Sunday, 14 September 2014

My Award

                    Every time I upload a post, it takes a mammoth effort to resist the temptation of checking the traffic feed  by the minute. No,  that's an exaggeration. Make that by the hour. When the votes on the indiblogger surge, I swell directly proportionate to it. And well! when the tide is low so do I wane much as I would like to say otherwise. Over a period of time, I have made many friends in the blogosphere and come across some incredibly composed posts. And today when a fellow blogger nominates me for the Leibster Award, I can only thank you for showing me so much love. To be honest, I was nominated once before by Preethi but somehow never managed to honour it. Thank you Shweta Dave of  for this award. 

liebster blog award
Liebster blog award

Now for the rules
1. Thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog. 

2. Display the award on your blog — by including it in your post and/or displaying it using a “widget” or a “gadget”. (Note that the best way to do this is to save the image to your own computer and then upload it to your blog post)

3. Answer 11 questions about yourself, which will be provided to you by the person who nominated you.

4. Nominate 11 blogs that you feel deserve the award, who have a less than 1000 followers. (Note that you can always ask the blog owner this since not all blogs display a widget that lets the readers know this information!)

5. Create a new list of questions for the blogger to answer.

6. List these rules in your post. Once you have written and published it, you then have to:

7. Inform the people/blogs that you nominated that they have been nominated for the Liebster award and provide a link for them to your post so that they can learn about it (they might not have ever heard of it!)

Questions that came from Shweta   -

  1. Tell us something unique about your blog?

For each of us our thoughts and ideas are unique to us and also how best we express them. So in that context my blog is unique as it comes with my experiences and the way I look at the world.

  1. What time do you best write on your blog and why?

During school timings. Being a mother of two, it's the only time when they are in school that I have my mind to myself. 

  1. What if you had a super power what would that be?

Travel to all the nooks, corners, crevices, mountain fold, every place.

  1. What is the most adventurous thing you have done in life?

Living in a tin shed for a year in Leh.

  1. Are you an impulsive shopper?

I don't think so... my husband will have another opinion of course..

  1. What makes you angry?


  1. What do you mean by the word freedom?

To live the way you want to.

  1. What is your favourite cartoon character?

Does Suppandi count?

  1. What is that one object you can’t live without?


  1. Do you believe in destiny?

Yes, I do. There have been many instances

  1. What is your biggest learning of life so far?

In our race for survival we forget to live.

My nominees are

Choki Gyeltshen

Mahesh Semwal

Kokila Gupta

Deepa Gopal Sunil

Amrita Sabat


Chaitali Bose Bhattacharjee

Jyotsna Bhatia

Ayushee Ghoshal

Renu Vyas

Alok Vats 

Now my questions for the nominees are

Which part of the year do you enjoy the most?

What inspires you to write?

How does blogging help you?

Which genre of books do you like the most?

One of your most joyful moments.

Your best childhood memory.

The one place you would love to visit once in your lifetime.

Which is the best time for you to write?

Is social media making or breaking writers?

How do you look at life?

What's your idea of a vacation?

Pssst...I really don't know what happened to my text and have tried and pulled my hair apart to set it right, the technology challenged that I am. Finally, I've let it go. Please do bear with me.


  1. My best wishes and congratulations....great to know you little better

  2. My best wishes and congratulations....great to know you little better

  3. Congratulations and best deserved!!!!

  4. Many thanks Ilakshee :) I am really excited to accept this honor given by you to me and to my blog :) Thank you so so much Ilakshee :)

  5. Thanks a ton Ilakshee.... am honored by this sweet gesture of yours....

  6. Congratulations, Ilakshee! Well deserved

  7. Thank you all, my friends :) Kokila, Alok, Suresh, Shweta, Chaitali, Amit

  8. Thank you so very much Ilkashee, I feel honoured!
    Great to read more about you, my friend :)

  9. Congratulations for the award Ilakshee. And thank you so much for nominating me :) :)


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