Tagged

So, I’ve been tagged again. This time by the supposed ‘no tag no awards’ blogger ‘Leo‘ :p. He decided to accept the tag and has tagged me and put me in a real fix. This is because the questions that come with this tag need a lot of introspection of my blog, and who likes to rate their own child. But, the needful has to be done.

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1. My most beautiful post – This is so hard, simply because I feel many of my posts are beautiful in their own league. However, if I still just had to choose one post, I believe it would ‘My story‘. This post is the story of an unwanted child. I label it as my most beautiful because till date, I believe this is the one post, that has been able to stir emotion into me every time I read it.

2. My most popular post – In terms of visits this answer would have been different, but I do realize that most of those visits have been not due to what I wrote but simply due to the topic. So i would rate this on the basis of highest comments.. ‘What comes when the worst is over‘. This was a post about the social outlook and the after-life of a survivor of the heinous act of rape.

3. My most controversial post – There is a post, which I knew would stir a reaction even before I posted it. Though the reaction and opposition was much tamer than I expected, it was there nonetheless. and therefore the most controversial post of mine would have to be ‘A little standpoint on God‘.

4. My most helpful post – This is a tricky one, as i doubt I have ever written from the point of view of helping someone. However, if i broadened my perspective and looked at it in a way so as to see which post of mine has been most understood and related to, it would have to be the post ‘Generalize‘.

5. A post whose success surprised me – This one is not so hard to decide. When I was writing this particular post, it had never struck me that this post would be read by the number of people that actually did. The post in mention here is ‘FULKA 2011′

6. A post i feel did not get the attention it deserved – Though with time I have realized that a post does sooner or later get the attention it deserves, and if it does not get too much attention maybe the deserving in only in my hear. Having said that, there is a particular post that I feel was deserving, at least based on how I was as a writer when I wrote it, and that is ‘Split Personality – in modern times‘.

7. A poem I am proud of – I hardly ever write poems, and therefore when I do, everyone of them is, for me, something to be proud of. However, I do feel that one of the recent poems I wrote, has impressed me, if none else. Someone I know pointed out that i had lost the essence of the poem in my attempt to make it rhyme, but I believe as an amateur poet, I am allowed that. The poem is ‘ bas yun hi (just like that)‘.

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Now, comes the other part, and that is to tag 5 people who I would like to see take up this tag.

1.  From the heart, for the hearts

2. Pages Off Life

3. Penning down the mind

4. Kismitoffeebar

5. Meera’s Musings

I would request all 5 to please take up the tag as would love to see them introspect on their blogs.

Big day

So it’s your 25th b’day, and I thought I’ll write you 25 lines for this day! (This was 1)

To Vinay, the friend and guide in the blogging world;
To Leo, the blogger to always look up to and admire;
To the many things you taught me in this blogosphere;
To the confidence you gave me to write poems and haiku;
To the trust you showed in me by including me in BBB;
To the changes you got in my blog through your ideas;
To the smiles you gave me during chats;
And to you as a whole package;

Happy Birthday Vinay/Leo;

On this special day for you, the government went ahead and imposed a message rule;

and the electricity suppliers here seems to be a fool;

I just pray that you had a wonderful day and a year ahead;

And you are smiling everyday when you go to bed;

Looks like I’m even rhyming here;

This confidence is because of your care;

Let’s see now what’s left;

Oh haiku remains for now;

Let me put that too;

And how can I forget the new life you gave;

to my blog in coma – Blemished Love;

There are a million thank you that are due;

but you won’t get any as of now;

because friends don’t say thank you!

And this is the last line!!!! :p

The special interview

This is a special interivew from the ones I conducted, because the host blogger is a kiddo. And have I ever mentioned how much I love adults who are kiddos. 🙂 (coz am 1 myself).

@Kismitofeebar – Yes, this is my trying to save myself from being killed by you. :p Am so sorry I missed your’s.

Here it is people, a special interview of a blogger new even to me, but a wonderful blogger nevertheless… no two ways in that. I give you all Kismitoffebar.

1. Full Name : kismitoffeebar (seriously, that blood flows in me given the fact that I emptied kismibars instead of milk)

2. Blog Name : kismitoffeebar (no prizes for guessing why).

3. Your one post that is your best till date (as per you) : They are all my babies and oh yes, did I mention that I am new here?

4. What motivates you most in life – life and everyone and everything that comes along with it.Call me cheesy but I live for simple moments. And my ambition is to have as many simple happy moments as possible. And be cause for for as many as I can.

5. What is that that pulls you down – Gravity. I promise. Like, pinky swear. Else, who’d miss the opportunity to fly?

6. What is your one most precious dream – To always always love and live life. To keep people around me happy.Yes, they both are one and the same.

7. Who is the one most important person to you – I love my people way too much to rank them. So, ptbhtbhththbth 🙂

8. Is your life today how you had imagined it just 5 years ago – No. It wouldn’t be called life if you could plan everything.

9. Are you the same as the you 10 years ago – My better half says that I grow more and more kiddo-er with every passing day. and I am NOT complaining 🙂

10.What is your present profession – I am a medical professional specialied in disabilities. So, I work for health and communication of persons with special needs. Oh, I can write zillion posts on this 🙂

11. Which other profession would you liked to be in – I’d like to be the President. Or Ruskin Bond. Ruskin Bond is an altogether new profession. I can’t tell you how much I love the man. — ooooo–

12. What part of nature fascinates you the most -It is and has to be one entity. I don’t believe in parts.The aspect that fascinates me is how it rejuvenates itself and reinvents itself endlessly, as though it were trying to teach us something.

13. Do you believe in fate – Yes. I do. We do our best, God does the rest!!!!!!!!!!!!!

14. If you had to change one thing about your past, what would it be – The duration of my childhood.I spoke your thoughts no? I knew it man !

15. If you could see into the future, what would you like to get to know – Nothing. I like it one day at a time, each one a surprise. I don’t have the courage or willingness to see into the future.

16. Is there anyone who you believe deserves more or less attention than you are giving him/her – I wish I could could give everyone around me more attention. It bothers me to be not able to do that to my heart’s content. But, well.

17. Which is that one moment in life that can never be outdone in terms of how happy it made you – Everytime I am happy, I do some stupid giggly wiggly childish things. They are all equally happiness inducing. But I particularly treasure those where I have laughed with loved ones or seen the greenery around me that overwhelmed me. And some amazing writing and music. See? I knew I was not heading anywhere.

18. The most precious gift you ever received -Is this a trick question or what?

19. The cutest sight you have seen (first hand, not on the internet) – Please please can I name 4? My li’l bro used to have this small li’l school bag and he used to wear it and look so so cute that I used to feel like putting him in my pencil box and carry him everywhere, my better half looks at me with those wide eyed puppy dog eyes and I wish to put him inside my handbag and carry him around, my ma looks so amazingly cute when she tries to sms that I feel like crying and my pa trying to create many accounts including facebook and sending me invites at wee hours with his lovey expression.

20. The one place you would like to settle at, in life – At home. I want to be home in India. I pray that I get to do it by God’s Grace!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And as part of this special program, am putting here the post I think is her best till date – The bun man

The last round (for now) – 15

The last round of interviews, for now, until more people decide to take part is here. I am extremely sorry for keeping you waited for these bloggers and for keeping them waiting for their interview. I give you Rachit and Rahul.


Rachit :

1. Full Name: Rachit Sharma
2. Blog Name: Weakest LINK
3. Your one post that is your best till date (as per you) : Your Poor Nerd
4. What motivates you most in life – my failures
5. What is that pulls you down – envying other success
6. What is your one most precious dream – News Not Making News revolutionizing news sector
7. Who is the one most important person to you – my father
8. Is your life today how you had imagined it just 5 years ago – life has taken a complete u-turn… back then I wasn’t a blogger… hate reading leave aside writing in the first place…
9. Are you the same as the you 10 years ago – yeah, as a person not much has changed in me, was an emotional fool back then and have been same now… only I start loving writing and became passionate for social change.
10. What is your present profession – Changemaker at News Not Making News
Blogger at Weakest LINK
Internet marketing analyst at Educomp
11. Which other profession would you liked to be in – Instrumentation engineering… I spend my life four crucial years studying it…
12. What part of nature fascinates you the most – it’s profoundness to accept change
13. Do you believe in fate – yeah… I believe in fate… destiny plays a crucial role in shaping a person though we have the power to mould it.
14. If you had to change one thing about your past, what would it be – I would have never made her cry..
15. If you could see into the future, what you would like to get to know – When will I die… so that I know how much time I have in my pocket to make News Not Making News a household name
16. Is there anyone who you believe deserves more or less attention than you are giving him/her – My parents
17. Which is that one moment in life that can never be outdone in terms of how happy it made you – My father saying I’m proud of you my son
18. The most precious gift you ever received – way of living a dignified life from my parents
19. The cutest sight you have seen (first hand, not on the internet) –
20. The one place you would like to settle at, in life –Lucknow, my hometown… do visit once.. you will fell in love with that place

Rahul:

1. Full Name : *optional – Rahul Miglani
2. Blog Name : *optional – Desire v/s Destiny 
3. Your one post that is your best till date (as per you) : *optional – One Night Stand ;Really ! and
Confession : I Hit and Ran ! These are the 2
4.What motivates you most in life – My dad
5. What is that that pulls you down – Traffic 😉 , welcome to delhi
6. What is your one most precious dream – I wanna be a millionaire so freaking bad !!! Well I wanna own a house first !
7. Who is the one most important person to you – My wife !
8. Is your life today how you had imagined it just 5 years ago – well 90% .
9. Are you the same as the you 10 years ago – No Freaking ways !
10. What is your present profession – Software enginner
11. Which other profession would you liked to be in – I would have been a cricketer !!!
12. What part of nature fascinates you the most – The wilderness !
13. Do you believe in fate – As I say its desire v/s destiny , Life is a just like a video game !!! 2 fighters on either side !! One player is desire and the other is Destiny
14. If you had to change one thing about your past, what would it be – Nothing , My past made me learn and made me what I am
15. If you could see into the future, what would you like to get to know – What is bank balance 😉 , Well frankly Nothing !!! otherwise My motivation to achieve things will dim down
16. Is there anyone who you believe deserves more or less attention than you are giving him/her – yes , My wife , she thinks I give her less attention and I agree ! 🙂
17. Which is that one moment in life that can never be outdone in terms of how happy it made you – yeah , My first Job !
18. The most precious gift you ever received – precious , B’day gift from wife !! 🙂
19. The cutest sight you have seen (first hand, not on the internet) – sight as in sight hmm !!! was on my honeymoon ! no comments !!
20. The one place you would like to settle at, in life – apni dilli !!!

Round 14

This time it is going to be a little different, there is going to be only one interview in this round as I broke a promise I made to this particular blogger friend and this is my compensation. I am really sorry to the other bloggers waiting for their interview here, I promise it will be up soon.

So here it is, the interesting interview (his words :p) of Hemant.

I get a call daily from some or the other newspaper, magazine and ‘local television’ for interviews but actually I don’t believe in such publicity stunt. One day Arnab (Timesnow Chief Editor) too contacted me to participate in a debate which was to feature at primetime but I refused. Since Janhvi insisted me and she’s a good friend, I thought to reveal some part of my life in front of readers. It will also boost up traffic on Janhvi’s Blog and helping people is the part of my nature.

(Hope readers enjoyed what I said..none of the above lines stand truth

 

1. Full Name :- Hemant Arora

2. Blog Name : – From the heart…..for the hearts…

3. Your one post that is your best till date (as per you) :- All those days when we laughed and giggled

4.What motivates you most in life – Life itself is the biggest source of Motivation 🙂

5. What is that that pulls you down – Height (Due to gravity)

6. What is your one most precious dream – To have Johnnie Walker on the top of Kilimanjaro

7. Who is the one most important person to you – The person who processes my payroll every month…
(Actually My brother)

8. Is your life today how you had imagined it just 5 years ago – Not what I imagined before 5 years…but what I forecasted before 5 years

9. Are you the same as the you 10 years ago – As a person..YES, As a professional…NO

10. What is your present profession – ITSM Consultant/Corporate Trainer

11. Which other profession would you liked to be in – Music, Film Making, Writing books

12. What part of nature fascinates you the most – Everything, I can keep seeing the water in ocean for hours and wonder how ocean can hold so much…I can keep seeing the snow around the mountains and wonder why doesn’t it melt (Don’t want to logic scientifically),

13. Do you believe in fate – Not really..but I also accept that there’s some sort of such thing exists.

14. If you had to change one thing about your past, what would it be – I used to steal Rs.1/2 from my mom when I was 5 years old. I want to go back and make it Rs.100/200..how can I steal only for Rs.1 or 2/-
(I actually want to go back and remove those black spot from my life)

15. If you could see into the future, what would you like to get to know – When will my girlfriend dump me 😉 I don’t want to get the blame of dumping her 😀
And so that I can start finding another before one month from the date she’s going to dump me 🙂

16. Is there anyone who you believe deserves more or less attention than you are giving him/her – I guess YES

17. Which is that one moment in life that can never be outdone in terms of how happy it made you – I am not able to think of any such moment..I guess it is yet to come.

18. The most previous gift you ever received – A bouquet of red roses on the valentine day when I came back from work delighted me to the heights.

19. The cutest sight you have seen (first hand, not on the internet) – The small slum girl feeding her younger brother with whatever she had got (Mumbai)

20. The one place you would like to settle at, in life – A place with a view of mountains, fronting sea, with all the types of birds, Liquor available at affordable price, girls only wear bikini, and with Female-Male ration of 1000-100..Can you find such place!!!

Comma (,)

My dear readers… Oh, chuck the formality! :p

Hey everyone, I have a happy sad news for all. I am off tomorrow evening on a short break (thus the title) to meet my cousins as college has a long chutti (vacation). I’ll be returning on Sunday Evening and my next post will most probably be on Monday. Sorry for all my challengers who will have to wait. Sorry to the people who have their interviews pending. And finally sorry to all others who read this little space of mine.

I will definitely miss blogging, blog surfing and all my dear blog friends and blog best friends.

But I cannot lie, am super excited to meet my two precious little cousins. Here is a pic of them taken a few months back.

Miss me na… and comment and tell me how much you will… :p (Am so optimistic and demanding)…… 🙂 Take care everyone.

Famous number 13 (13th Round)

Here it is again, introducing three more bloggers and blogs to you all. This time the participants are : Sujatha, Anne, and Aame.

Sujatha :

 1. Full Name : *optional – Sujatha Sathya
2. Blog Name : *optional – Conversations
3. Your one post that is your best till date (as per you) : *optional – Tough one, so I will go with my very FIRST post – ‘Death of my Remote
4. What motivates you most in life – The fact that i have only one life to live and it is now
5. What is that that pulls you down – Being taken advantage of by those you trust
6. What is your one most precious dream – To be able to travel, more and endlessly :-))
7. Who is the one most important person to you – Sathya (my husband)
8. Is your life today how you had imagined it just 5 years ago – Yes (thank God)
9. Are you the same as the you 10 years ago – Almost 🙂 Just a wee bit wiser,though. I guess advancing age does that to you
10. What is your present profession – I am a Trainer
11. Which other profession would you liked to be in – none other. i am extremely happy with the profession i chose
12. What part of nature fascinates you the most – ocean waves. i can sit and watch them for hours. and underwater life – flora & fauna
13. Do you believe in fate – 50-50
14. If you had to change one thing about your past, what would it be – no, wouldn’t want to change a thing.
15. If you could see into the future, what would you like to get to know – which are the countries/continents i would have the dough to travel to?
16. Is there anyone who you believe deserves more or less attention than you are giving him/her – ummm…..naah!
17. Which is that one moment in life that can never be outdone in terms of how happy it made you – when i saw & held my just-born daughter in my arms
18. The most precious gift you ever received – the gift of Education (from my parents)
19. The cutest sight you have seen (first hand, not on the internet) – my daughter’s sheepish smile when she is ‘caught’ doing something naughty/forbidden.
20. The one place you would like to settle at, in life – the place i am living in currently – since past 10 years – Bangalore – nowhere else 🙂

Anne :

1. Full Name: Anne Mary Prinita John
2. Blog Name: http://abstractadmissions.blogspot.com/
3. Your one post that is your best till date (as per you): A Letter … From A Mother To A Daughter – because this a fictional post inspired by a difficult, real life incident.
4. What motivates you most in life: The satisfaction I get every time I take a step towards my goals
5. What is that that pulls you down: Short-temper & laziness
6. What is your one most precious dream: To have a baby 
7. Who is the one most important person to you: Myself!
8. Is your life today how you had imagined it just 5 years ago: Not at all
9. Are you the same as the you 10 years: Nope
10. What is your present profession: Media/Publishing
11. Which other profession would you liked to be in: This is my dream profession –I’ve worked hard to get where I am, I wouldn’t want to exchange it!
12. What part of nature fascinates you the most: The creation of Life
13. Do you believe in fate: Yes
14. If you had to change one thing about your past, what would it be: I would have started off on my dream profession long back!
15. If you could see into the future, what would you like to get to know: I don’t want to see into the future – I’m happy with discovering what life has in store for me slowly!
16. Is there anyone who you believe deserves more or less attention than you are giving him/her: Not really
17. Which is that one moment in life that can never be outdone in terms of how happy it made you: When I first got published in a magazine. It was a dream come true
18. The most precious gift you ever received: The diamond ring my (then) fiancée gave me
19. The cutest sight you have seen (first hand, not on the internet): My few -hours -old nephew yawning in my arms!
20. The one place you would like to settle at, in life: Home = Chennai

Aame :
1. Full Name : *optional – aame/SanVar
2. Blog Name : *optional – my dear u/sanvar fotofun/tokyotravels
3. Your one post that is your best till date (as per you) : *optional – let me not get biased 😉
4. What motivates you most in life – that i have just one life to live and love !
5. What is that that pulls you down – lies/gossip/pms/earthquakes !
6. What is your one most precious dream – my sis getting happily married
7. Who is the one most important person to you – me…
8. Is your life today how you had imagined it just 5 years ago – yes..
9. Are you the same as the you 10 years ago – no way..wont that be boring !
10. What is your present profession – i get paid in love for love..does that count 😉
11. Which other profession would you liked to be in – academically..writer/teacher/phd scholar/photographer
12. What part of nature fascinates you the most – the gorgeous colors!!
13. Do you believe in fate – when i see him by my side,yes.
14. If you had to change one thing about your past, what would it be – nothing really
15. If you could see into the future, what would you like to get to know – if our first born is a baby girl…
16. Is there anyone who you believe deserves more or less attention than you are giving him/her – no
17. Which is that one moment in life that can never be outdone in terms of how happy it made you – the moments when i saw my mom recovering from coma
18. The most precious gift you ever recieved – my family
19. The cutest sight you have seen (first hand, not on the internet) – hubby’s smile and his childish frown and his dance and his cute bum.. 🙂
20. The one place you would like to settle at, in life – in my hubby’s arms…