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Challenges and Awards

One Lovely Blog Award

Thanks to Visakha over at notionlux for nominating me for this award. Been a while since I got one! 🙂

one lovely blog award

The One Lovely Blog Award was created by Sara from Works of Art as a way to recognize her favorite blogs. Recipients pay it forward by passing the award along to their favorite blogs.

Award Rules:

  • You must thank the person who nominated you and includes a link to their blog.
  • You must list the rules and display the award.
  • You must add 7 facts about yourself.
  • You must nominate 15 other bloggers and leave a comment on one of their posts to let them know they have been nominated.

I do not nominate people for awards since it takes time and effort and then I feel bad if no one picks up the baton and runs with it. So thank you Visakha, but that’s one of the rules I will not follow! 🙂

Seven facts…..

  1. I come from a family that can trace its  lineage back six centuries, and probably the last twig of that tree who knows it and finds it worth something
  2. I’m borderline OCN when it comes to keeping things “just this way”.
  3. I do not lend my books, I can’t handle it when people bend and crease the spines!
  4. I can cook, but I’m too lazy to do so
  5. I like series episodes where friends do something in unison, without having planned it, like one friend humming and the rest joining in….I never had that kind of friendship
  6. I used to write pretentious poetry in Victorian English back when I was in college.
  7. I have been a Strategy game nerd in the very recent past.

So that’s it! No nominations and not even an invitation to take up this challenge if you want to, I know y’all don’t want to. 🙂


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.


25 thoughts on “One Lovely Blog Award

  1. Haha! You can break all the rules you want!! Each to his own. 🙂
    Thanks for sharing some honest things about yourself! Good luck. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Visakha | 16/01/2016, 7:23 AM
  2. Strategy game nerd! Oh tell me which one is your fav??

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Uday | 16/01/2016, 12:57 AM
    • AOE2-The Conquerors Expansion, though Rise of Nations-Thrones and Patriots comes a close second. Which one’s yours?


      Posted by hbhatnagar | 16/01/2016, 6:32 AM
      • AOE 2 is certainly the best in the series. AOE 3 looks pretty but somehow the magic is lost. As for Thrones and Patriots, I did enjoy playing with the Indian civilization. Nice little details with the music and the occasional Hindi.
        But my absolute favourite is the Civilization series. It’s turn based strategy, and somewhat like Rise of Nations in that a gameply can span from the Medieval age to the Space age but so much more addicting in my opinion.

        Liked by 1 person

        Posted by Uday | 16/01/2016, 12:04 PM
      • TBS vs RTS, the debate goes on. 🙂
        I found Civilization slow for my taste, RTS offered a mix of strategy and combat. Rome:Total War tried to do a different mix but failed. Empire Earth, ditto. I must mention the two CnC series of course, Tiberian Sun and Kane’s Wrath were my favourite iterations, and RA 3- Uprising as well. 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

        Posted by hbhatnagar | 16/01/2016, 12:21 PM
      • I used to be an RTS nut in college but these days I find myself drawn to TBSs and sometimes the playing will go on until 5 AM in the morning or so 🙂 I should also probably say that I don’t find combat interesting anymore so I’m more into the “building a prosperous empire” kinda thing. 😀

        Liked by 1 person

        Posted by Uday | 16/01/2016, 9:03 PM
      • I tried non-fighting builders like Medieval Sims and city builders but that was too drastic a change. 😀
        Nowadays I play very, very occasionally.


        Posted by hbhatnagar | 17/01/2016, 7:04 AM
  3. I need some pretentious Victorian poetry. xoxoxoxoxoxoxo

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by Sabiscuit | 15/01/2016, 11:34 PM
  4. I was just watching friends an hour back and wondered how come I never found that group, including the kind that plays poker and dumb charades!!!! The exact 3 girls, 3 guys ratio too!

    Liked by 2 people

    Posted by story teller | 15/01/2016, 11:25 PM
  5. Gosh ! One more . Congrats .

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by thatmishmash | 15/01/2016, 11:06 PM
  6. congratulations

    Liked by 1 person

    Posted by mukul chand | 15/01/2016, 11:04 PM

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