Friday, December 12, 2008

I am charming :-)

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. 

Grasshopper gave me this award because she says I am "A fellow FTIIan, I feel closer to her as a fellow blogger than I ever did before." And I feel the same way about her.

It's strange how many people I feel that way about. I've known them ever so long, and yet, feel closer to them now as fellow bloggers. And so I pass on this award to ..

1. Space Bar - She takes me into realms which I'd conveniently avoid if left to myself. Like poetry.

2. Sur - She is a next door neighbor whom I hardly ever see. But Sanah and she make me relive those early years with Dhanno.

3. Paro - I always thought she was a little formidable. But as it turns out, I like her.

Then, there are the people I've never met. But want to, some day, in this life.

4. Memsaab - She has an amazing taste in films, actors, directors, costumes, sets. That is to say, she has a taste that absolutely matches mine! She reminds me of all those childhood days, those dingy theatres and the magic of those films.

5. Beth - She differs. But she has strong opinions. And she's fun.

And then there are those who astound me with the power of their writing and their imagination. I'd like to meet them one day too. But I'd probably be a little shy around them.

6. Indeterminacy - His is a blog you simply can't ignore. Fabulous stories accompanying pictures sent to him by friends.

7. Madeleine - She's become really busy with her online magazine, Greenbeard. So her blog is rather neglected. I miss her.

8. Stan Johns - His blog, Half Dentist, is quirky and obscure and leaves so much unsaid, and I love it.

And though I've run out of my quota of awards, I cannot leave out

9. Dipali - She writes of home, kids, dogs, holidays and life. And I feel as if I've grown up knowing her.

10. Shweta - I love the name of her blog, Apni East India Company. And I like her film reviews.


Space Bar said...

Aw! Thank you so much! It's true though, no? I'm in touch with you and Sur and Paro and Mukul mainly because of our blogs. I don't know if it shows I'm paavam and I don't care!

Banno said...

What's paavam?

Space Bar said...

sad. as in uncool sad.

Shweta Mehrotra Gahlawat said...

Thank you Banno- this was such a wonderful surprise and means so much, esp cos I love reading your blog.

Anonymous said...

Oh we ARE going to meet one of these days, Banno. Soon, I hope! It's one of my main reasons to visit Bombay again (although you are always welcome to visit me here too).

I look so forward to it :) thanks for the lovely Friday boost!

Beth Loves Bollywood said...

Eeeee! I just had some big tears, plop plop! What a lovely, lovely thing to read - and it means a ton, because the people I have met (or even not technically met, but you know! - and as Memsaab says, that is only a temporary condition) are my favorite out of the many wonderful things that have grown out of reading, writing, and conversations via blogs.

Banno said...

Space Bar, whatever the word means, I think it sounds really cool. Could easily replace 'awesome'. More phonetic too.

Shweta, thanks.

Memsaab, yes, we are.

Beth, thank you.

SUR NOTES said...

thank you dear banno.

dipali said...

Thanks Banno! I am most touched. May I hug you?

parotechnics said...

I can't believe anyone thought I was formidable.

But am overwhelmed. Thank you doesn't seem to cover it.

And worried - now will i have to do the same thing - thereby revealing how few are the blogs I actually read!

Banno said...

Sur, look forward to your list.

Yes, please, Dipali, hugs are always welcome.

Paro, :-) Yes, you do.

Indeterminacy said...

You have listed some fine bloggers here, and I'm honored that you included Indeterminacy. I've been away from the Internet so long I never saw your mention until now. Thank you very much!

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