Long overdue – Bagful of peanuts and more

This happened a couple of months ago, and I only remembered to write about it now (thanks to my friends on an online community). Remember the innovative ‘Blogsplash’ conducted by Fiona Robyn (author of ‘The Most Beautiful Thing’)? My contribution to the Blogsplash was a little story about a touching incident that took place on my last trip to India. I’m very glad to say that of all the entries, mine was chosen as the top entry! I’m very happy about this, particularly because it was the gesture of one humble man that has moved people (across the globe) to … Continue reading Long overdue – Bagful of peanuts and more

F-Un-Scrambler Golden Trophy

*****Drum-roll*****  OK folks, here is the much-awaited Golden Trophy award!!  Most of you (er, all of you) had figured out the jumbled words and sentence perfectly in my earlier post called ‘Unscramble This’, and that too, within 3 seconds flat… (much to my disappointment 😦 ) As Uma mentioned, you are a rather smart bunch of people 😛 which I whole-heartedly second!  So here is your very very beautiful golden ‘The F-Un-Scrambler Trophy’.    But .. but .. but, going by the popular saying ‘There is no free lunch’, the Trophy too comes with a small catch 😉  I hereby award the trophy … Continue reading F-Un-Scrambler Golden Trophy

Contest – murder mystery

‘A Mystery is History!!’ Catchy lines from my son’s favourite ‘Tigger and Pooh’ 🙂 I love Mysterys. Always enjoyed reading them. Watching TV serials like Byomkesh Bakshi (olden days), and more recently, Special Squad (especially Aryan Khanna 😉 ) and D.O.N (Remember, Mr.Archana Puran Singh? Er… Detective Omkar Nath) So when Blogadda wanted to make the community more exciting, I suggested this concept of a WHO-DUNNIT mystery. For the last year or so, I’ve been a huge fan of Ajay‘s stories. When I asked him if he would be interested in writing the mystery for this contest, he very kindly agreed. And … Continue reading Contest – murder mystery

2009 – Year of blogging!!

As you already know, its the last two days for sending in nominations for the Avant Garde Bloggies Award. All you need to do is check out the Categories here (spreadsheet) and here (additional categories) and write down your nominations in the Comments section on the blog. I have sent in Nominations Part 1 and Part 2 already, and will be sending in a couple more today. And I want to thank Hitchy, Dreamer and Smitha , Monika AND Urmila, for having nominated some of my posts in Fiction, Poetry (Lol) and Culinary categories (:roll: ). Thank you so much, people, … Continue reading 2009 – Year of blogging!!

Avant Garde Awards – Nominations List 1 and 2

Came across the Avant Garde Bloggers Awards on Facebook, and landed there to see the variety of categories under which we can nominate fellow bloggers. So, here is my first list of nominations: 1) Best Off-Beat Post -(by) Saurabh: http://stuffilearnttoday.blogspot.com/2009/11/luck-jury.html 2) Best Movie Review Post -(by) Mayuri Sharma: http://diemos.blogspot.com/2009/11/movie-review-de-dana-dan.html 3) Best How-to Post -(by) Dreamer: http://gawdsowncountry.blogspot.com/2009/12/how-to-achieve-zero-figure-with-minimal.html 4) Most Humorous Post -(by) Mayuri Sharma again: http://diemos.blogspot.com/2009/08/rakhi-ka-swayamvar-aftermath.html 5) Best Satirical Post – (by NONE OTHER THAN) Quirky Indian (the King of satire): http://quirkyindian.wordpress.com/2009/10/28/there%E2%80%99s-no-stopping-progress/ 6) Best Travel Post – (by) Swaram: http://thesongoflife.wordpress.com/2009/11/06/straight-from-gods-own-country/ 7) Best Travel Post – (by) Pixie: http://mytakeoneverything9.wordpress.com/2009/09/25/yercaud/ 8) Best Visual … Continue reading Avant Garde Awards – Nominations List 1 and 2

Of stars that were colourful..

Once again, a very Happy Deepavali!! or Happy Diwali!!! (as you like it!) If you are reading this post, it means you had a nice and safe Diwali, and I hope it was exciting and happy too 🙂 Our Diwali morning went off rather quietly (I had to go out on some work, so ‘Knight and Baby Hunk’ – read ‘Hubby and Kid’ remained indoors), but the evening was lovely. A new friend had invited us over for a fireworks party, and OH MY! What a range of fireworks there was, and all by the banks of the river Thames. … Continue reading Of stars that were colourful..

More awards..

Happy Weekend everybody! And let’s begin it on this nice note…   Dreamer has awarded me with this precious ‘I Adore your Blog’ award. While I most gratefully accept it, I would also (rather promptly) like to pass it on to the foll. people, whose blogs are on the list of blogs that I admire… 1- Quirky Indian (though Quirky never bothers to acknowledge the award on the blog, or pass it on!) 2- Phoenix (for her wonderful sense of humour, and daring) 3- Shail (especially for her latest poem on Love) 4- Ratna (for being a wonderful writer..if you … Continue reading More awards..