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 😀

I Got Another Award!

It’s been a while since I wrote to you, but yesterday evening, I met the happy notification that I was nominated for the Sisterhood Of The World Blogger’s Award- a first- and The Creative Blogger’s Award by the lovely Suchie from lilrant. She’s really witty, sarcastic and a brilliant observer. Do check our her two awesome posts here and here. Thanks a lot, Suchie!

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The rules for both these awards:

1. Post the award logo on your blog.
2. State five random facts about yourself.
3. Nominate others.

Five facts about me:

1. I am currently not allowed to buy any new books so I am running out of reading material. Have been rereading some old books and some that I had left midway.
2. I am extremely insecure about everything. I’m trying to change that.
3. I’m on a strict diet so as to lose some weight before the school farewell in February’16.
4. I have a very sweet tooth. Gulab jamun, ice cream, Nutella- you name it. So it’s hard staying on a diet.
5. I am very passionate about everything I do.

I would like to nominate these perfect bloggers:

Yoshiko

Stella

Khyati

Rob

Sophie

Congratulations everyone! It’s up to you if you wish to accept the award.

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.

Creative Blogger Award

Second award in a month by the lovely blogger from Yashika194, Yashika, the Creative Blogger Award. I’m most humbled that she thought me competent for the award, and I’ll try not to get that to my head. She’s a great blogger with a wonderful poetic sense.

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The rules of this award are:

This award is accompanied by a few rules :
1. Nominate 15-20 blogs and notify all nominees via their social media/blogs.
2. Thank and post the link of the blog that nominated you.
3. Share five facts about yourself to your readers.
4. Pass these rules on to them.

Some stupid facts about me that you may hate:

1. I eat a lot, and by a lot, I mean a lot. I can eat any time, anywhere, anything that’s edible. I always have a full/empty bowl next to me.
2. I have a lot of photographs from when I was younger. About 6-7 full thick albums.
3. I hate a terrible habit of nail baiting. I bite nail, skin, anything and as a result my fingers look terrible, like cigarettes with tattered ends.
4. I once cut my own eyebrow right dang in the middle, just a day before the new session. And I didn’t have the sense to use an eyebrow pencil or anything. I had to say that my sister did that while I was sleeping. She was the one who had to face mom’s fury.
5. I’m extremely short, Just 5″1.

The nominees for this award are:

1. The Perfect Phoenix
2. Orange Shoes Talking
3. It’s A Britta Bottle
4. The Daughters Of Ganga
5. Prose Over Bros
6. J M Lysun
7. The Green Tiara
8. Outlines
9. Of Life She Writes
10. Inking The Thinking
11. In Love With A Twilight Star
12. Forelsket
13. Enchanted Poetry
14. Gulab Jamman Writes
15. iKu2e

Congratulations everyone! You might get an idea of how much I love reading your blogs. Happy Blogging!