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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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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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The Favourite Book Character Tag |Original|

Hey Everyone! So here I am with another tag. I created this tag myself, hope I did a fine job. Let me know in the comments and don’t forget to participate. So, let’s get to it!


The Rules:

  • Thank the person who tagged you and leave a link to their blog.
  • Mention the creator of the tag: Srishti @ The Srishti Blog.
  • List the rules.
  • Share one or more book characters you think fits into each category.
  • Tag at least 5 people.
  • Have fun!

Here are the categories:

  • The dynamic
  • The powerful one
  • The smart one
  • The intelligent one
  • Who suffered a lot but has recovered
  • The most loved
  • The most famous
  • The unique

The dynamic

Neville Longbottom from Harry Potter. In the Harry Potter series, Neville begins as a frightened, awkward student. As he is shaped by conflicts with his friends and with the antagonists during the plot, his character changes into a brave young man, willing to fight for what he believes is right at the end of the series.


The powerful one

One Above All from Marvel Comics. One Above All is the most powerful of the Celestials. He was mistaken for another God of Marvel Comics (The One-Above-All) because both share the same name.


The smart one

Mel from Out of My Mind. Read this one if none of the others is on my list! It’s a middle grade, but it works for all ages. Mel cannot walk or talk, but she has a photographic memory and is such a genius! Yet because of her disabilities, she gets overlooked all the time. She has so much to say and share, but everyone sees her as the mute, unable to help herself girl. The game changes throughout the book, but can people keep up with her and change their perception of her? That is the question. Such a good read.


The intelligent one

Matilda. Ah, my favourite little child genius! She was incredibly smart but not in a home that supported her wit and knowledge. I love this story far too much, and it’s a great one to grow up with.


Who suffered a lot but has recovered

Nico from the Percy Jackson Series. I can only say that Nico went through a lot and being the son of Hades, he had to go through it all alone. He lost his sister and mother, and was stuck in the Lotus Hotel and Casino for so many years! He is brave and he suffered a lot but he at least got the person he deserved.


The most loved

Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter Series. Not only was she smart, self-possessed, tough, and well, pretty much always better than Harry and Ron in every way, she never got all self-pitying and boring like they did.


The most famous

Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice. Lizzy is not only her father’s favourite child but the reading public’s favourite child in the mighty family of Austen heroines. Smart, irreverent, independent-minded (something rather extraordinary for her time), and blessed with “a lively, playful disposition, which delighted in anything ridiculous,” she never fails to win me over.


The unique

Albus Dumbledore from Harry Potter. Professor Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore was the headmaster of Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He was a very wise and powerful wizard who almost every time maintained his serene composure hardly displaying intense emotions. He was a true genius who had genius in knowing, thinking, planning, speaking and almost everything! He carried along with him an aura of positivism, compassion, love and wisdom. Many times he was himself amused by his intelligence. He knew pretty much of everything and understood people and their nature. But this man who knew the personal lives of so many people hardly spoke about his personal life and emotions to anyone- not even to his favourite student, Harry.


I Tag:

  1. Betty @ The box of Wonder
  2. Riddhi @ Whispering Stories
  3. Aanya @ Soaring Firebolt
  4. Siya @ THE DRAMATIC DRAMA
  5. Prashansa @ Reader’s Alcove
  6. Anushka @ Anushka Stories 
  7. Rachel @ A Bookworm’s Paradise
  8. Elli @ AceReader
  9. Rajonya @ Princess World
  10. Cherry @ Cherry Blossom Books
  11. Poorwa @ Poorwa’s blog
  12. Evin @ A Curly Sue’s Ramblings
  13. Lucy @ Bookworm Blogger
  14. Abby @ Beyond The Read
  15. Zainab @ Zainab Chats
  16. Aamy @ Aamy’s Imaginations
  17. Madeline @ The Bookish Mutant
  18. Rabhya @ Rab’s Bookish Planet
  19. Devangi @ Just penning down my thoughts
  20. Khushi and Kunjal @ Duo Disseminators
  21. Pooja G @ Lifesfinewhine
  22. Nehal @ Quirky Pages
  23. Dhriti @ Tomboy Diaries
  24. You! Please do not hesitate to do this tag if you want to, I’ll be glad to read your post!

That’s all! I hope you enjoyed the tag! See you soon!

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December-Vibes-Poetry Contest

Hello Everyone! I hope you all are fine!

So today, I am here with a poem I have written for the December-Vibes-Poetry Contest being hosted by Khushi and Kunjal@ Duo DisseminatorsCheck out their blog, they are amazing!


Rules

  • Design a post of your own and link back to the original post to notify the creator. Unnotified posts will not be judged.
  • Paste the rules of this contest on your post if you have a blog. If not, contact us at duodisseminators@gmail.com with your entry!
  • Tag this post as December- Vibes- Poetry.
  • Last date of submission is 10 January.
  • Word limit ranges to 200 words.
  • Add the logo of this post that is:
  • Inappropriate content shall be disqualified
  • You can send no more than 2 entries.
  • Nominate at least 5 people to participate in this contest.

The Poem: December

The coldest month

Of the year is here

The days are shorter

The nights are longer

All the months go past

Each is like a guest

December is the last

December is the best

Each has lovely things

Each one is a friend

But December brings

Christmas at the end


I Nominate:

Pooja G

Riddhi

Naemi

Sneha

Sid

Betty

Anoushka

Jan


The Picture


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The Blogger Recommendations Tag

Hello Everyone! I hope you all are fine!

So, this is the first tag I am doing on this blog. This tag was created by Nehal from Quirky Pages. I am doing this tag as I was tagged by Riddhi @ Whispering Stories. Thank you Riddhi for nominating me and let’s get to the tag!


What is it about?

The Blogger Recommendations Tag is essentially a way for bloggers to share some of their favourite bloggers with their readers. It helps the readers discover more blogs and also brings appreciation to the bloggers mentioned.


The Rules:

  1. Thank and link back to the person who tagged you.
  2. Mention the creator of the tag: Nehal @Quirky Pages
  3. List the rules.
  4. Share one or more bloggers you think fits into each criteria.
  5. The people you mention will be considered tagged.
  6. Apart from the ones you shared, you can tag other bloggers and notify them.
  7. Just have fun!!

Here’s the list of prompts:

  • A fascinating blog theme
  • A lovely home page
  • Great book reviews
  • Amazing humour
  • Mind-blowing poems and stories
  • The friendliest
  • The most consistent
  • The best at sharing tips
  • The talented artist
  • Cool site name
  • The underrated

1. A fascinating blog theme

Okay, so for this one I’ll go with Cherelle @ A Bolt Out Of The Book and Cindy @ Unique Times. Cherelle’s blog is so organized. Cindy’s blog theme is so unique, just like her blog. They are just amazing!

2. A lovely home page

Ashmita @ the fictional journal. It is enough to make you follow her because it is so home-like and calm. She worked very hard on it.

3. Great book reviews

Riddhi @ Whispering Stories. Her reviews are amazing. It is enough to make you read that book.

4. Amazing Humour

I have to agree with Nehal on this one, Aashi @Words on Fleek has an amazing sense of humour. So does Moi @ Definitely Moi. And how can I forget you Nehal.

5. Mind blowing poems and stories

Ranjhan @ Fancy world of writing, his poems on life will remind you of the amazing years of your life while also hoping the best for the future. Gabriela @ Short Prose, she is a #1 Amazon Best-Selling Author. Her poems are so deep, I just love them.

6. The friendliest

Cindy @ Unique Times. She is so friendly. If you want to have a friendly talk, get in Cindy’s comments section. Also, Naemi @ A Book Owl’s Corner. She’s so sweet, she even reads blogs when she’s not active!

7. The most consistent

Pooja G. @ Lifesfinewhine. She manages to stay consistent despite her studies.

8. The best at sharing tips

Riddhi @ Whispering Stories / The Human Book Club and Pooja G. @ Lifesfinewhine. For advice on various topics head over to their blogs.

9. The talented artist

Evin @A Curly Sue’s Ramblings does some amazing digital art, make sure you check it out! And also the tanka art by Soni @ Soni Cool is just amazing.

10. Cool site name

Riddhi @ Whispering Stories. I wish I could have come up with that name because it’s so cool!

11. The Underrated

Dhriti @ The Tomboy Diaries and Devangi @ Just penning down my thoughts. They definitely deserve more attention. So, go and check them out!


Everyone I have mentioned can consider themselves tagged! See you guys soon. Be safe, healthy and happy!


I hope you do follow all these blogs if you haven’t already, and please do this tag, it’s pretty fun!