Of Dragon’s and Dardo’s

Hi All!

I cannot say enough thank-yous for the award nominations that keep coming my way!, One of my lovelies, Kri and the bravest, Hbhatnagar nominated me for the “Dragon’s loyalty Award”, it’s an award for the loyal fan/commenter, whether the recipient is a fellow blogger or just someone who follows and comments regularly.

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Thank-you, both of you, I’m honoured. All these nominations mean a lot :). Kri, I’m sorry for taking this long to respond (Yes! been over 2 weeks now, my apologies)


The Premio Dardos
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As you all know by know, My Kri is super generous in distributing the awards and not only did she nominate me for the Dragon’s Loyalty Award, she also nominated me for “Permio Dardos Award“, it  is given from one blogger to another, in recognition of cultural, ethical, literary and personal values that are transmitted in the form of creative and original writing. Thank-you Kri, for all the love and constant support 🙂


Rules for the Awards

1. Thank the giver and link their blog to your post.
2. Pass the award on to other bloggers of your choice and let them know that they have been nominated.
3. Give 7 facts about yourself.


7 Facts about myself

1. I never say ‘No’, which also means that most of the time, I end up juggling with more than I can handle.
2. I love Nando’s chocolate cake (A little too much!)
3. I’m a chai (Tea) addict.
4. I see things as black or white, not gray.
5. The best time of the day for me is when the world sleeps and I stay up.
6. I love reading, so much so that even before I finish the books in hand, I go buy new ones so that I never have to run out of reading material.
7. I have a gift of hiding my emotions quite well, even the closest of my people rarely would know, what goes on in my head.


My Nominations for both the awards

1. Dan
2. Will
3. Prateek
4. Mani
5. Naima
6. Blondeusk
7. Michelle
8. Paul
9. Annie
10. Sumyanna


Note: As always, the nominations are open and there are no obligation to accept them, if you can participate though, it will be great 🙂

Thank-you & Blessings
B

Brotherhood Award

Hola people!

I have been yet again nominated by one of my favourite and loveliest blogger Kri for the “Brotherhood Award”, thank-you so much for all the love and I can’t thank-you enough for the award nomination.


The rules of the award:

1) Thank and link back to the person who nominated you for the award.
2) List the Rules and Display the Brotherhood of the world Award logo to your post and/or blog.
3) Answer the questions set to you and then you may create your set of questions for your nominees.
4) Nominate around ten other bloggers and let them know about the award.


Below is the list of questions asked from the nominations:

1. You are given the responsibility to bring global peace, how will you do that?

Answer: I would probably refuse such a responsibility, realistically the world has people who are shades of ‘grey’, and as long as even one person is working for their own benefit, it will cost something to to another, there will be no peace. At most, I can only promise to do my part.

2. Did blogging improve your life in any way?

Answer: Yes, it did. I got a place to call “home” ❤

3. You can do anything you want for 3 hours, what would you do?

Answer: Nowadays, catch up on sleep (haha!) generally though read and be left alone in silence.

4. Reading or writing, given you’ll be paid for reading?

Answer: Writing and Reading, both I do for the “peace” it brings. Nothing it has, has got to with money. So pay me or not, I will always be doing both, can’t just read because I was being paid and not write.

5. An idea of a perfect life?

Answer: We all know there is nothing as “perfect”, humans are designed that way, in my believe. However, the ideal would be away from the chaos of world, somewhere in nature, mountains perhaps, cold would be nice lol.

6. You can travel back in time, what year you would choose and why?

Answer:  I ain’t turning back 🙂 even if to just view, what’s gone must remain gone. Don’t want to come back to present with more of past attached to my mind.

7. Space, Solitude, Silence. Choose one and why?

Answer: Silence, always. I find peace within the stillness, that’s why.

8. Is there life elsewhere in universe?

Answer: I would like to believe so or I would be truly heart broken.

9. You have to plan a surprise for your best friend, but you are broke. What will you plan?

Answer: I don’t have best friends, I find it too cliche of a label ( a personal opinion) but yes I have a handful of close friends, and being broke is never a problem xD I’ll write them a poem and give them a hug. They know me well enough to know how I don’t believe in grand gestures and big plans 🙂

10. One of your friends, with whom you were not in contact for many years, meets you somewhere and starts cursing you. How will you tackle the situation?

Answer: Smile and walk away xD


My list of questions and nominations are as follows:

1. Do you believe in second chances?
2. Are you satisfied with who you are, today?
3 .Any certain religious philosophy or concept you completely believe in?
4. If given a chance to be any famous literary author from history for one day, who will you choose and why?
5. One thing that annoys you the most about other people?
6. Being “truly yourself”, what does that mean to you?
7. If you could change one thing about the world, what will it be?
8. How do you express sadness?
9. Where would you like to travel, if given a chance to do so?
10. Your favourite time of day/ night, why?

Nominations:
1. Dan
2. Shreya
3. Paul
4. Maryam
5. Ayushi
6. Shubhada
7. Mani
8. Lumen
9. George
10. Prateek


Thank-you once again Kri <3, good luck to all the nominations and as always, there is no compulsion to participate but I’d love to read your answers if you participate.

Blessings

Allergic to E Challenge

Hey people!

So I was nominated by Kri (my lovely <3) and Riverdust (A sweetheart <3) to the ‘Allergic to E challenge’ , I have missed both 24 hours deadlines given by the amazing ladies and I apologize for that, not only have I missed them by a day or two, perhaps been over a week now. My apologies again, my work schedule and the summer heat are literally killing ( We hit a record highest temperature of 45 degrees yesterday). Doesn’t leaves any energy to do anything, anyhow before any more delays I still want to do this challenge, I hope it’s okay 🙂


Here are the rules of the challenge:

  1. Write a whole paragraph (a paragraph sounds easy right?) without any word containing the letter “e” (still easy for ya?)
  2. By reading this you are already signed up.
  3. Challenge at least five bloggers to do the challenge. They must do it within 24 hours or it is considered as failure.
  4. If you fail or pass, suffer in the Page of Lame.
  5. If you win, wallow in the Page of Fame.

Drifting Away

My mind has a will of its own; it drifts to random locations on random days without informing first. So I sat down with a blank canvas today to draw out my mind as I thought it was but as I sat on my wobbly chair, I couldn’t think of any solitary visual to draw on my canvas apart from pitch black void dancing across it. Hands shook and world swam in a blur of chaos and I lost my mind in this oncoming storm.


Here are my nominations:

1. Dan (Yeah, I love you xD)
2. Naima
3. Ayushi
4. Yoshiko
5. Sulagno


Note: I know the above stated paragraph makes no sense but I shall blame it on the heat and goodluck to the nominations ^_^

Keep Evolving!

2nd Day – 2nd Quote

“ Read widely of others experiences in thought and action- stretch to others even though it hurts to and strains and would be more comfortable to snuggle back in the comforting cotton-wool of blissful ignorance! Hurl yourself at goals above your head and bear the lacerations that come when you slip and make a fool of yourself. Try always, as long as you have breath in your body, to take the hard way, the Spartan way- and work, work, work to build yourself into a rich, continually evolving entity!”
Sylvia Plath, The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath


In continuation of the “3 day quotes challenge” (please refer to the link for yesterday’s post), today I have shared a quote by another one of my favourite authors’; Sylvia Plath, the woman is an amazing writer, her words are magical and often times I can relate to them at an uncanny level.


Rules for the challenge:

1. Post 3 of your favourite quotes each per day for 3 recurrent days. The quotes can be of any other people or it may come straight from your own heart.
2. Nominate 3 or more bloggers with each post to challenge them.
3. Don’t forget to utter a thankful word to the person who nominated you.


Today’s nominations for the 3 day quote challenge are:

1. Dan
2. Michelle
3. Jawad

Good-luck to all the nominations. I look forward to seeing your posts

No Strings Attached Award

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Whoa! The award nominations just never stop coming in 🙂 and this time by one my most favourite blog-friend Randstein, he is an amazing blogger and as already said, one of my favourite’s here ❤ I love how vivid and detailed his stories are, like so much attention, care and time is put into them and oh let’s not forget this guy has a funny bone xD I love his sense of humor and he can always make me smile.

Thank-you Dan, for this and all your words 🙂 You already know how much they mean to me. I’m grateful for this award. One of the best things about this award is, it’s simplicity and no requirements. This is just a recognition from one blogger to another, letting them know they are loved 🙂

Thus, I can’t thank Dan enough for this and to pass on the love, here is the list of bloggers that deserve a chance to be read and recognised (In no particular order) :

1. Randstein
2. Naima
3. Will
4. Mani
5. Ifrah
6. Prateek
7. Chris
8. Izza
9. Sulagno
10. Paul
11. Ayushi
12. Geet
13. Arwen
14. Kri
15. Kirsty
16. George
17. Annie
18. Michelle
19. Darshith
20. Isra
21. Jess
22. Justbeingme

I’m still not sure if I have managed to cover all and have a feeling, I might be missing out on some of you guys, in case the name is missing in the list, I apologize as I love you all.


Note: Special apology to Dan for taking ages to get back on this award and many thanks for being patient with all the waiting I put you through 🙂

Liebster Award

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Hola my lovelies!

Here I’m again talking about another award nomination, you people spoil me sulagno13 has nominated me for the Liebster Award, thank-you so much, I’m truly honored for the encouragement and kind words you say for me. All this means a lot to me 🙂

Moving  on to the rules of this award:

  • Once you are nominated, make a post thanking and linking the person who nominated you.
  • Include the Liebster Award sticker in the post too.
  • Nominate 10 other bloggers who you feel are worthy of this award. Let them know they have been nominated by commenting on one of their posts. You can also nominate the person who nominated you.
  • Answer the ten questions asked to you by the person who nominated you, and make ten questions of your own for your nominees.
  • Lastly, COPY these rules in the post.
  • ALL THE NOMINEES ARE FREE TO ACCEPT OR REJECT THE NOMINATION.

Answering the questions:

1. Suppose you spent the whole evening and night studying for a paper next day, engrossed. In the morning some an hour before the exam a friend told you,” Stupid. Dude that paper was postponed last evening. Now we have another exam, though easy one.” What would you feel and how will deal with it?

My exam days are long gone 🙂 but if it ever happened to me, I’d probably get one of my stress headaches, sit for the paper, do what I can and walk out handing the paper to the teacher before time, saying I messed up. Yeah, I won’t sit till the time is up and stair at the question paper.

2. If you get the chance, with which celebrity would you like to date with?

I would actually prefer meeting Charles Bukowski ^_^

3. If you were elected the Ruler of the world, Supreme Power, what will do? Which are the things would make you deeply satisfied? And which are the things you would miss and crave for?

Well I’ll never run for the position of Ruler of the world, to be honest I don’t want that responsibility. I don’t want to run the world, ever.

4. What will you say, when you approached your crush after battling your own inner fears, and he/she says, “ hahaha….you are so funny and sweet. By the way you deserve someone better than me. ” ? (I know it, that line, hurts a lot)

I’ll talk to him about why I chose him but at the same time respect the feelings of the other person, and if nothing more, I’d still want him as a friend in my life 🙂

5. What will you do if you encounter a ghost face to face by coincidence?

Seriously? I’d like to make a conversation with him. I’m not even kidding, I want to know their world.

6. If you caught a kid (in close relations, maybe your kid or future kid, and age below 14) watching porn or nude pictures, what will you say to him or her? (Sorry if anyone felt embarrassed)

If it’s someone that young and they are watching porn, I’d like to sit down with them and ask how did they even get there? Have a conversation and well to be honest, I would tell them that they were too young for this but provided that they already know, it’s okay for them to watch it. Why? Because, I’m quite sure, my saying ‘No’ will not stop them 🙂 better you know what kids do then not.

7. Suppose you have a crush on your best friend and he or she keeps on asking whom do you like. Its obvious that person will be in a surprise and taken aback if you directly say” I love you or that person is you. ” It can be positive or negative because when they say they don’t mean for themselves. So how will you approach to your crush who asks who is your crush?

I don’t think I’m the sort of person who will talk about crushes/love/ relationships with anybody unless I know the relationship is getting anywhere, I’ll play it cool and carry on saying, there isn’t anyone 🙂

8. How will you react if a call came from an unknown number at 2 am local time telling that you have been nominated for the Nobel Prize and among the top 20 nominees?

Laugh and go back to sleep 😛

9. What is your opinion on Love at First Sight? Does it exist or not?

Honestly, for me, it doesn’t. It takes a whole lot for me to trust people, let them in and love them. My basic for any relationship is based on trust, honesty and respect. Love isn’t even an essential, it’s needed, yes but  I don’t need “love” to live through life and thus for me it doesn’t exists 🙂

10 . Suppose you were born in those days of colonial rule. What will you do as a person in order to inspire people putting an end to the period ruled as slaves and fight back their total freedom?

Find like minded people, encourage others to read and explore. Knowledge is freedom, if you don’t know what you should ask for, how will you get started.  Share inspirational stories of courage and sacrifice with others, let people know what they are missing on so they can fight for their rights.


Thank-you once again for the nomination and apologies for such boring answers 🙂  I’m skipping nominations and further questions for now, as I have already done that earlier.

Creative Blogger Award

Hi all,

I have been nominated again for the creative blogger award by just being me, she is an amazing lady who has always been encouraging and kind to me. She was awarded the creative blogger award and decided to pass it on me, thank-you so much for all the love, it truly means a-lot.

The Rules:

  1. Nominate 15-20 blogs and notify the nominees.
  2. Post the link of the blog that nominated you.
  3. Share 5 random facts about yourself.

I will leave the nominations open to all those who read this, please feel free to accept the award spoils 🙂

Here are five random facts about me:

1. I’m hooked on to the ‘orange-carrot’ juice of Nestle, nowadays.
2. I love cookies, cookies are love.
3. The more the silence, the more at peace I feel.
4. Social gatherings make me lose my ability to talk.
5. I have always called ‘Pluto’, my planet.

Yes, I’m weird *nods*, thank-you again for the nominations and love ❤


Note: I apologize for taking ages to revert on the nominations. I’m trying to juggle through some work responsibilities which seem to have no end in sight but nevertheless I apologize, I still have a few of you I need to get back to, please bear with me.

Much Love
B

The Versatile Blogger Award and The Real Neat Blogger Award

Hey guys!

Since you all love me so much, I have yet again (I think it’ the third time) been awarded with the Versatile Blogger Award and also The Real Neat Blogger award by Kirsty. This lady is absolute love and has an amazing blog, one of the places here, which I regularly visit. Thank-you so much for the love and encouragement, it is over whelming.

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Here are the rules for the Versatile Blogger Awards:

  • Thank the person who gave you this award.
  • Include a link to their blog.
  • Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly.
  • Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award with links to their blogs. (You can recommend them for one or both awards)
  • Finally, post 7 things about yourself. (Answer the person who nominates you questions, and then ask 7 of your own.)
  • Also remember to add the Versatile Blogger and the Real Neat Blog pics to your post

Now the questions I had to answer:

1. What is your favourite board game?

Although it’s been ages I played a board game but if I had to choose, I’ll go with “Monopoly”

2. Harry Potter or Percy Jackson?

Percy Jackson

3. What is your favourite month?

January, because it’s the coldest month in the place I live.

4. If you met me, what would you say and do?

I’d probably give you a big bear hug (because I love you! lol) and I’ll tell you that I’m so glad to finally see you in person, someone who is so brave and courageous, whose been through so much and yet smiles. I’d ask you, how do you do it ? 🙂

5. Who is your favourite person in your family and why?

Mama, she’s been my best-friend ever since I was a kid, she has been there at my lowest and my highest, She has seen me hit the ground and stand up again. The only person who has cheered for me no matter how dark the days got.

6. Do you believe in heaven and hell?

I do, I need to hold on to something so yes, I do.

7. What is your favourite part of the day? 

Midnight onward, something about the silence that takes over the world when everyone sleeps. I love silence and darkness.

Here is the list of my questions:

1. How do you deal with criticism?
2. One thing that you do everyday?
3. Do you believe in white lies?
4. One word to describe yourself?
5. If given a choice, would you want to time travel in to your past to fix something? Why?
6. What is happiness for you?
7. Your favourite Childhood memory?

Thank-you so much again for the nomination, love 🙂 As far as nominating people for the award is concerned since I have already nominated a few before, I’d like to leave the floor open this time. Anybody, who feels like participating, please feel free to do so.

Much Love

Versatile Award

Hi guys!

Recently, to my utmost surprise I got nominated for the versatile award by the lovely lady kirsty, she has an absolutely beautiful blog which always makes me smile, please do give it a visit https://kirstydavies1990.wordpress.com.

Before going ahead, I’d like to share the rules of the award:

1. Thank the person who gave you this award
2. Include a link to their blog
3. Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you follow and love
4. Nominate those 15 bloggers for the Versatile Blogger Award
5. Finally, tell 7 things about yourself.

 There are a lot of you I follow and regularly visit your blogs, choosing 15 was a difficult exercise. However, here are my top favourite 15 blogs I regularly visit (this took me much longer than I thought) and are nominated for Versatile award, feel free to take this up 🙂

1https://milfordstreet.wordpress.com
2. https://globalunison.wordpress.com/
3. https://williamleeone.wordpress.com
4. http://surrenderingmyshield.com
5. https://elpislazuli.wordpress.com/
6. http://johnpoetflanagan.com/
7. http://heartwordsforpoetry.org/
8. https://krivashist.wordpress.com/
9. https://touchofmysaint.wordpress.com/
10. https://hyperionsturm.wordpress.com/
11. https://fourwindsinajar.wordpress.com/
12. https://poemsandpoemes.wordpress.com/
13. http://garasi82.com/
14. http://dadojodest.com/
15. https://aquileana.wordpress.com/

Finally, 7 facts about myself:

1. I absolutely love writing and reading (most of you already know this!)
2. I love winters and rains.
3. My favourite movie genre is psychological thrillers
4. I suffer from regular headaches
5. I’m a very reserved person and come of as rude/cold in person.
6. I’m terribly blunt and socially awkward
7. I can’t stand lies at all, be it white or gray or whatever colour.

That be it for now then, thank-you once again Kirsty 🙂

My very best to you all.