I love to be surprised. It may sound strange, but yes, it is that way. This urge of mine to get surprised was fulfilled a few days ago by my lovely blogger friend Ruchita from My Not So Ordinary Life. She nominated me for the versatile blogger award!!! It feels simply great to be recognized by a fellow blogger worth nominating for an award. It is so nice of you Ruchita :-) I discovered Ruchita’s blog recently. She is an amazing writer and a photographer too. Her musings keep one hooked to it. Her recipes section is a blend of some mouthwatering easy to make stuff and some authentic delicious dishes. It is a place worth visiting. This award is making me a kind of nostalgic. I started this blog basically to share my travel experiences with friends. But slowly it became my corner of expression. It expanded to become my place of sharing opinions about social issues, music and some weird thoughts too. I was fortunate enough to discover some amazing blogs and bloggers in the beginning. Their honest feedback and encouraging comments have kept me going. I’m also thankful to my readers for their support. Some rules need to be followed to accept this award: 1. Create a new post. 2. Thank the lovely person who nominated you for the award. 3. Pass it on to your fellow bloggers. 4. State 7 random facts about you. 5. Claim and post the award pic. Now the time to pass this award to some talented bloggers!!! It is the toughest task as there are so many amazing bloggers. 1. I would like to nominate Arti from My Yatra Diary. She is a fabulous blogger. It is a treat to read her travel posts. Truly a role model for beginners like me. 2. Seema from seema’s. Her blog is a treasure for art lovers. An amazing painter she is!! 3. Debajyoti Ghosh from Some Facts, Some Nonsense. This is the blog where you can find some of the best satires. Visit it for some hilarious yet thought provoking posts. 4. Subhorup Dasgupta from Subho’s Jejun Diet. From technology to politics and the art of living, all under one roof!!! His expert opinions on a variety of subjects will keep you hooked. 5. Magiceye from Mumbai Daily. Visit his blog to see different moods of the dream city Mumbai. 6. Purnendu from Shadows’s Galore. Amazing travel posts and photographs at his blog will surely take you on a virtual world tour. 7. Sangeeta Reghu from Sangry Words. Her blog is packed with some of the best funny as well as touching posts. 8. Rahul Miglani from Desire v/s Destiny. An interesting blog indeed!! 9. LeoPaw from BigBitz – bits of thought, big enough! The variety in his posts is amazing. One of those captivating blogs!! 10. Betsy from Joyful Reflections. A lovely blog full of beautiful pics and stories about birds, flowers and some equally beautiful places. Seven Random facts about me: 1. I am a hard core music lover. Rather I am obsessed with music. I can go without food for a day but not without music. 2. I am an extremely cool headed person and perform well in difficult stressful situations. 3. I love shopping for anything handmade like handlooms and handicrafts. I’m a choosy shopper. So shopping with me means a good investment of time and energy. 4. I enjoy gardening too. I have a soft corner for roses. 5. My biggest problem I think is I cannot do anything unless I am fully convinced. I cannot follow anyone blindly. But when I do, it is a lifelong commitment. 6. I treat my friends as a precious treasure. I consider myself fortunate that I got a chance to interact with some extremely good people at different moments of my life. 7. Most important fact – I don’t like to be disturbed when I am sleeping :-) Here is my award!! Thanks to all once again!!!