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Boy… I got tagged!





Wow… I won my first booker prize! Yes… I really mean it. Here is the just derived equation – Arundati : Booker Prize = Shalini : This award J Thanks to Lost World for being so sweet and generous! *Smiles* *Claps* *Applause*!!! Here I receive the award from Lost World, with a 1000 W smile!

I have been asked to write 10 honest things about myself. Since I have already written about the most honest ‘More than 10 things’ here, lemme instead share with you the Ten (in)significant things which made this week eventful.


Composed a ‘Happy Birthday’ email to my colleague G.P Dutt (name slightly changed) to receive his instantaneous reply, “…but Shalini, my birthday is in October”. Instead of just sending a Smiley, I don’t know why I replied “Oops… This mail was meant for my friend, G.P Dutt. Oh… what to do, both of you share the same common name!!” I still believe that he believed me! J 
I am sad about Erich Segal’s demise. What an astonishing writer he was! Though I was a major M&B reader once upon a time, Love Story is still one of my favorite favorite love stories!
I miss my parents, wish they were in Bangalore.
I made a curry for dinner out of sprouted groundnuts not realizing it was spoiled. I almost cried when I drained it into the dustbin, thinking of the tears I wiped while cutting onions, which also went into the bin holding hands with tomatoes and garlic and ginger!! L
Watched 3 idiots thrice from theatre, though not by choice. I might die if I have to watch it again in the next six months. BTW, Dil Chahta Hai is my all time favorite Amir Khan movie.
I am meeting two of my best friends today. I underline – it is heaven to be with childhood friends. Time and distance doesn’t matter, nothing can harm the closeness we share. Wanna bet?! J
Lemme tell you how I started blogging. Never cos I could foresee Lost World giving me an award! When I appeared for my first job interview in Bangalore, this guy asked me, “Don’t you own a blog?” He sounded so frosty, like it was a crime to not have one! Since I hated being stamped a ‘criminal’, I began to blog!! Until recently, my blog was all to itself. Except me nobody knew such a thing existed. Now I am glad that I have a handful of readers! Thank you all… J
Today, I am alive cos the last three times, I failed to finish 'Death-By-Chocolate' at one go. "How shameful...!!!" Right Bangaloreans?
Not always I am happy about being in India. …while I do get patriotic once in a while! At times I feel like escaping to somewhere (of course not to Pakistan or Bangladesh or Africa!) when the obvious problems of the country bother me. I am just being honest… Doing justice to the award I received!

I was being a Roman while in Rome yesterday; ...I mean, I was being a French when I was in Pondicherry yesterday. And it was fun! J

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ere are my virtual friends, whom I wish to tag in return:

Anoop – Whose pictures I love! I have in fact visited few places referring this blog. …and what wonderful description he gives!

Dannilla – Madness Personified!! …who has amused me (still continues doing the same) with her writing skills. More than that, my very very close friend.
Sivaraman – The only one whom I bug at work for non professional reasons. Born with engineering skills, he is a writer at heart!
Nacha – …whom I still miss in office. She might appear silent; but in her is hidden a volcano of fun and laughter!
Destiny's child – A blog which I discovered recently. What interesting subjects she writes on. I am sure, you will also love it, just like I did.
Lay Man – He who comes up with some thought provoking and nostalgic write ups.
Abhilash – Who writes like the boy-next-door - very simple, yet very interesting!

Now, here are the 5 rules (to be strictly followed!):
1. Thank the person from whom you have received the award listing his / her blog link (ie, please thank me!!)

2. List 10 honest things about yourself (like I did)
3. Paste the ‘Honest Scrap’ logo on your blog (not asking for too much, right?) 
4. Choose 7 other worthy bloggers and list their links (U r not allowed to enjoy it alone) 
5. Notify the bloggers of the award, requesting them to follow the rules (so that they will not miss to receive the award)


7 comments:

Abhilash said...

Thanks for tagging me boss!!!

Boy-next-door... mm... never seen you anywhere. May be I am new to the area so might have missed. Kandu pidikyam :)

10 honest things were already written when someone gave me the same as an award long long ago.. once upon a time.

Still I will try to mingle your award with something interesting and write without loosing any of your rules.

Eppaddi?

You write funny and I like entertainment. You know... it is better to get a good reader than a good writer.

I am the reader!!!

Again thanks for the award aka tag.

lostworld said...

Shalini, thank you for doing this! Had me smiling throughout. I was just as excited when I got tagged/awarded the first time.. :-)

DCH is my fav Aamir Khan movie too. There's a funny story behind it too. I went for the movie with my neighbours(huge gang) & we were so excited we nearly booked tickets in advance for 'Shirdi Sai Baba'(also running in the same theatre that time) :-D One of us was sane enough to check before booking & thus ensured we watched DCH..

Couldn't finish Death by Chocolate?Tsk Tsk.. A chocoholic's mouth is watering! 3 Idiots thrice..too much. I salute you for your patience. Your story about how your blog was born was funny too.

I loved reading your list! :-)

Destiny's child... said...

Thank you so much Shalini....hugs! :)
I was once awarded the honest web blogger award by a friend. may be I should spice up the list this time :)
Thanks again :)

$$ said...

Thank you all... :)

anoop said...

Dudette, thanks!

you know that I do only photography posts on my main blog, but I do have an auxiliary blog - which I rarely update. I will really really try writing 10 honest things but I'm scared that I might get too honest as the blog enjoys abysmal readership. Also its been a long time since I did any introspection.. hmm.. so might really end up writing the post. but please don't have any expectations, im quite lazy when it comes to writing.

p.s.: just returned from aurangabad. Ajanta and Ellora caves were awesome.

$$ said...

I thought so..! No problem, cos I totally understand that ur blog captures only pictures! :)

...and where r the pics? Looking forward to them!

Tan said...

Hi Shalini,

I too did this tag.
Even my blog was also not known to anybody except me and some of my friends. Now, I have a handful of readers.

enjoyed reading about your cooking episode. :D Really funny!!!

Enjoy blogging!!!

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