(much as i try, i am unable to decapitalize the below texts, they don't appear that way in the draft, so please excuse)
This blog of mine has
been nominated for Leibster award by Mrs.Usha Menon. The nomination gathers
more value because it has been nominated by a very distinguished,
dedicated, active and young
blogger. Yes, Usha ma’am at 77 is young
at heart with a positive and liberal
outlook and it clearly reflects on her blogposts. A retired educationist from
Directorate of Education, New Delhi and the author of the book “Reverse Gear”,
an autobiographical book which sort of
draws analogy between her professional and personal life, the ups and downs
faced by an average working woman.
That is not all, having learnt
to use computer recently, she has already written insightful, inspiring and
creative posts numbering more than 200 in a short span of time. And is a
regular contributor to “Write tribe’ prompts in the form of Haikus, nonets,
shortfiction in 100 words, 55ers etc.,
Thank you, Ma’am for the
nomination, I consider it a privilege to be nominated from a creative and
popular blogger like you.
To accept the award, I must complete the following.
Linkback to the person’s blog
that have nominated you. ( done)
Nominate 10 more bloggers whom
you feel are deserving and have less than 200 followers and you pass the award
on to them(I know very few bloggers and most bloggers I know are more popular and
famous with more than 200 followers .So, I am tweaking this and nominating all
my favorite bloggers)
Answer all questions posted by
the nominator(will do)
Create10 questions for the
Contact the nominees and let
them know that they have been nominated for the Leibster. (will do)
Now, over to the questions by Mrs. Menon for me
1 Why do you write?
I write for various reasons. To express my thoughts , ideas and note down
all things that touches, inspires and affects me.
2 Why did you start blogging?
To stash my memories, happenings,
travel tales, food tales and all that simple things that I experience. My blog
mostly records only happy moments and is a written document for my children to
read later on in life.
3 What do you
prefer, love marriage or an arranged marriage? Why?
I favor both type of marriages as
long as it is not an arrangement for convenience and is a life long committment.
In love marriage, there should be
matured love, understanding, adjustment ,trust and maturity to handle the marriage.
In arranged marriage, the people
involved should like each other and it should not be a marriage between and for
Politics interest you? Give reasons.
Votebank politics does not interest me. But, constructive politics does
interest me for the simple reason that it helps in nation building and as a
citizen I am benefitted.
5 Which is your favourite TV programme?
I am not a regular TV viewer but I
randomly watch all travel, food and music shows on TLC, Travel Trendz, NDTV good times and a tamil DD channel called
Podhigai. one serial I like watching is
Rajshri productions “ Pyar ka dard hai…….”.
When I am unable to see, I follow written updates. All these are my
6 Three things which are most important for you in life?
1) My family which includes immediate and relatives like uncles and aunts
3) Money ( not filthy enough to own an island or a private yacht, but
sufficient to lead a pretty decent life)
Which is your favourite News Paper?
National daily ‘ The Hindu’
8 At what age a child can be given sex education?
Thanks to Satellite television and other media,
today’s children are well informed. So, as early as 9 or even earlier depending
on the environment they grow in. But it
should be imparted gradually and taught as a natural biological process without any
awkwardness, not as a taboo or sin.
The children should be taught about good touch and bad touch as early as
‘3’ or when a child is able to understand what is being told.
9 Which character has influenced you most in a novel? Why?
‘Swaminathan’ of RK narayan’s ‘Swami and friends’ for his innocence,
simplicity and naughtiness and almost everyone faces problems like him in
childhood and can relate to him.
Which country do you wish to live for ever?
Now the questions that I have
drafted for my favorite and leibster
If you could
learn one skill, what would you learn?
goal in life?
favorite motivational quote?
How do you
The traditional food you like most ?
game in your childhood?
Do you think
technological advancements have made us less creative. YES/No. justify your choice.
scenario. If you were to raise a child, How would you raise him/her?A sheltered life like in a bubble shielding
him/her from the various problems or would you let her/him freely to explore, experiment and learn by
exposing them to the harsh realities of life and be independant.
IF you were to
narrate an inspiring story of a person from history/fiction/ real life to a 10
year old. Whose story would you choose to narrate?
If a confused teenager came up to you asking for
advice on what career choice to make. What would be your advice?
Now, to get the award, you bloggers have to help me.
I nominate all my favorite bloggers
– Sowmya( soul space)
Rama ( time, time..)
Gils( will try to bring him back)
Ramesh ( business musings)
Shilpa ( a rose...)
SG ( shoot the breeze)
& last but not the least Usha ma'am again
I can understand if you don't want to write the answers on your blog, but would appreciate if you write it here in my comments section.