31 Jul 2012
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Becoming a writer was my biggest ambition. I started as a poet in eighth standard. It was our English teacher Josephine Miss who encouraged me to write after happening to read a poem which I wrote making fun of her. I really wanted to take up mass communication after school. But destiny took me to an engineering college where I lost all my creativity. Thank god that I didn’t give up reading habit while in college which was the only good thing I used to do those days. Bunking classes were one of the hobbies I had in college, but I never knew it would change the course of my life again. I happened to participate in short story writing competition conducted at my college, just to escape from a boring class and being seen by my department teachers. Coincidentally, I got the first for that! Actually I was shocked to hear that result. That prize really brought a change in my attitude. I realized that I still got the flair for writing. And from there I decided to chase my dreams again. 

In October 2009, I started blogging. Thanks to my cousin Deepal for introducing me into blogging, which I realized was the best way to gain attention of everyone. The plan worked out well and even many of my close friends were surprised to meet the writer in me. They all said in one voice...”Engineering was the biggest mistake I committed”! Yes maybe, but I strongly believe destiny can never be changed. But we can choose our destiny, which is what I’m doing now. From there, the journey has been wonderful. By July 2012, my blog has got over 20,000 page views! It made me popular among my friends and other people from different parts of India. I got the chance to communicate with many of the budding writers from India and make new relations. It’s indeed proud to be recognized as a writer. It was writing which presented me with my first job as a correspondent in an online news portal.


Many of you may already know the facts I shared here. Just thought of sharing this again as I have been nominated for Liebster Blog Awards by Ashitha. Ashitha is my very good friend and a promising writer whom I believe to be one of the best among us. Thanks a lot Ashitha and it’s indeed an honor to receive it from you. I would love to thank Josephine Miss, my sister Achu, my friends, my cousins and everyone for the never ending love and support. 

Chase your dreams sincerely and you will be rewarded. I’m chasing my dreams with the utmost passion and sincerity I don’t know what destiny has next in store for me! Even if I falter in between, I would be proud that I tried to follow what my heart desired and almost made it! I believe life always gives a second chance, but many don’t use it well. To everyone who reads this...Do what your heart desires! Even if destiny makes your life hell, fight back and write your own destiny. Show the courage to chase and conquer your dreams. 

About Liebster Awards

This award is for bloggers with less than 200 followers. Award winners have to share 11 facts about themselves, answer 11 questions asked by the blogger who tagged them, make 11 questions of their own and and tag 11 more bloggers for this award.

11 Facts about me

1. My biggest ambition is to become a film director (at least one film).  
2. I wish to live as a bachelor always.
3. I love to think positively most of the time.
4. I’m an extremely sensitive and emotional person at times.
5. Love hangouts at night, long chats etc.
6. Planning to publish a book as soon as possible.
7. Extreme music lover, especially melodies. Melodies make the nights more beautiful and romantic.
8. I adore the courage and determination of people like Adolf Hitler, Napoleon Bonaparte, and Alexander.
9. I find Kerala better than any of the places in India. 
10. I prefer coffee over vodka (yes, I do).
11. I don’t lie much, except to my parents!


11 questions by Ashitha


1.  Yet to grow up or Grown up?
     Yet to grow up, definitely.
2.  Forbidden fruit- is tasty or bitter?
     Lemme taste it first!
3.  Fantasies or Real?
     Real stuffs with some fantasy to it.
4.  Most prized possession?
     My siblings..Chintoo Chettan & Achu!
5.  Person who most influenced the way you are?
    The legendary Malayalam writer and director P Padmarajan. His films and writings have always inspired me to write.
6.  First thing that attracts you to others?
     My friendly behavior.
7.  Ever ditched by a guy or girl?
     No.
8.  If you are writing a book about yourself, what would you like the last lines to be?
     As I always say...'Chase your Dreams'!
9.  Premeditated or Spontaneous?
     Spontaneous.
10. If you had only six months left to live, what would you do with the time?
      Fulfill all my wishes even if it's out of the way!
11. Rate your blog out of 5
    It's fair when done by my readers. Hmm..I would give 3/5 for my blog (hope my blog isn't that bad).

11 questions I wanna ask


1.   Do you believe in 2012 Doomsday?
2.   Love or Arranged marriage?
3.   Favorite author?
4.   Most memorable moment of your life?
5.   Sachin Tendulkar or Roger Federer?
6.   One thing you fear the most?
7.   Favorite quote?
8.   Steven Spielberg or Christopher Nolan?
9.   The best quality you possess?
10.  Biggest dream of your life?
11.  Your message to upcoming writers? 


I have nominated this award to 11 other bloggers who truly deserve it..