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Best Day of my Life of American Authors. [My new favorite song]

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Well, well, well ! Up & running. Monsoon brings rain & wonderful people in WP brings awards 😛

Week has started already, so let’s get started with this post also 😀

Kind Thank you to Neerja , KritikaRoopamMon for the nominations 🙂

They all are awesome bloggers and reading their thoughts will surely UP your thinking process 😉

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The Liebster award:

Thanks Neerja for the nomination and a great set of questions.

Rapid Fire Round begins–

Q: What is your favorite read so far and why?

A: I have read some great books and still a long to-be-read list is awaiting always. I really loved Harry Potter, reading recently A Song of Ice and Fire(the Game of Thrones series), but I would say The Boy in the Striped Pajamas has been my favorite. The story is so innocent and how a boy struggles to adjust to new places as his father is involved in the World War, The emotions described are lovely. If you want, you can download the PDF of the book in my G-Drive here. A movie is also made on the book. I haven’t seen the movie yet but I have been told that it’s also worth watching. Check it here.

Q: What kind of a person you are sweet or sour or mix up of both?

A: Do anyone tell they are sour? Do anyone tell they are bad? I ain’t for sure telling that 😉 I am sweet. Trust me 😀

Q: What is your favorite food?

A: I was suffering from Typhoid since the last week and till the leaves are continuing 😉 I miss the delicious food 😦 Can’t eat anything from outside and have to wait for some more days also 😦 I love almost every veg, junk food available 😀 I love to eat tid-bits and in regular intervals, rather than 1 heavy meal and done for the day. I love Chole Bhature, all kind of sweets, ice creams, chocolates 😦

Q: Are you a night owl or an early cuckoo?

A: No one in our family is an early cuckoo 😀 Most are night owls and I am *proud*of that 😛 Even though my health was on a down side, I was awake till 3-4 am watching Football or Breaking Bad 😉 If you haven’t seen Breaking Bad, please do, it’s awesomesauce 😀

Q: Which genre you like to read most and why?

A: I love reading Fictional. Harry Potter, GOT, Eragon series, Twilight. Some detective novels are also fun 😀 Strict no to supernatural or scary books or movies also 😉 Reason being, I am sweet guy(I already mentioned that :D).

Q: What’s according to you is your prized possession?

A: The blessings of everyone and my great mother, super sisters and AWESOME F.R.I.E.N.D.S. 😛 I love each and one of them to death.

Q: Do you believe in love at first sight? If yes then why and if no, then why?

A: Yes, I do. To support, check out this cool song Love at first sight of Blue. I was called as Foolishly Romantic by one of my friend and I cherish that 😉 Love is the most important factor holding all of us. I believe that the first impression goes a long way. Love is life.

Q: Are you an introvert or an extrovert?

A: Strictly introvert, if you’re a stranger and I don’t like your vibe. I am kind of good at socializing and talk my way through things but the main hindrance comes is the other person is not always willing to listen or understand the situation and then that makes me avoid those kind of people. I can talk at length to anybody(yeah, a stranger also) but he must be willing to participate in the talk 😉

Q: Have you ever cried in public? If yes can you state the incident?(if its personal and you don’t want to share then its ok)

A: If by public you mean family and parents, then YEAH 😉 Some dispute, long way back 😀 I prefer crying alone with closed doors and head inside the blanket.

Q: When was the last time you laughed so hard that you rolled on the floor? And why?

A: These kind of days do not come always but I can say they come quite often. I have such great friends and their sense of humor is so high that having an ache in the stomach due to laughs is frequent. I am blessed in that regard. Some leg-pulling, some mimicry and laughs are with us 😀

Q: Have you ever been made fool? When and by whom?

A: Of course. By God and teachers and everybody who said STUDY WELL AND LIFE WILL BE OKAY ONCE YOU GET A JOB 😀 I can’t see it 😛 But, I am kidding 😉 I don’t know exactly what kind of fool it’s asked(I don’t know the various categories) but friends have made fool like in jest. Life has made a fool, like the above example 😛 There are some examples 😉


Roopam, the sweetum, nominated me with Sunshine Blogger award.

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She asks, “Share that one thing you really really really want to do, like down the lane, in future? “.

A: I don’t know what’s gonna happen tomorrow, so future is the extreme point of uncertainty for me 😉 I definitely want to be a good Dad. That’s very far yet one of the important things for me. Somewhere down the road, I want to make some difference in this world. I had read somewhere, “Make this world a better place than you received.”

All jumbled thoughts. Hope someday, they will be aligned and working 🙂


Mon has nominated me for Quotes challenge. I will write on it soon. Thank you for the nomination though 😉


Kritika nominated me for The Blogger Recognition award.

Something to know about the award :
This award was originally created by Eve @ Edge of the Night

About how Smiles here & Smiles there started:

First of all, this name is not with which it started. It was some other name, which I don’t remember as it was more than 2 years back and I was seldom blogging. Somehow, I changed the name to this and didn’t realize until someone nominated Smiles here & Smiles there. I couldn’t understand, why would someone use the site name and not my name. I didn’t like it and then slowly, I accepted that this name is not that bad and to tell the truth, it very closely signifies me. Now I am in love with the name and to tell a secret, I am thinking of getting a tattoo with the same name on me. Just a passing thought. Will have to give more serious thoughts to it 😛

To the newbies out there, WP is awesome, people here are all friendly and awesome. Connect with them and write whatever comes to your mind. Some will help you, some will guide you, some will encourage you, some will give you platform to launch your words, but most of all, each and everyone will appreciate you. We all feel some strong and unique bond to words and hence this bond will take us all far. Keep writing and keep learning. Keep smiling 🙂

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About nominations – Please feel free to write on these and I will be grateful to you for that 😉

Birthday wishes to my friend, Parin 🙂 Rock ahead dude ! 🙂

Happy week and pray for an awesome weekend 😀

(Starlight + Sunshine) Blogger Award

I am nominated for the STARLIGHT BLOGGER Award by the beautiful Roxanna. She’s a powerful writer and her words can move your thoughts.

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Questions:

1. What book gave you the greatest insights and what insights were it?

Ans: I read books seasonally and in a marathon manner. Now the season of reading is going now. I recently read “Siddhartha” of Hermann Hesse and learnt a great deal from it. About contentment and attaining peace in this materialistic life. How one can achieve calmness by his thoughts. The book is in my G-Drive here.

2. If you could live somewhere else, where would it be and why? If you are happy where you are then what was your second favorite place to live and why?

Ans: I am happy where I am 🙂 Life is awesome. But, if I could choose some different place then no doubt I would choose France or anywhere in Europe 😉 But, mostly company of people matter more than a place. So, choosing a better group of people is important 😉

3. Tell me 3 (or more) things you are grateful for.

Ans: The list can go on & on. But my parents, my teachers, Education, God(I refer God as Sir), Love, Siblings, awesome cheerful friends, WP.

I am also nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award by the wonderful Alisha. Do check her site for out-of-the box posts.

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Question: What’s your opinion on ghosts?

Ans: Straight forward answer is NO. I haven’t encountered any ghosts or have any desire also to meet and shake hands with any 😉 I get scared by ghost movies also so it’s good to avoid them 😀 But, I believe that ghosts exist. If Angels and God can exist then why not ghosts and demons. It all depends on to which entity you put your more trust and belief and that entity will encircle you for maximum time. Messed up logic it is, but I believe in this just like being good/bad depends on to which entity you feed more and so on and so forth.

Happy weekend & Happy life 🙂

Regarding nominations, please feel free to nominated yourself and answer the same set of questions and your feelings about them 🙂

Awards & related stuff..

Hello Hello guys,

How are you all? Weekend going good & strong?

I have been nominated for some awards and have written about them, all in one.

Let’s get this started 😛

Starlight Blogger Award

I am nominated for this award by Swatii & Jagriti. Do visit their sites and see their wonderful work and thoughts and their beautiful worlds.

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The *swatii-licious* questionnaire :p

1. If ever given a task to write a book, which topic you will hop on to?

Difficult to choose between Love and Inspiration. Slightly inclined to Inspiration. It’s easy to make people fall in love with written words but a bit more difficult to motivate them to follow something.

2. How do you define *LIFE*?

Life is a constant struggle between the good and bad thoughts. I believe that thoughts and ideas are the most powerful. After thoughts comes our actions and then the consequences. If our thoughts are good, then we should not be much concerned about the consequences.
Life is not meant to be lived seriously and always in tension, Actions are also very important. Think for some days but once decision taken, act. Act well and be happy that you came so far.

3. *Emotions* – How do they guide an existence?

Emotions are the results of our feelings. Some feel more and some less. Depending on that, the rush of emotions happen but these emotions should be guided properly. Atleast the sad ones. As, when we are happy, it’s all good. But, during sad times, we tend to take some bad steps as in get angry or decide something awful from where we can’t turn back and that’s the worst. So, no matter what emotions we’re feeling, let them know to any soul who is close to us and make sure that we are in check and not feeling anything out of the ordinary. But, the best way to know what kind of emotions we are feeling is to write and let the pen give the words to our feelings.

Jagriti’s questionnaire 😀

1. Do you believe in Destiny?

Yes, I do. I have made good friends to which I would hold Destiny responsible. One of my close friends, Mac is one of them 😉 And, if ever you have watched Serendipity movie,then I felt really attached to it and kept it as password to my mail for sometime 😛 Changed way back 😉

2. What is your Perception of Beauty?

Beauty is in our thoughts and in the words and the way we use these words. Beauty is in being gentle. Beauty is in bowing down in front of someone for their own good. Beauty is physical but it will definitely corrode away eventually and mostly lasts for 20 seconds. But the inner beauty lasts for far more than 20 years. Respect is also an advanced stage of beauty 😉

3. What are you passionate about? Are you following your heart, your passion?

I am passionate about being happy, books, love, watching football, writing 😉 Yeah, as of now, I am following my passion. I love being happy by making others happy. I like to encourage people in doing what they always wanted to do. I love interacting with people and know them and let myself known to them so that we all can learn from one another and try to accept our differences and acknowledge the similarities and toast for being in one another’s life.

THE CREATIVE BLOGGER AWARD

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I am nominated for this award by Soumya Mishra and she’s a wonderful artist with words. Please visit her site.

Five random facts about me:

– I prefer reading eBooks and PDFs over the paperbacks.
– I love ice-cream and pastries and desserts and I can survive eating those forever.
– I wear the shoe in the left leg first. Always !
– I prefer night over day. I love late nights so much more than any time of the day.
– I am Gujurati and we all love dancing. Thanks to Navratri. I have been a part of 2 flash mobs also.

I am also nominated for the SUNSHINE BLOGGER AWARD by Tingting. She’s yet another wonderful blogger here. Don’t forget to pay her a visit 🙂

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The Dragon’s Loyalty Award

The Dragon’s Loyalty Award is an award for the loyal fan/commenter, whether the recipient is a fellow blogger or just someone who follows and comments regularly.
I am nominated by the beautiful Kritika Vashist for this award. Again, go & enjoy her writings and also paintings at her site.

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My Nominations for all the Awards:
Bhanu

Uma

Roopam

Hope the next weekend and happiness comes soon 😛

Allergic to ‘E’ Challenge & also the Very Inspiring Blogger Award !!

Hello guys !!

I was nominated for this awkward yet very interesting challenge by Kritika !! She is a wonderful writer & also has skills of painting & photography. So, all-in-all her site is perfect fun. Do invest your time in her site !!

Here are the rules of the challenge:

  1. Write a whole paragraph (a paragraph sounds easy right?) without any word containing the letter “e” (still easy for ya?)
  2. By reading this you are already signed up.
  3. Challenge at least five bloggers to do the challenge. They must do it within 24 hours or it is considered as failure.
  4. If you fail or pass, suffer in the Page of Lame.
  5. If you win, wallow in the Page of Fame.

Instead of coming up with a paragraph, I wrote a poem(which also has an E) 😀 It was a tough one.

Laugh loud and
Finish tasks and
Grow !!
Stay Strong and
Broadcast Wisdom and
Don’t look at statistics as
Crowd ain’t got brains
You gotta fight
If you fail
All you gotta do
Is shout
PLOT TWIST
And run
Run towards
Starry Horizon
Bright humans
Bright brains
Bright YOU

Did you understand what the poem was about? If YES , then please make me understand in the comments section. If NO, then also add a comment about what you expected this poem to be & what it turned out 😀

My nominations for this challenge are :

Vanchula

Jeni

Geethu

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I was also nominated for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award by Jeni, good friend and a wonderful blogger. Do read her posts.

Here are the rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you for the award
  • Add the logo to your post
  • Nominate ten (10) bloggers you admire and inform them of the nomination

My apologies for taking so long to revert with the post. I am honored for this award 🙂

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I am thankful to everyone of WP family for finding out time to read my works & encouraging me write better content. You all are nominated and rightly deserving for the Inspiring Blogger award.

Happy Sunday !!

Blog Tour Award Nomination :)

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Thank you so much my dear friend to nominate me for the category. You should visit her blog on @ Priiya

Rules :

  1. Pass the tour on up to four other bloggers.
  2. Give your nominees the rules and a specific Monday to post.
  3. Answer four questions about your creative process which lets other bloggers and visitors know what inspires you to do what you do.
    • How does my work differ from others in my genre?
    • How does my writing/creative process work?
    • Why do I write or create what I do?
    • What I’m working on at the moment?
  4. Compose a one-time post on a specific Monday (date given from your nominator).

1. How does my work differ from others in my genre?

There is no specific genre I write about. I mostly write about Love & Motivational. And seldom I write about any fictional stuff, most are the things I have faced in my life or have seen & heard from family & friends. Real-life experiences of people 🙂 So of course the way in which I feel things is different from how others feel 😉

2. How does my writing/creative process work?

Its all random. I write both poems & narrative, whatever my hearts wants to ooze out at a moment 😉 but mostly its on Love & Motivational stuff !! On tough days, the Motivational Me takes control over my writer & other times its all romantic 😀

3. Why do I write or create what I do?

I travel like 2 hrs/day in public transport for office & back. I use most time of it reading novels & writing random stuff. I am not that big fan of nature that I would keep on gazing out the window but yes seldom I do that also 😉 So most of my posts are that written in bus among the crowd. Very rare I get time to read posts of my fellow people in WP. Weekends are the only time I get some extra time & I read their beautiful articles 🙂 I learn a hell lot of things by reading your posts so YOU THERE keep writing !!

4. What I’m working on at the moment?

ATM I am just taking things on a daily basis. But a very close friend of mine has asked me to write some chapters of his debut novel & I have agreed upon it. Haven’t started writing on it yet but have some mental things jotted down on the content 🙂 Also, there is an innovative thing in progress related to my post here and hopefully can complete it successfully and let you guys know about it 😉 *fingers crossed*

The Monday I will choose for my nominations will be the 15/06/15 (Ain’t the date good looking 😛 )  ! Post me back with your post on that day! 🙂

My Nominations :

Kritika

Kriti

Tony

Mithai

Please do visit their blog. You will find Awesome posts and more awesome people there !!! 🙂

Good luck Friends !

Free Style Writing – Part II – Reflection

I was nominated by Kritika for this & Thanks a ton for it 🙂 I am AGAIN late so sorry and the next free style writings also coming up soon enough 😉

Please go & check her site, she’s awesome sauce(new word I learned) 😀 and yes she writes poems, narrative & added thing is she draws pictures also. So go & check her site out. Now!! I meant after reading & liking & commenting here 😛

Rules:

  1. Open an MS Word document(or any other editor)
  2. Set a stop watch or your mobile to 5 minutes or 10 minutes whichever challenge you think you can beat.
  3. You topic is at the foot of this post BUT DO NOT SCROLL DOWN TO SEE IT UNTIL YOU ARE READY WITH A TIMER.
  4. Fill the word doc with as much words as you want. once you began writing do not stop even to turn.
  5. Do not cheat by going back and correcting spellings and grammar with spell check in MS WORD (it is only meant for you to reflect on your own control of sensible thought flow and for you to reflect on your ability to write the right spelling and stick to grammar rules)
  6. You may or may not pay attention to punctuation and capitals. However if you do, it would be best.
  7. At the end of your post write down ‘No. Of words =_____’ so that we would have an idea of how much you can write within the time frame.
  8. Do not forget to copy paste the entire passage on your blog post with a new Topic for your nominees and copy paste these rules with your nominations (at least 5 bloggers).

I WAS GIVEN THE TOPIC: “REFLECTION

Stressed

Bumped

Nothing coming to mind

Not regarding the topic given

Or any othet topic

And this is what I wanted

Numnbess in my mind

STOP!!

Blank

Not even a single hiss

Dark Silence

Go home

Change in environment

Can I ever show my true face

How I feel at a moment??

In office, no I cant show frustration

At home, no I cant show tension

All I gotta do is

Show a good smiling face

Which really looks good

And is appreciated by others

But do I appreciate it?

Isnt there no onw

Who can read what my eyes reflect?

I have heard

that eyes are the window to our Soul

So somebody or anybody can see

the reflection of my

Scared fearful soul

But why cant they see?

I ask myself,

Then this Dark Silence

comes & whispers to me

That becasue they are also

Waiting for someone to

See the reflection

Of their haunting soul

And then I understand

That Someone undersntads you

IFF you try to understand them

And so this reflection

Can be understood

If the other person

Really wants to know

The happenings of your life..

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IFF = If & only If

Time- 7:30

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Thank you for the great writing challenge. I would nominate many people as such. But anyone else who likes the topic or want to write can surely go ahead & write 🙂 The topic is GOOD I guess, so I would love to see some volunteer friends who wanna write for this topic 😉

Nominations:

William

Sagarika

Nico

Drishti

Bhumi

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Now your topic: “Life without WordPress

I hope you enjoy completing this challenge, as I did. Good day!