Italics, Bold, Quotation Marks, CAPS, Underline? How do I add EMPHASIS to my writing?

Source: Italics, Bold, Quotation Marks, CAPS, Underline? How do I add EMPHASIS to my writing?

Debbie Bowman has written a wonderfully informative post on the various tools we use to emphasise our writing and their correct uses. I love the English language and its nuances and this made an interesting read for me- which I hope it will you too.


The sunshine bloggers award!!!!!!

Aayusi has accepted the Sunshine Blogger Award.Please read this post from the Sunshine Girl as I call her to myself.

Being ME !

Yay! I got nominated for the sunshine Blogger’s award again! M super excited for this and would like to thank Susie for nominating me ! Susieshy45 is an awesome blog for you guys to check out. This friendly woman will take you on her journey to know and learn more of the ways of life. I recommend her strongly for those who are looking for something vaguely specific on their reader! Her excellent tell a tales and life hacks are worth a read guys! Thank you again Susie!Wildlife

Ok now coming to the award itself ! For a detailed overview of what the award is click here.

The rules are:

  1. You must thank the blogger who nominated you.
  2. You must answer the questions asked by that blogger.
  3. You must nominate another set of bloggers.
  4. You must ask a few questions of your own to those bloggers.
  5. You can’t…

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Tardy Thursday

It is getting to be the weekend. I love the anticipation of the weekend, of the rest, of time alone, of time to think things out.

One of the things I have been thinking about, especially with Danny’s posts on being Trustworthy, keeping time and appointments, keeping promises– all old fashioned values, for many of us and I started thinking of what I am guilty of and which might go against my own principles. I like to say that I am a person of integrity and truthfulness but I think it is more often that I want others to be that way to me but sometimes I do cut corners, especially when I think no one is looking.

Working at this reputed University for about a year now, I have come to disregard some of its rules. The work time starts at 8 am or 7:30, depending on which schedule you have agreed upon with your supervisor. For me, it is 8 am. These days I tend to slow down a bit, do more household chores, shower leisurely, spend some time gardening, prepare lunch and before you know it, it is 8 am- the time I need to be at work.


I have been taking liberties with my promises to the institution, its true. I start from home after 8 am, and roll into my office around 8 :30-8 :45 am and this may be later, if my supervisor is on leave. I cringe when I write this but honestly if she wasn’t there to keep tab, I think I would have gone back to bed and shown up at office even later.


I have become so used to this routine that I now find excuses to keep doing this. One of my excuses is that my supervisor comes to work at 9 am or thereafter and very few of my colleagues show up on time, they look out for those who leave office early rather than those who arrive late, jammed traffic, household chores- and so many more.

And Thursdays are the worst- because it is the end of week here and everyone is rather relaxed with time.

Now that I think of it, being late to work is kind of like breaking a promise made to my institution,which has been gracious enough to give me a job and a good, steady income. In the long run, it would go to show that I am dishonest, take liberties with time and ultimately am not trustworthy. Above all, it would show that I am not a person of integrity.



Which come to think of it, I am not- then, what is the point writing this up on my C.V in big, bold letters ?


Who am I being dishonest to ? My institution, my supervisor or my own self ?

Have you ever been un-trustworthy ? What have you done to correct it, if so ? Would you be trustworthy only if you are being watched over ?


Sunshine Blogger Award

One of my nominees, Misty very kindly accepted my nomination and here’s her two cents for this award.
Thank you, Misty.



Thank you Susie for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award. Susie is great at networking and always comments and asks great questions.

The Sunshine Blogger Award Rules

  • Thank the person who nominated you!
  • Answer the 11 questions you were asked.
  • Nominate 11 other bloggers and let them know they were nominated.
  • Ask the nominees 11 questions.

The 11 questions Susie asked:

  1. What is your favorite color? This is tough but I’m going to say pink.
  2. Does the color of your clothes reflect your mood for the day? Nope.
  3. What do you do when your mood is off- the-mark? Work out! It clears my head.
  4. Why do you blog? I’m really passionate about fitness and want to share it with others!
  5. What sort of blogs do you like to read? Anything positive!
  6. How do you select the blogs you would follow? If it’s positive or if the blogger has made…

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