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).
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.