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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 😀

Silence..

“Best to speak silence and mean everything than say hollow words and mean nothing.” – Darshith

Thanks to Adi, Roopam & Kritika to nominate me for the quote challenge. Each of them is a wonderful writer with superb thoughts 🙂

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I nominate Soheir for the quotes challenge 🙂

(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:
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Uma

Roopam

Hope the next weekend and happiness comes soon 😛

Encouraging Thunder Award & StarLight award..

I remember the song Numb/Encore of Jay-Z/Linkin Park while writing this post.

Just the first few lines. And this is how it goes,

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU

YOU’RE FAR TOO KIND…

This is dedicated to Shweta & Kritika, who have nominated me for Encouraging Thunder award & StarLight award respectively 🙂

They are very dedicated bloggers with awesome posts, so go sneak a peak 😀

ENCOURAGING THUNDER AWARD

Purpose of blogging : When I started this website, I didn’t had any particular motive or direction in which I wanted to go ahead. Nor, I have now. But, yes now I have good friends here, who appreciate whatever lil thing I am doing. I know, deep in my heart, I am making SOME difference, which is good to begin with. I was inactive(almost non-existent), but now I am loving spending more time here and reading beautiful words & posts of you all and also meeting great people is fun. I guess, that’s the purpose, knowing people’s thoughts and letting them know mine.

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To tell the truth, you all are motivation to me and encourage me to write. And I am thankful for that 🙂

STARLIGHT AWARD

Questions:
1. Who made you discover the starlight within you?
Ans: There are many. My cousins and my siblings.

2. What would you say is your starlight gift for others?
Ans: StarLight for others will be motivation, I guess. I can talk to you and put some sense in you with rational points, only if you will listen to me 😛 This is what I think and is not tested on anyone 😀 

3. What is your biggest dream?
Ans: I am all aimless 😀 Not following the flock is the dream. Flock may be heading towards the right direction, still, nuh-huh, I am not gonna follow them 😉

You all are nominated for both the awards. I, solely nominate YOU 😛 And, for StarLight award, the questions remains the same 😀

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Happy Weekend

That notification sound..

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My phone
Is like a whining baby
Who keeps on
Whining always
Some notification sound
Now and then
Some notification sound
At regular intervals
But I don’t care much
For any of those
Until I hear THAT SOUND
For which I crave
No matter what I am doing
I never fail to attend to it
And if it’s not you
Yes I curse
Under my breath
And keep my phone aside
Doing the unnecessary
Things which I do
To wait for
THAT SOUND 
Until I hear
It again

DAY 5

This is in response to Kritika’s Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge. Thank you Kritika for giving me this wonderful opportunity to express my thoughts in a different manner. It’s the end of this challenge. Thank you Kritika, I really loved it 🙂

The challenge is – “Post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or a short paragraph and each day nominate another blogger for the challenge”

I would like to nominate Sheth for this challenge(Day 5).

Others matters..

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Pray.

Kneel down.

Not because others do.

Not because others say.

But because we believe.

We believe in Him.

If not Him, then on a higher power.

On something bigger than humans.

On some miraculously magical energy.

Trust it.

Pray for it’s increased strength

Because we derive our strength from it.

Pray for it’s increased energy

Because we derive our energy from it.

Pray with a bigger heart.

Pray not only for ourselves

But also for others.

Because we are included in others.

He will not search for us

While showering His blessings.

He will sprinkle it on us.

On all of us.

The more we pray for all.

The more He sprinkles.

The more we get.

The more you get.

The more I get.

Don’t be selfish.

Or else you will be

Standing with an umbrella

Thinking the sprinkle as dust

Or a mild hail storm

And get naught.

While others around you

Will be celebrating.

So think of others also.

Not before yourself.

But think about them.

Others matters.

May be not to you.

But to Him.

To higher energy.

And you will be blessed accordingly.

DAY 4

This is in response to Kritika’s Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge. Thank you Kritika for giving me this wonderful opportunity to express my thoughts in a different manner.

The challenge is – “Post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or a short paragraph and each day nominate another blogger for the challenge”

I would like to nominate Kriti for this challenge(Day 4).

Swim across the skies..

Meant to fly

Caged for pleasure

Meant to swim across the skies

Caged for beauty

Meant to chirp

Caged to never be free

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Image from a friend’s place.

I read somewhere “If you like a flower, you pluck it. If you love a flower, you water it daily.”

Similar is with nature & its beauty. Birds are meant to be free & flying at their will.

DAY 3

This is in response to Kritika’s Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge. Thank you Kritika for giving me this wonderful opportunity to express my thoughts in a different manner.

The challenge is – “Post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or a short paragraph and each day nominate another blogger for the challenge”

I would like to nominate Nicole for this challenge(Day 3).

My Final Destination..

Never did I think
As a kid
That some day
I will write
Write my heart out
And there
Will be people
Out there reading
My work
My art
Appreciating it
Relating with it
Accompanying me
On my journey
Sharing my thoughts
Sharing my views
Sharing my life per se
And it is true
It is not that easy
This journey of Life
And we need friends
We need support
We need companion
We need love
Some people
Act as hurdles
On this journey
Decreasing our speed
Sometimes, bringing us
To hault
But, once we have
Crossed the hurdle
It won’t disturb us anymore
Some people
Are like
Light poles
They lighten
Our paths
So that we can
Easily overcome
The hurdles
But, these
Light poles are left
Behind when we keep
On progressing
Ahead
Some are like
Torches
We keep them with Us
Always
Because
We trust them
And in need
We seek their help
And they seldom
Fail to our expectations
And help us
When we think
Every other option
Was gone
It’s never ever
About the
End of the Journey
called ‘The Destination’
Our Journey
Is ‘The Final Destination’
You all are
A part of
My Final Destination..

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DAY 2

This is in response to Kritika’s Five Photos, Five Stories Challenge. Thank you Kritika for giving me this wonderful opportunity to express my thoughts in a different manner.

The challenge is – “Post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or a short paragraph and each day nominate another blogger for the challenge”

I would like to nominate Saloni for this challenge(Day 2).