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Brilliant Award Week

August 22, 2008

An award called the Brilliant Weblog Award is doing the rounds, and spreading plenty of blog love. I thought I would do my bit. Here is the award so kindly given to me by Rajat Arora, Mad Momma and Vishesh. Regarding the three who have given me this award…I don’t know Rajat’s blog very well, but I do know MM’s and she deserves the award far more than me – for the brilliant passion with which she writes. And Vishesh deserves it for the brilliantly unique way he has shaped his blog. Thanks to all of you for giving me this award.

I am to pass it on to 7 people says Rajat, and some say 8. I have already awarded it to Amit of Mashed Musings for his brilliantly thoughtful posts and Rambodoc for his brilliant wit. This is the formal announcement.

There are others I wanted to award this to but some have already received the award from Nova and some from Vishesh. If I hadn’t known it, I might have awarded them. But Axinia, Roop and Ruhi have already received this award, so I won’t include them. However let me just say that Axinia deserves this award for the brilliant positive energy she radiates from her blog, Roop deserves it because of the brilliant intensity of her posts and Ruhi deserves it for her brilliance in managing to write hard-hitting posts. And ofcourse Nova. I love the brilliant energy she exudes from her blog and her genuine goodwill. Vishesh has awarded Prerna and Xylene and both are brilliant in their own way. Prerna for her ability to come out with topical posts and with brilliant fervour, and Xylene for his brilliant slice of life posts, all tongue-in-cheek.

I wanted to award Reema too, for the most brilliant debut as a blogger, but Nikhil has already given her the award. Nikhil deserves the award for writing brilliantly magnetic posts which seem to draw everybody to them.

But as I said I am not awarding them, just mentioning them.

So that means I still have awards to award. So here goes.

I award Poonam for her brilliantly thoughtful posts (same reason why I awarded Amit). I also award Shefaly for her brilliance with words and incisive analysis, Priyank for his brilliant travelogues, Rambler and Maria Christina for their brlliant insights into themselves, Gabriella for her brilliant writing…oops, eight already! If I go on I am going to reach 20 very soon so I shall stop here.

I wanted to award Mahendra who had a very good blog. But he has almost disappeared and I certainly miss his blogging. There are others who deserve the award, like Arvind, but I need to stop! There are more, but I cannot award them as I don’t regularly keep up with their blog. There are some blogs I have just started visiting and therefore cannot award them with any sincerity.

All recipients of the Brilliant Weblog award are welcome to award it to whoever they feel is deserving, whether it’s just 2-3 awards or 8-9, it doesn’t matter. But do give it to someone whom you feel truly deserves it, not just because the person is your friend. I feel that working hard on most posts and originality of content and/or presentation are both equally important, even if it means irregular posting. Brilliant blogging to me means working hard at posts and writing original content, not necessarily posting everyday.

(I was going to post this with my summary post tomorrow but found that it had got too long).

33 Comments leave one →
  1. August 22, 2008 3:35 pm

    Wow!!! Nita, brilliance is certainly your middle name!!

    Imagine the amount of effort you put into naming each one of the blogs and telling why you thought they were brilliant!!

    you deserve another one just for this post alone! πŸ™‚

  2. August 22, 2008 3:59 pm

    Congrats to all those who have got the award πŸ˜›

    lol i too faced the same problem,as to who to give it πŸ™‚

    The new theme looks nice πŸ™‚

  3. August 22, 2008 4:34 pm

    Oh ! am so happy. :).
    When I named my blog as such, I thought no one is ever going to like it and will call it crap anyway. So why not call it crapbook. πŸ˜€
    I am overwhelmed.

  4. August 22, 2008 4:35 pm

    Thank you so much Nita.

  5. August 22, 2008 4:45 pm

    Awww thank u so much for mentioning me!! I m honored to have been nominated.

  6. August 22, 2008 5:18 pm

    @ Nita:

    I note I am here too. Why, thank you! πŸ™‚

  7. August 22, 2008 6:22 pm

    oh!!! i think almost all the people got this award and all are happy now πŸ˜€

    thanks for mentioning my name..
    i feel so good when i find my name linked in ur blog πŸ˜€
    congratz to everyone πŸ™‚

  8. rajatarora permalink
    August 22, 2008 7:25 pm

    Hello Nita,
    So, you gave away your share of Awards? Great! I am visiting your awardees. Now I have more blogs to read.
    By the way, I love to be called as “Rajat Arora” πŸ˜›

    (Didn’t get the point? Well, re-read your post.)

    😳 Made the change! – Nita.

  9. Ravi permalink
    August 22, 2008 7:53 pm

    Hi Nita

    I m happy to see you not in one of those “ME FIRST” kind of persons.

  10. August 22, 2008 8:25 pm

    thanks Nita..its nice to see how people perceive your blog ..

  11. August 22, 2008 8:33 pm

    Nita, thank you for naming me. I have been a most remiss blogger lately, so I’m doubly grateful.

    I miss Mahendra too. He was one of my favorites for a while there. He has a true journalistic style, just like your writing, Nita. I actually tell my friends from India things I know from your articles, and I end up informing them!

    I also like your new background. It’s a pleasant change.

  12. August 22, 2008 8:53 pm

    wow, Nita, that was kind. I am not much into this blog-award thing but now I see the advantage of it … you get to introduce the people you enjoy and people like who appreciate your opinion get more blogs to read. πŸ™‚

    thank you verr much.!! πŸ™‚

  13. August 22, 2008 9:20 pm

    Nova, Vishesh, thanks. πŸ™‚
    Xylene, your real-life experiences are very interesting and you always present them with humour.
    Reema, Shefaly, Arvind, Rambler, Christine, you are welcome.
    Rajat, sorry for calling your Sharma! πŸ˜› Glad you didn’t take offence.
    Ravi, even having a separate award post is a little embarrassing for me. I also feel that I have not named some very interesting blogs, because I just forgot! I hope they forgive me! πŸ™‚
    Roop, welcome. And yeah this awarding thingie is very much a part of blogging. It’s fun actually. But often you land up hurting some people and now I am wondering what to do about that!

  14. August 22, 2008 9:30 pm

    Dear Nita,

    this post is just pouring the blog-love…so generous of you to encourage so many of your devoted readers! – I am sure it a great acknowledgement for each of the nominees to be awarded BY NITA.
    As a hard blogging journalist you truly know the value of dedicated blogging – I love your words in the last passage.

  15. August 22, 2008 10:06 pm



    You thoroughly deserve this and many more. You are a versatile and prolific writer. It is simply amazing to see you come up with thought provoking posts day after day.

    Reading you blog is now a daily habit.

    Keep going strong – Yeh dil maange more!!!

  16. August 23, 2008 12:25 am

    Congratulations!!! πŸ˜€

    And thanks for those sweet words about my blog..!! πŸ˜€

  17. August 23, 2008 12:30 am

    Congratulations! πŸ™‚

  18. August 23, 2008 1:02 am

    Congratulations!! Well deserved award!

  19. August 23, 2008 3:45 am

    Congratulations! Keep it coming.

  20. August 23, 2008 4:00 am

    Guess the whole of India will be getting a brilliante award in a few weeks time!

  21. August 23, 2008 11:14 am

    Wow! My first award πŸ™‚ Thanks Nita!
    And a nice change of theme too.

  22. August 23, 2008 3:01 pm

    Honor accepted with obscene degree of pleasure!

  23. August 23, 2008 6:29 pm

    I’m sure you are worthy of this.. the work u out behind this is tremendous. Plz keep enlightening us..:)

  24. August 24, 2008 12:49 am

    I am late!!! Thank you so much. πŸ™‚ I am really honored. Though awards bring a sense of responsibility but I think in the world of blogging it means – Be the way you are!!! πŸ™‚
    Thanks so much again.

    Amit, you are welcome. I think that being the way you are is the only way to successful blogging. If I listen to all that rubbish advice that keeps coming my way (and it did most at the start) by now I wouldn’t have had any readers. One has to write from the heart and choose a style that suits one the best. – Nita.

  25. August 24, 2008 12:50 am

    And congratulations to you too!!!! πŸ˜€

  26. August 24, 2008 8:45 am


    So many awards to so many bloggers! Aha, me too… πŸ™‚

    I like your effort to enumerate the names…like who’s who of Indian Blogging. This will lead to consolidation of blogging community.

    Thanks Nita.


  27. August 24, 2008 10:49 pm

    Hey, Congrats for the award.

    *The link will start working post 5.30AM IST.

  28. August 28, 2008 9:49 pm

    Hey, thank you for the award. Coming from you, it means a great deal of pride for me.

    I have been really out of touch with little opportunity to surf as I would like to. 😦 I will try to come back and try to do justice to the honour you bestowed me. πŸ™‚

  29. August 29, 2008 3:10 pm

    It is such a good post this one! because it does stenghten the blog relationships, and confirm that writing is surely one of the highest form of comunication and global growth. Congratulations especially to the big Indian Anima which always pour lots of brilliant insights about the world out!

  30. June 10, 2009 2:13 pm

    While mentioning this in my post, I forgot to explicitly THANK YOU! So there. πŸ™‚

    I also just noticed Maria Christina’s comment above. I had tried accessing her blog when I resumed, but it is now password protected and I have no way of getting in! Just wondered if she sees this comment…

    Among all my blogger-friends, you are the one with the most ‘awards’. I am at a loss how to praise your writing and blogging differently each time! πŸ™‚


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