The Versatile Blogger Award!!!

Hello everyone! I know I haven’t been posting much but I have exams going on which will finish this Tuesday (Finally!!). Meanwhile I’ve been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award by the lovely Ally Mare from Write Ally! Write! Do check out this awesome blog of beautiful poems and haikus. And thank you so much for the nomination. Receiving awards always mean so much to me. 

Moving on, the RULES are:

  • Display the award on your blog.
  • Thank the blogger that nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Share 7 facts about yourself.
  • Nominate 10 bloggers for the award and provide links to their blog.

So here are 7 FACTS about me:

  1. I’m currently in my final year of school. (Finals are going on)
  2. I’m a huge potterhead and marvel fan. (Along with quite a lot of other fandoms)
  3. On a related note, I’m a Hufflepuff and my favorite superhero happens to be Iron man. 
  4. I’m an Aries. (Birthday in a few days eek!)
  5. I can get emotional quickly.
  6.  I don’t have a very large group of friends but I’m very close with the ones I have.
  7. I don’t use makeup. 

    Here are my NOMINATIONS: 

    1. The Stylish Dreamer
    2. My Independent Wings
    3. Recipe that’s Easy
    4. My Bookish Life
    5. Writing With Style
    6. Writings to Heaven
    7. A Word of Substance 
    8. 50shad3s0fjay

      I know it says 10… But I’m 2 short… Oops😳

      Anyway to my nominees, I know that you may have received this award a zillion times but please let me know if you decide to do this! 

      Untill next time! 



      The Black Cat Blue Sea Award!

      Hello everyone! I was nominated for the Black Cat Blue Sea Award by the amazing trainofthought from My Bookish Life. Thank you sooo much for that! I was getting a bit demotivated to blog and this award definitely helped boost my confidence. trainofthought is quite popular so if you haven’t come across her blog yet please do check it out! 

      The rules:

      • Anybody nominated can nominate eight other bloggers
      • The nominee answers questions posted by the nominator 
      • The questions you ask while nominating can be any three questions
      • If any of the questions asked are offensive or the nominee simple does not want to answer, the nominee does not have to answer them to get the award.

      Onto answering her questions:

      1. What is your favorite food?

      Chocolate is not a food so that means I can’t say that. 😝 I’d say chicken biriyani (like many keralites) is my favorite food!

      2. When did you start blogging? 

      Last march (towards the end) right after finishing my 11th grade exams! 

      3. Worst crime you’ve committed?

      Crime? Well I haven’t exactly committed any law breaking crimes… I’m not exactly sure how to answer this so I think I’ll leave it at that…

      My questions:

      1. What’s your favorite season and why?

      2. What’s your opinion on Trump winning the election? (If you don’t have any particular opinion you can answer it that way)

      3. A stereotype that annoys you the most?

      My nominees:

        So once again thank you so much to trainofthought for nominating me! And to my nominees, please let me know if you accept the award. I’d love to read your post.

        Thanks for stopping by. Until next time!

        ~Sithara ⭐

        Respect Award!!

        Hey guys! First of all let me apologize for not posting the past week. I really did want to post, I did have ideas and all… But I’ve just been so busy this week! My +1 results came out last Wednesday *gasp!*. I have alright marks (5A+’s and 1A). My cousin and grandfather had birthdays last week and I was also busy with school work. I realise that these are poor excuses, but I still owe all you wonderful people who read what I write an explanation…

        Enough of the lame excuses! Getting on to writing about this wonderful award I’ve received from trainofthought (you should definitely check out her awesome blog ‘My Booky Life‘ for tips on writing and blogging, books reviews and lots more!). It was such a pleasant surprise receiving this award. It means so much to me to know that I’ve earned someone’s respect!

        The rules are simple. Just answer the questions and place the above picture in your post.

        1. What is respect and what does it mean to you?

        For me respect is something to be earned. I think earning someone’s respect is very hard and it’s irreplaceable once it’s been lost. I think we respect someone when we see that they’ve done something that we ourselves thought was impossibe. Respect is not something that is just given away like it’s something we don’t have a use for anymore. It is given with feelings and emotions that touch the heart. For me respect earnt is one of the best treasures of life.

        2. Who do you respect the most?

        My parents. They are strong people ready to face any hardship in life. They have overcome so many difficulties. They have made me who I am today. They have taken care of me, given me everything I’ve ever needed, sacrificed so much for me and loved me unconditionally. So for me they are definitely who I respect the most.

        3. Which bloggers have earned your respect?

        So here, in no particular order, are the bloggers whom I respect for their various talents.

        • ItsJerrod :- He’s only 14 but he has such a great blog and also started a group blog named The Artistics. When I was 14 I was pretty much sitting around doing nothing.
        • Zwain Movie Reviews :- As the name implies it’s a blog for movie reviews. I respect this blogger because of the way he can write so many good reviews. I can only barely write 2 posts a week! 
        • The Purple Splash :- This blogger’s posts present current issues in our society in such a different and unique manner (I have always wanted to write like that) and all the other posts are pretty great too!

        So that’s it! Receiving awards mean a whole lot to me so once more a million thanks to trainofthought for nominating me! 

        Untill next time!

        ~Sithara ⭐️

        Liebster Award – Again??

        Yayy! I got the Liebster award for a second time! A million thanks to trainofthought from  MyBookyLife for nominating me! You guys should really check out her awesome blog. It’s also a must-read blog for all the book lovers out there.

        Here are the rules:

        1. Acknowledge the Person who nominated you and display the award.

        2. Answer eleven questions that the blogger gives you.

        3. Give eleven random facts about yourself.

        4. Nominate 11 blogs who you think deserve it

        5. Let the bloggers know you’ve nominated them.

        6. Give your eleven question to the nominees.

        On to answering the questions: 

        1.What makes you smile

        Lots of things make me smile. A new book, fun moments with friends, joking with my parents, seeing a kitten, the smell of soil after rain, singing, hearing my favourite song unexpectedly on the radio… There are so many things that make me smile and these are just some of them! 

        2.Why did you start blogging

        I had mentioned this in my previous post when I got the Liebster Award. I actually started blogging to improve my writing skills so that I could persue a career in writing in my future. 

        3.If you had any superpower what would it be?

        If I had a superpower it would be the power to heal others, be it physically, mentally or emotionally.  I’ve always wondered about this but I found my answer only recently. My cousin was in an accident and had some injuries (nothing very major, thank goodness), and at that time I had sincerely wished that I could do something to make him better. So yeah that’s the power I’d want to have.

        4.Favourite Tv show?

        I have lots of TV shows that I love. I can’t just pick one favourite… I’d say Masterchef Australia, The Mentalist and House are among my most favourites. 

        5.Favourite book?

        This is also something that I can’t pick any one of. The Fault In Our Stars is definitely one of my favourites. I love the Harry Potter series and the Percy Jackon series. To Kill A Mockingbird and Go Set A Watchman are also some of my other favourites.


        Reading, blogging, singing and writing.

        7.Last thing you ate?

        A garlic chicken roll! Hehe…

        8.Pet Peeves?

        I have lots of them and I had done a post about that (not so) recently. So check out my pet peeves here.

        9.One word to describe you?

        Um.. I’m not really sure about this but uh… Introvertish maybe?

        10.If you could change your appearance, what would you change?

        I would make my hair a bit thicker. 

        11.Do you think yourself a good person? Why or Why not?

        Um.. Well that’s a tough one… I don’t really know if I’m a good person. I think I am one maybe… And I will try my very best to become a much better person.

        Here are 11 facts about myself:

        1. I love to read.
        2. I’m an Aries.
        3. Chocolate is my favourite thing to eat. 
        4. On a related note, I collect chocolate wrappers. (Is that weird?)
        5. Christmas is my favourite festival.
        6. I’m really lousy at algebra and trigonometry.
        7. I quite like statistics and geometry. (Why am I talking about math here??)
        8. I’d like a career in writing or literature.
        9. On a related note, I would also like to start my own business.
        10. I have a not-that-good handwriting.
        11. I like to sing (although I won’t claim that I’m a good singer or anything).

        My nominees:

        1. Zwain Movie Reviews
        2. Sensiblewizard
        3. hopetalking
        4. Color in Pink
        5. Consumed By Words
        6. The Secret Handbook 4 Teens
        7. Where my 7 dreams grow
        8. esraordinary
        9. snugglethisfez
        10. Lavender Life
        11. Petal On The Wall

        Questions for my nominees:

        1. Your favourite season.
        2. Your favourite festival.
        3. Your views on feminism.
        4. A change you’d like to bring about in this world.
        5. Your biggest achievement.
        6. Something that you regret not doing.
        7. Did you ever have a pet? (If so what? If not what would you like to have?)
        8. Introvert or extrovert?
        9. Something you’d rather be doing now?
        10. Do you play any musical instruments?
        11. What are your views on politics?

        Hope you’ve liked this post and have a great month ahead!

        ~Sithara ⭐️ 

        P.S: It’s been a month since I’ve been nominated for the award. Sorry for not putting this up earlier. Once again thank you to trainofthought for nominating me!

            OMG! My first award nomination!!! 

            This was a very very pleasant surprise! I got nominated for the Liebster Award!! First of all, my heartfelt and sincere thanks to Gibole for nominating me! I never expected something like this. In fact I didn’t even know about blogging awards before this. So once again thank you! You can check out Gibole’s awesome blog at theworldofgibolenatale!

            Now on to the questions!

            1. How long did it take you to make your decision to start blogging?

            It was a very spontaneous decision for me. My father and I were talking about career options for me in the future one morning, and we were talking about a degree in English Literature and a job relating to writing. So my dad asked a guy he knew who worked in the writing field about this and he said that to be sucessful in this field I should have good creative writing skills, and the best way to develop that is to start a blog. And so I thought about it for a day and decided that I was gonna start a blog. So I made one the very next day, and now here I am!

            2. What is your favourite memory?

            I have lots of memories that I treasure and I really can’t pick a favourite. But one of my most fondest memories is of my 13th birthday. I had a really great time and all my family came over. So yeah, it’s a great memory.

            3. If you had three wishes what would they be?

            • To be sucessful in life.
            • To be financially stable so I can provide for my parents an even better life than they have given me. (And my parents have provided me with whatever I have ever needed).
            • To have all my loved ones with me and be happy.

            4. What are your hobbies?

            Reading (a lot), singing, listening to music and of course blogging are some of my hobbies.

            5. What do you enjoy about blogging?

            I mostly enjoy the writing part. Its great to just write to express my thoughts and not for some boring assignment for school! 

            6. Who is your favourite blogger? (from any social platform)

            I haven’t seen enough blogs to decide yet but right now my favourite is Jerrod from itsjerrod.

            7. Name three places you would love to travel?

            I would love to go England, America and Australia.

            8. How did you come up with the name of your blog?

            Mostly I just sat in front of the screen and thought a lot about a great name. I did try searching google for ways to find good names but none of those worked for me. Then suddenly I came up with ‘musings of a mind’ but that was too common and my dad suggested adding an adjective to describe ‘mind’. And so after going through a lot of words I finally settled for ‘mellow’. So there it is! My blog’s name: Musings Of A Mellow Mind!

            9. How would you describe your life? Only use three words.

            Fun, happy and comfortable.

            10. What is your style icon?

            I don’t think I really have a style icon!

            Moving on to nominations!

            The bloggers I would like to nominate:

            My questions for my nominees 

            1. Which is your favourite book?

            2. Describe yourself in a sentence.

            3. What do you do? (Working, studying etc.)

            4. Name one of yours traits that you are proud of.

            5. Do you belong to any fandom? If so which ones and why?

            6. Why did you start this blog?

            7.What are your goals for your blog? 

            8. If you could be anyone in the world for one day who would you be and why?

            9. Good old paper and pen or typing away, which would you choose?

            10. Who/what is your inspiration for writing?

            The Rules:

            -Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog

            -Upload a Liebster Award badge to your post

            -Nominate up to 10 new bloggers

            -Answer the 10 questions the person who nominated you asked you

            -Notify the bloggers you have nominated by leaving them a comment on their blog

            -Create 10 new questions to ask the bloggers you nominate

            So that’s it. Bye! Untill next time!

            ~Sithara ⭐️