Tuesday, April 2, 2013


Sometimes as i reflect  back on life, it seems to be a sum total of memories. and milestones. Two kinds of memories are deeply etched in our minds - the ones that gave us the deepest pain and the ones that they gave us the maximum joy.  And thrown in between are the fun filled ,easy- times-laid back memories of days spent letting life pass by without much drama in life.

Some of the memories  are part of important milestones in life. These milestones quite often are reasons to celebrate life.  Pretty much  like festivals.

Three years ago i ventured into the world of Blogging totally oblivious of the journey i was embarking  upon.  One post, and i had made my entry into  Blogosphere.

Today, April 2, 2013 is the  third  Blogversary of  DAFFODILS.

Blogging opened up a whole new world to me.  It not only honed my writing skills but became a means to go down memory lane, freeze moments lived in the past and became an outlet for not just sharing  my thoughts but a tool for  sharpening my thought process.

The Blogging  journey of the past three years was made possible due to many  factors.

First and foremost thanks to the readers who kept the fire burning in my heart.  Without an audience there would be no Blog.  The comments and the page views indeed warmed my heart, and shall always contine to inspire a post.

Secondly,  the toast goes to my fellow bloggers.  The have enriched my life.  Made blogging so interesting.  Meeting Bloggers in real life is the ultimate reward of being a Blogger.

Thirdly, a special mention about   Indiblogger.  You deserve a special recognition for taking Blogging beyond being a writing platform.  One after the other, your painstakingly theme/ based Indiblogger meets kept getting better and better each time. The last one on International women's Day at the British council was the most liberating and spectacular of all the meets i have attended so far. To have Priya Paul, Rahul Bose, Anoushka Shankar and the rock Band Swarathma all under one roof was a feat no doubt   And that was not all. The meet offered so much more. Thank you Indiblogger!

Fourthly, Blogging has made it possible for me to become a published author.  My Travelogue BARFANI BABA, To Amarnath Happily, besides being  an immensely fulfilling personal experience, was a source of appreciation by  the readers.

 Thanks to Blogging, i look forward  to more  writing in the future.

Today, co incidentally also happens to be Sixth World Autism Awareness Day.

 Last winter i had attended a winter Carnival organized by TAMANA, a well known NGO run by Dr Shyama Chona, and blogged about it.

 You can read about TAMANA and the carnival HERE.

Keep coming back to DAFFODILS.  Keep inspiring me! :) :)


  1. Happy third blogoversary, Aabha! Quite an achievement and looking forward to many more milestone achievements for you and your blog!
    Cheers :)

    1. Thank you so much Shilpa. Coming from you it means a lot indeed. I still remember the first time i saw the Indiblogger website i saw your pica amongst others in the "mas no of blog posts" category. I had just started my Blogging journey and was so happy when you accepted my friend request.

      Blogging for me is synonyms with a few people and YOU are one of those few :)

  2. Happy Blogiversary. I had my 5th Blogiversary on 31st March. Hasn't life changed since we started blogging?

    Lazy Pineapple

  3. Congratulations Vinita on your 5th Blogversary. Thank you so much for the wishes.

    Yes Blogging has made it possible for me to connect and meet so many wonderful people i would never have otherwise met in real life.

    it is indeed something unique and fruitful :)

  4. Hi,
    My best wishes.
    Though I joined the club late,the posts I have read are excellent.
    Am sure,we will get to read good posts all the way to next birthday.
    Take care

    1. Thank you so much BK Sir.

      You inspire me to live up to your expectations and beyond :)

  5. It's such a heart warming read and being published is like the ultimate toast. Congrats on completing 3 years and for your book.

    1. Dear Saru, your comments and appreciation all the way from far far US always warm my heart.

      Thank you. Yes, getting published was like a toast. I hope to embark on this journey :)