A quiz… to find more dumb parents ;)

Okay all you smart bloggers and parents…I & my wife actually want to feel we belong and that we are not just a pair of dumb & ignorant parents so here is a small quiz for you :

Please do not google and if there is anyone that can answer all the 5 correctly, he/she gets a gift from me… seriously !

1.) What do you call the little one’s of a Porcupine ?

2.) How can you detect the sex of a crocodile whilst the egg is still in its nest ??

3.) Which is the tallest mountain in the world ???

4.) The most poisonous animal on the planet ????

5.) Why do young cheetah cubs have gray/white fur on their backs…

P.s. all questions are by junior ! Recently he stumped me on our train journey to Pune with so many amazing facts and questions !

Whilst I draft the post lets see how many of you can get these 5 questions right. 😀 😀 😀 :mrgreen:

Answers coming tomorrow 🙂 🙂 🙂

the original picture !

Pic : Courtesy Nigam

The closest to the guess I think was Rakesh… !!! so he wins the prize… The prize is he gets to go to this heaven with me… !!! Also with his D60 I will click such lovely pictures for him while he is towing the luggage 😛 😛 😛 :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

All chicks automatically qualify to travel with me… just for the sake they attempted a guess… and the ones that didnt attempt a guess… well even they can come with me… 😉 😛 😛 😛

Nomination list – 6 !


Added Later : Hey Am not going to put any more lists here.. will send remaining nominations directly to Poonam’s post. Have suddenly got a lot of work in office and hence.. will update directly in poonam’s post as and when i am able to dig the old ones.. !!

cheers… !

Best Off Beat Post : had to add these two here !!!




People here are a few more gems !!!!!!! 😛 😛 😛 Enjoy !!!!!!

Best Humourous Post

Ashwathy at her best !!! Do read this !!!! – http://thatslifemyfriend.blogspot.com/2009/11/matrimonial-mish-mashes-part-ii.html

Best Personal Post:

I am Deeps adopted son !!!! I had to nominate this !!!! 😛 😛 : http://deepsspeakingup.wordpress.com/2009/04/23/i-love-being-a-mom-no-five-ways-about-it/

Best Travel Post :

This post by Pixie even has my name in it !!! – http://mytakeoneverything9.wordpress.com/2009/09/25/yercaud/

Best Culinery Post –

One of my favourite cook !!! a simple dish is made so drool worthy by Monu, simply coz she loves this dish so much !!!! – http://monikamanchanda.wordpress.com/2009/11/21/kadhi-chawal/

Best Off Beat Post :

Manju tells us how running barefoot is a different experience and how we are forgetting it !!!! http://indiancabbagesandkings.blogspot.com/2009/10/running-barefoot.html 

A sad truth about how we Indians forget our martyr’s, Indyeah in this hard hitting post – http://indyeahforever.wordpress.com/2009/07/26/a-nation-forgets/

Ugich tells us how google fascinates us bloggers !!! – http://kaimhanta.blogspot.com/2009/04/googlees-of-my-life.html

Best Off Beat Post :




Best Satirical Post :

A short post but one line that always stuck in my brain – By Solilo : http://mesoliloquy.wordpress.com/2009/05/20/what-were-they-thinking/

Best Visual Post (Photos, Cartoons, etc.)

By Sandhya a very gentle blogger who always comes up with the sweetest of posts, she just came up with a lovely life story of a bird family in her garden : http://maradhimanni.blogspot.com/2009/08/new-guests-in-our-garden-bird-family.html

Please do nominate them if you like them HERE :

Nomination list – 5 !!


My list is getting longer and longer… but then I spend so much time here… and these people are the ones who make my time pleasurable… I dont read books but I read alright !!!! 😀 😀 😀 😀 Cheers to all the lovely bloggers !!!!! 😀 😀

Best Off-beat post:


Best Short Story:


Best How-to Post :


Best Short Story Post:


Best Travel Post :


Best Blog Design :

Best Culinary Post :

Best Humourous Post :

Best Poetry Post :


If you like these posts please nominate from your end too… if you think you have read better then send your nominations for your selection… but do nominate HERE :

list – 4


Folks have been busy with family over the weekend and now a lil work is coming up ! this is one list I had already prepared on saturday… More still to come !!!


Best Short Story Post 


By Pal – fiction at its best… she is my guru too !  


By Pixie – Fiction stories fascinate me.. a happy one this.. !  


By Oorja !

Best Movie Review Post :


 By Rakesh with an Indian heart from Dubai !!!! Rarely does he praise a movie.. !!!


By Indyeah… same movie… and it’s a review by a girl who knows the soul of Delhi !!!!


Most Interesting Personal Rant Post


By Shail – the most intriguing blogger for me… !! do read this post about a mother who is a woman too  !!!


By Smita – no she aint crying yet !!!


By Mandira – only she can put up with the sanitizing her office came up with !!!

 Most Humorous Post


By Solilo – The funny Don, AGAIN  tells you what is inside the hearts of the bloggers !!!!



 By Sidin Vadikutt – Love in a friends life can be quite an event… Check it !



Best Visual Post (Photos, Cartoons, etc.)


By Meera Sapra – She knew what happened last summer ! Highly Recommended by me !


Best Culinery Post 


By Saritha – About my favourite Dish the Hyderabadi Biryani !


Best Poetry Post 


By Usha – My favourite poetess !!! How I wish she would get back to regular posting !!


By Neha – a lil piece of heart !


 Best Personal Post


By Ashwathi – About her first marriage proposal !!! and its funny alright !!!


By Tara – uska popat ho gaya tha… read it here  !!!!

Best Blog Design


By Prateek Gupta – I think it’s the most sleek of them all !!!


Please send your nominations HERE.


 More still on the way… 6 days to go… and I have lots to dig !!!!!!!!!!!

Nomination list # 3


Having proclaimed Quirky’s post was almost a winner I suddenly remembered this one :  

  • Best Satirical Post


Tweet that wasnt – By Gopinath Manikurve  : a class take on twitter and Tharoor !! and cattle !!!

Now for the best off beat post category and there are many here… but each is better than the other… and who knows I might add a few more… 9 days to go still !!!! 😉

  • Best Off-Beat Post :  

1.) http://monikamanchanda.wordpress.com/2009/08/24/a-sunday-for-all-religions/ 

A sunday for all religions – By Monika : How simple things are difficult for us to understand.. This wonderful post is a simple lesson of life !!!

2.) http://indyeahforever.wordpress.com/2009/07/17/laicite/ 

Laicite – By Indyeah : about the Burqa ban in France and how banning is not a solution to anything AT ALL !!!!


3.) http://wordsndreamz.wordpress.com/2009/10/22/unharnessed-thinking/ 

Unharnessed thinking – By Smitha : about how raising kids means at times thinking out of the box !!! A must read for all parents !!!


4.) http://ramblingsbybones.wordpress.com/2009/09/30/i-dont-mind-being-a-bitch-sometimes/ 

I dont mind being a bitch sometimes – By Sraboney Ghose – about some words are conditioned in our brains and life beyond it !!!  


5.) http://craftyshines.wordpress.com/2009/10/05/free-hugs/  

Free Hugs – By Craftyshines :  About how Hugs can actually make the world go around !


6.) http://kislaychandra.blogspot.com/2009/10/show-them-no-fear.html  

Show them no fear – By Kislay Chandra :  about Gandhiji a man we fail to understand !!!


7.) http://indianhomemaker.wordpress.com/2009/10/05/draupadi-sita-and-helen-of-troy/ 

Draupadi, Sita and Helen of Troy – By IHM : comparison of different cultures in a different way !!!


I insist you guys go read these posts… !! and if you like any of these please nominate them : HERE

You can also send in your own posts for nominations !!!! Grab the chance… its 9 days to go !!

 Also watch this space for nominations for Best Humourous post ! Best Personal Post ! Best Personal  Rant Post ! n more… !!!! 😛 😛

Age is absolutely no bar…


In some city in Central Indian plains a 31 year old wakes up lazily from his bed at 7…

yawns… stretches…

and walks to his balcony door opens it…

looks out its a cloudy cool morning…

 he looks through the electric wires that obstruct the view from his balcony….

there is a sparrow chirping…

he notices… doesnt react…

then he scans the balcony and finally finds his newspaper…

He picks up his Hindustan times comes back in the room glancing at the paper, the piece that notices his eye is a NRI has won Nobel Prize and that bloke studied in Baroda University. That is his university… he yawns again… plonks the paper on his dining table and moves to the bathroom…




A few hundred miles west this guys mother a lady of 61 years wakes up at 6 she has finished all her morning chores and at 7 is sitting on the swing on the verandah listening to her age old transistor waiting for the news paper… she and her vivid bharti are inseperable… birds chirping in the background and its humid… 

fling comes the “Gujarat Samachar”

She gets off the swing and collects the news paper and looks in…

suddenly there is a smile on her face… after a few minutes of reading she rushes… and gushes over her phone … to her son…

Ma : “did you see the news paper ??”

Son : “yea … what ?”

Ma : “that guy won a nobel prize…!!!!”

Son : “YAWN… yea… some NRI from our college..”

Ma : “Isnt that great news… !!! some one from our college won the Nobel Prize… he passed in 1971 !!! I passed in 1970 !!! who knows I may have crossed him tooo… !!!!”

Son : “Oh yea… now that you say all this… he is from our college eh… Mom !!!”

Ma : “Oh yea… its something to feel proud of… Ask your bro there… if anyone from his college ever won a Nobel Prize…!!!!”




The 31 year old suddenly suddenly has been enthused by the enthusiasm the 61 year old showed… ! They both studied in the same college… !!!!

Perked up walks to his brother’s bedroom to ask if anyone from his so called Mumbai college won a Nobel Prize… Its time to show off !!!!


Age they say is only a state of mind… !!!! I totally agree…. !!


So guys… how many of you have a nobel prize winner from your college ?? huh ?? I have one… !!!!



for those who didnt know…

Dr Venkatraman ”Venky” Ramakrishnan, 58, who had his early education in the temple town of Chidambaram, Tamil Nadu, and Vadodra, Gujarat, before he made tracks to the United States, joined the long list of peripatetic Indians who had early education in India but thrived in the western academic eco-system, to have won the Nobel. Also with a chemistry Nobel, Indians or those with an India-connect figure in all prize categories.

click on above link to read more… !!

A Day of National Recognition ( for me )



Today is National ‘HOLY CRAP YOU’RE HOT DAY!’

Send this to someone Handsome, but not me,
I’ve been getting this damn message all morning!!!!



Guys & Girls this is not Shahrukh Khan. This is Tom Cruise, to symbolise hot !

I didn’t put my picture as was worried it will be difficult for me to step out, if I do so !!!

The women would go nuts !