Awards Nominations & 200+ Followers

Hey everyone! I meant to upload this on Father’s day but I’ve been busy this last few days so here it is: Today is a very special day, its Father’s day and I witnessed my life’s first solar eclipse! and September Heart-to-hearts crossed the milestone of 200 followers! Amazing coincidence, I am feeling super excited.  I’m so happy to be a part of this community, everyone is so helpful & supportive and for that I’m very thankful. As a famous writer once wrote “Coincidences mean you’re on the right path.”

First of all, I would like to thank dear fellow bloggers @offshorewriter@sa muellawrentz for nominating me, they’re siblings and both are very talented writers of an awesome poetry and motivational blog  where they post captivating poems and some very inspirational stuff, you guys are amazing and I am very glad that you nominated me for not one but two awards💕 Thank you very much for your constant support. To check out there latest post click here


Rules for the Brainstorms Award:

  1. Thank the person who nominated you.
  2. Tag your post with the Brainstorm award and follow brainstorm, if you are willing.
  3. Display the Brainstorms award logo.
  4. Talk a bit about your blog, why you started it, what you write on and your goal for your blog.
  5. Answer the five questions you’ve been asked. Nominate five amazing bloggers.
  6. Ask them five new questions.

You can read about September Heart-to-hearts here and now coming to the question.

Question asked by offshorewritings

Q. What is the one thing that you would like to change in the world?
*I’d change myself, I know my shortcomings and before making the desired change in the world and system around me, I’d first make that change in myself. 🙂

They haven’t asked me any more questions because they were tired as hell writing that long post containing all sorts of awards  😂 well I never played strictly by these award rules myself so I can relate 🙂

My Nominees for Brainstorms Award


Questions to Nominees

  1. What do you think is humankind’s greatest invention?
  2. How do you make yourself sleep when you can’t seem to get to sleep? 
  3. While writing (your first draft of any piece) and reading, what do you prefer: digital medium (writing apps, E-books) OR conventional medium (Pen & Paper, Paperback books) ?
  4. What is your favorite genre of music to listen to?
  5. What movie or book or person do you know the most quotes from? 


This is a special award gifted to me by @offshorewriter and @sa muellawrentz for being a good reader. I thank them heartily for honoring me, I agree with their statement: reading is as important as writing.

Tagged: 10 Things That Make Me Happy

Few weeks ago (or has it been a month, I totally forget, has it been this long ?) Mrs. T tagged me. If you’re not familiar with her blog, please check them out and give them a follow. I assure you, you’ll get inspired by her wonderful posts.

10 Things That Make Me Happy

1. List 10 things that make you happy. ( Linking to them, sharing pictures, writing poems about them, jokes etc are all encouraged but not required.)

2. List 10 people who make you happy. ( Notify them of their Tag)

Please note, if you’re reading this, consider yourself tagged!

  1. Music! Writing, playing and most of all listening. Eminem (Every single song), Linkin Park (Every single song), Beatles (Every single song), Rolling Stones (Every single song), Queens (Every single song) Lou Reed (Every single song), Chris Cornell (Every single song), Michael Jackson (Every single song), Green Day (just wake me up when september ends, boulevard of broken dreams and stop when the red lights flash) Elton John (just Original Sin), Billie Eilish (cringy, I know but what can you do!, I like her style), Hans Zimmer, music from Tarantino Movies, Led Zeppelin (just The Immigrant Song and Stairway to Heaven), nowadays I am exploring metal (AC/DC, Black Sabbath) and Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Sukhwinder Singh (many songs but especially aaj mera jee karda) , Kishore Kumar, some songs by Atif Aslam.. I can go on and on hahaha .. maybe later I’ll make a whole list of artists I listen to…

    Here are some songs I’ve written as a tribute to my favorite artists
    1. My December
    2. Closer
    3. Broken Chords
    4. Farewell Embraces

2. My family, I love them all very much and I feel very happy when surrounded by them.

Diwali Festival 2018

3. Living in Bhopal. We moved permanently to Bhopal just over 15 years ago (almost the age my younger brother is!). To know how dear I hold my hometown in heart, you can read my poem: Bhopal: The Brimming Heart of India

4. Reading fiction novels. I am constant reader (a term my fellow Stephen King fans will understand). Stephen King (I aim to read everything he has written before I kick the bucket!), Dan Brown (I finished his Origin novel in 2 days! Absolutely Amazing), George R.R Martin (currently on the 3rd book in GOT series), J K Rowling (where it all started, HP series will always have a special place in my heart. Potterhead Always!)

5. Reading and exploring poetry. I aspire to become a famous poet one day (haha, if you’re still reading, it is okay to laugh, I do too 😂) and for that I discover new forms of poetry now and then, I love to discover them! Haikus by Richard Wright, Shakespeare’s Sonnets, Imagery poems by William Carlos Williams and some very talented poets in this community inspire me to write and I love to read their poems.

6. Gaming. My guilty pleasure no.1. I’ve SONY PS2 console and I’ve played those old games with my brother so many times that it’s ridiculous 😂 Then there’s PC Gaming I can list a lot of games that still make me happy when I sit down to play.

7. Binge watching movies and T.V Series. My guilty pleasure no.2 I’m a movie and TV series fanatic! Just to make you realize the seriousness of my mania let me tell you this: I’ve watched Breaking Bad 4 times (one time I started and ended it in 2 weeks!) I’ve watched Game of Thrones 3 times (one time I started and ended it in 1 week!!). I’ve a 1 TB hard drive half of which is full of TV Series and Movies, the other half is full of PC Games! (I downloaded all of it over torrent please don’t call the cops on me)

8. Talking with my crush. Yeah I’m a hopeless romantic when it comes down to it.😂

9. Eating meals cooked by my mother. My mother is the best cook in the world, hands down! I mean I almost pity other people when they say this or that is the “best meal” they’ve ever had 😂😂 If those people tasted the Veg-Paratha, Dal-Paratha, Aalo-Paratha, Samosa, Pav Bhaji, ETC. made by my mother’s magical hands they’d forget what they were talking about. (my mouth is watering as I’m writing this and my mom has already called me twice for dinner, it’s getting late..)

10. Finally, but just as importantly, Writing, I love to write! September heart-to-hearts makes me happy. This community is wonderful, I’ve said it many times because it’s true. You all wonderful people inspire me to write and keep on going!. When I feel sad, I write. When I feel excited (like I’m doing right now), I write. When I feel bored, I write. Writing makes me happy! and I never thought my blog will reach 200 followers! All thanks to you guys. I tip my hat to all of you amazing talented people who are taking out their time and reading this.

Love you all ❤️
Take Care.


34 thoughts on “Awards Nominations & 200+ Followers

  1. Wow… firstly i would like to thank you for accepting both awards! And it’s so cool to read all your answers. And I can find the honest answers here. Great job Jay. And am not forgetting to congratulate on your 200 followers… way to go! Keep writing and inspire many others as the way you do now! 👏

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  2. Congratulations Jay and enjoyed reading your answers
    Haha, now, she will know about your crush thing if she does know 😂😂😂, which is actually impossible she does not know
    And you write good poetries 😊😊
    Thank you for the nomination 😊
    Take care!!!

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    1. Well she rarely checks my blog and such a long post will scare her off 😂 but now that you say it like that I think I might have to change that answer after all😂
      Thank you Dr. Era for encouragement and constant support😁 Also, I tag you to list 10 things that make you happy. I hope you’ll enjoy it 🙂

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      1. Hehe, well, girls can sense things sometimes 😂😂😂
        Always there 😊😊
        And I forget to congratulate you on 200 followers, congratulations, many many more to come 😃😃
        Thank you for the tag too 🙂🙂

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  3. 🤣 🤣 Goodness! Such a long post with innumerable amazing news!
    Congratulations on both your awards and 200 followers!
    You’re an amazing writer and for changing yourself before anything else, I salute you!
    Thanks for the nomination, I am really excited and humbled and I am definitely accepting it, but Ill only be able to write such a long post after my exams… Thank you 🙂 💝 💖

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  4. Dear Jay, congratulations to you! I’m very pleased to see you’re receiving such a great feedback. You totally deserve it and I’m very much looking forward to future posts of yours.

    I feel honored you nominated me for the Brainstorms Award, thank you so much, dear Jay. This award in new to me and I’m curious to look into it.
    All the best. Yours, Sovely

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