Starlight Blogger Award

I was nominated by Swati from Light At The End Of The Tunnel for the Starlight Blogger Award, which is a first. Thank you so much Swati. Her Not So Terribly Tiny Tales are phenomenal. You must head to her little corner on the internet and get a glimpse into her artistic soul.

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The rules of this award are:

  • Thank the giver and link their blog to your post.
  • Answer the 3 questions given to you.
  • Nominate Others.

Swati’s questions are-

1. If ever given a task to write a book, which topic you will hop on to?
Seeing that I’m working on three with absolutely different ideas, I have to say that whatever topic catches my fancy and makes me write is fine with me.

2. How do you define *LIFE*?
I like this quote a lot, “We’re born alone, we live alone, we die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the illusion for the moment that we’re not alone.” Does that define life?

3. *Emotions* – How do they guide an existence?
Everything that exists depends on emotions. You are happy, sad, lonely, miserable, cheerful, excited, nervous, scared, confident, enthusiastic, spiteful, guilty, angry or joyous, everything you feel is a part of you. And without you, there is no existence. Nothing exists for you if you’re not there. Emotions, according to me, and invariably, your existence, as without you, nothing is there to last.

My Nominees are:

Ink Mode

Asil 

Nirmala

Congratulations all of you! My questions for you are:

  • What do you feel most guilty about?
  • Is there someone who can confide in each and everything? How did you meet?
  • If you could meet me, would you? Why/why not?

I look forward to your responses. All the best!

Awards.

This week, I was nominated for three awards. And one somewhere around May 3 that I forgot to do. And these are all amazing. So, I was nominated for the Blog Tour Award by the beautiful Adi and incorrigibly sarcastic and funny Sophie (so sorry, but I’m not here on June 15, so here it is!) and the Premios Dardos and The Creative Blogger Award by the proud Mumbaikar from Love Expressing. Be sure to head to their blogs for some amazingg articles.

The rules for the Blog Tour Award are:

1) Pass the tour on up to four other bloggers.

2) Give your nominees the rules and a specific Monday to post.

3) Answer four questions about your creative process which lets other bloggers and visitors know what inspires you to do what you do.

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Q: How does my work differ from others in my genre?

My work has no style, however I tend to bend towards poetry more than anything else. I feel bad if my work is limited to a specific genre, because by categorizing my work, I think I conform my imagination to that sort of writing, which I don’t want to.

Q: How does my writing/creative process work?

I don’t really give a lot of thought to how I write. But I think that mostly it happens at a subconscious level. Because there are times that I need  pen a paper to scribble my thoughts which form a poem, and sometimes I stare at the sheet for hours, trying to put two and two together to form a coherent sentence. So, it’s as they don’t say, 1% perspiration and 99% imagination for me when I write.

Q: Why do I write and create what I do?

It calms me, soothes me. It’s  place that I know won’t not understand me. It’s a projection of who I am. There’s always a piece of me in everythng I write. I want to show that piece to the world. It carves a place for me in this world. Makes me happy to know that my words that are being read by someone, somewhere can make a difference.

Q: What I’m working on at the moment?

Three incomplete stories, two poems and SAT.

The nominees for the award are:

Inga’s Angle: for her beautiful NYC photography.

Anoop: for his encouraging remarks.

Yashika: for her nth award as a blogger 😛

Yoshiko: for her awesome blog.

I give June 8, 2015 as the posting day. It’s my birthday too. Write good things 😀 Congratulations!

The rules of the Premios Dardos award are:

1) Accept the award by posting it on your blog along with the name of the person that has granted the award and a link to his or her blog.

2) Include the image of the “Premios Dardos” in the post.

3) Pass the award to another 10 blogs that are worthy of this acknowledgement.

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The rules for the Creative Blogger Award are:

1. Nominate 15-20 blogs and notify the nominees.
2. Post the link of the blog that nominated you.
3. Share five random facts about yourself.

Random facts about me:

1. I’m very sensitive as a person and remember things that hurt me for a long, long time.

2. I can memorize poems reading them once in school.

3. I am going to yoga every morning at 5:30 these days and waking up is a pain in the ass.

4. I stammer when circumstances force me to communicate with strangers. “Can you move that scooter?” “Wh-what, what ha-have I-I do-do-done?”

5. I’m a die-hard, hopeless romantic.

The nominations for both these awards are:

Forgotten Meadows

Hallucinations Of An Angel

Lilrant

Wonder Of My Worlds

The Olive Grove

The Perfect Phoenix

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Congratulations! Have a great time blogging 😀

Versatile Blogger and Liebster Award.

This week, I was honoured by two of my lovely friends for three awards. Shambhavi, the beautiful blogger from the Ultimate Solace was kind enough to consider me for the Liebster Award, and Yashika, the amazing poet from Yashika194’s Blog nominated me for the Liebster AND the Versatile Blogger Award. Thanks you two and to my readers, please head to their blogs. They are utterly brilliant.

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The rules for the Versatile Blogger Award are:

1. First of all,give the link and name of the blogger who nominated you, in your post.
2. Secondly,share 7 facts about you.
3. Lastly,nominate any number of fellow bloggers for the same.

Some facts about me:
1. I’ve been pining for this One Tree Hill hoodie for over an year now: here. So, anyone wants to make me happy? Buy this for me please.
2. I’m trying to lose some pounds but it’s not happening like I expected. Not at all, actually.
3. I’m really excited for Avengers-Part 2. Going on Sunday.
4. I love driving my scooty.
5. Dark Lord Funk, a parody of Uptown Funk is my favorite song at the moment.
6. I love Nutella.
7. My best friend recently got married. Lol, just kidding. I have nothing.

My nominations are:

G at 365 Days of Fun, Tears, Fears and Love
E
mily at Emily’s Posts
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rika at Erika Fuego
 Kelzbelz at Kelzbelzphotography
P
reetha at Bovine Chronicles

Congratulations everyone! Looks forward to see your acceptance speeches.

The rules for this award are:

1. Once you are nominated, make a post thanking and linking the person who nominated you.
2. Include the Liebster Award sticker in the post too.
3. Nominate 10 other bloggers who you feel are worthy of this award. Let them know they have been nominated by commenting on one of their posts. You can also nominate the person who nominated you.
4. Ensure all of these bloggers have less than 200 followers.
5. Answer the ten questions asked to you by the person who nominated you, and make ten questions of your own for your nominees.
6. Lastly, COPY these rules in the post.

The answers to Shambhavi’s questions are:

Q1. What is your motivating word?
Hope. 
Q2. What is it, that you want to achieve at present or in near future?
A scholarship to any of the Ivy League Universities. Or a good percentage in the Boards. 
Q3. An animal you would love to share your life with?
A dog.
Q4. Your idea behind this blog?
To have some place to present my work, and vent sometimes. 
Q5. Music genre of choice? Mention the artist/song close to your heart.
Changes. Currently, favorite song would be Dua.
Q6. Your thoughts on love?
It’s infinite, endless and an abyss. 
Q7. One colour that can change your mood?
Blue. 
Q8. Favourite quote?
Currently, “Make a wish and place it in your heart. Anything you want. Everything you want. Do you have it? Good. Now believe it can come true. You never know where the next miracle is going to come from, the next smile. The next wish come true. But if you believe that it is right around the corner. And you open your heart and mind to the possibility of it. To the certainty of it. You just might get the thing you’re wishing for. The world is full of magic. You just have to believe in it. So make your wish. Do you have it? Good. Now believe in it. With all your heart.” -One Tree Hill. 
Q9. Hobbies other than blogging?
Poetry, reading, searching up trivia, watching sitcoms, and travelling. 
Q10. Recommend a dish I must try.
There’s this restaurant called Tunday Kababi. Their chicken biryani is love, though I eat only the rice because I’m a vegetarian.

The answers to Yashika’s questions are:

1. Which place is your dream destination?
New York. 
2. What’s your opinion about politics?
I’m apolitical.
3. Which person(s) is your primary concern? Mention the name and why?
Right now, myself. I’ve my future at stake. 
4. What is the craziest thing that you have done so far?
Would sleeping for 21 hours be considered crazy? 😛
5. Books or movies – which one do you prefer and why?
Depends. I’m a mooks buff.
6. If you had superpowers , what would you do?
Read people’s minds.
7. Who is your best friend at WordPress?
Ah, caught me. Maybe you, Yusra, Adi, Phoenix, Nisha or Anoop. But I love all I haven’t mentioned here.
8. Make a wish!
I wish this year never ends.
9. Tell me your favourite joke!
-Knock, knock.
-Who’s there?
10. Describe me and my blog in one sentence.
Utterly brilliant. 

The nominees for this award are:

Prose Over Bros
Punk Rock And Reticence
Radio Cure
A Little Bit Of Life
Anishok
Arkajyotipatra’s Blog
Banjarannn
Echoes Of Life
It’s All About Hope
Life As A Misfit Fuck Up

Congratulations everyone! Your questions are:

1. What is the one thing you’d like to change about yourself?
2. Share a secret.
3. How would you describe a rainbow to a blind person? (Hey, Phoenix!)
4. What’s your favorite book and why?
5. If you get a chance to relive one memory, what would it be?
6. Opinion on Harry Potter?
7. What’s your favorite movie and why?
8. Your last dream?
9. Would you rather eat a lizard or a mouse if situation as such arises?
10. Favorite quote?
11. Opinions about me, my blog.

ALL THE NOMINEES ARE FREE TO ACCEPT OR REJECT THE NOMINATION.

Look forward to all your posts. Happy blogging guys! Have a great weekend.

An “Involving” Week and Surprises.

This week was extremely involving. I wasn’t busy as most may say, but I just didn’t have time to sit and type. With a long weekend here, I’ll finally be posting more and am transforming into vacation mode with a one day trip to Agra!

In my absence however, two of my blogger friends surprised me with awards! My excitement was beyond control. Lovely Phoenix from The Perfect Phoenix nominated me for the Infinity Dreams Award, and a huge Potterhead Erika from Erika The Bibliophile nominated me for the Creative Bloggers Award. Be sure to check out their blog. They both write amazingly well. I particularly like Phoenix’s poems and since we’re both Potterheads, I don’t think me and Erika have trouble talking.

infinitydreamsaward         The rules for the Infinity Dreams  Award are:

  •  Thank and follow the blog that nominated you.
  • Tell us 11 facts about yourself.
  • Answer the questions that were set for you to answer.
  • Nominate 11 bloggers and set questions for them.

Facts:
1. I was pleasantly surprised when I got this award.
2. I hate One Direction with passion.
3. I’m currently struggling with three stories.
4. I’m reading three books at the moment: PS I Love You, The Beauty Thief and The General In His Labyrinth.
5. I hold the record for sleeping the maximum hours continuously in my family. 21 hours.
6. I spent four years in Bhutan when I was a child.
7. I love blue color.
8. I had a wish to watch DDLJ at Maratha Mandir, but since it’s been taken down, I had to knock it off my Bucket List.
9. I can never, ever fix my wardrobe.
10. I love cleanliness but I hate cleaning.
11. I wish I were a witch (Hel-lo Hogwarts :D)

The answers to Phoenix’s questions are:

  1. How would you describe a rainbow to a blind person?
    It’s the most perfect creation that God could have come up with. Seven colors. They can change the world. 
  2. How long have you been writing? Why?
    I’ve been writing ever since I was in class four. I remember I wrote my first poem in Hindi for my mom who was angry with me. My first English poem was this
  3. What do you think is one thing without which you wont be able to stay sane? And why is that?
    Umm, it changes. The first thing that came to me mind was my family, but then she isn’t a thing. Then I thought that my phone. But I’ve been without WhatsApp for three weeks and it isn’t very tough. So maybe, I just need will to live without something. But, a more satisfactory answer would be my books. 
  4. What is the earliest dream you remember?
    I don’t remember. But a dream that I remember vividly would be the one which gave me idea for my story. 
  5. Do you think you were born in the right generation? Why/why not?
    Not. I think I’d have been more happy if I was born in the time when and where my father was born. Never thought I’d say this but I really envy the life that my father and my grandfather led. It’s the most perfect one I could imagine and would love to swap with them anytime.
  6. What do you pride yourself on?
    My blog.
  7. What symbol do you believe in?
    None. 
  8. What’s your inner animal/bird?
    A tiger. But outwards, I’m a deer.
  9. If you could have any name, what would it be?
    I’m happy with Akanksha. 
  10. Who would you like to meet? (Dead/Alive) And why?
    I’d love to meet JK Rowling and talk to her about the marvellous Harry Potter. 
  11. Are you happy with who you are?
    Most of the time. 

My nominations are:

Wonder Of My Worlds
Wandering Story Teller
But I Smile Anyway
Enchanted Poetry
Elusive Minds
Errinspelling
Forgotten Meadows
Yashika
Kelzbelzphotography
One Name A Day
Outlines 

Your questions are:
1. Are you a writer or a poet?
2. If you could come back from the dead to do one thing, what would it be?
3. A few close friends or tonnes of friends?
4. What do you think can lead to peace?
5. What do you dislike about yourself and why?
6. How old are you?
7. What is the meaning behind your blog’s title?
8. What do you like shopping the most?
9. How many contactsare there on your phone?
10. Favorite food?
11. Favorite book?

Congratulations everyone! 😀 Have fun.

Now, time for award two. The rules of the Creative Bloggers Awards are:

  • Nominate 15-20 blogs and notify all nominees via their social media/blogs
  • Thank and post the link of the blog that nominated you (very important)
  • Share 5 facts about yourself to your readers
  • Pass these rules on to them.

The nominations are:

Prose Over Bros
Punk Rock And Reticence
Meohmila
Orange Shoes Talking
Refractory Ramblings From The Dark Side
Send Sunshine
Sophie Speaks Up
Tranquil Yet Alive
The Finicky Cynicat
The Extra Mile
Gulab Jamman Writes
Writing Stories Rocks
Teen On The Internet
Captured by Aishwarya
Confessions Of An Addict

Congratulations to all the nominees 😀 I’m going with the facts that I’ve already written above.

Thanks a lot for reading my blog. I hope you enjoy the further posts too.