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My favourites.

                       We all have, don't we?  Favourites - books, clothes, movies, actors, writers, bloggers...the list goes on. We have a soft corner for these favourites. And,if they happen to be our favourite people, then anything they do, how ever they do it, we appreciate them, admire them. We become their die-hard fans. And, they, our idols.  It's as if, they can do no wrong!

                      Since stepping into the world of blogging, I have met some amazing people, who are not just great writers, but wonderful human beings, as well. Interacting with them, reading and learning from their work and receiving their guidance, has made these bloggers my favourites.  I have become quite partial towards these people, for whom there is a special place in my heart.  I consider every post of their's a masterpiece (which they may never agree, but I am not paying any heed!)

                    Pawan Hegde, the first blogger, who really admired my writing (wonder what he felt worth admirable there!) is terrific at fiction. His stories have to be read to be enjoyed. It has been ages since he wrote a good story (well, every story of his is good). I now wait for the day, when he will publish one of his incredible pieces of fiction and amaze the world with his talent!

                  Shailaja V., is my darling. Period. Her posts leave me enlightened and entertained. At times, rather mostly, I wish her posts were like those books you wish were never-ending. I can read her work non-stop, without a break. The language, the narration, the easy flow of her poems, beautifully penned...it leaves me speechless every time.

               Sid Balachandran, a writer par excellence. His Daddy Journals make for interesting reads about his life as a dad. His fiction, well, all I can say is, I am waiting for that autographed copy of his book which will be published, very soon!

             Cathy Graham, a dear friend, whom I met at Blog-A-Rhythm, writes poetry that seems to flow from her fingers with such ease. She makes it all seem so simple. Inspired by her writing, I tried my hand at poetry, and failed miserably. Her poems and her bird pictures instantly brighten me up on a dull and gloomy day.

             Carol Graham is an inspiration. A tougher soul, I have yet to meet. And, facing all odds and surging ahead with her head held high, she has encouraged and motivated many a souls through her blog. I bow to her courage and to the love she gives every soul she meets.

              These wonderful people are not just incredible bloggers, but truly beautiful human beings. Helpful and kind, with their words of encouragement, they have taught me so much. Each time I have needed help, they have been there, whole-heartedly. I read an actor's interview once, where he said that to be a good actor, you need to be a good human being. I so agree with him. To be good at anything you do in life, you first need to be a good human being. And, these wonderful people have been just that. It shows in their writing! It shows in the way they interact with others and conduct themselves in life. I have  not met a single one of these gems.  But, I can vouch for their genuineness with all my heart.

          Do visit them at their realms and I am sure you will come back overwhelmed, happy and contented.




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  1. Shilpa, you have mentioned what I feel too.. all are wonderful. I haven't read anything from Pawan yet. But I will check out.

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    1. Great, Ls! Yes, do check out Pawan's writing. You will enjoy..:)

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  2. How nice of you to mention these bloggers. Being new to the fraternity I haven't read some of them. Will read up now. Thanks for sharing Shilpa!
    Cheers, Archana - www.drishti.co

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    1. Thanks for visiting, Archana! I am sure you will enjoy reading each one of these! :)

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  3. You are always so thoughtful and kind with your words Shilpa. This post was no exception. I love each of the bloggers you mentioned and was surprised when I saw you included me. You touched my heart. Thank you for that.

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  4. It's so true about being a good human first. The rest follows. A lovely post of appreciation and gratitude, Shilpa!

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  5. Oh my! *faints*
    Thank you so much, Shilpa. And it won't be long before your book becomes a reality too.
    Here's a thought though - you must write an illustrated book, combining both your talents :)

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    1. Thanks, Sid, but, I think I will come out with a book of just my illustrations. I will leave the fiction part to experts like you...:D

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  6. I so agree with your commendations of these wonderful inspired bloggers and their writings, though I am not familiar with Pawan, yet! ;) <3

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  7. you have listed some of my favourite bloggers too :D They inspire and keep me motivated with their writings and comments.

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    1. You are right, Raj. I find my motivation and inspiration from these gems!

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  8. Great post Shilpa and I can say that you are a nice human being. Calling out the good work of others is in itself the quality of good people! Happy Tuesday!

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    1. Aww! Thank you so much, Parul! You made my day!

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  9. I dint know about these bloggers. Now thanks to you I have discovered many great new ones :)

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    1. Thank you for visiting, Harini! Yes, you will see how good they are! :)

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  10. Awww, what a wonderful post, Shilpa! It's so sweet and heartfelt! What a touching tribute to fellow bloggers and I feel honoured to be on the list as they are all wonderful writers and people. I'm honoured to be your friend, too and enjoy our friendship across the vast distance between Canada and India. Our Sketchy Sundays are something I look forward to each week. Thanks again for including me here. You are truly a great writer and human being, too! HUGS!

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    1. Cat, you mean a lot to me, my dear. That is the reason you are 'here'! I have been so lucky to have met some truly wonderful people through blogging. And, yes, also bonded with you all so well. Hugs to you, too, Cat!

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  11. How lovely, Shilpa. I read and enjoy the writing of these bloggers as well. There are so many encouraging and wonderful people around. We just need to find them and hold on to them.

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    1. True, Rachna. And, finding the right ones, is like finding those rare gems to add to our treasure!

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  13. Great list, Shilpa! ☺ I know all of them except the first one, so I'll be sure to check out his site as well. These connections we make in the Blogosphere enrich all of our lives.

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    1. Yes, Debbie, they do. And, it is when I meet such wonderful people that I realise how lucky I am!

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  14. I am glad to be a part of B-A-R cos that's where I discovered most of these wonderful bloggers! :)

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    1. BAR is the place I discovered most of these awesome writers, Sreesha! Glad you are a part of this wonderful group, too!

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