Saturday, April 28, 2012

One step at a time

I remember when i first started writing & reading blogs i used to look wistfully at the various awards decorating the side-bars.Now the time has come when i too have a few awards to flaunt.It is a very satisfactory feeling.
Imagine,less than two years back i was  apprehensive if i would be able to do anything on a computer.My grandson Shantanu Datta taught me the rudiments when he came over in the summer holidays.Then he had to go back & i was feeling so helpless.Slowly i began to google,to practice writing on the Microsoft,launched my facebook,opened an Orcut account,began to blog,then tweet,& finally there was this IndiBlogger.I forget how i came to chance upon it.But am i glad i did!Before that i used to click at the next blog or the best blogs but never did i come across an Indian blogger.It used to puzzle me no end.I certainly could not presume that i was the only Indian blogger on the web (Ha),but where were the others?This query was answered by IB.Now i have loads to choose from & i rue the fact that i don't have enough time.I certainly owe a heap of thanks to Shantanu & IB.

But enough of my musings,or i will lose the handful of followers that i have.This post is solely for the purpose of boasting about my Versatile Blogger Award.Ekta nominated me for it & here i am!In order to finish the formalities i am required to------
1--Thank the person who nominated me for it .
2--Post a picture of this award on my blog
3--Share 7 random thoughts about me
4--Choose 10 to 15 other bloggers to pass the award to
5--Inform them about it
The first & the second have been taken care of.Seven random thoughts are---
1--I like tea the way i brew it-no boiling it on & on.
2--I can't stay hungry for long.
3--I love Delhi & also my school there.
4--I dislike clutter & disorder.
5--I don't like dogmas,rituals & superstitions.
6--I have no faith in any guru except Swami Chinmayananda.
7--I love Urdu shayari.

Here is a couplet to wind up the last two---
Main khud he apni talaash mein hun,mera koi rehnuma nahin hai,
Wo kya dikhayenge raah mujhko,jinhen khud apna pata nahin hai.
Unfortunately i have not been able to come up with a passable translation of this verse;will anyone oblige?

Now some serious stuff,real stuff-whom to nominate?I still have to go through many fabulous blogs out there,but in the small sphere of my knowledge these are the ones in random order(this word random is picking up, no?)
1--BeingA_C@Avibration
2--C.Suresh@Life is like this
3--Akshay@The Eternal Fighter-The comeback kid
4--Swati Maheshwari@Espial
5--Ritvik@Casacio
6--Spritual Sherpa@Humor Unplugged
7--Rajnish@Rajnish ka blog
8--Ana_Treek@WotSinanAme
9--Hariharan@Valady Views
10--Deb@Some facts Some Nonsense

I shall wind up now begging pardon for inadvertent omissions & congratulations to the nominees.Keep blogging friends!





34 comments :

  1. Thanks a lot Indu for the mention, very sweet of you. Really appreciate it. :) Congratulations on one more award, many more to follow. :)

    I love tea too and hate being disorganized. :)

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    1. You are welcome,i enjoy your posts & thanks for your wishes!

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  2. Congrats to you for the award! Interesting how you learnt to work on computers and within two years got a few awards.
    Thanks for nominating me. Glad you considered me fit for this honour.

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    1. I wanted to see if my learning abilities were still functional
      & you certainly deserve this award.

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  3. Hey Indu, thank you so much! This means a lot and motivates me to write more! Thanks again! :)

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  4. I shall be delighted to read you more!

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  5. Apart from the award thing, I would like to congratulate you for the effort in learning computers. It mostly happens with housewives that when their children leave for hostel etc., they feel left out and lonely and get depressed. Very few of them are able to pursue something creative and you're one of them. Congratulations Indu :)
    Towers and Shadows

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    1. Thank you CA,for your appreciation,i think all the credit goes to my late father,who gave me a very good beginning-i mean education & values.

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  6. Congratulations for the award ! its a really a pleasant surprise to find mention of my blog here . thanks a lot for nominating me ! my best wishes...

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    1. Rajnish ji you truly deserve this award,& many more.

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  7. I would also like to gift you the below hoping you would graciously accept it. No preconditions to be satisfied. Just an award because I liked your posts and the way you inspire hope in others. Keep up the good work. Happy blogging! I do not know of a way to send this to you, hence the link.
    Link: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_P7MGCbF3ALQ/SgOGWe4bZvI/AAAAAAAABZc/MqBnKaKpauk/s1600/inspiration%2Bblog%2Baward.jpg

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    1. Just when i thought i had gotten all the awards which could come my way;i open my comments & there is this cute message from you-thanks a ton Deepa-i feel so honored!

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  8. Wow.. I'm so much excited to see... This is truly a surprise gift for me.. I can't tell how happy I am right now seeing my name above.. Thank you sooooooo very much! :-)

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    1. Ritvik you are welcome...these awards do spread happiness around.

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  9. Hi Indu,

    Please view http://deepa-duraisamy.blogspot.com/2012/04/and-winner-is.html for the Inspiration award. Hope you like it!

    Thanks,
    Deepa.

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    1. Like it?I just loved it-you can see it's proud display on my blog & this post too.
      Thanks again!

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  10. Congratulations Induji!! You so deserve all the awards coming your way and many more... I am so happy for you! Here's wishing you many more of these in the years to come! Keep blogging, keep inspiring, and keep spreading the cheer and goodness through your soul soothing words :)

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    1. Arti thank you for everything....actually you know it is the encouragement from all you good souls on IB that inspires me & keeps me going.I just love this site & all you bloggers.

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  11. oh i like my tea just the other way round - boiling it on & on :D

    and yes, in the beginning even i used to go on clicking on the 'next blog' link

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  12. Hi,IB has done a great service by bringing all of us together.

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  13. Congrats and even I love Urdu poetry. Also, add me on Facebook. I tried finding you without any success...

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  14. Thanx saru,how would you translate the verse given above?
    As for facebook,i have an account@Indu Chhibber Datta but i don.t go there as it holds no interest to me.

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  15. congratulations and thank you for the award :)

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  16. Thanks,you certainly deserve it.

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  17. Hey so sorry Indu for replying this late...many thanks for the award...in one word you are def an inspiration...I have already spoken about your blog in another post..the gratitude that you have earned will take you places...may god bless you with peace, joy and more happiness... in case you need any spiritual advice dont hesitate to reach out :))

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  18. Thank you S.S & welcome to jeeteraho,your heart-felt wishes count much more than any award..in fact i get so much more than i give through my posts.

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  19. I stumbled upon your blog and was looking at some of the posts. I think they are great. Followers or not, you should just continue to blog.

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    1. Thanks Shalu for your encouraging remark,i am so glad that you liked some posts,hope i don't disappoint you in future too ,because i will write as & when a topic impels me.

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