Saturday, February 2, 2013

What is Liebster Award?

Hello Reader,

No, I am not here to answer this question. What is Liebster Award? I really do not know. But, I just got to  know from a fellow blogger Kavya Venkatesh ( that I have been nominated for this award. Later, I also found my name on Nandini Deka's list of nominees. And I guess I have to follow some protocol. So let me begin with that and do what I am supposed to...following are the instructions given:

a. Post 11 things about yourself
b. Answer 11 questions set by the nominator
c. Choose 11 deserving bloggers meeting the criteria
d. Set 11 questions for them.
e. Inform the nominee by commenting on
 one of their posts.

a. Post 11 things about Yourself 

1. I am an Electrical Engineer (final year student). A back-up if I fail to be a good writer.
2. I hate sleeping. I feel it is a waste of life-time to sleep for too long.
3. I am a proud bookworm. I just love the smell of books. I wish I could wear it as a perfume.
4. I am a music addict. I can also play a little bit of Piano. I really love my headphones.
5. I stay in a hostel with my two room-mates and a Rat.
6. I love dark humor.I am not a racist.    
7. People get scared of my anger despite of my weak physic.
8. I have a patriotic alter ego.
9. I underestimate myself. I am not sexy and I know it. 
10. I hate routine life. I want everyday to be something else.
11. I want to adopt a child when I grow up. India is too populated for even 'hum do humare do'.

b. Answer to my nominator's questions:

1. What made you start your blog?

I started this blog in 2009. It was a trend then. Everybody from Amitabh Bacchan, Shahrukh Khan etc had their own blogs. And I followed the trend. 

2. What would make you to stop blogging?

Either internet dies or I die. 

3. Who is your favorite blogger?
I don't want to name one. But I really like Valli's blog a lot( The theme, background music and of course, her poems and haikus.

4. Which according to you is your best blog post?
I personally like this poem a lot: Zero Mile (

5. Who is the first person you told about your blog?

My high school friends. 

6. Who was your first blog follower?

Shashank, a friend of mine.

7. How long do you usually take to write a post?

f the post is well framed in the mind already, then it doesn't take much time to paste it on the blog. Otherwise it does take a long time... it could be even a whole day.

8. Are you concerned about your page views?
No. I don't believe in page counts. It can easily be altered. Appreciation for your blog from even one person is good. 

9. Does having less than 200 followers bother you?

No. Number of followers doesn't matter to me.

10. What is the best part of blogging?

You can showcase your thoughts and share it to the world. 

11. Do you encourage others to blog?
Yes. Indeed one of my friend got encouraged and started a blog.

c. Choose 11 deserving nominees:

1. Sudha Shashwati (
2. SaroSena (
3. Meenakshi Malhotra (
4. Meoww (
5. Rajni Sinha (
6. The Mango Chronicles (
7. Himani Agarwal (
8. Surya Murali (
9. Fatima (
10. Jahid Akhtar (
11. Gracy D'souza (

d. My 11 questions to them

1. Who is your favorite author?
2. What is your profession?
3. Apart from blogging, your hobby?
4. How many hours do you spend on blogging?
5. What/who inspired you to write?
6. Do  you feel, you could be a writer in the near future?
7. Choose one: Money or Fame. Why?
8. Are you socially active?
9. What came first egg or the chicken?
10. Why is the word dictionary in the dictionary? 
11. Why is Liebster award so obsessed with the number 11?

e. Inform the nominees by commenting on their blog posts:

Okay. Done.

Now tell me where do I collect the award? :P
Leave your comments. 


  1. Hey Ashish! Congratulations :) You deserve this award, and you made my day by nominating me for it :)

    Will post it in my blog soon. Thanks again :)

    1. thankyou so much for the support.
      And you deserve it too, sudha :)

  2. Hi Ashish,

    Congratulations to you for this lovely award. Hope that your list of awards keeps on increasing exponentially :) :) :)


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  3. Ashish! Congrats for the award and best of luck to the nominees.

  4. congrats....think of it as the oscar for enjoy it

  5. Congrats Ashish..I too nominated you. Wish u a lot more.

  6. Congratulations for the award! Good to know about you :)
    and special thanks for liking my blog, felt happy when I read that :) :)

  7. Thanks :)

    And after going through your posts... I think you deserve a nomination of your own.

    You probably know the details being a frequent blogger... but if you need to be refreshed, here they are ;) :D

  8. Congratz ashish..and thanks for nominating me..but I really m sorry to say that i din't find any info about it on my blog...:P

    Enjoy ur success and may u get many such awards...:)

    1. Thanks,Himani. I am really sorry Himani. I don't know how I missed posting on your blog. And

  9. Congrats on your award, good luck for ur future nominations and awards...

  10. Congrats on your award. Now with this under your belt, consider signing up for the A to Z Challenge April 2013!

    1. I will surely try that.. thanks Damyanti. :)

  11. Thank you! Will post it soon :)

  12. Congo Ashish and thanks for nominating me. I know I checked too late didn't I?? :D

    Liked your answers and well even questions that you gave ;)

    Hope you get more awards in the future too! :)

    Take Care

  13. Hey Hi Ashish, read your blog for the first time and enjoyed it thoroughly... congrats for the award, i felt u deserved it for the openness of your mind rather than anything else... enjoy :-)God Bless!!!