Explain why you chose your blog’s name and what it means to you
The circumstances and events that shape my life are like the images in a kaleidoscope. They are ever changing and ephemeral. These events have shaped me and influenced me and make me what I am. I write here what comes to my mind or based on daily prompts. There are also random bursts of inspiration – A creative flow from the deep recesses of my mind. An outlet to express my emotions. An expression of love, a celebration of success, an inspiration on the joys of life and a search for the truth.
I would also like my writing to inspire noble causes like education for the poor, standing up against injustice and corruption, racial injustice and other ills in our society.
As I watch these events go by I know they are but like changing seasons reflecting different moods. I hope that my writing will serve to inspire you the reader to find something in common. I hope that my writing can be a voice for those who have no voice.
Above all, I am reminded that I am just a witness to all this. I am part of a wonderful community of bloggers who can write to inform, to educate, to share, to lift the spirits, to lighten the mood, to seek the truth, to inspire with poetry, stories, art, travel and photography.
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If you could have a guarantee that one, specific person was reading your blog, who would you want that person to be? Why? What do you want to say to them?
Photographers, artists, poets: show us ONE.
I would love my blog to have a wider audience and this has been my focus all along. So I have been trying to post as regularly as possible. I also try to visit other blogs, like and comment on interesting posts.
I would like my readers to not only read but comment on my posts and offer valuable feedback to motivate me to keep posting.
Let us all connect to have an enriching experience!
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Write a script for a late-night infomercial — where the product is your blog. How do you market yourself? What qualities do you embody that other “products” don’t? What are the benefits of reading your blog?
Photographers, artists, poets: show us LATE.
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My blog is :
1) An outlet for creativity:
A creative flow from the deep recesses of my mind. An outlet to express my emotions. An expression of love, a celebration of success, an inspiration on the joys of life and a search for the truth.
2) A source for inspiration:
I write to inspire people to live a life of value based on simplicity, truth and courage. To stop the mad rat-race and greed that is leading to our downfall. To seek to know the true purpose of our life.
3) A stand against injustice:
My blog helps me to take a stand against injustices prevailing in society like corruption, child labour, rape, terrorism, atrocities against women, racial distinctions etc. By writing we can take little steps to enlighten and educate people of the ills in our society.
4) Support for noble causes:
My blog helps me to mobilise people to work for noble causes like education for the poor, the fight against poverty, environmental causes, food and water for poor etc.
5) Recognising the oneness in us:
Writing opens our heart to the world. It recognises the oneness in all of us. And by sharing our joys, sorrows and successes we recognise and re-inforce the belief that a community effort is more successful than a lone voice that cannot be heard. It helps us to mobilise people towards a noble cause. We can write to inform, to educate, to share, to lift the spirits, to lighten the mood, to seek the truth, to inspire with poetry, stories, art, travel and photography.
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It was a pleasant surprise for me when I received a nomination for the Liebster Award from sayanything13 (http://sayanything13.wordpress.com/). 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:
- Link back and recognize the blogger who nominated me.
- Answer ten questions given to me by the blogger who nominated me.
- Nominate ten other bloggers for the award.
- Create ten questions for my nominees to answer.
- 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?
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 : http://venicerowe.blogspot.sg/
2) Rory O’Hearn Tarantino : http://mysandiegosunrise.wordpress.com/
3) Randomised Infusions : http://randomisedinfusions.wordpress.com/
4) Anand Saraf : http://thereflectionofthoughts.blogspot.in/
5) Nifty Jacob : http://niftyj.blogspot.in/
6) Priya Ramachandran : http://happyfeet.us/
7) Subheksha Jalan : http://wordlessenigma.wordpress.com/
8) Surojit Sadhu : http://tourography.wordpress.com/
9) Seeta Bodke : http://www.seetabodke.com/
10) Deepa Gopal Sunil: http://www.deepazworld.blogspot.sg/
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
What does being FRESHLY PRESSED mean to you?
It stands for something that is just born, full of vitality, creativity, wonder, green, fresh and vibrant
Oh! Its great to wear a FRESHLY PRESSED shirt
Who doesn’t like to drink FRESHLY PRESSED juice?
FRESHLY PRESSED news just hot off the press sells likes hotcakes
Early morning its great to have a sandwich FRESHLY PRESSED in a toaster after brushing your teeth with FRESHLY PRESSED toothpaste
Then you look at the crossword that is FRESHLY PRESSED
While having your coffee made of FRESHLY PRESSED beans
And what about that aromatic Balinese flower bath with FRESHLY PRESSED herbal tonic
Does your child love FRESHLY PRESSED dried flowers in her artwork?
When will my blogpost be FRESHLY PRESSED ???
(credits for pictures – thebeautygypsy.com, flowerpressing.com, drug-health.com)
Day 04 — A blogger friend I’ve known for over five years told me she has been blogging anonymously all this time and most of what I know about her is her fantasy. My reaction to the news is…
I feel it is ok to use a pseudonym to blog or write as many writers have done in the past. The reason why writers use pseudonyms or write anonymously are:
To keep their writing career separate from their ‘normal life’ . A lot of writers already have a more or less succesful career in a different field and they do not want it to interfere in their artistic pursuit of writing.
Some writers also do it to increase sales, to experiment and to have fun.
Some writers also do it for social conformity. For instance, female authors using male names – Mary Shelly’s novel Frankenstein was published anonymously for the first two editions.
Richard Bachman is really Stephen King and John Le Carre is really David Cornwell. So also, Charlotte Bronte, Charles Dickens, Mark Twain and recently Ashwin Sanghi have also used pseudonyms.
But otherwise, I do not see the need for being anonymous as the social media is meant for interaction and it is best to be ones own self than hide behind a mask.
Here is my blog post for this contest:
WHAT INSPIRES ME TO BLOG
An outlet for creativity
Blogging is a creative outlet for me. An outlet to express my emotions. An expression of love, a celebration of success, an inspiration on the joys of life and a search for the truth.
Blog to inspire
We can blog to inspire and motivate and develop the leaders of tomorrow. To instill values that stand the test of time. To inspire people to live a life of value based on simplicity, truth and courage. To stop the mad rat-race and greed that is leading to our downfall. To seek to know the true purpose of our life.
A stand against injustice
Blogging also enables us to take a stand against injustices prevailing in society like corruption, child labour, rape, terrorism, atrocities against women, racial distinctions etc. By blogging we can take little steps to enlighten and educate people of the ills in our society.
A fight for a noble cause
Blogging helps us to undertake and mobilise people to work for noble causes like education for the poor, the fight against poverty, environmental causes, food and water for poor etc.
The recognition of the oneness in us
Blogging opens our heart to the world. It recognises the oneness in all of us. And by sharing our joys, sorrows and successes we recognise and re-inforce the belief that a community effort is more successful than a lone voice that cannot be heard. It helps us to mobilise people towards a noble cause.
We can blog to inform, to educate, to share, to lift the spirits, to lighten the mood, to seek the truth, to inspire with poetry, stories, art, travel and photography.
And here is the link to vote for me: (Just go to the voting gallery and click on my name)