Tag you very much

I got tagged. Twice. This whole tagging business reminds me of this game we used to play back in Vidya Mandir in 1988. When teachers used to finish their syllabus early, we would have a few free classes, and if the play ground was occupied, they would ask us to play something called “Memory”. It involved kids, in sequence, remembering words (perhaps animal names) that others said before them, and then adding a new word of their own to the increasingly unwieldy menagerie. There would be occasional show-off (the ones whose parents could afford to buy them a “World Book Encyclopaedia” or “Childcraft”) who would add “Quetzalcoatl” to the list, but little did they realize that it was the innocuous “dog” or “cat” that people would forget simply because they are so non-descript.

Hold on. Where was I? Ah yes. I got tagged twice and I am told that if I did not respond before a third time, the ravens in Besant Nagar would poke my eyes out (after breaking my spectacles first, of course).

Desigirl and Sharanya have graciously given me (a rather Italian sounding) award called (drums roll…)

When I first saw the logo, I thought it was a Telugu ad by an ink manufacturing company hoping to gain some cred in the blogosphere by sponsoring an award of some sort. Bril ante Weblog.

And just when I was about to pawn the pixellated, multihued diamond at the local Chaman Lal Pawn shop to get myself some cash to go buy games for the Nintendo Wii, I was told that I am supposed to pass the honour on to 7 of my favourite blogs, because the rules state

The Brilliant Weblog award is a prize given to sites and blogs that are smart and brilliant both in their content and their design. The purpose of the prize is to promote as many blogs as possible in the blogosphere.

So here we go. My 7 favourite blogs (not in any particular order)

Baby Vaijayanti and Puppy Manohar – Leave your disbelief at the door. Next to the footwear.

Bengalooru Banter – If blogs were mallu playback singers, his would be Yesudas. If they were Kannada superstars, his would be Rajkumar. If they were Tamil comedians, his would be Vadivel. Coincidentally, he is a bit of all the three himself.

Maami – Her blog is a lesson in how to craft posts. Beautifully written prose that we get to read for free instead of paying Rs. 395 at Landmark.

Bengloori Girl in Denver – Entha funny

On being Tamizh and a Penn – a.k.a The Tambram Times of T-Nagar

Autobiography of an ordinary man – He often writes the funniest comments on my blog, but his posts are even funnier.

Son of Bosey – Not updated frequently enough for my taste, but funny nonetheless.

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  1. A well deserved “Brill ante” weblog, dude! I guess I’ve read some of the blogs you mentioned as your favourites, and a regular visitor on some of them.

    Waiting for your next music or cartoon related post. Until then, there are some old ones I haven’t read.

  2. Ashok Dude – have read most of pieces mentioned as your faves – none of them are half engrossing as your ones. There’s one advantage though, I dont worry my self on when I’ll let out this sharp squeal in office.

  3. This “Get one pixellated diamond, give to seven others” sounds like an experiment in communicable, ummm, social diseases rather than an honor. It has pyramid scheme written all over it. The geometric progression of 1, 7, 49, 343,…. means that latter day tagees are going to be left holding the pixellated diamond with no one to pass the parcel to.

  4. A VM alumni, nice! just curious, when did you graduate from there?

    i’ve read a few blogs of late who recd this award, but your intro was by far the best!! a telugu ink manufacturer?????only u can come up with such stuff!!

    recommended by you, surely adding these 7 blogs to my rss feed…

  5. Thanks, sir! or, as baby v would put it, Ah dhang you. My first impulse on getting this award was to execute three and a half reverse somersaults but I settled for some nice whisky. Now I’m off to nominate my seven….

    Cheers

  6. LOL @ a “Telugu ink manufacturer”!! Brill ante ide (This is Brill)! Brilliant! Mee srujanaatmakataku naa johaarulu! Meeru ee bahumati ki arhulu! If you need a transtlation – My salutations to your creativity! You deserve the award!
    Congratulations!!

    PS: Sometimes I don’t get your Tamil jokes though!

  7. ROTFL –> Telugu ink manufacturing company….

    Congrats ……….

    pssst pssst :- wat food did ur mother feed u for u to have such creativity…

    bless her….

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