Monday, May 12, 2014

Deepti Menon - Author, Blogger and Journalist

Thank you, Devika Fernando, for nominating my website for the Liebster Blog Award! This looks like fun, and I love it when authors / bloggers support each other.

The Rules
1.  Link back and thank the blogger who nominated you in your post.
2.  List 11 facts about yourself.
3.  Answer the 11 questions asked by the blogger who nominated you.
4.  Pick 5 - 10 new bloggers (must have less than 300 followers) to nominate and ask them 11 new questions. Do not re-nominate the blogger that nominated you.
5.  Go to each new blogger’s site and inform them of their nomination.

To learn more about the Liebster Award, check out this 
post by Devika Fernando.


11 random facts about myself
1.  I wrote my first poem at the age of ten, because I wanted to impress my Mom.
2. I often sit, stand, walk and work, listening to music.
3.  I love my beautiful Elephant God, Lord Ganesha, who makes sure I am safe, always.
4.  I wear a nose stud, only because my daughter made me pierce my nose, and I love it.
5.  I enjoy watching horror and suspense movies.
6.  I love dogs, and know for a certainty that they make the best pets.
7.  I would buy all the books in the world, if I had the space to room them all.
8. I call myself a bathroom singer.
9. My world revolves around my husband and my daughter, and now my son in law (love).
10. Family members and close friends are very important to me.
11. I have a wonderful support system, as far as my family is concerned.

Questions asked by Devika, which I am repeating here because they are so good!

1.  Name three secrets that you never told anyone.
1)  I wanted to get a lottery so that I could buy gifts for myself, and for all those I loved, when I I was a child.
2)  I have always dreamed of being a best-selling author.
3)  I have wished I could eat everything I love without the calories piling up

2. If you won the lottery, what would be the first thing you would do?  
I would travel around the world with my husband, spend a long vacation with our daughter and my son-in-love. I would buy gifts for my family members, which otherwise I would never be able to afford. I would rent a house at Stratford-on-Avon and soak in the atmosphere, by watching all the Bard's plays

3. Looking over the last ten years, what is one goal you have achieved and one that you have not achieved?  
Achieved: Turned into a journalist and writer. Not achieved: a trip to Europe.

4. What are your plans for retirement? And will you travel, if so where and why? 
I will continue writing for it is in my blood. Words have their own rhythm within my mind, and I hope I can continue to juggle them the way I do, forever. Writing is like breathing to me!

5. Favourite drink on a Friday night?
I don’t drink alcohol. If I had to choose something, it would be litchi juice, or a fresh lime mint cooler.

6. What do you think the secret is to a good marriage or relationship with a significant other is?  
I think a husband and wife have to be friends first. There should be trust, understanding, love, and above all, a great sense of humour, that keeps the relationship alive and kicking!

7. Name three words that describe your personality.  
Straightforward, creative and funky (as my nieces say!)

8. Home-cooked meal or take-out? 
I love eating out, especially when it comes to Chinese or Italian food. However, I do love the food my husband, my very own Master Chef, rustles up.

9. When was the last time you blogged and what was the topic? 
  Yesterday, on my blog page. Do check out my Mother’s Day Post titled ‘My Two Mothers’.

10. What do you think the key is to happiness? 
I think that being happy and fulfilled is the key to happiness. Life becomes worth living when
you try to make a bouquet with those flowers within reach. I also believe that you must do everything you do with dedication, and in the hope you are striving for perfection. Above all,  be happy and love what you do!

11. Who is your favourite poet and why? 
There are many poets whom I adore – the Romantics, Tagore, Robert Frost, Ramanujam, Longfellow, John Donne, Milton are a few.  I love Maya Angelou for the images she evokes, and the beauty of her language. Especially in a poem like ‘I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings’.

Questions asked by Deepti
I think the questions asked by Devika are perfect, so I will stick with them (see above "Questions asked by Devika"). If you don’t feel like answering one or some of these 11 questions, do come up with your own ones.

My Liebster Nominations

3. Ashay Abbhi

4. Usha Narayanan

5. Roopa Raveendran Menon –


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