Friday, December 13, 2013

Liebster III , IV & V . :D :D :D

Readers …I feel you & I feel for you too. I know for sure that you are terribly bored of reading the post where I am showing my excitement after winning another award & go on with the rules,trivias,yippity yappity stuff..blah ..blah..& blah. I thought I wouldn’t post a yet another thank you post acknowledging the award but then again I realized eventually that I owe it to the awesome fellow bloggers who nominated me on the first place,who consider me worth the appreciation & might be expecting at least a post. So for them , I am actually ok to be considered as a bore for a while but trust me readers , I will make it up to you soon & in sometime soon will post some worthwhile kick-ass reading material. (Even this one is, if you can bear with me for some minutes :p)

Liebster III – Now if I say , I got nominated for a liebster by a national bestselling author , would you believe me. Nope you woudn’t ,’coz I am just a rookie , a newbie.Even I can’t believe it myself. But trust me when I say , yep I did get a nomination from such a great , supportive , awesome fellow blogger who happens to be the writer of the national bestseller “The other side of the bed”. He is none other than Bhavya Kaushik. And do checkout his wonderful space”Walking barefoot on broken glass” here . Thanks Bhavya for the award & the continuous support & suggestions you gave to make my blog better.This person has always answered to every single query that I have chipped in , nomatter how busy he is ..he surely get backs to you. You are humble & a great human being. Keep rocking.
Answers to Bhavya’s Q’s
1.     Why did you start blogging?
      Sometimes I have this urge to write .Needed a channel to jot down my thoughts & make it a worthwhile read for others.
2.      How did you choose the title of your blog and how is it relevant to what you write?
      I came across this word when I was going through an article & I kinda liked the sound of it. Couple of years later when I decide to start a blog , don’t know why but this seemed to be an apt title ‘coz I am a total movie freak. I love books..more like a bibliophile who has a good reading habit(I try :p). Travelling has always fascinated me..have led a trekking group more than once now & I kinda feel I am good at the travelling thing. I like trying new delicacies. So there were so many things & “Aficionado” seemed an apt title for the blog.
3.     If you could travel anywhere in this world, where would you go?
      Now this has to be the toughest one. Because I want to see the world atleast 80% before my last breath. For the time being I would settle with let say , Buenos Aires ,Argentina. Just have a lot of good reviews from my peer group.
4.      What is your favourite book and why?
      Haven’t read many yet ..but so far City of thieves by David Benioff which I read recently comes to my mind. His writing style is quite impressive & I am a fan of this author who happens to be the writer of “Game of Thrones” , Stay ,Troy , 25th hour. All the work that I have enjoyed a lot.
5.      Who is your biggest inspiration?
      A Traveller. Eventually he/she tends to be at peace with anything to everything in life. I Like that. A specific inspirational figure :I would have to say “Sachin Tendulkar”. He is calm, composed, determined,ethical & specially down to earth after being such a famous/known person in India & across the world.
6.      If you were writing an autobiography, what would the title be?
     The title would say something like “ Hey you! Nikhil here”
7.     Do you have any short term/ long term goals that you’re working towards?
     Short term…hmm…to be good at whatever that I am doing right now,make my loved ones happy & to be a lil.responsible :p Long term  - Want to write a lot. Travel a lot . Live life “ a lot”. J
8.     If you could pick one character from a book to be your best friend, who would you pick and why?
          It certainly would be the genie(Jinn) from The Arabian Nights. I used to admire his loyalty &    friendship towards Alladin.
9.     How long have you been blogging? What was the experience like?
      It’s almost 3 months. And the experience has been “Legend” …wait for it …”dary”.. Legendary , awesome & great. My blog is 3 months old & so far I have won 5 Liebsters & 3 Versatile Blog Awards.:)
10.  What is one of your fondest childhood memories?
      I used to purchase a lot of gums,wafers & stuffs just for the free stuff that you get as an offer or   something. The happiness when I get my hands on ‘em..ahh.. .Simply amazing!
                                         Thanks again , Bhavya. It means a lot ! :D
Liebster IV -  They say three’s the charm but fourth is a lot better. I got nominated by a true fanatic Divya , the blogger of “Fanatic’s Farce”. She has a lovely blog & is a Big boss fan as well. Her writing according to me is elegant & simple yet so powerful. Do checkout her blog to know more.
Answers to Divya –
1)       What is your favourite place and why?
Dehradun , ‘coz I did my engineering there & have so many awesome memories attached to that place plus it is indeed the best place to settle down once you grow old. As in a tourist destination , would love to go to England sometime.
2)       What would be that one wild thing you intend to do in your lifetime?
Hmmm…that’s “actually” tough to answer. I intend to do a lot of wild things(remaining from the list :p) in my complete lifetime. I am not sure whether it counts as a wild thing but I  always wanted to have a tiger or a jungle animal as a pet. I am not sure it’s allowed here but I would love to. Or would like to cover all the countries in this world before my last breath. ;) Now one of’em atleast is a wild thing.:p
3)       How do you define serenity? Illustrate with examples.
According to me ,Serenity is when you feel content & happy. I peace even if it’s for a moment. I feel like that when I am visiting some place that I have always wanted to check out , getting my hands on a book that I always wanted to have , listening to a song that I feel like putting on repeat ,watching my all time fav.movies on a holiday afternoon after brunch & offcourse some quality time with my family.  
4)       If you were to ask only one question to an alien, what would that be?
Are you guys actually that brilliant & intelligent or it’s just the movies that creates the hype ? :p
5)       Light shades or dark colours? Reasons?
Dark colors. ‘coz I think it looks awesome.
6)       What is your dream job?
Not one. Would like to juggle between a part time traveler ,Writer ,movie critic ,software guy i.e. A full time Aficionado. I don’t think they have jobs for people like me. 
7)       Describe your favourite birthday experience.
Every b’day has something special but one that stands out is when I surprised my mom , by knocking on my home door an hr before my b’day, when I was actually suppose to be miles away from home.
8)       Given a chance, what will you change about the planet earth?
Would love to change it’s revolution in such a way that Nights become longer than Days :p
9)       What do you do when you have absolutely free time?
Hmm…I watch movies.
10)   What is it that you don’t like in someone?
Not living their life to the fullest. Life is definitely worth being lively.
Liebster V – Five is my lucky number by the way. I have always lived with this thought. It’s either 14 or 5. So , yaa…my fifth nomination came from the lovely journalist Parvathy from “Speak Out”.I like her writing style which expresses rich & subtle meanings so easily. I love reading the real time experiences that she shares so wonderfully.If you don’t believe me just check out “Speak Out” to see what I am talking about.:)
Answering the questions asked by Parvathy –
1.      What is more important -- being competitive, or being compassionate?
Being compassionate.
2.      Why did you start blogging?
To fulfill my urge to write.
3.       How does blogging help you?
Helps me satisfy the urge as mentioned in the previous answer. I feel content.
4.      If you could change something about you, what would it be?
Naah …nothing I am just perfect :p
5.      Who is person you think about when you close your eyes?
It depends on the moment when /where/why I am closing my eyes.
6.      What is your favourite dish?
Steaks in any form is my fav. dish.
7.      Which is your favourite sitcom?
Friends/The Big bang theory.
8.      Which book are you reading now?
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
9.      What are your hobbies?
I am a movie freak who loves reading books, playing cricket, table tennis & visiting places.
10.  What does this award mean to you?
It makes me realize that starting a blog was definitely one of the best decisions that I have made in my life so far.

P.S. – Bhavya , Divya & Parvathy . My apologies. I am extremely sorry for the delay caused. I know it’s almost a month since the nomination. But I do accept this award with great pleasure, honor & gratitude. Thanks for the support. J J

NOTE: I just got to know about a rule recently. It says,you can’t share your liebster more than once. So yeah..I won’t be nominating anyone but frankly speaking I wanted to. Anyways, will keep the names intact for the next big thing. J


  1. Nikhil, that is such a great post! I loved your answers; and thanks a ton for your kind words - I appreciate them a lot :)
    It is very modest of you. Keep blogging! :)

    1. It is?...Thank you Bhavya. :D
      And I mean every single word mentioned above.:)

  2. Congrats Nikhil!
    You have answered all Qns really well! :) Great that you have accepted your Awards. I'm yet to do so...
    Getting inspired by you! :)
    Keep winning more & Rock & Roll! :)

    1. Thanks Anita!
      I tried my level best to answer every single question honestly.
      Yaa finally I did write a post.:)
      I know sometime sooner or later you would too.:D

  3. You seem to be on a roll Nikhil.. Congrats :) Enjoy your awards :)

    1. Hell yeah!
      I am on a roll and it's all because of my wonderful fellow bloggers.:D

  4. Congratulations Nikhil !!
    Keep winning more.

  5. Congratulations Nikhil. Keep up the good work

  6. Hearty Congratulations and All the very Best to You :)