Saturday, 19 January 2013

Let's "Grow Your Blog" Party!

Hello, my dear friends! I have a special post today as it's an eve of  a Grow Your Blog party, organized by Vicki from 2 Bags Full. I'm grateful  to her for this initiative and opportunity to connect to more lovely blog  writers. Vicki will start the event in the morning of the 19th of January (US time). Click the badge to see  her beautiful blog and also participate in a giveaway.
Since I've already told a little about myself in a special column to the left, I'm going to introduce my sunny world and thing I do to make it even more bright. I decided to keep the blog's name in relation to India, Hindustanka, as my life changed so much in this country. However, my blog is a blend of two cultures at the same time, which me and my husband represent, what I feel, enriches every aspect of our lives. 
Firstly, I am a Russian a girl who tries to adjust in a new country, and accept a completely new to me culture. I live far from my parents, so this experience is not an easy one. But my dear husband (who I call in the blog "my D") helps me a lot and supports my hobbies and interests, and I have many of them, fortunately. 
Secondly, the blogging became a real way out for me in the moments of sadness and feeling low. That's what I'm doing here: sharing, telling, connecting. The latter is the most enjoyable among all the blog's possibilities.
I started blog with a tiny post called Believe in which I kind of pledged "Many people are writing about India... They have different reasons for this. Then...What new can I bring to all that amount of blogs on this topic ever existed up to now? Can be unique and interesting? Yes, I can". Quite confident, isn't it? :) Then followed my first steps in exploring India as we visited 
 and other places of which I didn't even tell.
The other significant event of my life in India was when I renewed my hobbies, particularly, crocheting! This boosted my blogging as well, as I had a creative part to share now. 
                     
Of course, I also like to tell about my native country Kazakhstan, and about "dacha". I made quite a few posts about my last summer trip to parents
Redcurrant growing at my parents' dacha :)
Gardening is a hobby I picked from my parents. I'm trying to grow vegetables and flowers in my small Indian garden, it makes me happy. Been successful with marigolds and beans so far :)
So here I am, telling stories about my Sunny Indian Days with Russian touch, indulging myself in crafting and willing to continue my blog as farther as I can. Now I see that those weren't just words as I gained blog friends who take interest in what I write and in their turn, find time to comment and tell about their lives too. Thanks to you all! :)
 If you wish to have a peek inside colorful India and beautiful Kazakhstan, get inspired to create and learn new things, you are welcome to join me in my journey, and I'll  be more than happy to get to know your worlds too.
***Have a happy day!***

35 comments:

  1. Connecting is absolutely the best bit isn't it ... we cross paths with kindred spirits we will probably never meet and are enriched by that.

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    1. Absolutely right, Annie!:) Glad you found time to comment :)

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  2. Ooooh you are Russian? I didn't know that!! I thought you were native to India and converting to Russian Orthodox.

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    1. hi, Jojo! :)hehe, yes, i guess i's always good to tell about yourself a little more:) thanks for reading!

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  3. Loved learning more
    about you, here! You
    are a beautiful soul. I
    am going to read some
    of your links and learn
    more : )

    Thank you for your always
    kind and lovely comments.
    I wish we could meet in person
    and share a cup of tea!

    Have a wonderful weekend.

    xo Suzanne

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  4. Just read your post
    on traveling home ~
    Wow, what a trip!!!

    You are on such an
    interesting journey....!

    xo Suzanne

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    1. Thanks, Suzanne, for reading about my things too:) Glad to receive your kind and warm comment. Take care!

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  5. Great to read about you, your love story never fails to amaze and fascinate me. You should write a book - novel i mean!

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    1. Oh, Rajeshwari, gret idea! haha:) will write to one of the Bollywood directors :)

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  6. that was nice to read about you..i guessed you as a pure Indian..your choice of yarn colour and finishes and your name reminds me more of an Indian artist than a Russian..Now i know how much you have dissolved into our country...good..Thank you so much for always stopping by my blog with your lovely comments.

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    1. hi, Nima! I guess I need to mention that I:m russina in This is me box:) Wow, you called me an artist! No one ever called me like this, I'm blushing. such an honour!really.
      thanks for stopping by in response!

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  7. It was great reading more about you Anna, your love story is so sweet :) Happy weekend! xx

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    1. Thanks, Elisabeth!:) Come back again:)

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  8. You express your impressions of your new home very well. I am a gardener and love to garden...it is my second home. I also love to knit and crochet. So nice to meet you here through the Grow Your Blog party.

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  9. Happy Blog Party, dear friend...I was telling my Mom, in Colorado, about your blog the other day, as she had seen your comment on mine. I love how we can travel around and learn (and see) new places everyday, like this. Heading to read about your dear Russia, next. Hope your day is wonderful, and your new crocheting stitch is coming along! XOXO Tanya

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  10. So nice to meet you - I know what it means to move to another country and live in a different culture (although I am still living in a Western culture it is SO different to my European roots) as I do that as well. But so far I haven't regret this move and I don't think I will. India to me is fascinating on the one hand, sad on the other about what we hear from there. Not that we really get good information though. It is always interesting to read about foreign countries and cultures.

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  11. So nice to meet you! Thanks for paying me a visit. I'm glad to hear that blogging has been a way to bring joy in times of sorrow. What an interesting story you have and I am sure you are learning so much in your new country. Your crochet work is beautiful! I hope to learn to crochet some day! Thanks for sharing with all of us.

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  12. Hey Anna! Thank you for your comment! I liked looking at your photos here again, so beautiful! How did the party go for you? Did you find some nice new blogs and bloggers? :)

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  13. Well, I already love your blog, so I know many others will get here and stay. Hope you have enough chairs!

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    1. Oh...I had enough of them, Magaly:) hehe:) but the party was fun!

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  14. Hi Anna

    You are courageous too. It isn't easy moving from one culture to another and living it and loving it :) Don't ever feel lonely. What are blog friends for !

    Have a great day

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    1. hi, Aishwarya! You always find very good words to encourage and support me! Yes, I know I'm not alone, and I'm very happy that I have blogger community to share my things with :)I really appreciate it!

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  15. So glad to have met you through blogging. Always nice to see what you are up to. Best wishes, Tammy

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  16. Hi, lovely to meet you. Loving your crochet bags, they are fabulous

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    1. Hi, Becca-Lou! I'm glad you liked them :)Come back to see more.

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  17. You have a lovely blog. I'm new follower and 'Grow Your Blog' participant. Have fun in at the party!
    Evalina, This and that...

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  18. NIce to meet you!I love crochet as it w as the first thing I was taught at age 10!I also love India and its culture and hope to visit someday!Come check my blog also!

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  19. It is so nice to meet you. I'm still making my way through visiting everyone from Vicki's Grow Your Blog party. I hope you will stop by to say hello.

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  20. Hi Anna,
    Visiting you via the gybp event. I enjoyed looking around your blog and seeing the adorable crochet projects you've been working on. Love the colors of yarn you are going to use on a blanket.

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  21. It's so nice to meet you, Anna. What a fascinating story you have. I actually have friends that lived in Kazakhstan for about 10 years! So from there to India! WOW! As a fellow knitter I love the yarn...especially the colors! So vibrant!

    I am looking forward to hearing more as I follow you:-)

    Hugs,
    Terri

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  22. Hi Anna,

    Nice to meet you on the GYB party!
    Thanks for the nice comment! Your photos are
    beautiful!
    Linda

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  23. Wow. Thanks for sharing your part of the world with us! Nice to meet you! Hope you'll stop by for a visit to my gardens!

    Nina from New York State

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  24. Hi Anna,
    Thanks for the nice comment about my darling Grand Daughters!
    They are not Indian but I am sure your children will be beautiful! My daughter
    said to tell you Thank You for saying how pretty they are!! Have a nice week!
    Linda

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