Thinking Blogger Award
The “Thinking Blogger Award” comes with the following rules:
1. If, and only if, you get tagged, write a post with links to 5 blogs that make you think, tag blogs with real merits, i.e. relative content, and above all – blogs that really get you thinking!
2. The origin of the meme is at The Thinking Blogger. He is the one who started this.
It wasn’t easy making this list of five blogs because I fear the list will be subjective. That’s not a bad thing per se, because all awards are subjective to a certain extent. The advantage of this system however (where you tag five other people) is that as this goes forward, a wide variety of blogs get nominated. As each person who is tagged in turn chooses his five…you get thinking blogs in different fields. The important part is that you need to tag only those blogs that have got you to think.
I will nominate blogs in different categories. Not so much because I should but because I have a variety of interests myself and like to engage with different kinds of blogs. So here is my list, not in any order of preference….but in alphabetical order. (I have avoided tagging the three blogs that I nominated for the Intellectual Blogger award and those which already have this award.)
1. AE’s blog (Abu Eesa Niamatullah’s blog) is one I discovered recently. He writes on a wide variety of subjects and a lot about the Islamic world. I find his posts reflective, philosophical, religious and thoughtful. This guy is a deep thinker and very modest too. His is a thinking blog.
2. Amit Verma’s India uncut has won several awards and he is already a well known blogger. I almost did not nominate him for this reason, but then then I thought, well, it doesn’t matter how well-known he is. The main thing is that his blog deserves the award. He writes on current affairs mostly and his posts invariably make you think. A comprehensive blog on India. I love his writing style too. Clear and precise.
3. Lonnie’s Onemanbandwidth is an American professor’s blog. Its an academic blog and there are a lot of very thoughtful posts on teaching. At the same time he writes about China in a most comprehensive way.
4. Rajeev does not write many posts, but the ones he does write reveal his razor sharp mind. He has an amazing perspective on world politics…and I may disagree with him many a time, and that is precisely why I visit…to stimulate my brain cells. Anyone interested in politics would find his posts interesting.
5. Then there is Sureshg’s blog which is about Meditation photography and the best you will ever see in this genre. It’s not just his photos, but his feelings and thoughts on each that draws you in.
Well, thats it then. Five blogs and all of these owners need to tag five other blogs which they think are worthy of this award.