The Liebster Award

My sincere thanks to Simpleheadgirl for nominating my blog for The Liebster Award.

Please do go and check out her blog at, for lovely posts.  I love the tag line of her blog – ‘Do what you love’.  I enjoy reading all her posts.  I loved the one I read yesterday titled ‘She’.

Heartfelt thanks, once again, for the nomination.  I have answered all your questions below.

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Q.1.What do you love doing the most?

Reading books

Q.2.One novel you would like to recommend me and why?

If you have not read it already, I would ask you to read ‘Fountainhead’ by Ayn Rand, because, to me, the book symbolizes the perfection that a man can reach in his chosen line of work, against all odds and without compromising his integrity,

Q.3.Your idea behind this blog?  

Through ‘Simple moments of life’, my attempt is to write about everyday moments that happen in all our lives, sometimes poignant, sometimes funny, sometimes strange; moments that actually form the mosaic of our lives.
Q.4.One song that changes your bad mood?

I love old Hindi songs – Do lafzon ki hai, Deewana hua badal and hundreds more……
Q5. What is the best moment of your life?

When I became a mom
Q6.What is Love for you?

To me love is putting somebody else’s needs ahead of yours and giving your all, without any expectation.
Q7. One special thing about you?

I am an optimist
Q8. Favourite quote?

‘Be aggressively good’ – Swami Chinmayananda
Q9.Your Dream Job?

Would be something creative – involving writing and digital media

Q10.Your Favourite food?

I like spicy food – Indian, Chinese, Mexican and Thai

I would like to nominate the following blogs for the Liebster Award:




I enjoy reading all your blogs and look forward to reading more.  There is no compulsion to accept  if you have a no-award policy.

Here are my 10 questions for you:

1. Define yourself in a sentence.

2. Who’s your favourite author?

3. What kind of music do you like?

4. What gives you the greatest happiness?

5. What’s your dream holiday destination?

6. To you, blogging is __________________

7. Whom do you draw inspiration from?

8. What’s your favourite snack?

9. Your all time favourite movie?

10. Two things about yourself that you love.



Rules :
Once you are nominated, make a post thanking and linking the person who nominated you.
include the Liebster Award sticker in the post too.

Nominate 10 other bloggers who you feel are worthy of this award. Let them know they have been nominated by commenting on one of their posts. You can also nominate the person who nominated you.
Ensure all of these bloggers have less than 200 followers.
Answer the ten questions asked to you by the person who nominated you, and make ten questions of your own for your nominees.
Lastly, COPY these rules in the post.

Strange Things Do Happen

Sometimes, when we read about strange incidents that have happened to people, we stop to wonder whether such things can actually happen in people’s lives.

There is one such incident that happened in our lives, many years ago.

We’d just bought a new car – a beautiful, deep green colour. Shiny and clean, waiting to guzzle up the miles.

My husband usually drove to work in the car. A few days after we had bought it, my husband called me at work and casually mentioned that a coconut had fallen on the car; from a tree that was close to where he had parked. A small dent appeared on the roof of the car. We laughed about it and moved on.

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Exactly ten days after the coconut fell, and I was at work, my husband called me again.

He said, “Guess what happened to the car?”

I laughed and replied, “Another coconut fell on it?”

He said, “No, a coconut tree fell on the car. The hood is completely smashed in.”

I gasped and reeled from the shock of his statement.

He had taken pictures for insurance purposes and forwarded them to me.

I was amazed at how the tree had fallen. There was a row of cars parked, and the tree had fallen exactly on our car, not an inch this side or that side.

We were glad nobody was near or inside the car, when the tree fell.

Maybe, the initial coconut fall was a warning of sorts, or the tree was trying our car on for size. Whatever it was, it happened.

Strange things do happen. Sometimes we are those people, whom others read about and say, “Can’t believe that actually happened.”