Monday, October 12, 2009

Thank you post and A Tag

I forgot to mention two things.

1. My post on Kaapi - gave me immense satisfaction that I have done justice to Coffee after reading all your comments. Most of the readers felt the aroma of the coffee or lingered to have coffee after reading the post. A writer cannot get any better award than these. Thank you all for those wonderful comments and reminiscing with me.

2. My previous post on my kitten, evoked some emotions among the readers. I generally write sarcastic humor, but that post was heavy. I hope none of you were affected too very deeply by it.

Previous 2 weeks were adventurous and fun and awards galore. I started blogging beginning March 2008. For more than a year, my blog was read by just a couple of folks. I wrote it for myself, to unwind; these people were interested to read whatever I wrote. I am very bad at networking, so I didn't advertise my blog or even never asked any of my friends to read it; even though I silently blog hopped and lapped up all what others wrote.

But of late, I have been followed, people read what I write, it feels nice. But I also feel sad, because my best posts have all been lying underneath. I wrote them when not many read me; they are really really good ones. So folks, if you are bored and don't have anything to do, I would suggest you to dig my archives and read older posts. Trust me, you will enjoy to the core and you wont belt me!! SATISFACTION GUARANTEED.

Errr...I am not bragging but genuinely want wonderful readers like you not to miss few of the beautiful stuffs that I wrote.

Yeah, why did I say this? Because, I got few awards from folks who think my posts are entertaining and they like it. Here are those

The Circle of Friends Award - by SG. Thanks a ton SG for considering me a true blog friend. It means a lot to me.
Beautiful Blogger Award- By SG again. This was what he said and I quote ""She has no idea that I consider her as my blog guru. I got my inspiration to write my own blog only after reading her posts. To this Ekalavya, she is like Dronacharya. I hope this Insigniacharya does not ask my typing fingers to be cut and given to her as guru dakshina"

Well, SG's explanation really astounded me, I had not even a faintest idea that he considers me as his blog guru. And well, yes I just loved the new name -
Insigniacharya. Thanks a lot SG.

I Love Your Blog Award and One Lovely Blog Award - by Rammy. Thank you Rammy for liking my posts, its really encouraging.

A Fabulous Blog Award by Neha. Thanks a ton Neha, this was so very unexpected. I read your post, commented on it. After sometime, I saw your comment on my blog that I have an award to collect from your blog. I was surprised because when I read your post, I was sure I didn't miss anything.

Thanks for feeling that I really deserved it.

A bow and a thanks to you all once again.

And now the TAG. I got tagged by Rammy. Thanks pal.

Here they are

1.What is your current obsession ?
Blogging and blog hopping.

2. What are you wearing today?
A blue jean and a lime green shirt with peep toe sandals.

3. What’s for dinner?
Oh! I don't know yet!

4. What’s the last thing you bought?
Groceries. Dear me!! pulses and others cost a bomb!! Is there any way to survive by drinking air??

5. What are you listening to right now?
I am munching on some chips. So hearing my own munches...Cruch..munch..crunch..munch

6. What do you think about the person who tagged you?
A very sweet person. Would love to read his posts more often, but guess he is a busy guy!

7. If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished anywhere in the world, where would you like it to be?
Bangalore!! where else?

8. What are your must-have pieces for summer?
Cotton pants and tops, flat sandals

9. If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?
Nah, I want to be at home, lazy to even go to the kitchen to fetch a cup of tea, which I really want now

10. Which language do you want to learn?
Telugu. I have been surrounded by Telugu speaking folks since my college. My friends are mostly Telugu, yet I haven't mastered it X-( ...I do understand the language though, but I want to speak fluently.
Also German..I will enroll soon

11. What’s your favourite quote?
"Everything happens for good" - The Gita

12. Who do you want to meet right now?

13. What is your favourite colour?

14. What is your favourite piece of clothing in your own closet?
A well fitted denim trousers.

15. What is your dream job?
Travel host who travels around the world, experiences everything, sees exotic places, indulges in all and gets paid for it!!! like Samantha Brown.
I envy that woman a lot!! I always wonder what should you do to land in that job? Then concluded, first, you have to be an American, which I am not :-(

16. What’s your favourite magazine?
None at all. No magazines in particular. But I can lap it up whatever I am given

17. If you had $100 now, what would you spend it on?
Uh-huh...nothing!..Oh no..Yeah footwear!!!

18. What do you consider a fashion faux pas?
Ladies wear sneakers with Salwar suits. Maybe its comfortable but it looks so yucky. Ladies!! please, don't do that.

19. Who according to you is the most over-rated style icon?

20. What kind of haircut do you prefer?
Pixie cut

21. What are you going to do after this?
Drag myself to kitchen and make myself a cup of tea or coffee. Don't know, it depends on what first I lay my hands on- tea powder or coffee powder

22. What are your favourite movies?
Notting Hill, Cast Away, Mozhi(Tamil), The Pirates of the Caribbean Trilogy, Sleepy Hollow, Rangeela...few more.
I can watch them on and on and on

23. What are three cosmetic/makeup/perfume products that you can't live without?
Lip gloss, Davidoff Cool water perfume and that's all. I don't use anything else!!...

24. What inspires you?
Everything, everyone around. Each one teaches something or the other.

25. Give us three styling tips that always work for you:
Wear what you are comfortable in.
Don't follow fashion trends blindly, make sure it suits you.
Have right attitude and the world is yours baby!!!

26. What do you do when you “have nothing to wear” (even though your closet’s packed)?
Juggling and shuffling around, finally choose something to wear but make sure that I would be shopping the coming weekend.

27. Coffee or tea?
Coffee mostly, tea rarely...

28. What do you do when you are feeling low or terribly depressed?
Live with it, let it out, and it goes away after sometime

29. What is the meaning of your name?
Oops, my name has long list of meaning. A simple one - "Seed or source of creation; a drop"

30. Which other blogs do you love visiting?
Other than those listed on my "I Chase", I blog hop a lot.

31. Favorite Dessert/Sweet?
Black forest pastry, chocolate cake

32. Favorite Season?
Winter, wow I love snugging myself inside a blanket.

33. If I come to your house now, what would u cook for me?
A simple but delicious south indian vegetarian dinner.

34. What is the right way to avoid people who purposefully hurt you?
Let them know how you feel and then end it. No one's worth your tear!!

35. What are you afraid of the most?
Thought of staying away from my loved one

36. What do feel of the Tag and how do you feel about the award?
The tag sort of helps to reinvent oneself. The awards are encouraging.

Most of them have already been tagged and I am probably the last person to be taking it up, I am not tagging anyone this time.


  1. hii!

    nice tag :)

    but whu some words are highlighted in white???

    i too got a brown peeptoe sandals, they are 'in' now :)

  2. gal, your 2-3 answers are ditto like 10, kinda no 16, 19 n 24...n cool water is my fav too...

    congrats for all the awards...u deserve them all :)))

  3. Excellent blog. Congratulations on your awards.

    Yes, you were the inspiration for me to start writing blogs. Your truly classics are hidden in your older posts.

    Going to learn German? for what? Their grammar is more tougher than Sanskrit grammar. You will also start to pronounce W with a V sound.

    For # 12: Hmmmm Hmmmmmmm means you don't know or you cannot tell who it is.

  4. Congrats to the winners!! and yeah now that yu mentioned lemme dig yur archives...i know when yu said abt the best blogs lying underneath,as those were the days we tried to put our first blog and wanted it to be read and recogonised...and yeah so we gav our brain a twist to get the best!! yeah mine has the best lying beneath the archives as well!!..congrats and keep blogging:D..tak care

  5. umm .. i am going to read ur older posts!

    C you!

  6. Hey!! finally!! Your acceptance post comes!! Great one!! Really.. i love reading ur posts... some real witty stuff and some grt ones :)

    Thanks for taking the tag and kudos for the awesome answers!! Some of them are so matching mine!! U deserve all these awards and more!! Keep writing great stuff.. I love reading them :)

    P.S : Thanks for letting me know that u like ma posts ( Its been long i know.. but jus not able to fill in time :( ) !!!


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  8. even i like the name insigniacharya..
    congrats on the awards..
    fast fact.. goltis(telugu pple)are evrywhere in this world..
    fast ques.. south indian dinner.. samaika theriyuma??

  9. Congrats on your awards !

    Even I hate sports shoe in salwar kameez but see many women doing that....German is very strange you pronounce v as f, J as Y:)...I want to learn Tamil:)

  10. Hi AS,

    Thanks :-)
    It was a formatting mistake which I corrected.

    You've got a new pair? I bought one pair about a month back - golden brown - peep toe stilettos. Yeah!! they are current hot favorites now :-)

  11. Hi Neha,

    Yeah Neha, I did read your answers to this tag. Few answers match isnt it?

    10 . TELUGU... You wont believe if I say I am surrounded at least 14 hours by the day by Telugu speaking folks, yet I havent mastered it yet.

    19 SRK...Hehehehe. I honestly feel he is too over rated an icon

    Davidoff you too. Bingo!!

    Thanks again for finding me deserving of all these awards. :-)

  12. Hi SG,

    Thanks a ton. I am honored and humbled. Hope I live upto that.

    German, just like that. To learn something new. :-)

    12..Yeah I did not want to name :-P

  13. Hi Hary,

    Thank you :-)
    Yeah, do check out my archives when you find it. You will enjoy reading few of them.

    I wrote of things that I observed around me, so it will make it interesting.

    I have been following your blog from day 1, so I am glad I haven't missed any of your best ones :-)

  14. Hi Abhi,

    Hope you like them :-)

    Take care

  15. Hi Rammy,

    Thanks :-) Glad you like my posts. I will try to live up to the expectations. Yeah!! the answers were just straight out of me, honest :-)

    Yeah, I understand, but will keep waiting for your posts.

  16. Hi Vishnu,

    Thanks for your comments. Insigniacharya sounds funky!!

    Yeah, telugu speaking people are found more in Karnataka and TN. Theirs is a beautiful language.

    Fast answer : Besha samaippaen. A scrumptious meal in a jiffy!!

  17. Hi Antarman,

    Thanks a lot :-)
    Oh yeah? German seems to be weird. But mine is just an interest to learn something new. I m open to any new language :-)

    You want to learn Tamil? Hehehehe...I can help you :-)

  18. Yes, i agree with the part where your best posts are always the ones you wrote first:) It's the same with me...
    That's the problem with an archive, you know it's right there, but people always come back to read the new stuff. Something like 'history'. Pretty much erased:).
    You should write about the posts you loved writing the most. You won't be disappointed!:P

  19. congrats for awards
    yes your last article was really great.

  20. Hi kish,

    Rightly said, Archives pretty much there, but not many read it :-)

    Hahaha, thats a nice idea! Let me see if it shapes up

  21. Hi sm,

    thanks for your comments. Glad you liked my last post

  22. SG,
    Thanks for reading the article on obama carefully, I just use the name of rush to compare him with the obama and high light his experience and action.
    while writing the post I thought of making it little bit comedy also, but later I changed mind and compared him with just few people and one of is Rush, even I thought to compare him with palin. I have replied in comment also but thought its my duty to explain you so here in short also explained you.
    One More time this comment has given me boost to produce more good articles.
    Thanks for comment.

  23. Hi sm,

    You have posted your reply in the wrong blog. This is Insignia's blog and not mine. You want to compare Rush Limbaugh with Obama? Rush's experience? No way sm. Rush hates everyone who is not white. Obama is not that type. This is not my blog and is not your blog. So I will stop here.

    Before that, had you compared Rush to Adolf Hitler, I would have sent you a case of Merlot.

  24. hey, nice answers...tag here, tag there...tag, tag everywhere, yeah i got to read your older posts...will do tht for sure...

  25. Hi Gayathri,

    Thank you pal. Its raining tags now a days. :-)

  26. Congratulations for all your awards!!! You deserve them. :-)

  27. Hey Gautam,

    thanks a ton dear. :-)


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