Thursday, February 4, 2010

My First Award .........

I just received my first award from dear Nithu of Nithu's Kitchen ...........Thanks so much....
This is my very first award and I am so thrilled by it......... You really made my day........Nithu......Thank you so much once again........


When I started blogging, I never thought that I would enjoy blogging so much and that I will met such amazing & wonderful fellow bloggers who would not only share amazing some traditional, some new and some totally creative recipes but also motivate and encourage me with lovely comments....... Thanks so much to each and every one of you for those kind & lovely words........
They mean a lot to me..........

Kreativ blogger award comes up with a set of rules :
1.Thank the person giving the award.
2.Copy the award to your blog.
3.Place a link to their blog.
4.Name 7 things people don't know about you.
5.Nominate 7 bloggers
6.Place a link to those bloggers
7.Leave a comment letting those bloggers know about the award.

Hmmm...... So here goes......... These are a few of my favourite things..........
1) I love reading.........Reading has been my first love since my childhood and I am happy to say that my romance with books keeps getting stronger with every passing day......
I have grown up on a staple diet of Enid Blyton like majority of kids and then I graduated to classics like Jane Austen......Pride & Prejudice is my all time favourite........and P.G.Wodehouse ....I really like his Brit stiff upper lip and dry sense of humour and then we come to ..........The Queen of Mystery herself.... Madam Agatha Christie ........No one and I mean No one can come close to writing mysteries like she does ........where do I start...........Murder on Orient Express, Murder of Roger Ackroyd.....Mousetrap........ABC Murders, Cards on the Table........Although I must confess that I am totally partial to Hercule Poirot....though Miss Marple's mysteries do have the old world charm to them..........Agatha Christie truly is THE WRITER FOR THRILLERS & SUSPENSE MYSTERIES.......I wanted to be a writer after reading these wonderful wonderful writers........ I have read lot of Marathi literature too.......Pu La Deshpande being my favourite author......... His "Vyati ani Vaali" & " Batatyali Chaal" is something that I would recommend greatly.......But if you ask me I think that his kathakathan( his book reading) was definitely more interesting and animated and more fun ........ which should come as no surprise considering that he was multi-talented and considered one of the finest actors during his time........A creative genius........King of Humour of Marathi Literature.........
Fiction....Non-fiction.........Short stories......novels.......cook books......autobiographies....self help books......you name it and I read it :))
2) I simply love cooking(as if that's not obvious)........I love watching cookery shows even the ones on regional channels(and they are pretty good I tell you)........ & also the food shows showcasing different regional and world cuisines............ I love reading cookery books.........And I absolutely love reading the numerous amazing and wonderful food blogs..........I am always on the look out for new recipes....whether its traditional, new, fusion, innovative....... Though I love reading elaborate recipes, given a choice I always end up cooking instant, simple and easy to make recipes as is obvious.........
3) Music is another major passion for me......... I listen to all kinds of music....... classical, semi-classical, film songs, ghazals, everything....... I simply adore Sonu Nigam and Shankar Mahadevan.....Lata Mangeshkar and Asha Bhonsale are of course my all time favourite which goes without saying ......I think music soothes and touches the soul.......... I simply love instrumental music......Ustad Amjad Ali Khan's sarod, Ustad Ravi Shankar's Sitar, Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia's flute, Ustad Zakir Hussain's tabla......the list is endless
4) I love watching cricket....... I can understand technicalities of the game and can easily converse with experts on the game......... During my board exams, World Cup was going on....needless to say, not only did I end up watching and enjoying the cricket matches but also discussing the match in great details with my friends before and after the board papers, much to the chagrin of our parents.......... some of my closest friends are the ones who i become friends with due to our common crushes on the Oh-not-so common cricketers :))
5) I enjoy travelling............ especially to new places ...... Its great experience to know the culture and cuisine of any new place.......
6) I love learning new languages........ In India there are so many languages in different parts of the country.......Also as they say language changes every 10 miles...........I did learn two foreign languages (German & French) at school and college.......though my fluency in them is a matter of debate.....
7) I LOVE watching TV... I am a big MOVIE BLUFF......I enjoy watching plays at theatre.......Since Marathi theatre is pretty strong where I live.....I regularly watch Marathi plays....Theatre and dramatics was something that I enjoyed since school days and I was also actively involved in Cultural Club during my post graduation (MBA) days..........
So, if there are some of you who managed to stay awake through this "I,Me and Myself" post, these are the lovely and wonderful bloggers to whom I want to pass this award .................
I admire and get inspired by so many wonderful fellow bloggers but since I can pass on only to 7 ..........I would like to nominate the following :-

1) PJ from Ginger & Garlic

2) Nandita from Saffron Trail

3) Shilpa from Aayi's Recipes

4) Pari from Foodelicious

5) Vinaya from Food, Travel, Books and more

6) Priya from Priya's Easy N Tasty Recipes

7) Sheetal Kiran from Eats, eats & eats

Sharing the lovely award with you is indeed a pleasure guys..........

Best Wishes & Happy Blogging........

26 comments:

Asha said...

You have great hobbies, reading, Music, sports etc! :))

Enjoy your award, nice to read about you.

Priya said...

COngrats on ur award, loved reading and nice to know more about..thanks for sharing ur award with me dear, am honoured..

Jyoti said...

Nice to read abt u!! Many congrats for the award.. where is point no. 6?

I also love reading, cooking, travelling and watching TV..Lots in common.. I am reading Agatha Cristie's Towards Zero now..

Cheers

Jyoti

PJ said...

Congrats on the award, Rujuta, and thanks for sharing it with me! It was nice to know a lot more about you, like now I know we both have a lot in common like reading (agatha christie, totally agree she is the best!), music and cooking.

Sowmya said...

congrats on your award dear..good to know about you...we have lots in common....you deserve this award...wish you many more n keep rocking

Rujuta said...
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Rujuta said...

@ Asha : Thanks so much dear.....

@ Priya : Thanks so much.....dear....The pleasure is entirely mine to share the award with you

@ Jyoti : Thanks for bringing that to my notice..... Point no 6 got skipped.......Have just updated it.....its a great read though personally I m more Poirot fan

@ PJ : Thanks so much dear..... and like i said earlier the pleasure is entirely mine to share the award with you

Pari said...

Hi. I must keep saying same pinch same pinch....You and me have so many things in common dear let it be reading, the authors, music..singers and on and on..
I can say we are quite alike and thanks for considering me. I have lost the count of the awards now that I need to acknowledge at my blog, I am pathetic...

ruchikacooks said...

Congrats on the awards..Good collection of books, AC is my favorite too.. Shankar and Lata's voices are great. cant get another person like that ever..

Devi Meyyappan said...

Congrats on the award:):).. nice to know about you.. I love reading too.. Agatha Christie - I can read all time!!:).. Enid Blyton too!!..

Jaya Wagle said...

Nice to read about all your hobbies Rujuta and congratulations on your award. It is quite a high.

Also, just wanted to clarify, re your comment on my blog that the event date has been extended six days not six weeks. :) It ends Feb 12. Would love to get your entry. :)

Simply Life said...

congrats on the award!

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Renuka Bedre - Rao said...

Hi Rujuta! came here through foodie blogroll. congrats on your award! may u get lots of these..loved ur recipes! looks like u r Maharashtrian frm ur recipes of dhirde n all..me too :)
Renuka
http://cookingyummy.blogspot.com/

Sook said...

Congratulations!

ruchikacooks said...

Thanks Rujutha. Whats cooking today?

Rujuta said...

@ Pari : Great minds think alike :)) great to know that you share the same liking for music, books and all

@Ruchika cooks : So true...AC and Lata are irreplacable

@ Devi: Good to know
Maybe we all should start AC fanclub

@ Jaya : Welcome to my blog & Thanks so much
It was a typo.....

@ Simply Life : Welcome to my blog & Thanks

@ Vincent : Welcome to my blog & Thanks

@ Renuka : Welcome to my blog and glad to interact with fellow maharashtrians :))

@ Sook : Welcome to my blog & thanks

Sandhya Hariharan said...

Hi Rujutha.. New here.. congrats on ur first blogger award.. its truely spl.. may u get many more.. .and hope to see in full zing:)

Rujuta said...

@ Sandhya : Welcome to my blog
Thanks for your lovely comments :))

Priya said...

Hi Rujuta, regarding ur q'n about agar agar powder, i dunno how its called in hindi dear, but its like gelatin which used for making jellies and its prepared from seaweeds, thats makes them vegan, if u dont ever heard about agar agar,u can replace very well with gelatin powder..hope this helps...sorry i couldnt help u dear..

Devi Meyyappan said...

I would like to share an award with you:).. please accept it from my blog:)

Gulmohar said...

Congrats Rujuta !

ruchikacooks said...

Not on twitter Rujutha, checked it out, but I am on facebook. You can catch me at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Ruchikacooks/277481341827

Sheetal Kiran said...

Hey Rujuta,

Congratulations on the award :D And thank you for passing it on to me. I am so sorry for taking as long as I have to acknowledge the award, papers kept me really swamped :(

I love, love love Pu la too, my paternal grand-father and he were very good friends, unfortunately never got to meet him ... after reading your list, feel like reading mine, right away :D

Deepa G Joshi said...

hey congrats on your award..great to know somethings about you..Wodehouse is even my favorite and learning languages is one more common interest..

Rujuta said...

@ Priya , Devi, Ruchika , Sheetal : Thanks so much for your lovely wishes

@ Gulmohar : Welcome to my blog

@ Deepa : Thanks so much :))