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Monday, May 14, 2012

First Anniversary of BJ's nocabbages: A Big Thank You!



One year. 201 published posts. 434 comments. 3,55,265 page views. 

This day last year I launched
BJ's nocabbages, i.e. this blog. The idea behind the blog was to make it a platform for learning, with primary focus on economics and politics. I think I have succeeded to an extent; while your reactions to the posts have mostly been positive, it is true that your critical observations have helped me write better.

As you know, there are two major series on this blog: 

(a)
Reads: The Best of Politics, Economics, & Ideas - where I share some of the best articles on the Web on a wide range of subjects; 

(b)
The Explainer. This is the most popular and widely read feature on this blog. In this space, I write Q&A on important economic and political issues.

In the next few days, I intend to restart
10 Things You Should Know series (I have published about six installments), with a tweak in the title to 5 Things You Should Know.

I thank you, Dear Reader, for visiting
BJ's nocabbages. The number of page views have surpassed my expectations. In fact, there is no publicity tool for this blog. Not bad for a part-time blogger. 

Is there anything that you would want me to write on? Your comments are most welcome.




28 comments:

Anonymous said...

I congratulate you for the completion of one year of your blog. This has been a major source of information for us. Thank you for providing such a nice platform of knowledge.

Anonymous said...

BJ learned a lot from this page...keeping doing it for idiots like us to gain little knowledge.....:):)

Mohit Bagadia said...

I congratulate you for this achievement. Hope it will be becoming more popular in the future with a lot of great content...which will help us in building our future. :)

Anonymous said...

congratulations BJ keep going

Anonymous said...

congratulations. ur doing a great job for us readers.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Bharat Jain Sir.This blog is excellent and thank you very much for explaining complex terms in a very easy manner.

Nish said...

Hi Sir...

Please list out few books which you think are very important for students like me have to read to gain more knowledge on topics such as Indian History, economic policy or world politics....

Thanks,
Nishanth

Bharat C. Jain said...

Hi, Nishanth! Thank you for the feedback. This weekend I will post a list of recommended books.

veerraju said...

Congrats sir. Thanks for all the gyaan you've given to your readers.
Once you wrote that you don't support Anna Hazare and also said that you're gonna write an article about it. I hope that you'll write it sooner than later.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this blog. I have been following it regularly and it is surely increasing my GK.

jigar said...

congratulations, sir!!
your posts have been stimulating and thought-provoking :)
may the traffic double this year and so does the amount of information that your readers get out of here :)

DP said...
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abbansal said...

Congrats Sir
This blog has been treat to read from the time I am reading this.This has been like one of the very first pages i visit every morning to see the activity.At times when there is no activity for weeks i feel restless .This has been an important part of my transition from a novice to a moderately informed man.Not only this reading your opinions on international news is gives a fairly unbiased view.
Thanks for all the help.

Unknown said...

Yes, sir if possible books on World War, different cultures etc would be helpful.

Anonymous said...

Waiting for the list of recommended books to read

Avinash K said...

Try reading mein kampf of hitler, that will give you a good perspective of the world wars.

Anonymous said...

Sir u have always been a good source of inspiration. Thank you for all the knowledge you impart. Your style always inspires people like me to read and be curious :)

Your OldStudent

chandu said...

Congratulations and thanks a lot..This is a wonderful blog and i could spend time on this at any point of the day. Thanks once again and all the best

Dinakar Peri said...

Congratulations sir! We remain your ardent followers and looking for many more wonderful articles and more knowledge :)

Anonymous said...

gr8 blog and keep going sir!

you are a damn cool guru :)

-your old student since 2006

Anonymous said...

hi this is aditya. this blog helped me in preparing for my mba gdpi thank you. as well as congratulations on the first anniversary

DP said...

Hi Bharat sir,

One thing I just want to request you is "Keep Blogging atleast a post a day".

Trust me, everyday I open your blog and feel bad if there is no post from you.

I feel happy and excited when there is a post from you. I swear, I read every article you have posted.


Some more things I want from your blog are


1. Motivating and inspiring stories of some great business-magnets, industrialists,politicians, players, your past IIM students etc.. which helps students like me to keep motivated. A word from you works like an energy drink for us.

2. Most of the students who visit this blog aspires to be a Management Graduate. Can you please publish Personality Development lesson atleast a week. PD post helps to groom the students.

3. Some of your personal experiences (what I mean is "Lessons Learnt from LIFE").

Thank you
DP

vikky said...

sir i am an avid reader of the blogs u recommend and post . Whenever a sunday gets boring .. tada ..i open the blog and read my way to happiness. From the blogs that you recommend and what you write i gather that you are not just intelligent but also a socially active or someone who at least keeps his eye open to the state of affairs around him.. however y is that your blogs are mum on the quota in education system prevailing in India . do u honestly believe a thing as ridiculous as reservations be present in admitting students to the prestigious IIT's and IIM's ????? .

Anonymous said...

Mr Jain,
First of all congratulations for achieving this feat. So far it's you who has been providing us with wonderful reads on a regular basis. But now allow me to to suggest some reads for you (no disrespect meant).
http://www.ctpost.com/news/slideshow/Dramatic-photos-from-worldwide-Occupy-protests-32140.php#photo-1758678
http://www.flonnet.com/stories/20120601291007800.htm
http://www.flonnet.com/stories/20120601291010900.htm

Hope you will enjoy!

pradeep reddy said...

congratulations sir. I see your blog everyday. sir please tell any sites in which articles are in laymans language

Gautham said...

More than you thanking us. I guess we should be the ones thanking you for your enlightening blogs...Thank you for making us more informed beings. Awaiting for the list of books that you are going to recommend.

Ayush Kumar said...

One of the most informative blogs out there, Bharat Sir!! I wait for your posts eagerly everyday and it has helped me prepare for m CAT and GK stuff well. Congratulations on completing 1 year and I hope your blog grows even bigger and better!

Anonymous said...

sir very heartily congratulations to you for all your efforts and perseverance towards the goal of this blog. You totally worth it.