The Liebster Award – November 2014


Feels so good to receive my first Blogging award. Thanks a lot to Swav, for nominating me. Swav from Ireland, with his blog site Paintings by Swav, had nominated me in the month of October for The Liebster Award. I am glad you liked my work.

I know i am late in posting this award on my site and in continuing with the tradition of nominating more bloggers for this award. However i will keep the flames of this tradition alive and kicking. 🙂

Swav says, “This award is mostly for fun purposes and networking to discover new blogs of the blogosphere“.


Below are few rules for accepting the Liebster Award

  1. Post the award on your blog.
  2. Thank the fellow blogger who presented this award and link back to their blog.
  3. Write 11 random facts about yourself. (Let us know some secrets 🙂
  4. Nominate 11 bloggers who you feel deserve this award and who have less than 200 WordPress followers.
  5. Answer 11 questions posted by the presenter and ask your nominees 11 questions.


So, here goes 11 random facts about me

1. I always have difficulty writing the first sentence because i believe that my opening line should be a very good one. But once i am satisfied with it, i enjoy further.

2. Reading the novels of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in schools, i dreamt of becoming like Sherlock Holmes in my life. (One day, i will visit 221B Baker Street)

3. Very often, i am curious to know what’s running in another person’s mind. So, please be aware of me, i like reading your mind. Do let me know your thoughts on this post, else.. 🙂

4. I am very fascinated with train journeys, looking out of the window and enjoying my time passing by the rails. I wish i can journey the entire world in trains.

5. Traveling gives me abundance of satisfaction. Right from the planning phase of it till the execution, i am mostly like a child – filled with joy and excitement. My wife says, i have wheels attached to my legs. And now, rather than having home decors, we have a huge world map on our home wall.

6. When i am traveling, i can walk continuously for long stretches, without a stop, and live without food for long hours (sometimes, even 12-16 hours). But when i am not traveling (like, at home or office), i get hungry soon and eat every 2-3 hours 🙂

7. Before i die, i want to travel to all the countries of the world and prove to the world that look, wherever you go, people across the world in all the places remain same. They all experience similar kind of joy, similar kinds of things make them sad and anxious. (A mother will always be anxious for her children, in whichever culture you go to. A hug will always ease off your tensions and worries. A child’s eyes will very often twinkle at the sight of a chocolate. You will always remember your first kiss and find joy in it. And many more ….. )

8. Aashayein Foundation, the NGO which i co-founded with my friends, changed my life forever. It is like my first child. (And did i say my camera the second child! My wife listening, is she really? )

9. I believe that whatever happens in life, happens for good and with a reason. If you wait for few years and reflect back at the incidents in your life, you will realize the reasons as to why it happened in that particular manner only. And live peacefully, forever.

10. I do not know how to make a cup of tea or coffee.

11. I love talking to strangers because they don’t know me. (My mom never told me not to talk to strangers)

Whoa! Do you think you know me more now? Hmmm….. Thanks for your efforts all these days to read my blogs, and provide me with your constant feedback and your support. Do continue that. 🙂

Without you, my blogs are mere words in Times Roman,

but with you, my blogs have colors and wings to fly. 


Now it’s time for my list of nominees (Drumroll and Bugles, please….)

(Not sure of the no. of followers though, but i wanted to nominate them)

HHC Blog

Jaap Kroon

So where’s the Snow?

About One Thing


Travel Defined

Dreams to Reality

Kat Pegi Mana

Cardinal Guzman

Life Confusions

Santiago the Shepherd

Kan Walk will Travel

Astha Gupta

Books Music Photography & Movies



Here are the answers to the questions asked by Swav in his nomination post.

1. What is your favorite outdoor activity? Traveling and photography

2. What is your best photo taken so far? It has to be my click of Toledo, Spain. In the morning, i was on my way to the railway station, when i saw the view of the old city perched up on the hill with the bridge and river in the foreground. It looked really very amazing from this particular location. The shot came really well, finally. 

3. What is your current best song? Its a gazal of Jagjit Singh, one of my favorites – ‘Tumko Dekha to Ye Khayal Aaya’. 

4. What is your favorite room in your house/apartment? My study room, where i can contemplate deeply without any disturbance. 

5. What is your favorite holiday/special event to celebrate? My birthday and marriage anniversary, coz both dates fall close by. And that’s the time to plan for a memorable trip.

6. Where would you like to go for the adventure of a lifetime? Antarctica

7. What is your favorite season of the year? Spring coz of weather and few events

8. What is your favorite type of music, that makes you moving/dancing? Any music with good beats (and few drinks gulped down), is all i need to dance. 

9. What is your favorite activity that you remember from your early days/childhood? Singing for school choir, and in various school & college competitions and events

10. If your inner talent would speak out or play a song, what kind of song would it be? A Jagjit Singh gazal. I am such a huge fan of his gazals. I love singing his gazals. 

11. What is your favorite quote/motto, that gives you wings? Drink Life to its Lees by Lord Alfred Tennyson in the poem Ulysses


Here are my 11 questions for my nominees of The Liebster Award! Go for them..

1. Where was your most memorable trip / vacation?

2. Which is the book that you read, inspired you the most?

3. What is your favorite pastime / activity when you are alone?

4. What would you like to do if you win a million dollar in a blogging / photography or any contest?

5. What is your favorite food / dish?

6. Which is your favorite city that you have traveled to or wish to travel in future?

7. Which is your favorite horror movie?

8. Who is your favorite personality / character from the history of the world?

9. Which invention / discovery do you think changed the face of the world?

10. What / who would you like to be born as, in your next birth (reincarnation)?

11. Which is the best photo shot by you so far?


PS The badge of The Liebster Award at the top of the post has been beautifully created by Swav. If you would like to use it on your blog, feel free to do so.

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28 Responses to The Liebster Award – November 2014

  1. Pingback: Awards 2014 – and lots of love too. | Randomlyabstract's Blog

  2. An absolutely well deserved award Suyash. Congratulations! And thank you so much for the nomination, I’m honored that you found me worthy enough to receive this award. However I can’t accept it as I’m already too busy these days with my schedule, Thus my absence from the blogging world during the week days. I hope you won’t mind but I’m truly humbled by the nomination 🙂

    Hope you are having a great weekend ❤

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    • Thanks a lot dear for your nice words. Its an honor for me to receive such kind words from all of you.

      I understand your concerns. But Dont refrain yourself from the blogging world for too long else your photos and words will be orphaned


    • Yup, I still post once or twice a week and try to visit blogs whenever I can especially on the weekend. I’m trying my best to keep up. Thanks Suyash 🙂

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  3. Firstly, congratulations on your well-deserved award! Second, thank you ever so much for nominating me. Third, I LOVED READING YOUR SEVEN FACTS!
    You have a world map on your home wall? That is. so cool! 😀
    Really liked point seven. 🙂 It’s true that our joys and pains are same, and that’s what makes us all one. No matter which place in the world we belong to, we will always feel and be ‘one’.

    Thank you again. Will answer those questions soon hopefully! Stay awesome and keep blogging! ^_^

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    • Thank you so much, Maria, for your kind words. And glad you liked them. Ya, I recently have put up this map on our wall, which will keep inspiring us to dream more and travel more.

      When I see so much nonsense, so much fighting and bloodshed happening in this world, I wonder what’s the purpose of this. Ultimate truth – death – will dawn upon each one of you. And then what do we answer when in front of the almighty. So, its better we all follow our kind hearts and do what each one of us want to pursue. And I picked up roaming around and meeting people and their warmth, live and affection. This world is one and so people should also behave like one, irrespective of the geography, history, religion and ethnicity.

      Looking forward for your responses now very eagerly, coz I know those will be words laced in poetry and music. Be cheerful as always…!!!

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    • Exactly—each one of us will fall prey to Death and all of what we collect will end in dust… Still we hate, and still we fight. And you’re right: in the end our history and ethnicity, etc. will not even matter.
      Your words are inspiring, and so is the dream you’ve chosen for yourself interesting. All the best for always. 🙂

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    • Thanks a lot Maria.
      I wish others also understand our words and behave appropriately.


  4. Congratulations on getting your first award! Way to go!

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  5. Thanks Suyash for the nomination. I am very honored and feel grateful. I enjoyed reading this post and like visiting your blog. Very inspiring to know about “Aashayein Foundation”. All the very best to you!

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  6. katpegimana says:

    Congrats! You deserve the award…and keep traveling and blogging! 🙂

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  7. Honestly, your answers were written soulfully, and it felt (what my teacher usually says) as a heart to heart conversation… 🙂 🙂
    And thank you once again for the nomination… 😀 😀

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  8. Thank you for the nomination Suyash-ji, I appreciate your thoughts, but my blog is award free.

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    • You are most welcome, dear.

      Your blog may be award free but you will definitely get our free feedback, appreciation and love. Keep inspiring us with your words and photographs..!!!


  9. Swav says:

    Absolutely love it… fantastic answers all the way down… especially about your passion for traveling, which I’m so familiar with, Antarctica sounds good to me also, I’ve read interesting book about Polar expedition, is called: An Unsung Hero – Tom Crean, antarctic survivor by Michael Smith… as stated by Irish Independent… it shows the story of great Irishman who didn’t have to die to become a hero 🙂 by the way your question no. 4 “… a million dollar in a blogging / photography” I would support creative workshops and events for everyone who wants to discover his own talent, skills and natural abilities, which is on my list of future developments… Cheers

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    • Absolutely thrilled to know more about your thought process. I wish you soon get some millions, and kick start the creative workshops and events for the betterment of others. 😉 😉 Also, do remember when you win the millions..hehehe

      Thanks for the info on Antarctica. Will surely search for that. I really enjoyed writing this post, putting my thoughts down. It was also a sort of introspection for myself, looking deep inside myself. It inspires me.

      Glad that you liked my post and enjoyed it. Cheers…


    • Swav says:

      They should call this award… ‘dig inside to know yourself better’ 😉 I will remember by the way, even with 9 zeros on my current account, cheers

      Liked by 1 person

    • Hahahaha. That was super fun, Swav. 😉 😉

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    • Swav says:

      Super fun 😉 awesome… One of my paintings inspired me to do something towards establishing an international day of fun (Just for Fun), It was 8th of August, and here is a full story:

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    • Awesome initiative. I read your post and its so so joyful to read about your ideas. Great going, Swav and all the best in your movement. Do make us part of it.

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    • Swav says:

      You are part of it already as same as many of us are part of this wonderful world of creation 🙂 I will keep you posted…

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  10. KG says:

    Thank you for the nomination Suyash. Very honored.

    Liked by 1 person

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