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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Teenache

Can anyone forget the teenage years? They are still as fresh as dew in my mind! A blog friend Sunakshi asked me to write a post for her blog and what better opportunity could I get to write for a young blogger celebrating her 200th post! To read more continue at http://veiled-chapters.blogspot.in/2013/11/teenache.html

                                                 Thanksgiving

This Diwali I was flooded with kind gestures in form of awards from the fellow bloggers, Rachna Chabbaria, Usha Menon and Sunakshi making the occasion very sweet and special. The requirements of selecting more eligible fellow blogger makes me jittery as each one is special in a way ! Not only this, the world of blog has become like an extended family with some even sending me invitations for marriages and other functions! Sometimes a short absence evokes reactions if all is well at my end? A whole new world which has some of the best writing skills  prompts  me to improve upon and write better.This is no longer a virtual world for me as interactions are now real! A big thanks to all the blog friends spread in all parts of the world for enriching my life.

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  1. virtual world is drawing closer to reality..
    we connections much stronger here :)

    hope you are doing fine sir.. it's been a while since my last visit !!

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    1. Thanks Jyoti! All well at this end and am delighted to see you back:)

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  2. Sometimes I feel that this virtual world is more real. A short absence and you are flooded with messages. We are lucky to be a part of this beautiful community. Congratulations on the awards, Sir.

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    1. Could not agree more Saru! The world of blogs is indeed very fascinating and gets more colorful when you meet someone in person! I wish you the best of luck in treasure hunt of prizes and even more awards:)

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  3. I am blessed to have met most of my blogger friends, Rahul! What a wonderful feeling!

    :D Congrats on your awards!

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    1. Vidya, am really blessed to have some great blog friends like you:)

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  4. Happy Belated Diwali Rahul ji.

    The thing about Diwali in North/Central India is that even if we don't enjoy it, it is a great family get together time. I am not so sure about East and South India. Great to see Diwali is celebrated in blogosphere too!

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    1. I hope you had a great time too and thanks a lot for your kind wishes KK!

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  5. Yes , virtual friends are much better than friends in the real world. Where were you?

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    1. Thanks a lot Rama and yes I agree that virtual friends are even better:) I had been occupied with too many things at home during festival time! Could not visit many blogs either:(

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  6. Congratulations, Rahul. I've read many of your posts and have really enjoyed the rich variety from travel to army anecdotes to the one on the variety of breads around the world and your opinions on various issues. You surely deserve all the awards you get.

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    1. Am honored to have distinguished writer like you around and to get patronage from you from the other end of the world ,KayEm:) A big thanks!

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  7. True, Rahul, there are so many blogger friends who feel like extended family.Nice of you to do the thanksgiving.

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    1. Thanks a lot Padmaja and it is nice to know someone who can paint so well:)

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  8. Brilliantly written post on Sunakshi's blog Rahul. I agree.. teenache were the best years. "Once we crossed the’ Lakshman Rekha’ of the teen years life was never the same again under the peer pressure , taking up jobs, pursuing the rate race to make a living and learn the ropes to settle down in the mad world!". So true :)

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    1. A huge thanks Pallavi that you liked the post! It is always a delight to read your colorful blog with details of places I am yet to see in Singapore:)

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  9. Congratulations, Rahulji! You are a good writer and no wonder you keep on receiving more and more awards! Now, off to the story!

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    1. Thanks a lot Sandhya for those kind words and I hope I would write even better!

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  10. Wonderfully written. They are the most precious and memorable years as our character gets shaped in those years. It starts give us bites of reality and we get to come and deal with the world first hand, away from the protective shells of our parents. :-)

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    1. Thanks Ashwini , and like always your few lines from you carry a lot of weight to add more value to my small post:)

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  11. I am off to check your post rahul!! Have a great day!

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  12. Congratulations! Rahul. Your writing is very interesting so I appreciate them. I also think blogfriends in the world enrich me.
    Have a nice week!

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    1. Thanks a lot Sarah and it is wonderful to have come across a blogger like you:)

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  13. One more to a long list of awards-congrats!!!!!!!
    You echo my own feelings about this new friend circle of bloggers-it is heartening.

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    1. Some blog minds think alike, Induji:) Thanks a lot!

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  14. I am blessed to have you all in my writing life. I agree with you that when one of you is missing I wonder if everything is okay with you all. And you deserved the award, Rahul.

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  15. A huge thanks Rachna for those very kind words! Blogging is perhaps the best thing that happened in my life:)

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    1. We are happy that you started blogging, Rahul. Glad we met through blogosphere.

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    2. I am happy that I met you in this world of blogs!

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  16. So true - blogging is a great community!

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  17. Wonderful post Rahul sir
    Well said and you are right when u mentioned that Teenage then to now is totally different :D with so much complexity in it Thanks to technology :D

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    1. Thanks Ramya, for finding time in a very busy schedule to read this post :) What you said about changes with time is true!

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  18. Hi Rahul, what a heartwarming dedication, its amazing the people we meet through blogging from all corners of the world. I just read your great guest post...it reminded me of my teen years not so long ago and how every new experience was a learning curve. Haha, I also cut many college classes to watch movies. I think I would have actually liked to live in a teenage age where there were no telephones and social media, hence much less complications. Well said!

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    1. Thanks a lot, Sam and it was heartening to know that you too consider mobiles and social media intrusive at least sometimes! I am sure you must be carrying on with a part of teenage fun even now:)

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    2. Thanks for your insightful comment, have a splendid weekend!

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    3. Thanks and wishing you the same!

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  19. Teenage is a very beautiful yet very difficult stage in everyones life. You are still a child in so many ways, yet already an adult in so many others. Nice post Rahul. Oops, Monday tests seem to be harsh ! :)

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    1. Thanks a lot Jaishree and so nice to see you back after a while! Since you too studied in BITS am sure weekly exams would have been there too but yes having every Monday was a spoil sport::)

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  20. Ah teenage! What a truly conflicting time that is. Loved your post! And congrats on all the awards!

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    1. True Rachna, a time of conflicts and lots of learning and first taste of independence:0 Thanks a lot!

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  21. Congratulations Rahul sir..:) You totally deserve all those blogger awards you have been honored with. I have been following your posts since quite sometime and I must agree there is always something new to learn and experience..:)
    Besides I also agree that the virtual world hasn't remained virtual anymore. in fact I think its become more real then how we have conventionally defined reality. :)

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    1. A big thanks, Jemina for so many nice words and it is indeed a pleasure to have a reader like you ! Blog world has now become a bigger extended family:)

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  22. Congratulations!!!!! And yes virtual world that blogging is ...is real to us. A sweet escape from the monotony that is life.

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    1. So true Red! It is indeed a sweet escape to pen thoughts of a dreamy world:)Thanks a lot for reading!

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  23. A lot of awards comes your way and you deserve every single bit of the appreciation Sir! :)

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  24. Thanks Binu, it is readers like you that make the difference:)

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  25. Sir, I hope everything is alright at your end.

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    1. All well, thank you Saru:) Hope you are enjoying your holidays in India!

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  26. hello sirji.how r u? sorry I could not be in touch for sometime..am gearing up for am important, happy family event in feb..dear blog friends like you are always in my mind..thanks for all the encouragement:)

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    1. Thanks Ramesh, all well at my end!Hope you have a nice time with family and friends on the event. Best wishes !!

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  27. Very true Rahul. It is so nice to connect with people from all around the world.
    www.thoughtsofpaps.com

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  28. It is such a pleasure to meet bloggers around the world and I was fortunate to meet you on last trip to Srilanka, Asamptha:)

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  29. Just dropping by to say hi and to THANK YOU for being a part of my FRUITFUL TWO YEARS!

    Cheers!

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    1. A pleasure indeed , Balut and wish you many more years of happy blogging!

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