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I have been postponding this particular post , part owing to my laziness and part owing to personal setbacks . Better late than never , i suppose . And now as i embark on this super delightful yet arduous procedure to return the acknowledgements of Nine wonderful bloggers , i feel honoured !
First of all , i would like to express my deep felt gratitude to the following bloggers Guspazha , Saro , Mixi , Deepak kripal , Matheikal sir , Karan aylawadi , Akash Govind ,The Whitescape , Tanya Sehgal who nominated me for the Liebster . Thank you ! I owe you all an apology too for procastinating this for far too long . As a penalty i have decided to create a blog roll and highlight your blogs on my side bar , which will happen soon 🙂
I guess every blogger is aware of the rules associated with receiving a leibster award . Due to the bulkiness of the post i am not delving into the details . Let me jump onto the procedure proper .
. 11 facts about me :
1 . I am an MBBS graduate , currently on a short sabbatical , as i am awaiting my p.g entrance exam results .
2 . I am passionate about reading ,in quite an intense way , that i find myself telling my mother these days that i would rather be in a life long committed and delightful relationship with books than with any of those eligible bachelors she persuades me to take a look at ( 😛 )
3 . I am trained in Bharatnatyam , something which i am proud of , yet left to rust in the dettol scented corridors of my professional life.
4 . I hate prejudice and pretence the most in a human .
5 . I am a piscean , and my strong hunch is that the piscean section on Linda Goodman’s book on Sunsigns was written based on my life . Be it a positive trait , be it a negative trait , I am a perfect living illustration .
6 . I am a movie buff and i am an ardent admirer of malayalam movies in addition to the good hollywood ones . Mohanlal remains my all time favourite actor and from Hollywood it would be Johnny Depp and of lately i am inclined to Christian Bale to some extent . ‘ Manichithrathazhu ‘ is my favourite malayalam movie and ‘ American Beauty ‘ , favourite Hollywood pick .
7 . I sleep plugging my earphones on , a habit which has been under harsh criticism from my mother for its probable side effects. I feel myself lost in the music of Ouseppachan , A.R. Rahman , Yuvan Shankar Raja and Vishal Shekhar . Metallica is my favourite music band . I can listen to ‘ The Unforgiven ‘ in loops for a whole 24 hrs .
8 . Weird as it might sound , i shed tears ( not those big scary ones ) when i get nostalgic . I never brood for hours over the past events , but i dont forget them either .
9 . My bucket list includes – sky diving ( like everybody else ) , trekking the Himalayas , staying for atleast a couple of days in Manhattan ( that much is my extent of addiction to F.R.I.E.N.D.S ) , and to write a best selling , critically acclaimed novel one day .
10 . I ignore people who hurt me like they never even existed , until they apologise for their act .
11 . After wrapping up my education , i would love to spend some time in the tribal areas as part of Medical Camps or awareness programmes . I would love to be associated with an N.G.O which supports ailing kids once i become an accomplished doctor .
Now coming to the Q and A sessions . I would have loved to answer each one of the questions that have been thrown at me , but that would amount to an extremely bulky post . And so , borrowing Panchali madam’s idea , i thought of picking 2 out of 11 questions from each set and answering them here . ( Click on their names to view their respective blogs )
. Whitescape’s questions :
1 . The last book you have read ? – Carry The One by Carol Anshaw .
2. Movie you can watch over and over ? Sandesham , a malayalam movie , which is a political satire and ‘ You’ve got mail ‘ starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan .
. Questions by Tanya Sehgal :
1 . Your favourite cartoon character of all time ? – DeeDee of Dexter’s Laboratory . My younger brother used to be a die hard fan of Dexter and he had wanted to be a scientist when he was a kid . I used to tease him , i cant remember why ! Maybe because i was a brat. Though he went on to grab a seat in IIT Mumbai for the Interactive Designing course , he is still that amused Dexter replica for me in my memories 🙂
2 . How would you describe your life journey in a single word ? – Complicated .
. Questions by Saro :
1 . What is the purpose of your blog ? – My blog started off as a comfort zone for me to vent out my emotions post a traumatic incident a couple of years back . Gradually it starting evolving to something more professional as i started gaining valuable readers . The concept of a blog turned synonymous with a platform to express my views regarding anything under the sun , which is indeed a boon for any writer . Right now , the purpose of my blog is to kindle my writing skills in my journey to be an author one fine day 🙂
2 . If you are given an option to name a star what would you name it ? – Compassion . Let the virtue shine down on humans forever .
. Mixi ‘s Questions:
1 . Who is your favourite person in this world ? – My brother
2 . What is your favourite genre of writing ? – I love writing poetry , short stories and haikus . But fiction is my most favourite genre .
. Deepak’s questions :
1 . Can love happen more than once ? Yes . I have seen people falling in a love a second time after brooding for years post break up .
2 . The reason you write ? – Because words keep tugging my heartstrings to let them out .
. Matheikal Sir’s Questions :
1 . The holiday destination of your dream ? Ireland for its mesmerising landscape
2 . Whose company would you prefer if you were to be marooned in an uninhabited island for a week ? – The Lord Of The Rings book series ! I have always wanted to devour it . But the sheer volume of the book has always kept me back . With a long lonely week ahead of me , disappearing into a fantasy world would be the best thing to do , for me atleast 🙂
Karan’s Questions :
1 . Your favourite trilogy ? – The Matrix movie series .
2 . One thing you dont regret doing ? – Walking out of a shallow relationship a couple of years back even when the person threatened to tarnish my character .
. Guspazhar’s Questions :
1 . How old would you want to be if you had a choice ? – A 3 year old . I need all the leisures of being a naughty brat , sans deadlines , who would curiously look upon the little wonders of the world as if each were a miracle .
2 . What are you procastinating this very moment ? – A long pending return call to a friend ( Now i feel bad ! )
. Akash’s questions:
1. Person you miss this moment ? A close friend who used to sit chatting with me for hours back in college . She is blessed with a baby girl now and i am ecstatic to say the least 🙂
2 . Which ad do you like on T.V ? – The oreo ad which featured a cute girl imitating her mother 🙂
And my nominees are :
1 . Ankita Singhal who blogs at A Piece I wrote : An avid reader , her blog is enriched with literary masterpieces in the form of shortstories , poetry , book reviews and many more .
2 . Green Speck who blogs at Live Your Life : The wonder writer who happened to pen down 360 amazing posts in a matter of nine months ! A blogger friend who has always been of constant encouragement to me. Check out his blog for the splendid collection of Haikus, poems and stories .
3 . Saurabh Chawla who blogs at Saurabh’s Lounge : A budding writer whose blog deserves to be read more . Visit his space to nourish your time reading some gifted poetry .
4 . Prasanna Rao who blogs at Life Under Microscope : I got acquainted with her blog through BAT and was instantly drawn to her brilliantly penned short stories . Read her and you will agree too .
5 . Chhavi Vatwani who blogs at Sour Lemons And Tequila : Her poetic lines are magical . Her blog contains polished , well weaved verses which points to her versatility and briliant hold on language .
6 . Odizzey ‘s blog : Again, a fellow BAT blogger who is blessed with a poetic wand which is sure to take the reader to a wonder land of her creation . Truly mesmersing her words are !
7 . Richi Baidwan who blogs at Richi Rich : Her words are lyrical and her stories have a freshness to its narration . Love them for the true protrayal of human emotions in all its rawness .
8 . Me who blogs at Memoirs Of Me : Dive into this blog to relish good literary content written in the form of stories and reviews . Me has always been a frequent visitor and an encouraging blogger friend 🙂 .The Salt and Pepper section is a unique section to look forward to !
9 . Meenakshi Malhotra who blogs at Woman n Beyond : Already bestowed with many a recognition she already has stamped her prowess in the blogging field . Her brilliantly crafted haikus should never be missed !
10 . Reshma who blogs at Cerebral Babble : Her blog header is one of a kind . So is her blog . Check out her blog to explore well knit stories and haikus . Her cerebral babbles are delightful indeed !
11 . A dreamy Gal who blogs at Journey Of Dreams : Her blog is the prettiest i have seen . Dont judge a book by its cover , they say . But here , you wouldnt falter even if you come to a hasty conclusion seeing her blog . The contents are impeccable in its richness too . Look out for her profound haikus and creative poetries .
. Coming to the questions that i have prepared for my nominees :
1 . Your dream holiday destination ?
2 . Favourite movie , music band / musician , author ?
3 . Which do you prefer. scribbling on a piece of paper or typing onto a laptop?
4 . Have any of your wishes come true ? Tell us about it
5 . Would you like to own an apartment or a house . reason ?
6 . Favourite time of the day ?
7 . Do you have a best friend ? tell us about the wonderful qualities you like about him / her .
8 . Any television series / movie you would watch umpteen times over ?
9 . Where would you rather spend your retired life . In your ancestral place or in your current city ?
10 . What would your Bucket list comprise of ?
11 . Tell us about your current passions in life .
Thank you for reading through such a long post . And congratulations to all the nominees ! Keep writing . Keep blogging 🙂 As the Indiblogger slogan goes – We blog, therefore we are !