Monday, August 06, 2007


I was tagged a while ago actually, but am getting to it only now. Sorry for the delay PoppinsMom and SS. Thank your girls for thinking of me. I must tell you both one thing. I like both of your blogs and can relate to you both. You girls are like my cyber-sisters. :))

PoppinsMom gave me a Thinking Blogger award! Thank you! PoppinsMom is an eloquent writer and is vocal about the topics she chooses to write about. Her writing style is really good too. She is a super-woman who does it all from raising a child, to working outside of home, to having a loving relationship with her hubby dear, to blogging very regularly, and everything in between!

Here are my 5 for the Thinking Blogger award.

  • Usha of Agelessbonding: Of course everybody knows Usha and her 'Agelessbonding'. Usha has been awarded before, but I wanted to give her the Thinking Blogger award myself. I admire you tons, Usha! Love your blog and totally love your style.
  • Vijay of Bangalore Blues: Vijay writes about our city, Bangalore and its issues, but and a big but, without venting! He writes everything with a huge dose of humour. Wonderful. Oh and not to forget his story telling skills. Absolutely delightful narrations from his colorful past.
  • Pradeep of Time and Tide: I have a lot of respect for Pradeep. He ALWAYS has his head on his shoulders. In fact, when I read his blogspot, it is his clarity of thought that stands out. Very mature, and good writing skills.
  • Mumbaigirl: She writes about a variety of things, both from her life and from the happenings around the globe. And whenever I visit her blog, there is always something different there. Very well articulated, her blog is always a fun read.
  • Mahipal of r2i2010: Mahipal started blogging fairly recently. And his blog is geared towards his and his family's goal of returning to Hyderabad from the US in 2010. There is a ton of planning that he is doing to enable the forthcoming move. I have immense appreciation for his earlier investments. He has informative posts about Hyd real estate too. Mahipal, all the very best!
I truly wanted to give the award to you guys. Please pass it on. :)


SS tagged me for the kinds of people I judge and for the things I admire.

Lets get done with the unpleasant one first. :)

Whom do I judge?
  1. Men who matter-of-factly admit that their folks are not great with their wives and in the same breath say 'but hey that is just the way it is'!!!
  2. Women who openly talk ill of their in-laws to anybody who cares to lend an ear. This is a big one for me. On the same note, women who complain about the in-laws to their moms/parents . I think, this doesn't do anybody any good.
  3. Idiots who drive.
  4. Women who choose to not grow. By grow I mean, 'having the willingness to learn something new'. You do not need reasons to learn a trade, pick a hobby, read a book, watch a knowledge based TV program, anything really.
  5. Neighbors who don't even say a 'Hi'. *Rolls Eyes*
  6. People who do not value their grammar too much. (I am crazy!)
  7. People who are not on the Internet. Not because they do not have access, but because they think the TV is enough!!! I don't even get that.
  8. Older Indians who expect respect just because they happen to be older! What the!
  9. Moms who feed junk food to their kids. Sigh!
  10. Whiners who refuse to see the beauty in life. Life is beautiful, one must just choose to see it.
Anyway, now for the good part. Yay! Things I admire:
  1. Good communication skills - written, spoken, anything.
  2. Good listening skills.
  3. Moms who do their best for their kids. Kudos to you gals and more power to you. I totally believe that the future lies in the hands of the mothers. If we do a good job, we have so much to reap in the future.
  4. Men who actually think they are one half of the whole. Very few do.
  5. Men who do chores around the house, who are supportive of their wives' efforts, and who are great with the kids - theirs and others'.
  6. Good neighborly skills.
  7. People who are in the know.
  8. Kids that are inclusive of other kids. If you notice, a lot of the kids are totally into forming groups. :)
  9. Talent. All kinds.
  10. Patience. It is easy to lose it.

So there, I am done.
And for both the tags - 'Kinds of people I judge' and 'Things I admire' - I tag Vijay, Pradeep, Mahipal, Archana, Sloganmurugan, RK.


Poppins said...

What's with the new look and all ! Very nice ! *blush* for all the compliments. Good choice for the awards.

Vijay said...

Chitra.. hmmmm .. now I am struggling to live up to the expectations :-)

Plus I wanted to Tag RK as well.. you beat me to it :-(

mumbaigirl said...

Thank you for the honour Chitra. Don't think I deserve it!

Vinita said...

Hi chitra,
First time on your blog.. loved it loved it loved.. came thru Rang decor of arch. In your first post you have written that you wont write anything about pre banglore move days but just post move.. I am really interested in those pre days too. What did you do with the house..coz you mentioned that you havent sold it yet? So is it "lets see if this works out" kinda move?/

Mahipal said...


Thanks so much, I really appreciate the kind comments. I dont know if I really deserve this, but I am thrilled.


chitra said...

hi chitra,

this is chitra here. Saw your coments on shruti's and RK's blog. I was just wondering about the other chitra.........

Not disappointed to land into your blog. intresting read..........

Usha said...

Hey so many interesting things about you - all in one post!!
Thanks for all the sweet words. Hugs!

Anonymous said...

Can you please some insight on the steps your hubby took to get a job in Bangalore? The agencies and websites that he looked at,etc. You have been giving such good info, keep up the great work.


Pradeep said...

Thank you so much Chitra... I am sorry I am a bit late with this, just took off from blogs for a week. Thank you so much for those kind words you have for me... They mean a lot. Thanks once again.

Chitra said...

Poppins, you are welcome. :)

Vijay, oh you don't have to make any additional effort. :)

Mumbaigirl, of course you deserve it girl! You are good at writing. I just don't leave enough comments!

Vinita, welcome to my blog and thank you! Do I know you on flickr? The house there is rented out. We like the house and it looked like a good thing to keep. That is all. We wound up for good when we left.

Mahipal, you are welcome. :)

Hey Chitra, isn't this nice. Same name and all! :) Welcome to my blog. Thanks!

usha, thanks! Hugs back!

Divya, welcome to my blog. I will be posting about it shortly.

Pradeep, you are very welcome. :)

Dilip said...

Hey, i never knew you blogged. Great one mate.