Saturday, January 3, 2009


I've been sitting on a pile of awards (three feels like a pile) for a while now, and so shall start programming this year with some uncharacteristic (I hope) trumpet blowing! I have received this award from Usha, Noon, Banno, Mamma Mia Me a Mamma, Mumbaigirl, Kiran and Sue! I have met only a couple of them in real life, but they are all people whose warmth and friendship I value a great deal. Thank you all, dear friends.

"This award is given to a blog that invests and believes in PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships! These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award."

Some blogs are written with such warmth and openness, that you feel that the writer is a friend. It gives me great pleasure to pass on this award to the following bloggers:

Bird's Eye View
Desi Girl

"Some bloggers give us Hope. They are bloggers who care, for ALL THE CITIZENS of this World. These bloggers can see above the generalizations of Caste, Community, Religion, Language, Region, Race and National boundaries. They are the hope of our UNITY IN DIVERSITY."

Thank you, Indian Home Maker- I am truly honoured.
I would like to pass this award on to
Mitali Saran
The Mad Momma
(Most names link to a particular post. Some have also written other related posts)

Thanks, Mandira and Mampi. It's really wonderful to be told your blog is cool, especially when you are on the wrong side of fifty! I think both of them have very cool blogs too. I'm spreading the coolth a bit further, by passing this on to the following bloggers:

maidinmalaysia, whom I discovered recently and enjoy thoroughly!
a muser, whose posts are not very frequent, but each one is a joy to read.
amrita at Indiequill takes blogging to a different dimension of cool.
chandni comes across to me as young, warm, spunky, opinionated: all of which make her blog warm and cool at the same time!
itchingtowrite writes not only about her delightful twins, but practically anything under the sun that happens to interest her.
just like that is back after what seemed like a long break. Hope you keep posting frequently this year!
kbpm makes the mundane totally magical- that's how cool she is!

Now to get back to blogging!


the mad momma said...

thank you doosi nani!

dipali said...

@the mad momma:Bhailcome!

Anonymous said...

yayyy!!!! someone game me an award - finally!!! thangoooo doosi naani. you're da best!

:ppp at the mad one!

Mamma mia! Me a mamma? said...

You deserve them all! Congrats!

Choxbox said...

thanks dipali. honoured.

mayG said...

aww muchas gracias dips :D

congrats to you for all the awards too, if there was one person who deserved them the most, it would be you.. honest!

Anonymous said...

Zoinks! Someone thinks I is cool! Thanks Dipali - and you deserve every one of those awards!

SD said...

Congratulations. What a great way to start the new year Dipali. Three amazing awards that you totally deserve. 3 cheers! :)

Terri the terrific said...

Thank you, Dipali. It makes me feel very special. I hope we meet soon in real life.

Anonymous said...

and neatly uploaded, this time.
thanks to you:)

Hip Grandma said...

That was a nice long list.congratulations and Happy New Year1

Preeti Aghalayam aka kbpm said...

wow! thanks dipali! i am touched!

Usha said...

Thank you Dipali. The award is even more special as it comes from you. Could i have asked for a better new year gift? Hugs!

Parul said...

Very nice, dipali...congrats!

Wrong side of fifty or not, you are way cool :D

Anonymous said...

thanks a ton dipali!

Gauri said...

Thanks so much Dipali :).