Two Blogging Awards From India

Liebster Award


I would like to say a big thank two wonderful bloggers from India, who have independently nominated me for the Liebster Award. Unfortunately, I’ve discovered that this particular award is meant for bloggers with under 200 followers but Sarah Potter Writes has 767 followers, which, sadly, means I’m not eligible to accept it.

So instead of writing a blog award post, what I’m going to do — by way of gratitude to my two nominators — is direct you to their blogs for a read.

First, I introduce you toΒ Keyur Panchal at his super cool blog, Keep Picturing.Β You can read his Liebster Award post here. Keyur is a traveller, photographer, experimental film maker and a gamer, who works for an eLearning company where he creates and develops 3D sets for educational games meant for kids. Also, he does the most amazing dancing, for which he wears traditional Indian costume. You can see him in action, swirling about, dressed in all his finery here.

Second, I introduce you to Swetank’s wonderful blog, Being Bett’r which is full of self-improvement tips for being a better person. You can read his Liebster Award post here. Swetank is blessed with incredible wisdom for someone so young. I’m not sure of his exact age, but I know he’s a student who, last year, asked me to recommend a cookery book to him that he could use when away from home without his mother to cook for him!

So here you are Swetank, I found my son’s old cookery book he used when fending for himself at university. It’s called Nosh for Students and there are various editions of it, depending upon your tastes, i.e. whether you prefer vegetarian or meat dishes. If you don’t eat a certain type of meat recommended in a particular recipe, it’s easy to substitute it for another meat. You can buy the different books from the series at Might I add, that recently I’ve tried some of the recipes and am finding them easy to cook, tasty to eat, and the ingredients cheap to buy. Enjoy πŸ™‚

Author: Sarah Potter Writes

Sarah is a British eccentric who writes offbeat fiction, haiku and tanka poetry. When stuck for words, she sketches or paints instead. She's into nature conservation, sustainability, gardening, dogs, natural health, and reading. Her sociability is something that happens in short bursts with long breathing spaces in between.

13 thoughts on “Two Blogging Awards From India”

    1. I think my son mostly lived on baked beans, strong cheddar cheese, toast, and oranges. But on Sundays he and his housemates clubbed together to cook a roast. He did use his cookbook occasionally, too!


  1. How lovely, and many congratulations on your well deserved awards Sarah! Thanks too for the link, both look very interesting. I remember my boys having a similar book when they were at university, can’t remember the name, but whether or not they actually used it, I’m not so sure! Thankfully they both cook pretty darn well now, bless πŸ™‚ Hope you had a lovely weekend and good week to come πŸ™‚

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    1. Thank you, Sherri πŸ™‚ My son’s complaint about this cookery book was that the timings for preparing the meals were rather conservative. I have to agree, after the spicy risotto that I cooked on Saturday took twice as long as it said in the book.Mister tried (unsuccessfully) to look lean and hungry whilst waiting for his overdue supper! My son came home this weekend, so I was a happy mum πŸ˜€

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  2. Sorry For the delay Sarah, You just deserve it!! my friend Thanks you for finding the book for me.. I am just now going to check it after this comment and hopefully get it. Well, being a science student I love experiments and cooking is just another skill I am definitely learning. Thank you so much once again. Congratulations for the lovely awards!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

    Be Bettr, Stay Bettr! πŸ™‚

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    1. Clever Swetank. Which science (or sciences) are you studying? At school, I was useless at physics and chemistry, but okay with Biology. Although my best grades were in the Humanities and Arts i.e. English, Creative Writing, Music & Theology.
      Let me know what you think of the cookery book. You might also like to look at some of Delia Smith’s books that teach you how to cook.

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      1. I am completing my high school currently, which I guess will be done in 2 months or so.. soon then I will be doing my further college studies .. I love Electronics and Computer Engineering. Thinking to pursue complete my graduate with it.

        Well, after science and technology (I almost a type of geeky and mix of nerd πŸ˜‰ ) I love painting and drawing.

        My friends call me philosopher ‘I guess, they think I can solve almost every problem’ which I especially don’t understand how I do that!

        This particularly reason I started Being Bettr, to help, improve and inspire lives. I will be continuing to do so..

        I am a computer designer not certified or done any course on it. I am just self taught. I just love it!

        As of cooking I love it too!! I do know few basics .. As I don’t stop learning from the world around me. I had managed to cook noodles, tea, chapati and few others. For the cookery book you recommended, first of all thank you again so much for it. I am planning to buy it soon after my exams. Which I guess will be completed within a month or two.

        I guess Delia Smith’s books aren’t available to India and shipping it straight from overseas will not be affordable for me. (I am nowadays bit tight with my school expenses)

        As for my blog I am planning to add a donation button. As I am a non-profit blogger and unemployed (currently) and a tip for a coffee or a sci-fi novel for me would be very much helpful. Will it be good for me to ask for support?

        Talk soon! πŸ™‚ Swetank.
        Be Bettr, Stay Bettr!

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      2. You are very clever, Swetank, to teach yourself computer design. How wonderful to be so motivated and to know exactly what you want to study. Also, great that you paint and draw, too. Perhaps you could scan some of your pictures and display them on your blog. I would love to see them. What do you enjoy painting most? I used to do quite a lot of painting and drawing when younger, but then got into writing and music, which meant I didn’t have so much time for art anymore. My paintings were of flowers and of alien landscapes, and my drawings were portraits. If I self-publish one of my novels, I may have a go at designing the cover, so that old paintbrush of mine might come out again.
        I don’t know if Delia Smith’s books are available in India. They might be — maybe you could find a second-hand one that has belonged to an English person living in India. You never know.
        I’m not quite sure how the donation button works on a blog. I thought they were there to raise money for the blog owner’s favourite charity or cause, but I’m not sure. Maybe you can raise money for yourself, too. Some people are a bit funny about being asked for money. If you’re very clever with computers, why don’t you find some people who are useless with computers and offer to teach them the basics for a fee? That would earn you some money. You would not believe how hopeless some people are on the computer — there are things you and I might take for granted as simple bits of knowledge, but they find really difficult. Just an idea.
        All the best,
        Sarah πŸ™‚


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