Friday, March 29, 2013

Liebsters Again

Here I come again bearing another couple of Liebsters. I may not have become Awesome to anyone yet, I may be versatile to a few and even creative to some but, really, almost all the people who know and love me consider me worthy of a Liebster. I am seriously running out of mantelpiece space to stock all of them. It humbles me, however, that people who have known me for just about a year and only though my blog remember me when they have awards to hand around.

This time, the first one to award me is Rio De La Sciocco who I knew under a different name earlier. The key thing for me with him is the fact that he was the first person to host a guest post by me. What is more, he hosted my piece called "How to stay a bachelor" in his blog Marriagebook.in. If that was not courage I would like to know what is?

The second one to award me is Apala Sengupta whom I had interacted with on the chat facility of Indiblogger. Now, Apala is more the poetic type and I, as anyone can tell you, am the last to claim any talent in either writing or reading poetry. So, it was such a surprise when she awarded me the Liebster as well.

As usual, I will skip those questionnaires about myself. Enough has been said about me by myself in I am Versatile  Versatile Again  Tagged as well as   And now the Liebster that even as narcissistic a person as I am must needs confess to satiety. If there be any such person among my readers who does not actually gag at the thought of hearing me mouthing about myself they are invited to test their fortitude in one of those posts.

And, now for those questions.

Rio De La Sciocco’s 11 Questions. Blame him for asking for single word answers. Have not quite managed it but then even getting this close is an achievement for a verbose character like me.

Favorite dish    : Bisibelebath
Best friend       : Books
Best enemy      : Laziness
Best blog          : Mine (Of course! Who said I was modest?)
Worst blog       : Did he really expect anyone to answer this?
Best politician  : Oxymoron?
Worst politician: Redundancy?
Best hotel          : None (I like home best)
Worst hotel       : All (Since I like home best)
Best book         : Fiction
Worst book       : Texts

Apala Sengupta’s 11 questions.

If you could go on a date with anyone on this earth, who would it be? Why?

Anyone who will pay for it and not mind either my dress or my table manners. Of course, pick-up and drop included – and, quite possibly, carrying me back to bed and decanting me into it.

Finish the two statements - Girls are ________. Boys are ________.

Girls are mysteries. Boys are not detectives

Fiction or Non-Fiction? Why?

Fiction, obviously! Non-fiction demands two things I do not possess – Brains and diligence.

Are you happy with the person you have become or would you like to change something given a chance?

I am quite fine with who I am. Been a while since I had this urge to change only to find that, after changing, I was still unhappy.

Do you believe in luck or hard work?

Put it this way – I would love good things to happen by luck to me because I hate hard work. On a mere conceptual plane, excepting exceptions, I have always found that it requires both to be successful. You need to believe in hard work but it also requires luck to succeed.

Are you the kind of friend you would want to have as a friend?

Yes! I am undemanding and that is exactly what I want in a friend!

Rank in order or priority in your life - love, money, honesty, self-respect

Honesty, Self-respect, love and money. There is no self-respect without honesty; a dishonest man is unworthy of love and incapable of loving. As for money, I must say that it is thanks to the fact that I am not starving that I put that last. After your needs are satisfied, money is a sheer irrelevancy – and by needs I mean what you cannot survive without and not that pressing need to fly in your own aircraft escorted by a bevy of beautiful models.

An easy tip to win your heart.

Be open and direct. I have only a modicum of brains and, thus, hints and indirect messages escape me but leave me feeling uncomfortable.

Your idea of a perfect day.

Any of those days on the mountains while I am on trek.

If one morning you wake up to find you are not allowed to blog anymore, how would you feel/react?

Probably go back to doing what I was doing about a year back. I am not too much of a person to carry regrets.

Any suggestion for my blog.

Keep blogging.

I must apologize for the inability to pass on the Liebster. Laziness and the fact that almost everyone I know has already got one and won't thank me for getting another should suffice for an excuse.

44 comments:

  1. It is always interesting to know more about you in your inimitable style.Carry on dude!

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    1. My life is an open book - hmmm - open blog? :)

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  2. Clearly, what Meryl Streep is to Oscars, you are to Liebsters!
    Loved your girl/boy answer!

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    1. Thanks Rickie! Wish I were the male equivalent :)

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  3. Girls are mysteries. Boys are not detectives. LOL!!!
    Humorous answers all!!

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    1. Thanks DS! That one i liked the best too in this :)

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  4. ur answer to the 'rank in order of importance' was wonderful....if u were contesting for the Miss. India, oops, i mean Mr. India title, u would get a perfect 10..and the crown as well !! and im still rolling over laughing reading the 'who'd u go on a date with' !!! superb one word answers as well!! now u know why u so well deserve those liebsters....congrats!

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    1. About the only way I'll get to be a Mr. India! Unless I learn to become invisible :)

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  5. The person who are more famous all around gets Liebsters. Congrats. Loved your humorous answers. Honest on not passing .

    Travel India



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    1. Yeah Vishal! Been doing a lot of award posts and it is really a big job to find the bloggers, link them and inform them. Getting to be a lot too much work for me :)

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  6. Thoroughly enjoyed reading all your answers :) keep blogging and spreading cheer and smiles as you always do. Loved your date, boy/girl answers..in fact, loved all of them.

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    1. Thanks! I try to make the award posts also interesting - glad to know that I have achieved some success in that!

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  7. Congratulations:) Got to know so much more about you...i Love Bisi bele bath too:)

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    1. Thanks Bushra! Uninteresting life - so not much fun knowing abt it :)

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  8. //Non-fiction demands two things I do not possess – Brains and diligence.
    I am with you. I have tried and have failed each time. I think there is a separate gene in the human DNA for this ability.
    Congrats for the awards.

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    1. I gave up trying way back in school, Amit :) Except for the mandatory portions of course :)

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  9. congrattz, and thanks for reminding me that i have one pending...:/

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  10. Good to see you picking up leibster after leibster.

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    1. They really seem to be raining on me like manna from Heaven! :) Never knew so many people liked my blog so much!

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  11. Hearty congrats once again!
    Loved your sets of replies, Suresh:)
    (Oye boy oye boy Charlie, tu ne dil ki baazi maar li:):D)

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  12. I had bisi bele bhaat yesterday and thought of you :-P.

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  13. Congratulations on the Liebsters, Suresh. Enjoyed reading your answers and would agree that your's is the best blog. :-)

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    1. Thanks Sudha! At last you did get to it :) And I bet you say that of all blogs you read :)

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    2. No, I don't say such stuff lightly, Suresh. :-)

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    3. I am sure you also know that I was only parodying "I bet you say that to all girls" :)

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  14. so the liebster king gets one more award :D. loved your answers! a hilarious post as always :)

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    1. Liebster King, huh? :) At least looks like I will retain one qualification for the Liebster - having less than 200 followers :)

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  15. Now I envy you. So many Leibsters. (well Kidding)

    Keep going Suresh Ji. I love reading your posts.

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    1. Thanks Janika! I really do not know what I have done to deserve so much affection from the blogging community but it is heart-warming to be the recipient.

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  16. Congrats Suresh on yet another award! Does anyone say I am tired of getting yet another Oscar or Filmfare, although this is like getting the Best Newcomer Award thrice in a row, which would make you wonder whether to be ecstatic or gloomy, though I would opt for the former as what it means is that your blog is being talked about, and that too in a 'young' and 'fresh' way! Enjoy!

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    1. Sort of like being the perpetual bridesmaid, isn't it? :) But I enjoy it too - I mean better be considered a bridesmaid than a has-been :)

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  17. Congrats Suresh...Oxymoron Best Politicians and redundant worst politicians made me smile.... :D

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    1. Thanks Jaish! Good to see all lines picked up :)

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  18. loved reading your answers and definitely, the girl-boy question stole the show :)

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  19. I think the reason you get so many of these is because of the humorous responses that you come up with :) If i was a blogger myself, i would give you one every now and then just to see you come up with something funny :)

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    1. Hey, Shiva! I think I'll take a break this year :)Saal mein ek hi baar exam likhta hoon :)

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  20. Enjoyed your one liners, bud! BTW, what on earth is a Liebster?

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