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Hello ! Welcome to my cozyΒ corner of the internet.

I’m Shameem Rizwana. You can call me Sharu. I started this blog as a way to document the fragments of my life I wish I could cling on to a bit longer. I enjoy travelling, experiencing, reading and many more. But most of all, I love sharing it with you.Β You can read about my different experiences and travel here and also about the mundane stuff because, yay for keeping it real. πŸ˜‰

Writing down my thoughts has given me a medium to breathe out the words from my mind and I very passionately enjoy it. It has been rewarding in so many ways, but there are a couple of very special opportunities that I got cause I write :

Interviewing Joshna Chinappa for Femina [2015]

Collaborative Authoring my first book ‘Entangled Lives’ with Blogadda [2014]

I can be anything. But I chose to blog, and I will thrive to be a good one at it. <3

You can contact me for PR, queries or just to say hello at

I’m so glad you’re here.


  1. Anuradha

    Dear Shameem Rizwana ,

    I am Anu from the marketing team of Spini, India’s leading platform that connects buyers and sellers.

    We are looking to feature Spini on your site VINTAGE MADRAS as an article post, so that readers and subscribers of your website will be aware of our services. We are also open for any other type of engagement if you have anything specific in mind.

    Looking forward to hear from you.

    marketing manager

  2. Basil Sylvester Pinto

    It is an interesting website you have there, and that is being said at a brief glance. I will drop by time to time expecting interesting reads. For now, I will do some back posts reading πŸ™‚

  3. Abhinav Jain

    Hi Sharu, can you please email me at I have a Advertising Inquiry on your blog which I would like to discuss with you.

  4. Goin' the extra...aaamile

    Sharu, I love the ‘Vintage Madras’ πŸ™‚ …and I see you have your own little website too which is so cool btw πŸ™‚

  5. arv!

    great going…we all make a small start. Even I registered a blog in 2008 but never wrote for next 7 years!! But now I’m quite regular at it…

    You seem to be scaling well for your blog..Happy blogging Shameem..
    BTW, why do you use vintagemadras as twitter handle? …just out of curiosity!!

    1. sharu4ever

      So happy that you found your blogging mojo, finally. No matter how irregular or late we blog, it is always fun πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for your kind words Arv (your name pls ? :)) ..

      And yes, I’m vintagemadras on twitter. Were you redirected here from my twitter post ? πŸ™‚

      1. arv!

        True. Arvind is actual name. No I didn’t have an opportunity to do so. just saw the same being mentioned on your page! So what is connection with vintage?
        BTW I love Chennai! πŸ™‚

  6. Josh Gross | The Jaguar

    I’m glad to hear about all the opportunities blogging has opened up for you! I also find writing to be the best way to organize my thoughts and get them out of my head.

  7. The Next door Girl

    hi Sharu, what a pretty girl πŸ™‚ I’m rochelle btw, scouting around this space of blogging reading lots of stuff..and came across you too..hope we can be blogging buds. You’re a pretty cool writer,read just a few posts

    1. sharu4ever

      Thats a lot Rochelle. That is such a sweet thing for you to say. Will definitely be blogging buddies πŸ™‚ Will come over and visit your blog πŸ™‚ Stay in touch!

  8. theextraaamile

    very nice bio πŸ™‚ and I especially love the ‘I’m the best version of me, when I’m writing’ part…can I borrow it πŸ˜‰ keep in touch πŸ™‚

    1. sharu4ever

      Sure πŸ™‚ I’m sure gonna keep popping in your notifs very often! ^_^

      1. theextraaamile

        no problem at all… i love reading the stuff you write about

  9. theextraaamile

    thanks for visiting the..extra..aamile πŸ™‚ Its good to be here sharu πŸ™‚ its kind of strange I didn’t come across your blog earlier, now that I’m here, I am here to stay πŸ™‚

    1. sharu4ever

      Thank you so much for dropping by … ?? I dint even ask your name, did I ? ??

      1. theextraaamile

        Savio it is πŸ™‚ thanks for reminding me to tell you πŸ™‚ have a great sunday

  10. nimz

    Hey Sharu,

    I’ve nominated you for the Quote challenge!
    Look it up, and if you think it’s cool, try it out! πŸ™‚

    Wid <3 ,

    1. sharu4ever

      I was not blogging for a coupe of months! this had happened then x_X

      1. Nimz

        Its okei.. Come up when you have time.. πŸ™‚

  11. Bobby

    Great graphics above.. I would love to read your work.

    1. sharu4ever

      Do read ! πŸ™‚ And if you did, let me know πŸ˜‰


  12. ywwp

    this is good to read and know you… chennai girl.. regards

    1. sharu4ever

      Thank you so much ! πŸ™‚ Thanks for dropping by Well Wisher!

  13. Shalzzz

    Hey Sharu! Been a long time! Can see that you are not participating in A to Z this time! May I ask why? Get out of the writer’s block, darling! Would love to read your writes. Try to participate. Let’s have fun like last time! πŸ™‚

    1. sharu4ever

      Hey Shalzz… I’m so happy that you asked, it really means a lot. But yes, I’m suffering a block this time. I don’t think I can wing-it like last time. I need a theme to stick to, so that atleast I can try to get over my block and write something. But I’m not able to come up with any themes πŸ™ I’m so frustrated Shalzz. That’s why I thought I’ll give it a miss this year, although I love A-Z πŸ™

  14. Samjoth

    Oh wow !!
    Awesome bio !! Lots of stunning graphics !!
    Glad to visit your page !! πŸ™‚

    1. sharu4ever

      Hello Samjoth,
      I’m so glad you visited πŸ™‚

      1. Samjoth

        I am glad connecting with you too πŸ™‚
        see you around and do keep in touch πŸ™‚

        1. sharu4ever

          Sure! Will check out your blog too! πŸ™‚

  15. teny

    I remember this page being different, but it looks awesome now πŸ™‚

    1. sharu4ever

      Thank you so much for remembering! :)) and thank you more for visiting again ! I’m so happy ! πŸ™‚

  16. One

    Keep up ………!!!!!

  17. Anonymous

    Life taught lot of gid things…
    There is a life to live HAPPY..

  18. purrfectgirl

    Really happy to have found a fellow blogger from Chennai !!!

    Loved your visual representation !!! One of the most energetic blogs I have come across in the recent years !!!

    1. sharu4ever

      Gotcha! Found your first comment <3 Thanks for loving my blog then and now ! πŸ™‚ :*

      1. purrfectgirl

        Hehe πŸ˜€ My pleasure !!!

  19. trablog

    Interesting bio. Never found any info graphics bio πŸ˜€ Cool one

    1. sharu4ever

      Now I find it childish -_- πŸ˜€ Thanks though! πŸ™‚

      1. trablogger

        haha.. there is always a room to improve πŸ™‚

  20. Ragini

    I found your blog cute!!
    Happened to Google something random and clicked this link… Just chanced upon your blog πŸ˜€

    Have always fancied writing.. But never crossed a few pages.

    Keep up the “blogging”!! ^_^

    1. sharu4ever

      Thank you sooo much for stopping by to say such sweet things Ragini :):) Much love to you πŸ™‚ x

  21. I’m So Excited, Part 1, Section D (4th Very Inspiring Blogger Award) | Nonsense & Shenanigans

    […] I don’t know that much about Sharu (yet), I’ll leave you with this excerpt from her The Girl Behind the Scenes […]

  22. Preeti

    The girl behind the scenes sounds so cool! πŸ™‚

    1. sharu4ever

      Thank you so much Preeti πŸ™‚ Thanks for visiting πŸ™‚

  23. Shalzzz

    Great about me page! πŸ™‚

    1. sharu4ever

      Thanks a lot Shallzzz πŸ™‚

  24. Deepika Ramesh

    Dear Shameem,

    I work for a renowned PR firm in Bangalore. This is regarding a collaboration with one of our clients.
    Kindly drop in your details at the earliest to my email id.

    Thanks and Best Regards,

    1. sharu4ever

      Sure Deepika. But how can I contact you ?

    2. Anonymous

      Hi Shameem,

      Thank you for your prompt reply.
      Kindly drop in your contact number to my email to discuss this further.

      Thanks and best regards,
      PR Pundit

  25. Soumyaa Verma

    Hi Sharu, I think that’s a very well described detailed description of you and I loved knowing about you. just stopped by to say that you’re doing good! keep up.

    1. sharu4ever

      Thanks a lot Soumyaa πŸ™‚ Thanks for dropping by .. Cheers !

  26. afsheenanjum

    Hello Dear Friend,

    I am very glad to nominate you for Liebster Award, Hope you will accept it.

    Thank you

    May Allah bless you , ameen

    1. sharu4ever

      Thank you so much for the award afsheen !! I’m so so happy and pleased πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

      1. afsheenanjum

        πŸ™‚ this is good … stay happy

  27. Initiator ;-)

    Is it possible Live Laugh and Love…???

    1. sharu4ever

      Difficult. Tough. But, Possible πŸ™‚

      1. Initiator ;-)

        Hmmm..Great motivational word “Possible”
        Yea everything is possible just to give life to a dead person.!

        1. sharu4ever

          Hmm. Sadly yes. Not yet.!

          1. Initiator ;-)

            Thanks..but nice motivation for life..!

  28. Shalzzz

    Hi Sharu, I ve nominated you for the Liebster award. Check in for mre details at: Participation is optional and I’m not sure if this is an Award free blog! But I felt to pass it on…

  29. afsheenanjum

    Aslamolaikum Shameem
    Hope you are doing fine, I am Afsheen and discovered your Blog a while ago πŸ™‚
    Its is a nice clean place.
    May Allah bless you and your loved ones ameen

    1. sharu4ever

      Assalamalaikum Afsheen.

      Thank you so much for your kind words πŸ™‚ May God bless you too abundantly for the nice person you are,

    2. sharu4ever

      And thanks for visiting my blog πŸ™‚

  30. Shalzzz

    Hi there, I thought I should nominate you for an award- Sunshine Award. Thanks for such amazing writes. Please visit for details. πŸ™‚ P.S: Not sure, whether this is a No-Award blog, but I felt to pass on πŸ™‚

  31. Shalzzz

    Lovely write… Happy to follow yours πŸ™‚

    1. sharu4ever

      The feeling is mutual πŸ™‚

  32. Opinionated Man

    Something better is always on the way. πŸ™‚

    1. sharu4ever

      I took an abnormally long time to realize and accept that ! Life’s been better ever since πŸ™‚

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