Visceral Observations started winning awards with Ashish awarding my interview with consumer court case winner Lt. Col. Rajesh Yadav as best post.

My other blog, Being A Blogger (BaB) had also earned best debut blog on Ashish’ old blog. Somewhere, BaB faltered with my usual inaction. No, I am not proud of my inaction.

Nita awarded me Brilliant blog award for my “brilliantly thoughtful posts” as she says. I am honored, specifically because, to me, she is epitome of professional and most regular blogger I have ever known. She does it without any commercial interests. Yet, day after day she churns out informative and well-researched posts about India.

Vaibhav bestowed me with another Brilliant Weblog award and so did Roop. Roop awarded me Brilliant Blog award in her painstakingly long post. You can find me at number 30 in her long list. 🙂 Thank you, Roop!

Once I praised Roop’s idea of dedicating pictures in her blog (she clicks them herself) to others (blogger friends usually), she dedicated two of her next pictures to me. And you (Roop) thought I didn’t notice it? After Reema, Roop is another generous blogger I have come across. Generous to recognise you, your writings.

Nova gave me Interesting Blogger award while Sulz gave me Educational Blogger award.

The Interesting Blog Award

Awarded by Nova to Poonam

The Educational Blogger Award

Awarded by sulz to Poonam

Vimal awarded me with the Addicting Blog award.

The Addicting Blog Award

Awarded by vimal to Poonam

Reema had awarded me the Best Blogger award. And I gave her generous blogger award and a high-five. But she deserves more.

Xylene mentioned me in his award post.

Amit mentioned me as an inspiration for blogging in his post for his blogging journey. Now I feel honored again if I could inspire someone to blog.

My Goa trip series won the Best National Travel Post award in Dabidos’ Second Annual Awards. Thanks Ashish for nominating me. 🙂

Smita awarded me with what she called a PROXIMITY award:


This award is given to a blog that invests and believes in PROXIMITY – nearness in space, time and relationships! These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.

Muse too awarded me with this award, saying:

In our blogs, “nearness” is a relative term. Some of the people I feel “near” to are actually quite far away physically. A blogger I know who embodies these qualities is half a word away from me. I award this to Poonam, who deserved the award even before she invested so much time, energy, care, and love into designing and implementing an amazing blog awards program!

And so did amreekandesi. 🙂

Vimal and Nimmy awarded me with Butterfly Award and a trophy, which was again to me by Smita by virtue of being on her blogroll.



Kiran, a Malaysian blogger, handed me this Friendship Embracelet.


Nimmy has awarded me with these again:

Versatile Blogger Award from Nimmy

Versatile Blogger Award from Nimmy


Lovely Blogger Award


The Insightful Blog Award

Awarded by Arpit to Poonam

Reema awarded me with Garland Award with these words:

“Talking about positive vibes, I strongly believe in them. A blog’s theme, name and post titles must look attractive and interesting to me before I subscribe to it. I pass on this award to … Poonam… for holding my attention since so long!”

Best Post of the Week award from Reema for she felt this was “a very different post from the usual posts in blogosphere.” This post was about Western Art Masterpieces.


The newsletter The Pakistani Spectator was doing rounds of Indian blogosphere for interviews. Here’s link to my interview that was published on their site.

P.S: It has been posted as is from my Word document without linking to articles and correcting smileys. 😦 Please forgive them. 😛

Bows to all of you! Thank you, it is very humbling thing to be recognised for this blog.

4 Responses to “My Awards”

  1. 1 Varsha Dixit October 12, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    Hi Poonam,

    I read quite a few of your blogs and loved them. You should write a book 🙂 Well I did, it’s called, Right Fit Wrong Shoe and Rupa Publishers recently brought it out in the market.

    Would love to hear your take on it. Here’s the synopsis. Right Fit Wrong Shoe is the story of Nandini Sharma, a passive-aggressive, emotional eating, twenty six year old, working girl. Her life could be simple but she works hard to keep it complicated. Nandini is true mix of Neanderthal philosophies and ‘aaj ki aurat’ (twenty first century’s woman) ideology.

    The story unfolds in more-than-just-a-third-world-country’s city Kanpur. Nandini has been bitten, for better or worse, but definitely bitten, by Bollywood. Her spirit is undefeatable; she mocks certain death (Aditya) and suffers stoically for love (Aditya, again. Go Figure!) Her accomplice in all her escapades is Sneha Verma. That one friend who knows us better than we do and the one we trust more than Stayfree or Clearasil.

    Right Fit Wrong Shoe, begins at a point where all love stories end, and because of the nuances characters and dialogue, ends up being much more than just an amorous tale. The book observes and opinionates the society, affected and amused. It fleetingly touches on issues; fleeting as watching discourses (courtesy Astha Channel) is trendier than reading them. The book also extends an unique ode to the Indian Film Industry.

    Sincerely hope this post and the book lives up to whatever little or lot expectation you might have from it. Thanks a T.!:) Do keep Blogging!

  2. 2 Untouchable January 7, 2010 at 9:38 am

    U are good but not good enough, I guess u screwed my blog (not sure though :P), I can not login anymore, anyway this is not what I am complaining. Check this

  3. 3 Untouchable January 8, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    Madame Poonam, please accept my earnest apology, my whole idea was to have some innocuous fun, I am no evangelist, I had also acted on my whims and prejudices that makes me no different, you can pity me 🙂
    You are doing some great job, kudos to you, also please delete my comments from this blog as they does not fit and belong to this post.
    And about John Galt, I am finding him intersting you can also give him a try. 🙂

  4. 4 Suresh Rao June 18, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    Hi Poonam,

    I am very impressed with the long list of awards that you have won.

    It will be my pleasure & privilege to meet you in Pune sometime in September 2011.
    I find that you are based in Pune & Delhi. Do you spend your time equally at these 2 places?.

    I chose Pune, as it is nearer to Mumbai, where I am based.

    Bye for now


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