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.

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3 reasons to celebrate

I am feeling so honoured right now! I came back online after a week today and was flooded with comments, high number of visitors and most specially 3 awards (2 awards and 1 tag). It really has left me speechless. As I have a lot of blog catching up to do today anyway, I am going to mention all 3 here together and also follow all rules… so be ready for a long post!

ONE

The Liebster Blog Award given to me by MyDearU…Thank you so so so much….. 🙂

Here it is :

As pointed out by her, Liebster means dearest and so I now have to pass this award to 5 of the dearest blogs I know…. tricky, but here goes :

Finally the Rules of this Award :

  • Thank the Blogger Friend who awarded this to you.
  • Link back to the above dear friend.
  • Post the award on ur blog.
  • Pass on this award to 5 more blog buddies.
  • Inform them of the Award by leaving a comment on their blog.

TWO

The Sunshine Award, given to me by Sunil.. Thanks a ton for this.

Here is the award :

Following are the rules of the award:

  • Include the award’s logo in a post or on your blog
  • Answer 10 questions about yourself
  • Nominate 10-12 other fabulous bloggers
  • Link your nominees to the post and comment on their blogs, letting them know they have been nominated
  • Share the love and link the person who nominated you.

As for my answers, here they are:

  1. Favourite colour – Black
  2. Favourite animal – Pups
  3. Favourite number – 7
  4. Favourite non-alcoholic drink – Ice tea
  5. Facebook or twitter – Facebook
  6. Passion – Writing and reading
  7. Getting or giving presents – Giving, specially to young kids
  8. Favourite pattern – Check
  9. Favourite Day of the Week – Saturday
  10. Favourite flower – Roses

The difficult part again… nominating 10 to 12 blogs. Well, here goes:

THREE

I was tagged by Cognitive Amalgamation for this tag.

Here are the rules:

Rule#1: Put the rules on your blog.
Rule#2: Every person tagged should tell 11 things about themselves, answer the 11 questions asked by the one that tagged you, tag 11 other people and ask them 11 different questions.
Rule#3: Let the people whom you tagged know you’ve done so.
Rule#4: Don’t tag anyone who’s been tagged before.
Rule#5: Really do tag 11 others; don’t go all ”if you want to take this tag”.
So here are 11 things about me :
  1. I love to keep altering my playlist everyday.
  2. At times I am a demanding stubborn idiot, my friends have learnt/ have to learn to love with it.
  3. I am a hopeless romantic and expect the same from my other half
  4. I cry a lot at sentimental writings or movies if they really touch my heart
  5. I can watch some movies like Chupke Chupke many times in a single day
  6. I would love to have twin children
  7. The thought of death of anyone close to me freaks me out to the extent of a breakdown
  8. I really wish I could turn back time and tell both my grandmothers how much they meant to me
  9. I am still a small child basically and people close to me see that in ample
  10. I am not a chocolate crazy girl as much as I am a ice tea crazy person.
  11. I am never really done thanking people around me who have done something for me.

Now to answer the asked questions:

  1. What am I passionate about? – Writing and reading
  2. Cinema and Politics, what do they mean to me? – Both are hyped and both need to know and perform their real role
  3. One good thing I want to happen in India for the people, long -term? – Changing into a Presidential form of government
  4. One good thing that I want to happen for myself, long term? – Always stay in the same city as my parents
  5. One good thing that I want to happen to myself, short term? – Do well in college
  6. A frank thing I want to say about one of the bloggers here? – Hemant – Write more with your heart than brain
  7. Belief in God? – Not really
  8. One thing I would surely do to uplift this poor country? – Stop talking and start working
  9. One secret about you? – I hate formal talks that have to be done with a smile… be it anyone
  10. Do I hold any regrets in life? – Quite a few
  11. Adventure, if any, in life : let’s count? – I define adventure as the everyday – so number  = approx. 8040

The 11 people I would like to tag :

  1. Hemant
  2. Sunil
  3. Subrashis
  4. Varsha
  5. Vinay
  6. Rahul
  7. Ankit
  8. Tuhina
  9. Nitin
  10. Chetan
  11. Vineet

The questions are:

  1. What do you think would be the best form of government for India?
  2. One frank suggestion to me as a blogger?
  3. Cold or Hot Beverage?
  4. Living in the present or living for the future?
  5. Life’s worst tragedy?
  6. Coulored pictures or black and white?
  7. Summer or winter?
  8. A father/mother or a son/daughter… which would you rather be?
  9. How much does a person’s company define him/her?
  10. Emotional pain – all at once or in portions?
  11. The least recognized but very deserving blogger around you?

Phew!!! Long post….. but Thanks again to everyone for the recognition.

P.S. A cute post to read – The Engagement