B-A-R Members

B-A-R can stand for a lot of things:

The traditional watering hole


A Gold Bar


A bar of chocolate (YUM!)


Playing a few bars of music, perhaps?


Just like the word BAR’s various connotations,Blog-A-Rhythm is made up of a varied mix of bloggers. We come from far and near but are all united by this wonderful passion to write and share what we care about. Here, in a nutshell, is a bit about each of us at B-A-R, in our own words! We are a small but steadily growing community, so do hop back and check out our blogs when you can 🙂

Shailaja V who blogs at The Moving Quill and Diary of a Doting Mom:

Writer, singer, parent and blogger. Not necessarily in that order. She churns out fiction and writing tips on one blog while trudging through the travails of motherhood on the other. Networking enthusiast, Grammar Geek and Eternal Learner. You’d like her!


Sid Balachandran who blogs at I Wrote Those:

Engineer turned Work-at-Home Dad. May try to convince you that he writes stories that are worth reading. May also regale you with tales about his fatherhood escapades involving diapers, poop, toys and projectile food.

Shantala Nayak who blogs at Shanaya Tales:

Blogger. Avid Reader. Hardcore Foodie. Recovering Google Addict. Tea Guzzler. Book Hoarder. Parent. 🙂 Shanaya Tales is my bookish lifestyle blog, where I blog about all things books (reviews, discussions, musings); parenting light bulb moments and life as I know it. See you around.

Shilpa Garg who blogs at A Rose is a rose is a rose:

Living in the Pink City of India, where I work, eat, drink, play
and party. I am passionate about the written words, sweets and beautiful conversations that happen over a mug of tea.

Tulika Singh who blogs at Obsessivemom:

Journalist turned Stay-at-Home-Mom to twins. Freelancer, writer, book lover, fitness junkie and budding runner. Amateur photographer and DIYer. A practical Capricorn, who’s a bit of a secret dreamer. Loves spending time with kids and runs a fun weekly book club.

Pixie who blogs at Pixie’s World:

I write as Pixie. My blog is a mishmash of stories and everyday anecdotes.I am an ardent Feminist. I am happy to be part of BAR.I think chocolates and shoes are the solution to all of life’s problems.

Sanch Living Life who blogs at Living My Imperfect Life:

Child psychologist. Writer. Blogger. {Almost} 31. Aussie. Imperfect. Feminist. Bibliophile. Beach-lover. Fitness fanatic. Foodie. Outdoorsy.Opinionated. Mum to 2 cats: Pebbles & Buttons. Love life.

Shilpa Halwe who blogs at Feelings:

I began writing a year ago and I must say, the journey has been rewarding! I have not only learnt a lot here, but have also made a lot of wonderful friends here, at BAR. Hope this association continues for a long long time!

Mayuri Nidigallu who blogs at Deliciously Alive:

Tarot Card Reader. Writer. Overthinker. Loyal, changeling,
fun, funny, stickler for cleanliness and frightfully organized. Love myself, and my space. Enjoy meeting new people. Reading transports me to another world and cooking makes me miserable.

Rachna Srivastava Parmar who blogs at Rachna Says and Rachna Cooks:

I am an award-winning blogger, enthusiastic cook, wife, fitness freak, and mother to two brats and a Labrador. I am also a Content Writer and an entrepreneur. I count reading, writing, cooking, fitness, Yoga and social causes among my passions.

Beloo Mehra who blogs at Let Beauty Be Your Constant Ideal:

A former school teacher and university professor, Beloo now
enjoys a slow life in Pondicherry.  Author of a newly released book, ABC’s of Indian National Education, she writes a blog inspired by her study of the works of Sri Aurobindo.

Sheethal Susan Jacob who blogs at Scribblings:

A dreamer, wanderer, feminist all embedded into a free spirited soul. Writer by passion, engineer by chance, an entrepreneur by choice and a student at heart. A crazy lover of life who needs tons of coffee n chocolates to keep my insanity intact.

Inderpreet Kaur Uppal who blogs at Eloquent Articulation:

A Freelance Writer, Blogger, Book Reviewer, Editor and Lecturer who loves to read, travel and write. A book worm. A book lover.She writes about what moves her heart and awakens the mind and celebrates beauty in everyday life.

Shalini Nair who blogs at Tale of Two Tomatoes and Something’s Cooking:

Engineer by profession and an Army Wife by choice, I pen down poems & stories @TaleofTwoTomatoes. A dreamer & a passionate cook, I also post mouth-watering recipes from theTomatoHouse @SomethingisCooking. Compassionate Piscean with a Contagious smile, that would be me! 🙂

Roshan Radhakrishnan who blogs at GodYears:

Anaesthetist, dog-lover, foodie and TV sitcom addict. Young at heart but old by blog years, my Aquarian nature ensures that my blog is always flitting across various genres.

Nabanita Dhar who blogs at Random Thoughts-Naba:

A Blogger who is a reluctant Software Engineer with a passion to read and write. She has been blogging since 2010 and today it has become a part and parcel of her life. Published in a few anthologies, winner in a few competitions, it is writing that gives her the peace and contentment she seeks.

Elly Stornebrink who blogs at Xpress your Essence:

 Lover of words, writing (a blog and book), reading (books and blogs), singing, chanting, music, dancing, acting, expressive arts, nature (tree-hugger), kids, animals, healer with written and sung words and hands…anything that inspires me, writing with heart.

Carol Graham who blogs at Battered Hope:

Grandmom of three. Own two jewelry stores. I am a health coach/nutritionist and inspirational speaker. I am a winner over cancer, kidnapping and rape, marital abuse, jail, loss of child, suicide attempt and financial ruin. Published my memoir last year.

Aditi Kaushiva who blogs at Life is a Journey- make it BeaYOUtiful:

A believer, A dreamer, An enthusiast. Aditi is a banker by profession and a blogger/writter by passion. Her other interests are dancing, reading, travelling and photography. Her reflective, fictional, travelogue, poetic writings can be found at her blog.

Rajlakshmi H Boruah who blogs at Destiny’s Child:

Software Engineer who suffers from a serious condition of Wanderlust. Apart from coding bugs for livelihood, she is a wannabe Travel/Lifestyle blogger, creative writer, papercrafter, collects more books than she can read and is somehow ‘unknowingly’ involved in Kitchen ‘Katastrophes’.

Sulekha Rawat  who blogs at Sulekha Rawat: Memoirs

Writer, dreamer, and healer and an avid student of life – loves her family, adores her Dalmatian, Sparky. Tea drinker, sees good in people, tries not to hurt others, oversensitive and impulsive, laughs loudly, walks briskly and believes in magic and Karma.

Cathy Graham who blogs at Cattitude and Gratitude:

I’m 55, but young at heart
Fond of writing, music and art,
I play flute and sing in a choir
I love taking photos that inspire,
I’m also a mom and a wife
I’m happy and grateful for my life!

Nibha Gupta who blogs at Expressions:

A true Sagittarian with Postgraduation in Computers. She would love to be called as a Dreamer, Writer, Storyteller, Artist, Photography Enthusiast and a Poet. She calls herself a bird with the wings of imagination and above all a Perfectionist.

Swathi Shenoy who blogs at Flightless Bird Thoughtful Wings:

Writer, singer, dreamer, avid reader, artist who loves sketching, painting and quilling and much more. Above all, an enthusiast student in the journey called life once this introvert gets comfortable around you, you will get a friend for life.

 Sfurti Sinha who blogs at Juzt a Mom:

A confused soul who lives in her mind. She thinks she is a writer who can give life to words, who can create poetry. But she doesn’t know, poetry chose her, and gave her life. She is nothing but ink.

Vinodini Iyer who blogs at Ifs Buts Ands Etcs:

A visual merchandiser (creative stylist/display artist) working in the retail sector. Mum to a 15 year old geek of a brat! I write about my random experiences and fictional pieces with spurious twists inspired by real life incidents and people.

Lata Sunil who blogs at  Hot Cup of Kaapi:

A techie, work-from-home mom of 2 sons, Mallu Mumbaikar, passionate about reading, movies, music. I have been blogging since June 2014. Trying to write well, write fiction and want to explore humor genre.

Jaibala Rao who blogs at My School of Thought:

Mother, Friend, Daughter, Teacher and so many more things, my blog – My School Of Thought – is just like me Simple, Opinionated, Straight Forward and as Realistic as possible. Writing and Reading compete to be the love of my life.

Nisha Sanjeev who blogs at Uncensored and Nisha Sanjeev:

A compulsive dreamer, a passionate writer, a loving wife, an adorable mother, a spiritual seeker, and a reluctant journalist

Monica Deshpande who blogs at Weekend Baker:

Mum, foodie, yoga enthusiast, avid fiction reader,collector of traditional recipes. I blog for the love of food. Passionate about employability- which is also my day job.

Suzy Que who has 3 blogs (Links below):

I write to share the insights of my soul, I rhyme because poetry brings me great joy, I photograph to capture a moment in time to remember forever and I dream because dreams make life worth living. I’ve been blogging since 2010 and have 3 blogs Someday Somewhere, Photos are Fun and Reflections of my Soul.

Debbie Doglady who blogs at The Doglady’s Den

The “Doglady.” Canine Innkeeper in suburban Toronto, Canada. Writer/owner of THE DOGLADY’S DEN website. Animal lover, music fanatic, inveterate traveller, history, literature and cinema buff. Eternal hippie/rockchick. Bi-national, German/Canadian and multilingual.

Vinitha Dileep who blogs at Void Thoughts

I am an ex-Software engineer turned into a SAHM with love for words. I secretely wish to be called as a writer. You can read my affair with words at Void Thoughts(http://thevoidthoughts.com) and Reflections.(http://vinithadileep.wordpress.com).

Parul Kashyap Thakur who blogs at Happiness and Food

Working Homemaker. HR Professional. Engineer. Wikipedian. Blogger. Family Photographer. I blog at happinessandfood.wordpress.com and my blog is about happiness and food for thought!

Eloquent Mind who blogs at Life- as I see it

Ex-IT professional, Passionate Danseuse. Now a self-employed Performing Artiste. Short-tempered wife. Stubborn & hasty mother to my toddler. Talkative & giggly bookworm. Music lover. Aspiring writer. Ardent Traveler. Another F.R.I.E.N.D.S. fanatic.

Mithila Menezes who blogs at The world through the specs of Fabulus1710

Twitterati. Potterhead. Part-Voldemort-Part-Eminem. Foodie. Loves books and ice tea! 

Pooja Sharma Rao who blogs at Second Thoughts First

I am a Sufi caught in the wrong century, an impulsive everything and compulsive nothing,

a work in progress.

Sreesha Divakaran who blogs at Petrichor and Clouds

Confused storyteller, day dreamer extraordinaire; I give terrible advice but I am all things nice… A sworn pluviophile with a snarkier-than-thou “aura” 😛

Chicky Kadambari who blogs at Miss Teerious

The alien pumpkin who blogs about her life on Earth! 30+ female from India. Homemaker. Store owner. Reiki healer. Blogger. Foodie. Bibliophile. Artist. Amateur photographer. Loves books, music, sunsets, flowers, perfumes & tea.

Geetika Gupta who blogs at Bositerous Bee

Blogger. Teacher. Dreamer. Discovering the Writer in me. Love my friends and family and enjoy expressing my feelings. Love music. Dangerous stuff really excites me. Coffee lover, enjoy people’s company!

Pee Vee who blogs at CookieCrumbs Inc

20-something with too little time and too many goals, hopes and dreams. I make up my own words and have gained fame for my duck dances. Die-hard foodie. Book nerd. Lover of animals. Human rights activist. Tree hugger. Rowling-worshipper. Adjective user.

Red handed who blogs at Red Handed Blog

A homogeneous mixture of a Soorma Bhopali and a Pakka Malayalee . Can keep a conversation going even if it involves books she hasn’t read. Self mockery is her armour. She also likes to introduce herself in third person.


How do I become a member of BAR?


We have a Facebook group for BAR.

Blog-a-rhythm : The Group

We will be sharing links there, archived posts, discussions and more. So, if you really want to be a part of this vibrant group, please head over to like the group there and answer the questions there. Based on your interest, the admins will add you to the group.

Please note that membership will be moderated and it may take time for us to add you after you have placed a request.

64 thoughts on “B-A-R Members

  1. This is so wonderful and I love the part about not judging and feeling free to relax.
    The introductions are fabulous. They all read so well.
    You are a nifty bar tender! Shailaja.
    Thank you so much for this and God bless.
    *now I gotta go and write on the prompt.*

    Liked by 1 person

  2. This is such a beautiful surprise! How exciting?! Congratulations and group hugs guys! I’m so looking forward to be a part of this. Great job Shailaja and Sid! All the very best to all of us 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    • Hi Angela, thank you so much for expressing interest! Currently, we have placed membership requests on hold, as we are overhauling admin roles in the group and working out a long-term schedule. Please give us a few months to get back to you. Requests will be moderated and approved from January, 2016.


    • Hi Rads, thank you so much for expressing interest! Currently, we have placed membership requests on hold, as we are overhauling admin roles in the group and working out a long-term schedule. Please give us a few months to get back to you. Requests will be moderated and approved from January, 2016.


  3. Hello shailaja and shilpa. great platform and great intro….
    Would like to be member of Blog-a-rhythm
    It will be a great experience to connect with such experienced bloggers.
    hope to join you all soon.


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