Award Night is here!

Over the past few months, I have received the quite a bunch of awards. It always humbles me how bloggers share and care, and the kindness I have been bestowed upon always makes me smile. As per the rules, after accepting these awards, I have to tell a certain things about me. So cumulative of all, I am just gonna write a few lines. 

  • When I first started the blog, I had no idea how/how well it would be perceived.
  • When I was filling my college application, I mentioned my hobby as “blogging”.
  • And it made me proud.
  • And it (I think) bagged me my short stint at Gulf Times (cover stories :D)
  • And it made me a part of a writing-photography-theater group of my college.
  • And now it features in my Curriculum Vitae (CV).

I am much obliged to each and every blogger who dropped by on my blogs and helped my stats grow over this period of one year. (Yeah, its just been a year on this blog!!)

Best Moment Award by BelindaDianna and Rachna

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Very Inspiring Award by Aka Teraka. Geanina Valentina Mihai and 1digitalfingerprint

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Epically Awesome Award by Micelle.

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Dragon’s Loyalty Award from keladelaide and Yopinks

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WordPress Family Award from Ella and Rachna

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The Versatile Blogger Award from anushrusrini,  Shivani Panchmatia and mewhomi

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Liebster Award from IntoTheIndigo

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Shine on Awards from FamilyEverything.

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Super Sweet Blogging Award from Kristy and Jane Johann

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Sunshine Award from Sherri and Shivani Panchmatia.

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A special picture dedication from Max.

“The road to Scorpius”

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Month of March : “In Print”

Month of March

Week 1

Cover Page :

Sakshi Vashist, Gulf Times

Cover Story :

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Week 2

Cover Page :

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Cover Story :

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Week 3

Cover Page :

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Cover Story :

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Week 4

Cover Page :

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Cover Story :

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Overwhelming joy of seeing my name IN PRINT.

Thank you MONTH OF MARCH.

Season of (19) Awards… yipppeeeee…!!

A series of awards here…..WATCH OUT…. 😀

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Leibster Award from My Rabbit Hole Trips – a very sincere gesture, which I truly appreciate.

Questions I got to answer –

1. Where in the world is Carmen San Diego? not in my pocket 😀
2. What is your favorite day of the year? the days I get a genuine appreciation
3. What is your personal theme song? “I like to move it move it”
4. If I have 10 cookies, and you take 3, what do you have? a sharing friend
5. You are stranded in space, what is your one item you must have with you? clothes
6. You just stole Trump’s hair, where do you hide it? I would not steal
7. Why do you put up with me? I am improving my toleration skills 😉
8.  Clowns? Scary, or cool? Funny 😀
9.  This fairytale will describe your life… none
10.  If you were a superhero, who would you be? superwoman – who else 😉
11. If you could have plastic surgery, what would you have done and why? remove my second degree burn marks from my legs

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Leibster Award from Angie

Questions for me –

1. What was the most interesting place you’ve been to? Why? Airports – they’re the best

2. If you could have dinner with anyone, who would it be? What would you ask him/her? Angelina Jolie – how do you manage those bunch of kids, career and husband?

3. What’s your favorite dessert? Can you make it? Chocolate Mousse – yes

4. Have you ever lived outside your country? Where and how long? I have lived only in 2 countries – I consider both my homes equally

5. What’s your dream job? Being a writer. I am almost there. Blog – done, Newspaper- done. Now a novel.

6. What’s the most embarrassing thing that happened to you? My brother pulled down my pajamas – he is 9 yrs younger to me 

7. Best book you’ve read so far. Sidney Sheldon, Dan Brown

8. 3 things you can’t live without. Water, Air, Light

9. What’s the most bizarre food you’ve eaten? a local dish of Kerala – don’t know its name

10. What are you scared of? My father’s disappointment in me

11. Happiest moment in your life so far. Writing as a free lancer for a leading daily newspaper in Middle East

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Leibster Award from Elaine White

Questions to be answered:

  1. Do you have a light side or a dark side? I am 50 shades of rainbow colors
  2. Who is your intended audience and why should they read your blog? Youth and women. They both are the most imp sector of any society
  3. What’s the most amusing thing that’s happened to you? Being nominated for a local pageant 
  4. If your life were made into a movie, who do you picture playing you? Priyanka Chopra
  5. Vanilla or Chocolate? Chocolate 
  6. Do you have any deep dark secrets you would admit to your readers? I have but I won’t 😉
  7. Who is your favourite book character? Any detective is my favorite book character
  8. What is the strangest thing you’ve ever done in your life? I rather not say 😀
  9. Do you prefer films or books? Meaningful books and entertaining films
  10. What’s your favourite colour? White
  11. If you could have any pet in the world, fantasy or real, what would it be? Anything – I love animals

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Another Leibster from ramblingsofabipolarwoman

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Very Inspiring Blog Award from a rambler , svkishere, Ruby, Eva, Sonu, Leanna Harrow, notes-to-ponder, Emily,  Martina and from Desiree (I love your boys btw)

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Sunshine Award from Imthatkay and Lilyluna

Versatile Blog Award from Ruby. Check about the blog here

Beautiful Blogger award from PrimalNights

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Last but not the least -> my first ever Dragon’s Loyalty Award from Ajay.dragonsloyaltyaward

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Leibster (4), Inspiring (10), Sunshine (2), Beautiful (1), Versatile (1) and Dragon’s Loyalty (1) Blog award – 19 awards mentioned and acknowledged in this post……!!!

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I am humbled by these gestures and really smiling with all the teeth I got beaming like a tube-light. 🙂 

I really hope I can keep writing, keep inspiring and keep reaching out to all other bloggers out there! Cheers.

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Reaching out through blogs : My article in the leading newspaper of Middle-East

Since I started working as a part-time free-lance writer for Gulf Times, life seems to have taken an exciting new turn..

After the article for working women in Qatar, I have now written about bloggers in Qatar. In this country, blogging is still not considered as a “cool” or beneficial way of social interaction and with my article I try to clear those myths and misconceptions.

Read it here –

http://www.gulf-times.com/technology/233/details/344940/reaching-out-through-blogs

Although Gulf Times did not include photos of all the amazing bloggers I got in touch with, I will attach their photos here as a token of thanks for their contribution.

Alex Klim Andre Snoxall Colleen Morgan Constance Citalan (2) Constance Citalan Dan Adams Gustav Hooriya Hussain Irena Nailya Bentley SteffAJERachelRaquel Citalan Photo by Alex Klim 1 Photo by Alex Klim 2 Photo by Alex Klim photo by Andre Snoxall 1 photo by Andre Snoxall 2 photo by Colleen Morgan 1 photo by Colleen Morgan 2 photo by Colleen Morgan photo by Constance Citalan photo by Dan Adams photo by Irena photo by Nailya Bentley Photo by Rachel - Lamps The Souq

# all photos belong to the rightful owners

Alert : you’ve got mail.

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Dear you,

I saw what you did there. And I saw you thought about me too.

And yet you chose to ignore me.

Now you think you can ignore me? Can you? Oh well, give it a try.

You thought it will be so easy to forget what you did there, you didn’t realize – I see what you see. In fact, I see things you choose to ignore. But guess what, unlike you, I don’t pretend to forget things.

Even the other day when Bob asked you to help him move his furniture, you said you and Sheila had a dinner night with her parents. And you were just sitting and watching “Mad Men” on your laptop. Well played, huh?

And you remember the time Sheila asked you to get dinner, because she was running late. You told her you are eating out with colleagues, while it was just you and Phill and some pep talk.

And let me remind you how you gave an excuse to bail out of parent-teacher meeting at Sam’s school. Not to forget the late night bar visits when you tall home you’re working late.

Well, let me tell you, I remember all that. And all that will turn around one day to bite you from behind. That time don’t cry out to me.

Actually I know you will cry out to me. And guess what I will tell you that time, “you deserved it”.

Yours faithfully,

Conscience.

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Are you one amongst them?

are you one amongst themOften, we make choices; a few unsure ones too.

The ones we don’t know where it leads to.

The ones which may be deciding a course of our lives. Or may turn our careers in 180 degrees.

The ones we later – either boast or regret.

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But my question is, are you one amongst them? Are you in the rat race? Did you take the road less traveled? Or are you aping someone else’s decisions too? Or someone else making your decisions?

Population status of this planet is soaring as I type this, what I wonder is, am I one in a million or just, you know, one in a million?

How do you know? How do I know?

Then I think of our unsung heroes, the ones who died fighting for a cause, the ones who did not get the media/critic acclaim. Or the ones who got an Oscar/Nobel Prize after their death. Weren’t they one in a million? 

What parameter judges our performance? How do we really stand out? If 10,000 people know what we do? Or If we do what those 10,000 people want/expect us to do?

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Million dollar question. 

Are you one in a million? Or just someone in the crowd who will die in nonentity?

Levels of excitement

This post will start with a journey through pictures in order to reveal the different levels of excitement buid up in me; courtesy my blogs sakshivashist.wordpress.com and cruisingthroughmylife.wordpress.com

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5 follows SV 10 follows SV 20 follows SV 5 follows C

20 likes SV 20 likes C 50 likes SV 50 likes C 100 likes SV 100 likes C 50 follows SV 50 follows C 200 likes SV 200 likes C 100 follows SV 200 follows SV 100 follows C 200 follows C 500 likes C500 likes SV 500 follows C 1000 likes SV

Yes…I was absolutely out of words and speechless after I got my “1000 total likes” star, that I decided to print_screen all the previous accolades and copy paste them after editing- upload them here and then it finally started to sink in.

WOW!!!!

I mean, seriously, till an year back I was saying to myself- who has time and patience to blog. And now I don’t miss out on replying to even one comment. It is now a habit to check for pending comments and reply to them before 3 days (at the max).

And I have 2 freaking blogs!!!! Its a double trouble – as I say to my friends. 😉

But yes, apart from becoming an ardent fan of blogging, I have started pursuing others to start blogging too. 😀

Thank you all the people out there who ever visited my blog- or passed by it by just clicking on a “Follow” or “Like” button. It gives me a reason to wake up in the morning and gives me a reason to sleep at night.

I can tell, many people clicked on “Like” without even reading my poetry or understanding it or connecting with my random musings, but I sincerely feel it gives me a boost to reach out to more people, write of more worthy things, make memories and be more expressive and yet never run out on things to talk about. 😉

That is all. I rest my case.

Forever,

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