Today, January 24, is National Compliment Day where it is set aside to shower compliments on, at least, five persons. According to http://mcg.metrocreativeconnection.com, compliments lift the spirit of the giver and provide a quick et easy way to cement bonds in a positive way with those we come into contact with. It dispels loneliness and forges bond.
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It’s a day where I am blogging exclusively to shower compliments on at least five people whose works I admire and with whom I have a strong connect. These souls give me good vibes and it’s an honor to read them. I have never met some of them personally and most are my friends on Facebook, with whom I have an emotional and soulful connection. Over the months, we have connected, the bond has strengthened with time. I admit that there are more than five souls whom I admire a lot and it’s a tough task to list all. I apologize to all those whose names I have omitted. Trust me, it’s a strenuous task.
For the National Compliment Day, here are five names that I have decided to shower praise on. Complimenting someone is very healthy and it lifts one’s spirit and please accept my appreciation.
1. Sakshi Nanda
What an honor it is to shower praise and compliments on Sakshi Nanda (www.sakshinanda.com) and the lady is a brand in excellence. One just have to read Sakshi’s posts and your writing skills will automatically improve. There are many times when I face writer’s block and I just hop on Sakshi’s blog to get inspiration to write. Where do you get such inspiration, Sakshi? She’s one lady who has an amazing sense of humor and check her FB updates and blog for that. I am simply in awe of Sakshi.
2. Soumya Vilekar
An accomplished poet, book writer and blogger, Soumya Vilekar is based in Dubai and I had the honor to do a review of her latest book, ‘Suroor of the Soul’ that was recently launched in Delhi. Soumya is a very dear friend of mine and I am in awe of the poems that she churns out so effortlessly. Soumya blogs at her personal space, http://soumyav.wordpress.com, and what you waiting for to say hi to her. She is simply amazing.
3. Kajal Kapur
The lady who just celebrated her birthday runs http://myriadrainbowhues.wordpress.com where she blogs about almost everything and is a huge and self-confessed fan of Hindi movies and, of course, Salman Khan. What more can one say about Kajal? Words fail me to express my pleasure at reading her work and what’s more she has also started another blog for her love for movies, http://moviemassala.com. In one word, sheer pleasure to read you, Kajal.
4. Zinal Bhadra
Zinal blogs at zinalbhadra.wordpress.com and she is a very good friend of mine with whom I can be myself. Well! We’ve never met each other and we connected so strongly through appreciating each other’s blogs. She is an amazing blogger whose work I am in awe where she makes everything she writes so beautiful and glamorous. She has the power to make the simple posts so attractive and beautiful. Kudos to the lady who also penned a book, ‘She is not an MBA.’
5. Anuja Rathi Singh
Anuja was my class mate at Fergusson College and is a very accomplished person as well as trained psychologist in Pune. She blogs at Life (anujarathi.blogspot.com) and she is the first blogger whom I started reading and following since 2008. Her posts are a big WoW and is such an effortless blogger, who churns so many amazing stuffs. It’s an education to read Anuja and her posts based on her observations of things.
Honestly, I don’t think that National Compliment Day can be complete without mentioning the names and works of other blogger friends. One name that come to my mind is Revathi (http://haathitime.com) whose work I admire a lot. She is an effortless blogger and an inspiration. Her posts are simply awesome and I am a huge fan of her’s. I am also huge fan of http://pepperedthoughts.wordpress.com who has a very cute blog and who writes beautiful and cute stuffs as well as Sneha Bhat who blogs at Rendez Vous (http://snehabhatsepo.blogspot.com). I have known both ladies through the blog for the past three years and they are very special to me. There is also the wonderful Tazein, a very strong but gentle soul, who has been through so much life and finds joy in making her friends feel special. Do visit her at http://transcendingbordersblog.wordpress.com.
I need to mention other bloggers such as Shilpa Garg (shilpagarg.com), Richa Singh who writes beautiful novellas at subzeroricha.blogspot.com, Corinne Rodrigues, the brain behind writetribe.com and for whom motivating lazy writers like me to write is a great fulfillment . She blogs at http://everydaygyaan.com. Words of mention to my friends Kathy Combes (http://gigglingtruckerswife.blogspot.com), Alastair (http://kattermonran.com), Jairam (mahabore.wordpress.com), Hrishikesh Bawa (http://andiwrite.com), Jensy Georges (http://jensysg21.wordpress.com) and the super cute& dear friend Aditi Mittal (http://ethicalhedonism.wordpress.com). A big shout out to my courageous friend, Sharmistha Basu, who fights her own battle everyday and keep rocking, Sharmi (http://sharmishthabasu.wordpress.com).
Gosh! What an exhaustive list! Let me confess that it’s not a complete list and next time, hope they come up with a list of 25 to 30 people so that I can write bout my favorite bloggers.
Lotsa love, friends, and keep rocking.