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40 nosey questions answered. (a tag)

Shimmer tagged me. Earlier Jyotiajay had tagged me with the same tag. One tag and I feel uneasy. Two tags and it becomes difficult to breathe till I get it off my chest :-) 

So here goes (you asked for it, you got it!) :-)

1.What is your current Obsession?

Human Portraiture--and I must add I am getting very good at it. (yeah humble me :-) ) You can view my portaits here.

2. What are you wearing today?

In what department? ;-)

3. What’s for dinner?
Something hot :-)

4. What’s the last thing you bought?

Artists Acrylic paints and they cost a small fortune. Well, that wasn't exactly the last thing I bought, but if I told you, you'd never believe it! :-)

5. What are you listening to right now?
Happy together—Turtles. 

6. What do you think about the person who tagged you?

Both are pretty young girls  cheeky enough to tag me :) .

7. If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished anywhere in the world, where would you like it to be? 

It would ideally be portable with wings, large enough to hold my books and my art stuff and small enough to hold my dreams,  so I could fly to wherever I wanted :-)

8. What are your must-have pieces for summer?

A great pedicure, nice perfume and perfect arms and legs :-) Oh yes--and a scrunchy too to tie up my hair in a pony tail and my sun glasses.

9. If you could go anywhere in the world for the next hour, where would you go?
Into that place between black and white, into that unexplored area inside my head,  into that space where souls dwell. But since I can't, I think I will go into my children's room and watch them sleeping-- The feeling redefines the word contentment!

10. Which language do you want to learn?
Unspoken language of two minds in perfect sync and the sparkle in the eyes when you see true love.

11. What’s your favourite quote?

Quotes I like are too many to list. Let me share my favourite poem instead..It is this 

12. Who do you want to meet right now?

Realio Trulio little pet dragon :-)

13. What is your favourite colour?

Used to be yellow. Now it is  probably black.

14. Give us 3 styling tips that work for you.

What do you think I am—Cosmo Mag? :-)

15. What is your dream job?

My present one—Author, Artist, Poet, Mom :-)

16. What’s your favorite magazine?

I read everything except Filmy mags.

17. If you had $100 now, what would you spend it on?

Only $ 100? This is just about 4000 Bucks..Too less!

18. What do you consider a fashion faux pas?

Oiled plaits with ribbons, Bangles and jhumkis with Jeans. Please!!

19. Who according to you is the most over-rated style icon?
All those crazy hags who go around telling people what to wear.

20. What kind of haircut do you prefer?

On whom? ;-)

21. What are you going to do after this?

Read and then really listen to  my characters in my second book book which will soon be complete. They talk to me, you know. They never go away. :-)

22. What are your favourite movies?
Too many to list. I LOVE movies.

23. What inspires you?
 Triumph of Human spirit over adversity

24. What do your friends call you most commonly?

Preeti, Prits, Ps. I cant tell you the other names ;-)

25. Would you prefer coffee or tea?

Any, but I love south Indian filter coffee

26. What do you do when you are feeling low or terribly depressed?

I write, I paint, I call up close friends.

27. What makes you go wild?

Ahem ahem—it should be who—not what :-) No—I aint telling.

28. Which other blogs do you love visiting?

Gillian’s, Nancy’s  and Suma’s. They  have something terrific almost all the time

29. Favorite Dessert/Sweet?

I hate sweets and desserts. I like bitter things :-) Not kidding!

30. How many tabs are turned on in ur browser right now?

31. Favorite Season?

32. If I come to your house now, what would u cook for me?

Would make lovely hot dosas—there is batter in the fridge.

33. What is the right way to avoid people who purposefully hurt you?
Is there a ‘right way’? Just chuck them out of your life. They are not worth your precious time.

34. What are you afraid of the most?

Of losing the ones I love.

35. When you looked at yourself in the mirror today, what was the first thing you thought?

I always think I look haunted.

36. What brings a smile on your face instantly?

My 2009 birthday memories.

37. A word that you say a lot?

My baby with an emphasis on my :-)

38. When was the last time you did something nice?

 I cook, I clean, I raise two kids, I blog, I paint, I write EVERY single day—and you ask me last time?!!

39. What would you do if you were made President of India for one day?

What powers does the President really have? I want to be Prime Minister.

40. Do you Know who Master SHIFU is?

Now I do. :-)

As per the tag I am supposed to tag eight people.
Here goes:

1. Meira

2. Suma

3. Gillian

4. Rayne 

5. Niall

6. Deepti

7. Sparkling

8. YOU!! (yeah you have read my answers and now you are tagged! Trapped! Caught ya!! If you don't have a blog, use my comment box!) 

What are you waiting for? Gimme those answers now! (ok, just kidding. If you do the tag I'll surely read)


  1. wat is the weird thing at the end of your post?

  2. What weird thing? Are you using IE?
    If anyone else sees any weird thing please let me know.It all seems fine to me.

  3. Did u put the webdings font towards the end delibrately????

    I dont think I can make my tag as interesting as I'll answer just 1 question
    If I come to your house now, what would u cook for me?
    Just let me know what u like to eat...and gimme a day's notice:-)).

    Thanks for the mention...I'm stuck for words:-).

  4. I'm guessing u put bullets for the names u linked for the tag & the whole last bit of ur post changed into webdings...chk it out

  5. Good one :) enjoyed all your answers.

    Invictus - have you watched the movie yet? I loved it....and the poem is one of my favorites as well.

    When is your second book releasing :)?

  6. U want to go to the space that souls dwell?? :O aren't u scared?

    Half of the questions u cheekily managed to not answer, smarty ;) ;) ;)

  7. Shruti: What is to be scared? At least I can speak to my dad and grandma :(

    Shachi: Thanks! Havent yet eatched Invictus. 2nd book--80% done..Not sure of when it will be out. Will surely keep u posted.

    Reflections: i think its ok now right? If i come to your house I want appam stew :)

  8. Nice Tag!!

    Thanks for sharing the beautiful poem...loved it!!

  9. @PS: Would you draw my portrait too please please pretty please??
    Uh your definition of fashion faux pas would fit me perfectly :D

  10. Journalost: Are u commissioning me? :-) And you wear jhumkis with jeans?

    Sundari:Thanks :)Yes--poem is indeed an amazing one.If you search on you tube you will get different people including the poet reciting it.

  11. thks preeti,answer to the 10 quesn is very preety.

  12. Wow! Catching up after a long time with blogs only to find that you have tagged all your readers. At least it gives me something to blog about :)

  13. You're THE mistress of tags! Honestly!
    There is always s'thing new to read in every tag of yours :)
    I can't stop laughing reading the fashion faux! But bangles as an accessory on jeans is back big time! Especially when you ethnicise your whole outfit. I wear them and it really looks cool :)
    (please don't ostracize me from your blog :p)

    'Where souls dwell'? Really? - You sure have a strong heart.

    P.S: Pourquoi??? Pourquoi??? But I shall try to do it, I bet it won't come out so good :(

  14. I always love tags that are so full of life, and I loved yours :)

    "Unspoken language of two minds in perfect sync" -> Touché! The ONLY language that matters in fact. *Sigh*.

    "All those crazy hags..." -> Absolutely. I think the "what's in vogue" and the "Green is the new black" guys should be asked to shut up for a change.

    "Lovely hot dosas" -> I can almost hear that delicious sizzle of batter on the pan. Yum.

    "I always think I look haunted" -> Nope, absolutely not. You always look like those naughty little sprites that you get to read about. (Enid Blyton I guess?)

  15. Wow! lovely and the best tag I ever read, Preeti! Enjoyed reading every question. The fashion faux pas answer was hilarious! I love South Indian Filter coffee too..I have it here every starts my day!

  16. and oh!....loved the colored potrait no.26 too! Great work!

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  18. Hi Preeti I'm new to this blog but I enjoyed going through your art and writing. You are very talented.

  19. Nice tag and got a smile in my face on reading item 20 :-)
    And the current mood video song was coool ...

  20. I hesitated adding my comment as I don't want to do this Tag! I just finished one with a lot of difficulty. Sorries, I back out gracefully :)

    Had a lot of fun reading your answers. As someone said, you are the mistress of tags! You actually listen to the characters in your book..v interesting.

  21. You tactfully move around the questions that would lead to the best answers... LOL!

  22. Santulan: :-) I answered everything asked :-) What do you want to know? :-)

    Lostworld: heh heh --'Mistress of tags'- what a tag! Yes its ok if u dont do!

    Nandagopan: yes--the video was cool wasn't it?! A good friend sent it and i loved it too.

  23. Ariel: Welcome to my blog and thank you! :)

    Anel:Why boiling?Had a fight with her?:P

    Gayathri: AAAh! I am coming to your house! :) I rarely make it here as I am the only one who likes it. S makes my coffee in the morn and he does not like it much.

    Shika: Your blog was very interesting too! (yes I read but I lurked.Sorry!) :-)I agre completely about vogue types! :) And when a camera appears it is my standard smile (as S and my kids tease)--no matter what i am feeling I am auto programmed to grin :)

    Sparkling: Oh I dont mean that kind of ethnicising Jeans--if you have lived in chennai you'd know what I mean! :) and thanks :)Porquoi--coz I think you're a very interesting person :)

    Sruoloc: let me know when you have done it.I would surely read.

    Jyotiajay: :-) Only to 10? :-)

  24. Heyy preeti, I'm new to your blog and I've been reading some of your posts lately ..and I've really enjoyed reading your posts! :) You're witty, thoughtful and interesting! :) I'm looking forward to buying a copy of your book! :)

  25. hm.. interesting...
    the first thing that clicked in my mind reading your answers was an interview, then i went thru rave reviews of ur book n i wana book u when ur second book is out!! hope its gonna b soon.

  26. ha ha..interesting... loved your fashion faux pas..No offense intended, but being with mallu friends, its highly unavoidable to see oily hairs.. i would hugely disagree that $100 or 4000 bucks is a small amount... thats almost half my salary :) ;)

  27. Shantharam: :-)It's 62 pounds! It really is not enough to even buy a coat here which is essential because of harsh extreme climate.

    Farheen: I too want it out now! :)It's 80% done :)

    Anusha;Thank you so much :)Welcome to my blog. if you like my blog you would surely like my book as many of the old blog posts are adapted to suit the book.

  28. And if you can take out some time do drop in your suggestions at my attempts at fiction here at

  29. Hey Preeti,
    yes i agree questions are real nosey, but fun to solve...
    I tagged my self on this one and replied as a post on my blogpost.

    Cheers and have a nice week ahead..

  30. Hi...
    Great answers esp. fashion faux pas...hehehe..
    So u are tagging all of us who read your blog..interesting.... can i mail u my answers :))

  31. Reflections: I mean it--i might just land up in your house! I want to visit suma too.

    Rujuta: please do--will read :)

    Anish: seen and commented!

    Farheen: Somehow i hate reading fiction on a comp :P I dont mind reading blogs which are snippets of real life..

  32. I've picked up the tag :) - here it is:

  33. I love your answers! I'll play along next post. You make me laugh! xoxo

  34. How did I miss this? how did i miss this?!!!!

    hmmm...that must have been the time my parents and grand ma came a-visiting!

    i loved your answers, all of them, even the ones answered with a wink :)

  35. Oh and forgot to add, followed two people here who came to my blog from this space :) curiosity definitely drew this cat here :D

  36. i already did this tag on my blog...


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