It’s always nice when you get something which you were not expecting. And after a pretty hectic day when I checked my inbox I had a cute little mail waiting for me. Rashmi from Whispers of Hope has been kind enough to tag me for 
The Versatile Blogger Award.

This is my third blogger nominated award and I always feel special when a fellow blogger recognizes and appreciates your work. So a big hug Rashmi.


Now it’s Joy of Giving Time.

Rules of The Versatile Blogger Award

1. Display it on your blog
2. Thank the person who nominated you. – Thank you, Rashmi
3. Share 7 Facts about yourself
4. Nominate up to 15 bloggers. Link them in your blog and let them know. 

So here we go:

7 Facts About Me

1. I consider myself little bipolar sometimes – I can be active like bee and some moments later I can be as lazy as a sloth. I become very lazy over the weekends!

2. Many of you don’t know but I have been a Katthak (Indian Classical Dance) performer in my younger days (till college). I have performed at national level and in many dance festivals. I remember the times I used to travel with our troupe for different performances across the country. And I had won my first dance competition at the age of 5! 

Now with time and with all other commitments all that has come to a halt – I’ll be delighted to get back to it some day.

3. I have learnt oil painting for few months after my tenth board exams. I always liked sketching but this was one step ahead. I have painted some portraits and thematics which now adorn the walls of the living room of my parent’s house and one of my aunt’s house. And sometimes I feel embarrassed when people ask about the artist and praise the paintings. I like the answer my dad gives – ‘the artist’s autograph is there at the bottom’. And after that I like watching the expression on their face!

4. I am a big foodie – though that is a newly acquired taste. When I was young my mom used to fight with me for feeding me. I used to run away from food. Only thing i liked was ice creams! I was some 42-43 kgs all along my 10th to college life. It’s only when i moved to Bangalore for my post graduation that I relied on junk foods and became a big foodie. Eating out almost every other day. 

That definitely affected on the denim size. But on the better side I also picked up my cooking skills. Because after two years of eating out I was practically bored with junk food.

5. I used to sing quite well when I was a kid. We cousins used to have musical sessions at home and we used to record our songs and music on blank cassettes (that’s what was available then). Impressed by all that my dad had got a music teacher to teach me classical music. And the first day that teacher said – no ice cream, no cold water, no panipuri (because they has sour tamarind)! And in a week I said no music classes!

6. I love to travel. If travelling was free I would simply pack and set off just about everywhere.

7. I’m still crazy about soft toys and am always drooling for them. I still need a bear hug from my teddy to sleep at night!

And now it’s time to spread some love. Tagging 15 blogger friends who inspire me and I read their work often.   

Tina Basu

14 Comments on The Versatile Blogger Award – Thanks Rashmi

  1. Mahathi Ramya
    July 9, 2015 at 7:30 am (1 year ago)

    Congrats Tina.. you deserve the award 🙂 By the way, many of your interests match with me – classical dance, painting, travelling and music. I was a classical Kuchipudi dancer from childhood and was at 48kgs scale for long time until marriage 🙂

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  2. Tina Basu
    July 9, 2015 at 7:34 am (1 year ago)

    Thank you Ramya. I'm sure you miss the dance and music like I do.

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  3. Nabanita
    July 9, 2015 at 7:48 am (1 year ago)

    Congrats Tina on the award…Good to know that you are a Kathak dancer as well.. I used to love Kathak, still do but then life took over…I wish to dance again on the stage some day!

    And yes thanks for giving this award to me too 🙂 Means a lot!

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  4. Tina Basu
    July 9, 2015 at 7:51 am (1 year ago)

    That is so cool Nabanita. Yes life takes over a lot of stuff. I too want to get back to stage someday.

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  5. Swathi Shenoy
    July 9, 2015 at 8:48 am (1 year ago)

    Congratulations on the award Tina 🙂 And no wonder! You are so talented. would love to see those paintings of yours 🙂

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  6. Francene Stanley
    July 9, 2015 at 9:54 am (1 year ago)

    I'm most impressed by your revelations. I would have loved to have seen you dance. You're quite the artist on many levels. But not bipolar. My first husband had the condition and it's a horrible thing, beyond control. I wouldn't wish that on anyone. Bless.

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  7. Laurel Regan
    July 10, 2015 at 5:58 pm (1 year ago)

    Congratulations on the award, and thank you so much for the nomination! I enjoyed your post – so fun to get to know you a little better. 🙂

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  8. Ajay Pai
    July 12, 2015 at 1:35 pm (1 year ago)

    Congratulations on the award Tina.

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  9. Simran
    July 13, 2015 at 7:06 pm (1 year ago)

    Congratulations, Tina for the award! 🙂
    I enjoyed reading the seven facts about you. I'd love to see your oil painting and classical dance. Thanks a lot for the award. I am honored and touched.

    Keep writing, buddy! 🙂

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  10. Tina Basu
    July 15, 2015 at 3:03 am (1 year ago)

    Thanks Swathi. Yes I'll put photos of some of my paintings here

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  11. Tina Basu
    July 15, 2015 at 3:04 am (1 year ago)

    So sorry Francene. I was just joking.

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  12. Tina Basu
    July 15, 2015 at 3:04 am (1 year ago)

    Thank you so much Laurel and you too quite deserve it

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  13. Tina Basu
    July 15, 2015 at 3:06 am (1 year ago)

    Thank you Simran

    Reply

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