Versatile Blogger Award

Another award!!??!! Is it true? This time Arindam Mohapatra ( has been generous enough to pass this Versatile blogger Award to me for Astonishing India. This means a lot because it shows that slowly I am making a place for my blog in the whole big world of blogo-sphere and my writing is being appreciated and I am ever so thankful to Arindam who has written a very interesting post about the blog awards.

I too am imagining myself on a blog award ceremony blowing away kisses and wiping the tears of joy just like the beauty pageantry girls “oohing and aahing” and thanking away the whole world!


As other blog awards have some rules so does this one. The rules of this award are:

  • If you are nominated, you’ve been awarded the Versatile Blogger award.
  •  Thank the person who gave you this award. That’s common courtesy.
  •  Include a link to their blog.
  • Next, select 15 blogs/bloggers that you’ve recently discovered or follow regularly and nominate them.
  • Finally, tell the person who nominated you 7 things about yourself.

So now it is my turn to tell 7 things about me. Umm…. I guess now I can take this opportunity to list those things about me which are generally not entertained if mentioned in a resume’!! Here goes:

  1. I tend to trust anybody and everybody….
  2. And because I do that….I get hurt emotionally too often.
  3. I am bad at sugar-coating my words!
  4. Yep! I am too honest (I don’t regret that) but it sometimes turns people against me..
  5. I am a dreamer and I dream of a pure and ideal world with malice towards none.
  6. I am hopelessly in love with my husband who is the only guy I ever dated !
  7. I secretly wish to be a famous published author some day.

There I have let out all my weaknesses and there is no turning back now….. And now I have to pass on this award to all those blogs that I recently come across and the ones I have been a regular visitor to. There are many others but they have already been awarded this award. Here are some of my favorites:

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About shoma abhyankar

I like to believe that I am a creative person. I read, write, paint, sketch, rustle up some quick and some elaborate meals for friends and family, love chess, su-doku and scrabble, can hum an old Hindi song tentatively, always stand up for women rights, hate fake people, bugs, roaches, spiders and cigarette smokers!! I graduated with a degree of Bachelor of Architecture in 1998. Soon after, I married an officer in Indian Air Force and have been on move since then. For a brief time of two years when we were posted in Pune, I worked as a junior architect in a firm. Being aware of frequent movement that we would have to live with, I chose to be a homemaker and concentrated on creating a warm and welcoming home for my family. But sitting at home without any creative activity was not my cup of tea. I learnt candle making and soon put up an exhibition at Poona Club when my daughter was barely a year old. I also enjoyed a short stint as a home-based entrepreneur, supplying chocolates and cakes on demand, while we were posted in Bareilly. With an inclination towards writing, I completed a diploma in ‘Creative Writing in English’ from Symbiosis College of Distance Learning, Pune. Then I discovered the blogosphere. Now I hope to not only travel and share my experiences with the world but also to pen a book someday....
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5 Responses to Versatile Blogger Award

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  2. Nel says:

    Shoma, thank you for this honor. I will get right to it. 🙂 I just have a few things to take care of. 🙂
    Have a great day!


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