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Congratulations on 1 year !!!

Happy Anniversary!

You registered on WordPress.com 1 years ago!

Thanks for flying with us. Keep up the good blogging!

Feels like a dream but its true. Time does fly. A year ago on this day today, I started my blogging journey on WordPress with my first post https://paharidotme.wordpress.com/2012/08/21/my-rendezvous-with-sunrise-4/.  However, I re-posted it later on another date.

With 19,609 hits and 625 followers and 150 posts, it has been an incredible journey for me, a milestone that I am very much proud of to have achieved with the love and affection that WordPress community has showered upon me.

Like a flowing river time passed by but I enjoyed every moment in blogging, meeting some incredible people , reading many outstanding stories, poems, articles and also learning immensely from my fellow bloggers in a variety of topics of interests. I would like to extend my gratitude to all those that stopped by my posts and left wonderful comments that encouraged me every time.

Happy BLOGIVERSARY to ME!!!!!

A heartfelt thank you to everyone for joining me in this wonderful journey and hope to continue together even in the years to come.

Time is like a river.You cannot touch the same water twice,because the flow that has passed will never pass again. Enjoy every moment of life….

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One Lovely Blog Award

I am extremely grateful to tinylessonsblog for nominating me for the One Lovely Blog Award. This is my second award this week in a row and am overwhelmed to know my work is being appreciated. Thank you so much. I love your blog as it is a mixed bag of various topics on day to day life. I feel at home going through your blog as if we are having a one to one conversation.

7 things about myself:

1. I love travelling.

2. I love horror movies but scared to watch alone.

3. I enjoy going on hikes.

4. I like reading blogs.

5. I want to become a writer and photographer.

6. I waste my time playing games on the internet.

7. My greatest desire is to lose some pounds of fat from my tummy.

my nominees for this award are:

1.http://leannecolephotography.com/

2.http://justlivinmydream.wordpress.com/

3.http://theperpetualvagabond.com/

4.http://m5son.wordpress.com/

5.http://wphotoshopping.wordpress.com/

6.http://myawakeninglife.wordpress.com/

7.http://talinedv.wordpress.com/

Thank you every one.

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“The Addictive Blog” Award

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I am very much thankful to historyoftheancientworld for honoring me with “The Addictive Blog” Award. Thank you very much. I love reading your blog as it not only informative but also inspiring. It is full of information about ancient history which I love reading and be inspired by the stories.

Award Rules:

  1. Thank the person awarding you.
  2. Share a little about why you blog and how the journey started.
  3. Paste the blog award on your page.
  4. Nominate 10 other bloggers you feel deserve the award.

I am a novice in the blogging world but has really become addicted to it. Through this blog I am able to share my passion for travel and photography and am also able to connect with people having similar tastes.

I have also met some amazing bloggers that inspire me to be a better person everyday. I am thrilled to see people from all over the world visiting my blog and appreciate my work.This is really inspiring and motivating.

The following are some of the blogs i am addicted to and so nominate them for the award:

1.http://thesongoflife.wordpress.com

2.http://mannbikram.wordpress.com

3.http://throughmylens365.wordpress.com

4.http://shortstoriesfromlife.wordpress.com

5.http://hearingwiththeeye.wordpress.com

6.http://anexerciseindiscipline.wordpress.com

7.http://inspirationalplusawesome.wordpress.com

8.http://vmacstravel.com

9.http://iromxmo.wordpress.com

10.http://emorfes.com

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A Beautiful Blogger

The World Of Alexander The Great and My Travels & Photography had nominated me for the Beautiful Blogger’s Award. I am grateful to both of them for the honor. Both the titles of the blogs speak for themselves.

Like all awards, this one comes with some “Obligatory Rules”. They are:

  • Copy the Beautiful Blogger Award logo and place it in your post,
  • Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog,
  • Tell 7 things about yourself,
  • Nominate 15 other bloggers for their own Beautiful Blogger Award, and comment on their blogs to let them know.

I don’t have much to say about myself as I believe in the saying…’Self praise is donkey’s praise’ but in today’s corporate world in order to promote yourself, one need to advertise one’s good qualities. So here is a humble endeavor to search a few facts about myself:

1. I love traveling.

2. Photography is my passion.

3. I love nature.

4. I enjoy reading anything and everything.

5. I like to cook new recipes from around the world but…only vegetarian please.

6. I wish to lose a few pounds off me but seems the opposite is attracted to me.

7. I hate liars.

I love visiting the following bloggers and admire their work .They are in random order

1.http://fullimages.wordpress.com/

2.http://wordsfrombeyond.wordpress.com/

3.http://patbean.wordpress.com/

4.http://marinakanavaki.com/

5.http://twentyfourseveninfrance.com/

6.http://hikingphoto.com/

7.http://takingthekitchen.com/

8.http://wintersamar.wordpress.com/

9.http://cristianmihai.net/

10.http://cucinabuona.blogspot.com/

11.http://cherylmoore.wordpress.com/

12.http://piecesofstarlight.wordpress.com/

13.http://momentmatters.wordpress.com/

14.http://diannejwilson.wordpress.com/

15.http://lizziejoysphotosuite.com/

Since it is virtually impossible to keep up with who receives which award it is very possible someone may be nominated more than one time. That, of course, means you are doubly inspiring!

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Sunshine Award

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Thank you yogawithmaheshwari for considering my blog for the Sunshine Award. your blog has been very inspiring for me specially spiritually. I am pretty new in the blogging world and am surprised but happy to know that my blog has been successful in positively and creatively inspire others in the blogosphere.

Here are the rules:

1. If you are nominated, you must blog a post linking back to the person/blog that nominated you.

2. You must answer some questions, nominate ten fellow bloggers and link their blogs to the post!

3. You should comment on your nominees’ blogs to let them know you’ve nominated them.

I nominate the following bloggers for the category of Sunshine award.  I enjoy visiting these blogs and also get inspired by them…

1.http://magicthought.wordpress.com/

2.http://window2mysoul.wordpress.com/

3.http://tasteoflifebysabi.wordpress.com/

4.http://ilovegreeninspiration.com/

5.http://travelbugster.wordpress.com/

6.http://wearingmytravelingpants.com/

7.http://bumbastories.wordpress.com/

8.http://krikitarts.wordpress.com/

9.http://nosternerstuffthanthis.wordpress.com/

10.http://unfoldthecreativity.wordpress.com/

My answers to the questions are..

1. Who is your favorite philosopher?

There is no one particular to name but many ancient and modern as well as both eastern and western philosophers that I enjoy reading.

2. What is your favorite number?…I suppose 7 is my lucky number.

3. What is your favorite animal?…Dog.

4. What are your Facebook and Twitter URLs?

https://www.facebook.com/

5. What is your favorite time of the day?…My favorite time of the day is evening.

6. What was your favorite vacation?

I have travelled a lot to many interesting and exciting places which am sure is visible in my blog. So I cannot point out one particular vacation as my favorite.

7. What is your favorite physical activity?…Hiking obviously.

8. What is your favorite non-alcoholic drink?…Apple juice.

9. What is your favorite flower?…Rose.

10. What is your passion?…travelling

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A Thought-Provoking Blog Award

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Thank you Paul for nominating me for the ‘A Thought-Provoking Blog Award’. This is my first award and I am very much delighted to know that my friends like my blog. It means a lot to me to be able to make someone happy.  I love reading your blog http://restinginawareness.com/as it is very inspiring and motivating and truly makes me aware and provokes me to think of my inner being.Thank  you very much Paul.

Award recipients are asked to:-

1. Thank the person who nominated you and write a post about it.
2. Share 7 things about your Self.
3. Pass the award on to 7 to 9 blogs you enjoy, link to their blogs, and let them know you nominated them.
4. Post the image on your blog.

I enjoy going through the following blogs. So I continue the tradition of nominating them for the category‘A Thought-Provoking Blog Award’

1.http://momentmatters.wordpress.com/

2.http://spiritualmysticism.wordpress.com/

3.http://jiroshashin.wordpress.com/

4.http://myawakeninglife.wordpress.com/

5.http://oakworld.wordpress.com/

6.http://redcrossstories.wordpress.com/

7.http://positiveoutlooksblog.com/

Seven things about me:

1. I love travelling a lot.

2. I love cooking and eating.

3.I love to stay happy and see others happy.

4. I am astounded by the talented people in this blogging world, am just a novice.

5. I am a techno savvy person who try to stay updated with the latest technological developments.

6. I love beauty which according to me is in everything natural as well as man made.

7.I want to travel all over the world.

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Reality blog award

A big thank-you to (http://tinylessonsblog.wordpress.com/) for nominating me for the new Reality Blog Award. Thanks for the kind gesture!

This award does not go with any specific “rules”. Instead each nominee can do whatever feels good to them, but I hope they will take the nomination as a sign of appreciation and encouragement.

A few questions to address if you want to or just pass on the award to your fellow bloggers…

  1. If you could change something what would you change? I wish I could change my mother’s life and death. She didn’t deserve that.
  2. If you could relive one day, when would it be? I don’t have any such specific moment.
  3. What’s one thing that really scares you? I am scared of flowing water.
  4. What’s the one dream you have not completed yet and do you think you will be able to complete it? To be a mother..planning going on.
  5. If you could be someone else for a day, who would you be? A person with a slim waist..:)

I nominate the following blogs I visit that inspire, shape, or reform me in some way .

1.http://cyclewriteblog.wordpress.com/

2.http://momfog.com/

3.http://raincoaster.com/

4.http://marianne365days.wordpress.com/

5.http://grishmanphotography.com/

6.http://lifesjourneyblog.com/

7.http://lifelessons4u.wordpress.com/

8.http://valeriedavies.com/