Award Alert: Grateful and humbled

Such a pleasure to receive recognition in any form and I especially appreciate it when bloggers stop by, read a post, like what you’ve written, leave a thoughtful comment and feel enough love to nominate and award you with these beautiful badges!

With gratitude, I accept these awards, but with a small modification. I will link back to existing posts of mine regarding 11 random facts or questions about myself, if that is okay with you all 🙂 Or, as in today’s post, I will do a combined Q & A of the questions posed by the bloggers who nominated me.

As for the nominations of more bloggers, I am always happy to do that, but will save that for another day.

Here, in a single post, I accept the following awards from 7 wonderful bloggers. Wow! 7 awards. Makes you think what you’ve done to deserve so much love <3

Do read each of the Bloggers I have linked to in the post. They are all very creative writers in their own right! Clicking on their names will take you to their blogs.

The Liebster Award from Kitt O’Malley, Pang and Soumyaa Verma


The Wonderful Team Member Readership Award from Shalini Nair

wonderful team member award

The Quintet of Radiance Award from Shilpa Gupte

quintet of radiance


The Very Inspiring Blogger Award from Shashank  and Sharu4ever

Very inspiring blog-award

It has been a while since I was nominated for all of the above and I apologise for not writing this post earlier. Life gets in the way sometimes 🙂

Q & A

Here’s the set of questions I have chosen to answer posed by the bloggers above:

How tall are you?

5 feet 6 inches.

What’s the biggest personal change you’ve ever made?

Curbed the tendency to yell at my daughter.

Will you ever accept an offer to reality shows like Bigg Boss? 

That would be a definite ‘No’!

Who’s your favorite literary character?

Really difficult to pick one but if you must insist, I will have to go for the dreamy and absolutely lovable Mr. Darcy from Pride and Prejudice. <3

Where and how do you like to write?

I tend to write best at night, at my desk or on my couch. Sometimes, I have music running in the background or even the TV may be on 😉

When did you start blogging?

I started my parenting blog in 2007 and this fiction blog in May this year.

What motivates you to write?

The assumption that I have a writer lurking within me and she is bursting to get out and have her story heard 😉

Do you consider yourself a disciplined writer?

Yes, I would like to think so. When I write, I shut out all distractions and focus on the task at hand, unless unavoidable circumstances force me to shelve my writing for the day. That being said, I am yet to start working on my book 😉

Are you an early bird or a night owl?

Oh, a night owl. No question at all 😀

What do you do for fun?

Ah, I sing, read books, watch movies, chat up with friends on Facebook, sit around doing nothing and play with my daughter.

What is your fondest memory so far?

That moment when I held my daughter for the very first time and heard her cry till her cheeks turned red from the effort!

What is your favourite movie/ book?

Ooh! Not easy to answer: Movie: Shawshank Redemption. Book: Jonathan Livingston Seagull.

What is the best compliment you have ever gotten?

A student of mine once told me, ‘Ma’am, I have had many teachers but you are one of the first ones to have inspired me.’


Since I have already written more than 25 random facts about myself in another post on my parenting blog, I have linked to that.


13 thoughts on “Award Alert: Grateful and humbled

  1. Congratulations on all these awards and I would like to nominate you for the very inspiring blogger award because I found the stories you write very inspiring.

  2. Congratulations Shailaja! These are well-earned awards, you deserve them. I loved the answer to the last question here. It really is a great feeling to know that you’ve inspired some one.

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