The Personal Touch


Currently, I am in a good blogging space. Two blogging awards in the last two months are a major confidence. I am grateful for being nominated to the ‘Kennedy Award for Excellence’.

Before getting into my acceptance, I would like to list out the rules. So, without much ado; let’s dig in.

The Rules

The recipient may thank the person who has nominated them.

The recipient should post a photo of the award in their blog.

The recipient may nominate as many blogs for this award. (minimum five)

Following questions to be answered (You can change the questions as per your wish)


I would like to thank Darell Philip for nominating me for the award. His interests lie in the fields of literature, journalism and poetry. His blog truly reflects his interests and his book reviews cover a diverse range of issues. I would like you all to follow his blog:

Questions and Answers

Q. What lessons did you learn from the COVID-19 pandemic?

A. Opportunities can be found even during adversities. This pandemic brought a whole host of new opportunities for me. I got a chance to enhance my skill set. This brought in a whole new experience. I made my foray into the world of being a published writer. A magazine based out of Bhubaneshwar published an article I wrote. So, while the world has been reeling under the pandemic I have made most of the time on my hand.

Q. What values drive you?

A. To describe me in a nutshell, once I decide to do something, I ensure that I get it done. So perseverance, determination, belief and faith are the values that drive me.

Q. What is your favorite movie?

A. Favorites keep changing with me. My current favorite is ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’ starring Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone.

Q. Whom have you ever loved from your heart?

A. I love my grandfather the most. I continue to feel his void even today. And yes I do love ‘my family’ as well.

Q. Your dream in life.

A. It is quite simple. Be a successful journalist, have a loving and understanding partner and family and home.

My Nominations

  1. W. Wang’s World Commentary : link here
  2. Hena’s blog for paws: link here
  3. Be Inspired by GS : link here
  4. Vivid Expressions by Muralikrish : link here
  5. History Under Your Feet by Ratnakar Sadasyula : link here


  1. Hey Vijay, many congratulations again on receiving this award. You have a great blog site here so it was a pleasure to nominate you! I loved all the answers you gave to the questions particularly the last one where I too share your dream of wanting to be a journalist! Having like you been published in magazines and newspapers we are both in our way to that fulfilling that dream by God’s grace! Blessings, love and respect to you brother! πŸ˜€πŸ™πŸ’›πŸ‘ŠπŸŽ‰πŸ’ŸπŸ’―

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    1. Thanks Darell πŸ˜ƒ

      I wish you all the best on your journey of becoming a journalist ❀️ Hope you get published more in magazines and newspapers πŸ‘β­πŸ’―πŸ˜ƒ

      May you succeed in all your endeavours πŸ˜ƒ

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      1. Your welcome Vijay πŸ˜€

        Thank you bro. I wish you all the best in your pursuit of journalism too and have no doubts that you will make it based on what I see here on your blog site! πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸ’›πŸ’―


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