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The Indian Sweets’ Lover Award and The Cookie Lover Award!

Happy Makar Sankranti, guys!!

Hey Pals!! So, today is a popular Indian festival called Makar Sankranti…for more details just Google it, I’m kinda ahem, somewhere between lazy and tired 😶. On occasion of this festival, I’ll be doing The Indian Sweets’ Lover Award!!

I’m probably one of those people who will get diabetes when they grow up because I eat way too many sweets for my own good…but you can’t blame me, sweets are the best 😭🖐️. And Indian sweets are unbeatable!

I was nominated by Prashansa @ Reader’s Alcove (who is also the creator of the award), Rabhya @ Rab’s Bookish Planet, Srishti @ The Srishti Blog, and Dhriti @ The Tomboy Diaries. Thanks to all of them! The first three have awesome book blogs with great tags and reviews, and the fourth one is a younger blogger who writes some really cool poems! I was also tagged by Anjali @ Studio AD, a blog I recently discovered. Go check out these blogs, guys! Now, let’s get started!!

The Indian Sweets’ Lover Award

The Rules:

  • Thank the person/fellow Indian sweets’ lover who nominated you! (or whose blog you found out about this award through)
  • Answer the 5 Indian sweets-related questions and add one of your own!
  • Share some pictures of your all time favorite Indian sweets.
  • Nominate 5 or more bloggers who love Indian sweets and leave an open nomination for every Indian sweets’ lover around the world.

1: What are your top three favorite Indian sweets?

How dare you ask just three?! This is gonna be so hard, uff. Well, okay so I have Rasmalai, Malaipuri, Ghewar and malai chaap (yeah, these are four, sorry cannot choose 3). Oh and also, there is this really popular watermelon-shaped barfi that is often eaten at weddings- I love that too!

2: What’s an Indian sweet you haven’t tried yet but really want to?

Bold of you to assume that I have not tried a sweet. Just kidding, lemme think…hmm, I do not think that I have ever had Shahi Tukda before, so I would love to give it a shot.

3: Name one sweet which is traditionally made in your city/state (This was also Srishti’s question)

Oof, that would mean I would have to reveal my city. Without being explicit, I am just gonna say that the petha of my city is famous worldwide.

4: Which kind of ladoo is your favorite?

I think my favourite are besan ladoo, they always make me drool!

5: Have you ever tried a chocolate flavored Indian sweet? If yes, name it.

Yes, chocolate petha! It is very good, you will not be disappointed!

6: Dhriti’s question- What kind of Indian sweet are you?

I took this quiz to find out and I got Kaju Katli apparently…which is the one sweet I actually find kinda boring, but okay.

7: Rabhya’s Question-  One sweet that you can eat for the rest of your life?

Can I though? I think rasmalai because it is neither too sweet nor does it lack sweetness. And I would be content eating it daily, hehe.

Here is my question- What is your least favorite Indian sweet?

And here are the pictures of some cool Indian sweets!

So this is the famous jalebi 😃
This is malaipuri 🤩
And this is the watermelon-shaped barfi I was talking about 🤤
And these are a combination of various sweets *dies of hunger*

I nominate:

No pressure on y’all, only do the award if you can and want to.

  1. Mokshba di @ Happy Panda
  2. Sam @ Diary of a Dreamer
  3. Khushi and Kunjal @ Duo Disseminators
  4. Siya @The Dramatic Drama
  5. Shivi @ Shivictionary
  6. You!! If you love Indian sweets and want to try out this awesome award, go for it ‘coz I tag You!

The Cookie Lover Award

I was tagged for this a long time ago by Siran @ Far from perfect. She writes fabulous poems, guys, you need to check out her blog! Also Simran, you didn’t specify any questions so I just answered the ones that you answered, lol. Now, let’s do this!!

Also, I can’t figure out who the creator is, so sorry about that.

The Rules:

  • Thank the person/fellow cookie lover who nominated you! (or whose blog you found out about this award through)
  • Answer the cookie-related questions and add one of your own!
  • Share some pictures of cookies you adore! (can be pics you’ve taken or ones from online, just be sure to give credit where credit is due.)
  • Nominate 5 or more bloggers who love cookies and leave an open nomination for every cookie lover around the world!

1: What are your top three favorite types of cookies?

Chocolate-chip cookies for sure, then there are these biscuits called Dark Fantasy which are way too good for anyone’s good. And my sister made some at home once, I do not know what they are called but they rocked!

Fig rolls! They look so yum!!

A Dark Fantasy biscuit, hehe.

I would be an oreo, because people really love them and they are used in almost all kinds of other desserts.

5: Why do you love cookies?

What sort of an absurdly ridiculous question is that 🙂? That is like asking a reader why they love reading or asking somebody who is gonna commit suicide why they love dying (which technically, they don’t, but that is beside the point). I love cookies bEcAuSe tHeY aRe sWeEt !!

6: Have you ever tried making cookies at home and how did they turn out?

Nope never. I do not like cooking…like at all!

My question: What is in the middle of cookies?

And here are is a picture of cookies!

So my mom made these once!

Once again, no pressure if you do not want to do this.

  1. Dhriti @ The Tomboy Diaries
  2. Naemi @ A Book Owl’s Corner
  3. Ashmita @ the fictional journal
  4. Sahi @ My World of Books
  5. Stara @ The Pool Of Thoughts
  6. You!! If you love cookies and want to try out this awesome award, go for it ‘coz I tag You!

That’s all! I hope you enjoyed reading it! Do you like Indian sweets? Let me know an Indian sweet that is your favorite, down in the comments! 😀

Posted in Book Tags, Book Tags and Challenges, Bookish Stuff, Tags

25 Harry Potter Facts About Me

Hey Pals!! Today, I am going to be sharing 25 Harry Potter-related facts about me. This is inspired by the 25 Bookish Facts About Me Tag. I think the original 25 Bookish Facts post was created by Rachel @ Confessions of a Book Geek, but I am not sure, so sorry about that. Since I do not have much else to say, let us just get started!

So here are: 25 Harry Potter Facts About Me (beware- major spoilers ahead)-

  • I first read Harry Potter when I was 9 or 10.
  • I am a Slytherdor.
  • My Quidditch position would be Chaser or Beater, because I just do not think I would be good at being any other player…but at the same time I would only play for fun because I suck at sports.
  • I have forced many of my friends to read the first book in this series and a few of them have…hehe.
  • I am an expert at Harry Potter trivia…like literally. Until two years ago, I used to spend all my waking hours taking thousands of trivial quizzes on various websites. I probably won’t remember all the details now, but I used to be a pro back then.
  • If someone walked upto me saying that I am a witch and have a place at Hogwarts, I would totally…not believe them. But I wish it could happen.
  • My favorite book is The Order of the Phoenix and fav movie is The Prisoner of Azkaban.
  • I would love to eat treacle art and chocolate cauldrons and anything sweet of the wizarding world.
  • My favorite ship is Dramione. Love them so so much! Oh and also, Umbridge and a Dementor!! Like please, that 😃 ship 😃 freaking 😃 rocks 😃.
  • I really don’t like Harry and Ginny together and nor do I like Ron and Hermione together. I just don’t. They don’t fit, at least not for me.
  • I actually don’t mind Peeves being cut off from the movies. He was really annoying.
  • My favorite house is Slytherin.
  • I used to love Harry Potter more than anything. But my love for it has decreased a little bit over the years. I mean, I started rereading the series a few months ago and I left Goblet OF Fire halfway through. 😦
  • I made a few DIY Harry Potter bookmarks from Google and YouTube and I love them.
  • I am still waiting for my Hogwarts Letter to arrive and I’ll wait as long as it takes. It’s just taking a little too much time.
  • I have read lots of Harry Potter fanfictions on but uh, I only read them for the romance. And believe me, fanfictions take the romance to another level.
  • I have a Harry Potter Calendar that my sister got when 2021 started…wow, I just realized that calendar is literally of no use anymore.
  • I also own a Harry Potter popsocket that I love with all my heart, and a Harry Potter notebook, Harry Potter playing cards, and 7 bookmarks that I got as a gift on my birthday (okay, I sound like a spoiled child but you should see the amount of merchandise some other Potterheads own). I think I own a few other things too but I can’t remember right now.
  • I have not heard the audiobooks for the series though. My sister has and I heard the narration here and there and found it pretty good.
  • There was a chapter in our Hindi book in 7th standard, which was taken from an excerpt from The Mirror of Erised chapter from The Philosopher’s Stone, and as you can very well imagine, I did boast my knowledge about it as much as possible in front of all my classmates 😎.
  • Remus Lupin is my favourite Marauder, teacher, and also like my Harry Potter favourite character in general.
  • I started watching The Reunion but have not completed it yet. Oop-
  • I have not read any other book set in the Wizarding World except of the original series and The Cursed Child.
  • I used to have the unpopular opinion that The Cursed Child was actually an awesome book (yes, I know you wanna kill me but wait). I did used to really like it and I still do not think that it was an utter monstrosity because it was…fun. I mean, it did have very gross moments in it and lots of plotholes, but apart from that, I enjoyed reading it. However, I realized the book was a fanfiction and that kind of changed a lot of my opinions.
  • And lastly, I am finishing writing this Harry Potter post while my teacher is blabbering about the various isomers of Pentyne in the background 🙂.

Click here to check out my other post: 25 Bookish Facts About Me

That’s all for me! I hope you had fun reading this post. Let me know a Harry Potter fact about you. Do you also have an unpopular opinion? I would love to know it in the comments 😀!

Also, if you want to do a similar post, go for it! Just mention that you got the idea from here, hehe. I would love to come across more Potterheads!