So I was nominated for the Liebster Award, my first ever award in cyberspace, by Saakshi at randommusings. Thank you very, very much Saakshi! 🙂
Now, down to the rules.
My nominator, randommusings, has left it up to her nominees to choose between answering the same questions that she was asked, or listing any 10 facts about ourselves. I’m going to go with a bit of both.
1. What made you start your blog?
I have always loved reading and writing. Essays were the easiest thing for me to do in school, when most others would be having a difficult time writing beyond the second or third paragraph. Fiction drew my attention when I was young, and has held on to it ever since. I realised that I had a knack for making up stories in my head so I decided to put them down on paper one day. After my Board exams last year, I had a really long vacation ahead of me, before college began. I decided I wanted to do something with this hobby of writing. I wanted to put it out there. Blogging, I discovered, is a great platform to write. The fact that there are people around the world actually reading what I write is an added bonus and incentive.
2. What is your favourite dish and which country does it come from?
I DO NOT know fancy, sophisticated cuisine. My family has always been a healthy-home-food kind of family, if you know what I mean. And we’re Gujjus, so we love our food to no end. There’s this sweet dish my mother makes, I don’t know what its called in English but in our language we call it doodhpak. It is basically milk, sweetened and a lot of other condiments are added in it and finally you add rice to it. I don’t have a picture of it but trust me, you chill it, and its absolutely heavenly. We usually make it as a dessert during lunch but when that’s there, I don’t eat anything else. Nothing at all.
3. Coffee or tea?
Though I live in India, and you may assume that tea is da bomb here and people regard coffee as a western abomination (that is true to a certain extent), I’m a coffee person. Insomnia runs in the family and genetics is catching up to me, so sleepless nights are the norm around here and therefore coffee is a saviour on a daily basis.
4. What is your next travel destination?
I would like it to be someplace exotic but I guess its my study room cause FINALS!
5. One sentence which describes you.
Procrastinator with potential. I can be very lazy. And I’m good at pushing deadlines that I set myself but when I put my mind to something I can do it very well and very fast.
- I have to come to love football. I may not be very good at it, and I certainly don’t have the physique for it, but I love the game nonetheless.
- I would like to explore the world some day. I know that we all say stuff like this and that day hardly ever comes but I really want to go out somewhere, maybe not the whole world, but see all those wonderful places that I’ve only seen on digital screens.
I really like photography. I don’t have the equipment for it but I want to practice and learn more about this wonderful art.
I play the flute and the keyboard. Not many know this about me. I was inducted into both at a very early age. I learnt the basics about the flute in basically three months in what was a crash course before the school annual day back when I was in Senior Kindergarten. I was to have a solo performance. Since then I’ve had the honour to learn from three-four disciples of the maestro Shri Hariprasad Chaurasia, and at one point, from the maestro himself (albeit for a very little while). I learnt the keyboard too at around the same time I learnt the flute and I’ve made a number of performances with it in school annual days to other competitions and functions around Mumbai. As for the flute, two of my biggest performances were at the Bandra Fest back in 2009/10 and one at a huge auditorium in Vile Parle, Mumbai I don’t remember when.
Listing facts about oneself is tough. I can’t think of any at this point. Okay, I’m going to go with a silly one for the 10th and final point. When I was younger, I was completely enthralled by Spiderman. He was and still is the superhero who is closest to me. One reason for that is, ahem, I actually used to think I had his powers. You could ask my school friends and they’d tell you how I used to try to convince them that I can walk up walls and shoot webs out of my wrists. Silly. Okay, I’m going to move on before my cheeks get any redder.
Here are my nominees:- [Also, feel free to use the questions I have answered, or list 10 facts about yourself]
Param Sawant – I know you’re not into accepting stuff like this and I know you’ll me kinda mad at me when I tell you I nominated you but I’m still going to nominate you.
Suzi – I love her blog’s name, the story behind it and her blog’s header, among a lot of other things about her quaint little blog. Check out here blog if you’re into DIY crafts and upcycling, or just like to make stuff out of things you were going to throw away, like I do.
Kmandu – Hopping on over to her site quells my desire to travel a bit. She’s on a road trip across the Americas and how she manages to do that, with her 3 poodles, while enjoying it, taking awesome pictures, and blogging about it is a mystery to me.