From the Editor – The Unexpected Second Editorial

If you haven’t read the first Editorial published this morning, then I insist that you do so because this editorial won’t make any sense to you if you don’t. Here is the link.

And now for a revelation – following are the only lines from this morning’s Editorial that you should believe:

“…the person who has the most number of stories to his credit and without whom, no exaggeration here, Ghumakkar wouldn’t exist today…Mr. Nandan Jha. There’s a lot he has contributed to the travelling community…”

“…we are all human.”

“…the stories by the authors at Ghumakkar will not need any special marketing because their quality speaks for them.”

“There may be more editorials coming up soon.”

The rest was all my idea of a joke to mark April 1st, the fools’ day. If it fell flat on its face, please rest assured that the intention was not to make fun of any future alliance we may get the opportunity of entering. Those are the things we will deal with sincerity and keeping in mind the best interests of all our fellow Ghumakkars whenever a chance presents itself to us.

And now for the real Featured Author for the month of April 2012:

It is none other than our persistent, religious Vishal Rathod. He was recently mentioned in this month’s Insights for setting an example in maintaining intergrity and persuing a long but righteous path to obtain the publishing rights for some of the content that he has used in his posts. From what he shares with us, being tired of materialism, he has made a conscious decision to follow the spiritual path and, therefore, most of his stories are about the awe-inspiring pilgrimages he has undertaken. So far he has written 19 posts on Ghumakkar and we hope to see many more posts from him.

And the Featured Story for the Month of March 2012 is:

Chambal Ki Ghati — Kota Gorge through the Hadoti Belt. The story explores Kota Gorge that majestically tears through the trecherous terrain of valleys and plains of Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan. Let Giriraj lead you through the remote, untouched recesses that invoke awe and fear and tempt you to pack your bags and head there for an adventure of your life time.

So congratulations Vishal and Giriraj. For those who wonder, Vishal and Giriraj were informed in advance of this prank so it wasn’t a surprise for them.

This was all in good fun! Truly sorry if it hurt you in any way. But Happy April Fools’ Day anyways! Take care.

44 Comments

  • Mukesh Bhalse says:

    Vibha……………..

    Ye aapne kya kiya, apne april fool ke chakkar men hamara sara system hila diya. Pleez……………….aisa mazaak mat kiya kijiye.

  • VISHAL BHAI CONGRATULATION.

    ABHI YAKIN MAT KARNA, KAHI APRIL FOOL NA BANA RAHE HO………….

  • Mahesh Semwal says:

    Announcement of Featured Author for the month & Featured Story for the Month after a big Dhum Dhadaka ……:-)

    Last year we were blessed with many talents authors in Ghumakkar, happy to see that most of the feature authors of the month are new faces. its a great platform to learn from our old authors as well as from the upcoming authors too.

    Congrats Vishal & Giriraj !!!!!!!!!

  • Kavita Bhalse says:

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    • vibha says:

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  • Kavita Bhalse says:

    Vishaal ji.
    Many many congratulations for being Featured Author………………Keep writing keep entertaining.

    Thanks.

    • Mahesh Semwal says:

      Kavita ji ye partiality hai , aap Giriraj ji ko bhul gaye congrats karna ….:-)

      • Giriraj Shekhawat says:

        Mahesh Ji …… aap mujhe kabhi nahi bhulte ….. meri first post se lekar aakhri tak aapke comments ka hamesha mujhe interzar hota hai ….. lekin ye bhi sahi hai aap mujhe intezaar karne hi nahi dete ………

        Thank you

  • Mukesh Bhalse says:

    Dear Vishal,

    Congratulations for being chosen as a featured author………………….Ghumakkar should have taken this decision much earlier.

    Thanks.

  • Kavita Bhalse says:

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  • Mukesh Bhalse says:

    Giriraj,

    Many many congratulations for Featured Story…………..Chambal ki Ghati.

    Thanks.

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  • Ritesh Gupta says:

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  • Giriraj Shekhawat says:

    HAPPY APRIL FOOLS DAY TO ONE AND ALL ……….

    @Vibha ………. Nice prank you pulled on everyone ….. ha ha ha ha ….. Thank you very much for considering my small story for this honour …

    Thank you everybody for your regards and wishes ……..

    Congratulations Vishal ……

    Keep Travelling and unravelling ….

    • vibha says:

      Congratulations once again Giriraj. Keep travelling and keep writing. It isn’t everyday that one reads such a well-written story about Chambal ki Ghati. Well done

  • SilentSoul says:

    Heartiest congratulations to Vishal Rathore, one of my best friends on net and to Giriraj (Himalaya) Shekhawat

    both of them deserved this award. I am very happy !

  • D.L.Narayan says:

    @Vishal-Hearty congratulations on getting this well deserved recognition.

    @ Vibha-The second editorial wasn’t unexpected; what surprised me was that you published both the fake and the real editorials on the same day. I smelt a rat when you declared that both the prizes went to you and Nandan. After all, ghumakkar is anything but a banana republic, lol.

    @Giriraj-I had already posted my congratulations earlier, but nevertheless, let me take this opportunity to congratulate you once again.

    • Giriraj Shekhawat says:

      Thank you D.L for your regards ………. You encourage me a lot … Thank you friend

    • vibha says:

      Hi DL, Thanks for having faith that Ghumakkar is no Banana Republic. It is the unwavering support of people like you that keeps our morale high. It isn’t an easy task to run a website as vast and diverse as Ghumakkar. I am so glad that you recognized a joke for what it is.

  • D.L.Narayan says:

    @ Silent soul – Welcome back, Sirjee…you too have played an April Fool prank on all of us here by frightening us into believing that you were leaving us for good.

  • Thank you all for your regards and wishes.

    And Congrats Giriraj for your truly deserved story.

    And I love SilentSoul ………………… Thanks for coming back…………….

    I had decided that unless he comes back I won’t comment here. Because rather than my recognition his coming back was more important for me …………….Now I feel relaxed.
    Whole Ghumakkar is like a family. We won’t let go anybody at least this way. Not at all………………
    The whole day my laptop was on just waiting for him.

  • SilentSoul says:

    Let us all also congratulate Vishal Rathod on the Birthday of his little, cuty and beautiful angel… Aarya

    Happy Birthday Aarya !!!

  • Nisha says:

    Hi Vibha,

    I read both the posts today and must say, it was a shocking April Fool prank. And like others I was also wondering about the reason to go for such a step.

    But then all is well that ends well. :-)

    P.S.- Only thing I was looking forward to, was an interview of Nandan by Nandan. It’ll be nice if it happens (Featured Author or not) or probably you can take his interview. :-)

  • Nandan says:

    Congratulations Vishal. Thoroughly deserved. A lot of times, we discuss few names and then we have to make a decision for ‘a’ Author and hence the other nominees are never know. Manu made a very great point about your constant encouragement to every authors who writes here. Wishes to Arya for a healthy and thoughtful life ahead.

    Congrats Giriraj. Jai Chambal. :-)

    I am dead tired to write more (actually think anything after the tiring drive) so would close here.

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      • Sanjay Kaushik says:

        manu bhai,

        ye “G” ki jagah, hum bhee apna photu lagana chahte hain, kirpaya margdarshan kijiye…. profile main ja ke dhoondha but photo upload ka option mila nahi …… and one more samashya, ye hindi kaise likh lete hain aap ? “googlehindiinputer” mat bataiyega, wo hamare system pe chal he nahi raha hai, na jaane kyon ? pahle chalta that, but eak baar uninstall kiya to phir chala he nahi, pata nahin kyon bura maan gaya ???

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  • Smita says:

    Congratulations to Vishal and Giriraj. Looking forward to many, many more of travel tales.

    I agree with Nisha – Nandan interviewing Nandan sounded really interesting… though ‘wikileaks’ says you do not need to wait for April Fool’s day for that… it happens much more frequently… with the right setting and right ingredients it does… :-)

    • SilentSoul says:

      Smitaji… I think we should have a post …interview of the Editors by ghumakkars… If editors agree.. this month’s insight can be such a post. I offer myself for this interview I have already prepared some crisp questions for Nandan and Vibha LOL

  • Sudip says:

    Congratulations Vishal & Giriraj!

    Nice one Vibha!

    Wishing all a prosperous finanacial year 2012-13!

  • Amit Kumar says:

    Hi all,

    Fortunately I read both of the editorials few minutes back otherwise first one would have definitely ruined my Sunday. As I was going through the first one it was so insane that I thought what happened to such a sensible persons like Nandan and Vibha, whom I respect a lot. Thankfully it was a prank otherwise we may have formed a different forum under the leadership of silent soul sir and would have organized a protest before Nandan’s residence :-)

    Anyways chapter is closed now on positive note but it re-confirmed our love for our extended family.
    Finally heartiest congratulation to my dear friend Vishal ji and to Giriraj ji with whom I am not much familiar with, but after this comment going to read all his posts.

    Love you guise.

    Amit

  • AUROJIT says:

    Vibha,

    part I can be adjudged as the best suspense thriller/ whodunit script in Ghumakkar.

    Ghuamakkars, I would feel are always attached to Ghumakkar.com, irrespective of whether one is visible or not. Your article, however, reminded us about the deep bonding we have developed with this site.

    WE HEREBY AFFIRM OUR UNFLINCHING SUPPORT FOR THIS SITE. And now that things are back to normal, we can get back to our routines.

    On this occasion I am reminded of an O Henry short story called ‘ THE PENDULUM’.

    Long Live Ghumakkar,

    Auro, Sharmi.

  • Naveena Israni says:

    Congratulations Vishal and Giriraj for this well-deserved honour!

    Vibha, as soon as I read the first few paras of your first editorial, i knew it was an April Fool’s prank. It seemed too ridiculous and far-fetched to be true! I was sure such a drastic change could not take place at Ghumakkar so suddenly, with such adverse ramifications.

    Anyway I am glad the issue has been sorted out… all’s well that ends well. I hope the Ghumakkar family stays close knit and strong forever. :-)

    Warm regards,
    Naveena

  • Sanjay Kaushik says:

    Really good place to “travel…..”
    Yes, i really feel “trvelled” after reading your’s such great/fantastic hummakr articals.
    Even i am feeling like writing a lot’n’lot on this site, but ….. i am really a lazy fellow, .. hope one day i’ll write….
    i have not written anything till date, but even then, when i read vibha jee’s first editorial, i was really very much annoyed, and could not ‘catch’ her making us fools as i read it today only….
    anyway finally i must say “ALL WELL THAT ENDS WELL…..”

    Sanjay Kaushik

  • kaushiksanju says:

    Oooo, now this time thru proper channel.. i mean first ‘login’ then leave comment…. :)
    Really good place to travel..
    Yes, i really feel trvelled after reading yours such great/fantastic hummakr articals.
    Even i am feeling like writing a lotn’lot on this site, but .. i am really a lazy fellow, .. hope one day ill write.
    i have not written anything till date, but even then, when i read vibha jees first editorial, i was really very much annoyed, and could not catch her making us fools as i read it today only.
    anyway finally i must say ALL WELL THAT ENDS WELL..

    Sanjay Kaushik

  • Tarun Talwar says:

    Congratulations Vishal and Giriraj. Well deserved.

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