The work is still in progress. If no one noticed the change, my efforts haven’t gone in vain.
Doesn’t look new? Therefore it took me so long to put it together. Blogger beta templates are quite different from the ones that I got used to while designing the erstwhile template for this blog. Thankfully there were guys like Ramani and Hans around for help. The purpose was to keep the look as close to the old template and bring about a change in the feel. Blogger in beta does have a number of exciting features that I wanted to make the best of. The default Blogger templates do not serve my purpose. I’m still working on the template. If someone has some suggestions or finds something out of place, do let me know (with proposed solutions would be the better option).
The display on IE, also pointed out by Debanjan, still has some problems (as usual), especially with lower screen resolution. For now I’m back to regular blogging.