6 Nominations and a Big Thank You !

Firstly, I thank everyone wholeheartedly for making this online world seem like home- with all the appreciation and wonderful comments. Believe it or not, the feedback I get from all of you brightens my mood up and I have realised I’ve become more productive because of this.

I was in a time I didn’t understand what gave me happiness. All my life, it had been writing- in my diary, in any book. I would just write my heart out, and it would bring me so much joy. But gradually, I started getting a lot of negative criticism and lost in every essay competition I participated in. It made me doubt myself in all possible ways. I stopped blogging and tried to find something else that gave me happiness.

Alas, I came back here, when the quarantine started and I have not left since. All of you have given me immense joy and now, I rarely feel any negativity or self-doubt. I am very grateful to be part of this community. I thank you all once again, for showing me that there are always reasons to be happy. All I need to do, is see them.

Now, coming to the awards. I was nominated by 5 people, for 4 awards. As I am not able to cope up with the online classes and tests being conducted, I have decided, with the permission of all five of them to compile the awards into one post. ( answering as many questions as I can, of each nomination)

The Rules for all of the awards are as follows:

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide the link to their blog.
  • Answer questions given to you.
  • Nominate other bloggers and write them new questions.
  • List the rules and display the award logo in your blog post.

The awards are in the order of the date/time of nomination:

LIEBSTER AWARD:

Thank you Rishabh and Simran for nominating me for this award! Rishabh is a gem of a person who would go above and beyond to appreciate your work. I haven’t seen anyone more humble than him in the virtual world. Simran is a wonderful writer who was so sweet to nominate me as a birthday gift πŸ™‚ Please do check them both out !

  1. Where would you visit after the COVID-19 Pandemic is gone? ( Rishabh)
    I wanted to visit someplace in the African Continent this year. I don’t think that would be possible for a few years, now. So, I would definitely visit the beach and have a stroll along the shore.
  2. Have you learned or discovered in this lockdown? (Rishabh)
    I certainly have discovered that I am capable of completing household chores neatly !
  3. If you are given the power to become invisible what would you do now?(Rishabh)
    I would probably relive the good ol’ days and ring everybody’s doorbell. Only this time, I won’t have to run away ! I’ll be right there and they won’t know.πŸ˜‚ Just kidding !
    I think I would spook any corrupt politician to do the right things for his/her country.
  4. Give two good and two bad habits of yours. (Simran)
    Good habits-
    1. I never litter. I pick up the trash strangers throw on the road, right in front of them and make them feel embarrassed for dirtying their own planet.
    2. I keep promises

    Bad habits( that I’m trying to change)-
    1. I judge people right when I see them. Although this has reduced drastically over time, it’s still there.
    2.I rarely achieve the targets I’ve set.
  5. Would you travel or rather read a book at home?(Simran)
    Although both of these are my favourite things to do, I would prefer travelling to anything. I have traveled all over the world and with each trip, my love and curiosity of discovering and understanding new cultures multiplies manifold.
  6. Which is your favourite book?(Simran)
    Being a huge potterhead, the first book series that came to my mind when I read this question, was the Harry Potter series. I also love classics like The Secret Garden, Little Women and Nicholas Nickleby and comics like Asterix, Tinkle and Amar Chitra Kata.
    When I was younger, Malory Towers and Junie B Jones were among my favourites.

Nominations :

SUNSHINE BLOGGER AWARD:

I have been nominated for this award by my amazing blogging friend, Faustina– thank you ! πŸ™‚ In my first award post, I’ve mentioned that you’ll definitely learn to love yourself more after you’ve visited her wonderful blog ! Her writing hits a true note in the heart. If you’ve never visited her site, WHAT HAVE YOU BEEN DOING? I’m kidding. Go visit her blog now, if you haven’t before πŸ™‚

  1. What post on your blog are you the proudest of? (Faustina and Princess)
    I can’t say any of my blogs stand out to me, but The Diary of a Baby, which I wrote when I was 15, was the first blog that I was proud of. You wouldn’t know the other posts before that, I was so embarrassed that I deleted them all.
  2. Who is the most inspirational or influential person in your life?
    My Akka (my school’s bus conductor). She has definitely inspired me the most, in my life.
  3. Do you have a funny habit?
    I don’t know if this qualifies as a habit, but I talk to my toys (which are all almost as old as I am) and can’t sleep without them beside me. Yes, I’m sure I’m 18
  4. What is the best gift you’ve ever received?
    My wonderful family.
  5. Which is more important for you in a song – its lyrics or melody?
    Definitely the melody. If the lyrics were amazing and the tune horrible, it would be better off as a poem.

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IDEAL INSPIRATION BLOGGER AWARD:

I am grateful to Princess of The Mindful Modus for considering me for this award ❀ . Princess fills her posts with entertaining gifs, making it easier to read. If you need amazing self-care tips, you definitely need Princess.

Also check out Rising Star, the creator of the Ideal Inspiration Blogger Award.

  1. Do you have a favorite skincare product? What is it?
    I have never been one to care for my skin and honestly don’t know the name of any skincare product.
  2. Do you have a favourite fragrance? What is it ?
    Does the smell of petroleum count as a fragrance? I can’t take strong perfume scents. It suffocates me, for some reason. Whenever I’m in the elevator with a strongly perfumed person, I try with my all not to smack them.
  3. Are you an early-bird type of person, a night-owl, or somewhere in between?
    I used to be an early-bird person. But the quarantine has completely changed my sleep schedule. I am now a night-owl.
  4. Do you have a favorite movie character? Who is it and from what movie?
    I have so many favourites. The first that came to my mind when I read this question was Po from Kung Fu Panda.

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KENNEDY AWARD OF EXCELLENCE:

A huge thanks to parneetsachdev, who created this award with an amazing objective: Through its writing, presentation and objectives, fosters human values; promoting intellectual, emotional and moral growth of peers. Although he mostly writes about what’s in our minds, his writing is out of the world!!

I am honored to be nominated for this award by one of the most wonderful people in the blogosphere- Arshnoor! Do check out her beautifully penned posts !

  1. What lessons did you learn from this Corona pandemic?
    You can check out The Diary of the Corona Virus , where I’ve explained elaborately what I think the virus wants us to learn from this situation, in the Virus’ point of view πŸ™‚
  2. What values drive you?
    Accountability, honesty and patience are some values that drive me.
  3. Which is your favourite movie?
    Even if you went back in time and asked the three year old me this question, the answer would’ve been the same- Finding Nemo. There wasn’t a day that went by that I didn’t watch the movie with my parents every night in bed, till my sister was born.
  4.  Whom have you ever loved from your heart?
    Everybody! I have absolutely no hatred towards anyone. There is always something beautiful about each person to be loved.
  5. Your dreams in life?
    I want to stay happy till the end of time and bring happiness to everyone around me.
    Besides that dream, I also want to visit every country in the world. ( I love to travel!) I have been to 4 continents so far. I first want to check off all the 7 continents, and then get to checking every country off.

Nominations:

*The rules of this award mention that the same 5 questions are to be answered by every nominee.

WANNA KNOW YOU BETTER!

Delve into the creator of this award-  Riya’s Blog. You’ll definitely get lost in her world of thoughts!

Many,many thanks Bhavya for nominating me! Her blog is named Bhavya’s Creative Corner and rightly so. Go experience her creativity !

  1. If you had the power to transfigure into an animal/bird/insect as per your will what would you’ve chosen? Why?
    Humming bird. It’d be cool to have coloured feathers all over my body and fly backwards.
  2.  How do you prefer the curtains, drawn or pulled apart?
    It depends on a lot of things. I live on the 18th floor. I’d prefer to have the curtains closed when the sunlight blinds me and the other times, I’d love to have the curtains pulled apart to enjoy the amazing view of the city.
  3. If I offer you Watermelon or a Chocolate ice-cream during summer what will you choose? Why?
    Chocolate ice-cream, any day. One, I’d rather drink water than dirty my hands and eat a water-soaked-ball-like-fruit. Two, I do not have the patience to take out the seeds.
  4. In your home what’s your favourite inanimate object and tell me the reason behind that?
    My bed. There’s nothing I love more than a good nap.
  5. How do you feel about God? 
    I’m a pantheist. I equate God with the forces and laws of the universe. I love to learn about every religions’ beliefs. I read religious texts to understand what others believe and practise. I have read parts of the Bible and Quran and watched many,many Biblical documentaries. Born into a Hindu family, I know all the Hindu mythology by heart. I take inspiration from every religion.

Nominations:

QUESTIONS:

(except for Kennedy Award of Excellence)

  1. Would you prefer writing to speaking?
  2. Which was your favourite phase in life?
  3. If not for “Earth”, what do you think our planet should be called?
  4. What natural phenomenon fascinates you the most?
  5. If you were given the opportunity to live in a different time period, which time period would you choose ?
  6. If you could make all schools stop teaching one subject, which would it be?
  7. Which word do you think, although sounds easy, is tricky to spell?
  8. Do you think life without social media will be better than life with it?
  9. Describe time in a sentence.
  10. Would the barter system be efficient in our time?
  11. Which do you think is the greatest invention?

( According to the rules of each award:
Liebster Award, Sunshine Blogger Award, Wanna Know You Better nominees: Answer all 11 questions
Ideal Inspiration Award nominees: Answer any 5 of the 11 )

I understand that many of the bloggers I have nominated have decided to have an award-free site. Just take this as a token of appreciation of your work from me ! πŸ™‚

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  1. Congratulations, Shreya. Well deserved indeed. I loved your answers especially what you’d do if you were invisible and the part about not littering. Nice to know that you’re a fellow Potterhead. πŸ˜„ My bed is my favourite too. Thank you so much for nominating me. πŸ˜„

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    1. Thanks Shweta! I think one of my comments in your blog has been deposited in your spam file. I had commented on one of your Potterhead posts about finding another potterhead in the blogosphere πŸ™‚

      Of course. πŸ˜€ ❀

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  3. Congrats Shreya! πŸ™‚
    Loved all your answers! πŸ’—
    Now, the day you get the Invisibility Cloak, I’ll get Moody’s electric blue eye to catch you ringing the bell! 🀣🀣
    And I can live in summer without ice-cream but not without the juicy watermelon!
    Keep going girl! And you know what I’ve found an emoji keyboard on internet.
    πŸ‘‡
    https://coolsymbol.com/emojis/emoji-for-copy-and-paste.html

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  4. Hello, thank you for responding to the award! Enjoyed reading your answers, I think I fall into the somewhere-in-between category with regards to sleeping habits, and I too love Kung Fu Panda, great movie!

    Congratulations to these so many awards! Keep up the good work and wish you well! 😊

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  5. Wow, Shreya, I’ve just now come here to surprise you only to find that you have only gone and surprised me also! Thanks so much for the nomination. The love here from this blogging community has really been out of this world! Please also accept my nomination of you Shreya for the Vincent Ehindero Blogging Award, please see my latest blog post for details. I look forward to reading your response to my questions upon acceptance of the award! Congratulations! πŸ˜€πŸ™

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    1. Oh wow ! Thanks a lot ! Although, I won’t be able to post for a while. I have decided to focus on my academics and pause the blogging for a while. As soon as my university entrance exams get over, I’ll definitely take up the award πŸ˜€ πŸ™‚ I’ll check it out immediately πŸ™‚

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      1. Your welcome Shreya. Thanks too for the nomination. I’ll update you when I’ve found time to answer your questions. As I have received the LIEBSTER Award from Anish Nair last week I will post the answers to your questions in that same earlier blog from last week! πŸ˜€πŸ™

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  6. Congratulations on your three awards Shreya, that’s amazing!! Thank you so much for nominating me; your kind words really mean so much to me πŸ™‚ It’s honestly an honour that my posts help you love yourself – that’s literally my life goal of my writing! πŸ’–Anyways, I loved your answers, gonna go check The Diary of a Baby now! Also, hey don’t you worry, I still snore away with all my teddy bears at my bedside lol

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    1. Thanks Faustina πŸ™‚
      The nomination was the previous post πŸ˜€ This post, I only did the award post for which you nominated me.
      Haha. It’s 4 toys for me. Two teddies, a koala and a bald baby πŸ˜€

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      1. Hi Shreya! Ohhh, woops! Do you mind if you send a link to the nomination post? Thank you so much for it 🀩! Hahaha the bald baby’s my favourite!

        Apologies if I don’t do it very soon – school’s been taking over my time and so I’ll try to do it ASAP!

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  7. 6 nominations and 5 awards, that’s amazing! I’ve done a combined award post before too but I didn’t do it anywhere near as thoroughly as this as you’ve still answered so many questions! There’s nothing in the rules to say creative licence isn’t allowed πŸ˜‰

    I love that accountability, honesty and patience are values that you hold dear, I’d like to think I’m the same. I hope the coronavirus ends soon so you can get back to travelling, maybe tick another continent off your list!

    Congrats on the awards πŸŽ‰
    Caz xx

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    1. Thank you! It was so hard choosing which questions to answer, I wanted to do all of them! But sadly, I have a lot to study, I had to minimise my blogging time.

      This means so much to me. Thanks for dropping by to tell me such lovely things. The love and support from the blogging community has truly been amazing. I hope so,too. πŸ™‚

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      1. lol you are welcome buddy. I concur, I have not been on a place quite like this before as far as blogging and it’s format goes. It’s very interesting and the community is everything hahaa

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          1. Whoa that is pretty interesting; I had heard about that site alot over the years and I am sure it would be good to use πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚.

            WordPress is definitely an incredible place of ideas and community and I am glad to be able to use it, and to have met some of the most wonderful people including you lol

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          2. Hahaha I am glad you feel that way my friend. It was wonderful being with you through the marvelous blogosphere where our worlds have cosmically collided βœŒβœŒπŸ˜‚

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  8. Thanks for nominating for the LIEBSTER Award which I have accepted and have answered your questions on my blog post LIEBSTER Award x2! Congratulations also to you on on the well deserved awards you’ve received here! Blessings πŸ˜€πŸ™

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  9. Outside of my love for musical, I am also a bookworm and author.

    I have reading the classics- so far read an amazing amount of Dickens (A Christmas Carol, David Copperfield, Oliver Twist, Tale of Two Cities, Great Expectations, and Nicholas Nickleby), Don Quixote Illiad and Odyssey , Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Les MisΓ©rables

    In terms of author, not yet on the final draft. The first book I actually have been writing (which I want published) is Tale of the Cattail Forest. Even growing up, I had kept track of my vacations in a journal. I was a storyteller in elementary school, but never wrote them down: so now writing books: Tale of the Cattail Forest, and after that will be Lizzy the Lizard, and Greatest Discovery

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    1. It’s wonderful getting to know about you !

      Those are some of my favourites as well ! Nicholas Nickleby was the first Charles Dickens book I read. I was 11 then. I fell in love with his writing.

      That is so cool. When you have it published, let me know. I’d love to read it.
      I’ve had a journal since I was 5 πŸ˜€ Sure is fun to read the things I wrote then.

      Your books have such fascinating names! Keep me updated on their status ❀ πŸ˜€

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      1. I have already written posts about those three books on my blog- especially for Tale of the Cattail Forest.

        My favorite Dickens’ book is A Christmas Carol. I was raised watching the George C. Scott movie around the Holidays. So the story has a kind of nostalgia in it

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        1. On the way to your blog now !

          I haven’t read that book yet, or watched the movie. I definitely want to, after seeing how much you love it. πŸ˜€

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  10. Thanks for your kind words miss Shreya, visiting beaches and mountains been my dream, in search… well I hadn’t much of people around me with door bells at houses, simply knocks or yelling out name on the lane πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚.. spooking like bhootnath would be great too. …

    yes we all have things to learn through the journey.

    I haven’t been so good with books but Harry Potter is my favorite, well whose not absolutely.

    An understanding family is a gift indeed.

    haha i love all animated movies, I guess they won’t ever try make anything uninteresting. 😁

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    1. Good to know that you love beaches as well πŸ™‚
      Haha. Spooking would be amazing! But I don’t know how I’d be able to execute it.

      Yay! Yes, who doesn’t like Harry Potter ? πŸ˜€

      It sure is. Animated movies have their own ways to making everything that would’ve seemed boring, absolutely fascinating to watch !

      I appreciate you reading and commenting, thank you so much. πŸ™‚

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