Unbelievable Start to 2012. + Musical monday (17)

Posted: January 8, 2012 in Awards, My Thoughts., People
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2012 has started with a bang for me in context to blogging, I am so happy , have been waiting for so long to put this post up.   A post that I had written got mentioned and won a award. This has happened for the first time in all this time of blogging. So you can all see how excited I am …

Thanks to I.H.M.  and the judges who went through the gruelling effort of reading all the posts that were entered. so Yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy. It means a lot to me getting this award since there are umpteen writers out there much better than me and who write such beautiful stuff.  To have my name amongst them is indeed a proud moment for me ..

The best part is that IHM along with other readers of her blog, are planning to publish the entries as a Ebook and maybe a book too, Now Who could actually beleive out there That a article I WROTE would get mentioned like that, I DID NOT EVER Think that was possible..  So now looking forward to that too.  I am definitely going to get that book and keep it for myself and force my friends to Buy it too he he he .. so all you guys who are reading this get ready to spend some money when the book comes out.  🙂

I forgot to mention all the money , if any earned will be for charity …

The post I wrote is Slut walk

Leave you with this song for the musical monday…



Another award which was bestowed by Shail  , Pixie  , Ruchira  ,  Zradar ,  TinyToes and Smitha the Versatile Blogger Award.

The Rules for the Versatile Blogger Award says:

Nominate 15 fellow Bloggers

Inform the Bloggers of their nomination

Share 7 Random things about yourself

Thank the Blogger who nominated you

Add the Versatile Blogger Award picture to your Blog Post – That is the simplest – Here goes.

let me get the tagging over first 🙂

Pooja Desai  , Irfaan   , Punam J R , Destination InfinityDeboshree , Rakesh Vanamali , Dee , Bhagyashree , AndrogothHarman , Purvi  , Princess Laila , kavita , Chhavi ,Suruchi , MaverickShree

PS. (Each one of you who I read have such beautiful blogs, I would want to give all of you this award)

Now 7 random things about me, Well I am sure everyone knows everything about me by now.

1. Along with the job that I do which everyone knows by now 🙂  I am a software programmer ,  this was not what I wanted to be, it came as a fluke to me … so the point which i am making that others don’t know is that it was a fluke, my first choice always was Indian army, but for some reason they did not want me .. I came to UK and got into the forces, how weird is this, not good for own country but good enough everywhere else.

2. I get angry very fast. I use to be a calm but life and experiences have made me what I am now.

3. I have survived a couple of near death episodes, So I thank god and my wellwishers for that.

4. I am very outgoing, I love outdoors dont get much time these days.

5.  I won a gold in All India roller skating competitions, And I was Second in Skeet Shooting competition, Also had a few awards in dramatics… (not many people know this.. This tag is going to get a lot of my mates really angry with me ) . I am very competetive and hate loosing …

6. My first job in India was as a teacher, and in UK was that of a security guard.

7. I was a bad boy in college so much so that my dad actually threw me out of the house :O…

There you go DONE.


Another special post i want to mention is .. Bhagyashree , she wrote a poem incorporting a few blogs , its always a blessing being mentioned by fellow bloggers who all write so very beautifully…

Thank you so much everyone for the great start to the year 2012….

  1. obsessivemom says:

    Hey congrats on the award. ‘Near death episodes’ .. would love to know about those.

  2. Roller setting,shooting,Indian Army..oh my my..you seem to be a package full of hidden qualities…and with all these how you ended being s/w engineer is still mystery 😉

    • Bikram says:

      yeah it is a mystery , i will thank the bautiful girls in chandigarh they all went there So I followed them there tooo he he heh e:) just got lucky .. and no i am not a s/w engineer .. nope not that intelligent 🙂

  3. Tanishka says:

    Congratulation for the awards… 🙂 A perfect start for 2012…

  4. irfan says:

    Starting from the bottom of ur post…….

    i know its late but not that too either so…. “A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR MY FRIEND” i wish 2012 remain same for you through out the year as it has tarted for you(AMEEN)…

    really an honest list of 7 random things of urs here…. 🙂 but plz don’t hate loosing man, sometimes a loose does refresh ourselves to perform better……

    Thanks for the TAG Bikram, really good to see myself with all these awesome bloggers here…..Thank you.

    and finally a BIG MUBARAK for this lovely award……and plz keep a specimen copy of that lovely book for me…….bcoz we in India earning in everyday devaluing RUPEE you know, so may not spend that money ;P

    And finally thanks a lot Bikram for the mail and all concern for me…means a lot for me……Thank you 🙂

    • Bikram says:

      Irfaan thank you for the wishes, and dont say that please.. we are friends and friends are always in my heart all the time ..

      I shall definitely keep a copy for you as and when it comes. Sir we are all in the long race of earning 🙂

  5. Anita Menon says:

    Congrats for both the awards. I give you my personal award for consistency in blogging and the ability to blog on varied topics! Kudos.

    • Bikram says:

      Thank you so much, for saying that. Although i do feel that I have a long way to go ot catch up with likes of you. I learn a lot coming to your blog too.

  6. kavita says:

    Congratulations Bikram ! I agree ,what a great start !Thanks a lot for tagging me .Coming from you . it means a lot 🙂

  7. Yuvika says:

    congratulations – the feeling is great, isn’t it!

  8. congratulations on the awards – double dhamaal indeed 🙂 what a way to start the year

  9. /* I used to be calm */ – Do you want us to believe that? 😛

    Congrats on your award and a chance to get published in a book, but which post got the award? Can you directly link it from this post? It will be easier for people to read it…

    Thanks for tagging me, I will take up this tag sooner…

    Destination Infinity

    • Bikram says:

      Yea di I used to be very calm and a darpok person was bullied all my school. Yep I was .. But not anymore all those bad days a nd some experiences changed me.. And m trying to change more.. Be a bit more bad.. the post yeah I will put a link sorry I forgot. But I have put the link to thw award page which has links to all posts of everyone.

      Amd you are always welcome. You deserve it…

  10. Someone is Special says:

    Hey Congrats Bikram.. As usual you are rocking…

    Someone is Special

  11. suruchi says:

    Many, many congratulations Biky…you are the best proof that shows that niceness and talent always get rewarded…not just with awards but look how far you’ve come in life and with all the love you get from everywhere:-)

    • Bikram says:

      Ohh bless.. Thank you. Yes I kbow what you mean and I am so glad all that bad happened withme had it not happened.. I probably wud not have known such lovely persons as you.. So god has been kind.. Very kind to have made life beautiful again.

      Thank you suruchi for thinking so highly of me I hope I dont prove you wrong of me ever.

  12. Androgoth says:

    What a very kind nomination my wickedly fine friend but you know, as much as I truly appreciate your thoughtfulness about my work I have never participated in these types of awards as I just do not believe in them and so I must decline the nomination, however I do thank you for thinking of my Space when you thought of your selections, you are very kind my dear friend.

    You know, this is the twelfth time that I have been nominated for an award while I have been writing here in WordPress and I do appreciate all of the nominations that I have received as it is a very nice tribute to be chosen and so I thank you for that Bikram. I will of course visit all the other chosen spaces for nomination and explore their world of blogging 🙂

    Have a very fine reast of evening Bikram 🙂


  13. Geeta says:

    Congratulations !!! Well deserved.

  14. Sara no "H" says:

    Congrats! I enjoy your blogs. 🙂

  15. Vaish says:

    That’s ek dham fantastic start for you!! Congratulations Bikk for the award…you deserve it!
    Do share what post you wrote that fetch you that award! Would love to read them 🙂
    OOh…and that’s some 7 points that I never knew about you!

  16. bhargavi says:

    Congrats ! on the awards..A super start to the year indeed..

  17. Gr8 bick..Congrats ..you deserve all these tags n awards..you r such a fine person in every sense..A mature sensible guy I wud say as far I have talked to you ;P jus little emotional I find you at times ..so keep you decisions to brain n not to heart.. DOST you have long way to go!
    thanks for tagging me ..I will pick up that tag ..and those details abt you I dint know you were a teacher lolzzz no way … I think uniform suits you better!
    take care keep smiling

    • Bikram says:

      Thank you harman. I hope what you say is all very true 🙂 yeah trying ot change that emotional side.. making a conscious effort to use my brain rather than the heart ..

      oh yes i was a teacher for 2 years almost … Thanks harman.

  18. Writerzblock says:

    Wah! Wah!! A huuuge round of applause Bikki 🙂 May 2012 bring you many more such great news 🙂

  19. Congratulations Bikram!! You are amazingly versatile! Skating, software engineering, blogging, army, teaching, security, photography!!!

  20. Aabha Midha says:

    Congrats. good to know 2012 ir rocking for u! And nice insights about urself. But one word of advice…. in the new year calm down [ point 2 :)]

    • Bikram says:

      Thank you so much. and good to see you here Calm well this me calm 🙂 i was much worse then this beleive me he he he he

      but yes thank you for the advice i am changing using my HEAD rather then Heart more often now

  21. shail says:

    Hey, congrats once again on the awards. 🙂
    You are an interesting mix, teacher, security guard, roller-skater champion, shooter, software programmer, blogger….. wow! 🙂 So the versatile blogger award suits you to the T.

    • Bikram says:

      THank you so much 🙂 and coming from such a good writer makes me more happier .. yayyyyyyyyyyy
      yeah as i mentioned to IHM one hasto go through various roads to reach or try to reach where they want to … so i am trying 🙂

  22. Congratulations. Keep writing.

  23. Padmaja says:

    Congrats on this lovely start for the new year! I am sure the following months will have more and more to offer you!

  24. Punam J R says:

    Bikram, I felt very very happy to read this post from you. Brought a smile to my face.. considering what I have been going through now. Every award that you receive is so well-deserved and I have never known a person as multi-talented, honest, versatile, kind and loving as you are. I am so glad that 2012 started this way for you and I also hope that 2011 went by rocking too.
    Thanks for tagging me, I am GLAD to be in that list.
    and I have just done this tag.. so I am placing the link to it here, with an update:

    • Bikram says:

      GLad you had a smile. not sure of multi talented … or versatile I think I got a long long way to go , when compared to so many bloggers out there who are much better then me , including yourself.

      every year has been great os far wud not mind going through the same again 🙂

      you done it os do it again i am sure you can come up with another 7 things which we dont know about 🙂

  25. Rachna says:

    Congrats on all the awards! What a rocking start to the year. Hope you have many more :).

  26. Seema says:

    Yayayay… Congratulations. Whattay great start to 2012!!

    Good to know all those facts about you Bikram. Only thing I have to say is that ‘Learn to accept failures in your stride’. Too much gyan eh?

    • Bikram says:

      No nothing like that, i agree with you hopefully with time and age i guess i will strat to do just that … and no gyaan is too much ..
      how will i learn if friends like you dont teach me or tell me things that are in reality good for me .. so thank you.

  27. Great going Bikram…It was nice to know more about you 🙂

  28. Sandhya says:

    Congratulations first on winning the prestigious Tejaswee Rao Blogger Award! You deserve it! You seem to be an all rounder, Bikram! Why do you said you are bad? If you are, you won’t have so many friends! You seem to be sincere in whatever you are doing.

    I wrote some drafts for entering IHM’s contest, but didn’t have the guts to send it. I don’t consider myself a good writer…so always back out! The standard of writing is very high!

    You were a teacher? Interesting information about you Bikram! Take care. Have a happy year ahead!

    • Bikram says:

      Thank you sandhya bhen, yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy.

      Bad because even i have done some bad things , things i am not proud of. and no harm in accepting that .. I am trying my best to be sincere .

      you shud have next time do os and if you cant then send me the drafts I will post if in your name for you 🙂

      dont say that if you think you are not a good writer then I stand no where I learn from all of you , so dont think that way please.

      Yes i was 2 years almost 🙂

  29. R's Mom says:

    Woohooo! Congrats bhai ..super nice 🙂

  30. Many congratulations…….!

    This is insightful. Thanks for tagging me! 🙂

  31. First of all congratulations and then Thanks 🙂 🙂
    and from a teacher to security guard to bin in the forces and now a software programmer, thats quite a journey 🙂 🙂

  32. Bhagyashree says:

    Congratulations Bikram. Had seen that u had won and was awaiting a post from u 🙂 Thanks for the tag

  33. Dee says:

    Congratulations Bikram!!! And ThankYouso muchforthe!!!! :)))

  34. Dee says:

    I meant thank you for the tag!!!!

  35. Purbaray says:

    Congratulations and jubilations ~~~

  36. Bhavia says:

    bundle of talents and experiences for an eventful life 🙂

  37. Ria says:

    Congrats there! And congrats to all the ppl who got the award from u. 🙂

  38. asha says:

    Congratulations! and from your tag, you seem to be a master of all trades:)

  39. congratulations Bikram:) well done !!

  40. Smita says:

    1stly Congrats 🙂

    2ndly Happy New Year 🙂 🙂

    3rdly, Those are some lovely facts that u have shared here…..and aren’t u glad that u managed to fulfill your dream of serving a country even though if it isn’t yours?

    • Bikram says:

      Thank you smita
      Happy new year to you and family toooooooooooooooo

      yeah thats the way i look at it , well this county is also my own now.. after all this is the country that has helped me reach where i am , so i love it as much as i love my mother land 🙂

  41. Aathira says:

    Congratulations in order! Have a wonderful 2012!

  42. Bindu John says:

    Congratulations, Bikram. Enjoyed the 7 things about you. Interesting jobs you’ve had. 🙂

  43. My era says:

    Now that’s one very well deserved versatile blogger award winner 😀
    You’ve definitely come a very long way in your career and life…loved knowing so much about you in those seven points 🙂

    • Bikram says:

      HEy.. Good ot see you here after long.. thank you thank you
      I have come a long way and there is a long way to go yet … so trying hard …

      Thank you 🙂

  44. Deboshree says:

    Wow Bikram. This is indeed a super start to the year. I hope the year is full of such good things; Thanks a lot for sending some of the bliss my way. I have some pending tags and will soon take this up.
    Good to know more about you. 🙂

  45. Deboshree says:

    By the way, I never knew you are such a sports champ. Wow! Skating is IMO one of the hardest things to do. 😦

    • Bikram says:

      you did not , i am sure i have blogged a lot about this , I am totally sports person, hate sitting indoors .. give me a hockey and i will play all day long 🙂

  46. chakoli says:

    OMG… Award and all… and well after writing… well indian army…shooting… if truly desrve one 🙂

    Congrats :))

    • Bikram says:

      thank youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu 🙂 yes it was OMG moment for me too when i read i have one a awrd for wirting a article 🙂 i said MEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

  47. Rajlakshmi says:

    wow congratulations 😀
    so you were angry young man huh 😛
    wish you a very happy new year 😀

    • Bikram says:

      Hey how you doing, long time ..
      Thank you yes i was i think i still am but now i can control earlier i had difficulty controlling 🙂

      a very happy new year to you and family tooooooooooooooo

  48. Deeps says:

    Congratulations on the awards, Bik! Yet to read your post on slut-walk! Will do it soon enough 🙂

    And you seem to be versatle in true sense of the word- virtually and ‘really’ :D. Wah!

    Wonderful to know a bit more about you 🙂

    Heres looking forward to reading more powerful and passionate posts from you this year 🙂

  49. Pooja Desai says:

    Nice, this is really a good start. Congratulations. And add being modest to yr list too. You won the competition. It is awesome, and you too are a great writer mainly cause you write straight from the heart, never polish your language, or butter your words. Easy language easy conversation.
    Congratulations once again.

    And thank you so much for tagging me (my 1st tag, n the 1st name on yr list).

    I’ve not been able to write for a long time, for various reasons, but my next post will surely be this one.

    • Bikram says:

      yessssss i won something 🙂
      Thank you pooja for those lovely words , makes me smile and happy.

      yayyyyyyyyyy now do take up the tag lets hear those secrets of urs he he he looking forward to the post now.

  50. AT says:

    congratulations on the awards…
    so were you a bad boy or a rebel?
    and near death experiences? Was it because of your work or some random happening? If those experiences aren’t secret, do share them…

    • Bikram says:

      I like that , camoufladge the bad boy and say i was a REBEL 🙂 why did i not think of that now …

      no it was nothing to do with work, it was back in india will put them up for sure, have to take permission of a couple of my friends first 🙂

  51. sm says:

    Congrats for the award

  52. ladynimue says:

    thats awesome !!
    waiting to read the book now 🙂
    and of course your post in case i haven’t


    • Bikram says:

      Thank you so much, you are yourself such a great writer so coming from you means a lot ..
      yeah do read the post and tell me what you think of it 🙂

  53. Novroz says:

    first of all, CONGRATULATION …wow, that was an amazing award! While reading, I kept wondering…which post which post. good thing you didnt forget to tell us 😉
    That’s a great post.

    second…I enjoy reading about your facts. Didn’t know you used to b a teacher too. What subject?

  54. wow! i didn’t know any of those facts about you!!! Gold medalist, near death experience…fultoo impressed.

    Now tell us in detail about these things

    Oooh and congratulations on both awards

    • Bikram says:

      heyyyyyyy 🙂 long time no seeee

      to impress karne ke liye hi to likha ye h sab .. he he he hehe 🙂 detailsss oooops .. now i am caught .. he he he yes will do some day sooon ..
      thank you so much.

  55. Ashwathy says:

    Of all the people who did this tag, I think I like yours the best (so far)! 😀
    I got to learn some very VERY interesting facts about you!

    I have survived a couple of near death episodes, So I thank god and my wellwishers for that.
    Didn’t know that!

    5. I won a gold in All India roller skating competitions, And I was Second in Skeet Shooting competition, Also had a few awards in dramatics… (not many people know this.. This tag is going to get a lot of my mates really angry with me ) . I am very competetive and hate loosing …

    WHAT! 😯

    My first job in India was as a teacher, and in UK was that of a security guard.
    Talk about varied professions! I m having a hard time imagining u as a teacher 🙂

    . I was a bad boy in college so much so that my dad actually threw me out of the house :O…
    Need to hear more stories from you of that time 🙂

    • Bikram says:

      yayyyyyyyyyyyy thank you thank you 🙂

      YEs will put up that couple of stories too very sooon 🙂

      what there to be shocked at you have seen me trying to win all those things by hook and crook , even coaxing you to email me the reply .. rememeber 🙂

      yes ji i was a teacher a good one too, did you not read the post one of my students gave a interview to hindustan times and mentioned me toooo 🙂 I was a good teacher i think he he he he he

      oh yes and that story too for sure , thats a funny one actually will put it up soooon

      Thank you so muchhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  56. Harsha says:

    Many congratulations, Bikram 🙂 ‘Slut walk’ was a well deserving article. :):)

  57. Rekha says:

    Congrats on the award…and do put up the post of your escapades soon. And hope to read your post soon.

  58. deb says:

    congratulation. i did read that post of urs last month and loved it. all the best with that book 🙂

  59. R. Ramesh says:

    biks bhai..u r an awesome friend yar

  60. Congratulations…Way to begin the new year. And, a lovely and youthful song…

  61. summerscript says:

    Congratulations Bikramji!!! wow..skating, teaching, security force, software programmer..wowwww 🙂
    Tell us your college stories and near death experiences!!!

    • Bikram says:

      first of all its bikram 🙂 whats with this JI I am not THAT old .. (yet) …

      yes colelge stories are coming up although i have put up a few over time …

  62. बधाईयाँ और शुभकामनाएं

  63. Saritha says:

    I am so late in commenting here.Congrats and wishing you many more awards.

    Nice knowing more about you….

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  65. Ashwini C N says:

    Oh. Someone’s having a great start. Congratulations 🙂

    Near death episodes? Man, you should count yourself lucky. Touchwood 🙂

  66. wow!! you are so versatile!! Congratulations on the awards 🙂

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  68. Reema says:

    congratulations!! you remind me of my peak blogging days 🙂

  69. congrats on the award. May it be the first of many 🙂

    also tell us about all the interesting things that have happened in your life – there seem to be so many!

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    It was a great read …got to know many more facts about you 🙂
    Wow! you are all rounder 😀

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