19 February, 2012

Versatile Blogger Awards, Spreading the love

This was what I woke up to one morning last week. 

Thank you for this, Vijay.

Now that was my first ever award from the world of bloggers and I have Vijay Shenoy of Mind's eye of Life to thank for that. Thank you so very much Vijay.  

(A little note to the whoever is reading this post)
Dear visitor, 
If you haven't been to Vijay Blog, Mind's Eye of Life, please drop in there. His short stories and poems are very pleasant. The simplicity with which he writes makes sure you are not distracted from the soul of the post. 

Coming back to the award, I got this one several days ago, but it took me a while to get this post up, as I was busy trying to decide which bloggers to pass this award to. (I'm a new to IB and haven't had the chance to check out a whole lot of great blogs in there.) And while I was in the midst of frantically looking for Versatile blogs, Saikat Basu of http://saikatscribble.blogspot.com/ directed me to http://saikatscribble.blogspot.com/2012/02/cloud-no-9.html and I swear, I'm on Cloud 9, now. Thank you Saikat, that was such a BIG honour. I'll try not to put you down. And hey, I'm a fan of those amazing sketches you do, eh. Great job, honestly. You've got something for everybody.

Now, Saikat was already on my unpublished list of bloggers for the award. (Really, Saikat. So here's another award coming your way. Congratulations again.) And seeing that I had to speed up this post, I'm sitting up way past my bedtime to put this up. 

I reiterate, I'm new to this network so for now, I'd like to recognise these 15 bloggers whose works I've come to enjoy within these few days of my IB membership:

Saumya Kulshreshtha - Nascent Emissions
Debajyoti Ghosh -Some facts, some nonsense
Harsha Chittar - Curious Dino Photography
Kajal Nayar  - Purple Chronicle
Saikat - My Scribble Art
Jairam of - Mahabore's Musings
Nikolai Kinny - Adventures of a tiny lady
Pankaja Date - Photokadha
Rupert Wind - Pages off Life

And then, there are these travel blogs that I absolutely love. 
Jitaditya Narzary - Travelling Slacker
Vaivah Todi - Greener Pastures
Arun - Payana 

Apparently, the rules for acceptance of the award are:

1.Paste this award on your blog
2. Thank the person who gave you this award
3. Pass this award (that Vijay sent my way) to 15 fellow bloggers. Saikat's award let's me hand it over to yet another person, so I also chose to recognise Bharti Puri of Crazy Pop Lock
4. Share 7 random facts about yourself

Now that I have checked off the first 3 of the list, here are 7 random things about me. 
  1. Coffee is my cup of tea. That's the one thing I craved for when I was in the family way. It's what's making me have second thoughts about having baby No.2 ;)
  2. I have a fetish for (finger) rings; silver ones. 
  3. I grew up in boarding school. Home sickness was something I got over a long time ago but I can't stay away from hubby for more than 3 days. 
  4. My guilty pleasures - Roadside Chaat (how I miss them) and Potato chips (whoever came up with the punchline 'No one can eat just one,' was so damn right.) 
  5. If you lend me a book, I'll make sure I return it. 
  6. I am not a morning person, at all. I can stay up till six in the morning but can't get myself to wake up at 6 am.
  7. I'm not a very patient mom. I have a two year old, who knows just how to get on to that last nerve of mine but I love him to pieces
Additional note:
Deepak Karthik and Sangeeta Reghu, I read you both too. You guys touch upon several topics and are really Versatile. I see you have already got this award. I just wanted to tell you 2 that I also think you are versatile.
To the rest of you out there: you'll hear from me in due course. 

Happy Blogging everybody. 

Thank you very much, Saikat, for this award. 


  1. this is cool. u know how great it feels when a fellow blogger thinks ur blog is worth a mention.

    liked those 7 random things. even i love roadside chaat and i cannot get up in the morning :D

    haven't visited most of the blogs u mentioned here. wud love to go through them.

    thanx again. u made my day.

    1. You're welcome, Deb. I really enjoy reading your posts. They're fun. And I love the way you write.

      Hmm... Roadside chaat - aren't they the best, and having to wake up in the morning the worst! :D

      Yeah, you should go through those blogs. They're some real good ones.

      Stay connected.

  2. Congrats on ur award!! Also I am delighted to have the appreciation you have shown towards my blog..

    1. Thank you Arun.
      And congrats to you. I've told you this earlier but let me say it again. You surprise me every time I visit your blog. Payana is a window to some great hidden pockets. Keep the fabulous work going. (I know you will:) )

  3. Wow! Many congratulations on the award. I am a recent visitor to your space and absolutely love spending my time here. Thanks loads for passing it on to me, making it to the elite list is such an honour and makes me so happy :) Wish you receive many more of such awards in the times to follow :)

  4. Thank You so much Nambiar. It was so nice of you to mention my name in your blog. I feel really honored. Now I really do wonder how you manage two blogs simultaneously ? Gosh! That must be one heck of a Herculean task. You are not only versatile but also ambidextrous.

    Keep up the great job you are doing :D Cheers !

    1. You're welcome Saikat.
      When you guys drop in and leave your comments, I'm motivated...it makes maintaining the blogs a lot more fun.

      I'll try to keep up the work. You keep those superb sketches coming, ok.

  5. Thank you so much! My second versatile blogger award, feels almost as good as the first one. Hope I do not disappoint in future at all. You will always have a pleasant sojourn when you visit Nascent Emissions- I promise!

    1. I'm sure of that. It's always such a pleasure to read your work. Congrats. :)

  6. Congrats :)
    Great to see those 7 Points :)

    1. Thanks Deepak. You know me a little better, now. Congrats on your awards. :)

  7. Congrats. :)

    You and I share the same initials- DN, and the same last name- Nambiar. :) So hey D.Nambiar, I'm D.Nambiar. :)

  8. Thank you so much sweets...exciting always to get a award:) You made my day ...much hugs..I too grew up in a boarding school and also not a morning person.

    1. You're welcome.
      Wow, so now we have some things in common. :)

  9. Thank you very much for this award, I am quite new to the blog awards, appreciation of any kind is always exciting but when it comes from fellow bloggers it feels more special :)

  10. Way to go girl !!! I just saw this and I am really proud of you ... You truly deserve this and much more ... I will second you on points 4,6 and 7 ...

    Congratulations ..

    P.S. - you just made my day !!

    1. Thank you so much, Sangeeta.

      I did? That's so cool.

  11. Hi,
    Thanks a lot for inducing me in the list... it's an honour for me and gives me a reason to shrug off my lethargy and get the blog back on track as it has gone dormant...

    1. You're welcome Jitaditya. I hope you saw the indimail I sent you.

  12. Hi There,

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  13. Thank you for naming me in the list. Appreciate it!

    1. You;re welcome Vaivhav. That's a good blog you've got there. It's a window into the Northeast. :)
      I absolutely love those solo picture posts too...beautiful photographs.
      Congrats. :)