Here again !! My Award Post .

Yet again, I have been nominated for various awards from various blogger friends of mine.

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  1. Dragon Loyalty Award by Patrica of O-pen-u-natedfire-of-the-dragon-awardPatrica is a wonderful lady who has opinions about everything under the sky and above it too. She is open to discussions with her blogger friends. In her recent post she had put various questions about different topics that were open for discussions. She is very intellectual and logical person. You guys need to check her out for sure.
  1. The Versatile Blog and One lovely Blog Award ByΒ Anand of blabberwockyingversatilebloggernominations03-one-lovely-blog-award-badgeAnand his name itself speaks of happiness. Indeed, he is one blissful person who tries to bring more peace and serenity in other lives. He is a jack of all trade πŸ˜€ types of person who write about various things. I know you all must be well acquainted with him, but those who are not ,check his blog out.
  1. The Seal of Approval Blogger Recognition Award by Sooty of Me,Myself and CFSseal_awardI met sooty recently through the Limerick Poetry Challenge . She is a wonderful poet who writes beautiful limericks. And yes, she writes a lot about Chronic illnesses too. Go pay her a visit and you will surely like her.

Rules for all the awards are :

1. Β Thank the person who nominated you and include a link to their blog.

2. Β List the rules and display the award

3. Β Add some facts about yourself , your blog story and your tips for bloggers.

4. Β Nominate other bloggers and leave a comment on one of their posts to let them know they have been nominated.

Here are some random facts about me :

  1. For almost 15 years I was underweight πŸ˜› i.e from age 10 to 25 .
  2. After I got married in year 2014 , I gained 10 kilograms of weight in a year πŸ˜› πŸ˜€
  3. I have been practicing mediation from the age of 12.
  4. I read harry potter and scorer’s stone when I was 15.
  5. I am too bad with tracks πŸ˜› I take long time in learning them πŸ˜› It took me almost a month to remember the exact way to my office πŸ˜€

Read about my blog story and My tips for bloggers from here .

Here are my nominations for all the above awards :

  1. Sneha
  2. Jennifer
  3. Darshith
  4. Fun Simplicity
  5. Tanveer Rauf

Rain of Awards

I have been rained with awards from two of my wonderful blogger friends : Rashmi of Mind and Life matters and Fun Simplicity of I care,U care .

“My world is brighter and more beautiful because of you.”

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Rashmi

She is wonderful blogger who writes wonderful stories ,poems and inspiring stuff. She fights for the cause of Domestic Violence . And beneath her sweet face lies a very powerful and strong women πŸ™‚ Most of the people out here would be knowing her but if by chance you don’t then go and check out her work πŸ™‚ And you will surely thank me πŸ˜‰

Fun Simplicity or Fun or FS

This is my dear friend’s pen name πŸ™‚ You can call her any of these πŸ™‚ She lives by quote “Count your blessings and live life to the fullest! ” And her blogs abide by her this saying πŸ™‚ where she ventures as an story writer writing different kind off stories πŸ™‚ Check the blog if you really want to have fun loving friend πŸ™‚

The awards I have got are : YAAAY !!

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Here are some random facts about me!

  1. My official name is Neerja Joshi πŸ™‚ but here I go by many names NJ but some of my blogger friend do call me Ame because my site name is Ametalk πŸ™‚
  2. My name has two meanings to it … Flowing water πŸ™‚ and Goddess Laxmi πŸ™‚
  3. I am generally good in making friends πŸ™‚ I rarely had a fight with anyone even though I lived out of my home for 9 long years πŸ™‚ But yes with my brother its vice-versa πŸ˜‰
  4. I am very talkative person πŸ˜› I can engage you for a whole day πŸ˜‰
  5. I rarely sleep without reading πŸ™‚ Reading is essential part of my life πŸ™‚

My nomination is for all the awards mentioned above! And the nominees are :

1.Yusra Gulab Jamman

2.Nishita

3.Nishtur

4.Hema

5.Nams

6.Patrica

7.lilrant

8.Sri

9.Nimz

10.Nicodemas

PS: You are free to accept or reject the award(s). No obligation. πŸ™‚

THE BLOGGER RECOGNITION AWARD

SorryΒ  I have been quite late for this one .

award4I have been nominated for another award called the Blogger Recognition Award by Sakshi of EloquentParadise.

She is one young writer whose work talks a lot about her. She has her perception on things and she beautifully do justice to it with her mesmerizing words. Her writings goes with her blog name EloquentParadise. Eloquent is her writings and you will surely feel paradise on her blog page. Go check her out and I promise you won’t regret it πŸ™‚

This award has quite a few rules so without further a do; Here they are:

Rules:

-Give a brief story about how your blog got started

-Give a few words of advice to other bloggers

-Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.

-Make sure to attach the picture of the award (Either hold down or right click on photo at bottom of page, save the photo and insert it into the post and provide source if you feel needed)

  • Nominate 15 other bloggers to give the award to (not including yourself or the person(s) who nominated you (I am changing the rule and nominating only 3)
  • Let the bloggers nominated know they have been nominated and provide a link to the award post.

MY BLOG STORY :

I am writing since I was 11. Earlier my audience was my parents,sibling and friends then I started writing articles for college magazines which made me think that yes I need to work on it quite frequently and I started blogging in 2009 on Blogger.com but I was not regular out there as I was in college and had lot many things to catch up with. So it was not so used blog and but my passion for writing didn’t stopped . I kept writing in my diaries. But then I started working and in my office they allowed writing blogs for internal portals where I shared few of my writings and was appreciated for it. I was asked to write for office blogs quite often which actually brought me in limelight πŸ˜‰ and made me realize that yes this passion won’t wither with age πŸ˜› So as soon as I switched new job where I was on bench I thought of sharing my work in more organized way and landed up on WP.

My advice to other bloggers :

  • Read and read and read. It helps you to improve.
  • Don’t try to copy anyone’s style. You may like someone’s work but never ever simply copy them.
  • Write frequently but that doesn’t mean your quality of work should wither away instead try to grow yourself with your writings.
  • Follow other good bloggers and read their stuff and realize what they do that makes you like them and work on that point for your blog
  • Last but not the least Be you πŸ™‚ ❀

My Nominees are :

1.Sri

2.Deepika

3.Nimz

Premio Dardos Award

award-3Glad to announce thatΒ I have been nominated for Premio Dardos award by Anand of BlabberWockying.

This is an award given by bloggers to other bloggers in the spirit of friendship, creativity, community and originality. Premios dardos is Italian for Prize Darts.

I feel really honored to receive this award. I will like to thank Anand for being so generous and nominating me for this award. He is one awesome blogger who is jack of many trades πŸ™‚ He writes about mysticism, movies, astrology and life. And yesΒ  if you get in touch with him he would try his psychiological knowledge on you πŸ˜› Oh don’t worry I was just kidding πŸ˜‰ He is one awesome blogger whom you need to follow and read if you are not already doing it πŸ™‚

#Here are the rules

1) Include the Premio Dardos Award Picture and the name of the person that nominated you (Include a link to their blog)

2)Β Nominate 15 other blogs and notify them!

3) Thank the blogger who nominated you in your blog and link back.

#Here are the nominees :

  1. Sri
  2. nimz
  3. Deepika
  4. Melinda
  5. Roopam
  6. Tejas
  7. Ushasree
  8. Darshith
  9. Sakshi
  10. consciousbeing86
  11. Rob
  12. Yusra Gulab Jamman
  13. Nishtur
  14. nicodemas
  15. Ritu

BROTHERHOOD BLOGGERS AWARD

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I have been nominated for this award byΒ Ushasree who is proud owner of a blog called Creative Crafts – DIY. She shares beautiful blogs regarding recycling the the things coming out of our home. She has the mission of making earth a beautiful and better place. So do join her in her pursuit of happiness πŸ™‚

And yes you made me a better person by asking me the last question πŸ™‚ . It was food for a thought πŸ™‚

My questions with their answer are as follows:

Q1:What does motivate you to start your blog?

A1: My passion for writing J and getting a targeted audience for that πŸ™‚ I am writing since I was 11. But earlier I use to get audience in form of my parents, schoolmates, college mates but as soon as that phase got over I realized I need to know people who actually share my passion. So I am here πŸ™‚

Q2. What are your hobbies? Which one is your best?

A2: I love reading, writing, dancing and cooking (at times πŸ˜› )

And the best one is Reading as it is therapeutic for me πŸ™‚

Q3:Who is your Role model? And why?

A3: I take different things from different people πŸ™‚ I believe that everyone has something to add on in your personality so take that and leave the rest πŸ™‚

But yes there are some people whom I idolize for their certain gifts πŸ™‚

  1. My mom: For her patience, humbleness and gratitude. I haven’t seen a woman like her who doesn’t have any interest in clothing, glamming she is too sweet and grounded person. Hope to imbibe some of her qualities in me πŸ™‚
  2. My Dad: For his perseverance πŸ™‚ He can do anything that means he is not afraid of failure. He learned driving at 50 πŸ™‚ and started using internet for his work at 50 πŸ™‚ I have seen people giving up at that age πŸ™‚
  3. My Brother: I took up writing from him. Yes I use to read his dairies secretly. I still have them though he has totally forgotten about it. He is my best critic. A word of praise from him means a lot to me πŸ™‚
  4. My Best Friend: She actually taught me how to love people outside your blood relation. She taught me what friendship is and how people go to any length to protect their friends. She was my best teacher. She sobered me a lot πŸ™‚ I owe a lot to her :). She is someone who knows all my secrets πŸ˜‰
  5. My Husband : To stand up for what you believe in and yes never shying from learning anything you don’t know πŸ™‚ And I am still counting to learn few more good habits of his though I keep telling him that he should learn something from me πŸ˜›

Q4. Do you believe in god? If so how much time are you spending in your busy days?

A4: Yes πŸ™‚ I believe in universal energy and power. I totally believe in Law of attraction that is what you give is what you get πŸ™‚ . I have a friendly relation with God πŸ™‚ For me spending time with him means spending time with my inner self πŸ™‚ I do it every day πŸ™‚

Q5. Do you aware of recycling? How do you do with your recycle things at your home? Just dump it / Reuse it?

A5: I am aware of it abit πŸ™‚ I once was member of club who use to give presentation on recycling in my school πŸ™‚ About applying I would say I never throw away my clothes ..the ones in good condition are donated πŸ™‚ I am still learning tidbit of household πŸ˜‰ recently married so yes I am not that super conscious being who does think of recycling πŸ˜›

Here are the rules:
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Thank and link back to the person who nominated you for the award.
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List the Rules and Display the Brotherhood of the world Award logo to your post and/or blog.
* Answer the questions set to you.
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Nominate around ten bloggers.(I am bending the rule by nominating only 5 πŸ˜› )
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Create your set of questions for your nominees.

My Questions:

Q1: Are you romantic person? If yes, how do you express your love for your loved ones?

Q2: Are you a foodie? If yes, what kind of food do you love most?

Q3: Do you apologies for your mistake with your closed ones?

Q4: Are you a good critic or bad critic?

Q5: How do you react to people who shower love on you despite of not being close to you?

My Nominees for this award are :

1 Sri

2.Melinda

3.Deepika

4.nimz

5.Tejas

THE LIEBSTER AWARD

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I was nominated for a Liebster Award by Melinda!Β  She is one humorous blogger who brings wit and humor to your plate with her write-ups which are taken from the mundane chores of daily life πŸ™‚

THE RULES:

  1. Link back to the person who nominated you.
  2. Answer the questions given to you by the nominator.
  3. Nominate up to 11 other bloggers with less than 200 followers.
  4. Create 11 questions for the nominees.

I am going to bend the Rule #3 here , you can nominate as many bloggers. It can be less or more than 11.

MY QUESTIONS:

Q1: When did you start blogging and why?

A1: I started blogging in 2009 on Blogger.com but I was not regular out there as I was in college and had lot many things to catch up with. I use to write articles quiet often for my college magazines but lately when I started working I didn’t found any medium to share my writings and hence landed up here on WP.

Q2: What is your favorite childhood memory?

A2: Spending my summer vacations at my maternal grandparents house πŸ™‚ It used to be so much fun with all my cousins gathered up there away from the hustle bustle of city life. It’s a famous hill station in India called Nanital with serene surroundings. And the best part was no mom patrolling πŸ˜‰ as she used to be busy in enjoying her time.

Q3: What book are you currently reading?

A3: I just completed reading The Black Book by Orhan Phamuk – he is one amazing writer who weaves human emotions in such way that when the book finishes you crave for more such moments πŸ™‚ . He is one of my favorite author.

Q4- What’s your favorite color?

A4- Its RED (In fact this color is favorite color of everyone in my family πŸ™‚

Q5: What’s your favorite guilty pleasure?

A5: Eating junk food πŸ˜› though I know it will lead to weight gain but I indulge in it quite often πŸ˜‰

Q6: Close your eyes, and describe a vivid scent memory.

A6: Petrichor (As it is rainy season here in my country so this is the scent in my head right now making me happy and nostalgic at the same time πŸ™‚Β  )

Q7: What is your favorite thing about blogging?

A7: The comment section because it’s from there we get to know the other bloggers πŸ™‚

Q8:If you could travel anywhere in the world, no cost, where would you go?

A8: If it’s in my country then I would like to go to Leh – Ladhak and if it’s outside India then it would be venice πŸ™‚ The city of water πŸ™‚

Q9: Why did you choose that particular place?

A9: The first place because it has beautiful monasteries in that area and I am always in search of peaceful and serene places πŸ™‚ and second one because it has always been in my memory since I read the play The Merchant of Venice, one of the first few places that made mark in memory through my reading πŸ™‚

Q10: If you were gifted $150, how would you treat yourself?

A10: I will buy myself a good sunglasses that’s what I need right now πŸ˜› and rest I will give in some orphanage πŸ™‚

Q11. Miss America, how will you bring world peace?

A11: I can’t be miss America as I am an Indian citizen πŸ˜› But yes if I have been born in America and if I have won that contest then I would like to quote Mother Teresa out here β€œGo home and love your family.” Because if you do so then you are bringing up a one peaceful family out there in world πŸ™‚

HERE ARE MY QUESTIONS FOR THE NOMINEES:

  1. What is your favorite read so far and why?
  2. What kind off a person you are sweet or sour or mix up of both?
  3. What is your favorite food?
  4. Are you a night owl or an early cuckoo?
  5. Which genre you like to read most and why?
  6. What’s according to you is your prized possession?
  7. Do you believe in love at first sight? If yes then why and if no, then why?
  8. Are you an introvert or an extrovert?
  9. Have you ever cried in public? If yes can you state the incident?(if its personal and you don’t want to share then its ok)
  10. When was the last time you laughed so hard that you rolled on the floor? And why?
  11. Have you ever been made fool? When and by whom?

My nominees for this award are :

  1. Sri
  2. Sakshi
  3. Deepika
  4. consciousbeing86
  5. nimz
  6. Tejas
  7. Prateek
  8. Udit
  9. Darshith
  10. rahman
  11. Shruti

I am waiting for your answers guys πŸ™‚ So hurry up πŸ˜›

Sunshine Blogger Award

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A big thank you to one of my favorite bloggers –Β Sri for nominating me for Sunshine Blogger Award.

SriΒ is someone to whom I look up as a writer. Her heart touching memoirs are immaculate and leave an imprint on your soul. Every day I yearn for reader notifications from her. We acquainted as a blogger and now are turned into friends πŸ™‚ I always look up for her comments whenever I write a blog. So for me she is my sunshine on Word Press .Her one blog brings a smile on my face and bliss in my life πŸ™‚

Once again Thank you so much darling ❀

My question was:

What was that one sunshine moment in your life that you would like to recall again and again?

For me that most special moment was when I met my husband πŸ™‚ . We have a typical Indian arrange marriage. So it’s a long story cut in short – I was in no mood to get married as I just have turned 25 but my parents were keen to get me fixed πŸ˜› Moreover, I was not feeling well at that time as one of my friends had met with an accident and I was upset about it. So from much persuasion, I met him. But the second he entered the restaurant with a big soothing smile my heart left my body and the two hours that I spent with him made me so cheerful that I forgot every single bit of tension I was going through. From then on he has brought the best in me as a lover, as a wife, as a daughter-in-law πŸ™‚ And in India we say a person beautify when they are in a healthy relationship and to prove this I gained 10 kg’s of weight πŸ˜‰ (Now don’t look at me with those eyes ..I am still under my BMI weight as I was under-weight earlier πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜›

Here is my list of my nominees for this award:

  1. NimiΒ 

For bringing sunshine in my life with her share of simple moments of life and yes her memoirs always take me back to my childhood πŸ™‚

Β Β  2.Roopam

For writing and sharing her experinces and her problems and yes for the giggles we share for the fellow likes and dislikes πŸ™‚

Β Β  3.Melinda

For having such a wonderful name for her blog and help us to recover from our every day’s tidbit problems πŸ™‚

And my question is:

Do you believe in destiny and if yes then tell us about your one moment that made you believe in it.

The Rules for this award are:


1) Thank the person who nominated you.
2) Answer the questions from the person who has nominated you.
3) Nominate some other bloggers for this award.
4) Write the same amount of questions for the bloggers you have nominated.
5) Notify the bloggers you have nominated.