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Gender: Female
Interests: Reading, writing, dancing
Member: Standard
Joined: December 2012
Hi. I am Namratha Rao, an amateur writer.When I am not busy reading, cooking, dancing or daydreaming, I give free reign to my imagination. I look forward to sharing some of my writings, in the hope that I get constructive feedback from you guys and that I evolve into a better author.
"It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live." - APWBD
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SaluteDobby: Won three contests in a row! On cloud nine! :)
September 6, 2013 at 3:33AM
    Debra White: Congratulations! :)
    September 6, 2013 at 8:09AM
    nancy_e_davis: Well, I have been voting for your poems so I had best fan you. LOL Congratulations
    September 6, 2013 at 12:20PM
    SaluteDobby: Thanks, Debra and Nancy. :)
    September 7, 2013 at 12:00PM
    barleygirl: Congrats on the amazing winning streak you've had in Sept! But your writing "Premonition" (congrats on being a finalist) is a great piece. It's the first time I've read about "arranged marriage" & it actually sounded convincing to an American like myself. Typically, no matter how much it's explained & no matter how much we try to understand, it never seems to be anything we could embrace at all. Your description of your experience is very understandable & even enviable. Great work!
    September 23, 2013 at 10:36AM
    SaluteDobby: Thanks, Barleygirl!
    I'm glad you liked my story :)
    September 24, 2013 at 4:13AM
    Selina Stambi: Namratha, congratulations, my dear. SO proud of you - well done. Budding star ... :)
    October 4, 2013 at 3:06PM
    judiverse: Congratulations on your second place win in the poem of the month contest with "A Question of Life and Death." judiverse
    October 5, 2013 at 12:47PM
    SaluteDobby: Thank you, Sonali and Judiverse! I'm over the moon! :)
    October 5, 2013 at 11:00PM
    Dibul: Congratulations, Namratha! What an amazing winning streak you've had! I wasn't around for a while and I have a lot of reading to do here! :)
    December 3, 2013 at 9:36AM
    SaluteDobby: Hi Divya!How are you? Missed your presence at FS. :)
    December 12, 2013 at 12:25AM

SaluteDobby: A BIG thank you to everyone who voted for "Unshackled"!! Thanks for the support and the love! :)
Here's to making the world a better place for women!
August 19, 2013 at 12:21AM
    Selina Stambi: Congratulations, SD - A Knight and His Armour is such a touching poem. So thrilled for you, my dear! Hugs xxx
    August 26, 2013 at 4:54PM
    SaluteDobby: Hi Sonali,
    Thank you! :) I'm on cloud nine-this is truly an honor! :)
    August 27, 2013 at 1:19PM
    The Death: Hi:)
    How are you?I logged in after a very long time and missed many posts.Congrats for the third place with such a heart touching poem!
    And yes,I got placed and will be joining next year...guess where..Bangalore..hehe..what a coincidence!
    have a great day.
    August 28, 2013 at 5:28AM
    SaluteDobby: Hi Anupam,
    I am doing great. How've you been?
    On behalf of all the members of FS, let me tell you that your presence here was sorely missed and we are very happy to have you back! :)
    Oh, that's great. Congrats on getting placed. Which company will you be working for?
    August 28, 2013 at 11:00PM
    The Death: I will be working for Mu Sigma.Have you heard about it?It is a business solution company,uses mathematical and programming tools,deals with data analysis.Since my field is Chemical Engg.,I will be looking for other options too.What was your stream?
    August 30, 2013 at 3:16PM

SaluteDobby: Oh My God!!!! All my works have been "disabled". I have no idea how this happened. Any thoughts? I am panicking!!!
Want to know if anyone has experienced the same before I turn to Tom for help.
July 23, 2013 at 10:50PM
    determineddreamer: Same thing is happening to me . I don't know what is going on either.
    July 23, 2013 at 10:52PM
    Just Alyx: Everyone's is at the moment, so don't panic. I just came across the weirdness of not being able to view any writing. All posts on front page show '0' reviews. Wait and it'll pass.
    July 23, 2013 at 10:52PM
    SaluteDobby: Whew, thanks for the reassurance, Just Alyx. Yeah, all my posts show 0 views too.
    July 23, 2013 at 10:57PM
    Just Alyx: Scary, huh? Yep, whew! Cheers :)
    July 23, 2013 at 11:01PM
    judiverse: Hi, SaluteDobby, and great congratulations to you for placing third in the poetry contest. Great work! judiverse
    August 26, 2013 at 12:27PM
    SaluteDobby: Hi Judiverse,
    Thank you! It's a great honor. And I am humbled by all the support and reviews I got for my poem.:)
    Thanks for dropping in. Have a great day!!
    August 28, 2013 at 11:04PM

SaluteDobby: Good morning! I am wondering if there are enough Harry Potter fans on the site who would be interested in a HP poetry contest? I did a quick scan of member names and there are lots of Harrys, Hermiones and Dumbledores. :)Let me know if you are interested. I would love to organize something..
July 21, 2013 at 3:31AM
    Sarkems: They could just be people's real names, although I've got to admit I can't imagine anyone christening their child 'Dumbledore.' - Still, stranger things have happened. I think plenty of people would be interested, SaluteDobby, as HP is very popular.
    July 21, 2013 at 4:12AM
    SaluteDobby: Wow, Titan black.. you should have saved that poem for the contest :)

    Sarkems: LOL.. I am planning on getting a cat and naming it Minerva, if it's a female and Albus if it's a male..
    July 21, 2013 at 12:13PM
    JohnnyQ: That would be a great idea! I should have guessed from your name that you are a Potterhead!
    July 24, 2013 at 4:12AM
    GaryCecil: I suck at poetry, but I love HP. I would read/vote for sure. :)
    July 27, 2013 at 3:31PM

SaluteDobby: Oh my God! "In the months to come" reached "recognized" status!! I'm elated. Doing the happy dance.
June 23, 2013 at 5:13AM
    Gracie619: Congratulations!
    June 27, 2013 at 12:32PM
    Selina Stambi: Dropping in to say hello! :)
    June 27, 2013 at 11:41PM
    SaluteDobby: "The person I've become" reached "recognized" status. A big, heartfelt Thank you to everybody on fanstory for the wonderful feedback and encouragement.
    June 30, 2013 at 2:25AM
    ruhama: Congratulations.
    June 30, 2013 at 5:07AM
    The Death: Hi:-)
    yes,i haven't upgraded yet.same problem still and my college is about to resume,so it will be a very hectic final year.
    Looking forward to your post.
    Have a nice weekend
    July 6, 2013 at 2:25AM
    The Death: Ohh..yes..i have a silly question to you speak Hindi? don't mind but people down South aren't good at just asked.
    July 6, 2013 at 12:58PM
    SaluteDobby: Hi. Yes, I do speak Hindi. I learnt it in school for four years. I don't mind you asking. Unfortunately, people have a very wrong notions of South Indians. In Hydrabad, for example, pepole speak very good hindi. I hail from Karnataka, where Hindi is mostly taught in schools as 2nd language, which makes us pretty fluent. Also, Bollywood is a big influence. 99% of the metro cities in Karnataka play Hindi movies, which has larger audience reach, than Kannada movies. Some of us might have slight accents, but that is understandable. :)
    July 7, 2013 at 2:46AM
    The Death: Congrats!
    Your 'lights,camera,delusion' flashed well:-).
    July 18, 2013 at 12:25PM
    SaluteDobby: Thanks, Anupam! I'm so happy :)
    You know, the reviews that I received for this poem were mixed, unlike the other poetry contests that I won. Some praised the rhyme and rhythm, while others felt that it could be improved. I really didn't know if it would make the cut..:)
    July 18, 2013 at 1:00PM
    The Death: Yeah,even I had given you a somewhat mixed review(blinders),but I did vote for you.the story was really good.
    July 18, 2013 at 2:55PM
    SaluteDobby: Anupam, I thank you for your honest review. This is precisely why they have blinders- so that people don't give biased feedback, or don't feel obligated to give high ratings! :) Thanks for the vote!!
    July 19, 2013 at 6:36AM

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