Sunshine Blogger Award – To start a New Year

I was greeted with a lovely news – of another blogger award – on the first morning of the New Year. For any blogger, an award is a big delight – this is an indication that his works are getting noticed by people and are being loved by some. While my first award (Mystery Blog Award) came at an early stage of my blogging, recently I have received two more awards (Liebster Award, Unique Blogger Award) in a very short span. That is a huge confidence booster for me. Big thanks to everybody who have stumbled upon my works and liked them – your support is one that inspires me to work better.

This time – It’s Sunshine Blogger Award and the award came from an Angel!. Angel is from Philipines and I feel she is very proud of that (That’s the first thing I like about her). Another thing that is really appreciable is that she has a background in Environmental science – As architect and town planner, I had to do a lot of study on environments and I really possess a passion for further studies in this field. Angle’s blogs are about her daily life, her thoughts and her country and the passion with what she writes – is something amazing. I wish all the success to her blog and also her future ambition – To establish something to help for indigenous people in the Philippines and also for those children who are suffering from malnutrition

Let’s come to the rules of the Award;

1.Thank blogger(s), who nominated you, in a blog post and link back to their blog.

Thanks once again – Angel!

2. Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.

What inspires you from blogging?

Inspirations come from many sources – I guess my followers and their positive feedback has kept me going.

Do you blog because you can earn money from it or just a habit?

I started it as a habit and am still doing it as a habit. Yes, I have known about monetizing a blog and trying to earn a few bucks also. I know there are people who earn huge money from their blog but I don’t know if that will be possible for me.

Do you honestly read the blogs from people you followed?

Mostly, Yes.

Were there times that you don’t know what else to write on your blog?

At times, yes. But now I have a plan for next 5-6 months.

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Do you believe in the incarnation?

:D. Not really – I believe everything ends here and the balance sheet is also made here only.

Would you like to visit Mindanao regardless of the warning that there are terrorists here?

Oh. Terrorists are everywhere. I don’t feel like not going to anywhere because of that.

If you were a scientist, who would you like to be?

Sir Issac Newton.

What can you say about people who wait patiently?

Someone like me – I am a very patient waiter. 😀

Who came out first, egg or chicken? hahaha

Doesn’t matter – concentrate on the food.

Where do you want to be 5 years from now?

During my first job interview, my CEO asked me the same question

I answered – ‘On your chair, maybe’.

He laughed. Its been five years from then – I have left that job and wish to sit on that chair – but now he has become one of our consultants – So, I have surpassed that goal.

From Now, in 5 years time, I see myself touring the world on someone else’s money – let’s see what happens.

How many times a week you post a blog?

3-4 time.


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3. Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.

Here are the lucky ones; Congratulations everybody


The Enigma

Parnika Preet

Zahra Taha

Adventures With Amanda



Restless Heart Blog


Mara Jorge


Asking 11 questions is in fact more difficult than answering them. I would like to keep the questions very simple so that the answers are all single word;

  1. Your favourite Movie?
  2. Your favourite Book?
  3. Your favourite Politician?
  4. Your favourite Musician?
  5. Your favourite Sportsperson?
  6. Your favourite Actor?
  7. Your favourite Writer?
  8. Your favourite cartoon character?
  9. Your favourite Dish?
  10. Your Favourite Fruit?
  11. Your Favourite Flower?

4. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.

  1. Thank blogger(s) who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
  2. Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.
  3. Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
  4. List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog.


Unique Blogger Award – It continues

As I said, awards have been pouring on me. After the Liebster Award, its time for the Unique Blogger Award.

Almost four months of blogging made me come across a lot of fantastic pieces of articles. Some writers have an amazing talent which keeps their readers glued to their posts. One such blogger is Severus Snape, a very kind one though, whose writings have made me a fan of her. Like all other, this award too, asks me to follow certain rules;

1. Share the link of the blogger who has shown love to you by nominating youThank you, Severus Snape – The Kind One.

2. Answer the questions.

  • Any favourite blogs (other than your own I mean)?

Yes. Offcourse: Arv! – a fabulous blog about Jaipur. The details in which he sees the city and its life is a must- learn tricks for all travellers and travel bloggers.

  • Are you a music buff? Any favourite genre?

Not really except when I am travelling. Anything melodious suits me.

  • What do you love doing most on a normal day?

Most of the time on a normal day is spent at the ‘sick’ office – which I absolutely don’t love. On returning, the time I spend playing with my son is the thing I love most.

3. In the spirit of sharing love and solidarity with our blogging family, nominate 8-13 people for the same award – Here comes the list. I truly feel all of you deserve this award  (You may have already won before) because of the passion and feeling in their words. Congratulations fellow bloggers !!!

4. Ask them 3 questions – here are the three simple questions.

  • What makes you proud of your country?
  • What makes you proud of your City?
  • What makes you proud of yourself?

Happy Blogging!


Liebster Award – One more for Me

Soon after the monsoon started to recede southwards and the cold air from the Himalaya started reaching our plains, awards started to pour on me. The first was from Chandrima, whose blog Travel Stories Untold (She Tells the stories, don’t worry) is one of my favourites. Her work is so fascinating that I have taken a lot of inspiration from her writing. A big Thank you Chandrime for considering me eligible for such a prestigious award.

Eight or maybe ten years back, I have never thought blogging can be something I would be doing. I was busy with my architecture and sketches and drawings were all that could express my mind. At that point, I didn’t feel I could be expressing myself through words also. It is already more than four months of blogging for me and now I have two awards under my belt and this – Liebster Award, which in German means favourite is a big surprise for me. My writing can have a fan – that’s crazy.

Now lets come to the point. As an awardee, I should follow certain rules. Those are;

  • Thank the person who nominated you and link to their blog – I did in the first paragraph.
  • Display the award on your blog – this can be done by adding it to your post or displaying it by using a “widget” – This post is all about that.
  • Provide 10 random things about yourself –
  1. I am a bong – famous for their craving for fish – but doesn’t know names of most of those and also not a big lover of fish except a few.
  2. My entire schooling was in ‘Bengali’. Its only after joining University, I started using English to write my papers and answer my juries.
  3. I hate cars – though I want to possess one, and love to walk, cycle & use public modes of transport
  4. I am afraid of snakes and have kept it a secret to all my friends and family
  5. One fine night (4 years back) I certainly quit alcohol & weeds and have not touched it since.
  6. I feel really uncomfortable when unknown people touch me, even if unintentionally and not so inappropriately- that’s why I avoid crowded buses – a very rare thing in our country.
  7. I love to play cricket and hate to watch it. Football (Soccer) & Tennis are something that can keep me awake all night
  8. I can spend my entire life on a lonely island if there is a good enough stock of Books.
  9. I am very poor in remembering things like – dates, incidents, dialogues & most importantly – what I went shopping for.
  10. I hate talking over the phone – its best to give a visit to the person and have a talk where you can see the expressions.

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  • Nominate 5 or more blogs that you feel deserve the award.

I like all who I follow and from a list so long shortlisting five is very tough – I would nominate five budding bloggers whose work I really like – by this I would like to motivate them to keep up the good work.

!!! Many Congratulations to all of you !!!

  • List these rules in your post – well its done, isn’t it?

Now comes the most interesting part – Chandrima asked me two questions;

  1. Which is your favourite destination and why?

It’s Darjeeling – Yes it might not be the most popular among most – but for me, it’s extremely special. This was the first hill town I have ever been to. As a kid, I was totally amazed seeing the mighty Himalayas from so close. The curly roads, tall pines and crazy clouds have a special place in my mind. If I am asked to go to this place, I will never say no.

  1. If you could pack up and leave tomorrow, which country would you go to?

Madagascar – to say hi to King Julien :). Yeah. That’s one place I like to go since watching the first movie. The entire continent of Africa has so much to tell and Madagascar is one country that attracts me most.




Now it’s my turn to ask a few question to my Nominees;

  1. Which is your favourite cartoon character?
  2. If you are given a chance, which dead person would like to bring back?

Thanks in advance to all of you – looking forward to your posts.


The Mystery Blog Award – first for me

First of All, I should express my heartiest congratulations to Ravi Siddula for being nominated for such a prestigious award. Ravi, you should also accept my heartiest gratitude for nominating me. It’s extremely special for me because this is the first time I have been nominated for a ‘blogger award’. I take this opportunity to wish a grand success to your blog and hope, through your pen, your feelings reach every part of the globe.

The MB award, originally created by Okoto Enigma is named after the meaning of her name. According to her, there are many blogs that reside as a mystery and once explored we find friends where we least expect of.


As the rules of the award demand, I shall tell 3 things about myself. Here I go;

  1. When it comes to speaking, I am a very slow starter – I can barely initiate a conversation but when I get going, I can speak a lot. Writing is a way I express myself because by speaking I express very little.
  2. I love to travel alone or in a very small group of equally energetic and enthusiastic persons.
  3. To be frank – I love reading more than writing and my reading habits are totally different from the topics I write about. I love mystery & history. Biography and autobiography are my special interest. However, recently I have started exploring the world of blogs through WordPress and I found a treasure. Let me nominate a few persons whose blogs have found a fan on me.


Brandon Knoll:


Untraveled Routes:

Roads Bel Traveled:

Swarupa’s World:

The Campervan Man:

Little Miss Traveler:

Travel Stories Untold:

The Lone Traveler:



A Poet’s Paradise:

Jalvis Quotes:

Purple Pants:

Food & Cooking

Cooking without limits:


Be Inspired:

Be Inspired..!!:


Ritu Raj:

The rules also demand to ask five questions to the nominees – However, I choose to ask only Two question and hope everyone will be frank to share their thoughts.

How & Why did you enter this world of blogging?

And with that, Let me ask a funny question-

Have you ever traveled in public transport without buying a ticket for that?

I have never worried about the quality of my writings – I just wrote whatever came from my heart – So all are special. However, this was the first post I made on my random feelings about life. This was the first one that took me to a new genre of writing –

Let me now list the rules of the award that you must follow;

Feature the award logo/image on your post 2. ‌List the rules 3. Thank the blogger that nominated you‌ 4. Tell the readers 3 things about yourself 5. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well. 6. Answer the questions provided. 7. ‌Nominate 10-20 bloggers and notify them by commenting on their blog 8. Ask the nominees 5 questions of my choice with one weird / funny question (specify)‌ 9. Share and link to your best post(s)