Brotherhood of the World Blogger Award!

The Blogging community has always been very kind & supportive throughout my blogging journey. Each award that has been given to me by the community has brought with it such encouragement & inspiration to continue with more enthusiasm! I am so very grateful to the two amazing Bloggers who nominated me for the ‘Brotherhood of the World Blogger Award’!  Thank You so much Francesca & WordsCoffeeandLacedresses for this honor! I will happily receive it & add it my little collection!

You can find the rules here 

Here are Answers to Francesca’s Questions

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What prompted you to start blogging?

Travel has always been my most favorite thing to do. I was also greatly influenced by Samantha Brown’s Travel Shows growing up. Viewing the world through somebody else’s eyes is always fascinating. As I started traveling, I thought why not give the world a glimpse into my travels. Its also a great way to document my most favorite places & memories.

If you had a time machine, would you travel to the past, future or not bother?

I would travel back to my childhood & relive it again! It was an amazing childhood.

What triggers your muse?

Mother Nature

Do you have a favorite piece of Architectural brilliance?

The Taj Mahal, India.

When does your Mind come to life, Dusk or Dawn?

Dusk.

Here are the Answers to WordsCoffeeandlaceDresses’s Questions 

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Where do you most of your writing and does it help you stay focused?

At my writing desk with a cup of tea in hand, that’s the only place where I can work without a break for hours at a stretch.

Do you prefer music or silence while writing?

I prefer silence

How has blogging benefited you in terms of personal growth?

Its made me more confident in terms of my writing skills. The thing I value most is the love of my readers & my connection with them, its made me more responsible as a blogger to give out quality content.

What is your favorite book?

The Kite Runner – Khalid Hosseni

What do you do when you need to de-stress?

Take a nice warm shower with lavender bathing salts.

NOMinees

I hereby Nominate the following amazing Bloggers for this award!

Koolitzable 

Adriennea

Theanonymoustalker

Anwyn84

Reiva geen

Congratulations guys!!!

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Here are your questions!

What inspires you the most in life?

Whats your favorite childhood memory?

Whats your favorite book?

If you could spend a day with a famous personality, who would it be & why?

Whats the story behind the title of your blog?

Thank you once again for the nomination & Congratulations to the Nominees, you guys are amazing bloggers & deserve the nominations!

Warm Regards,

Arpita!

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Sunshine Blogger Award

I am very happy to announce that I have been nominated to receive ‘The Sunshine Blogger Award’ by Rashmi . One reason why this award is so special to me is that I have been nominated by someone whose name in itself means ‘A Ray of Sunshine’ -Rashmi! Please do check out her blog. She is a total Beyonce! Just read her Bio! Thank you so much Rashmi for supporting my work & being such an awesome person!

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Here are the Rules for the Award

Thank the person who nominated you.

Answer the Questions from your Nominators

Nominate 11 other bloggers & give them 11 questions.

My Answers to Rashmi’s Questions

If you were given a time machine would you use it to go to the Future or the Past?

I’d go to the past & relive my amazing childhood.

If you could meet one person (Real, Imaginary, Live or Dead) who would it be & why?

Maharani Gayatri Devi , Rajmata (Queen) of the Kingdom of Jaipur, India. One of the most beautiful Women in the World & A Fashion Icon.

What according to you is a good day?

A day spent with the people I love.

What is your favorite Music Genre & Why?

I am not into Music really.

Complete the sentence, ‘Life is… ?

Life is to be lived with all of your heart.

What is your best memory?

This day when my dad took me for a small trip to the Beach.

What is the source of your Inspiration?

Nature

What was your choice of career when you were a kid?

I wanted to be a Journalist.

Your all time favorite book or movie?

Under the Tuscan Sun.

If you can meet one famous person who is alive? 

Oprah Winfrey

How has the Blogging experience contributed to your life?

I have met some of the most amazing people here & I have some of the best subscriber friends in the world!

Keeping up with the Tradition, here are my Nominees for the ‘Sunshine Blogger Award’. Shine on Bloggers!

Nelia de Villers

Cuppajoeandthou

Navigating Dad

Reiva Geen

Koolitzable

Hope Leissa

atypical60

Grandmama2011

Ivan Proust

Shanthini

Izabolinha

Wordscoffeeandlacedresses

Questions will be the same as the ones put to me by Rashmi.

I think awards like ‘The Sunshine Blogger Award’ are a ‘welcome to the club’ kinda initiation ceremony from one Blogger another . I think the thought behind it is to give encouragement & provide a support group of sort to bloggers & its really nice.

It is up to the nominees whether they want to receive the Award or pass it on. Do it now or at a time convenient to you. Or hell, just display the Badge! You are a winner anyway!

Premio Dardos Award!

For any blogger, especially a new one like me, it is always a moment of great happiness when your work is appreciated by your readers and other amazing bloggers. It is a motivation to keep doing our best every time.

I am very happy to share with you guys that after the ‘Liebster Award’, I have now been nominated to receive the ‘Premio Dardos Award‘. I am so thankful to Prei for considering me worthy of the honor.

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Premio Dardus’ means Prize Darts in Spanish. The ‘Premio Dardos’ recognises those who transmit cultural, ethical, literary & personal values through writing. I am very grateful to Prei & the Blogging community for the love, appreciation & support they have always shown towards my blog.

Keeping up with the tradition, I hereby nominate the following blogs that I believe to be outstanding & deserve the ‘Premio Dardus’ Award.

  1. Anand
  2. DebbieL
  3. Maddy
  4. Rugwed
  5. FunSimplicity
  6. TheSwedishKiwi
  7. HeatherNotes
  8. AndreaGiang
  9. Emma
  10. Myhongkonghusband
  11. Mary
  12. Jeann
  13. EvelynSmith
  14. FrancescaSmith
  15. CamelliaSentry

The Premio Dardus Award Rules.

Thank the Blogger who nominated you for the Award.

Include the ‘Premio Dardos Award’ Picture in the post.

Nominate 15 blogs that you think are worthy of the ‘Premio Dardus’ Award & Notify them.

I am once again very grateful for the award.

As always Thank you to my amazing readers for their constant support & appreciation.

Love,

Arpita.

Liebster Award!

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I have amazing news to share with you guys! I was nominated for the ‘Liebster Award’ yesterday! This nomination means a lot to me! Especially being recommended by a blogger as talented as Anand is an incredible honor. I am very very grateful & I thank him from the bottom of my heart.

For those who are not aware of the ‘Liebster Award’ – ‘Liebster Award’ is an online award given to a new blogger by the Bloggers Community as an appreciation for the blog.

Here’s how it works:

  1. Once you are nominated, Make a post thanking & linking the person who nominated you. Include the ‘Liebster Award’ sticker in the post too.
  2. Nominate 5-10 other bloggers who you feel are worthy of this award. Let them know they are nominated by commenting on one of their posts. You can nominate the person who nominated you as well.
  3. Ensure all the bloggers have less than 200 followers.
  4. Answer the eleven questions asked to you by the person who nominated you, and make 11 questions of your own for nominees or you may use the same questions.
  5. Lastly copy these Rules in your post.

Here are my answers to Anand’s questions:

What is life according to you?

Life is a beautiful opportunity given to us by God to make the earth a better place.

What Is your goal/ mission in life?

To be a good human being.

What is your favorite film?

Under the Tuscan Sun.

What quality do you most like about yourself?

My friendly nature.

Who are your heroes /Role Models?

Oprah Winfrey & Robin Sharma

Which is your dream destination?

Paris

What do you prefer in life Peace or Success? Are they different for you? Why?

Peace. Without Peace, success has no meaning.

What are your hobbies?

Travelling, reading & meeting new people.

Do you feel good about yourself, people around you & life in general?

Yes, I am very happy with my life. I feel very blessed.

What is the importance of Gratitude according to you? If any?

It is extremely important to be grateful. If you are not grateful for what you have, what makes you entitled to more.

And The Nominees are!

  1. Sheetal – A fashion Blogger plus Tarot reader. I love her unique style & writing.
  2. Avril – A new blogger on the Block! Do follow her for everything Scottish!
  3.  ApaoRemai – I love his Travel writing.
  4. Shilparya – An expat blog, follow her journey as she settles down in a new country.
  5. Deeksha – For Poems & other beautiful posts.

Here are my questions for my Nominees!

  1. What motivated you to start a Blog?
  2. Which book are you currently reading?
  3. If you could have one superpower, what would it be?
  4. Your dream travel destination?
  5. Your favorite food?
  6. If you could witness any past/ future event, which would it be?
  7. iPhone or Android?
  8. What did you want to be when you were growing up?
  9. Your Favorite Movie?
  10. Your Role Model?
  11. If you could have tea with anyone in the world, who would it be & why?

Once again I am very grateful for the nomination. And I am especially very thankful to the readers of my blog for their continuous support & appreciation. Without you guys, this would not have been possible. Thank you!