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The Sunshine Blogger Award


Nominated for an award after ages! I thought maybe people had moved past this meme, but it yet lives in our fringes… 🙂

Thanks to Jen for nominating me for this one. 🙂

Here are the Rules:

  • Thank the person/people who nominated you.
  • Answer the questions from your nominators.
  • Nominate eleven other bloggers and give them eleven questions.


  1. What made you begin blogging?

The desire to converse with the world, which turned into its obverse soon enough.

2. What is your dream job?

Getting paid for taking people’s ideas and pushing them just a smidge to make them perfect

3. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?

That changes, but it will definitely be somewhere with mountains.

4. If you could meet anyone, who would you like to meet and why?

Leonardo da Vinci, in all probability. To pick apart his brain would be sheer bliss. I usually name Darwin and da Vinci, but since it has to be one I figure I know a lot about Darwin since he lived more recently than Leonardo.

5. Are you left brained or right brained and why?

I took one of those tests a long time back (left/right brained, visual/auditory thinker and so on), turns out I am right in the middle of everything, 50% of each. 😀

6. Do you have any special talents that not everyone knows about?

I have an exceptionally organized brain, yet I’m good a lateral thinking.

7. Who is your favorite person and why?

No one, actually

8. What is your favorite ice cream flavor?

Anything with rich, dark chocolate flavour.

9. What book have you read over and over?

That’s not something I do often. There are always so many more unread books to read!

10. What is your favorite movie?

Naming one is almost impossible after you’ve seen and liked so many. There are those I love but are so poignant that I can’t watch them again, and those I watch again and again because they are mindless…

11. How do you overcome your daily struggles?

I drown in them and let them take me where they will.

Now, I don’t nominate people for challenges (it’s a whole thing, I’ve talked about it before) but I did think up some questions and am posting them. Anyone might answer them if they feel like, though I wager I’ll be answering them myself in a couple of weeks! 🙂

My questions:

  1. What (who?) would you like to see out of your bedroom window every morning?
  2. You’re sitting alone in your car on a deserted road. Which song is blasting on your radio?
  3. What do you remember about your first kiss?
  4. One historic event you’d liked to have witnessed?
  5. What do you miss most about the one that got away?
  6. One bullet in a Beretta. Who do you kill?
  7. One author whose life you’d love to have lived?
  8. One character you’d love to live out in real?
  9. Alone in the mountains, in a meadow, or by the sea?
  10. Do you believe in the concept of idiocracy?
  11. Would you rather be famous and comfortably off or super, super-rich but largely unknown?



About hbhatnagar

I need to fill this up with much better content than I had populated it with earlier. Why I write a blog maybe? I started blogging in 2009 or thereabouts. I was a newly turned atheist and wanted to converse with others of the same persuasion. We're not exactly a big population group in India! It didn't go very well and I sort of lost interest, posting a few things now and then. I got a lot more regular over the last few months and have been posting almost daily since February '15. There were many reasons why I gradually became more regular in posting, but one way or the other, here I am! So this blog has taken shape, being at different points in time my showcase, my comedy club, my art gallery, my book club, my therapist, my close friend, my innermost self....but always my little corner of the world. You are all welcome to visit and I hope you stay awhile! A few points about me because I don't want to lead anyone on(and trust me this does become an issue more often than I'd care to admit). I'm Indian, the brown-skinned variety; if race, ethnicity or skin colour is an issue, you don't have to get to know me any more than what you see on my blog. I'm 40, so if age is an issue, please be informed accordingly. I was a doctor, an ophthalmic surgeon for 10 years before I quit practice.


13 thoughts on “The Sunshine Blogger Award

  1. I really enjoyed reading your answers! Especially about not reading a book over and over because there are so many unread ones! I like your questions as well. I will have to take some time to really think about them, before I respond ☺️.

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Jen | 11/11/2015, 8:13 PM
  2. Like your answers, Dr. Hb! Rich, dark chocolate flavor is my favorite. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Amy | 11/11/2015, 7:42 PM
  3. Congratulations for the award… well deserved… 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Ashish kumar | 11/11/2015, 1:09 PM
  4. 1. Vikas Khanna. If only, it were possible.
    2. Let it go from Frozen. It’s my fallback song. 😀
    3. I haven’t had my first kiss yet. Tsk tsk.
    4. People would kill me if I answered this one. I’m really, genuinely curious about the perpetual virginity of Mary.
    5. Nothing.
    6. If only, I could shoot myself. Nope. Too precious. I guess, no one.
    7. I’d love to have lived the life of Emily Bronte. A quiet, secluded life with my sisters; reading tonnes of books, and writing poetry on the lap of nature.
    8. Peeves. 😀
    9. By the tempestuous sea. Suits me!
    10. Honestly, I’ve no idea about this concept. Enlighten me?
    11. Former, not the latter.

    Congratulations! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Soumya Mishra | 11/11/2015, 12:27 PM
  5. Your questions are seriously awesome. I can see how someone would be placed on a no fly list after answering number 6. Some others might trigger severe blushing. In closing, let me congratulate you for forcing “Idiocracy” off your blog by giving it the cold shoulder. x

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Sabiscuit | 11/11/2015, 12:13 PM

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