Monday, February 27, 2012

Tough Elevens!

My dear friend and one of the persons whom I admire most, Usha Pisharody, has tagged me here! I am not very good at doing tags, a bit lazy too! But for Usha, let me try! Then Bikram's is waitng!

The Rules come first:
1. You must post the rules.
2. Answer the questions the tagger set for you in their post and then create eleven new questions to ask the people you’ve tagged. (That’s a toughie :) copied this too because I agree with you, more ,here! My imagination is very poor!)
3. Tag eleven people and link to them on your post.
4. Let them know you’ve tagged them!

Usha has asked 11 people these 11 questions. I am  one of them! Looking for 11 people and churning my mind for 11 questions....both are tough, esp. the second one!

Usha's is very interesting... both questions and answers!

Let me try....hmmmm...

1. In one word, what have you gained, in life, that you hold most precious? (there, that rules out “weight” :P :P )

I could have used that answer but no, I am not on the heavier side! I have matured a lot! I used to be a scarecrow...never spoke my mind easily!

2. In three words, a pet peeve?

Dislike false praise (I know my weakness which are a mile long!).

3. A word you think you use a lot, unconsciously :D ?

I have this habit of calling god when I am fed up....Rama, Krishna, Govinda, Nayamana (it is Narayana but my son used to say Nayamana when he was a kid and I continue it all the time!), before sleeping, while getting up in the goes on! (I use the maximum Rama, Krishna when the situation is worst!)

4. What is it that you love to do, most, and would rather spend your time doing it?

Nowadays, it is, sitting here, in front of my laptop!

5. What do you think others think of you?

A very ordinary, middle aged, a bit soft natured woman...most of my 'relatives' too say so!

6. Who would you say made you who you are today (other than your parents, if that is what you would answer :) )

My future changed when my school headmistress, Miss. Subbulakshmi, refused to give me admission in Tamil medium class in my sixth standard school entrance instead insisted on admitting me in English medium class, which has helped/changed me a lot later...well even now, here! Studying in English medium was 'great' in my circle, then! Though it is still in 'improving' stage!

7. What gives you joy?

Good music!  Good book too...though reading is slowing down now!

9. If you could go back to one moment in your past, which moment would it be?

When my kid son said that I should have been his teacher! (I used to explain their lessons in my own way, in the evenings!).

10. Do you believe in alternate lifetimes? If so, what is the you there doing now? (It’s actually one question, with two parts :D )

I would have been roaming in Leh! Love to watch nature! I feel fine being a woman but for roaming wherever I want to, I would like to be a man!

11. What makes you you?

I don't sincerity? I don't lie that easily, even for fun! So, less sense of humour, I was told!

My set of 11 questions for 11 others…

1. Do you remember your first day in school?

2. Your favourite song which you hum often.

3. Which was your favourite subject in school?

4. Are you happy with yourself always, well... most of the time, for what you are today?

5. Role model in your life? 

6. Have you got the habit of cursing often?!

7. What do you do when you are very happy?

8. Do you believe in God or destiny or luck?

9. Any regrets in life?

10. A sweet memory which you talk about often?

11. Do you think you are a good son, daughter, brother, sister, spouse, parent? Mark yourself, if you can!

Thank god, this is over! Now, will happily trouble others!

1. Destination Infinity

2. K.Parthasarathy

3. Kavita

4. Saritha

5. Rahul Bhatia

6. Ashok

7. Swaram

8. Bikram

9. Vaish

10. Renu

11. R.Ramakrishnan

I will be happy if you do the tag, friends! It is OK if you don't feel like doing it too...sometimes I too don't feel like doing it! My questions are quite simple, aren't they?! So it must be easy!


Destination Infinity said...

This is a very different tag indeed. I may not be able to tag eleven people but I can definitely do this myself! False praise is basically a trap. Mostly everyone recognizes it, but it somehow got retained as a very important custom!

Why did your HM refuse admission? The problem with our education system is it creates expert mark-generating machines (students) and time-bound/syllabus bound teachers.

Destination Infinity

Anonymous said...

I enjoyed reading this post very much! Nice to learn more about you, Sandhya. :)

Interesting tag!

Usha Pisharody said...

First of all, thank you so much Sandhya for taking the effort, and the lovely answers I have from you :)

I loved your set of 11 questions too :)- all of them are very interesting, and would have loved to do it (no no no no... am not asking to be tagged, but definitely had I to do it, I would love it too :D :D)

3. The word you use a lot! Just like me. For me it's Krishna!

5. - Ageless to me - perhaps being in the same age group, and because of an irrational notion that age has never mattered, to me you are a wonderful person, and age does not come into it all :)

6. That is interesting! I have found that teachers have a great influence on one's writing especially, and you have been blessed too! Your writes are always interesting to read too!

Thanks so much again, Sandhay. I really did enjoy reading :)

Sandhya said...

DESTINATIION INFINITY: Tagging 11 people and preparing new set of 11 questions was the toughest part in the title 'tough elevens'!

Yes, we should not fall for it! I feel awkward!

Sorry, I should have explained properly. Have corrected it now, thank you!

MANJU JOGLEKAR: I thought of tagging you too, but haven't read any tag in your posts, so hesitated!

Thank you, Manju!

USHA PISHARODY: Thanks for tagging me! Doing it was tough but interesting!

Even if you do it again, it would be interesting to read Usha!

Haha, thanks. Very rarely I feel my age, Usha, thanks to the young people surrounding me! So, mutual admiration society!

Thank you, Usha!

Bikram said...

Thank you so much , I loved the very first question you want me to reply to .. Nostalgic first day at school .. wow

and i loved your replies tooo, ot the questions asked ..


ashok said...

OK...checkout my blog!

Indian Home Maker said...

Very interesting tag!! I too have to do this one :D Like you I too rarely (if at all) lie and am always glad to spend time infront of the laptop :D

And nice to have god's names as your most used words.

Anu said...

This tag seems so much fun Sandhya. Loved the 11Q you answered. And your 11Q to us is even more interesting. I'm gonna take this up this week for sure.

Sandhya said...

BIKRAM: Thank you and waiting to read yours! I know it is going to be very interesting!

ASHOK: Will come there...NOW! Thank you, you are fast, Ashok!

INDIAN HOME MAKER: When I lie, my lip might lie but my facial expression will spill out the lie!

I know Usha has already tagged you, so I was not able to! Waiting to read yours now! Thank you!

VAISH: Waiting to read your version, Vaish and thank you!

hitch writer said...

Tricky questions by ushus !!!!

Gee I must do it fast before others... I didnt realise... all you people are tagging all the ones up... soon I will be left with no one to tag !

Anonymous said...

There goes :( Bikram is tagged here :( I was gonna tag him :) Wonderfully written tag. I loved the new questions. Old ones, I am doing them this week!

Kavita Saharia said...

I feel fine being a woman but for roaming wherever I want to, I would like to be a man!
You said it for me too Sandhya .lol.Enjoyed your answers Sandhya and also thank you so much for the tag :)

Shail said...

I have yet to do this. Nice reading your answers Sandhya. :)

Renu said...

I will certainly do the tag Sandhya.

You are a very nice person..I can say so, as I have met you...

Best answer is where your son wanted you to be a teacher..this is the best compliment one could get.

Deeps said...

Loved reading your answers, Sandhya. 'Nayamana' is such a sweet term and you have stuck to that till now..thats even sweeter :)

The speed with which you all are taking up this tag and coming up with new set of questions, I will run out of all teh probable questions that I want to ask! I'd better get doing this tag soon :)

R. Ramesh said...

good one sandhyaji...nice as usual..

radha said...

Even if you had not answered these questions, your personality comes through in your posts. And that is why we come back to your blog! Nice. I can never do these tags. Admire your patience.

Swaram said...

Thanks for tagging me Sandhya.
It's so nice that your son wanted you to be his teacher. Very sweet :)

Saritha said...

Enjoyed reading you.Thanks for tagging me will do it soon...

Please take me too with you to LEH,we both will have fun away from the housework.Only ME time.....

ra said...


i loved this post of yours Sandhya...quite different from the usual tags...and kudos to you for such interesting questions you asked...coz DI just tag me with the same set of questions :P

good to land here on your blog thanks to DI...


Sandhya said...

HITCHWRITER: I read your tag and it is interesting, Dhiren. Nice to know more about you!

COOLCAMIKAZECAT: Yes, this tag is interesting. Will come and check yours!

KAVITA: Waiting to read your tag and know more about you, Kavita!

SHAIL: Waiting to read your version,Shail!

RENU: Yes, I too feel so and that is the reason I still remember his compliment, Renu. Waiting to read your tag now!

DEEPS: Please do it fast, Deeps!

R.RAMESH: Thank you, Ramesh!

RADHA: Very rarely I do tags, Radha. Usha asked me to do and I did it. Have got some more tags, pending! As you said, we need lot of patience to do these tags! Thank you, Radha for reading me...sometimes I repeat some things about me, I think!

SWARAM: Waiting to read your version, Swaram!

VARUNAVI: I am dreaming about Leh for so many years now, Saritha! Let your children grow up a bit and we shall visit this place, if I am fit at that time! Time is running out for me, now!

RAHUL AGGARWAL: Welcome to this place, Rahul!

Thank you and waiting to read your answers for the questions asked!

Sujatha Sathya said...

very interesting set of questions you have posed and lovely to know more about you through this tag

Misterio Vida said...

congratulations to you and all the others whom you tagged... :)

i forgot what was the post about? :P

SM said...

nice answers

Roshmi Sinha said...


Anonymous said...

nice one...

kanagu said...

/*I have this habit of calling god when I am fed up....Rama, Krishna, Govinda, Nayamana*/

:) :)

/*Nowadays, it is, sitting here, in front of my laptop! */

Many loves these days to sit infront of it :)

/*I would have been roaming in Leh! Love to watch nature! I feel fine being a woman but for roaming wherever I want to, I would like to be a man!*/

Leh.. a beautiful place!!! should visit sometime :)

This tag invloves lot of work... Anyway DI tagged me with the questions you have posted.. doing it :)

Rahul Bhatia said...

Sandhya, this was a beautiful post and the idea of tagging was nice one! A big thanks for tagging me too... Some more people tagged me and was left wondering whether to make a separate post like you did:)

Sandhya said...

SUJATHA SATHYA: Thank you, Sujatha!

MUHAMMAD ISRAR: We have to answer to the given questions about us!

SM: Thank you, SM!

ROSHMI SINHA: Thank you, Roshmi!

KRISHNA: Thank you, Krishna!

KANAGU: Waiting to read your tag!

RAHUL BHATIA: Please do a separate post with new questions, Rahulji! Waiting to read it!

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