A few things

To start with, my blog turned 3 on 14th. Am sorry have been busy with exams. And to compensate for that I am going to give my blog a little gift. This little gift is what my blog has not had for a long time and I believe it to be necessary. You all might have already noticed the gift if you have been here before. Yep, new theme. I wanted it to have a bit more of a simple, classy look. Leo, you worked so much on my last theme, don’t worry I have it all with me, in my system.

And also, two pictures for the wish.

Wish Wishing

 

 

To end with, am facing the worst that can happen to a writer. I do not feel like writing these days. There are many reasons to it, one being added very recently. To all the people who like reading what I write, am sorry to keep you waiting. I know exactly what it is like when we wish to read what someone has to write and we don’t get to. Also I hope I am able to put up a proper post here soon.

For now, browse through the categories. You might find something interesting! 🙂

Take care everyone!

This new challenge

Before anything else, my next challenge, by Leo, on my ‘Challenge Accepted‘ page, is technically incorrect.

His challenge reads, and I quote, “If you and I had never met, would you have missed me in your life?”

It is technically impossible to miss someone you do not know, but I’ll be large-hearted (:p) and interpret this to mean what all I would have missed had I never met Leo, a.ka. Vinay.

Had I not known you,

I would have missed a friend.

And also challenges here,

would not have been a hot trend.

You made me believe in my poetry,

a belief I never had.

Looking back I do realize, without Leo,

this blog would have been sad.

My sweetheart header, is thanks to you,

the blog really looks nice,

So I here say thanks,

for adding to this space some spice.

The pet name JJ, you gave me,

it does sound really new.

In your friendship Janhvi too has evolved,

because friends like you are few.

How can I thank you enough,

I really wonder many-a-time.

It is solely because of you,

That this poem too does rhyme.

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…

In double digits now – 10

The 10th round. Though I have felt it all along, I’ll take this opportunity to say that I had never expected such a great response, so thank you so much everyone. Here is introducing Nasir, Jovita and Ramesh.

 

Nasir :
1. Full Name : Mohammed Jamil Nasir

2. Blog Name : Sentimental Calligraphy

3. Your one post that is your best till date (as per you) : My First Love (One of my initial posts not sure if it is the best, but it inspired me to write more)

4.What motivates you most in life – Poems

5. What is that that pulls you down – Nothing specific

6. What is your one most precious dream – To own a self created successful business

7. Who is the one most important person to you – Mom

8. Is your life today how you had imagined it just 5 years ago – No

9. Are you the same as the you 10 years ago – No

10. What is your present profession – Software Engineer

11. Which other profession would you liked to be in – Poet/Writer

12. What part of nature fascinates you the most -Sunset/Sunrise

13. Do you believe in fate – Yes

14. If you had to change one thing about your past, what would it be – A break up

15. If you could see into the future, what would you like to get to know – My would be 😉

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

17. Which is that one moment in life that can never be outdone in terms of how happy it made you – Getting my second job and giving a reply to my ex-boss

18. The most precious gift you ever received – Watch from colleagues

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 – In a hill station

 

Jovita :

 

1. Full Name : Mr. Jovita George
2. Blog Name : Taintedfingers.blogspot.com
3. Your one post that is your best till date (as per you) : How can a mother chose a child? All my posts, good or bad are special to me 🙂
4. What motivates you most in life – Mood
5. What is that that pulls you down – UNeventful day
6. What is your one most precious dream – Travel the world
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 – No, I really didn’t have a vision back then. Don’t have one now either. I don’t plan the future, it just happens.
9. Are you the same as the you 10 years ago – Nope, I have learned so much more.
10. What is your present profession – Engineer
11. Which other profession would you liked to be in – Fashion
12. What part of nature fascinates you the most – Color
13. Do you believe in fate – Yes
14. If you had to change one thing about your past, what would it be – The people I chose to be with
15. If you could see into the future, what would you like to get to know – Nothing
16. Is there anyone who you believe deserves more or less attention than you are giving him/her – Yes, my mom. I should be giving her more!
17. Which is that one moment in life that can never be outdone in terms of how happy it made you – Everytime I experienced LOVE is THAT moment
18. The most precious gift you ever recieved – My engagement ring
19. The cutest sight you have seen (first hand, not on the internet) -There are so many, the first that’s coming to my mind is my cat peeping at me
20. The one place you would like to settle at, in life – in happiness and LOVE

 

Ramesh :

 

1. Full Name : Ramesh Sood

2. Blog Name : A Little More Than Ordinary
3. Your one post that is your best till date (as per you) : My 100th Post.. Growing-up With the Books..
4. What motivates you most in life – Being alive..
5. What is that that pulls you down- Dead people wearing mask of life..
6. What is your one most precious dream – Precious can’t be revealed. It is kept safe in the brighter chambers of my heart.
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 – No, it’s better..
9. Are you the same as the you 10 years ago -No, happiness grows.
10. What is your present profession – Freelance Trainer, Creative Writer, Editor..
11. Which other profession would you like to be in – Grooming of Youngsters into responsible citizens..
12. What part of nature fascinates you the most – Rising Sun and Shining Moon..
13. Do you believe in fate – Yes.
14. If you had to change one thing about your past, what would it be – None, I am happy getting evolved in spite of difficult times..because of choices in the past..
15. If you could see into the future, what would you like to get to know – I am want to be always in the NOW.. I am happy answering your questions at this moment..
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 – should be when my Mom made me smile for the first time after my birth by herself becoming a baby..and equally profound ones are when I attained fatherhood…and my children smiled and giggled and made me a a baby too..
18. The most precious gift you ever recieved –
19. The cutest sight you have seen (first hand, not on the internet) – toddlers engaging in a lip lock..
20. The one place you would like to settle at, in life- Here in the Now..

 

P.S. The great post to read : The Strange Story

ROUND 9

The 9th round is out…. read about Priyanka, Sunil and Diksha

PRIYANKA :
1. Full Name : Priyanka Victor
2. Blog Name : Confessions of the Chocolate Obsessed
3. Your one post that is your best till date (as per you) : Real Beauty
4.What motivates you most in life – family and success
5. What is that that pulls you down – disappointment
6. What is your one most precious dream – writing several international best-sellers 😛
7. Who is the one most important person to you – (make that two) mommy dearest and the beau
8. Is your life today how you had imagined it just 5 years ago – not one single bit
9. Are you the same as the you 10 years ago – again, not one bit
10. What is your present profession – student on the cusp of employment
11. Which other profession would you liked to be in – activism, if that counts as a profession
12. What part of nature fascinates you the most – it’s ability to take a beating and still forgive and flower like before
13. Do you believe in fate – more than I’d like to.
14. If you had to change one thing about your past, what would it be – I’d shake past me for being passive about my choices
15. If you could see into the future, what would you like to get to know – if my elaborate plans will work out
16. Is there anyone who you believe deserves more or less attention than you are giving him/her – nope
17. Which is that one moment in life that can never be outdone in terms of how happy it made you – it happens every day, each moment surpassing the previous
18. The most precious gift you ever recieved – my ability to write from my mother
19. The cutest sight you have seen (first hand, not on the internet) – my siblings holding on tight to my little finger trusting me to get them safely across the road
20. The one place you would like to settle at, in life – home is where hearth is, so place would be immaterial unless I have my loved ones close

SUNIL :

1. Full Name: Sunil Varma
2. Blog Name: sunilscove.wordpress.com
3. Your one post that is your best till date (as per you) : Perils of Harmattan
4. What motivates you most in life – Life itself…
5. What is that that pulls you down – Apathy
6. What is your one most precious dream – to die with an epitaph: “ there lies a good man”
7. Who is the one most important person to you – My Daughter
8. Is your life today how you had imagined it just 5 years ago – Exactly
9. Are you the same as the you 10 years ago – I have morphed but the core remained same…(I guess!)
10. What is your present profession – Fashion Buyer
11. Which other profession would you liked to be in – Journalism
12. What part of nature fascinates you the most – Calm serenity of a dawn
13. Do you believe in fate – NO
14. If you had to change one thing about your past, what would it be – be in touch with my long lost friends
15. If you could see into the future, what would you like to get to know – What my daughter missed in her childhood.. and do those amends right now.
16. Is there anyone who you believe deserves more or less attention than you are giving him/her – A long list..
17. Which is that one moment in life that can never be outdone in terms of how happy it made you – holding my new born
18. The most precious gift you ever received -, a gift from my parents and teachers: Ability to judge right and wrong
19. The cutest sight you have seen (first hand, not on the internet) – My daughter trying to walk
20. The one place you would like to settle at, in life – Yet to find…

DIKSHA :
1. Full Name : Diksha Sharma
2. Blog Name : Audere Agere Auferre
3. Your one post that is your best till date (as per you) : Its a tie. 😛 “The girls we used to be, the women we became” and “The Plight Of Transgenders

4.What motivates you most in life – My innumerable desires and athen there’s this other desire to fulfil all of them. 😀
5. What is it that pulls you down – My impatience.
6. What is your one most precious dream – One? really? To see my sister become a very very successful doctor. I’d be so proud.
7. Who is the one most important person to you – My mother.
8. Is your life today how you had imagined it just 5 years ago – Definitely not. Just the opposite in fact. one of the very few things i regret in life.
9. Are you the same as the you 10 years ago – Values wise, yes. but there are changes elsewise.
10. What is your present profession – Engineering student
11. Which other profession would you like to be in – Journalism, Law, Fashion. can’t really pick between the three. but i guess i love journalism the most!
12. What part of nature fascinates you the most – the part where everytime my jaw drops open in marvel when i’m surrounded by the bountiful nature!
13. Do you believe in fate – I’m forced to, many a times.
14. If you had to change one thing about your past, what would it be – Something better not mentioned.
15. If you could see into the future, what would you like to get to know – Nothing. life would get stale minus the kit of surprises and shocks.
16. Is there anyone who you believe deserves more or less attention than you are giving him/her – No, i’ve learnt my lessons, the hard way. and so, i’m careful about such things.
17. Which is that one moment in life that can never be outdone in terms of how happy it made you – Still waiting for that moment to happen 😦
18. The most precious gift you ever recieved – My mother’s letters, my baby sister’s absolute babyish cards, my sketch and the ring my parents gifted me last year.
19. The cutest sight you have seen (first hand, not on the internet) – Mommy daddy’s romance. They are cute. damn cute together. 🙂 *touchwood*
20. The one place you would like to settle at, in life – Kerala, somewhere near the backwaters. the place somehow fascinated me when i lived there as a 7 year old. It still does.

P.S. Do read –  Gangs of Bloggers

Round 6

So, three more bloggers are featured here today. Do visit them and read their wonderful blogs. The bloggers are : Bikramjit, Simran and Punam.

 

 

BIKRAMJIT’S INTERVIEW :

1. Full Name : Bikramjit singh Mann

2. Blog Name : Me and My Random thoughts

3. Your one post that is your best till date (as per you) : Cant say as I write each post with the same honesty.

4.What motivates you most in life – friends-family and all the ones who care for me. Let me take this oppurtunity to say Thanks to everyone.

5. What is that that pulls you down – my impatience and anger

6. What is your one most precious dream – Have a smile when the day arrives to say good bye to the world.

7. Who is the one most important person to you – Family

8. Is your life today how you had imagined it just 5 years ago – No, its not but for that I am responsible I trusted the wrong people to live my life with , Changing that now , so hopefully by the grace of god and wishes of friends will be where i should have been in a few years time.

9. Are you the same as the you 10 years ago – Yes I am, I have always been a emotional fool and still am. I guess some things dont change even if you try your best.

10. What is your present profession – I got two jobs I am a computer programmer and a I work for british police.

11. Which other profession would you liked to be in – I am happy where I am.

12. What part of nature fascinates you the most – There is no specific part of nature, nature is great and I am fascinated with every part of it , BUt if asked to stress then I will say Wild life.

13. Do you believe in fate – I do but then I also beleive that with hard work One can change one’s fate. And I am working towards it.

14. If you had to change one thing about your past, what would it be – No There is nothing that I would want to change. I have learnt a lot of things with all the good and bad phases and hopefully all that has made me a better person.

15. If you could see into the future, what would you like to get to know – Nothing. Whats the fun in that if you know where you will be , fun is in working hard and achieving what you want.

16. Is there anyone who you believe deserves more or less attention than you are giving him/her – Everyone in my life deserve more of my time then i am able to give.

17. Which is that one moment in life that can never be outdone in terms of how happy it made you – Tricky question But I think I have been lucky i have had not one but a lot of moments in life that cant be outdone as each was special, Cant point to one moment.

18. The most precious gift you ever recieved – Gift of life

19. The cutest sight you have seen (first hand, not on the internet) – When i saw the man in the mirror … 🙂

20. The one place you would like to settle at, in life – HOME sweet HOME

SIMRAN’S INTERVIEW :

1. Full Name : *optional – Simran Kaur
2. Blog Name : *optional – My Friendship
3. Your one post that is your best till date (as per you) : *optional – Sparkle
4.What motivates you most in life – Belief in myself
5. What is that that pulls you down – tears
6. What is your one most precious dream – To go on world tour
7. Who is the one most important person to you – my dad
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
10. What is your present profession – A student
11. Which other profession would you liked to be in – Engineering
12. What part of nature fascinates you the most – Clouds
13. Do you believe in fate – Yes
14. If you had to change one thing about your past, what would it be – my low temper
15. If you could see into the future, what would you like to get to know – to see myself as self independent woman
16. Is there anyone who you believe deserves more or less attention than you are giving him/her – No one.I give concern to all
17. Which is that one moment in life that can never be outdone in terms of how happy it made you – When my teacher said,” You are my favorite poet” 🙂
18. The most previous gift you ever recieved – Digital Camera
19. The cutest sight you have seen (first hand, not on the internet)- Boating at Fathesagar
20. The one place you would like to settle at, in life -Bangalore

PUNAM’S INTERVIEW :
1. Full Name : *optional – Punam J R
2. Blog Name : *optional – Dreamzz Forever
3. Your one post that is your best till date (as per you) : *optional – My poems – “A walk into
the woods
” and its sequel “Sing me a song

4. What motivates you most in life – Love
5. What is that that pulls you down – Love
6. What is your one most precious dream – To have, to hold.
7. Who is the one most important person to you – Can this be optional please?
8. Is your life today how you had imagined it just 5 years ago – NO in BOLD CAPS
9. Are you the same as the you 10 years ago – No
10. What is your present profession – Content Writer
11. Which other profession would you liked to be in – Conference Producer
12. What part of nature fascinates you the most – Sea shore
13. Do you believe in fate – Yes, absolutely.
14. If you had to change one thing about your past, what would it be – I would have done my
Masters when I could.
15. If you could see into the future, what would you like to get to know – Nothing
16. Is there anyone who you believe deserves more or less attention than you are giving him/her –
Yes
17. Which is that one moment in life that can never be outdone in terms of how happy it made
you – London, specifically 13 Feb 2011
18. The most previous gift you ever recieved – All my gifts are precious to me.
19. The cutest sight you have seen (first hand, not on the internet) – Yet to see
20. The one place you would like to settle at, in life – Home is where the heart is.

 

P.S. You must read this post : Nursery rhymes