Tuesday, November 12, 2013

The Liebster Award - Cute!

I have been guilty of being a rather inconsistent blogger for sometime now. But recently, having decided that I had procrastinated long enough, I started writing again. I was one post down when a message was left for me that I was nominated for the 'Liebster Award' by Senorita who blogs at Tattva. It made me smile, it sounded cute, though I had no clue what the award was about. As I read her post, I realized it was all that and more.

Thank you Senorita for the honour. :)

Liebster Award
(pic courtesy: Google Image search)

So, what's a Liebster Award?

The Liebster Blog Award is given to upcoming/new bloggers or who have less than 200 followers. The 'Liebster' word is of German origin and means sweetest/ kindest/ nicest/ dearest/ beloved/ lovely/ kind/ pleasant/ valued/ cute/ endearing/ welcome...

 How does it work? 
  1. Link back to the persons blog who has nominated you and convey thanks for giving the award.
  2. Answer all questions posted by the nominator.
  3. Nominate 10 more bloggers whom you feel are deserving of more subscribers; you pass the award on to them.
  4. Create 10 questions for the nominees.
  5. Contact the nominees and let them know that they have been nominated for the Liebster Award!

My answers to the questions posed by Senorita who nominated me:

1. Where does your blogging inspiration come from?
Real life (clich├ęd as it is, but true).

2. Which cartoon character do you relate to and why?
Hobbes (from Calvin & Hobbes). I wish it was Calvin but I don't think I am wicked enough :D
3. If you were given 1 lakh rupees to shop in an hour to purchase 5 items, what would be your shopping list?
(i) A state of the art music system
(ii) a good camera (DSLR)
(iii) Books (can't be specific here, but I can spend a lot of money on them, trust me!).
I am rather over budget here already, so maybe I should stop :)
4. Which one is your pic Friends/How I met your Mother/the Big Bang Theory?
Big Bang Theory, definitely! It's got some really good, clever dialogues & great comic timing. Friends comes really close though.
5. Funniest moment of your life?
The day I boarded a flight in sort of a daze. Then I doubted myself and actually went up to the stewardess to ask her if the flight was headed to xyz city. I wasn't sure if I was on the right flight!
6. Price of onions per kg in your city?
Err...I think about Rs. 75/-
7. Equities, Real Estate or Fixed income.. which one and why?
Real Estate - it's a one time paper work (more or less). And guaranteed to succeed in the long run.
8. Black or white?
Both - So that would make it grey? :)
9. One holiday destination that you never wanna go back again?
I don't think I have had a never again experience. Maybe a few hotels, but never a destination 
10. Your Favourite book?
Lord of the Rings

My list of blogs nominated for the Liebster Award are:











I apologise if I have not fulfilled the criteria of choosing the ten blogs very diligently. It wasn't easy. The definition of followers being rather loose - some had listed followers and some none. Therefore, I have picked the ones I think match the criteria but more importantly, these are the ones I loved reading / going through for various reasons - the free flowing verse, the eloquent photographs, bringing stories to life or for being simply funny :) I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.

My questions for the nominees are:

1. Three things without which you would never step out of the house?

2. Writing a blog post or reading another's post?

3. Backpacking/ adventure holiday/ luxury trip - if money was not a constraint which would you enjoy the most?

4. Favourite genre of movie - comedy/ sci-fi/ fantasy/ horror/ romance (a.k.a chick-flick)/ biographies?

5. Photographs as memories or memories only?

6. Skydiving/ Bungee Jumping/ Zip Lining/ Paragliding - which one would you prefer to try out?

7. If you had the chance to take the place of a celebrity for a day, who would you be and why?
(Sorry, Mother Teresa and working towards world peace are out of the running here.)

8. Favourite musician/ band?

9.  A holiday memory that you remember vividly?

10. One definite bucket list destination to travel to in this life?


P.S. Go visit Senorita's blog at Tattva (linked here to my favourite post), if you haven't already.


  1. Thank you so much for nominating me for my first Liebster award ever! :D
    I am so so excited to be a part of this!

  2. Thank you buddy - http://indiandramaqueen.blogspot.in/2013/11/liebster-award.html

  3. Thanks a lot! I had no clue about this!
    I just happened to view the source of my blog visits and stumbled upon this post. Thanks once again!
    I shall get back to you with a kickass blog post answering all your questions very soon!

    : anotherblognextdoor

  4. Here is the link to my Liebster award post:

    Thanks much, once again!

  5. Thank you so much for nominating me. I had heard of this award before but never really given it much thought.