Monday, January 23, 2012


Yayyiiieee! So after watching with 'green' envy all my favorite bloggers receive not one, but upto a dozen "The Varsatile Blogger" Awards, I finally manage to get my own. Without much ado, I will simply follow the rules concomitant to this award, which are-

The Rules:
1. Thank the person who nominated you for the award
2. Nominate 15 other bloggers and inform them of the same
3. Share 7 Random facts about yourself
4. Add the Versatile Blogger Award picture to your Blog Post

#1 Gratitude
A humbly uttered and heartfelt gratitude to a blogger whom I have really come to admire in the recent past. Jyoti Babel, who writes at Pages, is one of the best reviewers and culinary experimentalist I have come across. Her blog is always a treat to go through. Since I cannot cook to even save my life, I hope to mug up Jyoti's recipes by heart before the prospect of my marriage starts looming in front of my eyes. Given that a blogger of Jyoti's caliber has tagged me as a Versatile Blogger, the significance of the tag increases manifold.

#2 New Set Of 'The Versatile Blogger' Awardees
Now, this is the most difficult bit. I have been asked to nominate 15 bloggers, but to call someone 'versatile' is a huge responsibility. Many blogs I follow ascribe to a particular type of content, which the bloggers seem to have a proven mastery over, scarce venturing out of their comfort zones. I will, hence, mention only 5 blogs and bloggers, who in my view justify the definition of 'versatility'.
Anup Bishnoi at Grass On Fire
Aavika Dhanda at Nirvana
Achint Mathur at Aman Ki Aasha
Aakriti at Yarn of Words
Anshul Thakur at Aesthetic Blasphemy 

Yes, I know I am repetitive in terms of the bloggers I place topmost on my blog roll, but then, these are the ones I am incorrigibly hooked onto. The five I mentioned here have a peculiarity- each one of them has their initial as 'A'. Only a random coincidence. As I stumble on more blogs of significance, I will keep augmenting to this list. 

#3 Seven Random Things About Myself
1. I love giving and receiving gifts.
2. I am a recent twitter addict and I love to play on the trending twitter topic.
3. Writing reviews of books is a fond hobby and there are more chances I will end up appreciating a book than denouncing it. 
4. Sufi songs and ghazals are my most preferred genres of music.
5. I am a decently good singer. In fact, at a time I aspired to cut an album of my own. Childhood dreams, left amid the glory of childhood only.
6. Caffeine is the only sinful addiction I admit to. May be, chocolates are my second most sinful attachments.
7. Ruskin Bond is one author I have romanticized throughout my life.

I wrote a similar list for my first ever blog award, which can be glanced through here- The 7X7 Link Award

#4 Picture
Already added above.

Once again, thanks Jyoti! I only hope that in the coming days I only become a better and better writer, and Nascent Emissions becomes a blog more and more readers are able to find their own reflection in.


  1. thanks and many Congratulations.. I am proud of you.. :)

  2. Yayyiee! Thank you!
    (Although main chhoti hoon, I am proud of you too!)

  3. Thanks! Won't forget I got my first one from you :)

  4. Congratulations !! A well deserved tag :) :)

    Keep writing so that i always have somewhere to take refuge when the big bad world gets too much to handle :)

  5. Thank you for doing the tag! And those words of accolade.. Don't know if I deserve it.. nonetheless it makes me happy! It is great knowing more about u.. There is something in common..I love receiving and giving gifts and am a recent twitter addict!

  6. @Sushruti
    The world out there is not so bad. A girl like you, strong and talented,can find enough positive energy around her to always approach even the worst in life with constructive optimism. My good wishes are always with you. Keep smiling! Keep reading!

  7. @Jyoti
    You do! Trust me on this. I love chocolate and I love bakery items. I am just lazy and clumsy and hence have to rely on Muffin's and Wenger's to satiate my appetite :P
    I am glad we could find things in common..but with your tweeting frequency, I would still not call you a twitter addict. As for gifts, you tag was one for me, and I gave you back my words of gratitude. I hope I could return a smile.

    1. Hey Saumya, Oh I am addicted to twitter in a different way.. I don't tweet that often but do keep checking every now and then for updates from all I am following.. About cooking and baking, it is something I have discovered after marriage and more so coz I am not in India. It is so convenient out there to just go to a food joint and eat. We do have a few options here too but given I am vegetarian, my options are limited and given the prices here, I think eating out often feels a luxury to me!

  8. I think I understand that phenomenon. Here, any day I don't feel like eating homemade stuff, a small, economical trip down the local market is all it takes to satiate the foodie in me. The variety is mind boggling, and it motivates to not even try and learn cooking. Though, these days, inspired by you in parts, I have now started taking my cooking seriously. It fun to have my little success in the kitchen, and bigger failures. I'm learning.