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A Tag Is The Best Defense Thursday, 23 July, 2009

Posted by ~uh~™ in Blogging, Internet.
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Let me confess at the outset I am very bad in blog-socializing (or Socio-blogalizing or whatever you may call it).

I am pathetic in reciprocating to people who are kind to me. I do realize, when a fellow blogger marked me on a tag or mentions my blog in their posts, they actually have passed a big compliment. Few others have silently added me on their blogroll. Some people comes to my blog to comment. Most of them do that because either they like my blog or think I would come up with interesting stuff. But most important gesture is they think of me and believe I deserve to be tagged.

But I am miserable when it comes to reciprocation. I don’t  do the tag, I don’t recognize or circulate the award, I don’t list those things about me and don’t counter-tag other’s to keep the tag chain moving.

In short I am a Blog Black Hole (let’s call it Blogk Hole, sounds more technical). All chains abruptly end at my blog. My inaction also makes me seem like an arrogant egotist, un-social ungrateful hermit sitting inside my shell getting HOW (see right pane for definition of HOW).

All, because of my sheer unpardonable laziness which engulfs the mind and overshadows my social etiquettes, leaving me as an inert amoeboid.

I want to improve  my image. This is my first step.

So here I go, following the old saying A Tag is the Best Defense…..

Last Tag first.

The rules for this tag are as follows:

1. Link the person who tagged you

2. The display of award on your blog with these rules

3. Reply to the questions below

4. Tag 7 people deserving the award according to you

5. Come back to BLoGGiSTa iNFo CoRNeR (PLEASE DO NOT CHANGE THIS LINK) at http://bloggistame.blogspot.com/ and leave the URL of your Post in order for you/your Blog to be added to the Master List

My Answers:

1. The Person who tagged you : couchpapaya

2. His/her site’s url: http://couchpapaya.blogspot.com/

3. Date when you were tagged: 21 July 09

4. 7 people I choose to tag are

Wits n Nuts


le embrouille blogueur (He has already been awarded this, so I am adding one more in lieu of him)



Bhai on the Rocks


Zulu Spirit ( This guy haven’t started writing on his blog, which is everyone’s loss. Hope this motivates him to move his lazy ass )

Now moving to the next tag.

My very first Blog Award was presented by Wits ‘n’ Nuts in this post . I have proudly displayed the award on my widget pane now.

All awards invariablycome with rules. Here the rules are that, I should list 7 of my loves ( I interpret it as 7 of my favourite things and not the pictures from January to July in Kingfisher Calendar 2009 ) and pass it on to 7 favorite bloggers .

So here goes list of my Seven favourite things*-

Photography- Undoubtedly, this is my first love. I do not have any professional training , but have an indomitable urge to capture those special moments of life, immortal, in a frame. I am very possessive about my photographs and I have meticulously organized and preserved all my negatives, CDs and albums, which I keep browsing frequently. I don’t allow anyone to touch them as well.

Movies- Are beyond mere entertainment to me and I am passionate about the Art. I collect movies which I feel precious and I own more than 1000 titles including World, Hollywood, Bollywood and Bengali films. I have the entire set of Satyajit Ray and some rare old movies.

Driving- I have to drive 4 hours everyday, in thick city traffic. I have tried keeping drivers, but discovered that I am happier behind the wheel. I do crave for those long drives on open roads, which comes as a rarity in my life. But given a scope I believe I can tour the entire world on road.

Traveling- I guess most of us who loves photography loves traveling, for obvious reasons. My dream is to travel the world which would also satisfy my first and third love! I wish I could write better travelogues.

Music- Driving and music goes together. Without music life is incomplete.

Graphics- I wish graphics was my profession. I love that sharp, smart work of arts- from a simple logo to a poster, capturing that brilliant flash of creativity. I also love comics and graphic novels.

Food- I love ordering new dishes at new places with a new cocktail to go with, though after eating, am better at burping than writing about them. I can also cook stuff which can be eaten by others.

Gizmos/ gadgets- I am a sucker of radical product designs and new gizmos/ gadgets which offers  innovative shortcuts to an otherwise boring tiresome job.  I also come out with radical ideas ( e.g- I believe if something that today’s mobile phone lack, is a lighter) which I believe is damn practical .

Now the toughest part, to award my favourite bloggers. It is difficult for me to choose favorites from the blogs I read. For the same reason I do not display a blogroll too. As circular referencing is not allowed so no award for WitsnNuts.

However given a choice I have to include-

ROFL Indian– For outstanding humour, impeccable language and wide range of topics.

Whatsinaname– For writing on simple down to earth slice if life to make me nostalgic. She is hibernating presently.

Magicalsummer– For succulent accounts of au courant lifestyle, sensibilities in an enviable style of writing.

Lynn– Foir a very inspirational and poignant blog under the apparent colourful and informative posts.

Axw11– For a very detectable graphic art. his posts are few but style is distinguishable. He also  share similar passion for movies.

Brainstuck– My favourite place for dark humour cartoons.

NurseMyra– For unique research based adult humour, never fails to surprise/ shock me (warning- highly graphic adult content, unsafe for work)

I am yet to complete two more tags. Hope to do that soon, hang around.

* I have listed 8 things if you have noticed.



1. nursemyra - Thursday, 23 July, 2009

you and I love five of the same things 😉
~uh~: Hi Five on that 😉

2. le embrouille blogueur - Thursday, 23 July, 2009

Congratulations on the awards … thanks for awarding me … I have already been awarded on this one … so I cannot be awarded again …. it is very nice to know the real you via the points you mentioned …..the passion in all your interests is evident …. it is a treat to read your blog ….on the same note … would appreciate your feedback on the photographs on my latest post …..if you have the time from “flying” … !!
~uh~: Oh ! In that case I have to give the award to someone else deserving.
Thanks for the good words 🙂
I couldn’t see the video from office ( banned), so need to check again.

3. couchpapaya - Thursday, 23 July, 2009

thanks for not shoving my tag into the blogk hole 🙂
~uh~:You are within my event horizon 🙂

4. Lynn - Thursday, 23 July, 2009

wow, entertaining and edcational too! you have taught me things i didn’t know ~uh~. i didn’t know one should post their awards like that but it makes perfect sense to me. i got one from Yorksnbeans and i just stuck it back on the shelf someplace in my C:directory. i thin k i will get itout and brush it off for display on my site…. thanks for the tag though. …and to think i was just coming by because i am curious about your culture and you inform me of interesting things in your country…besides i think you happen to be a nice guy from what i know. see ya next time!
~uh~: Thanks for being a regular and the ‘cultural exchange’ 🙂

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6. Witsnnuts - Friday, 24 July, 2009

Thanks for the tag man !!

ROFL @Kingfisher Calender .
Can you take pains to send those calender snaps over mail 😉 ….

I’ll pass the tag soon 🙂

Cheerss 😀
~uh~: Good you caught the KF point, i was hoping that RI would do that for sure 🙂

7. Anshul - Friday, 24 July, 2009

You tagged me!

Don’t you know I am the Terminator. T-1000. I exterminate tags and I actually am – “an arrogant egotist, un-social ungrateful hermit sitting inside my shell ” except the egotist part, terminators weren’t programmed to be egotist.

Btw, thanks for tagging and congrats for the award. I would like to see some more comics featuring Da Kaddu. I like that guy.
~uh~: And I am am ET ( extraordinary tagger). I tag people who are untaggable 🙂
Thanks, I have some ideas on Da Kaddu- will pen down soon 🙂

8. Aditya - Friday, 24 July, 2009

thanks for the award…

I must be the only person to get an award for not doing anything and absolutely proud for that !

Will buy u a drink when we meet next time..

~uh~: Am sure you the first one to get an award w/o a blog.
But then where do you get zulu spirit ? 😉

9. whatsinaname - Friday, 24 July, 2009

oh thank you thank you! if not water atleast its raining awards for me 🙂
And heres wishing you many more to pass on to me!
Err do you have a comb by any chance? 😉
~uh~: Why only comb ? I have B-Tex lotion and Khujli Powder too 😉

10. axw11 - Friday, 24 July, 2009

Thanx for the kind words & tagging me….actually I got to know about this tagging thing just now…knowing myself it might be sometime before I pass on the tag…whenever my school hindi teacher used to say “Kal kare so aaj kar, aaj kare so ab….”, i was busy doodling….

btw, I will be having updates on sunday…..Njoy the weekend…and we want more da kaddu….actually rojmeri would be more preferable…
~uh~: So you want a daily doje of Rojmeri ? 😉

11. litterateuse - Monday, 27 July, 2009

Yay, on all those awards to you! 🙂 And thanks for the tag; will be sure to take it up sometime soon…

~uh~: Welcome hai g !

12. magicalsummer - Monday, 27 July, 2009

thanks pach 🙂 this is much appreciated! one more thing we have in common – i’m terrible at blog-socialising and tags too. but this i will pass on to 7 others
~uh~: My pleasure.
Please do something on your template which doesn’t allow me to comment.

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