Blogger Recognition Award

My good friend Felix has nominated me for a Blogger Recognition Award.

All I can is I’m pretty chuffed, given that I’ve only just started writing here, and that too not very frequently.

Here are the rules of the award:

  1. Thank whoever nominated you and include a link to their blog.
  2. Write a post and give a brief story of how your blog started.
  3. Give a piece of advice or two to new bloggers.
  4. Select 15 other blogs you want to give the award to.
  5. Let the nominees know you have nominated them and provide a link to the nomination details.

So, here goes:

Thank you Felix. I really like how well you write and also how honest your blog, Much Ado About Nothing is.

Well, as to how I started writing this blog: I had an older blog which for a host of reasons I had lost the motivation to write at.

But the bug to write, to express myself, kept biting within me from time to time. After some time, I told myself I would resume writing, but maybe not about life in general but about two things which I enjoy in particular: reading books and running.

When reviewing books, I realised I would somehow have a deeper connect with whatever I’d read as I was putting into words precisely what I liked about them and why I had enjoyed reading a particular book so much. Apart from this, there was also the satisfaction of knowing that I could spread the word about a well written book and that I would now have a link to share with friends who asked me for my opinion on books.

As for running, I thought it would be interesting to note down what I felt and what thoughts were running in my head when I go for my runs. I’m pretty certain that some day, I’m going to look back and laugh at how much I struggled at some of the shorter distances that I’ve run. Also, if this blog could in any way inspire anyone to take up the sport, I couldn’t be happier.

Piece of advice to bloggers: Be honest. Share what you feel, whether you’re writing about a place, a book, or the people you meet. Let your blog be the place which others come to for an honest opinion.

15 bloggers? Whoa. I don’t even know so many. But I will recommend my good friend Ishita’s blog, Italophilia. Ishita has recently shifted her blog to WordPress and I think she’s doing a stunning job documenting her love and passion for the country of Italy.



In the company of men

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So my Facebook and Twitter, is filled with people sharing India’s Daughter Documentary. I wonder if this is perpetuating a prejudice of it’s own kind, I understand there are men out there, with an attitude documented, but I have a different story to tell.

So I choose to look at men like my husband, brother and a lot of my friends on my Facebook list who are some of the most compassionate, sensitive and beautiful human beings. These men are what I call humanists, they felt the same pain as I felt when the Nirbhaya incident happened. They were hurt, tormented and wondered how we could change it. To stereotype, Indian men and put them in a box, I don’t think I agree with that statement. I read a post about an Indian student, who lost their internship abroad due to this prevalent bias that Indian men can’t be trusted.

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I cannot possibly put into words how excited I am to start this blog.

I plan to use this blog not only as a place where I can put up stuff that I write, but also interesting links and conversations that I keep stumbling across online.

Please do reply with feedback, comments and links. Will try to put up as many as I can.