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It’s always nice to win. It’s even nicer when you win from colleagues in the field!

So, with a lot of gratitude and love, I accept the Sunshine Award given to me by the lovely Ananya Kiran ,who blogs here and Swathi Shenoy who blogs here.


Thank you, Ananya and Swathi! It is my first -ever award from a blogger and I am truly happy to get it twice over in one week!!

Swathi had this to say about me and I am touched by the sentiment:

Shailaja is someone who inspires me a lot. Am totally in awe of her. She is the kindest person I met in my blogging journey so far.

Things I need to do, to accept this award:


  1. Acknowledge the nominating blogger/s with a link to the website. Thanks Ananya and Swathi!
  2. Share 10 random facts about myself .
  3. List 10 bloggers I believe deserve some recognition and a little blogging love! (I can’t nominate the bloggers who nominated me.)
  4. Let the 10 bloggers know I nominated them.
Well, here are 10 random facts about me, if you want to read them, that is;)

  1. I am rather meticulous when it comes to time.
  2. I am a compulsive list-maker.
  3. I am allergic to cigarette smoke (aren’t we all!)
  4. I lose my temper easily but regain my cool equally fast.
  5. I am in awe of my husband who cooks exceedingly well!
  6. I have been known to be very strict when it comes to deadlines (ask my students;)
  7. I adore spending time with my family.
  8. I enjoy a wide variety of books- fiction, non-fiction, comics and more.
  9. I learnt to swim at the age of 32! (And taught few more people to swim too;)
  10. I believe, with all my heart, in the power of prayer.
Ten bloggers who deserve this award, in my opinion, are:

Monica Deshpande: The Weekend Baker

The Red Handed Blog: An Ugly Head

Psych Babbler: Over a cup of coffee

Sreeja Praveen: The Alter Ego

Eli Z: Expat Liv 

Vidya Sury: Vidya Sury

Bhavya: Ishithaa

Tulika Singh: Obsessive Mom

Simran Dhaliwal: Chips n Chutzpah

Tom MacInnes: Cobbie’s World
Spread the love and the sunshine. Do drop by and encourage these lovely bloggers 🙂
Happy Summer , everyone!

Also linking this to the Ultimate Blog Challenge for April

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Sreeja Praveen · April 7, 2014 at 8:50 am

Congrats , Sunshine !!! 🙂
That's a happy post, Shailaja 🙂
And thankssssss………………I just drop by when I see the update, and I see my name 😉 * blinks away happy tears*
Double joy for me 🙂 🙂

Sreeja Praveen

Psych Babbler · April 7, 2014 at 9:18 am

Thanks lovely! I'm lagging behind on so many awards…

Danny Simon · April 7, 2014 at 10:08 am

Just received one myself yesterday! Guess it's stuff like this that also inspires us to keep writing!

Vidya Sury · April 7, 2014 at 10:22 am

How cute! 🙂 Very nice and congrats Shailaja!

Michelle Liew · April 7, 2014 at 1:19 pm

Congrats on a well-deserved award!

Ananya Tales · April 8, 2014 at 6:40 am

Congratulations dear 🙂 You should have put two award pics 😉 cos you got two of them.
I am so happy to see points 4, 5 and 6 is what we share in common.

Swathi Shenoy · April 8, 2014 at 8:35 am

congrats 🙂 happy that i got to know a lil more about u from the ten points u mentioned abt urself 🙂 happy blogging 🙂 cheers 🙂

Eli Z · April 12, 2014 at 2:28 pm

Congratulations dear Shailaja – you so deserve it:-) Love the atmosphere in your writings:-) I am so happy you pass it on to me, it means a lot to me and makes me soooo happy:-) 🙂 (shining like sunshine now..He he )

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