Monday, 21 January 2013

My First Liebster!

AAwards are special and more so when it comes from your fraternity. I was pleasantly surprised when a fellow blogger Anjan Roy ( nominated me for my first ever Liebster award.  Thanks a lot Anjan, more than the award, I am happy that my scribbles made their way to your heart and you found them worth reading and praising. The award works in the following way (excerpt taken from Anjan’s blog):
Liebster Blog Award is an Award that is given by the blogging community to new upcoming and deserving bloggers, (As per the rules set up by the blogging community at large, This award is given to bloggers who have less than 200 followers) in acknowledgement of the good articles and posts they have written. In presenting a fellow blogger with the reward, the nominee is encouraging him/her to continue creating interesting and inspiring posts… And therefore it is also a motivational Award.  All that is required from the nominee is:
1.      Each person must post 11 things about themselves
2.      Answer the Questions that the nominator sets for you + create 11 Questions for the people you have nominated
3.      Choose 11 deserving bloggers and link them in your post

So, here I go:
11 facts about myself:
1.      I am a typical Aquarian and an incorrigible day dreamer.
2.      I believe, only if you are happy, you can keep others happy.
3.      For me, my personal space is important; I am a person beyond every role I am supposed to play as a woman.
4.      I find yoga and daily walks the best way to keep fit.
5.      I love reading books on philosophy, spirituality, mythology, yoga, mysteries.
6.      So far the story I love the most and never get enough of, is Mahabharata, I love to read its different interpretations. The person who wrote it originally was a genius.
7.      My idea of God is personal in nature. My God is all around, as much in my home as in temple. He doesn’t need rituals to be pleased.
8.      I feel religious texts are the most misinterpreted books.
9.      I want to be my daughter’s best friend when she grows up.
10.  I am a person of few relationships. Few but strong.
11.  I am a balance of emotions and practicality.

11 answers to my questionnaire:
1.      One thing about your personality that you hate the most?- I am not organized as I should be as a homemaker.

2.      If given a chance to go back into your past…Name one thing you would change in your life - Nothing, I believe everything happens for a reason.

3.      If you were given just a day to live what’s the first thing you will do?- I will call everybody who matters to me and would like to spend time with them. I will give lots of instructions to my hysnabd on how I want Misha, my daughter to be raised.

4.      What do you prefer the most Love or Friendship… please cite the reason? - Friendship. Friends never judge and are always there when needed.

5.      Name one characteristics of a person which will enable you to judge him/her (in terms of good or bad)? - I never judge people, humans are too complex, no one is as bad as you think (s)he is and no one as good as you think (s)he is.

6.      What’s the one thing that makes you smile?- Difficult to pick one thing – a child’s innocence, flowers, a comedy movie, sight of my loved ones, warmth of sun in winters, sitting under a shady tree in summers, wonderful memories…List will go on.

7.      If you were born again what would you want to be?- As a bird

8.      Will you want to spend all your life with someone who likes to be with you but doesn’t love you or someone who loves you but for some reasons ignores you?- Someone who likes to be with me, I cannot take ignorance.

9.      Most dreaded dream that you don’t want to come true? – I had recurring dream a couple of years ago that I was surrounded by sea of snakes.

10.  What Life means to you in not more than 5 words. - Unpredictable, a roller coaster ride

11.  Name the most inspiring blog that you came across of late. – Difficult to pick one,  by Panchali, by Anupam Patra, by Indu Chhibber and by Bhavana Nissima have been immensely inspirational.


My list of questions:
1.      Describe yourself in five words.
2.      What do you admire about yourself and why?
3.      Emotion or logic?
4.      One thing that you would like to change in yourself.
5.      What is your idea of God?
6.      If a Jeanie grants you three wishes, what would you ask for?
7.      If you are given a chance, what would you change about India?
8.      What’s your idea of charity and why?
9.      If you are given a time machine, which time period would you go to and why?
10.  You can’t leave home without…
11.  Something you can’t get enough of…

There are so many bloggers I admire and always look forward to their posts but since I had to consider relatively new bloggers so the award goes to:

1.      Sreeja Harikrishnan,
2.      Aparna Sinha,   
3.      Jay Singh,
4.      Rahul V,
5.      Deepak Kripal,
6.      Maiteyee Bhattacharjee,
7.      Rajni Sinha,
9.      Ekta Khetan,
11.  Blue Eyed Son,


  1. Heartiest congratulations Meenakshi on a very well deserved award.It may be for upcoming authors but you are already an established author.

    personal space,yoga,rituals,reading preferences there are many things i find common between us.

    It was a very pleasant surprise to read my name out here --thanks a ton!

    1. Thank You so much! But I don't consider myself an author yet. It's just three months of scribbles I have in my kitty. But I must say encouragement has been tremendous, more than I deserved!

      I am glad we share so many things and all positive ones.

  2. congratulations!!!!

    ok, finally a post on your blog which i could understand! loved those facts about you especially no 7 and 8. you are one of the finest writers we have in blogworld! keep rocking!!

    1. One of the finest writers, whose most of posts you struggle to understand! I will remember this compliment, not for the worsd, but for the person who gave it!

      Thanks you so much!

    2. hahaha, i wouldn't say something if i don't mean it. i love reading poetry especially yours but i am not qualified enough to comment on them :)

    3. Don't worry, I am not qualified to write either!:D But that's encouraging.


  3. Congrats! Wishing you many more laurels.

  4. Congratulations!!! This one does deserve a Liebster award. Here's wishing you many more surprises....:) Thank you for the mention..((awww..what a pleasant surprised!!)
    Thanks meenakshi. I am thrilled n touched:)

    1. Yours was the first blog I came across (I don't know how I stumbled upon it) and you poetry!!

      You were the inspiration behind my idea of starting writing! Though I am no where near you.

      Thanks for the wishes!

  5. Congrats .... you deserve it :-)

  6. Congratulations Meenakshi:)

  7. CONGRATULATIONS Meenakshi...

    I could not participate because of exams but I am really happy for you as you are one of my favorite bloggers.. Take a bow.. :)

  8. I am thoroughly grateful to you for nominating me.. Thank you my friend..

  9. Looks like i just got most promising debutant award. All other guys are seasoned bloggers. Thanks BTW

  10. Congrats !!! And thank you so much.... :-))
    Reading about you, I saw little bit of myself there.... happy to know you...

    1. Thanks Sreeja!

      I would love to read about you! Wait for your post!

  11. Hearty congratulations!!! May you be showered with plenty more!!

  12. Many congratulations :) good to know more about you and I can't agree with you more on religious texts being the most misinterpreted books.

    And thanks so so much for passing on the award... :) is it equivalent to best debutante? :P

    1. Yes it is! You deserve it, though I know, it might not be your first award!

  13. Happy for you Meenakshi. Surprised to find my name here :) though am hardly a new blogger, yes a lazy one is perhaps true! thanks for the mention.

    Regards Maitreyee

    1. I know you are not new, but your fine writings compelled me to include your name.


  14. hee hee Thanks. But literally new? well I am blogging since Nov 2008 :)

    Anyways, this reminds me of another liebster that I have to finish :)

    1. hahaha......I know that, saw that in your blog! But this is just a token of appreciation for your writings!

  15. Hi Meenakshi,

    Congratulations for the award :) :) :)
    So, does a sea of snakes freak you out quite a lot? It is quite scary, I must agree.

    Thank you very much for passing on the award to me, you've made my day. I echo Ekta's thoughts, even I have another Liebster to finish. :) :) :)


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    1. Not any longer, but it was quite scary!

      You deserve it.

      Thanks !

  16. I have enjoyed reading your blog! I found you through the party! All the best! Congrats on the award!!!

    1. Thanks a lot! Hope to see you here more often!

  17. Hey !! Heartiest Congratulations Meenakshi..Nice to know a bit more about you and great to know that our likings do match...
    All the best.. :)

    1. Thank you so much! Though I would like to know what likings we share!

  18. hmm let me share a few --I am into yoga and meditation.Into reading life's philosophy,person of few but strong relationships...

    My entry for Get published contest

    1. Oh that's great, That means we have so much to share on so many things. I look forward to a great exchange of ideas.

      And best of luck for the contest!

    2. Sure ,um always there.. :)

  19. WOW Congrats and that dream is really scary...

    1. Thanks Saru, and thank God I no more scares me.

  20. Hearty congrats, Meenakshi:)

  21. Great going Meenakshi! From what I have read on your blog, your Haiku poetry in particular is exceptionally well-written. A well deserved award and hopefully many more to come!

  22. badhaai ho!well deserved!Keep it up! many more waiting for you!God bless!

  23. Sorry for the delay...well you deserved the award and i can see the interest you have made up for blogging in the past 1 month or so...with the number of posts you have put in...

    well you really have a long way to go, keep writing and you would surely be blessed with many other rewards.
    and yes thanks for this post.