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A pleasant surprise.

                Life does that. Springs surprises when you are least expecting any. And  you are left baffled, overwhelmed, ecstatic, and, surprised, too! You find it unbelievable that such a thing could happen with you. And, it takes a lot of probing and analysing to finally accept that something this unimaginable could happen to you, too!

              The above emotions are  what I went through when I received a message from the Manager of Baggout that my blog had been selected as one of the 15 best love and relationships blogs in India. I must have read the message 5 times and still found it unbelievable. In fact, I thought someone was playing a prank. I made enquiries, tried finding out all about Baggout and went back to where I was - in a state of utter disbelief! Call it low self esteem if you wish, but I wondered how  anyone could find my one and a half year old blog worthy of any such mention.

        The feeling was  good, nay, great. But, unless I saw it all in black and white, how could I believe it?  Eventually, after sending a whole lot of prayers heavenwards, I sent them my picture which they wanted to attach with a short paragraph about me and my blog on their website. And, then I waited. And waited. And, waited some more. But an entire week passed by and not a word I heard!  And, then, just like that, out of the blue, I received an email from the manager informing  that the article had been published on their blog and that I could visit it and hope I enjoyed the post! I was elated!

       It did feel wonderful to get some attention, some mention, for something that has been my hobby, my passion for a little more than a year. And, considering the number of  heavy-weights out there, who are prolific writers in a league of their own, I felt humbled by this 'windfall'! I know, I have a long long way to go, before I can brag about my accomplishments! I know, I have a lot to learn about expressing my feelings intelligently and that I am just a drop in the ocean, but it feels nice to be rubbing shoulders with my seniors, to be mentioned alongside the old-timers.

       So, for this mention, for this encouragement, I would like to thank Baggout, and for all the wonderful compliments, I would like to thank my dear friends. It feels superb! God bless you all!



  1. You deserve it dear. Yours is one of those blogs which inspired me to write and share with the world. I love how you present 'feelings'.

    1. Aww! Thank you so much, Vinitha! That is so sweet of you! <3

  2. You more than deserve it Shilpa, for the blogger you are and more important, the person that you are. Much love and congratulations on this achievement. More power to you :)


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