Sunday, January 27, 2013

Most Popular Posts of 2012

As per statistics provided by Google Analytics, for the year 2012, these were the most popular posts on my blog. Eight of the top twenty one posts were related to the Mahabharata. The most popular one was actually a photo post on the Mahabharata Panorama at the Gita Museum in Kurukshetra. How apt. Of the Mahabharata related posts, two more were photo posts from the city of Kurukshetra, one on the Gita chariot at the Brahma Sarovar, and other one on Bheeshma Kund. The rest of the Mahabharata related posts were my reviews of Bibek Debroy's ongoing translation of the epic - four of the five volumes that I wrote reviews on in 2012 feature in the list.
There were two other book review posts that made it to the top 21: both excellent books, India's Culture and India's Future, by Michel Danino, and Unnatural Selection, Mara Hvistendahl - both have such a great relevance and timeliness for India that I cannot recommend them enough. Mara Hvistendahl, the author of Unnatural Selection, was kind enough to respond appreciately to my tweet of the review, which is the biggest reason it got as many page views as it did.

Here is the list, ordered by number of page views, in descending order.

  1. Mahabharata Panorama at Kurukshetra
  2. About
  3. Notable Books
  4. All Books Reviewed
  5. Mahabharata, Vol.5, by Bibek Debroy
  6. Notable Photos
  7. Mahabharata, Vol.1, by Bibek Debroy
  8. India's Culture and India's Future, by Michel Danino
  9. Unnatural Selection, Mara Hvistendahl
  10. Mahabharata, Vol.2, by Bibek Debroy
  11. UB City Mall, Bangalore
  12. Gita Chariot at Kurukshetra
  13. Page on Mahabharata
  14. On the Road to Dalhousie
  15. Mahabharata, Vol.3, by Bibek Debroy
  16. Bheeshma Kund, Kurukshetra
  17. Terminal 3 at the Delhi Airport
  18. Books from Flipkart
  19. Bandipur and Mudumalai National Parks
  20. Travel Map
  21. Brihadeeswara Temple, Thanjavur

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