Wednesday, August 27, 2008

2 Awards!! How much better can it get?!

When this blog started, it was my personal place on the wide Tundra called the internet. The url was difficult, so only the most determined readers could come back here (obviously, i never thought anyone would favorite this place or try to remember it)
A few years later, this is my friends' place - like a daily cocktail party with conversation that one likes.. a sounding board and a suport group, all rolled into one.
And now, there are also awards - 2 of them so close to each other! Does that make my day? You bet it makes the whole of my motherhood year and more!

and Mampi's Brilliante Blog Award

Thank you! And Thank you! And Thank you!

This award is for blogs whose content and design are brilliant as well as creative. The purpose of the prize is to promote as many blogs as possible in the blogosphere.

1. When you receive the prize you must write a post showing it, together with the name of who has given it to you, and link them back.

2. Choose a minimum of 7 blogs (or even more) that you find brilliant in their content or design.

3. Show their names and links and leave them a comment informing they were prized with ‘Brilliante Weblog.’

4. Show a picture of those who awarded you and those you give the prize (optional).

5. And then we pass it on!

Here is passing on the Brilliante awards:

1. Adi - His imagery with words defies description and is among the best that i have ever come across. What is more, he has been producing this kind of poetry consistently!! Brilliant is just the word for what he writes.

2. Law and other things - One of the more sorely needed blogs in India.

3. All the mommy bloggers that i have met here in the blog world. Before i went to these blogs, my idea of a mommy blog was a place where children are discussed. Correction: Children are discussed, being a woman is discussed, not in hushed tones, but in open asserted pride. Intelligence and the ability to articulate make a wonderful reading combo.

4. Nabeel - He has not posted in a long time, but every single post they make is wonderful. Nice. Informative. I am partial to this blog.

5. Soulbrush: The Giggles series is truly, genuinely brilliant!! The other series on this blog - One Word, is pretty awesome too. That's a sharp mind behind a soft veneer - a very, very sharp mind.

6. Solitaire: Quick and easy and entertaining does it. Her other blogs are nice too, but this one totally takes the cake!

7. Twisted DNA: This one goes out with a groan. Because no matter how much i try, this blog cannot be avoided if we are talking about brilliance. Not all posts are politically correct, but almost all of them are side splitting funny. This blog has also been consistently awarded every time one had the opportunity (yes, thats boring), but consistency does it - again!

And now for the I Love Your Blog Awards:

These are the rules:
1. The winner can put the logo on their blog
2. Link the person you received your award from
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs you’ve nominated.

This one is personal, and can be, to some extent, biased. However, if u have got the brilliance award above, consider this one automatically awarded. These are the blogs in addition to the 7 above.

Mampi: Yes, i like both - her wordpress blog and the blogger blog. I love them both.

Z: I like her, have liked her warmth, her quiet, Brit sense of humour, and the impeccable language on the blog. I love this blog - always have.

Aurora Sky: Yes, she writes well. But its more than that. its the way she forces you to see your own ghosts in a mirror that she draws in front of your eyes. She is almost.. unreal, and yet, so real.

Cyberkitty: I just like this blog. period.

Human Being: I love the blog, and i love the person behind the blog. This is a marriage of rare interlligence with even more rare empathy and genuine human warmth.

And last but not the least, i really like my Esha blog. it helps me talk, however rarely, and i love the fact that there is a place where i can write what i feel about esha, though one does not really update that place so much any more..


Pinku said...

congrats on both sure u deserve them.

came here via mampi, will be back again.

Hope Ishan is doing well now. Love and hugs for him.

delhidreams said...

thank u hai ji
been just back and busy like a bee
hope junior is better now
and u too

soulbrush said...

aaaawwww thanks so much for all the praise, you surely did deserve it, hugs.

The Phosgene Kid said...

Congrats! You do have an award inning Blog. Hope Ishan is feeling better!!!

Solitaire said...


And OMG!!!!!!!! You put my blog up there!!? Thank you!!!!!!

human being said...

my dearest HDWK... yes you really deserve both awards... and more...

i'm blushed!... such nice words about me...
i'm honored to receive this award from you... a dear friend, a caring mother, a perfect woman, a fabulous blogger... and a real human being...

love you and your blog...

p.s. how's Ishaan doing? kiss him for me...

Cyberkitty said...

Wow, thanx for the award!! I finally won something!!

I'll be posting my awards very soon too!! :)

Nabeel said...

Thank you mate :) Yes haven't really been concentrating on blog lately, but soon I'll pick it up. It's just that sometimes there's nothing interesting to post about :)

Congratulations to you on receiving them.

How do we know said...

Hi pinku: I went to ur blog from the same link, and quite liked it too..
Thanks for the hugs for Ishaan. he loved them! :-)

Hi adi: and when is the new post coming up ?

Hi soulbrush: Thank you to u too!! :-)

Hi Phos: He is, He is He IS!! I am just soo happy and relieved right now!

Hi Solitaire: OMG! U actually doubted the brilliance of ur blog?! its right up there!!

Hi HUman Being: its a mutual admiration club that we have.. all these adjectives, i cld happily use for u! :-)

Hi cyberkitty: And i will be waiting for that post!

Hi nabeel: Congratulations to u too!

venuss66 said...

Congratulations!! You deserve those awards. Take care.

Tanvi said...



You surely deserve a hundred more.

Keep Rocking!

The Phosgene Kid said...

I just like visiting with you.

mathew said...

a big congrats on the awards...!!:-)

Ekta said...

oh wow!
congrats and keep the lovely posts coming!

WritingsForLife said...

aw.. that is cute ;-)

Anonymous said...

Wow! Thank you for those kind words (even though they are spoken grudgingly :P)

>no matter how much i try,
> this blog cannot be avoided
Why are you trying to avoid me anyway :P You know I won't let you avoid me :P

Take care :)

man in painting said...

your blog is beautiful...
me too blog
do visit

dEEPs said...

congratulation !!

Me too love ur blog :)

How do we know said...

Hi venus66: Thank you!

Hi tanvi: Thanks. :-)

Hi Phos: Ditto, Phos. Ditto!! :-)

Hi Mathew, Ekta and Raaji: Thanks!

Hi TDNA: Grudgingly?! NOOOOO. Groan, yes, grudge, not even in jest ;-)
And of course, one absolutely does not want to let go of ur blog. :-)

Hi MIP: me went. nice blog, and an even better perspective from which to see the world.

Hi deeps: Thanks!!

~nm said...

Congrats on both the awards!

And yes, your Esha blog definitely deserves it!