Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Awards and Honors at Afshan's Blogotorium ;)!

So I just thought of passing these awards to few others.Not that am a big shot and this award will change their life overnight but ya its always good to exchange pleasantries and appraisals for a change :) 
 Thanks to Pooja for choosing me. Thanks a lot for liking my blog and passing on the Awesome Blogger and the Liebster award.

Here are the rules I need to follow:


#If you are tagged/nominated, you have to post 11 facts about yourself.
#Then you answer the 11 questions the tagger has given you & make 11 questions for the people you are going to tag.
#Tag 11 more Bloggers.
#No tagging back.
#Person you tag must have< 200 followers 


1: I  hate people who are sugar coated and unnecessarily sweet. They seem very fake to me and I cant stand the drama more than 10min.

2: I dont have any problem with God but its his fans association which I hate.

3: I sometimes well many times misjudge people and think they can be great friends when in reality either they are douche bags or I am hopeless! (Hard to judge here :) )

4: I love omlets. Any kind. Pepper / onion / cheese anything other than the half cooked  ones. . Omlet as a side dish makes me swallow any boring food....Ofcourse depends on how  they are made ! I love omlet more than the chicken and chicken is another  deepest  temptation.

5: I hate people who continuously stalk me, even after they know am not giving a shit. When I respond its always shitty but I guess they thrive on that sadistic pleasure.

6: I love my mom dad and bro more than any one else and after marriage any memory linked to them creates an immediate lacuna in stomach and I always cry easily at anything, some thing and nothing. Am too sensitive when it comes to the matters related to my dear ones!

7: Am not at all a regular follower of any blog ! So tagging the awards is gonna be one of the biggest challenges I faced till now. I don't read blogs frequently and am not  good at marketing my own blog!

8:I love to argue in a healthy way and know various differing views but I hate when the argument reaches the stage of personal abuses. I immediately walk off as I don't have the heart to bear some Tom DICK harry talking trash.

9: I love shopping. Not really shopaholic but when ever I go out my eyes search for new impressive stuff. I love to buy junk jewellery , sandals , bracelets and in recent past due to coupons stocked buying wallets , bags etc and regretting later as I wasted money.

10:I love to be awake in midnight when there is pin drop silence except a distant bark or a flickering light and write to my hearts content. Even this I started writing on a midnight. I love chatting with friends hours together when I have nothing to do and am sleepless during nights!

11: Last but not the least I love travelling. I want to go to as many places as possible and weave stories around  the places , people I meet and produce a colorful outcome.

Facts and nonsense about me will never end but good there is a number limit here so that you don't get drowned in the boredom :)


 1.   If you knew the world was going to end tomorrow, what would you do in your last living hours?

      Have been answering this since it was announced that world will end in 2012. In my last living hours I may want to go through the favorite poems written by me during various phases of my life along with my dearest people and revive all the fondest memories and stay happy thinking that my memories and write ups will never perish :)

2.        What brings back childhood memories?
       The smell of wet mud , Kids (cousins kids mostly) , Any kid dressed in school uniform , Some things I preserved - My Diary , books, Photographs , when ever I get pampered at home the same way like when I was a kid . As a matter of  fact too many things bring back the childhood memories.

3.       What country would you like to visit?
       Many but in hit list there are Italy  (to appreciate the art) , China ( their traditions amuse me ) , all of Europe (Since the day I watched DDLJ. Love the grasslands)

4.       Do you have weird habits?

       Yes of course. Have the urge to make people listen to me even after I realize they are not listening. Getting rid of it :) Some times I get very impulsive (may be many writers do) . I get very irritated when some one continuously gazes at me when am eating (may be not that weird) and people who sit at the table even after they finish eating irritate me beyond limits. I just cant stand it. When am on laptop even a slightest peep irritates me to chore.
      Phew! I guess too many answers :)

5.       If you could be any film character who would you be?

  •         Kajol to be romanced by SRK in DDLJ :P
  •         Sridevi in any movie , specially khuda gawah to look as stunning as her (Benazir) 
  •         I would also love to be Kamalinee Mukherjee in a Telugu movie Godavari (Its a natural character)
  •       Rose(Kate Winslet) in Titanic. Julia Roberts in Erin Brockowich
Sorry for the multiple answers; ) just want to be too many people I guess :D

6.       What was your favourite game as a kid?

       I really used to enjoy the business game , hide and seek in summer holidays and  anything  played on terrace!

7.       If you were given the chance to rewind your life and do any one thing differently, what would that be?

      There are so many things I would like to change with out knowing the repercussions :)
      To name the top two I might have not entered software and chosen a bio / writing career instead. Would have started writing much earlier :)

8.       What's the strangest talent you have?               
           Strangest ?!!- Not sure what it actually implies. My friends say I conjure poems and 4liners which is strange and interesting :)

        One more strangest talent is I always get great ideas to write some thing when I am utterly busy with some thing more important than that and I scribble it down randomly some where.

9.       Are you a foodie?If Yess,share an experience where you were tagged a 'bhukkad' for your craziness for  food!

      LOL! Yep am a big time foodie if I keep aside the days I get diet conscious :P After a long diet  regime when I was hogging on biryani in a party I was tagged Bhukkad by a friend :)

10.      Do you have a pet name?If you wish,you can share it here! 
         Afshu/ Afshi is my pet name. Name changes depending on who and why he is    calling it :D

11.     Your favorite quote?

"The next best thing to solving a problem is finding some humor in it." Frank Clark

"Women and Cats will do as they choose. Men and dogs better get used to it "

"Life is all about a ass. You are either covering it, laughing it off , kicking it , busting it , trying to get a piece of it , behave like one or you live with one." (MY MOST FAV in recent times :)) 


For her expressive posts which make me think!

Her real life experiences and fictional stories are all visualising

For hindi poems and the depth in them. Am not a hindi poetry lover but I do bump in to blog once in a while and love those poems

For her travelogues, pics and cooking recipes :) [SHE spoils my diet regime many times :-/ ]

For her posts on love , life , marriage and for some of her simple day to day life narrations

Again  a poetry blog.For his simple yet touching poetry(even English :)) and love those drawings he makes

for the cool narration and reviews!

Syed Shahnawaz
For his deep, haphazard thoughts and for his efforts to write always better than the earlier posts. At times his random lines make me think deep too !

For his movie reviews!

A blog I recently visited. Very interesting reviews and posts!

Saurabh Chawla
Another blog  I recently bumped in to and found interesting!

Want to add one more name :

Truly deserves it. Most of U must be knowing him. I love almost every thing he writes and specially love the posts on movies!( he has great following but not sure if its less than 200 :-o)

If the rule of having less than 200 followers is kept aside I so want to give awards to the below people

For awesome Photographs and poems associated with them

I love her blog too 
Quite straight forward and keeps you glued till you finish the post. 

Like Anupam's Reflections too
feels bad to see that the present post is Adieu where he is taking break. 

The fool

Some fact some nonsense -

I must have bent/ violated a rule or two but it was tough to choose the awards for bloggers with < 200 bloggers coz most of them I  came across via indiblogger have more than 200 followers. Anyway You sure must visit all the above blogs and do keep the tag fever on. Read and make people read. Write and make people write :) Once again Thanks to Pooja for tagging me and kudos for this initiative.

My 11 questions for you to answer are 

1.) Who is your favorite blogger and why ?

2.)Most embarrassing situation you were in recent past or  ages back. It  can be hilarious or serious but do share only if you feel like ?

3.) Your top 3 temptations which you can never get rid of ?

4.)Your  most favorite teacher and what you liked in him/her?

5.) Your school/ college crush and your reaction if you bump in to him/her now ?

6.) What is your most annoying (to yourself and also to others) habit/ behavioral trait ?

7.)Your most favorite movie in recent past which doesn't go out of your mind ?

8.)  Have you ever felt jealous of  friends or fellow competitors success and how did you suppress it ?

9.)Your treasured dream and have you taken the first step towards it ?

10.) Trains / Flights / Ships and why ?

11.) Your favorite pass time and narrate any one situation from your life where you had to desperately pass time but had no means to do so and then what you actually did to kill hours ? :)

Phew. I guess enough of questions !
Now what are you waiting for ? Start writing and pass on the awards



  1. Quite a long post, but loved reading it :) A sneak-peek into Afshan!

    Firstly, congratulations on getting the award. Deserve it \m/

    Love love LOVE the first fact :D Something like that will be on my facts list too I guess :)
    And why did you get me started on healthy debates? Please, you and I know there is no such thing. :@

    May you visit all those countries and weave wonderful tales about them.

    And, oh, thank you for tagging!

  2. @nandana: Thing Is I guess I had whole night day before and just took my own sweet time to make it long :P hope it was not boring :D
    Thanks for ur wishes and Will wait to read your post :)

    Healthy debates ya once in a blue moon event as we all know!!
    Keep Rocking and writing :)


  3. Wow firstly congratulations and thank you very much for choosing me for the award. :-)

    Now those facts about you were really nice to read.

    So you love omelettes eh ?! You must try the spanish omelette then. I once had it at a famous Breakfast Club with lots of veggies in it like tomatoes, onions, potatoes, capsicum, mushrooms and ofcourse eggs that too 5. It was so delicious and filling. And you know I love half boiled eggs, my husband and friends cringe when I tell them this. :-P

    And I agree with the healthy discussion thing. It is better to turn away as soon as it gets personal. It is useless to argue with such people.

    Shopping and Travelling are even my favorites. :-)

    Aww you love poetry na. Unfortunately I don't understand much of it but really appreciate who can weave beautiful lines together to convey their hidden feelings.

    And lol :-D on the irritating peeps and stares.

    I'll take my own sweet time to pen down my answers to your questions. ;-)

  4. Wow Afshan!! Congratz first of all for the award and thanks for passing it on! :) (Hope I didn't swound too formal)

    It was indeed a long post and I tell u it was a good read!!

    I'll definitely do my honours and pass it along!!

    You are one of the avid bloggers, I know who has been blogging consistently and diligently...I soometime envy u for writing so many posts chucking off your laziness!!

    You are such a wonderful blogger and a friend or a blogger friend Afshan...take it as u like it!! :D hehe....!

    Keep writing!!

  5. @jazz : Thanks for a long comment ;) and it was a natural choice as I read the blogs I listed often :)

    UR omlet which u described is again tempting me :( Mail me the recipe . Shalll try. Its ok about loving half boiled. Imran Loves them too :D I Was eyeeing him strangely when he ate in malaysia . Later got used to it. I tried once and later I couldnt :)

    Defntly Take ur owwn time to reply. No hurry !!! I know u will come up with a interesting post :)

  6. @kalyan: hehe U r not formal!
    U R also one of the handful of bloggers with whom I can actually talk :)
    and dont be jealous :P am on a big time writers block :D
    no ideas at all: (
    hence thot to interact this way. I read limited no of bloggers and have loved many of ur writeups

    will wait for ur post

  7. Thank you for mentioning my name dear. Its good to know you up close and personal.

  8. Thanks Afshan for giving me the award. :) I am very very happy that you like my blog so much.
    I am not sure myself if I have a following of < 200 or not, so lets forget about that. :) I will try to do the post soon.
    Like you, I am an omelette fan too. I keep experimenting with it and add various vegetables and things like chickpeas, ranjma beans in it.
    And congratulations on the award! :)

  9. @Amit: Pleasure is mine. Would love to see a blog post by U in response :)

    thnks for the wishes and U love omlett too.. Grt am a big time chicken lover too.. I watched luv shuv tey chicken khurrana only to check that new recipe :D
    good luck!!

    KEEP Writing and entertaining us


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