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Awards Galore!


It all started quite a while ago, the Awards Ceremonies, in my corner of Blog-o-sphere. And to my delight, and utter and pleasant surprise, there are more and more of those who feel I could be given more :)! These wonderful souls are gracious to say the least, finding that particular something in the limits of the space here, that they gift and share these prized sentiments and awards. Thank you to all of you, all, and all… not just the givers and the sharers, but all those who have dropped in and shared my rambles and wandered aimlessly with me on Overdrive!

I’d like to list the givers and the Trophies πŸ™‚ below. Each comes with its own unique and beautifully crafted picture, that we can all be proud to display on our blogs, and share in its appreciation! Also, I would like to then pass them onward, to light up more blogs! And to share in that fuzzy warmth that I now bask in πŸ™‚

Have already acknowledged the receipt and the sharing of one, The Proximity Award, given by Indian HomeMaker, Dhiren [Hitchwriter], Deeps, Rukhiya, Shail and Prabhu Dutta Das, at my other blog, on this post, The Honour of Proximity .

The citation reads thus:

These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.

This award, from this space, I would like to pass forward to

Indyeah, she takes me down these trips fantastic, down memory lane πŸ™‚ and shares with such intensity and passion her perspective, that it’s a pleasure to read and spend time at her blog πŸ™‚

Corinne Rodrigues Everyday Inspirations, that is Corinne for me πŸ™‚

Omana, a good friend, and very new to blogging, [which incidentally I am too, but I can safely say now at least, that there is a newer blogger I know :)] and an awesome poet, who writes in Malayalam. She has just begun and I know there is more that will be shared in days to come. This is yours, Omana, in anticipation of all that I know I shall feast upon, on your blog πŸ™‚

Nikhil, for the rollicking humour in the way he delivers satire, for his informative posts, and for being very entertaining with posts and notes by way of comments πŸ™‚


Some more precious awards, and each of them treasured for the grace and benediction that the giver has brought to it :




From Meena, two awards, one of them being
“I love your blog” award πŸ™‚


And all of these I would like to share with really versatile fellow bloggers…

*Roll of Drums… Trumpets sound…Tan ta raaaa… πŸ™‚ :)*

Here they are, Ladies and Gentlemen, writers who wear their fiercely individual and independent and thought-provoking and soul searching opinions on their sleeves and their blogs. I admire each and every one here, awarder, awardee, and reader, with as much intensity, as I do their words:) Thank you for the pleasure of your blogs, and for having shared in mine too.

Rakesh Vanamali
Roopa Manoj
Indian Homemaker
Imp’s Mom

Prabhu Dutta Das
Sandeep Balan

Salil Ravindran
[Salil, now you can claim, thrice was I offered the Kingly Crown, and thrice did I decline, lol! To all the others, this refers to the delightful note that Salil, Sal, left with this post :)]

Balvinder Singh
J P Joshi

Leo [Vinay]
Corinne Rodrigues
Impulsively Me
Amit Khanduri

[though she has just learned the ropes, she certainly writes beautifully in Malayalam!]


The Poet Award , shared by Meena

This Award Especially goes to [gentle strains of the violin and piano… :)]

Aareet Krsna

[for her verses in Malayalam that give me goosebumps!]


for all the beautiful poetry they share:), and make my quest for nuances of words all the more delightful!

18 January, 2009


PS. This has been a long time in the oven [from the beginning of this year :)]. It would now seem to be done, though not as well as I would like to have it πŸ™‚ Still the garnishing is beautiful, with all those lovely pictures of the awards, and I shall serve it this way; hoping that it will reach all of you too!

PPS. Do excuse me if any of these links that come with the names of the bloggers or their posts are in any way malfunctioning, or showing an error/wrong page. The entire responsibility for any such mess-up is mine and mine alone. Apologies in advance πŸ™‚ And I would most certainly appreciate it being pointed out to me πŸ™‚ Have spent endless hours trying to get it right, but it still may just get mixed up. Murphy’s Law is very very applicable to most things I do πŸ™‚

Edited to Add:

What goes around, comes around, we have been endlessly reminded. But this once I love that saying, and how it translates into such a pleasant and awesome reality:) Indyeah shows me how!! IMAO, she rocks!!! [Practising Lingo :D, and stating fact simultaneously!!!!!!!]

Thanks a tri-zillion [just made it up, for infinity, lol!] for …. well, words fail me πŸ™‚ My comment is there, for now..as I’m still catching my breath, at the breadth of emotion there!!

19 Jan. ’09

Re-edited.. LOL!: Indyeah’s comment tells me of occupational hazards and earnest learners, and brilliant goof-ups because of a slip between the thought and the keyboard :D!!! IMHO, she’s going to be a great teacher, for the simple fact that she knows how to undo what most of us would very very squeamishly hesitate to do πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ :D!

And so it comes to be that I must state that yes, In My Humble Opinion, she does truly ROCK!!!

[Connectivity problem yesterday, so I could post the comment, but not update here πŸ™‚ Do excuse me!!]

22 Jan, 2008

Author: Usha Pisharody

A rambler, pretends to be a teacher, loves to dream, and go on Quixotic Quests in the Realm of Romance With Life...

51 thoughts on “Awards Galore!

  1. Wow! 5 awards in one go! yay-I am rich!
    But seriously, you deserve them and much more too! Congrats and thanks a million for bestowing them on me-I am glad I found you as a friend here:)
    PS:The resonance award has been hand crafted by me,so I am really glad it wound its way to your blog somehow because anyway I wanted to bestow it on you in today’s award post(when I gave them, we had not yet discovered each other-:))))


  2. Hi Usha – Thank you for your generosity. Need some help with the text I have to post in continuation of this…….a real dumbo I am!



  3. Mithe, this is such a wonderful example of Random Acts of Kindness coming around πŸ™‚ It was meant to be, and so it comes right around to you, who had so thoughtfully crafted it! And why 5 only.. ? All those deserving awards are all yours… πŸ™‚ Do pick up the Butterfly and Free Spirit, please, while you are here:) Would like you to adorn your blog with those too! And, Oh! I forgot:
    congrats πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    Corinne, Congrats to you too… Am glad that you could drop by here:)


  4. Hurray!


  5. congrats evry one and usha

    hey sandeep bhaiyya congrats to u too


  6. Sanket, Congratulations again πŸ™‚

    Stephen, Thank you πŸ™‚ You’ve got another one waiting at A Quest too


  7. Congrats to you.
    You deserve them all…
    Thank you so much..
    take care


  8. Man In Painting, so do you, so do you πŸ™‚ Congratulations! And thank you for the kind wishes!


  9. phew!! πŸ˜€ overwhelmed! thank you!


  10. Wow, thanks Usha… that was quite generous.
    But, your blog does deserve every award that comes its way…
    “fiercely individual and independent and thought-provoking and soul searching opinions on their sleeves and their blogs”… :), that goes for you too…

    And many congratulations!! You deserve it :)… for your beautiful poetry… πŸ™‚


  11. πŸ™‚ this truly is awards galore now !

    Wow So many at one short !!!!
    My hands are full now carrying them all πŸ™‚
    Thank you for the love you shower πŸ™‚

    God bless


  12. Hey!!!!
    FIVE awards!

    I had always admired these awards on the sidebars of many blogs and wondered if they’d ever reach mine …

    I am overwhelmed Usha Pisharody!
    Thank You ….:)))


  13. Gratias. πŸ™‚


  14. hi… first time here…(from IHM)
    so congrats on the awards… and congrats to the winners as well…..
    You do write beautifully…..


  15. I just wonder at this post and think, here is this person who has so much responsibility in school that she can hardly manage to sleep and now she has put up something like this on the very day she gets to rest in the whole week.

    I will rather take the good intention and the unfathomable love you have showered upon me over the years. Anything and anything is microscopic in-front of that.

    Salutes! and honored πŸ™‚


  16. If ever I feel like having trophies in hand I would came back scratch here. For the time being my games are being kind to me :)Moreover the kind of blogs that company me gives me a sense of belonging πŸ˜›

    But I prefer to be a wanderer. Be little regular with words, be equipped with words to thank you an be placed alongside proudly! Till then I would kick my football around weave my path. Hope my dribbling isnt bad enough nor is the finish πŸ˜›


  17. god..i’ve to buy a new shelf to keep all those trophies from u alone…:D
    congrats on all those awards..and thanks a lot too..
    continue to shower us with more pearls of wisdom..cheers!!!!


  18. Sash.. easy girl, don’t load up up too much :D! Congrats πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    Mahita, it’s always a greater joy giving and sharing isn’t it? Congrats! Thanks for the kind words!

    Shalu πŸ™‚ Umm.. enjoy them too!

    IHM, πŸ™‚ all yours! Congrats! Now get them to sit pretty on the sidebar at your blog? How is the experimenting going? πŸ™‚

    Karthik πŸ™‚ A pleasure πŸ™‚

    Ajit, welcome here πŸ™‚ and Thanks so much too!

    Soumya, that was so touching and beautiful, the way you put all of that down! Thanks from the bottom of my heart, for saying it the way you did. This post has been a long time coming, and I did want it to be up there, to share with all of you as soon as I could. Another sleepless night tonight, with another 15 papers of Xth to complete. Still it’s worth it to have all your smiles πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    And Prabhu, I do so look forward to both, the posts and those lovely intriguing notes from you:) Congrats all over again, for football too!

    Praveen, now what are you waiting for? Get cracking, and build that shelf πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Thanks for your uplifting words of appreciation too :D!!!


  19. This feels like school again ..and I want to say ,”Look ma!I got a prize!!”
    I feel like I am sitting on the very front desk in your class…
    And You know what I want to do????I want to look left and stick out my tongue at the little pest sitting next to me and shout,”Look what I GOT!,What did you get haan?”

    :)*happy,happy,delirious grins…*
    MY very first award !!and it comes from a friend of whom I knew nothing till just a few days back…we had not ‘met’ and yet here we are,two teachers,two souls who live to write… One of them a beautiful,beautiful poetess,the one who threads the words ever so gently in a strand….
    Isn’t the world a beautiful,beautiful place??:)

    I wil go in raptures on my blog now..coz I have to leave some words for later too..:).(ie if I can figure out how to lug this there…Oh!I will !even if its very heavy!:D)
    By hook or by crook THIS IS SO going on my blog…!

    You have stolen my heart!Really !!Its ATWUE!!!Like I used to say in kindergarten..:)
    PS:-Are the 2nd,3rd,4th and 5th awards mine too?Please!!!Pretty please!!!

    So what she said was true then…
    “Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive, and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born.” — Anais Nin


  20. And your words….Sheer Manna from heaven!I wish I continue to take you down memory lane.in the days to come..to make you nostalgic…:)
    You are so generous with your words…..so few are today….:)
    And with awards? No One!
    And you on the other hand, chose to give these ,an unbelievable number of them to so many of us…..
    What does that say about you?Ask those whom you have given them to….our hearts are leaping with joy and our happiness knows no bounds……
    I don’t need to say further…your generosity of spirit is what sustains your soul,and gives such depth to your words…:)

    PS:-I ramble on all the time and I get all soppy and mushy too….:)giving you prior warning…:)(as I gave IHM:D) Somedays you’ll just simply sigh at the monster you have unleashed..:D


  21. Indyeah… now you have unleashed a sleeping monster too… πŸ™‚ I’d like to give you that much more competition in mush and goo and gush.. lol! It certainly has been a darned pleasure to have known you, [gawd that sounds like a parting almost, doesn’t it?? Hehehe :)]however virtually, and more so the anticipation of reading more from you is all the more warming the cockles of the heart!

    Blown away by your acceptance speech, dear girl, truly blown away! Perhaps you should consider using that talent professionally too :P!!!

    Thank you ever so much for the sheer warmth of your words and the uninhibited joy that shines through πŸ™‚ Looking at the kids in class today, in another hour from now, I shall be reminded of your smug grin, across to your neighbour, on the same bench. LOL!

    PS. I need to be educated a little here πŸ™‚
    What’s ATWUE? And IMAO? [or is it LMAO?? Am clueless on some of the abbreviations and lingo? Teacher, please? :D!

    Be warned, more doubts will come thataway, all in time πŸ™‚

    Now start lugging them; you know all of them here are yours πŸ™‚ All! Waiting to see them adorn your blog too!

    By the way:

    Congrats, and thanks ever so much for the kindness again!!


  22. I echo Soumya.This is my fourth visit to this post, and I’ve not been able to leave a comment, cos I’m overwhelmed at your generosity. I appreciate your love and concern more than anything else, and for making us feel valued, most importantly, for accepting us the way we are.

    I don’t have another award to give you, but this, A BEAR HUG πŸ™‚

    You are the real winner, a winner in the true sense cos I believe, Winners give it all. Congrats and God Bless πŸ™‚


  23. Awww!Two of a kind!Two mushy souls!:):)
    psst!The world doesn’t know what it seems to have done!
    Thank you so much!
    And err look closer in the class today
    I was always the peskiest brat in class !:D

    Atwue as In baby talk for ‘It’s so true’ ,leally(really)I am sounding like a lunatic!:D

    and oh yeah don’t ya worry!I have very religiously reseacrched all the net terms about a few months back..:D Yours truly is truly technologically challenged):)

    IMAo(In My Humble opinion),ROFL(Rolling on The floor with Laughter),LMAO(laughing my ass off)

    πŸ˜€ ,really makes one doubt the sanity of this world na?:D

    Thank you so much!!:)


  24. Awww!Two of a kind!Two mushy souls!:):)
    psst!The world doesn’t know what it seems to have done!
    Thank you so much!
    And err look closer in the class today
    I was always the peskiest brat in class !:D

    Atwue as In baby talk for ‘It’s so true’ ,leally(really)I am sounding like a lunatic!:D

    and oh yeah don’t ya worry!I have very religiously reseacrched all the net terms about a few months back..:D Yours truly is truly technologically challenged):)

    IMAo(In My Humble opinion),ROFL(Rolling on The floor with Laughter),LMAO(laughing my ass off)

    πŸ˜€ ,really makes one doubt the sanity of this world na?:D

    Thank you so much!!:)


  25. Congratulations on this star studded award ceremony, and your well deserved awards. Your acceptance speech is something that I feel is worth emulating. Thank you also for teaching me the niceties of life, in a very subtle but practical way.

    Thanking you for passing on the award to me too. I will pick it up as soon as I settle in Bangalore in my new home. May take another week. So, till then bear with me, please. Thank you once again.


  26. Tan Taraa !!!! that was really superb !!!

    6 Awards for me !!!!!!!!!!!!

    M i overwhelmed or what !!!!

    Boy I am flying !!!! people around me in my life always keep telling me i m making too much of this blogging thing. Whole day and night I am concerned about it and checking if i am getting comments ! I am hooked, your awards will atleast help me put some doubts of my own to rest !!!! lol….

    Thanks a ton !


  27. Merci beaucoup! Thank you so much! Am honored. Glad. Very. πŸ™‚


  28. Rini, πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ That is nice to hear, and nicer still that I get to give it all away. There is the nicestest feeling in it πŸ™‚ You know that too πŸ™‚ Thanks for all the lovely words!

    Indyeah, I am hugely entertained, and in class today, the smiles came all of a sudden. Am sure the kids thought i was a little crazy :)Am practising the language now, as you can see, in the recently added info. :D! Thanks, thanks and thanks… πŸ™‚ Tri-zillion πŸ™‚

    JP Joshi [may I do away with the title for you too? :)] Thank you for that gracious note πŸ™‚ And do accept my congratulations for all those awards, well deserved!

    Dhiren:) keep flying, and yes do show them around πŸ™‚ You deserve all of them for the passion with with you blog πŸ™‚ Congrats!

    Tara, a pleasure πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ And Congrats!!


  29. Thank you,Thank you..hugely honoured!And congratulations once again for all your awards:)


  30. Usha , congrats for having received all those well deserving awards and thanks for passing on. I am bowled over, having received so many of them in one go. Will need a large basket to collect them all :-))and will certainly display on my blog shelf.

    And you know Usha, i am the biggest culprit for not having passed on any of the awards that i got earlier to any of my blogger friends.

    But then you know what, i am thinking of designing one myself and will then pass it on with my stamp and signatures on it. I hope i will be successful in doing so, given my limited computer prowess.

    Thanks once again.


  31. Deeps, I know what you mean:) Am honoured too, by you πŸ™‚ Congratulations!

    Balvinder, ah me! There are ways apparently of Ways of Awarding, and an important tenet, apparently is that What Thou Receiveth, Thou shalt Love Sharing πŸ™‚

    Designing an award? Now that sounds really interesting! All the best with it:) And while it gets crafted do be sure to take the lot from here:)

    Congrats again!


  32. Hey 1 left a comment here!! Swallowed by the Cyber Gluttons I am sure!! *knit brows*
    I was surprised to see your comment mention that I had something to pick up. i had picked it up right after Man in Painting’s comment in fact!
    Anyway, here I go again accepting the rich haul. OMG so many of them at one go!! Usha, you do have a magical handbag. Did Mrs. Weasly gift you one?? Ahhhh I know its all your friends who hold you in such high esteem and here you are passing it on to more friends!
    Thank you Usha. I am really honored and humbled.


  33. Teacher,
    Guess I arrived late for the celebrations.Seems everybody has gone back.

    Congrats for all the awards.

    Thanks a ton for this token of appreciation.Happy to read what you wrote on me.

    Taking a bow…



  34. me decorated,me happy,me wanna hug…!:)its atwue…:D
    As much as this will torture the poetic soul in you ,not to mention the grammar guardian..:D
    this was the best way to get it across…


  35. Shail, hmmm.. cyber gluttons and cyber sulks aplenty these days πŸ™‚ Either they swallow the comment or refuse to post it πŸ™‚ Silly creatures, they do not know the blogaddict for sure :D!!!

    Thanks for the warm words, and yes, Congratulations to you too!

    Nikhil πŸ™‚ Thanks for accepting the bit on you too, and for you πŸ™‚ And it’s always better late than never at all, right?

    Indyeah, :D! This Grammar Guardian, lol, excuses you. Atwue, honest :P!!! Thanks again πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚


  36. Its really silly but I dunno which one to collect πŸ˜€

    And am just glad that I got them from you!


  37. I have got one ! Thanks a lot.


  38. Thanks again Usha ! Your encouragement in the form of comments is very encouraging for aspiring poets like me. I dedicate this award to that encouragement you gave and the confidence you enthused in me.


  39. OMG!!! 5 Awards ….

    I’m overwhelmed lady..and deeply honored..

    Thank you! :))

    and its amazing you find the time to link all the blogs, irrespective of being so busy!


  40. Meena, take all of them :D! So that solves your problem, na? Thanks, and Congrats too!

    Trinath, your poetry is awesome, and I’ve always been a fan πŸ™‚ So it is all entirely deserving, the comments, and now the awards! Congrats, and thanks for the kind words!

    Imp’s mom, delighted to see you’ve come to ceremony too πŸ™‚ Really glad πŸ™‚ Congrats, and thank you too, for all those nice things you’ve said πŸ™‚


  41. Oops!that was IMAO(In my arrogant opinion)and IMHO(In my humble opinion):D Typo!

    Which rather gives the EDITED TO ADD:-a whole new perspective…I was LMAO…and ROFL too!!
    Do tell me how tickled you were..:D



  42. Indyeah, I was RoTFL too.. πŸ™‚ Have updated the post, do check :D!
    And thank you yet again for proving that you certainly are a braveheart!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚


  43. Congrats Usha on your awards. You definitely deserve all these awards. I have known you more by your comments on other blogs, whenever I read the comments part. The comments are always vibrant, very original and always encouraging. You spread so much of warmth around on the blogsphere that I always wonder how much can this woman give. Beautiful and thanks for being around.
    I find mention on your awards post and am truly grateful for this. IT means so much to me.
    I wish all the winners of awards on this post my heartiest congratulations and besties.


  44. Mampi, thank you for all the warm words πŸ™‚ Really honoured and humbled by all that you share here, truly!

    And yes, indeed, you are most deserving of the same too πŸ™‚ Congratulations!! And many many thanks again!


  45. hello mam,
    how are you.We are starting a contest in writers lounge.Its a poetry contest….we want you to judge the contest….we could not find a better person and we see u as the person who fulfills all the criteria of a contest judge…..we would be glad and pleased if you accept to judge our contest….i am optimistic and i believe that you will reply back with yes……we are awaiting your answer madam….

    please say yes….

    stephen aka solitary writer ….


  46. Stephen, aka the Solitary Writer, thank you for the honour of the invitation, and your assessment that seems to make me qualify.. πŸ™‚ Lol! I could never do judging, for verse, something I do not do in school too πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    So I am sure you will excuse me, and let me read and savour all of them, which I shall certainly do. I did the rain series, though I did not post any note on anyone’s πŸ™‚

    Thanks again, but I am sorry that I shall not be able to take up such a daunting task :):) Do please excuse me.


  47. Just came here to say thanks for your lovely Dutt Rhyme πŸ™‚


  48. πŸ™‚ IHM.. your replies, indeed the post itself was an Rollicking, punch in the solar plexus for the D’s kinda post :)Thank YOU!


  49. Usha,
    Congratulations on your awards!
    And thank you for the mention.


  50. Salil, the pleasure is all mine. Thank you!


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