Sunday, September 21, 2008
I'm more than delighted to annouce my acceptance of the "Brillante Weblog (Premio 2008)" award! All my hard work has finally paid off! I'd like to thank my parents for providing me with broadband internet access, Blogger for letting me write for free and all the 5,000,000 readers of my blog. (Give or take a few 0's).
It is especially nice to note, that it has been more than 2 years since I started writing, but I only got this award, when I hadn't posted a single thing in a long long time. And so, I guess my silence (read extremely busy life; actually read chronic laziness) is appreciated more than my incessant rants. But no complaints whatsoever. Thank you Multi Menon for reading my blog and giving me an excuse to post something. What would I do without readers like you!
Some concerned readers have asked me about my silence. Reasons - my life and me. I'm an Investment Banker and I work for one of the biggies. Need I say anymore? There is just so much happening at my workplace, I'd rather not blog from office. Why give them a reason to fire me? And yeah, loads of work too. Weekends are usually spent studying for CFA level 1. Any other free time, I'm watching Desperate Housewives. So that pretty much sums up my current lifestyle. And, like it's been mentioned before, I'm lazy. So, there.
Now. More details about the award itself. My due appreciation to the chap who designed the image. Truly colourful. And hey.. diamonds are good to have. Even if it is just a picture. The shiny award will remain on my blog for a long long time. As I thought of how to best accept this, I did a little research. So, reader(s) think my blog has a "a gay, showy, and sparkling style". Interesting. Never intended it that way.
Now for some Ctrl C + Ctrl V
* When you receive the prize you must write a post showing it, together with the name of who has given it to you, and link them back
* Choose a minimum of 7 blogs (or even more or sometimes less) that you find brilliant in their content or design
* Show their names and links and leave them a comment informing they were prized with ‘Brilliant Weblog Award'
* Show a picture of those who awarded you and those you give the prize (optional).
* And pass it on!
So here goes.
Multi Menon gave me this award because he thinks I'm a genius, I'm young, I'm lazy and I can literally write about anything under the sun. Well, I agree to all those accusations. Dear MM, I thank you for passing this on to me. I pass this award back to you because of your excellent taste and sense of judgement. Also, you have a brilliant blog and I love the way you write. I love your current template, hold on to it. I wish I could post as often as you do.
My junior Devika, is easily the best writer I know. And a great narrator too. I'm jealous of her way with the words. And she's still at XL, so her blog gives me some sort of update of XL from time to time. But thats not only why I like reading her blog. I love it because she can write beautifully at any time of the day or night. She isn't afraid of her putting her deepest thoughts on the net. She doesn't seem to care of what the readers' would think of her. I love it because she needs no reason to write. And frankly, I need to reason to read it. Devika, I wish I could be as frank as you.
Another blog I completely adore is Preeti Sharma's. I had no clue till I bumped into her page, that a dentist could be so much fun. Strangely, I don't know anything else about her. But I know she's a terrific writer. Very few blogs are genuinely funny. And her blog is right up there. I check for updates everyday and I'm thrilled when she has a new post. Woman, I'm proud of you. Preeti, I wish I could write like you. Period.
I have no reason to back this up, but I genuinely feel that B-schoolers write brilliantly. And I love reading those blogs. One of my favourites is by Arvind.C. Simply, fantastic. I don't comment on his blog a lot, I wonder why. But he has this simple style of writing, that takes a lot of effort to master. Again, most of his posts are about mundane stuff. And I keep wondering why I never thought of writing about that. And did I mention that he is extremely funny! Arvind, I wish I had as many readers as you do.
And finally.. I love Shrik. He's so funny, that only I get his jokes. He writes so well, but he writes about stuff that I can hardly appreciate. But he's awesome. And yeah, I know for a fact that he's my biggest fan. Shrik, I wish I could be as engaging as you are.
Thanks once again! I'll write more often, and I'm sorry about that.