Monday, 5 March 2012

TWO SURPRISES


Well, well, well. It never rains but it pours. Here is my poor neglected blog, practically moribund, when out of the blue it is given two awards in a period of three days.

Two dear blogger friends have separately presented the awards. I am so touched, honoured and delighted by this gesture of Resmi  (http://flowersncolors.blogspot.com/)and Happy Kitten. http://under-the-tree-of-tranquility.blogspot.com/2012/03/award.html
Who would have thought it!
Both are Liebster awards (which in German means 'favourite') yet they are different

From Resmi:
From Happy Kitten


The awards come with some simple rules to be followed

Award No. I:
 Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog.
Link back to the blogger who presented the award to you.
Copy and paste the blog award on your blog.
Present the Liebster Blog Award to 5 blogs of 200 followers or less who you feel deserve to be noticed.
Let them know they have been chosen by leaving a comment on their blog.

Award No. II

Link back to the person who gave you the award.
Pick 5 people deserving of the award and notify them on their blogs.
Post the award on your blog and spread the love.

The rules are the same! The best bit is that I am expected to pass on the awards to five fellow bloggers.
This now brings me to an elevated status as I can choose five bloggers whose posts I enjoy, and confer on them the awards. And what is best – since they are two different awards, it means I can chose ten bloggers to give the awards to.But even then, never enough to share with all those whose blogposts I enjoy reading.

I would really like to include my mother Lalitha Ramakrishnan (Maiji, as she is famously known ) and her blog, http://lifeinpondicherry.blogspot.in/ which is incredibly interesting because of her memories and records of things past, but I desist. And for the same reason, I must pass up my sisters Gowri and Viji's , and cousin Kamini's blogs, who are all three terrific writers. No nepotism!

 I am delighted to name ten blogs which I find interesting. 
The Liebster Award I share with:

Dinakar's Mysorean Musings,  a kind of diary and has many interesting tales from the recent past  
Flower Girl's  Madras Ramblings, all about nature  
Gauri Gharpure's Short and Sweet, which has short verses illustrated by herself.
Asha's musings & ramblings, about matters that affect her 
Song of The Waves, a blog by Abraham Tharakan, with fantastic pictures and  stories about Kerala 

 The Liebster blog with
Indrani's i Share, a blog full of lovely photographs and her travel records 
Rajesh's My India , a travel post with great pictures.
satchitananda's From Life's Pages, a blog of posts about the world around her. 
Ramakrishnan's Ramblings and Musings, a beautifully illustrated travel blog http://sankriti.blogspot.in/
Sunita's  The Urban Gardener full of pictures and tales of her lovely garden

 I am consumed by pangs of guilt at the stepmotherly treatment I have meted out to the blog, and shall seriously go back to the days when I was more active here. And try to justify Resmi’s and Happy Kitten’s faith in me. Thanks Resmi and Happy Kitten.

16 comments:

Indrani said...

Congrats on your double recognition! :)

And thank you so much for the award. I am honored that you found my blog good!

Gauri Gharpure said...

Thank you! This is so nice, the first award for Short and Sweet.

Resmi... said...

Congrats! You well deserved the double treat! :-)

dr.antony said...

Congratulations on the awards!
You deserve more !

dr.antony said...

Congratulations!

Asha said...

Congrats on the awards! You deserve it and thanks for the award too.

Will flaunt it soon.

Glad that you'll be back to blogging. Missing your insightful and simple posts.

and yes your comments too.

Kamini said...

Congrats, Raji, and yes, I hope we will see more of your writing now! And thanks for the nice words about my blog.
Cheers

Kamini.

R.Ramakrishnan said...

Congratulations on the twin awards. Truly well deserved. Thanks for passing on an Award to me too:) Appreciate the gesture. How do I upload the same on to my blog page?

Rajesh said...

Congratulations.

I am glad you selected my blog for this award.

Viji Venkatesh said...

awesome !! i am inspired by you Raji and have posted somehting in my blog after months . I love being introduced to your blogger friedns and get a glimpse of their worlds : )

Viji Venkatesh said...

awesome !! i am inspired by you Raji and have posted somehting in my blog after months . I love being introduced to your blogger friedns and get a glimpse of their worlds : )

satchitananda said...

Heartiest congratulations Raji.

satchitananda said...

Heartiest congratulations Raji.

Abraham Tharakan said...

Congratulations Raji for the due recognition that you have received.

And, thank you very much for including my blog in your selection list

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Raji. The award is well-deserved. Thanks for the entertaining reads :)
Thanks a ton for awarding me, Raji! I dont know when I will get around to posting my own awards to be passed on in turn as required but I do thank you.

flowergirl said...

Congratulations Raji, I know rather late in the day, but better late than never and all that!

And aren't you being nepotic-in-law, by giving the award to me, ha ha?! Thanks so much!!

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