Wednesday, December 12, 2012

I Got An Award...Sunshine Award...lallallaaaaa...!


Haaa...I got the above 'Sunshine Award' from Destination Infinity  recently with a beautiful note on me!

About Sunshine award:

The Sunshine Award is an award given by bloggers to other bloggers. The recipients of the Sunshine Award are: “Bloggers who positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere.” The way the award works is this: Thank the person who gave you the award and link back to them. Answer questions about yourself. Select 10 of your favorite bloggers, link their blogs to your post and let them know they have been awarded the Sunshine Award!

Am I inspiring somebody? If so, I am very happy! This is a booster to me, D.I.! Destination Infinity alias Rajesh (I address him as Destination Infinity always because I came to know him by this name!) is a serious blogger who covers all subjects like music, travel (which is new!), short stories etc. and many more.  His auto-biography is talk of the town (bloggers') now.  He has got a great sense of humour.  I remember reading some stories which made me laugh a lot! The short stories are old I think. Write more D.I.! And I should not forget to mention about his posts on cookery! I had been reading his posts for a long time now!

Ten questions (and answers) about me:

1. Favorite Time of the year?

Chennai's rainy season which we get occassionally!

2. Favorite festive movie?

Same like D.I. said! I haven't seen any movie based on festivals! My favourite movie list is long in English, Hindi and Tamil! I seem to write often on 'Sound of Music' and quote 'Gods Must be crazy', 'Chupke, Chupke', etc.!

3. What’s your passion?

It was reading earlier, then music, now blogging  and reading others' blogs! Passion of cooking is slowly slowing down! Music is still there!

4. Favorite colour?


5. Favorite time of the day?

Early mornings!

6. Favorite flower?


7. Favorite non-alcoholic beverage?

Fresh juices!

8. Favorite physical activity?

I would like to say sleeping like D.I., but it is evading me nowadays! It is or anyother way! Walking too!

9. Favorite vacation?

Would love to visit the places near the Himalayas!

Now, awarding the award starts.  Most of these people don't do tags.  I also don't do tags often.  Am very lazy about it.  Anyway, let me acknowledge them.  But D.I., you come first! The others follow:

1. Kavita I love to read her posts about Assam...their foods, interesting places etc. I came to know a lot about North eastern countries because of her!

2. The Cyber nag I started reading her posts recently.  Her writing is amazing...clear thoughts...writes to the point on different subjects.  I am learning a lot from her.

3. K.Parthasarathy He is good in writing short stories with interesting twists.  The narration is always interesting.  An interesting person to interact!

4. Bikram  He is everybody's favourite person here, in this blogworld! He writes about anything and everything passionately! Very soft-natured person!

5. Rama I have read just a few posts of hers and she visited me once, I think! But I like her writing....I enjoyed reading the post ... series...How I met my husband!

6. Saritha Saritha used to be a serious blogger earlier.  Used to write a lot about her daughters, nature etc. She took a break and now has started blogging again.  She writes everything emotionally...a simple soft-natured person.

D.I. has covered some of my friends who write well and are active in this area.  They are already tagged.  Anyway, this was a good experience writing about others and thanking them in a way. I admire Ashok (for his art and poetry), Bhagya (for her beautiful, day to day happenings' stories), Suranga (Poetry and interesting posts), SG (I love his travel posts) and SM (as D.I. said for his latest news posts).  Some more are there but they have nearly stopped blogging but are active in facebook.  I miss them a lot. Thanks friends!

Thank you, once again, Destination Infinity!

Edited to add:  I remembered early in the morning (next day!) that D.I. had 'awarded' an award and did not ask me to do just a tag! It is not that if D.I. awarded an award to some people whom I admire, I can't give the award to them! And I missed to mention some very good bloggers whom I admire and keep them in a pedestal, like Manju! The way she links different subjects to blend into one to give a message, is beautiful! I tried to do a couple of posts in that way, but it was not that good! Please remember people,  I must have missed some about some friends  to mention here, I am 'maradhimanni' (queen of forgetfulness!).  It won't be nice to add more 'edited to add'!

I would be happy if the people I have mentioned that I admire them too accept this award! No need to do a post on it! Thank you!



Destination Infinity said...

What you said is true - I forgot that I don't write much short stories these days! Strange, during the early days, I was writing mostly short-stories, and now I don't write them at all!

I too like green. Parrot Green. That would have been my second favorite colour.

I was very passionate about music and books, earlier. Now, it's more of blogging and reading blogs, like you say.

There are a few new bloggers here, I will visit them when I get time.

Thanks for accepting the award and passing it to others, Maami!

Destination Infinity

Sandhya said...

DESTINATION INFINITY: I remember some of your stories vaguely! They were good, I remember!

Thank you, D.I.!

Bikram said...

first of all congratulation on the award.. and you gave it to me toooooooooooooooo awwwwwwwwwww and yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

i told you 2012 has been so good , now i get awarded by you too and those are beautiful words you wrote about me .. Thank you so much ..

i hope i never od anything to prove otherwise


Irfanuddin said...

from sleeping to walking....interesting transformation...:)

Congrats to you on getting this award and a big congrats to all those who got this from you....i have read them all except Saritha, they all have their own style and they are best at their respective places....:)

Anonymous said...

Congratulation on getting this award, Sandhya. You certainly are a "sunshine" blogger. Your posts are always inspiring!

Toby in India said...

Hello Sandhya, I follow your blogs -with great pleasure- although from long distance. It always brings sunny India and your great stories back to me. So, you absolutely deserve the award. Keep on the good works. Greetings, Toby

SG said...

Congratulations on winning this award. I am very happy.

Sandhya said...

BIKRAM: You are a person with a conscience, Bikram! I am happy to see you happy!

IRFANUDDIN: Thank you, Irfan! Yes all of them are good writers in their own way!

MANJU JOGLEKAR: It was in my mind that by awarding an award, I am asking them to do the tag like post too! I know many bloggers are not interested in doing tags...Well...I forget things most of the time. Will you please accept the award? No need to do a post on that!

You are an inspiration to me, Manju!

TOBY: Thanks Toby!

We were discussing about you at the concerts. You accompanied us to Pt.Chaurasia's concert last year! Any plan of visiting India again?

SG: Thank you and I would be happy if you take the award, SG!

Kavita Saharia said...

Congratulations Sandhya! Good to know more about you. Chupke Chupke is one such movie that I never get tired of watching.
Congratulations to all the bloggers you have mentioned here. And a big thanks for thinking of me too. You made my day:)

KParthasarathi said...

An apt award from DI to you.
Thanks for remembering me though my blog confines only to stories.Thanks a lot for the kind gesture.

Renu said...

congratulations Sandhya !, got to know lot more about you..You are a morning person, lucky you..

BK Chowla, said...

My best wishes.
Any blog which is content driven deserves and gets the awards

Sandhya said...

KAVITA SAHARIA: Actually all of you know everything about me. I haven't 'revealed' anything new here!

Thank you!

KPARTHASARATHY: Thank you, Partha Sir!

RENU: Yes, I love morning hours, Renu! Thank you!

BK CHOWLA: Thank you, Chowlaji!

Swaram said...

Congrats Sandhya :)

Zephyr said...

Congrats on your award, Sandhya. You indeed are a sunshine person and your words cheer up your readers. I know for a fact that your favourite sport is NOT sleeping, do active you are with all your activities and social engagements! Thanks for nominating me for the award :)

Anonymous said...

Sandhya, I would love to accept this award from you! And thanks for mentioning me and my posts here. :)

Anu said...

Congrats Sandhya...

Saritha said...

Same pinch Sandhya i too love green colour...Green you mean bottle green or light green??

Thanks for such a wonderful and beautiful words about me...Thanks for awarding me.....

Sandhya said...

SWARAM: Thank you, Swaram!

ZEPHYR: Thanks for your words, Zephyr, which means a lot to me!

I am happy to know that you are taking the award!

MANJU JOGLEKAR: I am happy to know that you are accepting the award! I am your admirer for a long time now!

VAISH: Thank you, Vaish!

VARUNAVI: Any shade of gree will do! My relatives tease me when I select sarees in green shades all the time or cream colour!

You are a good person, Saritha!

deeps said...

thats bright and beautiful...

let not ur passion for reading n cooking go down...

Jeevan said...

Congrats on the award! I really liked reading the tag and note on others. I too wish being around mountains like Himalayas.

ashok said...

congratulations! Iam glad you admire my art and poetry. God bless you.

Sandhya said...

DEEPS: Thank you, Deeps! Cooking might revive if we get new members at home!

I like your small small posts! They are interesting!

JEEVAN: Thank you Jeevan! Hope we will visit those places one day!

ASHOK: Thank you Ashok! You are the best in art and poetry!

Sandhya said...

ASHOK: Another 15 posts and my 300 post will be over. I remember your award and will make a post on that at that time,Ashok!

Zephyr said...

Thank you Sandhya for letting me keep the award without having to do the tag. I feel honoured.

Wini said...

Awesome! Congratulations maami! :) You indeed inspire me

Rama Ananth said...

You are a good blogger, and I like the topics you write on.
I noted your saying that I might have visited you once, but to jog your memories i have visited you 3/4 times, and even left my comments on your blogs.
Thanks for thinking of me, for the award, however, I have to tell you, I have stopped accepting awards from a long time. Please don't take it in a negative way. I am sure you would understand me.
For me it is enough to have good blogger friends like you to interact with
through our blogs.
I would definitely visit other people you have mentioned here, for it is good to know more people, already Bikram, SG, Kavita and some others too are known to me. Thank you once again.

Sandhya said...

ZEPHYR: I am honoured to have friends like you, Zephyr! Learning a lot from you!

ASHWINI SRIRAM: Thank you, Ashwini!

Then start writing posts often! You write well, Ashwini!

RAMA: Thank you, Rama! I am good at forgetting names. Now, you are in my blog list. I think I will always remember you!

I haven't done many tags and haven't displayed many awards here. It was fun in the beginning and it boosted my morale to write more. The award row is filling up fast. I find it difficult to do personal tags. We tend to repeat things about ourselves to make people get bored! If the person who awards us is a close friend, then I try my best to do the acknowledgement tag!

It is OK if you don't like to take the award! I just wanted you to know how much I appreciate you and your writings!

Take care!

Rama Ananth said...

Thank you Sandhya for understanding. It is very true, for we like these awards when we are quite new to blogging, but after some time it becomes too much to handle.
But believe me, I truly appreciate it.

Unknown said...

Congrats for the award Sandhya .. sorry for the late wishes !

hey i remember the days when it rained in chennai .. it was nothing but a nightmare for me .. i was in one of the low lying areas where water flooded my room every year .. but you like it when it rains in chennai :-)

Sandhya said...

RAMA: Thanks Rama! I understand you very well. You have acknowledged the award. That is more than enough!

RAHUL AGGARWAL: Thank you, Rahul! Belated wishes are also wishes!

We get very less rainfall here, in Chennai. So we like it a lot. But even a couple of hours' rain, floods the whole of Chennai every year. No improvement at all even after going through the difficulties, we the general public face year after year!

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