Appreciated!

Dragon's Loyalty Award

I will remember 2013 for entering this marvelous world of WordPress.. a world of kind, sensitive, ruminative and warm souls. It feels nice to earn encouragement from bloggers who are kind enough to read my posts.

I sincerely thank cupitonians  http://cupitonians.wordpress.com for nominating me for The Dragon’s Loyalty Award. It’s a great honor for me. cupitonians has a great blog with insightful and riveting posts. Following are two of the many posts that I have thoroughly enjoyed reading:

http://wordpress.com/read/post/id/12610702/1477/

http://wordpress.com/read/post/id/12610702/1486/

The Dragon’s Loyalty Award is an award for the loyal fan/commenter, whether the recipient is a fellow blogger or just someone who follows and comments regularly. –Vintage Book Fairy

The rules for Dragon’s Loyalty Award are:

1   Visit and thank the blogger who nominated you.
2   Acknowledge that blogger on your blog and a link back.
3  You must share  7  things other bloggers may not know about you.
4   Nominate up to  15  bloggers for Dragon’s Loyalty Award, provide a link to their blogs in your post, and notify them on their blogs.
5   Copy and paste the award somewhere on your blog.

7 things you may not know about me:

1) I am a fan of Amitabh Bachchan and Robert Downey Jr. 

amitabh robert

2) I have mild acrophobia (fear of heights) which adds to my thrill of Giant wheel and roller Coaster rides.
3) One of my favourite songs is Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Cars”

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTIB10eQnA0
4) I adore Late Mohd Rafi.-  one of the greatest singers who have sung for Hindi Movies.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DESBFHhpwXQ
5) I lose track of time while playing the keyboard.
6) I love cricket and rate Sachin Tendulkar as the best batsman, Wasim Akram as the best bowler and Kapil Dev as the best all-rounder ever.
7) I love “Gajar Ka Halwa”. ( A North Indian delicacy made from carrot)

gajar ka halwa

I have also been nominated by cupitonians  http://cupitonians.wordpress.com for “The Imagine award.”

What is The Imagine Award?

“The Imagine Award” is an award created by Jenn Mulherin (who is the writer of the blog “My Fibrotastic Life!”) in October of 2013. This award was made in order to recognize the bloggers who express their passion and dedication towards their blogs through their creativity.

The rules

1. Copy and paste the award to your post.
2. Thank the blogger who nominated you and link their blog page to your post.
3. List 3-5 things about the nominator’s blog that you like (which you think are very creative).
4. Nominate 5 other bloggers/blogs which you think display a fantastic use of creativity and imagination.
5. Notify your nominees.
6. Copy and paste The Imagine Award to your blog page.

This award is special as gives me an opportunity to talk about the nominating blogger  – http://cupitonians.wordpress.com/. The three things that I admire about her are:

1) The posts are related to so diversified aspects of life that the reader identifies with them.

2) She has a knack of invoking humor in her posts that make them even more lively to read.

3) There is a sense of unbridled innocence that enhances the joy of reading.

I would like to nominate the following bloggers (in no particular order) for both the awards.

  1. Jody Dontje
    http://thenatureofwritingandeducation.wordpress.com
  2. Rohidas Sanap
    http://rohidassanap.wordpress.com
  3. heila2013
    http://heilablog.wordpress.com
  4. Miss Lou
    http://misslouella.wordpress.com
  5. Frank
    http://letsbefrankblogdotcom.wordpress.com
  6. frizztext
    http://flickrcomments.wordpress.com
  7. Die Trying
    http://dietrying999.wordpress.com/
  8. Glorialana
    http://glorialana.wordpress.com
  9. MsTranquility
    http://www.beingmefromatoz.wordpress.com
  10. Ann Koplow
    http://annkoplow.wordpress.com
  11. Nancy Loderick
    http://nancyloderick.com
  12. uthamz
    http://uthamz.wordpress.com
  13. Everyday Power
    http://www.everydaypowerblog.com
  14. dreamsdissolve
    http://dreamsdissolve.wordpress.com

I once again thank cupitonians for encouraging me with this very kind gesture. I accept both the awards – The dragon’s Loyalty Award and The Imagine Award  with gratitude.

The 7 ways I look at the world.

Once upon a time I started going to school. I still remember the feeling was an inexplicable mix of awe, keenness, anxiety, amusement, smiles and tears.

Then I grew up. I “became” an adult who know things. Or so I thought…before stumbling upon my desire to express my opinions and feelings. And I entered the world of blogging – a beautiful world inhabited by great minds full of ideas, positivity and compassion. And here I am again experiencing another inexplicable mix of awe, keenness, anxiety, amusement, smiles and tears.

Even as I am still clumsily posting ideas and wondering whether I make sense, a kind soul Glorialana has nominated my for The Versatile Blogger Award. I thank you Glorialana for this very kind gesture and filling me with a feeling that I belong here.

http://glorialana.wordpress.com/

versatileblogger

Rules:

1.Thank the person who gave you this award. Done.
2.Include a link to their blog. Done.
3.Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly. Done.
4.Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award. Done
5.Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself. Done.

So I guess it’s time to talk a bit about the 7 ways I look at the world.

  • I love kids. That may be because I love innocence which I define as courage to be real. And I also love meeting the kid in adults…the kid suppressed by maturity, ambition and lust…the kid that rarely manages to break loose.
  • I love watching thrillers and Sci fis …may be because I love a world of possibilities and the desire to stretch the limits.
  • I sometimes feel helpless because I believe that there is enough money in my country to ensure everyone here has food and shelter. I also believe if given a chance I can run the country.  🙂 I wish I were the PM of India. If wishes were horses….!
  • I love music. Music is my bridge to God. Music has the power to transport me to a world where I am oh-so- close to God. Music has the power to unwind me and recharge me with life. Playing musical instruments like the keyboard and the flute soothes my like nothing else.
  • I believe Love is the most hyped and the least understood emotion and this is one of the reasons behind lot of miseries of mankind especially in the modern times.
  • I believe that technology has on one hand made life simpler and better but at the same time it has made life dull and boring thereby pushing the youth towards the bizarre. No technology can diminish the importance of the human touch and we must not lose it to technology.
  • I believe an individual is only as strong as his/her family and friends. Family and friends are the true sources of strength and we should always respect them.

Hope my fellow bloggers are comfortable with my world view.

My nominees for The Versatile Blogger Awards:

  1. http://cupitonians.wordpress.com/
  2. http://aquamosh.wordpress.com/
  3. http://beingmefromatoz.com/
  4. http://wired4more.wordpress.com/
  5. http://dyandiamond.net/
  6. http://dietrying999.wordpress.com/
  7. http://sfoxwriting.com/
  8. http://slyvioletflower.wordpress.com/
  9. http://eddietwohawks.wordpress.com/
  10. http://onherwaytoperfection.com/
  11. http://followkarenellis.com/
  12. http://misslouella.wordpress.com/
  13. http://heilablog.com/
  14. http://simplyswatij.wordpress.com/
  15. http://favoritepasstime.wordpress.com/

I feel grateful and greatly honoured in accepting The Versatile Blogger Award. And I sincerely hope that my thoughts make you happy the way your thoughts edify me.