Celebrating Three Years Blogging with Thanda Mela Event!

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Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons…
Every day is important and every minute spent rightly is worth you many memories. Still some days are more important than others. Like your birthdays or anniversaries. It’s on that day you embarked on a new journey, a journey of a lifetime. Each journey makes you what you are. And on this day three years back, I created a space which has come to mean so much to me.
When I was addressed by an acquaintance as ‘Oh Cooking 4 all Seasons’ Srivalli’ recently, I didn’t know if I should be upset or elated with the reaction. Well I choose to be elated about it. What is better than celebrating with friends the day I created this blog. To celebrate my first anniversary I had Dosa Mela, followed by 6 different themes. Each mela was an instant hit with entries that left me spell bound.
Due to various reasons, I stopped after Mango Mela, which happened July 2009. Ever since I have been asked so many times by friends and readers when I was going to have the next Mela. One of the biggest constraint was having a rhyming name. I have been dallying around with themes and names. I knew I was nearing the date for this announcement and I had to hit on an apt name. As I was running short of ideas, I even asked Alka to suggest some names. Then I was pestering hubby dear since yesterday. I think out of sheer frustration he finally hit on a name. He just said have Thanda Mela!
Before going into the details of the event, I would like to thank all my readers, friends who have supported me and my work. I really wish for once all my lurking readers de lurk and give me their feedback and suggestions. I would love to get fresh ideas to improve and make this space more interactive.
So thank you everybody for letting me share.
Now for the Thanda Mela details!
Ok, to give you an idea on how many entries I am expecting, here is the data on the past Melas.
Dosa Mela got about 200 entries
Roti Mela got about 280 entries
Curry Mela got about 350+
Rice Mela got about 350+
Mithai Mela got about 320+
Mango Mela got about 160
From now till May 31st 2010, post any dish that is served cold, be it sweet or spiced on your blog.

Link back to this announcement is mandatory as it will help spread the news.

Multiple entries are accepted, infact would be glad to get all different dishes that you have already posted. But please update the post with this post link.

When I said spiced dish, I refer to cold soups etc. To be more specific you can send in Refreshments, Smoothies, Shakes, Ice creams, Cold Payasams and anything and everything that you may serve cold!
Please fill in the details in the event form. I have sent auto notification, and will be checking on everyday basis. So you need not worry about the entry not reaching me.
Still you can contact me through mail if you have a doubt.

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38 comments

  1. Congrats Srivalli on completing 3 years!! wow thats seems so far away to me!! I am sure you must be elated!! and I am happy for you!!..I was a always a silent follower of ur blog…learnt so many things from here tooo 🙂
    Wishing u many more years to come!!
    sign me up for the mela…i will be there!!!

  2. Srivalli, first of all congratulations on 3 years, wow, what a big milestone. And amazing mela concept, especially "thanda" as it is the season to eat thanda stuff. Please do post links to your old roundup, if possible.

  3. Congratulations on reaching your 3 year mile stone and wish many nore such wonderful years of blogging from you.Today I happened to read your other blogs too.I liked your art work and your stories of Laurel and Hardy & Tom and Jenny.
    Reminded me of all the TV shows I enjoyed in childhood and also your creation of stories for your kids has brought a nice smile on my face as I to do the same –make new story creations everytime.

    Love the Thanda Mela.Will surely send in my entry.

  4. agree with divs… its like a festival….. 🙂 i guess me too coming to participate in the mela…. already have a few clicks…. guess its the rite time…..

    congrats on the milestone sri…

  5. hi srivalli, congratulations for 3 years of blogging 🙂 will definitely join in on the thanda mela. gre8 idea for the coming months.

  6. Thanx Srivalli for visiting and leaving comments on my blog…as I said in my previous comment I will be there for the Thanda mela!! Summer or not 🙂

  7. Congratulations Srivalli!!! Have been a delurker all the while..Its high time to atleast say thank you for all the hard work you put in this site….a big THANK YOU. I like your presentation and the recipes too 🙂

  8. Congrats Valli on this New MileStone, Wishing you Many More Years to Come!!!
    BTW Nice Theme, already sent two of mine!!!!

  9. Congratulations 🙂 Thanks for my blog-hopping habit.I got to visit the lovely space of your..I am a budding blogger…This is a great achievement…Have a great year ahead 🙂

  10. Hi Srivalli,Congrats on your great achievement,also your events and roundups blog is also very helpful,your doing really a good job.I have also added my entry to your event,hope it suits your event.

  11. Congratulations!! I came across your blog recently and am very excited to submit my entry to your Thanda Mela Event.

  12. Hy Srivalli,
    First time here…chanced upon your blog seeing the Thanda mela Event logo in my Friends space…
    Glad to send my entries to the event and loved your fascinating blog…Am your new follower now…;)
    Do drop in at my blog sometime…

  13. Hey hi Srivalli…..im first time visiting ur blog by seeing ur EVENT in one of my friends blog..when i bumped in here i loved all the events and the the this evnt too… And three yrs of successful blogging is a gr8 inspiration to me too…loved ur blog…will send in my entry soon….
    Please so visit my blog if time permits..Thanku…

  14. A big congratulations to you Srivalli for completing 3 years of blogging. thats a great achievement.
    the concept of the event is very apt for the season. just sent you one entry. please confirm if you get it. thanks.

  15. Congratulations for blogging for 3 years Sri, good luck for coming years too. I just read this post, waiting to see Thanda Mela round up! :))

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