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Blogger Interview with Gelina

Hello Everyone! So here I am with another blogger interview!

I want to thank Gelina @ Day in and out with Gelina for being part of this interview. She is such a wonderful person and I have actually had the pleasure of interacting with her quite a bit thanks to blogging and I can say without a doubt that you will really enjoy her blog so be sure to check it out. So, let’s start the interview.


a)  Tell my readers a bit about yourself and your blog. Why do you blog about the topic you blog about? 

Hi everyone! I am Gelina and I am an animal lover and a WeIRd0! My blog is Day in and out with Gelina and I blog about anything and everything!

b)  What are the topics you write about the most?

Well, I blog about anything that comes into my mind and anything that I find interesting!

c)  What is your favourite thing about blogging?

The blogging community!

d)  Which bloggers or blogs do you admire and why?

I admire a lot of bloggers but I really admire Stara @The Pool Of Thoughts, Selina @Selina’s Garden of Thoughts and of course YOU!

e)  What would you say is your biggest strength as a writer?

I’m not a very good writer but I think my biggest strength is how my IMAGINATION runs WILD!

f)    Where do you see yourself in five years?

In five years I will be 16 and in class 11 or 12! I don’t know anything else except that lol!

g)  What would be your perfect day? Plan it out from waking up to bedtime.

I wake to the smell of pancakes for breakfast, then we go carting and after that, we go for lunch in Subway. Then we go home and watch a movie and have pizza for dinner. Then I go for a sleepover at my BFF house!

h)  What’s your favourite thing you own and why?

I don’t have a favourite thing but I really like my kalimba because it sounds so beautiful!

i)    What genres of books are you most into? What are some of your favourite authors in the genre?

I like either fiction or mystery! I like the authors Wilson Rawls and Zack Norris!

j)    Any feedback for my blog?

Your blog is really awesome but I would like it if you post a little more often!


If you enjoyed this interview don’t forget to stop by Gelina’s blog by clicking here. She has interviewed me too. Here’s the post.


If you would like to be interviewed please send me your name (optional), the name of your blog and a link to your blog via the contact page.


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Results of the New-Year Writing Contest

Hello Everyone! I hope you all are fine.

So I am here with the results of the New-Year Writing Contest. First of all, thanks a lot to all the participants, who made this contest a success. You all did a great job!


Partipants!

I have got 11 participants! I know it’s a small number but, this was the first ever competition I hosted on my blog, so no problem! Thanks to all the amazing people who shared their entries.

Here they are (I am not putting them in a particular order, I hope that’s fine.) –

  1. Devangi @ Just penning down my thoughts
  2. Tanvi @ A lightyear journey
  3. Aamy @ Aamy’s Imaginations
  4. Akshita @ Anthology of Akshita’s Thoughts
  5. Dhriti @ The Tomboy Diaries
  6. Prashansa @ Readers’ Alcove
  7. Kirti @ Musings
  8. Aayushi @ Ash Radiance
  9. Veera @ The Forgers of Fantasy
  10. Anushka @ Anushka Stories
  11. Ay @ Random Thoughts

Everyone did a great job but there has got to be winners in a contest. So, here they are!


Winners based on best entry-

3rd Position-

Devangi @ Just penning down my thoughts!!

Devangi’s story was so good! In the story, 2022 visited Earth as a guest. Such a nice idea!

2nd Position-

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Kirti @ Musings and Akshita @ Anthology of Akshita’s Thoughts!!

Kirti’s story was about new beginnings, a new journey towards a better self, forgetting past mistakes and regrets. And Akshita’s story was about the fear of the unknown. You are awesome guys!

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Aayushi @ Ash Radiance!!!

Her poem, 12 Souvenir of a year, is just awesome! It is about the 12 months of the year. You are amazing, Aayushi!

Her Poem-

At tapping door

Unrolling it, breezy ashore

With steaming cups of coffee

Here it is,

A new start- fresh and glossy

Whistling blushes in plans

We began with a Jovial Jan!

Whispering around

With dramatic art!

With shorter path!

Paves to it’s fab beat

Speaking with his Feb heart!

Madness..Marching..Magical!

The days get longer

The nature says

HELLO!

Integral;

Blossom by Blossom🌺

Laugh,laugh

Weep,weep

Sweet, wonderfool!!

Acing April shrills,

With

Dancing daffodils..

Mum’s biggy day!

On summer sunday delights

Restful, Mighty May

Honey,

the charm makes us feel

More alive!

Tingling warmth in monsoon rise

With the velvet green sighs

The smiles- The rosy!

And lilac- the sky!

There comes

Gloriously Festooned- The Juicy June!

The Junoesque July

With rain and shine!

Crunching the ecstasy of wine

The second half

Of the year

With high hopes,

With jolly cheer!

Hazy, smoky,

Golden Moon

Orchard and fields

In mellow balloon!

The falling summers, O dear

With autumns yet to appear!

With

Those friendly hugs busts,

Awe-inspiring August!

Thrilling,Savage! Sep,

The autumn awakes

The nostalgic shake

The wonderful escape

And a doorway

to

The Marvellous daze!

The month, Oct!

Of ghosts, owls, bats,

witches, wizards

& covers..

Winks and blinks

The pumpkin pies

Yum,yum..

Sticky surprise

With Halloween,

On the rise!

With slipping autumn,

Falling leaves

Swirling around

Nov Embellished, At the

Onset wintry bliss!

Cool and dry

The time to risk

to the last ember frisk!

The last, The hushed

Yet the most cherry, the colourful!

White blankets bend

Till vivid blue!

Then ending with,

Alluring bounty of joy

For the imagination,

And the dazzled bunch of beauty

It’s time to say, Bye-Bye!

For ahead is the novel revive

Soon to Arrive..


Winners based on best-designed post-

3rd Position-

Veera @ The Forgers of Fantasy

Prashansa @ Readers’ Alcove

2nd Position-

Akshita @ Anthology of Akshita’s Thoughts

Tanvi @ The lightyear journey

1st Position-

Aayushi @ Ash Radiance


Special Mentions-

Thank you to all the 11 bloggers who have participated. Thank you to all those, who did this as their first contest ever. Thank you to the people who did this contest as an open contest, without getting nominated. So, here are the special mentions-

Congratulations to Aayushi and Akshita for getting more than 1 award in this contest! Thank you, everyone, for participating!


You all can send me your guest posts through the contact page. Anyone who has won an award, or has participated, or has read this post, or would like to have a guest post, can write one too!


I will be sharing your award certificates and participation certificates soon.


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Reminder: New-Year Writing Contest

Hello Everyone! I hope you all are fine! Lots of people were doing posts based on Christmas and New Year, so I thought that I should host a contest too. So, here I am with the New-Year Writing Contest! In this contest, you will have to submit a story or a poem on the theme […]

New-Year Writing Contest

Hey Everyone! Just 2 days left for the contest to end. Share your entries now!

Posted in Festivals, Other Stuff

Happy Republic Day!

India marks January 26 as its Republic Day every year. In 2022, the country is celebrating its 73rd Republic Day. While India gained independence from the British Raj in 1947, it wasn’t until January 26, 1950, that the Indian Constitution came into effect, and India became a sovereign state, declaring it a republic. Dr BR Ambedkar headed the Drafting Committee of the Constitution. Additionally, Constitution Day is celebrated in India on November 26 every year, as on November 26, 1949, the Constituent Assembly of India adopted the Constitution of India.

Republic Day is celebrated with much pomp all across the country. The main attraction of Republic Day celebrations is the annual parade which begins at Rajpath, Delhi, and ends at the India Gate. On this day, the country’s President hoists the flag at Rajpath, New Delhi. The ceremonious event also showcases India’s cultural and social heritage, parades and airshows by the Indian Army, Indian Navy and Indian Air Force. 

Additionally, the President of India distributes Padma Awards to the deserving civilians of the country to honour their contribution to the nation. Brave soldiers are also awarded Paramvir Chakra, Ashok Chakra and Vir Chakra. Live webcast of the Republic Day Parade is also made accessible every year to millions of people who wish to view the parade over the Internet or TV.

Republic Day 2022 History

On January 26, 1950, the Indian Constitution came into effect. The Constituent Assembly, meant to draft the Constitution of India, held its first session on December 9, 1946. The last assembly session ended on November 26, 1949, and then the Constitution was adopted a year later.

Republic Day 2022 Significance

Republic Day commemorates the spirit of independent and individual India. It was on this day in 1930 when the Indian National Congress proclaimed Purna Swaraj, the declaration of India’s independence from colonial rule. The day also commemorates Indian citizens’ power to choose their government democratically. The nation celebrates this day as the national holiday for the establishment of the Indian Constitution.

Posted in Gratitude, Other Stuff

Answering your assumptions

Hello Everyone! I hope you all are fine!

So, in this post, I will be answering your assumptions about me. So, let’s start!


Riya’s Assumptions:

1. You hate doing schoolwork/homework.

Ok, so that’s not true. Like, I neither like it nor dislike it.

2. You enjoy blogging and making new blogger friends.

That’s true! I just love making new friends! And blogging is so awesome.

3. You like the combination black-white.

No, actually I like the combination blue-pink.

4. You got the party post idea from me(:

Haha, you guessed it right! By the way, thank you so much for the idea.

5. Even if you are not old enough to drive, Driver’s License is still your jam!

Ok, I am not sure about this.


Diana’s Assumption:

You are a positive person with a great outlook on life. 🙂 🙂

Aww…Thank you so much, Diana!


Gelina’s Assumptions:

1. You love blogging.

Yes! Blogging is really fun! I get to know so many people.

2. You are homeschooled.

No, I go to a school.

3. You love listening to music.

Yes, music always calms me.

4. You are an introvert.

That’s true. I am a private type of person.


Rabhya’s Assumptions

1. You love maths.

No! Maths is my least favourite subject.

2. You love listening to music.

Yes, music always calms me.

3. You do other things too other than blogging.

Yeah, like I am working on a book, I code etc.


So, I got 4 assumptions till now, and I have answered them. If you have more, just comment on the original post.


New Achievement!

Thank you so much!
Posted in Blogger Interviews, Gratitude, Other Stuff, Update

Blogger Interview w/ Srishti

Hello everyone, I’m here with Srishti @ The Srishti Blog and SRISHTI’S Travel Diary😎✈️. Srishti is one of my blogger friends. She is such an awesome person and an amazing blog so be sure to check it out. Here is her LinkTree Without further ado, Tell me and my readers a little bit about yourself. […]

Blogger Interview w/ Srishti

I got interviewed by Dhriti! Thanks Dhriti! 🤗

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Blogger Interview with Riddhi

Hello Everyone! So here I am with another blogger interview!

I want to thank Riddhi @ Whispering Stories for being part of this interview. She is such a wonderful person and I have actually had the pleasure of interacting with her quite a bit thanks to blogging and I can say without a doubt that you will really enjoy her blog so be sure to check it out. So, let’s start the interview.


a) Tell my readers a bit about yourself and your blog. Why do you blog about the topic you blog about?

Hey everyone! My name is Riddhi, and I am from the blog Whispering Stories. I blog about books mostly, but I also have a bit of music, movies and some other random stuff. I blog about books because they are my first love and have been there for me when no one else was. I also have two other personal blogs- The Human Book Club for advice on all topics and poems and poesies for poetry!

b) What are the topics you write about the most?

Books, as I mentioned!

c) What is your favourite thing about blogging?

Interacting with all these amazing people, and getting to express my love for books, writing poetry and giving out advice!

d) Which bloggers or blogs do you admire and why?

Oh, there are so many! But I won’t name them, since the list will probably take up the entire blog post, haha!

e) What would you say is your biggest strength as a writer?

I feel like even though I have a small audience, I can still influence that amount of people, and I am glad my writing and the internet and my readers have given me this power.

f) Where do you see yourself in five years?

Hopefully, in a little more than five years, I’ll be earning! I think I’ll still be blogging and hopefully have started a YouTube channel. Hopefully, I’ll also still have a band of loyal friends. And well, I highly doubt it, but who knows, I might even be in a stable relationship! And oh, if I apply for a home loan then, I hope my salary is enough for a house big enough to fit my books- I don’t want to unhaul them!

g) What would be your perfect day? Plan it out from waking up to bedtime.

Honestly, there was this one day after my exams, when I lay in bed all day, reading, binge-watching and eating, and that was my perfect day, haha!

h) What’s your favourite thing you own and why?

My book collection, for sure!

i) What genres of books are you most into? What are some of your favourite authors in the genre?

I love contemporaries and mysteries! My favourite contemporary authors… hmm.., well Kasie West and Holly Bourne but I literally pick any author depending on the synopsis of my book. For mysteries, I love Agatha Christie and Karen M. McManus!

j) Any feedback for my blog?

It’s pretty good for a newbie, but you definitely still need practice.


If you enjoyed this interview don’t forget to stop by Riddhi’s blog by clicking here.


If you would like to be interviewed please send me your name (optional), the name of your blog and a link to your blog via the contact page.


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Blogger Interview with Dhriti

Hello Everyone! So here I am with another blogger interview!

I want to thank Dhriti @ The Tomboy Diaries for being part of this interview. She is such a wonderful person and I have actually had the pleasure of interacting with her quite a bit thanks to blogging and I can say without a doubt that you will really enjoy her blog so be sure to check it out. So, let’s start the interview.


a) Tell my readers a bit about yourself and your blog. Why do you blog about the topic you blog about?

My name is Dhriti Keni. I’m an extroverted 12-year-old tomboy. I despise math. Umm… I enjoy watching sports and reading books (but not textbooks of course). My blog has both reading and writing-related content, ranging from me doing tags to posting short writings. I write from time to time, with no set schedule because I can’t seem to stick to anything. I also post quirky and fun material. I enjoy blogging and making friends through WordPress. And that’s all I got.

b) What are the topics you write about the most?

My story series, The Super Spy, poems, short stories, and whatnot.

c) What is your favourite thing about blogging?

It helps me improve my writing skills, and reading short stories and poems on other blogs is really fun.

d) Which bloggers or blogs do you admire and why?

Nehal from Quirky Pages, she knows how to make a person laugh when they are down in the dumps and she writes amazingly (don’t get too cocky Nehal 😜) also Riddhi from Whispering Stories, she has a very kind heart and helping nature. She has great writing skills. 

e) What would you say is your biggest strength as a writer?

Probably my creativity and imagination, I can make up stories in one second.  “A pen is mightier than a sword”.

f) Where do you see yourself in five years?

In 5 years, I’ll be 17. I’ll probably be a 12th grader blogger and author.

g) What would be your perfect day? Plan it out from waking up to bedtime.

Waking up to the sounds of birds chirping, breathing fresh air with a scent of green leave, staring at the beautiful mountains; the light blue clear sky and the valley. Then wake up go jogging in that windy atmosphere with music. Coming back home, reading a book. Eating noodles. Most importantly I should be surrounded by love. By people who have seen me entirely as who I am and said ‘She makes my life better’. By friends who laugh at my stupid jokes, who take pictures with me, who pat me on the head, who pull me in for hugs, who let me sleep on their lap. Friends who share the last piece, who thought of me when they saw this, whose eyes light up when I tell them about my ideas. I am seen. Seen by people who enjoy my company and never fail to point out my efforts. I should be experiencing something new. New life, new feelings, new buildings, new sounds, new monuments, new sunsets and stars. I am exploring a new world of adventure and possibility. I should be laughing. I should be myself. I’m hiding nothing about the recipe that makes me uniquely who I am. I am proud of myself. I feel perfectly at home in my skin and I’ve rented you out a room in my heart. Overall, I should be so happy. 

(Or)

On a beach, away from the worries and the responsibilities of the world. A little music, a little silence. A good book, some sumptuous food. A soul at peace, on a never-ending day. After reading, if I get bored. I could go swimming, have some fun. Or maybe Travelling, travelling to Paris, New York….completing my bucket list, living life. 

h) What’s your favourite thing you own and why?

I have a BFF diary, which my bestie and I wrote. She is still my BFF even though I have left that school. It was during 3rd grade. And some lucky marbles. Also a Rose quartz and Amethyst I had as a kid. And how could I forget, my precious iPad, really dear to my heart.

i) What genres of books are you most into? What are some of your favourite authors in the genre?

I read fiction, fantasy, sometimes middle grade, mystery. Probably all genres. It depends on my mood. I don’t have a favourite author, I read all authors. If I had to choose it would be JK Rowling and Rick Riordan.

j) Any feedback for my blog?

First off, I’m also new to this whole blogging thing. I’m still figuring it out. But let me just say that you are an amazing writer, you are really creative. And of course smart. Anyway thanks for having me here.


If you enjoyed this interview don’t forget to stop by Dhriti’s blog by clicking here.


If you would like to be interviewed please send me your name (optional), the name of your blog and a link to your blog via the contact page.


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Blogger Interview with Inky

Hello Everyone! So here I am with my second blogger interview!

I want to thank Inky @ Sosooorna’s ✨Boring✨ Blog for being part of this interview. She is such a wonderful person and I have actually had the pleasure of interacting with her quite a bit thanks to blogging and I can say without a doubt that you will really enjoy her blog so be sure to check it out. So, let’s start the interview.


a) Tell my readers a bit about yourself and your blog. Why do you blog about the topic you blog about?

Hi! I’m Inky and I write about music, books, writing, wrap-ups, and anything really. I’m a teen blogger, and I really love frogs<33.

b) What are the topics you write about the most?

I write about myself a lot (I mean, I just finished a series called get to know the blogger…) and books probably :))

c) What is your favourite thing about blogging?

The people of the blogs. I love getting comments to get to know them.

d) Which bloggers or blogs do you admire and why?

I can’t list every blogger I admire, but here are my comfort bloggers:

Betty @theboxofwonder

Flora @florasweekshow

Maggie @maggiedoodles

Evin @curlysue’sramblings

e) What would you say is your biggest strength as a writer?

I think it’s because I’m able to express my thoughts in a good way, even negative thoughts.

f) Where do you see yourself in five years?

Well, I don’t think I would’ve finished school stuff yet, but I hope I am able to finish an entire book and maybe publish it? Writing is a big passion of mine.

h) What would be your perfect day? Plan it out from waking up to bedtime.

I would write all of this, but I’m lazy so I’ll be saying my thoughts. A perfect day is me waking up early, being overly positive in classes, working hard and being able to hang out with friends and family.

i) What’s your favourite thing you own and why?

My library lol.

j) What genres of books are you most into? What are some of your favourite authors in the genre?

Hmm, probably mystery and romance and mythology. My Fav authors are Holly Jackson, literally the author who wrote five feet apart, and Rick Riordan.

k) Any feedback for my blog?

Well, I haven’t checked it out much, it seems really cool :))

Thanks for this interview.


If you enjoyed this interview don’t forget to stop by Inky’s blog by clicking here.


If you would like to be interviewed please send me your name (optional), the name of your blog and a link to your blog via the contact page.


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Indian Sweets’ Lover Award | Makar Sankranti Special!

Hi Everyone! I hope you all are fine! Happy Makar Sankranti and Pongal!

Makar Sankranti is an Indian festival when you fly kites and eat sweets! Lohri is another festival celebrated and so is Pongal! So I thought that I should do the tag today! So, let’s get to it!

I was nominated by Riddhi @ Whispering Stories and Dhriti @ Tomboy Diaries. Thank you so much guys for nominating me. Thanks to Prashansa @Reader’s Alcove for creating this award.


Rules:

  • Thank the person/fellow Indian sweets’ lover who nominated you! (or whose blog you found out about this award through)
  • Answer the 5 Indian sweets-related questions and add one of your own!
  • Share some pictures of your all time favorite Indian sweets.
  • Nominate 5 or more bloggers who love Indian sweets and leave an open nomination for every Indian sweets’ lover around the world.

Let’s get to it!

  1. What are your top three favorite Indian sweets?
    Ok, so it’s Motichoor Ladoos, Kaju Katlis and Gulab Jamuns! They are so yummy!
  2. What’s an Indian sweet you haven’t tried yet but really want to?
    Gajar Pak. I like Gajar Ka Halwa, and everyone says that Gajar Pak is like Gajar Ka Halwa only, so I think I will try it and confirm one day.
  3. Name one sweet which is traditionally made in your city/state.
    Well, I am technically from Rajasthan- and well, Ghewar and Rabri are very famous there!
  4. Which kind of ladoo is your favorite?
    I just love Motichoor Ladoos. They are so tasty!
  5. Have you ever tried a chocolate flavored Indian sweet? If yes, name it.
    Yes, I have tried Chocolate Kaju Roll once. But I didn’t like it much.

My Question: Which is the most famous sweet in your area?

Riddhi Question: Have you ever tried making an Indian sweet at home? Which one?

Ok, so, I tried making Besan Ladoos one day, but I wasn’t able to make them properly.

Dhriti’s Question: What kind of Indian sweet are you?

I am a Kaju Katli. You can try out the quiz here.


Some pics!


I Tag:

  1. Mani @Mani’s Book Corner
  2. Riya @Hmmm…
  3. Stara @The Pool of Thoughts
  4. Eesh @Bright Light Shine
  5. Harini @Book Spiral
  6. Siya @The Dramatic Drama
  7. Sam @Diary of a Dreamer
  8. Akshita @Anthology of Akshita’s Thoughts
  9. Pavithra @Small Talks
  10. Deepthy @Random Specific Thoughts
  11. Ashmita @the fictional journal
  12. Nehal @Quirky Pages
  13. YOU!

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