Hello... and welcome to my space in the blogosphere.

I am Chicky Kadambari, a member of the A.F.A.E.A. (Alien Federation Aiding Earth's Ascension).

Alien WHAT ???

Hahaha! I'm kidding! There is no such organization. I made up that acronym. It sounds so much cooler than simply saying "I am an alien", doesn't it?

So what's the story behind the blog name and its tag line?

Well, my friends at school felt "Kadambari" was too long a name. So they shrunk it to "Kaddu". When I started blogging in 2006, I decided I might as well make it my blogging identity. It is the Hindi (Indian) word for pumpkin. Hence, all the pumpkins in my blog design.

Why "alien"? Because that's how I feel. A misfit. A rebel.

Why "miss_teerious"? Because I've always been in love with that old song of Peter Andre - "mysterious girl"! [grins]

Actually, that's only part of the reason. Here's the full story behind the name of my blog - "30 Days of Me: The Blog Name...".

And what do I share on this blog?

  • some personal stories
  • lifestyle & culture
  • books & entertainment
  • humor & inspiration
  • my culinary experiments & healthy food ideas
  • my creative outbursts (writing, photography, art-work)
  • lessons learnt in freelancing, blogging and entrepreneurship
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What do I do outside of this blog?

I currently own a stationery & gifts store, called "Kopy 'n' Kitab". Five years of running my own business has taught me more about every aspect of business management than any job or degree ever could. (I do have a PG Diploma in Business Administration though.)

I've also been working as a part-time freelance writer/editor/web-designer for over 10 years now (at Kasin Websoft). I have experience in:

1. writing SEO based content, tutorials/manuals, emailers
2. content planning, proof-reading and editing
3. digital design, blog services, website design

Few years ago, I started a variety-feature online magazine, called Kadzilla's Lounge. I was its Founder/Editor, responsible for content procurement and community management. I had to discontinue it though, because of lack of time, but it was a fantastic learning experience.

I'm also a self-published author of the book:
A to Z of Blogging

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Format: Kindle eBook
Length: 99 pages
Language: English

What turns me on?

I love books, movies, music, sunsets, flowers, perfumes & tea.

My favorite reading genres include mystery, adventure, crime, thriller, fantasy, suspense, sci-fi, spirituality, chick-lit, romance, historical fiction, and humor.

Here is one book that blew me off my feet, and why... The Martian by Andy Weir.

And if you're as much of a book lover as me, then this post is for you... 10 Bookish Challenges Only Bookworms Have To Deal With.

I prefer English movies over Indian cinema. Favorites include mostly action, sometimes comedy, occasionally romantic/chick-flick.

Here's a list of 5 Lesser Known But Brilliant Romantic Comedies that I highly recommend.

And if you love learning about foreign culture and people, then you will love these 5 Must-Watch English Movies For Xenophiles. (The first one in this list is my all-time personal favorite.)

I love creating things, be it in words (writing), or in Photoshop (digital designing), or through painting/embroidery/DIY art & craft projects.

Occasionally, I also like to cook. (Mind you... only 'occasionally'.) I am addicted to food porn though. I can drool over glamorous food pics for hours at a stretch!

Once upon a time, I was a Farmville champion. (So much so, that I actually have a tag for it on this blog!)

I still enjoy playing online games. You can check out some of my favorite puzzle games under My Game Arcade in the Menu Bar above.

The Legal Stuff

If you'd like to republish any of my work here, you can view my "copyright details".

If you'd like to work with me, here's a brief list of the services I offer currently.

If any of my remarks here hurt/offend you in any way, please DO read this "Disclaimer" first.

If you still feel the same way, please let me know (using this Contact form), and I hope we'll be able to figure out some way to co-exist in peace!

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P V Ariel said...

Hi Kaddu,
At last i landed here to know more about you and your blog activities, its really interesting and amazing too, what a
great travel from the beginning of the first post, indeed a
great journey.
Keep Going!
Keep Inform
Best Regards
I am philip of Philipscom

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

Thank you for the visit, Philip. I'm glad you found something of interest here. Do drop by again whenever you can. :)

Sakshi Nanda said...

I am surprised I did not bump into this blog in my one year as a blog "owner", which is a lifetime in the world of social media and connecting through it. Good to have found this. I stay somewhere 'Between Write and Wrong'. Will not drop a link, though have managed to shamelessly drop a hint. :)
Lovely space. Looking to follow some quality writing. It's a desert out there!

Chicky a.k.a. Kaddu said...

Hi Sakshi! As they say, 'better late than never', right? :D
I know you from my twitter timeline though... am one of the 'silent lurkers' on most people's blogs these days! :P
Glad you finally found my blog! Hope you find something of interest in my 8+ years of archives here!
See ya!

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