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Ferreting out fossils for the 7×7 Award

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The blogosphere has been ripe with mango fantasies. (see here for instance) But I see no sign of relief yet. All we get here in our local market are green mangoes which Ma uses for chutney. They are sour and chutney isn’t something I particularly like. Anyhow, until this summer decides to shower us with sweet, golden delights, I have had a mini gift of another kind – the 7*7 blogging award! Novroz, the adorable one with the adorable pet turtles, very sweetly passed it on to me but like everything else in life, it comes with baggage.


First up, we have the rules:

1: Tell everyone something about yourself that nobody else knows.

2: Link to a post I think fits the following categories: The Most Beautiful Piece, Most Helpful Piece, Most Popular Piece, Most Controversial Piece, Most Surprisingly Successful Piece, Most Underrated Piece, Most Pride-worthy Piece.

3: Pass this on to 7 fellow bloggers.

Okay, so the something about myself part. Some day, I want to see the aurora borealis. I want to sit under the dark night sky, with R’s arms around me, and watch spellbound as the lights dance up and around us.

*Link Fest Ahead Alert*

This tag gives the once-in-a-blue-moon chance to be all smug about your own blog. Also the fun in browsing through old posts and re-living if only for a few moments, the very day, just as it was. Here are my picks for the given categories:

The Most Beautiful Piece:

One Mussoorie summer, when I rode into the sunset…One Mussoorie summer, when I rode into the sunset…

Mussoorie has beautiful sunsets. And beautiful horses. When I first went there with Mom and Dad, all excited about my first ‘hill station’, we met Roshan. His horsy memories have forever remained fresh in my mind.

Most Helpful Piece:

Murder in the Water Filter

Murder in the Water Filter

Indiblogger and Crusade Against Chlorine’s contest got me in research mode about water filters. Considering the neat pen I ended up winning, it seems well worth the effort. :D

Most Popular Piece:

Beauty, over the agesBeauty, over the ages

Mom. For all she stands and means to me. Managing to be beautiful all the while.

Most Controversial Piece:

A morning @ Dhobi Ghat and I decided I do my laundry betterA morning @ Dhobi Ghat and I decided I do my laundry better

Dhobi Ghat garnered several artsy reviews. It also garnered some less artsy ones on this humble little place.

Most Surprisingly Successful Piece:

Hey Darling!Hey Darling!

A morning in Pune and my first tryst with the foot-tapping song from 7 Khoon Maaf. It brought to my mind the darlings that I am familiar with and what do you know, they rose to instant fame. :D

Most Underrated Piece:

Rain in PuneRain in Pune

When it rains in Pune, the skies turn haunting. You cannot look away. This rainy rhyme was written on one such afternoon and it always brings to my mind the beautiful memories I have of the city.

Most Pride-worthy Piece:

“A Fleeting Stay”: Rambo Circus leaves Pune“A Fleeting Stay”: Rambo Circus leaves Pune

I still remember the evening when I saw Rambo Circus packing up. Whether it was the expression the circus people had on their faces or the stillness of the moment, I don’t know. But this piece is special to me because it gave me a whole new muse for the place. Every day life. Thus, it has henceforth been.


Novroz, this was hands down one of the best tags I have got. What fun to ferret out old posts and reminisce about the moments that were! The nice person that I am, I am passing over this award to not just seven but nine people. :D

Pixie, Sukanya, Rituparna, Deeps, Usha Di, Bikram, Priya, Ajay, Anita

For the uninitiated, these are people who write on themes as diverse as chalk and cheese. We have food experts and people who can spin the most mundane of items into delectable dishes. We also have people whose opinions and observations about the world around us make for spectacular reading. Poets, teachers, adventure enthusiasts, homemakers, travellers. I eagerly look forward to link fests and the chance to read their favourite posts which I might have missed out on earlier. :)

About Deboshree

~D.B. The one who loves to cook up abstract stories about all and sundry.

26 responses »

  1. Sorry sorry sorry .. I was away and missed this one .. yayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy a award yayyyyyyyyyyyyyy
    ok sorry sorry let me congratulate you first for getting it :)


  2. Thanks a lot D. I have been a little caught up with things on the personal front. What an amazing round up. It was fun reading them all. Will send you my post soon ….

  3. Awesome tag! Congrats on the award Debo and thank you so much for passing it on to me :) I have yet to read all your above listed posts. Busy week ahead. :D

    • Thank you Ajay. Please to take it up… I am very eager to read some of your handpicked posts. :)
      Take your time, take your time. Better late than never. :D

  4. bookmarked your post to read up these old posts!

  5. Congrats!!
    you know..the post Beauty,over the ages is one of my favorite posts :)

  6. Beautiful collection ! you are a versatile blogger dear .. btw , wrote u an email .. hope u got that. if not , well .. i just asked if you still in delhi and willing to meet next month some weekend. wud love to sit and talk with you once ..

  7. Deboshree, congrats on the Award, and the tasteful way you have arrayed your posts :) I have not read some of them, and will do so, once the mountainous backlog of reading and updating on all blogs is done! (You know what that means :P ) Still, I do promise I will be back and reading :)
    Thank you for the honour of the award. I’v got a different kind of the same one… where one only had to pick 7 of one’s favourites. This one takes it to another level. A nice level :) Thanks again! God Bless you and yours!

    • Usha di, thanks a lot. I will be waiting to hear from you on these posts that I handpicked. Oh, I totally know what you mean. :D

      Yes, it is an interesting award, isn’t it? Like Novroz said, speaks for how well you know your blog. Please do take it up. It would be great to see which posts you choose and read ones I have’t before. :D

  8. Thank you Debs for the award!! :)
    And comgratulations as well!! :)

  9. Yaaiii…thank you for doing this Debo ((hug))
    I am going to read them all, probably not at once but I will get there. Your Murder In The Water is a great post, hope it will help lots of people.

    Aw…your secret is so sweet. I wish I could see Aurora too, they are really beautiful.

    • Hugs, Novroz! Thank you for tagging me with this awesome tag… was a lot of fun to do. :D
      Yes, please take your time. I love to read your feedback – it is always encouraging.

      Glad you liked Murder in the Water Filter. It was a topic I enjoyed researching. Oh yes, the aurora is so beautiful. Wish both of us get to see it one day! Or rather, night. :D

  10. Need to come back and read these patiently…. too many at one go :)

  11. I love fossils, Deboshree :-D Congrats on the award.

  12. Thanks so much Deboshree :-) It will be fun to look back and see what posts have had the maximum impact. I enjoyed reading yours. I am yet to read some of them. Will come back read them all at leisure. Have a great day and thanks again.

  13. Loved ‘Rain in Pune’. Congrats on the award :)


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