Posted in Gratitude, Other Stuff, Update

Thanks for 200 Likes

Hello Everyone! I hope you all are fine.

Today I am really happy, as I got 200 Likes on my blog!

It took me 5 months to get 200 Likes on SRISHTI’S Travel Diary 😎 ✈️. But on The Srishti Blog, I got 200 Likes in just 1 month!

As a new blogger, this is a BIG Achievement for me. Thank you so much for your love and support.


Please continue to like, share and follow my blog.

Posted in Blogger Interviews, Other Stuff

Blogger Interview with Devangi

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

I want to thank Devangi @ Just penning down my thoughts 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?

I’m Devangi, a weird and smart teen who is obsessed with reading books and penning down her thoughts to allow my readers to enjoy the fine poems and articles I write about. (Side note: I may not be a being of this planet, hence, the word ‘weird’) I mostly blog about every stuff related to my life,  or emotions that I experience, though I won’t quite say that I’m a lifestyle blogger. Do random ramblings make me a random blogger? Maybe.

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

Well, I think I’ve written more about topics that range around different emotions a human can experience. As an extraterrestrial, human emotions baffle me and I love to go about experiencing them and write them down.

c) What is your favourite thing about blogging?

My favourite thing about blogging is that I enjoy it because it gives me a sense of freedom and expression. I sometimes tend to struggle with voicing myself but blogging gives me that freedom. Plus I can socialise with like-minded people, so that’s a win-win for me;).

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

I admire every blog/blogger I follow because all of them have their own genuine quirks which I love to read about. Originality is what I appreciate most of all, and if I follow a blog, it’s because I really am interested in their content and love to consume it.

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

I’d say being a writer is the biggest strength itself. Not everyone can organise their thoughts into poems or expand their imagination and create stories. You see, it’s difficult, and I’m still learning it every other day. But the fact that I can write down what I think and feel is the greatest asset one can have as a writer.

f) Where do you see yourself in five years?

Back to my planet, living peacefully, after finishing my task on Earth, just kidding. I never knew that I could be on earth too, but here I am, so who knows where I’ll be in five years? Jupiter? All I know is that wherever I will be, I would want to be a better version of myself, a better and happy person.

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

A perfect day for me would be when I’m home alone. It’s an impossible dream for me because I live in a big family. And this is how it’d go: after bathing, I’d be making my breakfast with my Spotify playlist shuffling in the background. Then perched on the bed with a book in my hand, that’ll be most of my day because I seem to forget the time when I’m totally engrossed in reading. If I don’t feel like reading, I’d be most probably be watching a movie or having a call with my best friend. Or if I go ‘active’ mode, I’d clean my house and do all the chores, because chilling amidst untidiness is not what I can do.

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

I’d say, my bicycle and my diaries(I own three), plus my writing journals; they are my treasures. I can hop on my bicycle and go off anywhere whenever I wish, not that I’ve that much freedom but yeah, it feels good because then I don’t have to worry about the money spent on travelling, and it’s nature friendly too;) And I’ve a hell lot of scribbles and rambles in my diary, and they are kind of memories too. And I keep a book decorated with all hand-drawn stuff in which I write down my poems every time I write a new one.

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

I like to read every genre as long as it interests me, with non-fiction being an exception. I’ve read children’s books (when I was definitely not a child), fantasy, sci-fi, contemporary, YA (that’s okayish, to be honest), and classics (my favourite). I think I can say that I adore Jane Austen books. They tell us so much about society through our simple daily lifestyle. It’s set in the 18th century but it’s so relatable even in this era. Besides that, I am curious to read Ruskin Bond’s books and discover some good Indian writers. Do tell me if you have any recommendations!

k) Any feedback for my blog?

Not really, you’re doing so great!

I enjoyed this interview a lot! Thanks for having me on board :D.


If you enjoyed this interview don’t forget to stop by Devangi’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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Posted in Festivals, Other Stuff

Happy New Year 2022!

Hello Everyone! Happy New Year 2022!

New Year’s Day (January 1), as per the Gregorian calendar, is one of the most popular celebrations. Around the world, people commemorate this occasion with family and friends or have massive gatherings. They decorate their homes, throw parties and bake for their loved ones.

The world welcomes the New Year with much zeal and jubilation. Each person makes new resolutions and plans for the upcoming year.

History

The new year is thought to have originated in ancient Babylon some 4,000 years ago, in the year 2,000 BC. The Babylonians celebrated the new year with an 11-day celebration called Akitu, which included a different rite on each of the days, on the first new moon after the vernal equinox (typically around late March). The festival commemorated the fabled victory of the sky deity Marduk over sea goddess Tiamat, as well as the act of crowning a new monarch or permitting the previous king to rule.

Importance

New Year’s celebrations in many countries begin on December 31—New Year’s Eve—and last until the early hours of January 1. Revellers eat meals and snacks that are considered to bring them good fortune. Watching fireworks and singing songs are traditions that are practised all around the world. The start of a new year is an excellent time to make positive changes. Making New Year resolutions is more popular in the western hemisphere, although it is also practised in the eastern hemisphere. A person makes a pledge to modify an undesired habit or behaviour or set a personal goal.

Why do we celebrate New Year’s on January 1?

The early Roman calendar became out of sync with the sun over the years, and in 46 BC, Emperor Julius Caesar resolved to fix the problem by contacting the most important astronomers and mathematicians of the period. He established the Julian calendar, which is very similar to the more current Gregorian calendar used by most countries today.

Caesar made January 1 the first day of the year as part of his reforms, partially to commemorate the month’s namesake, Janus, the Roman deity of beginnings. Romans commemorated Janus’ birthday by presenting sacrifices to him, exchanging presents, decorating their homes with laurel branches, and throwing wild celebrations. Christian authorities in mediaeval Europe temporarily supplanted January 1 as the beginning day of the year with days with greater religious significance, such as December 25 (the birth anniversary of Jesus) and March 25 (the Feast of the Annunciation). In 1582, Pope Gregory XIII reestablished January 1 as New Year’s Day.

Posted in Other Stuff, Update

My Favourites of 2021

Hey Everyone! As today is the last day of 2021, I thought that I should have a favourites of 2021 post. I got this idea from Moksha Di @ Happy Panda. So, I picked up 8 favourites of the year to share with you. Read on to find out what made it to my 2021 favourites list.


Favourite Book

I just love reading books, and if you have read my Percy Jackson Series Review on SRISHTI’S Travel Diary 😎 ✈️, you would have guessed that. Yes, so it’s The Percy Jackson Series!

I started reading the Percy Jackson Series in May, and it has become my favourite book series ever. The series is filled with magic, thrill, fantasy and adventure. The author of the series is Rick Riordan. Do read it if you haven’t.

Favourite Song

So, my favourite song of the year is Kandhon Se Milte Hai Kandhe from Lakshya. Both, the movie and the song, were so good! Watch the movie now if you haven’t! It’s available on Prime Video.

Favourite Show

My favourite show of the year is His Dark Materials. The series is fascinating. In the series, Lyra, a young orphan from an alternate world, stays with the scholars in a college in Oxford. During a quest to find her missing friend, she discovers a secret that involves several kidnappings. It’s available on Disney+ Hotstar.

Favourite Travel Destination

My favourite travel destination of the year is Jaipur. I have a series of posts on my Jaipur Tour on SRISHTI’S Travel Diary 😎 ✈️. You can check them out if you want.

Favourite Achievement

My favourite achievement of the year is when my project was selected in the top 100 projects in the AWS Young Builders Challenge. I felt so happy. You can check out my project here.

Favourite Post (of mine)

My post Let’s Embrace Our Failures on SRISHTI’S Travel Diary 😎✈️ has to be my favourite post. It’s so true and relatable. So, it’s really close to my heart.

Favourite Memory

When I did my first ever blog post on SRISHTI’S Travel Diary 😎✈️ – I published my first ever blog post on 8th August 2021. The feeling was just amazing. I felt so great, that I have a blog now!

Favourite Blogger

I love a lot of bloggers but these two bloggers and their blogs have my heart. Riddhi @ Whispering Stories and Devangi @ Just penning down my thoughts. Their writing is impactful and their posts always get me thinking. They are also amazing blogger friends. Go check out their blogs!


What were some of your favourites this year? Book? Music? Blogger? Travel? Memory? Let me know in the comments!


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Posted in Contests, Other Stuff

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 2022’. You can write anything, like, What are you going to do in 2022? How was 2021? What were your experiences? It all depends on how you write. If you want, you can also make some images, posters, drawings, videos or anything related to New Year. You can take the help of apps like Canva!

I will be judging your writing and the overall post. So you have to take care of the design too.


Rules:

  • Thank the person who nominated you/who’s blog you find this on.
  • If you have a blog, list down the rules in a post, if not, contact/email the creator (contact page).
  • Add the logo of this post that is:
  • Last date for submission is 1st February 2022, winners will be announced on 5th February 2022.
  • Link back to the original post and the post of the one who nominated you.
  • Word limit ranges to 1000 words.
  • Inappropriate content shall be disqualified.
  • You can submit only one entry.
  • Nominate at least 5 people to participate in this contest.

Prizes:

For the best entry:-

1st – Certificate + participation certificate + guest post + work featured on my blog

2nd – Certificate + participation certificate + guest post

3rd – Certificate + participation certificate

For the best-designed posts:-

1st – Certificate + participation certificate + guest post + special label in participation certificate!

2nd – Certificate + participation certificate + guest post

3rd – Certificate + participation certificate


I will try to make a participation certificate for every participant. So please participate!


Nominees:


If you participate it would really mean a lot and it would really be appreciated so please participate!

Posted in Other Stuff, Tags

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!

Posted in Contests, Other Stuff, Tags

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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Merry Christmas!

Hello Everyone! Merry Christmas! 🎄 🎅🏻

As we get ready to bid goodbye to 2021, we also prepare for the holiday season to begin. It also means that we are all looking forward to one of the most joyous times of the year – the birth of Jesus Christ on December 25, commemorated as Christmas. Around the world, the festival of Christmas marks a religious holiday and a commercial occasion. People celebrate the festive spirit by attending get-togethers with family members, visiting friends and indulging in memorable parties. The celebrations for the festival begins from the evening of December 24, called Christmas Eve.

Significance of Christmas 2021

Christmas holds great significance for the Christian community. They believe that God sent his Son to earth to sacrifice himself. He came to salvage all of humanity and absolve them of their sins. This is why Jesus Christ’s crucifixion symbolises the ultimate sacrifice.

In modern times, Christmas has come to be associated with the mythical figure of Santa Claus, the traditional patron of Christmas in the United States and other countries, bringing gifts to children. He is based on the traditions associated with Saint Nicholas, a 4th Century Saint. It is believed that Santa Claus lives in the North Pole with his many helper elves. Each year, on Christmas Eve, Santa Claus rides on his sleigh from the North Pole to give gifts to children all around the world. And kids wake up early in the morning to open their presents.

To celebrate Christmas, people attend midnight mass at churches on Christmas Eve. Families also prepare an elaborate Christmas feast on this day. People also sing carols at the church. The festival marks the end of the year and symbolises all things heart-warming, blessed and jolly.