Posts Tagged ‘award’

I’d like to thank my cats!

March 10, 2015 Leave a comment

You are receiving an award –- either one that already exists, or a new one created just for you. What would the award be, why are you being honored, and what would you say in your acceptance speech?
Today, I am excited, thrilled and elated to receive this World Championship of Public speaking award here in Las Vegas in front of toastmasters and friends from all over the world!

It has been a long, roller-coaster ride for me. I began my journey with Bishan Toastmasters club and ever since I have been actively involved in meetings, contests and networking.

After winning the club contest, the area contest, the division contest and the district level contests, I cannot believe that I came, I saw and I conquered it here too at the World Championship.

I would like to express my profound gratitude to my mentor who has worked with me and guided me throughout my journey.

This award means a lot to me and it would not be possible without the love of my parents and family who have supported
me always.

But most of all, I would like to express my thanks to each and every member of my club who have stood by me, encouraged me and motivated me throghout my journey.
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Liebster award

October 12, 2013 Leave a comment



It was a pleasant surprise for me when I received a nomination for the Liebster Award from sayanything13 (  I enjoy reading, travelling and blogging.  I am trying my best to post everyday, but sometimes I am too busy to post.  But I do find blogging is a great way to relax and clear the clutter in your mind.  I follow many blogs and find many interesting ideas and perspectives.  Blogs about travel, dreams, technology, poetry, cooking, photography and social causes interest me.

The Liebster award is a favourite blog award as ‘Liebster’ is a German word for favourite.  It is meant for smaller blogs with less than 200 followers to help expose them to the world and discover other upcoming bloggers.  Thank you for nominating me!

In order to formally accept this award, the nominee must do several things:

  1. Link back and recognize the blogger who nominated me.
  2. Answer ten questions given to me by the blogger who nominated me.
  3. Nominate ten other bloggers for the award.
  4. Create ten questions for my nominees to answer.
  5. Notify my nominees.

Here are the 10 questions that I have been asked to answer:
1) What is your favourite genre of music?
I listen to classical, rock, pop, jazz and indian music and love all types of music,  Currently, I am learning to play the violin.

2) Describe your life in three words?
Discovery, Dreams, Divine

3) If you could change one thing in history, what would it be?
I would abolish fanaticism in the name of religion

4) If you were arrested, who would your one phone call go to?
My wife and daughter

5) If you had the opportunity to permanently exterminate one species of bug from the planet, what would it be?
The cockroach

6) If you could choose how you die, what would you choose?
A natural  death (fast, less pain & suffering)

7) What is your favourite thing about nature?
Nature is blessed with abundance because she is all love and generosity and asks nothing in return.  We have a lot to learn from nature.

8) Favourite writing utensil?
The pen and paper (trying to go back to my favourite tools by unplugging from the PC )

9) Favourite food as a chid? Favourite food now?
Icecream.   Chapatti (Indian bread)

10) What is your worst fear?
Heights and creepy crawly creatures


And now for the nominations ( in no particular order):
1) Vanessa Rowe  :
) Rory O’Hearn Tarantino :
3) Randomised Infusions :
4) Anand Saraf :
5) Nifty Jacob :
6) Priya Ramachandran :
7) Subheksha Jalan :
8) Surojit Sadhu :
9) Seeta Bodke :
10) Deepa Gopal Sunil:


And here are the 10 questions for the nominees to answer:
1) Which is the favourite country you would like to visit?
2) What is your biggest passion in life?
3) Which celebrity would you like to meet in person?
4) Why do you blog?
5) Which is your favourite movie? Your favourite book?
6) What is one thing you cannot live without?
7) What is the one thing that you would like to change about yourself?
8) Do you believe leaders are born or developed (nature or nurture)?
9) What is one thing you must try out before you die? (your bucket list)
10) Describe yourself in 3 words?


Some interesting facts about myself:
1) I grew up in Goa, India
2) I can speak English, Hindi, Marathi, Konkani and Malayalam. I also learnt French for 3 years at school.
3) I believe that watching TV is mostly a waste of time
4)  I like to read P G Wodehouse, Roald Dahl , Jane Austen, Lewis Carrol etc
5) I enjoy a weekend siesta
6) I love humorous shows like ‘Whose line is it anyway’, Mind your language, The Naked Gun etc
7) When on a trip, I prefer not to answer calls or surf the net
8) I enjoy the company of children
9) I admire leaders like Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Theresa, Subash Chandra Bose, Abraham Lincoln & Martin Luther King
10) I do not do too much planning and organising










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