LIEBSTER AWARD 2017

Hi Guys! As you might have guessed, (YES!) I have got the Liebster Award 2017 for my blog and I would like to convey my heartfelt thanks to Sann for nominating me for this award. Do check out Sann’s awesome blog.

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On accepting the nomination, the rules to be followed are:

  • Create a new post thanking the person who nominated you, provide a link to their blog.
  • Include award graphic.
  • Answer the questions provided.
  • Make a new set of 10 questions for your nominees to answer.
  • Nominate 5-11 upcoming or recently followed bloggers and share your post with them so they see it.

You can also check out the official rules here.
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Here the questions Sann asked me:

1. Why did you decide to start a blog?

  • For long I wondered how I could consolidate my thoughts and reach out to many. There were many social media options but I found them very cumbersome.
  • I wanted a platform to know about others, share my views and experiences that might inspire others and a sincere audience to read them.
  • Blogging has turned out to be a rich learning ground for me and I incessantly find new things to explore and look forward to a lot more.

2. Are there any books which completely put you down and made you regret wasting your time reading it?

  • I donot think I have strongly gone through such an experience. I admit that there have been times when a novel didn’t connect to me or studying a book didn’t help me much in the concerned field.
  • However, I generally donot let any book not worth the time I spend on it devour me completely. I know when to stop and I am glad that it seldom happens because almost every book I have read has either sowed a seed of learning in me or has brushed up my already acquired knowledge.

3. What is your say on wars?

  • Politically, most wars are a product of a series of events stirring grudge or greed of power-drunk leaders. However, wars are just homicide cum suicidal attempt in disguise of the worshippers of unworthy oppressive power and perhaps the biggest tomfoolery of mankind in most cases.
  • An act is justified only if it brings peace with it but blind desvastating armed conflicts bring nothing but widespread bloodshed and are a blot on humanity.
  • However, there have been revolutionary wars in history that have brought sea changes to uphold the base of freedom and equality.
  • Even such wars are perhaps not a rational solution in this 21st century when the world has turned into a global village with much scope to group and raise voices.

4. Your favourite song and singer. And why you love them?

  • I have heard innumerable singing legends and I adore each one of them for their unique style. It’s nearly impossible to choose a favourite as there is no single singer or a single song I find the best.
  • Hence, I would like to share something near me. About 4 years back, a girl used to sit at the entrance of a nearby metro station everyday with perhaps the sweetest voice I have ever heard.
  • She sat to beg on a broken wheelchair and sang with a bowl in her only hand. She ceased to come after one year and I never saw her again but I can never erase her voice from my mind.

5. Is there anything you would like to improve in yourself? Why?

  • Patience and careful attitude. I want to develop these qualities deeply and make them my strength, at least at present because these will help me in my studies as well as career building. I will later decide other things I need to work on when circumstances urge me to do so.

6. How do you deal with stress? Any pro tips!?😜

  • My ways to deal with stress are: Meditation, listening to music, blogging, crazy dancing to bang on beats πŸ˜‚, saying anything that makes me feel happy, drawing on blank pages, scribbling thoughts, taking a short nap, taking a round of the locality, munching on snacks etc.
  • My tip is to explore which mad way relieves you best. It varies from person to person and always remember, stress comes only to those who are special and can take it. You are great!

7. One thing you feel money cannot buy. Why?

  • Saying about a single thing that money cannot buy is perhaps like taking a glass of water from the sea. I wonder if money can buy you anything except material objects or some puppets.
  • We are all living souls and if only materials were associated with our presence then we would have been as good as a dead rock. All our emotions like love, trust, friendship, humanity, knowledge etc; time, effort, original work, talent etc; and the very essence of a good life are beyond the reach of bundles of notes.

8. Do you believe in equality in all sectors? Or do you think it should be applicable to only a few sectors?

  • I donot believe in equality but in equal opportunities for all to shape their life and choose what they want to do.
  • The oppressed classes and poor do need special attention but only till they reach a standard. After that, a person’s hardwork and ability should decide the heights he reaches.
  • This applies to all sectors, just the category that needs attention varies. For example, women need more security, maternity leave etc in jobs while the differently abled children need special care and so on.

9. Any article or story or poem that gave you a wake up call? Which one is it?

  • There are loads of them and even more number of issues they speak about. However, I like to draw only the most relevant parts for me and merge them. It’s like continuous small wake up calls that put me together to finally boost me as a whole. I love to use all those inferences to inspire me and to create inspiration.

10. What are the top things on your bucket list?

  • Oh! For now it’s my studies. I do have long term longings and plans but I cannot call them priorities of my bucket list.

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Now, presenting my questions:

  1. What do you think is the most challenging issue before today’s world?
  2. What kind of freedom do you think is the most important?
  3. How do you think is the ideal way to educate students and enhance attitude of learning in them?
  4. What is the most memorable moment of your life?
  5. Name an animal whose special characteristics you would like in yourself. Mention them.
  6. What message would you give out to the world in one line?
  7. What do you prefer for a task- help or motivation?
  8. Mention five words to describe you.
  9. What do you think you can do best?
  10. Finally, mention an inspiring quote to end this Q&A session with a beautiful message.

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Now, coming to my nominations. My dear blogger friends, please understand that there is an upper limit of 11 bloggers I can nominate. I have nominated 11 growing or upcoming wonderful bloggers but there are many more who deserved it too. Please do not keep any bitter feelings. You all are awesome bloggers and many awards are sure to come your way.
I have nominated

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Posted on 19 December 2017.

96 Comments Add yours

  1. kiwinana says:

    Congratulations. Wishing you a happy Christmas.

    Liked by 7 people

    1. sandsoftime10 says:

      Thanks and same to you 😊

      Liked by 2 people

  2. Congrats! It’s good to get to know you!

    Liked by 6 people

    1. sandsoftime10 says:

      Thank you.😊

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  3. Congratulations! Awesome job! πŸ™‚

    Liked by 6 people

    1. sandsoftime10 says:

      Thank you.😊

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    1. sandsoftime10 says:

      Thanks 😊

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    1. sandsoftime10 says:

      Thanks 😊

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  4. Sann says:

    Heyy!! Wow! Your answers were absolutely awesome! I had so much fun reading them. You did a great job girl! I loved your say on equality!
    Sannβ€πŸ’ž

    Liked by 6 people

    1. sandsoftime10 says:

      I am so glad to hear that you liked them. Thanks 😊

      Liked by 1 person

  5. Sann says:

    Also, your stress management tip was so appealing. Even I listen to music, dance crazily and what-not!?

    Liked by 3 people

    1. sandsoftime10 says:

      😊 Yup. We all have our own stress-busting techniques.πŸ˜‚

      Liked by 1 person

  6. B. says:

    Congratulations!

    Liked by 5 people

    1. sandsoftime10 says:

      Thanks 😊

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  7. mistimaan says:

    Congrats πŸ™‚

    Liked by 4 people

    1. sandsoftime10 says:

      Thanks 😊

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  8. Great news. Congrats and all the best.

    Liked by 5 people

    1. sandsoftime10 says:

      Thank you.😊

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  9. Ileana says:

    Felicitari! β˜•β˜ƒβ„πŸŒ²πŸ˜˜

    Liked by 5 people

    1. sandsoftime10 says:

      Thanks 😊

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      1. Ileana says:

        πŸ˜‰β˜•β˜ƒβ„πŸŒ²πŸ˜˜

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  10. Buffalo Tom Peabody says:

    Congratulations!

    Liked by 5 people

    1. sandsoftime10 says:

      Thanks 😊

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  11. Firelands says:

    Congratulations!

    Liked by 4 people

    1. sandsoftime10 says:

      Thanks 😊

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  12. WREADITOR says:

    Congratulations! Happy to have found your site.

    Liked by 5 people

    1. sandsoftime10 says:

      It’s so nice of you to say so. Thank you.πŸ˜€

      Liked by 2 people

  13. just_me says:

    Congratulations! πŸ™‚

    Liked by 4 people

    1. sandsoftime10 says:

      Thanks 😊

      Liked by 1 person

  14. Alexi says:

    Congratulations on your award

    Liked by 4 people

    1. sandsoftime10 says:

      Thanks 😊

      Liked by 2 people

    1. sandsoftime10 says:

      Thanks 😊

      Liked by 2 people

      1. lisarey1990 says:

        You’re welcome. πŸ™‚

        Liked by 2 people

  15. agp98 says:

    Here is your answers πŸ’—

    https://agp98.wordpress.com/2017/12/21/liebster-award-2017/

    (Thank you for the nomination)

    Liked by 4 people

    1. sandsoftime10 says:

      😊 Checking them out…

      Liked by 2 people

  16. Congratulations on the award and great answers! I completely agree when it comes to just choosing one fav musician, and loved your answer on equality. I couldn’t have said it better myself! 😊

    Liked by 4 people

    1. sandsoftime10 says:

      Thank you so much.😊

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    1. sandsoftime10 says:

      😊

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      1. Aman Thakur says:

        You are welcome…:-)
        and you can visit my blog too…;-)

        Liked by 2 people

      2. Alicia says:

        Awesome answers πŸ™‚ I’ll be keeping an eye on your next posts. A bit late but, Happy New Year!

        Liked by 2 people

      3. sandsoftime10 says:

        Happy New Year! πŸ˜ŠπŸ’Ÿ Thank you.

        Liked by 1 person

  17. Anand Bose says:

    Congratulations keep it up. Anand Bose from Kerala

    Liked by 5 people

    1. sandsoftime10 says:

      Thank you.😊

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    1. sandsoftime10 says:

      Thanks 😊

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    1. sandsoftime10 says:

      😊

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  18. Yay! congratulations! So many great bloggers have been nominated for this, its no surprise that you were too. Keep up the great work

    Liked by 4 people

    1. sandsoftime10 says:

      Thanks 😊

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  19. Congratulations Megha ☺

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    1. sandsoftime10 says:

      Thanks 😊

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  20. abetterman21 says:

    Congratulations on the award!

    Liked by 4 people

    1. sandsoftime10 says:

      Thanks 😊

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  21. Wm. Allen says:

    Congratulations on your award

    Liked by 4 people

    1. sandsoftime10 says:

      Thanks 😊

      Liked by 2 people

    1. sandsoftime10 says:

      Thank you so much. 😊

      Liked by 2 people

    1. sandsoftime10 says:

      Thanks 😊

      Liked by 2 people

    2. sandsoftime10 says:

      Thanks 😊

      Liked by 1 person

      1. worldphoto12 says:

        πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚ πŸ˜‰

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  22. Deb Whittam says:

    Congrats. Well deserved

    Liked by 3 people

    1. sandsoftime10 says:

      Thanks 😊

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    1. sandsoftime10 says:

      Thanks 😊

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  23. Congratulations!!
    Well deserved

    Liked by 3 people

    1. sandsoftime10 says:

      Thank you 😊

      Liked by 1 person

  24. doodlessworld says:

    Congratulations. Do check out my new post and give your review

    Liked by 3 people

    1. sandsoftime10 says:

      Thank you.😊
      Sure. I would love to. πŸ’Ÿ

      Liked by 1 person

      1. doodlessworld says:

        Thank you so much dear. Much love ❀️

        Liked by 1 person

      2. sandsoftime10 says:

        😊

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  25. Congratulations on your Liebster!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. sandsoftime10 says:

      Thank you.😊

      Like

    1. sandsoftime10 says:

      Thanks 😊

      Like

  26. Lena says:

    Heyyy!!! I just found your blog. You followed me and I decided to check out your blog; I’m so glad because I really love it. I hope to learn a lot from you with time πŸ™‚πŸ™‚

    Liked by 2 people

    1. sandsoftime10 says:

      That’s so sweet of you. I also look forward to learn a lot from you, dear. 😊

      Liked by 1 person

  27. Wow, you have some thought-provoking answers here! I really like the story you shared in number four.
    Many thanks for following my blog!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. sandsoftime10 says:

      You’re always welcome. 😊

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  28. NaomYb’ says:

    Congrats !! Nice to encounter your happy news / posts πŸ™‚ keep creative and writing ..!

    Liked by 2 people

    1. sandsoftime10 says:

      Thanks 😊

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    1. sandsoftime10 says:

      Thank you so much.😊❀

      Like

  29. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    ORT–ORT–ORT==ORT–ORT–!!!!!!!! πŸ˜€

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    1. sandsoftime10 says:

      😊

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