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The Brilliante Blog Awards Ceremony

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Brilliante Blog Award

Greetings, ladies and gentlemen. I welcome you all to the Brilliante Blog Awards Ceremony.

I have never hosted any awards ceremony before, so I have no idea what to say. A few words on the awards history, maybe?

But first, please allow me some room for narcissism. (Yes, yet again — it’s a hat trick now.) You see, a blogger can host a Brilliante Blog Awards ceremony only if s/he has received one. Mahwash, of Assorted Mundanities, has very graciously awarded me with the said award. Here’s her announcement:

Saadat, for the topsy turvy and a very cool template.

Considering that her blog posts make a lot more sense than mine ever do, I am very, very honoured. Thank you, Mahwash.

Also, it will be unfair not to thank the talented photographer, Esther Groen. She probably doesn’t even know that an apples picture that she took (and then generously gave away as royalty free stock) has become almost the identity of this ulta seedha corner.

Coming back to the awards ceremony and its history then, here are the rules:

  1. The purpose of the prize is to promote as many blogs as possible in the blogosphere.
  2. When you receive the prize you must write a post showing it, together with the name of who has given it to you, and link them back.
  3. Choose a minimum of 7 blogs (or even more) that you find brilliant in their content or design.
  4. Show their names and links and leave them a comment informing they were prized with ‘Brilliante Weblog.’
  5. Show a picture of those who awarded you and those you give the prize (optional).
  6. And then we pass it on!

Here we go then, ladies and gentlemen. The Brilliante Blog Award goes to (in alphabetical order):

An enthusiastic round of applause for all of them!

Also, I wish I could include more names (and the rules do say that I can) in the above list. I couldn’t, because some of those names have already deleted their blogs, some have enabled password-protection, and some… well I just didn’t want to leave anyone out and make you read a huge list, so I forced myself to listing just seven bloggers. (It’s just like passing the tag, you don’t want to miss anyone!) Still, I appreciate each and every one of them, because they have always been sources of inspiration and learning for a dunce like me.

All right then, ladies and gentlemen, thank you for coming and attending the award ceremony. Take care of yourselves and enjoy the refreshments!


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Dinky Mind

Aug 28, 2008 at 11:57 am

Awww…me is flattered :)

Thankoo so much for giving me this award :) Waiting for more now :P

Dinky Mind

Aug 28, 2008 at 1:07 pm

Oh, I’ve got a new name for you. Siaasat bhai :D

Wah wah wah :D


Aug 28, 2008 at 1:18 pm



Aug 28, 2008 at 1:31 pm

Mubarkain ho barri :)

And u r becoming a quick poster now, Masha Allah =P

lolz @ siasat bhai =)


Aug 28, 2008 at 7:15 pm

Wow, hm, putting aside the glory of it all … it’s a tag that FORCES ‘the tagged’ to tag… you just couldn’t escape the third time … bingo!

Thanks for the award. It’s indeed a great honor. =D
And yet again, the DB of my site is down… I guess it’s time I got myself a better hosting service.


Aug 28, 2008 at 9:40 pm


Good ceremony. I need the food now.


Aug 29, 2008 at 9:28 am

Thank you. And no, I am not becoming a quick poster; it’s just a phase, and it will pass. :P

Third time’s a charm, they say! And the DB of your site is behaving… at least for now.

*bows* The food’s right there on the top. They are serving apples.

Dinky Mind

Aug 29, 2008 at 12:00 pm

Amazing! These apples never rot. They are ever-red! :D


Aug 29, 2008 at 1:49 pm

Plastic apples =P


Aug 29, 2008 at 3:14 pm

Dinky Mind,
And green!

Careful. Ms. Groen might be reading. :P


Aug 29, 2008 at 7:18 pm




Aug 29, 2008 at 8:29 pm

I ain’t no scrooge! Those are the most freshest apples you can find!


Aug 29, 2008 at 10:24 pm

Thanks a lot for the award, it really made my day . I went from a gloomy attitude to a light heart when I read your post! yes these apples are hugely attractive.


Aug 30, 2008 at 1:12 am

wow very nice
keep it up

n as for apples…..i stay away from ‘em


Aug 30, 2008 at 3:41 am

I totally dig the abbasnama blog, that guy writes funny as hell!


Aug 30, 2008 at 10:15 am

You’re a scrooge, scrooge, scrooge!! You are serving APPLES at an award ceremony!!

The likes of that I have never heard!


Aug 30, 2008 at 11:57 am

I agree, many congrats! This template is one of the best I’ve ever seen! And of course the great written content is worth reading all the time.


Aug 30, 2008 at 7:15 pm

congratulations to all the winners: )


Aug 30, 2008 at 9:46 pm

I am glad I could help you in getting rid of that gloomy mood. Just make sure to keep the Dingle Days coming for the fans.

Thank you!

Oh yes, he does.

Hello!! This place was named Ulta Seedha for a reason!! And I have never shared these apples before. Consider yourself lucky!

Thanks, man!

An ILLuS|On,
Congratulations, indeed!


Aug 31, 2008 at 1:24 am

You flatter me Chotey Bhai. Thank you for the award.

I am glad you and I agree on that part about command over words. Let the world differ – it is entitled to its wrong opinion(s). As are you, of course, when it comes to the best fruit in the world. Its a fruity sacrilege – thinking apples could ever be as good as Mangoes!

Ms. Groen, probably, never got around to tasting a Chaunsa – or she would have dedicated all her clicking efforts to one!

Dinky Mind

Sep 1, 2008 at 9:26 am

Lol @ Khawab’s “staying away from apples”. She has to!!! :P Right? :P


Sep 1, 2008 at 10:23 am

I myself like the look of your blog because it’s very innovation…not to mention the fact that apples look yummy :) plus you know how to write…


Sep 1, 2008 at 10:30 am

You render me speechless. But consider this, I have yet to come across a picture of four chaunsas that could match the freshness of these four apples. And probably I’ll never be able to spot one — I am too biased in favour of apples to notice!

Dinky Mind,
Right! :P


Sep 1, 2008 at 10:34 am

Thank you. :) (I should better be updating soon; or all these accolades will make me don a cape and fly away in the clouds.)

Dinky Mind

Sep 1, 2008 at 12:10 pm

Lol @ the thought of cahunsas :D Chanunsey ka season gone. How about cantaloupes? :P or those ever-green water melons? :P Think BIG! :D

Dinky Mind

Sep 1, 2008 at 12:12 pm

*chaunsas and chaunsey

So difficult to spell this cute type of aam! :/


*dandofies the keyboard*

Dinky Mind

Sep 1, 2008 at 4:33 pm


Sep 2, 2008 at 9:04 am

Dinky Mind,
Stop harassing the keyboard. :P And thank you for providing the link; I am indeed more flattered.

*looks around for his cape*


Sep 2, 2008 at 10:00 am

congrats to all winners :)


Sep 2, 2008 at 5:23 pm

Thank you, Raahbar!

Dinky Mind

Sep 4, 2008 at 8:42 am

After how many months should I open this page to see a new post? :(



Sep 4, 2008 at 10:16 am

Haha, don’t worry. An update is coming soon… probably this evening. It might be boring though. :P

Dinky Mind

Sep 4, 2008 at 1:19 pm

Masla nahi, ab to aadat ho gai hay :p

*runs away* :D


Sep 4, 2008 at 2:05 pm


I’m suddenly feeling so proud! :P


Sep 8, 2008 at 7:19 pm

hey thr! tht really is a cool ulta seedha template :p and proud u shud be. Even though i dont get the apples featuring on the blog, i love apples, these and otherwise and hence, u have appled ure way into my blog list. ;)

consider tht an accolade if u may.
write on.


Sep 8, 2008 at 9:02 pm

Ah, another apple lover! Welcome aboard, senora! And thank you, I am indeed considering it an accolade. :)

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Sep 17, 2008 at 10:55 am

Hehe This was really cute :D enjoyed the blog-award-ceremony :P

Congratulations 2 all winners and keep it up! :)


Sep 18, 2008 at 6:20 am

Thank you, BholiBhali. :)


Sep 24, 2008 at 9:05 pm

Asalaam o Alaikum,

Thanks alot brother :) , I know am late, balke Very Late, but how this Ramzan and all going you can simply read it on my blog :) , its full of memories of my dad, brother and all, but Award post, and few other tags are due, inshaAllah I will do it soon, :)

Thanks once again ;)
Take Cares, Allah Hafiz


Sep 25, 2008 at 11:24 am

Wa-alaikum-us-salam Ayesha,

You are welcome, behna. You deserve it. :)

And don’t worry about being late. I have been late in the past too… much more late, to be precise.

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Dec 13, 2008 at 12:56 am

Aww-congrats on the award!


Dec 13, 2008 at 2:54 pm

Thank you, hfm. :)

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