These awards were given to me by other bloggers and are linked to them. Do remember that most of these awards, as they are given by other bloggers, are not “official” awards, but simply reflect the love they have given me.
This award was given to me by Paul of Cafe Philos.
The next three awards are from Axinia:
This one is from Brian:
Next one by Nova
The Brilliant Weblog award was given to me by Mad Momma, and Vishesh as well as Rajat Arora, who I have linked the award to as it came from him first. Jo and Itching to Write have also given me this award.
I won this from a site which this award has been linked to, it’s an offiicial award.
The Thinking Blogger award has been given to me by Suburban Life, it’s a semi-official award:
The Intellectual Blogger award is from Mahendra
Paul awarded me a second award, E for Excellence.
Poonam interviewed me for her site. Read Interview
Vishesh and Amit gave me the Butterfly award and the Cup . Vishesh said that he gave this award for “the effort you put into each post and the info, the butterfly for presentation.” Smitha awarded me the Butterfly award for “a wide angle view on many subjects.”
The Proximity award has been given by Nimmy, Reema and Mish. The award is given for a “blog that invests and believes in PROXIMITY – nearness in space, time and relationships.” Mish very sweetly writes “These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement!”
There was also an award voting competition set up by Poonam Sharma in which I picked up a few awards. Not a bad haul considering I did not canvass for it. The awards are for individual posts and I have linked each award to the post on my blog which won the award.
Other posts of mine got runner-up awards. These are some of the best posts on my blog, posts which I had hoped would win the best post in the category award.
How to write a feature article (runner-up for best Howto Post)
A visit to Puducherry (Puducherry is quite French) (runner-up for best travel post)
Participating in a Reality Show-Think Again (runner-up for best post in link blogging)
The Public Smoking ban is in our interest (runner-up for best public interest post)
The Bloggers for Peace award was given to my by Indian Homemaker for objectively analyzing the option of war after the terror attacks.
The Garland Blog award was given to me by Kanagu for an interesting side-bar and posts and because he loves my blog. And also Sahaja for thought-provoking and straight to the point posts. Poorna also awarded this to me for my social awareness posts.
Premio Dardos from Destination Infinity which he awarded to me for being “A responsible Blogger who writes lot of unbiased views on serious topics. One of the blogs, where there is a very healthy discussion happens on most topics.”
The Lovely Blogger award was also given by Sahaja and Amrutha.
As also this one was given to my by both Sahaja and Amrutha:
The favourite commentator award was given by Vishesh.
The following three awards, the Emerald award, the Kreativ Blogger award and the Resonance Blogger award were given to me by Amrutha.
Indian Homemaker also gave me the Resonance award. She very kindly the award is for my “brilliant, well researced, objectively written posts on every subject under the sun, from premarital sex, to movie reviews, to terrorism, gender bias including blaming of the victims, poverty, elections and all that can be called current affairs. Her blog is the place to go to if we need to stay in touch with the world”.
The Outstanding Blogger award has been given to me by Dev for “being a consistent, honest and an interesting blogger.” Dev has also said the following:
I have known Nita only through her blog and her comments. I haven’t met her in real or even interacted with her out of blogosphere (email etc). Nita’s blog is read by all and sundry. People from all ages, all races, all kinds of professional backgrounds and finally all kinds of different schools of thought visit her blog and share their diverse opinions (one recent post on a very controversial issue and hundreds of varied comments give you an idea regarding her blog’s popularity and her blog being a common platform for meeting of minds!). There are both 17 year old teenagers and 60+ men and women who flock her blog. The simple reason for her accessibility to and connection with everyone is her honesty, warmth and openness towards different people and their viewpoints. You cannot agree with any person in this world all the time. Similarly, some people might not agree with Nita’s views too, but that doesn’t stop her to express herself freely; she will rather be honest than care too much about how people will interpret her views. In her writing and comments, you can find both scholarly wisdom and child like enthusiasm in varying degrees depending upon the context and the nature of the post. Though I have one request for you Nita. I sometimes get a feeling that you have a very active fun side to yourself which I suspect you don’t show to us that much. We want to see bit more of that Nita too . Once again, thank you very much for your blogging Nita!
In fact, his writing all this is enough of an award for me! Thanks Dev!
The Blog-o-laureate award award has been given to me by Arpit. He writes that “This award is meant to honor the bloggers who have done astounding work, have come up with useful and enlightening posts and who actually in my opinion are the pride of the blogosphere”.
I have also won the “IndiBlogger of the Month” contest for the best blog on Politics & Current Affairs. This was based on votes and I was voted in out of a total of 129 candidates. What makes me happy is that I won without canvassing, and without announcing it on my blog. I feel this is a fair way to win. I did call up two blogger friends to ask them to vote for me, but that’s it. I actually don’t think I am the best blog but well, am thankful for the award! The actual award will be sent to me after they design a special one and when it arrives it will be inserted here.
Vishesh gave me The Golden Pen award and the Addicting Blog award. His reasons: “Her views are very similar to mine(and at times I have understood my stance better thanks to her). I love her well researched posts , always informative..and of course the comment section is another world by itself.” Kanagu has also given me this award.
Kanagu gave me the Inspirational award for this reason: “For inspiring me to write some political stuff and reviews without any bias. He also gave me the Lens award because “they are bloggers who love to see the truth as it is and will go any length to get the clear picture”. Reema also gave this award.
Recently a site gave me this badge:
The Humane award was passed on to me by Kanagu, for those who show humanity and kindness:
This is another I love your blog award, this time from Reema:
Reema has given me another award here:
Gopinath has awarded me the Creative Blogger Award: