Blogosphere certainly seems to me like a whole new universe; with its limitless number of acronyms, tools, widgets, challenges and awards. I have wondered, who hands out these awards to these bloggers, whether there is an organization that is keenly looking at the countless blogs and their countless posts.
It sort of was an answer when my friend SheethalSusanÂ nominated me for the Liebster Award, wondering what the whole thing was, I decided to do a bit of research myself. The most I learned was that it was kind of a chain letter, a blogger to blogger award, you had to nominate 5 bloggers with less than 200 readers, “liebster” is dearest in German, and that no one knew the origins. With the passing of time, rules have changed and now it is given to 11 bloggers who have a limited number of followers, less than 200 to be exact.
Accepting this award requires me to pass it on to 11 other bloggers, ask them 11 questions, answer the 11 questions posed to me, as well as state 11 random facts about myself. Phew! I know it does sound tedious, but then awards are to be earned, so here goes my list of nominations:
The 11 Questions posed to me, and their Answers :
What was your childhood ambition?
I had always wanted to be a teacher, and guess what, I am well on my way to be a professor 😀
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Did you ever wish to have aÂ differentÂ name? If, then what’s that?
Actually No. I do love my name, but I love my brotherâ€™s name more â€“ Bhaswath!
If you were the most powerful person in the world, what could you do?
I would feed all the children, clothe the poor, take away the rich manâ€™s money and give it to the poor, somehow bring balance into this chaotic world
Who’s your favorite author?
I do not have favourites â€“ not in colours, books, music, authors, films.
Sea or mountains? Day or Night?
Sea, and definitely night.
If you could trade place with anyone for a day, who could it be?
Would it be too ambitious if I say God? Just want to know how he manages things.
What’s your most precious childhood memory?
My most precious childhood memories have been at the various beaches me and my parents used to visit frequently. I used to love the sand tingling between my toes, each wave coming behind the other as if to kiss my feet.
Tell me something which you could like to share with me?
Would love to share some quality time with you
What three words bestÂ describesÂ you?
Emotional, Shy, Empathetic
What made you start blogging?
I have always loved to write from my childhood, and exploring new things was a craze too. That made me land up in the world of blogs.
If you could ask three wishes, what would they be?
To make me a successful writer who can churn out bestsellers after bestsellers 😛
To make my family and friends happy and contended always
To give me an endless collection of books to read 😀
Okay, so here are the 11 questions I would want my nominees to answer:
What is the weirdest nickname that was ever given to you?
What colour would you assign to best describe your personality?
You wake up in the morning to find that your head is missing. React.
What is the one dream that keeps coming back to you? Can be a dream or a nightmare.
What movie/fictional character comes close to describing you?
If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?
Do you believe in God? What is religion for you?
What do you like the most about yourself?
When you die, where would you go? Heaven or Hell? And Why?Â
11 Random Facts About Me:
Â At times, I donâ€™t know what to speak and where
Am childish most of the times
Love my dad and the limitless amounts of icecream he gets for me
Love to get drenched in the rain
Meera is just one of my 1 billion pet names
Am Very Very Very emotional
I am a Certified Laughter Professor
I keep wishing that I could write better and better and better
Have a multiple personality ;)Â
Most of my friends are boys, causing too much headache to my parents
In search of HIM 😉
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Writing to me is therapy, it frightens and comforts at the same time. Liberates like nothing else. A book in my own name is a dream, but a bigger dream would be to write something that haunts the reader even after the last page is turned and the book is shut. I enjoy reading and music, spending time with family whilst battling my social awkwardness.