Talk about being modest, ‘liebster’ in German means ‘dearest’. So I heartily thank two beautiful bloggers here – the multitalented Kritika (poet-painter-photographer) and the creative soul Shambhavi (sparkling-fashionista-blissful writer) for my dearest award. These are two of the few writers who make you addicted to their blogs and your day feels incomplete without admiring their amazing creativity. So do check out their blogs if you haven’t till now!
Also I owe special thanks to Drishti and Sophie for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award. Drishti, who has this ability to extract all the details from her powerful imagination and beautifully pen them down in the form of lovely poems, and Sophie, whose cheerful posts always provide a fresh and positive perspective towards life. Do go through their blogs too.
(I have just recently told 7 facts about me here)
Going alphabetically, here are the answers to Kritika’s questions:
1. Why are you here on WordPress?
*Hands up* “I. . . I swear. . . I am not here to steal anything!” OK, leaving bad jokes aside, there was just too much piled up in my mind and heart which was dying to come out. I needed a place where my thoughts could be vented out and where answers to my questions could be found. That’s why I started blogging on Blogspot. But I soon realized that in addition to the above, I am a lazy person and needed easy to use interface to read fellow bloggers’ works. That’s how I came to know about WordPress from a friend Asid, and here I am.
2. Who is your favorite author/poet and why.
Jack London! His two novels ‘The call of the wild’ and ‘White Fang’ had a great impact on my life and I often find myself in situations where I act after thinking what Buck or White Fang would have done. (Not to mention I started wishing that I were a wolf after reading them)
3. What will you do if you wake up one day and find yourself in an unknown city?
At first, panic. After a few minutes, I’ll check if my phone is catching FM. If not, panic again. After a few minutes I’ll go and have some food.
4. Your thoughts on love.
It is like Rome. Beautiful, but not built in a day. It takes years of ordeal and the construction never stops.
5. Your favorite book and one book you would recommend to me
‘The curious case of the dog in the night-time’ by Mark Haddon. It is a unique masterpiece. The reader sees the world from the perspective of a 15 year old mathematician with some mental disorder. It might not be a classic, but it is definitely a great read.
6. One sober thing you did and one crazy thing you did.
Sober thing : I removed 7 layers of specially made clothes on a glacier at -7 degrees and posed topless.
Crazy thing : I started writing.
7. What is on your mind right now?
What’s the best way to answer this question 😛
8. What is that one thing that keeps you going?
The lust to learn new things. I am worried about the day when my learning curve stops.
9. Describe the version of you which you love the most.
The dedicated version. When I try for something with all that I have.
10. How many mosquitoes you have killed? Just kidding. When you look at your reflection in the mirror, what is the first question you ask to yourself?
Much less than the slaps I got from myself while doing that
Nowadays, the only question which I ask myself after looking in the mirror is : “How much more time will it take to have a beard like Albus Dumbledore?”
And now for the smiling doctor:
Q1. What is your motivating word?
‘New’. It sounds cliche, but that’s what motivates me – the fact that something I haven’t done before forces me to try it.
Q2. What is it, that you want to achieve at present or in near future?
I memorized this answer for my interviews, but will try to be more honest here 😀 At present I am thinking about money. In future I think my hobbies will sneak into my life and I would try to go towards social service and dramatics.
Q3. An animal you would love to share your life with?
A wolf! I can howl perfectly. We’ll have some very interesting conversations 😛
Q4. Your idea behind this blog?
The Uncertainty Principle given by Heisenberg states that we can never ascertain the position and velocity of an electron simultaneously. If we determine its position, we won’t be having any idea where is it headed and vice versa. I often think this principle is applicable to my life too. The idea behind this blog was to prove this principle wrong. To find myself.
Q5. Music genre of choice? Mention the artist/song close to your heart.
I am a fan of slow and sad music (I don’t know if this genre has a name. I find those names very confusing). ‘Jeena yahan marna yahan’ by Mukesh is an all-time favorite. If someone wants to try, listen to all songs sung by Mukesh and filmed on Raj Kapoor. This duo is beyond comparisons.
Q6. Your thoughts on love?
Refer to Answer no. 4 in Kritika’s question set 🙂
Q7. One colour that can change your mood?
Green. The leaves!
Q8. Favourite quote?
It is a quote by Ghalib : ” क्यों डरता है कि क्या होगा, कुछ ना हुआ तो तजुर्बा होगा ”
Translated to English : “Why do you fear of gains, if nothing, experience will be gained”
Q9. Hobbies other than blogging?
Acting. A quote from the movie ‘Birdman’ – Stage is the only place where I do not pretend 🙂
Q10. Recommend a dish I must try.
Considering that we are from the same part of the world, it would be difficult to tell something new, but still trying 😀 Its called ‘Uttapam Sandwich’.
Firstly, we make two rava uttapams following this : http://foodviva.com/breakfast-recipes/rava-uttapam/
Then we apply butter/cheese one of the uttapams, put some chips over it and cover it with the second.
Cut it like a cake and a filling meal is ready 😀
Once again, thank you so much Kritika and Shambhavi for nominating me and helping me to know myself. This is what brought me here 🙂