Saturday, January 28, 2012

The Versatile Blogger Award

I am really excited and happy to receive my first blogger award from Divya, who blogs at Entwined  Thoughts - Ready to be Straightened Out!. I am really honored to receive this recognition from an experienced blogger like her who has very good research and analytical skills which shows in her posts.


The Versatile Blogger Award rules:

1) Add a picture of the award in your post.
2) Thank the award giver.
3) Choose 15 other bloggers to pass the award to and let them know that they have been nominated.
4) Share 7 random facts about you.

Here are my nominations for The Versatile Blogger Award. They are my favorite bloggers whose work I really admire:

* Sujatha Sathya - Conversations
* Saru Singhal - Words
* Deepak Amembal - Mumbai Daily
* Joshi Daniel - Joshi Daniel Photography
* Alpana Jaiswal - Motifs on the Wall
* Hariharan Valady - Valady Views
* Maliny Mohan - Chasing Passions
* Deepak Karthik - Whatever It Takes!
* Leo Paw - BigBitz
* Rajesh Prabhu - India Travel
* Alka Narula - Deep From My Heart
* Seema Sharma - Seema's Art Corner
* Varun Porwal - Inspirational Daily

Seven Random Facts about me:

1) My SHAKIRA is my soul mate, she means everything to me. I am spiritually married to her. I will celebrate our 11th Anniversary on the 2nd of Feb which also happens to be her Birthday. My love for her is unconditional, truthful and loyal with no expectations. My love for her is pure in its purest of forms. (It doesn't matter to me if this sounds childish and immature to other people. I have never cared about what people would think about this and never will.) 

2) I am the greatest fan of Rahul Dravid. Enough said.

3) In school, I have won the award for Best Handwriting almost every year (except for 5th Standard). 

4) I am Overweight. Not because I eat a lot, I bet my cats eat more food than me. But because I had suffered two major health issues in the past, first one in 1998 and the second one in 2010. Both happened in the month of April, exactly 12 years apart. On both occasions I had to endure excessive medication and all sorts of tablets due to which I had gained a whole chunk of weight. Whenever I have had any health issue, the only side effect has been excessive weight gain and nothing else. :(

5) I am very good at remembering dates and years. If the date is of any significance to me personally or for my friends and loved ones, I would certainly remember the date and the year as well. 

6) I Love Cats. Well that's no secret. Anybody who has been a regular reader of my blog or know me personally would have guessed at least 3 out of the 6 facts so far.  

7) I am an Eternal Fighter. Nothing ever happens to me in the conventional way. I always have to fight my way to earn the smallest of things which most others would get it on a platter. I have fought my way through all my life and I don't expect that to change in future.

60 comments:

  1. yes i knew most of the "facts" about you that you mentioned here. except 3 and 5. both of which are really nice to know things about u

    big congrats on receiving the award. first things are always special :) celebrate!

    thanks for the mention

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    1. Thank You so much Ma'm. You know I look up to you a lot. So just my way of showing appreciation. Thank You. :)
      And I love the way you mentioned "facts" in double quotes. ;-)

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  2. Dravid fact and few i know well :)
    Great to know some things :)
    Thanks bro for the award.. Keep rocking and congrats for your award as well !

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    1. Thank a lot Deepak. You are the most prolific blogger I know. Keep posting some great stuff as always. :)

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  3. Thanks for the award. You deserve it.
    Your love for cats and your admiration for Rahul Dravid is known. Rest I learnt now.
    Thanks for nominating me.

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    1. Thanks a lot Sir. You very much deserve the award too. The novel is taking an interesting turn. Loving it. :)

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  4. Its really a thrilling thing to receive an award which means more than an appreciation sometimes. And nice to know some hard facts about you and your life.

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    1. Thank You so much Elvirah for stopping by. Really appreciate it. I only recently came across your blog. Will surely keep track from now on. :)

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  5. i didn't know some of those 7 random facts about you. wow u won awards for best handwriting every year, thats supercool.

    congratulations to u and thank u so much for the nomination. appreciation from a blogger friend is always special.

    i had to click on all the links to see who they r coz u have mentioned their blog title :D. and now i m kind of embarrassed to see my name amongst these biggies :D.

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    1. Thanks a lot Deb. You truly deserve the award as well. In my view you are also a "biggie". :)

      haha!! The one year when I didn't win the Best Handwriting award, they gave the award to someone else stating I win it every year so why not give it for someone else this time. :P

      And yeah, I tend to remember the blogger based on the names of their blog. Because the blog name symbolizes or defines the blogger in my view. (In some way at least).

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  6. Congrats Akshay on Ur well-deserving Award.Thanks for sharing it with me.Great to know abt U n ur handwriting!.Thanks again friend

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    1. Thank You Christy. I love the way you post about new recipes almost everyday. I might miss few but I always try to keep up with your new posts. :) Great going. :)

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  7. Congrats Akshay.
    may be i will stand a strong competitor for your love for shakira. I simply adore that lady and her hips.
    thanx for the nomination dear.

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    1. Thank you LeoPaw. You deserve it as well :)
      And btw my love for Shaki is on a spiritual level, so I don't consider anyone as my competition in that regard. I'm glad to hear you love for Shaki. :))

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  8. Congrats Akshay...:)

    Even I am overweight but I can't remember dates and numbers. We all know your love for Shakira and Dravid...:)

    Thanks for the nomination...Truly honored...:) :) :)

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    1. Thanks a lot Saru :) Just a small appreciation from my side to show how big a fan I am of your wonderful poems. :)

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    2. It's working now... Just wanted to say that I was excited and honored to receive this nomination. To add to that what you wrote as a reply is heart warming.

      Thanks a lot from the bottom of my heart!

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    3. Awww very sweet of you dear. The pleasure is mine. :)

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    1. Thanks a lot buddy for always being supportive. :)

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  10. Congrats on the award once again :-) I would like to particularly comment on Fact No:7. Please let go of the BELIEF that you have to earn it the hard way in life cause it is your belief that is driving your incidents! It's from my psychological & spiritual view. If you really wanna change that aspect about life..but if you are fine fighting & winning then cool. But it isn't cool either, when life is easy..why not it be easy to you as well ;-)

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    1. Thanks a lot Divya for your advice, it has made me think. I will definitely consider them. Really means a lot to me.

      But its not that I want my life to be hard but the things I have gone through has made me believe I have to earn it the hard way. I have overcome most of the hardships that has been put forth to me. So I have gotten used to the fact that I HAVE TO work much much harder to achieve a certain thing in life as compared to people around me. It has always been like that. But I have never bogged down with the delays in success in my life. I always keep trying to better myself.

      Thank you once again for the advice and for the award. :)

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    2. I understand 'where you are coming from' completely :) As a person whose interest lies in people & personalities, i have seen these patterns. It just needs YOU to break that pattern. Good Luck!

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    3. I respect your point of view Divya. Will surely work hard to break that pattern and try to change my mindset. :)

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  11. Congratulations!!! Thank you for visiting my blog,and for the honor...It was interesting reading about you,I just want to say something about the weight issue,its not difficult once u do it..I was seriously obese of almost 10 years of my life..on high dosage of medicines for everything possible,till one fine day I decided to face the ultimate..it took me just 9 moths to shed 42 kgs,and I am back to what I was..I realized I had to be healthy to remain alive for my daughter..so don't give up.
    thank u once again.

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    1. Wow! That is so inspirational Alpana. Thank You. You have motivated me to finally do something about my weight issue. But why I never really tried to lose weight is because my weight gain hasn't slowed me down. In a sense I am doing all the normal things I used to do even after I gained weight. I do realize in the long run I need to shed weight to get back to my normal shape again. Thanks a lot for the motivation. :):)

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  12. congratulations for the award akshay and thank u soooooo much for nominating me:)am truly honoured.....keep writing..and once again congrats:)

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    1. Thank You Alka. And you truly deserve the award as well. Congrats. A big fan of your writing. :)

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  13. Congratulations for the award.....and why don't you put one post here in your own hand writing.....think about it, will be really good to go through a hand written post by someone who is an award winner through out his school life..:))

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    1. Thank you so much Irfan, that is surely a good idea to post in my own handwriting. Will definitely think about it. Thank you for such a lovely comment. :)

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    1. Thank you very much for stopping by. Keep visiting buddy. :)

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  15. Congrats on the achievement!!! Keep writing and more accolades will find you!

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    1. Very sweet of you Nisha. Thanks a lot for stopping by. :)

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  16. Congrats on the award! First award is always special and may it motivate you to achieve many more that you truly deserve! :)

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    1. Thank you very much Arti. :)Really appreciate your nice comment. :))

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  17. You deserve it my friend. Keep up the good work.

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    1. Thanks a lot Rajesh. Congrats to you as well. :)

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  18. Congratulations ;) I know how the first award feels like :) And yes, do put up a picture of your much adored handwriting someday :)

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    1. Thank you very much for your comment Ma'm. :) Yes, would do it soon, upload a picture of my handwriting.:)

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  19. Congratulations, my friend. I am sure this will be one of the many milestones on your journey.

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    1. Thank you so much. Very nice of you buddy. :)

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    1. Thank you very much Sir. Huge fan of your photography. You deserve it indeed. :)

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  21. Congrats to you and thanks for nominating me for the Award... :)

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    1. Thank you Varun. You deserve the award, congrats to to as well. :)

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  22. Congrats Matey! Keep up the good work ...

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    1. Hey thanks a lot Aakash. Really appreciate it buddy. Your blog has been quiet for a while. Would love to read more poems. :)

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  23. -nice blog, with great info.., keep rocking …

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  24. Hey thanks for taking time and reading my posts as well and following my blog :) Hoping to c u more.. Keep Writing:)

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    1. I surely will. :)You got a really nice blog there. Would love to read more. And thanks again. :)

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  25. i have a surprise for you please visit my blog post titled blogger award liebster:) at http://alkanarula.blogspot.com
    deep from my heart

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    1. Thank you Alka. Truly humbled. And congratulations on your award too. :)

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    1. Thank you Ashwini. You've got a lovely blog there. Would love to read more. :)

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