Arch and Mi (not technically, but it was more like an on-the-house kind of a giveaway ) have, in serious lapse of judgment, decided to present me the Liebster Award! Thankfully, it is a little difficult to take back
Well.. The rules go like this -
Rule 1: Each nominee must link back the person who nominated them. Done already
Rule 2: Answer 10 questions which are given to you by the nominator. Those were -
1. What does your name mean?
This is something that has been thrown to me so many times over the years. In school, college and…well… everywhere The meaning has evolved with my understanding of things ( you didn’t think that it would be simple with me, did you? ). As of today, it represents a paradox of sorts. It means “God, He who is true”. Beats me, because I don’t know a thing about Him.
2. What are your hobbies?
Let me put it this way. There are only a few things that I don’t happen to enjoy. Or maybe, when you dive deep into any art, there always is happiness. So… over time, I have taken up things which were taboo for me once, and have come to love them. Dancing, body building and so on and so forth. But of course, I don’t sing. And, I have been told thank you for that
3. According to you, what was the driving force that let you into the blogging world?
I believe it was my fascination for new technologies that got me into this. Add to it the urge of being expressive enough, and be critically evaluated by the world. Back in 2006, I read this newspaper article on weblogs and within half an hour, there I was- with a new blogspot account
4. What was the most recent compliment you’ve received and savored?
Well… I wouldn’t say it was a compliment from the one who put it out there, but to me- it is. One of my relatives, who with some other oldies, got into a discussion with me at a family gathering. On Gods, culture, the concept of India and of course, why Brahmins are the superior caste. I did what I normally do, but evidently that was a bit offensive A month later, he happened to pour his displeasure in front of my mother- he didn’t know that she was my mother It was like I am this crazy guy who doesn’t have any respect for time tested traditions and questions even the basis of religious texts. How could he:D
Mother was hardly surprised though But tell me, isn’t that a compliment
5. What are the top three qualities that draw you to someone new?
Honesty. And, I can almost tell if someone is faking.
But, if I am looking to spend time with that person, comic sense. I can not be with a person who is boring. Unfortunately,none of the females I have known ( except my friend who is crazy about cats herself ) had even a bit of that With guys, its not that difficult though. A few dirty jokes and I am friends with him already
6. If you could eliminate one weakness or limitation in your life, what would it be?
Over-committment. The one thing in me which I want to kill and bury as deep as possible.
7. What was the best news you ever received?
November 2009. I would not have to be in the hospital, the way I was, anymore. I was a free person since that very day.
8. If you could hold on to just one memory from your life forever, what would that be?
That sinking feeling when I was really sick, and there was nobody around me ( because well… they didn’t know about it ). When all hope was lost and I thought, this is it. In course of time, I realised that it was this whole episode which made me strong enough to weather things that followed. THAT is the memory I would want to hold on to.
9. What’s your favorite dessert?
Gulaab Jaamun. Though, I can only eat one
10. What are the top three things on your bucket list?
- Settle down with what I can do for the next 35 years by the age of 30. As of now, I am checking out a host of options.
- Getting really fit and muscular by 30. Lot remains to be done but there is hope
- Travel India exhaustively, with a focus on people which make Her so fascinating.
The last part of the award says I need to tag other people and let them know. But, allows me to skip this. I am not sure if people would be enthused enough to do this for me. Especially when I irritate them with my creepy comments