My Interview with Jacqueline

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This post was published on 20th Feb 2017 

My Interview with Jacqueline

 

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Me Your friend 

 

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Fascinating Jacqueline 

 

 

 

 

 

Jacqueline is one of the most fascinating women I have met. Months back she requested me to have my interview, it so happened I could not give my time to her and requested her to postpone it for a while. She was kind enough to give the time.

My mother was seriously ill and I had to take care of her and back in India during November last year the demonetization of 500 and 1000 rupees currency notes affected business and normal life here. Due to other reasons the interview was getting delayed. But Jacqueline was keen on me to send the answers to her questions. I am really grateful to her for this.

I have learnt from this Blog World through persons like Jacqueline. She being busy, in the other day to day activities of her own, conducts various activities on her blog. A person with such great gratitude is to be adored and thanked. All for the good of others she writes Posts, Poetry, and Links to Blogs. Throws lavish Blog parties frequently, by which so many friends meet and build new relationships. She also gives an opportunity to expose talents and introduces people to a larger audience by conducting interviews.

Now that, its an opportunity to know more about me and my thoughts and my philosophy of life, please go read my interview on her blog as I would want all my friends to go to her and read it. I would not want to re-blog it also for the same reason. I give here below the link.  

https://acookingpotandtwistedtales.com/2017/02/19/getting-to-know-my-friend-shiva/

Please express your thoughts about my blog and about me in the comment box below or on her blog’s comment box. Thanks so much to you all for being with me in my journey.

 

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70 thoughts on “My Interview with Jacqueline

    Christa chn said:
    February 20, 2017 at 9:23 am

    Was great knowing a bit more about you Shiva. I laughed at your saying about families on Facebook . . . lol. And you have a beautiful family.

    Liked by 6 people

      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      February 20, 2017 at 12:39 pm

      Christa! Thanks so much.
      I did not say anything much about families on Facebook. I only said the behavior of those when meet in person. Don’t you think it is true.
      Regards
      Shiva

      Liked by 1 person

    jacquelineobyikocha said:
    February 20, 2017 at 9:32 am

    It’s been a delight to read about you Shiva. Thank you once again for granting this interview 🙂

    Liked by 6 people

      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      February 20, 2017 at 10:36 am

      I Adorn you Jacqueline.
      Where comes my grant it was an opportunity.
      My Privilege & My Pleasure.
      I am Grateful to YOU.

      Liked by 2 people

    Erika Kind said:
    February 20, 2017 at 9:59 am

    I don’t know why but I cannot access the page and not even the blog itself. The site is blogged by my computer. This is strange! Have to try it over my phone later!

    Liked by 4 people

      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      February 20, 2017 at 5:47 pm

      It happens and when it happens it irritates.
      No medicine for that.
      I think a Mantra might help. Haha

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    Erika Kind said:
    February 20, 2017 at 1:17 pm

    I made it to reading the interview over my phone… (which is a pain… lol) It is great to get to know more about you. It is also interesting how we all got in touch with the blogging world.
    I absolutely go with you regarding Facebook. I have an account too but basically only use my author page and that only for spreading what I publish on my blog. Not my world either.
    I also observed something similar about some bloggers when they start blogging and want to get followers. They like and even leave a comment in order that you follow them. Some only follow you in order that you follow back and if you don’t they unfollow again. What they don’t understand is that a blog is not Twitter. I stopped following more blogs because I cannot manage it anymore to read all posts which I think is a sign of respect and appreciation. Of course, there is life too … but basically. Again, great and very detailed interview!
    I hope it is ok that I commented here because I won’t bother to type such a comment on my phone… lol! I left a like but I don’t know if it was set. I couldn’t see the page loading after I left the like. If that is a self-hosted page it can be acting strangely. Anyway, great interview and compliment to both of you!

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      February 20, 2017 at 5:59 pm

      Great Erika! I even wonder how we all have been knit to have come across each-other so well.
      Yes our thoughts do match and its like ‘the birds of the same feather flock together’.
      So, it was your experience too. I feel they waste their time and so also ours, when meaninglessly they come and follow and disappear forever.
      Erika very lately I have found one best thing on the Android Smart Phone after I downloaded the WP App, I can now browse and communicate fast and frequently, you know there is one Key Board option where you can swipe the words and they appear on your screen, you need not type or press the alphabets on the Key Board. Look for that option it may be on your phone itself or maybe you may have to download the Key Board App it works really fast. I am very happy using it.
      Thanks for the visit and your comment.
      Fond Regards and Hugs!
      Shiva

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        Erika Kind said:
        February 20, 2017 at 7:57 pm

        I think there are many who think like you and I regarding Facebook… lol! Yes, I have that app on my phone and I use it for replying to comments… in case it doesn’t provoke a long one… lol! I am glad about the phone option but it is not a real alternative for me. I am simply not a phone blogger… lol. And I cannot stand typing on the phone… I am so clumsy and oh, all those typos!!

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    atrangizindagieksafar said:
    February 20, 2017 at 7:21 pm

    Great Shiva.. loved it…!! but one thing I’m still curious about is Where are you at present… you said mom’s a Marathi… and dad? I come from a cocktail family… national integration at its best… mom’s a Gujarati, dad’s an Assamese and I married a Punjabi 😃. I saw your furry buddies. They are handsome guys. My hugs to them. I have three of my own and they are all 8 yrs of age now. Other than these I have lots of strays- cats and dogs that I feed and look after. My furry buddies are my life Line… after we retire and go home I’ll start work with animal NGOs…

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      February 22, 2017 at 12:17 pm

      Oh Ranjini its so good a feeling to reply back to you always. I am in Karnataka the central part of the state. Unlike your national integration I am not. But as a blogger I am international. Hehehe. Because I am more known abroad than in India. Hahaha.
      To more about me don’t miss to read all the links given in the interview. You shall get to know more about me but much more you shall get for your self I am sure. Please try and see if not you can fine me.
      Take Time
      Fond Regards
      Shiva

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    MariHoward said:
    February 20, 2017 at 8:25 pm

    I feel the same about blogging. I am sometimes followed by people who I can tell could not really be interested in what I talk about, and who write poetry or talk about their angst … thankfully there are also some really interesting followers whose blogs I do follow. Have left a comment on your friend Jacqueline’s blog. Enjoyed the interview and photos of your family! I have 3 grown kids: two in computer programming and one a mental health nurse. And a grandson!

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    Sonyo Estavillo said:
    February 22, 2017 at 10:00 am

    I am new to your blog and was inspired to read more. Thank you for being an inspiration to others. 🙂

    Liked by 3 people

      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      February 22, 2017 at 11:52 am

      Thanks for the visit and I am happy you got inspired.
      By getting inspired I get inspired to do more and give more for others.
      Please keep in touch and try to read other blogs when you have time.
      I remember having visited your blog.
      Fond Regards
      Shiva

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    Anoop said:
    February 22, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    Ahaa, Shiva there’s a lot to be read. I will go through your articles…. 🙂 It deserves attention definitely 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    michnavs said:
    February 23, 2017 at 1:08 pm

    I follow jacque and she’s a wonderful blogger..

    Liked by 3 people

    Aishwarya said:
    February 24, 2017 at 9:26 am

    Hi Shiva, sorry to hear about your mother being ill and I hope she is well now. Demotenization did take a toll on everything in India I suppose and I hope things will be back to normal soon as I hear they are still far from that. Heading over Jackie’s to read your interview. Cheers 🙂

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    Sudhir Chauhan said:
    February 24, 2017 at 10:07 am

    that was wonderful reading Shiva……

    Liked by 2 people

      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      February 24, 2017 at 10:08 am

      Oh Thanks Sudhir!

      Liked by 1 person

        Sudhir Chauhan said:
        February 24, 2017 at 10:09 am

        my pleasure……

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          Shiva Malekopmath responded:
          February 24, 2017 at 10:10 am

          Your pleasure is my Privilege Sudhir.
          Do inform me of your favorite posts I shall read them.

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            Sudhir Chauhan said:
            February 24, 2017 at 10:13 am

            thanks a lot….. your interests of spirituality, history and space are common with me…… trying to gain some knowledge in those fields besides my daily routine of indulging with technology………

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    myhearinglossstory said:
    February 24, 2017 at 5:24 pm

    I loved reading your interview and it has lead me to following you on here 🙂 looking forward to learning more about you and your life. Take care. Carly

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    Infinite Living said:
    February 25, 2017 at 7:26 pm

    It was great to read this interview of yours! I am grateful to connect with you. When I first started on wordpress I was amazed at this world of treasure of genuine acknowledgments and space to be ourselves at our best through our writings. Though lately I was feeling a bit of confusion over some things, that you speak about, in your interview. I never felt a sense of accomplishment over the number of 100 followers that came my way because I value those who read and comment to me. 30 likes and a follow in a single minute confuses me. If I follow back, I would spend time diligently reading regularly …so it becomes important who I follow.

    I believe every space, be it real or virtual, can be as real as we make it.

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      February 26, 2017 at 7:34 pm

      Pragalbha! I am too grateful having connected to a person who is and wants to be a genuine blogger. So you also had those experiences. That shows their inexperience and immaturity to do such an act, as if no one will understand. I am only worried about the purity and sanctity of blogging. This should not be another place for passing time and making fun. We should restrict and not encourage it.
      In the beginning it was so difficult for me to get my first 50 follows. But I kept it steady and I now feel its the proper attitude.
      Yes we must value our real readers and be thankful to them and be indebted to them.
      Some come read and go they don’t even leave their foot steps. I do not understand with what mission they come. Hahaha
      😀
      Keep it going Dear!
      Fond Regards
      Shiva
      😃🙏

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        Infinite Living said:
        February 26, 2017 at 11:03 pm

        I truly appreciate your straightforwardness and also enjoy your lightheartedness 🙂 I was secretly getting a bit disappointed on wordpress, so I absolutely agree with you about the purity and sanctity of blogging. I am delighted to find company with some others and you …the space where we convey our deepest inspirations is sacred to me. Thank you for your support and genuine presence …I now take motivation to be steadfast in my own ways.

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          Shiva Malekopmath responded:
          February 28, 2017 at 9:36 am

          That’s it Pragalbha! Yes you have to be Steadfast and I like it that way- in your own ways.
          All said and done, what WP can do about it. It is for us to mend things our own ways. WP is doing its best in improving the quality of Blogging on a daily basis. We only have to expect and accept things coming our ways.
          I am really happy having good interaction with YOU.
          All the Best to YOU.
          Stay Connected.
          Shiva

          Liked by 1 person

    boundlessblessingsblog said:
    February 27, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    Great Shiva so nice of you sharing what a beautiful and helpful person Jacqueline is and so nice that they all get in touch and help each other. It is such a beautiful feeling and please also take care of your mom. Thanks for the amazing post.

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      February 28, 2017 at 9:28 am

      Thanks Kamal! Yes Jacqueline is such a flower to whom all folks gather like bees. My Mom is better now and is doing fine. It feels so Good.
      Cheers to YOU
      Stay Connected.
      Shiva

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        boundlessblessingsblog said:
        February 28, 2017 at 9:47 am

        Absolutely Shiva and so glad to hear that all good with your mom. U too stay connected and have a great day. Shiva I have written a poem on true friend would love your great words do visit my poem.

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          Shiva Malekopmath responded:
          March 2, 2017 at 8:24 am

          Kamal You know I have already done it and we have had good interactions for that.
          I am glad to tell, I am inspired to write a post on that, shall inform you when I publish.
          Thanks so Much
          Shiva

          Liked by 1 person

    Oristel Guenael said:
    February 27, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    You are a great writer! I love your style! And great post! And it’s good, in fact, it’s always feel good to take are of MOM! Goood Shiva! Great post!!

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      February 28, 2017 at 9:24 am

      Oristel! When great things come from great ones it is such a pleasure. I thank You for this comment.
      Yes my Mom is better now and it feels so good. Thanks again.
      All the Best to YOU.
      Stay Connected.
      Shiva

      Liked by 1 person

    jacquelineobyikocha said:
    February 28, 2017 at 3:47 am

    All the good words to adorn me with make me smile. Thank you Sir 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      February 28, 2017 at 9:53 am

      Jacqueline! It is the theory of ‘Cause and Effect’ or ‘What You Sow so You Reap’, I should not tell much about it as you yourself is a Motivator.
      You have been doing good things and so the good words are coming forth. That makes me Smile too.
      Madam!
      All the Best to You.
      Stay Connected
      Shiva

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    watchingthedaisies said:
    March 1, 2017 at 12:03 pm

    I have left some comments on Jacqueline’s site Shiva. I am so glad you finally got time to participate. Blessings.

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      March 2, 2017 at 8:21 am

      Brigid It was My Privilege and I am really happy about it.
      I am proud to get Blessings from so many of You all.
      Thanks
      Shiva

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    Deb said:
    March 5, 2017 at 1:08 am

    What a great interview with Jackie! Always learning, always sharing, always growing. I left more of a comment over at Jackie’s. Thanks for sharing Shiva!!
    Deb
    🙂

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      March 5, 2017 at 5:36 am

      Thanks for those beautiful Words Always.
      I did read what you had to say at Jacquelines’. I shall catch up to that in a while.
      Let your Sunday be Great.
      My younger daughter has come with two of her friends for the week end.
      So sharing more with them.
      XOXO
      Shiva

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        Deb said:
        March 5, 2017 at 1:01 pm

        You’re very welcome. No worries on catching up.
        Have the most wonderful time with your daughter and her friends.
        Wishing you a memorable Sunday too!!
        Deb

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    Prakash Hegade said:
    March 10, 2017 at 7:08 pm

    Was all smiles to see the pictures, family and those adorable dogs. 🙂

    The Blogging etiquettes you have mentioned are definitely worth the value. Good to know more through the interview.. 🙂

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    Shivangi said:
    March 16, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    Awesome interview Shiva… you are so frank and open – the best thing about you. The blogging world is enriched by your presence😀

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    Daramemon said:
    March 19, 2017 at 8:02 pm

    Nice to read all that you write old blogging bonds go a long way

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    Ginger said:
    March 27, 2017 at 11:19 am

    Shiva I would really like to reblog your interview on my new blog called “Meet the Bloggers” … I am interviewing some bloggers but would like to reblog the well done ones like yours. Will now go ask Jacqi if that’s okay with you?

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      March 27, 2017 at 11:53 am

      I am happy about it and you can also ask Jacqueline.
      Re-Blogging should not be a problem.
      When you do please inform me.
      You may all few more questions to add if you really want and I have a few to answers to contribute.

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        Ginger said:
        March 27, 2017 at 12:52 pm

        Thanks Shiva, I have asked Jacqueline. Am just waiting for her answer and will read it again and maybe ask a few more questions .. will get back to you. Thanks!

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        Ginger said:
        March 28, 2017 at 12:30 am

        Here’s my link, couldn’t work out how to reblog to my secondary blog site!
        https://meetthebloggersblog.wordpress.com/2017/03/28/the-shivas-ponder-by-shiva

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          Shiva Malekopmath responded:
          March 28, 2017 at 9:23 am

          Kate! I went and saw your blog and the Link to My Interview. I would want you to send me a mail in which we would discuss about further things which would make your Meet the Bloggers posts more interesting. My email is My name continous all small letters @ gmail.com.
          I do not understand why you could not Reblog that post to yours. You just have to press on the Reblog icon there and it shall ask on which blog it has to be reblogged and you have to accordingly do it.
          Anyways you send me your mail so that we can discuss the matters more clearly.
          Thanks
          Shiva

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            Ginger said:
            March 28, 2017 at 10:35 am

            No it would not give me any choice of blog! Several times it sent it to my aroused blog. Will email as time permits Shiva … super busy just now with job applications. thank K

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              Shiva Malekopmath responded:
              March 28, 2017 at 12:50 pm

              Take your time and do not hurry to post as such posts are to be done neatly. I hope you understand.

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                Ginger said:
                March 28, 2017 at 12:53 pm

                Thanks for understanding Shiva! I can type out a poem in minutes but writing prose …. that post with Miriam took days and many emails but during that her friend did a shorter one first

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                Ginger said:
                April 2, 2017 at 7:04 am

                Hi Shiva, not sure you got my email? So here is a link to an edited version of your interview
                https://meetthebloggersblog.wordpress.com/2017/04/02/the-shivas-ponder-by-shiva

                Some photos would be good? Or an answer to the format I sent if you got it? thanks Shiva

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                  Shiva Malekopmath responded:
                  April 2, 2017 at 7:24 am

                  Kate I have not received your mail. I just checked. Have you sent to the right address. shivamalekopmath@gmail.com
                  Send once more let us check.
                  I feel you can redo it.
                  First let me check your format.

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                    Ginger said:
                    April 2, 2017 at 7:28 am

                    Just sent now … it’s your interview so please let me know what you want?

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                    Shiva Malekopmath responded:
                    April 2, 2017 at 8:01 am

                    Kate I have replied to your mail just now, please check.
                    I am concerned about your concern.
                    Thanks

                    Liked by 1 person

                    Ginger said:
                    April 2, 2017 at 8:09 am

                    Answered you Shiva, no solid concerns just happy to improve.

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    […] is my heavily edited version of Jacqueline’s original interview with Shiva, please click on the link for the full version and his lovely photos. I do intend to […]

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    SumitOfficial said:
    May 3, 2017 at 1:46 pm

    Congratulations.

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      Shiva Malekopmath responded:
      May 3, 2017 at 1:57 pm

      Thanks Sumit!
      Thanks for putting so many likes on my posts I am really grateful. I would be overwhelmed if you could comment on a few.
      Once again thanks for your esteemed visit.
      I shall return the visit to you.
      Redheads
      Regards
      Shiva

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