not point out anybody’s religious feelings: Neela Kakadia

  1. Hello Neela Aunty,

    Am glad to have known your deep faith in Lord Shiva. Having done Parikrama of Kailash must be a faith increasing experience.

    I am in a process of organizing “Shiv Puran” shortly at my native, for the benefit of restructuring an old Shiv Temple (Shankar Mandir)

    Thank you for participating in the interview.

  2. Neela says:

    Thank you Devangbhai.

    If you need any help from me abt, restrucuring old Shiv Temple, let me know. I am sending good potrait of Holy Kailash which we had destributed abt. 500 copies to everybody who are interested.

    Om Namah Shivay.
    .-= Neela´s last blog ..રેતીને છંછેડનાર મૂરખનું ગીત =-.

    1. Thank you for your generosity. You can surely send over the portrait which I will hand over to Temple Pujari.

      If you meant any financial help too, that will be highly appreciated. Infact, the purpose of “Shiv Puran” is fund-raising only, because otherwise, people don’t get a feeling to donate. Being this temple, really old, it MUST survive. We have some active women in village, who are doing good work for the same.

      In fact, I would like to welcome you to pay a visit to this temple when we organize “Shiv Puran” That would indeed be a pleasure. You can talk about your Kailash Yatra experiences with them, and I am sure that people of village will really like it.

  3. Tapan Kadakia says:

    Hi Mom,

    Interesting answers, Nice ones…. I love your passion for your belief in GOD and writing Blogs. Keep up the good work mom…



  4. Chetu says:

    Congrats didi .. its nice to read abt you again …! Lord Shiva bless you.. OM NAMAH SHIVAY .
    .-= Chetu´s last blog ..Samnvay =-.

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