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Sunshine Blog Award!

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Okay, Step aside my dearest friends, I think I am on to something here!

In all seriousness, this might be the new world record  of my delayed action on ”Things to do’.

Some time in late march Ellie honored me with her generous sprinkle of sunshine and I am not sure how but I seemed to have missed acting upon it. So my dearest Ellie I thank you with all my heart and to prove that your effort was not in vain, I am here to carry forward your thread.

Ideally As per the rules I am suppose to tell you 7 things about myself, which to be honest I find rather waste of time. Why would you want to know about a perfect stranger! But here is the scoop if you still do.

Instead, Let me share 5 sunniest people I have ever met here at WordPress, You will definitely enjoy their blogs as much as I do. Here is the list in no particular order.

Madison Woods – She is a friend, a mentor, a terrific writer, a distant voice I like to talk to. She is an inspiring story and she is currently living amidst nature to make a life of her dreams come true. She is the mother of ‘Friday flash fiction’ that got many wanna be writers like myself get out and actually write.

Gilly Mbachu Goldsworthy – G, as I like to call her, is that kind voice that we all need. She amazes me with her ability to be always there to encourage you, to guide you and to make you feel wanted. She is a proud new Gramma of lil Scarlett, check the lil one out here.

Dianne Gray – A real celebrity Writer! I have read couple of her books and she is absolutely great. Her mystery packed stories are so convincing that you would actually believe them for facts. She is  an active blogger and is down to earth beyond my imagination. She is a constant source of inspiration. Her books can be found here.

Arindam Mohapatra – I have had the honor to witness the journey of this shy fellow Indian blogger. Couple of years ago he took a leap of faith and started sharing his words in the language that wasn’t our first. A young man who back then bravely struggled not just with his thoughts but medium of expression too, is now a proud published writer of I Wish and Hope.

Coco J. Ginger – Who is Coco J. Ginger? I have no Idea, but every time I read her posts, I envy her words for not having thought of them myself. I love her boldness, her crazy sass. If I was a guy I would have followed her to the heavens above or the hell below.

Along with these 5 veteran bloggers in my reader, Here are 7 new ones I found recently.

Spice of Life – Is an interesting blog, the owner/author has assigned 101 targets to herself ( I am assuming ‘Her’ as there was a mani/padi and facial in the wish-list) to be completed in 1001 days. I am still discovering her posts. Why don’t you join the quest.

Stephen Murphy – is an ex-navy, an amazing poet and a wonderful photographer. He has written and published a collection. I have just found his blog and going to relish his work bit by bit. I hope you do the same.

Vicky – is studying photography in Canada and I think the work already is exquisite. Don’t you agree?

Just a girl – for a 17 year old she is wiser than her years. Her words are powerful and images strong. Check her out now.

Into the dark blue sea – Images in this blog are nostalgic, they arouse emotions that I am yet to contemplate. See if they leave the same effect on you.

Ludovico Verducci –  I met this handsome Italian young man in a photography competition in The Netherlands and later found his blog. He collects moments on his travels and turns them into wonderful pictures. His simple yet engaging words laced with his  beautiful work makes for an interesting blog.

Taking the Kitchen – My today’s triumph! This blog seems to me, is about a journey that starts in the kitchen with the food but doesn’t end there. Come with me as we take baby steps around to see what delicious treat it may have in store.

“My dearest friends,  sunshineaward

Old and new,

Yes, you above,

All of you…

Close your eyes,

and Open your heart…

Sun Shine is coming through!”

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Pick of the Day!

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Yesterday was probably one of those rare days, when I actually found something interesting on Facebook.

I stumbled upon this artist by accident but falling in love with his work was no fate. Each shot shared makes you imagine the amount of work that must have gone into it….His videos on street photography are worth the share,  great read for anyone who cares to carry a third eye!

http://subodhshetty.com/

 

 

Boy with a hat!

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http://vincentmars.com/2013/01/14/when-my-father-died-i-did-not-cry/

 

Finding Vincent was the highlight of my day yesterday, In the matter of reading a few posts, I absolutely fell in love with his amazing words. An avid reader, a furious writer and yet so young in years. A must read for every one who cares.

Being Tagged!

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I suppose this would be THE most delayed, response to blog tagging game and to be honest for the first time ever, I can truly claim that this time the delay wasn’t solely due to my much blamed laziness.

You see last few months have been really happening on this part of the world. I was on the road most of the time, went through 10 countries(Europe),clocked more than 5000 km, learnt a new language, helped a friend in editing a book and last but the most important, I have finally picked up my craft. Yes people! I will be launching my own studio of photography and digital art by end of this year (No I am not quitting writing).

Coming back to the task at hand, so here is the thing, onwindydays has asked me to answer a few questions and as per my friend here,

I must…

1. post the rules. (X)
2. answer the questions the tagger listed for me (Getting there…).
3. create (or reuse) 11 questions for those I tag. (I liked these questions, I think I will use them again.)
4. tag 11 people. (Okay!)
5. let them know they’ve been tagged.(Oh man! this time I will definitely get Kicked out for spamming)

Moving on to Questions…

1. What is your favorite quote, who is it from, and why?

There are many, but the current one is by Ratan Tata, (Prominent Indian Industrialist),

” I don’t believe in taking right decisions. I take decisions and then make them right, so always believe in your ability and efforts.” 

Reason being, I wasted more than 29 years of my life not taking the decisions I should have long ago, simply cause, I was too afraid of being wrong. Now a days, I am making new mistakes and it feels great!

2. Which song can bring you to tears or reminds you of your childhood?

Well, its a Punjabi (my mother tongue) song, its about a middle aged man recalling his small village, long lost mother and lack of things in his childhood days, that made life much happier then, than it is today.

Artist  – Gurdas Mann

3. What is one thing that keeps you going day in and day out?

There are many, but mostly I think, the fear of leaving this world with regret of not having lived enough and My partner’s constant pushing keeps me going. but I do break down more often than I would like to.

4. Why did you start blogging?

Too much activity in my head and first time living alone, got me to start writing online (whatever happened to that blog, hmm).

5. Is there one thing that you regret not doing in the past? If so, would you be willing to share what that was on here?

Regrets are many, too many to mention, but mostly I regret having higher expectations and dependency on others in the past. Thankfully I am keeping it in check these days.

6. What is one thing that you saw that restored your faith in the human race?

I have had the fortune to see so many people bounce back in life from fatal setbacks and that’s pure human spirit. This is what got us out of caves (and thumbs) and this is what will ensure that we survive through worst of storms.

7. Rain or Sun?

Nothing beats Indian Monsoon but I like European Sun too.

8. What movie had the most impact on you? (A movie that just really made you challenge your view on anything)

There are many,

In pursuit of happiness, Tare zameen pe, Lakshya (Both Hindi movies)…

9. List five words that describe your character.

Creative, Dreamy, Patient, Lazy (too patient with myself, I guess) and very Protective of the ones I love .

10. What is your greatest fear?

Dying without leaving a legacy behind.

11. What do you ultimately want to accomplish in the days to come?

In the end, I want to have a life so enriched with experiences that I would be able to say goodbye with a smile.

As I said before, I really enjoyed answering these questions so I would really love to hear about them from you too. So here are my 11 bloggers and their Questions….

niasunset

brickthomas

Serendipitous Girl

amritdharra

dmmacilroy

Linda Parkinson-Hardman

Dianne Gray

Readinpleasure

Coco Ginger

Jay

Lucid Gypsy

1. What is your favorite quote, who is it from, and why?

2. Which song can bring you to tears or reminds you of your childhood?

3. What is one thing that keeps you going day in and day out?

4. Why did you start blogging?

5. Is there one thing that you regret not doing in the past? If so, would you be willing to share what that was on here?

6. What is one thing that you saw that restored your faith in the human race?

7. Rain or Sun?

8. What movie had the most impact on you? (A movie that just really made you challenge your view on anything)

9. List five words that describe your character.

10. What is your greatest fear?

11. What do you ultimately want to accomplish in the days to come?

Alright people I am off to spamming now….