The Liebster Award

Long time no see, eh? Well, all I can say is that class 11th got me like ‘what?!’  Completely unarmed. It hit me like a wrecking ball; yeah I closed my eyes and swung; left me crashing in a blazing fall; all it ever did was wre-e-eck me. Oh yes, it has left me quoting Miley Cyrus, which ain’t good. Explaining my plight again would be like trying to save a relationship that was never worth more than two potatoes and a pea. So here’s something we all love, awards! Yay! 😀

Okay, right. I was nominated for the award by Suyash and Saya. Be sure to check their blogs out first though. Both of them are amazing people. Drop by Suyash’s blog for some mind-blowing photography and travel stories, and have a peek into Saya’s blog for some awesome poetry and her lovely attitude. 😀

The Liebster Award

LiebsterBelow are few rules for accepting the Liebster Award

  1. Post the award on your blog.
  2. Thank the fellow blogger who presented this award and link back to their blog.
  3. Write 8 random facts about yourself.
  4. Nominate 8 bloggers who you feel deserve this award and who have less than 200 WordPress followers.
  5. Answer the questions posted by the presenter and ask your nominees 8 questions.

Well, since both of them had a different set of rules for the award (regarding the number), therefore I’ve decided to take the average and let the number be 8 instead of 11, and 5.

Eight Other Facts About Me

  • I recently watched the movie Little Miss Sunshine. It’s a lovely movie and I definitely recommend it. It is the one movie which can make you cry like a mother and laugh like a monkey all within a span of just ten minutes! Well, here a small quote from the movie which keeps me going just about for now.

Dwayne: I wish I could just sleep until I was eighteen and skip all this crap-high school and everything-just skip it.

Frank: Do you know who Marcel Proust is?

Dwayne: He’s the guy you teach.

Frank: Yeah. French writer. Total loser. Never had a real job. Unrequited love affairs. Gay. Spent 20 years writing a book almost no one reads. But he’s also probably the greatest writer since Shakespeare. Anyway, he uh… he gets down to the end of his life, and he looks back and decides that all those years he suffered, Those were the best years of his life, ’cause they made him who he was. All those years he was happy? You know, total waste. Didn’t learn a thing. So, if you sleep until you’re 18… Ah, think of the suffering you’re gonna miss. I mean high school? High school-those are your prime suffering years. You don’t get better suffering than that.

  • I’ve just found out that my favourite band is Switchfoot; and the favourite genre Alternative Rock, very closely followed by Indie Folk. Oh god, Fall Out Boy, Panic! At The Disco, Poets Of The Fall, and My Chemical Romance. These people are just out of this world amazing!
  • I hate people who act/are too cool to handle. I know, hate’s a strong word, and also that I should probably not put labels but… They just make me feel like it sucks to be the ugly quiet rude sarcastic emotionally unstable friend with the attention span of a goldfish. (In case you were wondering, this was from a tumblr post; I could never describe myself so accurately! This is gold.) Because in reality, it’s really cool to be such a kind of person…isn’t it? Ah, I guess I’m having an identity crisis here *somebody help me out ya*
  • After my exams, I attended a Model United Nations conference, organised by my school; not as a delegate but as an International Press Photographer. And oh boy, those were three days of ultimate awesomeness. Cheer up, post coming soon!! =D
  • I attended the National Book Fair organised in my city a few days back, and I think I may have have a tad too many books. Because my mother told me that the last time I bought the same amount of school textbooks was…never. And that speaks a lot. (because school books are always bought by the kilo ;_; )
  • I’ve never attended any music concert and I’m pretty much dying to at least have a glimpse of one. Somebody please just give me a lift to the next Reading Festival! Like send me a spare aircraft or spaceship or something.
  • I get periods of madness when I’m unbearably addicted to something. Like once I got a bout of petting, wherein I researched all about my dog, fishes, and turtles. I used to never get off the internet, and whenever I did, it would to be try a new method of petting suggested by the divine.
  • Bow ties are cool. *leaves to put on his bow-tie and binge watch Doctor Who*

The Questions Asked


1. Where was your most memorable trip / vacation?

I’d say, the trip to Kerala, India, which I went for about six years back. It was one of those trips which got me addicted to travelling like my parents. It was also the first time I had travelled by an air-plane. And it was also the first time I had got lost myself in an unknown place. Quite literally. Oh well, you can’t blame those lush green coconut forests to not enchant a timid boy.

2. Which is the book that you read, inspired you the most?

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho.

3. What is your favourite pastime / activity when you are alone?

Reading/ listening to music/ binge watching television serials.

4. What would you like to do if you win a million dollar in a blogging / photography or any contest?

I guess what anyone else would do; start checking out boxes from that long forgotten bucket list. At least now you have a reason to follow your dreams, right?

5. What is your favourite food / dish?

Eh…I can’t pin point on one! I almost love everything food! 😀 But if it needs to be done, then it’s going to be the gatte ki sabzi made by my mother.

6. Which is your favourite city that you have travelled to or wish to travel in future?

Might be a bit clichéd but it’s got to be New York! ❤

Just look at it! Concrete jungle <3
Just look at it! Concrete jungle ❤

7. Which is your favourite horror movie?

I’m not much into horror movies, but I’d still say The Shining.

8. Who is your favourite personality / character from the history of the world?

Maharaja Jai Singh. This guy had the swag.

9. Which invention / discovery do you think changed the face of the world?

I believe it’d be the camera. Imagine the world without a camera…ugh.

10. What / who would you like to be born as, in your next birth (reincarnation)?

A dog, for sure. For I would love to be the source of happiness in any person’s life, for once.

11. Which is the best photo shot by you so far?

Ideally, this oughta be answered by ‘the one I haven’t shot yet’. But whatever.

What do you think?
What do you think?


1. Name a moment till now which has brought on tears of sadness or gratitude or happiness etc.

Tears of sadness would be when the two of my best friends left Lucknow, and moved to different cities. This happened at the end of class 10th, and is by far the most soul-crushing thing to ever happen to me. Both of them were like family and now they’re just as distant as the sun.

2. Have you felt an incomplete feeling as to what you are doing is not enough? If yes, what did you do?

Um, I’m feeling it right now. I think I need to study more hard since 11th is not exactly how I had thought it would be.

3. Have you ever had a chance to rectify a wrong decision on your part? 

I guess I’ll pass on this one. (Too Young To Answer)? maybe.

4. Have you ever done a crazy thing while in public? If yes, what and what was other people’s reaction?

Oh yes! Have I ever written about the time when I, my sister, and my mother stole a packet of spices because the shopkeeper was busy attending to other customers, and ignoring us from the corner of his eye? Nope?! Well then, this deserves a full post 😉

5. Have you ever been at cross roads in life where choosing any option over other was equally painful? If yes, what did you do?

Ah, well, yes. It would be my decision of studying in a university abroad than studying in India. Well, if I choose to study abroad then I would have to leave my home, family, and dog, and move into a completely strange place. Whereas if I stay in India, then I don’t think my frequencies would ever be able to match with that of the Indian Education System.

Hmm, so that’s that. Moving on.

The Questions To Be Answered

 Q1) What is the one thing that you’ve learnt from blogging up till now?

Q2) Name a fandom which you’re a part of. Also state the reason why.

Q3) What is the one advice you’ll give to a sixteen year old?

Q4) Are you satisfied with the current world order? If not, what is the first thing you’ll change if given the power?

Q5) If given a chance, what is the one thing that you’ll go back in time for, to change in your life?

Q6) Choose one; choose wisely: an all night party with your favourite music band or a long chat with your favourite author.

Q7) What came first: coffee or hot chocolate?

Q8) If given a chance, which fictional character would you like to go an a date with?

The Nominations



The Blog Of Karthi 🙂

A Hysterical Selcouth

Russell J Fellows


Finally Florida

Life Of Srish

Phew! Hopefully, this is long enough for an apology letter. And hopefully, I won’t take such long siestas from my blog. =)

29 thoughts on “The Liebster Award

    I’m so glad you said that! I seriously thought that here was something wrong with me because 11th grade has wre-e-ecked me. Completely. And bloging has been my only escape ever since. Gah, who knew this would be so hard??
    Anyway. It’s GREAT to see you back here 🙂
    LOL this post was awesome. I know you better now 😀
    “Whereas if I stay in India, then I don’t think my frequencies would ever be able to match with that of the Indian Education System.” I CANNOT agree more. But we’ll get through this. With hours and hours of studying sessions and of not geting anything the textbook says but trying anyway because that’s what life has become.

    If we manage to do satisfactorily well in this education system of extrmely high expectations, we shall treat ourselves to a good mind cleansing concert. Deal? 🙂 (I haven’t ever been to one either! :’D)

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    • *this one made me really happy*
      😀 😀
      I know right?! I mean I never thought I was going to end up like this, just after the half-yearlies! 😥
      Haha! Thanks 😀
      SO TRUE! The thing is, I don’t even understand why is everyone not rebelling?! Like people come on; form an underground society or something and take over the government. (I hope the cats are on our side, though)
      Pakka! Done deal! 😀 Which band, btw?


      • Hahaaa 🙂
        Genius. Let’s do that. 😀 yes, cats, dogs, restaurant owners, music, and everything humane shall all be on our side. And we’ll bring the people downn, whoever is imposing on us the norm to study about chemical bonding enthalpy and head on collision momentum. Dun-dun-dun-dunnn. (Lol I suppose you’ve taken the science stream and are SICK of it?)
        But ya know, I have a good feeling about school hereon. We’ll probably be able to pick up well after this major shock of ‘what on earth has been inflicted on us’. Here’s to starting term 2 on a positive note :’)
        Umm I’m not going to be picky 😛 attending a concert in India is in itself a huge deal. Although, Coldplay, The Script, or Swedish House Mafia (oh how I wish we could attend their hypothetical comeback tour). How about you?? =) Ohh, this also reminds me of your suggestion to me to listen to The Arctic Monkeys’ songs! Need to do that! Damn you, puny memory span.

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      • oh yes! *mutual feels* 😥 That chemistry and that physics… say no more.
        I hope so too. We need to make this second term count.. 🙂
        COLDPLAY! I’m just so cross at them! The only time they plan to come to India, they do a gig in a bar for a select few people! WHY?! just why.
        Oh and if I get a chance then along with the hypothetical comeback tour of SHM, I wanna attend the one of My Chemical Romance… Oh their music *-*
        And yes, yes. Listen to Arctic Monkeys and then tell me how much you like them 😀

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      • :’D gosh, I know.
        Hahaa done 🙂 They’re a rock band AND they’re English?? AWESOME.
        Oh, I totally forgot about Simple Plan. They’re songs are really good too. I bet you’d love them!

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      • I think I need to take both of you concert-virgins to one immediately!! 😛 Ummm, let’s see, Ed Sheeran’s next tour to India. Or maybe even Coldplay! 😀

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      • Ah unfortunately none of my most favourite bands yet. Well, we’re in India after all. But I did get to visit Poets of the Fall this year and they were awesome! But otherwise I frequent concerts by indie bands like Agam, Lagori etc. Luckily for me, the music scene is good in Chennai. 🙂

        Ed Sheeran came to Mumbai this year and I so wanted to go, but I was traveling to home that time 😥 anyway, why not Coldplay?

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      • Dafuq!! POETS OF THE FALL!!!!!!!!!!! I HATE YOU. 😥 why?! Just. Speak no more about it.
        Yeah and Ed Sheeran ❤️ I think I had my exams then 😢
        Coldplay *sigh* You see, the only time they come to India, they do a very secret gig in a bar, and that too the AIB gets to attend it! Don’t you thinks something’s funny?! I think I’ve moved on though. Try Kodaline. They’re music has the similar effect as that of Coldplay *and they might as well be better* *i dunno how i said that* *but I need to move on*


      • Ah. Yea I did hear that news. Strange isn’t it? Truth is, I love Chris Martin way too much to actually move on so I excused him :O
        And Kodaline is my guilty pleasure! ❤ Their music is not entirely original, but who cares as long as it's good! "All I Want" is something I sing loudly when no one's around 😛

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      • Are you sirius?! Is this it?! Have I just found the first person, besides me, in India, who loves Kolaline?! *_* 😀 I just can’t tell you how happy this makes me feel! 😀
        And um.. you’re probably right. Nobody can hate Chris.. 🙂

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      • Yea, you are the only guy I know who knows Kodaline as well 🙂 How did you discover them? I have Spotify to thank for. I think they appeared in one of the automated playlists! It was instant love, I tell you! 😉


      • Well, nothing a little VPN network cannot solve. You just have to trick it into thinking that your request is coming from US or UK 🙂 Google it, there are loads of resources online on how to make Spotify work and dude, trust me, you’ll love it!!


  2. I loved reading this, bro! To be honest, I can’t really remember if my 11th was as nerve-wrecking as yours. Though I wasn’t a top student or anything, so what do I know! 😛 It’s interesting though, I consistently stood second in class throughout school till tenth (Why only second, never first, you ask? There was a girl who was hard to beat. But it’s okay, we were good friends 😀 ) But from eleventh, I started to move to the middle of the pack. I never cracked IIT like my parents wished me to, but I guess in the end it turned out just fine. 🙂

    It’s natural to feel the way you do about Indian education system. We are only taught to crack exams, not to learn. So, there’s that. Don’t miss a chance to study abroad if you can though.

    Bow ties, never wore one. I think they don’t look good on fat people like me. Though some people do seem to pull it off. Looking forward to more writing from you, really missed your cheerfulness lately. 🙂 And thanks for the nomination! I’m thinking of making my blog award-free lately, I love the gesture but it’s just such a hassle to write random facts about me all the time 😛 the questions look interesting though, so i might just do it.


    • Hehe! Thanks 😀
      Not a top student?! *rolls eyes* You used to come second! Consistently! Well, Hermione. She’ll always top; no matter what. ;P
      I know right.. *sigh* Well, I’ll try my best for sure, and just hope for the best… 🙂
      Have you started Doctor Who yet? No? Then just do it. Now! After watching that you’ll just stop having misconceptions such as you won’t be able to pull off a bow tie. Okay? 😀 😀 I’m so damn sure you’ll look awesome in a bow-tie! After all, we need to rock that cool grandpa look! 😀
      Award-free, ikr! Writing these posts need so much time and thought. They are real tedious. But anyway, you need to do this one! 😀

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      • Yea she was better at being Hermione than I ever was, lol. 😀 What I meant regarding top student was, I was indeed one till tenth. But after that, everything changed. *shrug* I’ll stop now for the fear of rubbing off badly on you.
        Doctor Who, not yet!! I’m still catching up on so many of my backlog shows that I haven’t got time AT ALL! But I will ASAP! Btw, are you watching The Stand on Colors Infinity? India’s own English music competition show. I’m loving it so far!

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      • Eeeh! It’s okay it’s okay. *pat pat* I can relate 😉 maybe we were built for something better that this education system, right?
        As soon as you’re done. Do watch Doctor Who. Just do.
        And nope. I haven’t. But I guess I will, if you’re recommending it so highly.. 🙂


      • So as for Doctor Who, you want me to begin at the very beginning? Because I know it’s a very old show. OR it doesn’t matter which season I pick up?

        As for The Stand, check out this performance. this guy is awesome! The show airs Sat and Sun at 9 PM on Colors Infinity.

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      • Nope. Begin when they restarted the series in 2005. Begin with the 9th Doctor. But before beginning, watch these episodes: Blink, Midnight, vincent and the doctor. Okay?
        And that was amazing! *_* I’ll start watching it ASAP.

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      • Lol I hate spam like this, you guys, but Ed Sheeran? I’M SO IN. ❤ I cursed the CBSE board for scheduling our exams smack dab between the few days that he'd decided to visit and perform in Mumbai.
        Also, The Stage is pretty damn good, isn't it? They're SO talented. Rupin's first performance really caught me awestruck. :')


      • *I see what you did there* 😀
        I know right! Even ICSE had its exams going on then.
        Btw, I’ve just started the Stand, and have watched just one episode. So don’t really remember anybody’s name, but I’m pretty much going to follow it from this weekend. =D

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  3. A MUN after the exams? Parents who compare books to ..ahem, textbooks? A dying urge to go to music festivals in the UK? Periods of madness and internet addiction? Whovian? Why, exactly, have we not met yet?:P Anyhow, congratulations on your nomination!

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