About me

Author of the ‘SingingSparrows’

‘I don’t say I’m unique, but i am one of the very few of God’s limited signature editions 😉  I Love to love & hate to hate. Very passionate about animal welfare & lending voice to the voiceless, exploited, suppressed & oppressed. Incurably talkative, a little crazy, a die hard romantic & a perennial optimist. That’s what I am. Folks close to me know that, no matter how hard they try, they won’t ever find another like me! Cent percent one of it’s kind! If I were an element, I’d be radioactive!’   – Teju on ‘Teju’

Teju lives with her family in India. She has her Masters in English (Literature) and Human Resources. She also has a Diploma in 2-D Animation and an Advanced Diploma in Multimedia & Animation, to her credit. She is a very creative person with over 6+ years of experience in the creative industry alone. She currently works as an HR- Talent Management.

Being an ardent animal welfare activist, she enjoys spending time with her rescued pets- a hen named Pagli, a rabbit named Black Forest, both which were rescued from a slaughter house and a parakeet named Toa which was found by the road side when still a fledgling, not to mention the other community dogs in her lane. Her husband who is also an animal lover, supports her in her various rescue operations. Her hobbies include writing, singing, painting, sketching & voracious reading. You could reach her at singingsparrows@gmail.com

Singing Sparrows on FB: http://www.facebook.com/SingingSparrows 

145 Responses to “About me”

  1. wendymc12 September 16, 2012 at 8:13 am #

    Thanks for the follow. You have a great blog. I am putting a link to your blog on Twitter. I think many of my followers would love your blog. All the best, Wendy McCance

    • Teju September 20, 2012 at 5:36 pm #

      That’s so sweet & nice of you Wendy, I’m so honored! thanks a lot for the appreciation & i’m glad you enjoyed my blog as much i enjoyed yours 🙂

  2. mhdriver September 18, 2012 at 8:12 am #

    Thank you for liking my blog on Captain. i thought it was a touching story.

    • Teju September 18, 2012 at 11:33 am #

      It sure is & such stories have so strong an effect on me, that by the time i’m done reading it, i usually end up having tears in my eyes…

  3. Photographs by Peter Knight September 18, 2012 at 5:55 pm #

    Teju, really glad to hear about your working with animals. I am very concerned about animals here in the UK and particularly in India (I’ve been many times – my wife is from Punjab)
    I’m back in India again soon but this time in Hyderabad doing some work at a school for Dalit children. Hopefully they can be kept from working in building sites etc.
    Look forward to seeing more of your posts! 🙂 My Regards

    • Teju September 18, 2012 at 6:36 pm #

      Thanks Peter, & nice to know your wife is from India 🙂 True, animal welfare is really a global concern today. Ironically, in India where they revered in many ways, they are also at the receiving end of a lot of unimaginable cruelty. I’m trying, in my own small ways to improve the lives of animals that i come across & educate as many children around me as possible about animal welfare & other moral issues, for they are but future citizens. Having said that, it’s still a long way to tread, but slowly & steadily we’ll get there…
      I’m extremely happy to learn about the noble tasks you have taken up here. You could consider me as another support for the various causes you have taken up here. I’m so glad to have stumbled upon you 🙂

      • Photographs by Peter Knight September 18, 2012 at 7:37 pm #

        Likewise Teju I am glad I have found you in the world of WordPress!
        I will definitely hope that you might be able to offer me any help or advise. Hyderabad hopefully will be followed by more work in India.
        Please note my email address and telephone number (on my blog) and feel free to be in touch 🙂 We appear to share similar ideals!!

      • Teju September 18, 2012 at 9:32 pm #

        Sure, I would love to & we sure are birds of the same feather! I’ve noted your contact details and would love to catch up with guys, the next time you are here, in India. I’ll definitely stay connected 🙂

  4. Tapish Gupta September 18, 2012 at 11:40 pm #

    Hey! Nice blog there 🙂

    • Teju September 18, 2012 at 11:43 pm #

      Thank you Tapish & thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  5. adogwalkerinbondi September 20, 2012 at 3:50 am #

    Hi Teju,
    the feeling is mutual, I feel very grateful to have stumbled upon your beautiful blog. Always lifts my heart to read about other people who are so concerned about the welfare of all creatures. So good to read all about you and your endevours. Thank you for your comments 🙂

    • Teju September 20, 2012 at 6:52 am #

      Thank you for the kind words 🙂

  6. Julianna September 22, 2012 at 7:30 am #

    Love the spunk!!

    • Teju September 22, 2012 at 7:32 am #

      Thank you Julianna, I’m glad you did. Like wise, i loved your blog, in its entirety, totally awesome! 🙂

  7. RAMU DAS September 22, 2012 at 2:04 pm #

    “I Love to love & hate to hate.” love this line 😀

    You’ve given a unique name to your hen, ‘Pagli’. haha!

    • Teju September 22, 2012 at 3:50 pm #

      Thanks & oh yes, Pagli, she’s totally crazy 😀 , trust me! Very possessive of me. When she’s around, it takes a real courageous person to brave her painful pecks & approach me. She can be really scary! She’s actually a dog trapped inside a fowl’s body, or so my friends used to say… This is one of the many reasons that prompted me to name her what I have! 😀
      Thanks for stopping by, do keep visiting 🙂

  8. Ann Jasmine September 22, 2012 at 4:45 pm #

    Hi Teju – thanks so much for taking the time to browse my blog and then hit that follow button. Really appreciate it. Love that you rescued your pets – says a lot about your obviously big-hearted character! Thanks again =D

    • Teju September 22, 2012 at 4:56 pm #

      Thank you so much for your kind words of appreciation though those are some really ‘big’ words. It really means a lot to me. I really enjoyed your awesome blog, adorned with beautiful pics 🙂 Thanks for stopping by, hoping to see you more often…

  9. Lopa September 23, 2012 at 10:33 pm #

    Glad to meet you! Looking forward to explore your blog….and what I can see is you are fab and you write fabulously. 🙂

    • Teju September 23, 2012 at 10:52 pm #

      Hey Lopa, that’s very nice of you. Just taken to blogging & still exploring the vast world of wordpress. Thanks a lot for keeping me motivated! I must add, you own an awesome blog which is so totally worth reading & relishing! 🙂

  10. Manu Kurup September 24, 2012 at 3:14 pm #

    Hi Teju. Thanks for the comments, likes and the follow. I’m beginning to read your blogs 😀
    Hope to see you around. 🙂

    • Teju September 24, 2012 at 5:03 pm #

      hey Manu, it was totally a pleasure! 🙂

  11. Sanju September 24, 2012 at 5:45 pm #

    black forest! nice name.. is it a black bunny.. i had one with a single white strip on the forehead.they are very cute smart and most of all- very mischievous :mrgreen:
    keep blogging.. Have a nice time : )

    • Teju September 24, 2012 at 8:36 pm #

      Hey Sanju, you guessed it right! She’s black & white colored and she’s so adorably cute. Hence the name… 🙂 and oh yes, she’s so notoriously mischievous too! 😀

  12. unfoldthecreativity September 26, 2012 at 2:27 am #

    Thanks for stopping by , posting comments and following.
    Your major in English literature is impressive. One of my good friend is also big time animal lover. Lovely name of ur pets. Liked your few blogs and will read more. 🙂 Keep Writing will be good to hear from u more. TC!!! 🙂

    • Teju September 26, 2012 at 6:09 am #

      Thanks a lot for your motivating words of appreciation. I’m glad you enjoyed my blog as much as I enjoyed yours. Trust me, you own one cool blog & I’ll be back there soon 🙂

  13. jennybourne September 26, 2012 at 9:36 am #

    Hello Teju, thank you for visiting my blog. I thought I would return the favour and explore yours and I am very glad that I did because it looks like we have a lot in common.

    I too am extremely passionate about issue relating to animals, habitat preservation and environment (as they are all connected). I thought it odd that we both have a similar educational background as well. I was an english lit major and went to school for entertainment business management.

    I’ve also travelled extensively in India and fell in love with your country. I started my trip in Bengaluru actually 🙂 I would love to live there one day!

    • Teju September 26, 2012 at 9:41 am #

      WOW Jenny! I’m flattered & I also love the fact that we turned out to be birds of the same feather! How awesome is that! I agree with you, ours is an enchanting, colorful country 🙂

      Looking forward to seeing you back here soon, preferably in Bengaluru, we could hang out together and I could even help you shop around, by negotiating the prices in our local language(s) here 😉

      So glad that I stumbled upon you, stay in touch & drop by often!

      • jennybourne September 27, 2012 at 5:59 am #

        I definitely will! I would absolutely love that!!! I only spent a few days in your city and I would love to go back and stay longer. Enchanting is definitely the right word.

        I became fairly decent at bargaining after three months, but I am sure you could still teach me a lot! It’s hard! Once I got used to it, it was really hard to go home and pay the advertised price!! Haha.

        Looking forward to read more of your blog 🙂

      • Teju September 27, 2012 at 6:36 am #

        hahaa bargainig skill is a must have here! 😀
        Oh yes, would love to have you here, and I assure you that its going to be totally fun, you’ll enjoy everyday of your stay here! 🙂 Hoping to see you soon… Keep visiting 🙂

  14. AnilCm September 26, 2012 at 3:25 pm #

    Congratulation! I just nominated you for “Wonderful Team Member Readership Award.” Please see my post for your acceptance and participation : http://exxtracts.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post.php?post=1788&action=edit&message=6&postpost=v2

    • Teju September 26, 2012 at 4:39 pm #

      Thank you so much for this wonderful nomination! I’m super elated & it’s such a big honor to be receiving this award from an awesome blogger like you! 🙂

      • AnilCm September 26, 2012 at 4:50 pm #

        You are welcome!

  15. AnilCm September 26, 2012 at 3:42 pm #

    Please see my post for your acceptance and participation : http://exxtracts.wordpress.com/2012/09/26/team-member-readership-award/

    • Teju September 26, 2012 at 4:49 pm #

      Thank you so much for this wonderful award of appreciation! It’s such an honor to be receiving it from you!
      I just added this new feather to my ‘Awards’ page!

      • AnilCm September 26, 2012 at 5:48 pm #

        From your comments I can feel that you are happy, excited and delighted to receive this nomination. In fact your happiness and excitement makes me happy too. This is the positive side of nomination.
        To keep the standard high of this award, I have reduced the no. of nominee from 14 to 5 only. If you like to change this, you can but I think more dilute the credibility.
        Have nice time.

      • Teju September 26, 2012 at 5:56 pm #

        I am indeed very delighted to be one of the chosen few from a handful of five! 🙂
        And it’s a good thing that you have reduced the maximum number of nominees to five, because I totally agree with you- it does reduces the credibility. I’ve stuck to 5 too. Thanks again.

      • AnilCm September 26, 2012 at 7:35 pm #

        I have seen that and liked your post.Thank you so much.

  16. sued51 September 26, 2012 at 4:58 pm #

    Thanks for liking my post, Naptime with Zoee. You sound like a very accomplished and big-hearted woman. Your work on animal welfare makes you tops in my book!

    • Teju September 26, 2012 at 5:03 pm #

      Hey thank you so much for such nice & kind words of appreciation. It meant a lot to me. I’m still small compared to the lot of other ‘bigger & larger hearted’ people out there. Hoping to catch up with them one day.
      It was so nice to have you around, keep dropping by! 🙂

  17. sriramjanak September 27, 2012 at 2:26 pm #

    thank you so much for stopping by…i am so glad you did….nice to meet a person who is so passionate about animals….now that we have met we surely will keep in touch…
    take care

    • Teju September 27, 2012 at 4:46 pm #

      Same here, I am equally elated when I come across another passionate animal lover. I’ll definitely stay in touch, it would be my pleasure! 🙂

  18. sigoese September 27, 2012 at 5:48 pm #

    Hi Teju, thanks for visiting my blog.. I really appreciate it. But, I’m so sorry they were wrote in bahasa Indonesia, because my weakness in English. 😦
    Regards, Aan

    • Teju September 27, 2012 at 5:50 pm #

      🙂 True, sometimes language becomes a barrier, but I thoroughly enjoyed the pictures that adorned your posts!

  19. Insight September 30, 2012 at 2:56 pm #

    Oyieeeeee! I have got one more Indian pal on my blogging world. Glad to meet you over here, Teju. Your blog looks pretty interesting with the wide variety of creative thoughts. Keep posting. Have a great Sunday ahead. Cheers.\m/ 🙂


    • Teju October 1, 2012 at 7:41 am #

      hey Rahul, you sure did & I’m just as happy to have stumbled upon you too! 🙂 I’m also glad that you found my blog interesting. Keep coming, like I would to your blog.
      Cheers buddy,

      • Insight October 1, 2012 at 7:40 pm #

        Yeah! That’s for sure, dear. 🙂
        Fingers crossed!\m/ 🙂


  20. Subhan Zein October 1, 2012 at 5:34 pm #

    Hi Teju,

    Your blog is very nice. Keep blogging, my friend. 🙂

    Thank you very much for following my blog. I hope my blog posts are not too disappointing for you. Many blessings and much love to you. 🙂

    Subhan Zein

    • Teju October 1, 2012 at 7:24 pm #

      It was entirely my pleasure, dear friend! Your blog is a treat to anyone who reads it, ‘cos it is rich in meanings & values! I so enjoyed it & I’m glad that i stumbled upon you! 🙂

      Take care & stay blessed, my friend!

  21. qiquan October 2, 2012 at 11:45 am #

    Thank Heaven I am just using skin cell for my experiments. Looking forward for more of your stories about animal (including human).


    • Teju October 2, 2012 at 4:55 pm #

      🙂 I’m really glad that they are limited to skin cells! Thanks a lot dear friend for stopping by. Glad that you enjoyed your visit to my blog as much as I enjoyed yours! Looking forward to seeing you more often!

  22. jalal michael sabbagh October 3, 2012 at 9:59 pm #

    Fantastic post about yourself.Every thing you mentioned is true .To be loved ,you have to love .Love is the essence of being happy and enjoying a beautiful life.My best wishes.Jalal

    • Teju October 4, 2012 at 9:48 am #

      Hey Jalal, thank you for the kind words of appreciation. Love, is indeed a universal language, understood by the blind, deaf, mutes and literally anything that breathes. So Glad that you stopped by & hoping to see you more often. God bless 🙂

  23. D @ Sweetjellybean.com October 4, 2012 at 1:45 pm #

    Teju, you’re one talented writer, I’m glad that you found my blog, and now I found you! Thanks for dropping by at my blog.

    xx D

    • Teju October 4, 2012 at 1:51 pm #

      Hey thanks much for the appreciative words! You really are super talented too. I’m glad you liked my blog as much as i totally enjoyed yours! stay in touch! 🙂

      • D @ Sweetjellybean.com October 4, 2012 at 7:18 pm #

        I sure will Teju! It’s nice to meet amazing bloggers in the blogosphere, and you don’t want to let them go. hahah xx

      • Teju October 4, 2012 at 8:19 pm #

        Very true, friend! couldn’t agree more! 🙂

  24. Ikakoentjoro October 12, 2012 at 3:43 am #

    Hai Teju, you have a great blog and many awards bloging. I would have a lot to learn from you

    • Teju October 12, 2012 at 8:00 am #

      Hello dear, thank you for the sweet words of appreciation, I’m really glad that you liked my blog 🙂 Do keep coming.

  25. george-b October 14, 2012 at 8:45 pm #

    I love limited editions: they are indeed closest to uniqueness!

    • Teju October 14, 2012 at 10:49 pm #

      hahaa, I agree! 🙂
      Thank you for stopping by.

  26. Tatsat October 16, 2012 at 9:06 am #

    Reading your “about me” makes me feel that you are an inspiration for our generation.
    Keep up what you do.
    WIll be coming around for more 🙂

    • Teju October 16, 2012 at 11:05 am #

      Hey Tatsat, thank you for the wonderful words, though I’m not sure how much of it I really deserve. But it felt good though! 😀 Glad that you could stop by.

  27. Sigoese October 20, 2012 at 9:30 am #

    Hello Teju, I tagged you in a game of tagging! You’re under no obligation to play. I hope you enjoy 🙂

  28. Blood-Ink-Diary October 21, 2012 at 6:01 am #

    Ah! ‘Teju on Teju’ – the radio frequency from Bengaluru to Toronto has good reception ! Shall check the dial again ! Cheers !

    • Teju October 22, 2012 at 1:32 am #

      Cheers friend & stay blessed! 🙂

  29. AnilCm October 24, 2012 at 4:38 pm #

    Happy Vijaya Dashami.
    On this auspicious day, I have nominated your blog for “Beautiful Blogger award”. If you want to accept the award, please check my blog for rules etc. : http://exxtracts.wordpress.com/2012/10/24/two-blogger-awards/

    • Teju October 24, 2012 at 6:43 pm #

      A very warm Vijaya Dashami greetings to you & family too Anil. Thank you so much for the wonderful gift on this auspicious day, it’s truly humbling 🙂

      • AnilCm October 24, 2012 at 6:48 pm #

        Thank you so much for your Vijaya Dashami greetings. I reciprocate the same to you & all members of your family.

  30. Sid Dunnebacke October 26, 2012 at 9:45 am #

    Well, now I’m hooked! It’s heartwarming to know there are others out there with such compassion for animals. I look forward to more of your wisdom!

    • Teju October 26, 2012 at 10:08 am #

      Thank you so much. It’s my honor to have you around and love to see you more often. I’m happy that you enjoyed my blog as much as I enjoyed yours 🙂

  31. elmirad November 12, 2012 at 3:04 am #

    Thank you Teju for visiting my page and leaving me all those nice comments:) Your love for animals and good heartedness is so obvious by your description about yourself:)

    • Teju November 13, 2012 at 8:43 am #

      Thank you dear friend, the pleasure’s entirely mine & I’m really glad that I stumbled upon you 🙂

  32. Paula Kuitenbrouwer November 19, 2012 at 1:49 pm #

    Nice to meet you, Teju. I have no idea how we have met, perhaps via Vegan LinkedIn? Via other blogs? Whatever the case, you and I have our love for animals in common. I like your header with the male and female house sparrow: beautiful colours and composition of the birds between berries. I read you go in winter hibernation. May I wish you a wonderful snooze? Make sure you wake up in time for the holiday season.

    • Teju November 19, 2012 at 6:09 pm #

      Thank you dear Paula, the header, well, was chosen with great care & for several reasons, I’m glad you were able to see many of those (one of it being that, the house sparrows featured in here are a couple) & liked it, really appreciate it.
      So glad to have stumbled upon you, the best part being the fact that we are birds of the same feather! Sure, will be back just in time 🙂

  33. muZer November 25, 2012 at 2:05 pm #

    Hi Teju, thanks for dropping by and reading all those posts.. 🙂 Is there anything you don’t do? From being so fond of animals to sketching to reading to writing to painting to an accomplished HR personnel.. Phew, am glad to be in such esteemed company! 🙂 Love your space from well chosen words to colors to utilization of space, you have an eye for perfection! :-)Hope you come back soon enough from your hibernation and I get to read you often.

    • Teju November 25, 2012 at 2:48 pm #

      Thank you, dear friend, I’m really honored & humbled for you are being very nice. I’ll be back soon & yes, I’d love to add that I loved & thoroughly enjoyed your blog too and I’m eagerly looking forward to visiting your blog once I’m back from my hiatus… Thanks again for visiting & stay blessed 🙂

  34. roopas (@roopasblog) November 26, 2012 at 8:11 pm #

    Good to know more about you.

    • Teju November 26, 2012 at 8:23 pm #

      Thank you dear Roopa, the feeling’s mutual! 🙂

  35. Ganesh Raam November 27, 2012 at 1:16 am #

    good start! 🙂

  36. soumyav November 27, 2012 at 11:47 am #

    Good to know about you! admiring and lively! 🙂 Thanks for being on my blog!

  37. AnilCm November 28, 2012 at 2:52 pm #

    Dear friend, I have nominated you for the “Blog Of The Year 2012” award. See for the rules of that award at my post :

    • Teju November 30, 2012 at 10:33 am #

      Thank you, Anilji for this lovely honor. Since I’m on a hibernation from social networking (‘cos my exams are just round the corner), it took me some time before I could acknowledge this wonderful award, sorry for the delay. Thank you again for having me on your mind, despite me not being around.

  38. anjan roy November 29, 2012 at 12:10 am #

    No wonder…why you are so good with animating the Words you write…still waiting for some Multimedia features to be added on…from a Person who can be easily called as an All rounder…!!!

    • Teju November 30, 2012 at 10:38 am #

      Hey Anjan, thank you for the kind words, I shall try and add up some of the features you suggested as well, once i’m back from my hiatus.
      Thanks for dropping by, looking forward to seeing you more often 🙂

  39. adetokunbohr December 9, 2012 at 8:48 pm #

    Love your blog. Sensible and real.

    • Teju December 10, 2012 at 10:40 am #

      Thank you TK, I’m really glad you liked it. You have a very, very thought provoking blog yourself. I love stopping by there 🙂

  40. The Blazing Trail December 10, 2012 at 1:28 am #

    Radio active? Now we are in some big trouble here! I must confess it was a most hilarious piece this one. You tell the story so well. Glad to meet you and see you around. Best wishes to you Teju!

    • Teju December 10, 2012 at 10:45 am #

      Thank you. This feeling’s definitely mutual, so glad to have stumbled upon you too! 🙂

  41. arjun bagga December 10, 2012 at 6:35 pm #

    I have to do this in hindi. Ok?

    Teju, Pagli, Blackforest,Toa aur Teju ka darling husband
    sabko mera salaam!

    • Teju December 11, 2012 at 6:52 am #

      hahaa shukriya, Arun! 😀
      I’m really glad that you could stop by 🙂

      • arjun bagga December 11, 2012 at 10:24 am #

        I had to. I would go to my about everyday, read your comment and smile. Take the O out this poet is just another pet. hahaha

        But you guys are on a roll, celebrating life with love and compassion. I am overwhelmed.

        Salaam! (This will soon change to chumma, like this friend of mine from Bangalore is unstoppable with her chummas, anything good she sees or hears, she has to, you guys are aware, of course)

  42. Zunaira Afzal December 11, 2012 at 7:24 pm #

    I nominated you for the “Blog of the year 2012″! visit my blog and check it out!

  43. The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap December 13, 2012 at 10:55 pm #

    So happy to connect with you, Teju. You have a wonderfully impressive bio, but what speaks to me the most is your adopting/rescuing, from slaughter houses, your new fury/feathery family. I also am an animal advocate, my husband and I have been rescuing dogs from kill shelters for 28 years. Thank you for now following my site as I’m sure your energy there will help with our efforts to get profits to help get more dogs out of kill shelters. Blessings to you. Paulette

    • Teju December 14, 2012 at 10:36 am #

      Thank you for the wonderful words, dear Paulette. The feeling’s totally mutual & I’m equally elated to have stumbled upon you & your lovely blog! More than anything else, the fact that we are birds of the same feather, who are concerned about the welfare of God’s other feathered & furry children, is what made me really happy. You guys have been doing a lot a kind & noble work, the world needs more people like you. God bless you and all your future endeavors. I’m on a break from blogging & I hope to return in the first week of Jan. Take care till wee catch up again & stay blessed! 🙂

  44. iwouldratherbewriting December 19, 2012 at 12:17 am #

    hey Teju, look who I ran into this morning !! Hugs 🙂

    • Teju December 19, 2012 at 8:11 pm #

      hey wow, Pratibha, that’s soo awesome to have stumbled upon you here! It turned out that we are birds of the same feather! Well, since i’m on a break from blogging ( https://singingsparrows.wordpress.com/2012/11/25/on-social-hibernation/ ) till jan, i can’t wait to browse through your blog once i’m back & yours would be the first one i’d get into! 😀

      A big bear hug & lots of love 🙂

      • iwouldratherbewriting December 20, 2012 at 12:00 am #

        oh yea, we’ve got to be birds of the same feather! Remember we were best of friends once up on a time while in school?! I think we should catch up some time! 🙂

      • Teju December 20, 2012 at 8:06 am #

        True, i was such a monstrous brat back then worrying the life of our teachers! You know what we definitely should be catching up & soon that too.
        And oh by the way, I did not miss the liberal usage of past tense in your comment like- ‘were’ & ‘once upon a time’… 😀
        you ‘were’ & ‘are’ still my best buddy! 😉

        take care dear, love & hugs

  45. mavimet December 23, 2012 at 1:45 am #

    I have nominated you for a Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Please see this link at
    http://wp.me/piVRT-2M6 Congratulations!

    • Teju December 23, 2012 at 10:28 am #

      Dear Mavis, thank you so much for this wonderful award. I’m really humbled! 🙂

  46. Ganesh Raam December 27, 2012 at 10:59 pm #

    Its holidays and its time for presents! I have nominated your blog for an award… Want to know which award? Surprise! Visit the following link to know your award and grab it if you like it…


    • Teju December 29, 2012 at 8:11 am #

      thank you Ganesh, it will always be cherished! 🙂

  47. Subhan Zein January 12, 2013 at 5:29 pm #

    Hello Teju,

    Happy New Year to you! I hope it is not too late to wish you a wonderful New Year. May 2013 bring you more happiness, love, and success. I would like to thank you because you continue following my blog. I hope my short stories and poems do not disappoint and that your visits in there have been a joyful ride.

    My subscription went messed up, and now I am resubscribing, looking forward to reading more of your posts! Thank you again, many blessings and much love to you, Teju.. 🙂

    Subhan Zein

    • Teju January 15, 2013 at 1:18 pm #

      Thank you for the wonderful new year greetings! 🙂 Happy, peaceful & blessed new year greetings to you & family too. It’s a pleasure to stop by your blog, dear Subhan which is always brimming with beautiful messages & morals 🙂

      • Subhan Zein January 15, 2013 at 6:22 pm #

        Thank you Teju for your kind words. You are one wonderful soul. 🙂 And thank you as well for showing interest in my work. If you like, you may want to consider subscribing to my blog via WordPress Email. The current WP subscription only allows new posts to be displayed in the reader section and many of my fellow bloggers told me that they’re not getting my new posts because of this. I only post 1-2 per week, so I hope the posts won’t inundate your inbox. Please let me know if you are interested, and I shall be happy to send you a brief instruction on how to do it in our upcoming correspondence. Thank you again, many blessings and much love to you. 🙂

      • Teju January 16, 2013 at 10:46 am #

        Hey Subhan, how could I not be following a wonderful blog like yours? I’ve been following your work since many months now & I do get updates on every new post that you make!
        Looking forward to your new post that’s coming up on Thursday! 🙂

      • Subhan Zein January 18, 2013 at 6:08 am #

        Great, Teju! Thank you very much for your kind words. The post is there now. Take care, Teju, many blessings and much love to you 🙂

        Subhan Zein

  48. Anil Cm January 15, 2013 at 10:28 pm #

    Dear follower, I have nominated your Blog for the “ Illuminating Blogger Award”. For the rules for accepting the award, please visit to my post : http://exxtracts.wordpress.com/2013/01/15/illuminating-blogger-award/

    • Teju January 16, 2013 at 11:34 am #

      Thank you sir for the beautiful award! In my blog, it’s going to shine on always… Will post it soon. Thank you again for this honor & gesture. So glad to know I crossed your mind, while you were thinking of the nominees 🙂

      • Anil Cm January 16, 2013 at 2:51 pm #

        Yes, its true. I always remember some people and try to reciprocate first.What I get, I try to return it. That may be due to my nature.:)

  49. pommepal January 16, 2013 at 5:33 pm #

    G’day Teju I welcome you to my world and thank you for stopping by and having a look around Downunder, as we call Australia. I love the way you use words and your lovely descriptive posts. I will look forward to following your adventures in life.

    • Teju January 17, 2013 at 11:22 am #

      Thank you for the kind words, I’m really honored. It’s a pleasure to have stumbled upon you & your wonderful blog!

      • pommepal January 17, 2013 at 2:56 pm #

        I look forward to having you along for the journey

  50. B. L. Crisp January 24, 2013 at 3:21 pm #

    Thank you for connecting. I really like your digital space, and look forward to reading more about you via your creativity 🙂

    • Teju January 24, 2013 at 6:03 pm #

      Thank you & I’m really glad that you liked my ‘digital space’ 🙂 Looking forward to see you around more often!

  51. Priyank January 28, 2013 at 1:54 am #

    I liked reading your blog and found it very interesting. As social customs demand, I would like to appreciate it through a formal gesture by nominating your for the LIEBSTER BLOG award. Please refer to – http://6dimensions.wordpress.com/about/awards/
    Awaiting your comments 🙂

    • Teju January 29, 2013 at 1:57 pm #

      Hey Priyank, thank you so much for the recognition, friend! 🙂
      It’s truly an honor that’s going to be cherished always.

  52. Sentientmouse February 5, 2013 at 9:55 am #

    Just that your blog is named “Singing Sparrows” is reason enough to follow, seeing that I’m a lover of all things feathered 🙂

    • Teju February 5, 2013 at 12:43 pm #

      Thank you. I’m really glad to know that we have turned out to be birds of the same feather, considering the fact that I absolutely adore all things furred, feathered & finned! 🙂 Looking forward to seeing you around more often.

  53. Zunaira Afzal February 13, 2013 at 9:02 pm #

    Hey, I nominated you for “The Very Inspiring Blogger Award”. Visit this: http://zunairaafzal.wordpress.com/2013/02/13/the-very-inspiring-blogger-award/

    Good Luck,

    • Teju February 14, 2013 at 11:21 pm #

      Hey Zunaira, I’m so touched by your wonderful gesture. Thank you so much for this award. You made my day! 🙂

  54. jalal michael sabbagh.http://gravatar.com/jmsabbagh86@gmail.com February 17, 2013 at 2:26 am #

    Hi Teju, impressive about truly unique .It is nice to spread love and joy. Thank you for liking my post (Women / Atrocious tragedies. ) warm wishes.jalal

  55. terrytrekker March 2, 2013 at 4:00 am #

    Pagli? 🙂

    • Teju March 2, 2013 at 7:37 am #

      hahaa yes, in Hindi, it means-‘the crazy one’! 🙂 really glad that you could stop by.

  56. Anil Cm March 22, 2013 at 9:27 pm #

    Congrats! You are nominated for the “BEST MOMENT AWARD”. If you like to accept it, please visit to the link : http://exxtracts.wordpress.com/2013/03/22/best-moment-award-thanks-to-moment-matters/

    • Teju March 23, 2013 at 9:41 pm #

      Thank you so much for the honor, Anilij and for having me on your mind. It’s a privilege to be chosen in your handful of nominees. 🙂

      • Anil Cm March 23, 2013 at 9:51 pm #

        You are welcome!!
        The deserving friends are always comes in my mind. 🙂

  57. Where God Takes Me May 26, 2013 at 8:45 am #

    Hi Teju, You have been on mind lately so I thought I would pop in and visit. How are you, dear friend? I hope that your life is lovely and that you and your husband and your dear ones are well and blessed. Love, Vivian

    • Teju June 9, 2013 at 9:04 am #

      Dearest Vivian, my apologies for the late reply. I’m doing great & so are all my loved ones! Hoping the same with you.
      Well, my second semester exams are round the corner (commences from the 11th of June), and I was busy preparing myself for the same. Subjects this time are not-so-interesting, therefore its calling for greater efforts from my side. I’d be done with them by this month end…. just can’t wait to be back.

      Lots of love, Teju

  58. Shivani Panchmatia June 11, 2013 at 5:21 pm #

    Hi there I have nominated you for the “Two very Special Awards”. Thanks for having such an enjoyable site to share with everyone. Please find the information on the below link if you choose to accept the award nomination.


    Hope to continue reading brilliant stuffs from you as always.
    Shivani Panchmatia

  59. Baldeep Kaur July 9, 2013 at 11:53 am #

    Hi Teju. Thanks for stopping by my blog. 🙂

    Your writing is inspiring. Stay connected!

    • Teju July 16, 2013 at 3:25 pm #

      It was my pleasure! Thank you 🙂

  60. Asha October 11, 2013 at 11:11 am #

    Where are you?

    • Teju October 16, 2013 at 8:21 am #

      Asha, you know where I am! No seriously, will be back soon, dear pal! 🙂

  61. Jocelyne December 20, 2013 at 8:54 am #

    Hi Teju ! I have an award for you 🙂

    • Teju December 31, 2013 at 7:58 pm #

      Wow! that’s such an honor! thanks a lot for this very wonderful, touching gesture. I’ve always believed in our WordPress ‘family’. This award therefore, means a lot. Thanks again, dear friend, will post it soon! 🙂 🙂

  62. Wendell A. Brown January 7, 2014 at 8:58 pm #

    Teju, may your new year be spiritually prosperous and so very abundantly blessed! I have not seen you any postings by you my sister but I always keep you and your family in my prayers…God bless!

  63. Photographs by Peter Knight September 18, 2016 at 5:20 am #

    Such a long time Teju! I was away from WP for a while. Just catching up with old WP friends.
    How are you!!

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