The Versatile blogger award and 7 new bloggers...

by - May 25, 2012


Maithili has given me the Versatile Blogger award, which is ironic since I was wondering what topic to write about next in this blog. 


Anyway, without any further adieu, I shall dive in straight to the rules of the award - 7 random points on me, 7 shares of the award. Here goes.
  1. CONFESSION : I used to steal my senior's newspaper in college. Well, technically, it's not stealing since she lived in the room adjacent to me and I just used to wake up before her, remove it ( it was placed in the door handle ), read it and leave it... on the floor( it's so tough to get it back in the door handle without making noise.) Anyway, one day she kept the door half open to see who the robber was. I simply went across the other side of the door, beyond her view, took the paper, read it and gave it to a fellow doctor who happened to be passing by. She caught him. He was too stunned to understand what was happening as she fired him. He caught my neck later in the operation theatre for it. Oh well.  
  2. LOVE : Of all the variations of love that we are bombarded with via Bollywood, Hollywood, Kollywood etc- my personal favourite onscreen romantic couple presently are the lead characters of the TV show Castle. The sweet gestures, the innocence behind the false bravado - you don't have to go dance in the snows of  Switzerland for that. 
  3. FRIENDSHIP : My co-pg and I were famous for a very distinct reason. We were absolute opposites in every possible way - and yet we were the two closest co-pgs the college ever had. We always had a difference of opinion, yet never had a single fight in 3 years of PG life. We always shared each other's success and failures together. Even a few months back, I got a comment from a junior, telling me how remarkable our friendship was, considering the highly competitive environment we were in where everyone was looking to gain extra points by putting their co-pgs down.  
  4. RELIGION : No big surprise for regular readers of this blog, but I find all Godmen to be frauds. It is partly because I can't see why over a 100 crore real Gods aren't enough for our religion that we need to bow down to a human being and partly due to personal experiences.  And before you ask, yes...ALL GODMEN.
  5. GENRE : Contrary to popular belief, I hardly ever read comedy in any format. My favourite genre of books is always a good psycho-thriller where there's a murderer loose in the city who needs to be stopped. I love a good mystery any day.  
  6. SAVING FOR A RAINY DAY : Since the days of PG in Pune to being an assistant professor in Mangalore, I'm famous among my colleagues, juniors and students as 'the hard drive' doc. I can't help it. I have presently got four hard drives ( three 1Tbs and one chotta 320 Gb ) filled with thousands of movies and over three dozen TV sitcoms. Many of them have yet to be seen even by me ! That's what you call storing things away for a rainy day. 
  7. DOGYEARS : I can't raise my hand against a dog. I'm sorry... it's just the way I am. Even my doberman knows it and nowadays, after using my hand as a chew-toy, he just waits for me to shake a finger as a signal to release it. Give them respect and they'll respect you back.
People who I award it to :

01. Meety : Technically, I'm supposed to be knowing you since you were around twelve years old. But, I was still pleasantly surprised by some of the lovely, deep thoughts that I've read at your blog and definitely feel your best is yet to come. Keep on writing. 

02. Shalini : A more 'sugar and spice' blog, this new mom and my major opponent in the app DRAW SOMETHING is hilarious fun to read.

03. Darlings of Venus : I would have given it to Maithili directly, but she gave me this award. It would look shady if I also gave her the same award and they'd probably have a CBI investigation on us... so I'll give it to a venture, involving her and other fellow female bloggers which has some really cool thought provoking and hilarious posts.


04. Dr Danny Simon : I've known him for over a decade when he was my senior. I'm glad he took up blogging because I value his gentle, kind words of encouragement.

05. Soumya Kulshreshtha : Came across her blog recently and absolutely loved it. Am now a regular follower of her, both on blogpost and Twitter. 

06 - 07. I know they've already been given this award, but let this be a reminder to them that their words are valued : chatpata Suruchi with her no-holds barred hilarious posts and Spaceman Spiff who has such a wide range in her style of writing.

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26 comments

  1. Congratulations on the award. :)
    I too, like you, used to store my movies in hard drives but then I heard a few horror stories of harddrives crashing and then I moved all my movies to DVDs.

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    1. really.. I had the opposite problem.. scratches on dvd eventually resulted in me buying the hard drives..

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  2. Congratulations, doc!!
    And thank you so very much. Coming from a writer like you, it means a whole lot more. :) I'm honoured.

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  3. Congratulations! :)

    1) You used to steal :O tch tch for the doctor who suffered for your deeds!
    2)Becckett and Castle are THE ideal couple! Like the teenagers who pretend that they are not aware of their feelings! At times while watching the show, I just feel 'Why don't they just kiss now!'
    3)Cool! Its hard to avoid arguements when there is nothing in common but this is so cool!
    4)Agreed!
    5)You bet! Psycho thriller are the best to read!
    6)I badly need few series! Now this makes me jealous of your juniors, students, friends :(
    7)hehe....cute!

    Good to know these facts about you :)

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    1. 1)the doc and I had a good laugh about it.
      2)If you havent seen the end of Season 4 yet, I aint going to spoil it for you... but it is easily the best season finale this year amingst all the relevant shows.
      3)Touchwood.
      6)In the end, all of them run out of space downloading from my hard drives..

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  4. Congrats on your award buddy! You are truly versatile! Love the humor with all your posts!
    N Thanks for passing it on to me! Now I have to figure out what to do with it ;)

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    1. pretty simple... 7 points that you would like to share with your readers about yourself.. and 7 bloggers you feel are worth following.

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  5. Congrats doc!! A well deserved award!! Am sure there are yet more to come your way!! :)

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  6. Congrats :) :) Party Party !!!!!!!! :) :)

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    1. Have a party in my name.. send me the bill.. I'll send a blank paper.. sorry, blank cheque :D

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  7. Thank you Doc-You have a little soft corner for me somewhere;-)
    I know you do :-) *sigh*
    And if anyone in blogosphere deserves this versatile tag, it sure is you!

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    1. Of course I have a soft corner for you.. Ur my blog crush :D

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    2. Oye hoye-how come this I missed?
      Aise cheezen need to be told on my blog page and not on yours :-)
      *big time kicked about this*

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    3. i figured you'd seen this (its written over a month ago) and just ignored it :)

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  8. Thanks Roshan! That is really really nice of you to tag me here and I am thrilled! :)

    and nice to know those secrets about you. I have one more to add to the list.

    "this 'humble' guy draws prtty decently! this is apart from being a doc and a fantastic writer. so, who is more versatile here?!"

    :) :)

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    1. naturally.. I am practising to make these drawings into Million dollar paintings remember !! After that, I'll come 'to meet you in my own Ambassador.. yende. Swaaandom. Car illa'.

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  9. I have picked up newspapers too...and returned back quietly before the neighbour woke up...

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  10. I always love coming here! Congrats Rosh! :)

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    1. thanks.. been a while since I've seen your comment. Glad to know ur alive :D

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  11. AnonymousJune 23, 2012

    I love good psycho thrillers too. Do you read Lisa Gardner? If not, I'd recommend starting with "the Survivor's Club"

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  12. love Lisa Gardner.. try out John Connolly and Jeffrey Deaver

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    1. AnonymousJune 24, 2012

      On my list of books to check out at the library, thanks for the recco

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    2. Do try.. John Connolly's books are dark with very evil villains and a protagonist you feel sorry for... the words have an almost poetic flow to them.

      Jeffrey Deaver is the author of the series which started with THE BONE COLLECTOR ( a movie involving Denzel Washington and Angelina Jolie )... that series is now nearly 8-9 books old.. either way, they are absolutely brilliant in concepts, wonderful in plot twists and almost all have an ending you cant guess.

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