Whaddya know-I am a Superior Scribbler
Because I am in the process of updating my CV, I’ve had the chance to get all nostalgic about the awards I won in college. Like the one I won for general knowledge, totally by fluke.
It was and is rare for me to win a prize in a competition or to do well in a competitive exam. I am more non-competitive than I would like to be, otherwise I would have applied myself far more in school.
Anyway, it was the first year of my BA in Delhi and I was aimlessly wandering down the corridor, when a lecturer called me into a classroom where others were sitting and asked if I’d like to do a general knowledge quiz for fun. So I sat down at a desk, did the quiz and wandered off and forgot all about it.
Months later a senior was packing things in gift wrapping paper in the hostel. I learned they were prizes.
One of them’s yours, she said.
“What, ” I asked, “did I do?”
Turned out there was a prize given for general knowledge every year and you had to do that quiz for it. I hadn’t even read the prize list on the bulletin board. The senior informed that there was much amusement because a first year had won the prize.
Now those happy old days when awards for randomly tested knowledge were distributed and even older days when prizes for dressing up like a witch (my favourite fancy dress costume) are long gone, one is especially delighted that one’s readers and blog friends still keeps one’s ego intact.
Lavanya (Desigirl) has kindly awarded me the Superior Scribbler Award. Given that not much scribbling (save for the regular whines I post to let off steam) has happened here of late, let alone of the superior kind, I feel I don’ deserve it. Thanks DG. I accept humbly, and want to pass it on.
I must pass the award on to five people so here goes:
Miapan. Write more, woman.
Spirited Seeker has just started blogging but I know she can write really well. Best of luck on your blogging journey Seeker and may it continue, for all our sakes!
Flaneur Urbaniterecords London through the lens of her camera and her words in all its gloriousness and grittiness. Her blog, Urban Legends, has just celebrated a birthday.
Coolkarni and N A Keerthi’s Rasayana on Indian music. This is a new blog, but there’s already much to chew upon. It’s a good place for some excellent free downloads too!
Vidya Have awarded her before and she doesn’t do blog awards if I remember right, but I don’t care, am giving it to her anyway, she doesn’t have to do the tag. She must be read and read and read, because she truly is superior.
The rules of the award (to be followed by the awardees) are:
* Each Superior Scribbler must in turn pass The Award on to 5 most-deserving Bloggy Friends.
* Each Superior Scribbler must link to the author & the name of the blog from whom he/she has received The Award.
* Each Superior Scribbler must display The Award on his/her blog, and link to This Post, which explains The Award.
* Each Blogger who wins The Superior Scribbler Award must visit this post and add his/her name to Mr. Linky List. That way, we’ll be able to keep up-to-date on everyone who receives This Prestigious Honor!*
*Each Superior Scribbler must post these rules on his/her blog.