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This is my diary....what I make sense of, around me. You'll find short prose on contemporary topics that interest me. What can you expect - Best adjectives? …. hmm occasionally, tossed around flowery verbs ?…. Nope, haiku-like super-brevity? … I try to. Thanks for dropping by & hope to see you again

July 7, 2009

#50, 1 Year and ...

....the blabber continues. Well that’s how I intend to describe my blogging adventure of the past 1 year. In a nutshell that is. Coincidentally I am into the 50th article on this occasion and it has been one happy twitter on various topics. The upsides have been many, 20 odd dedicated readers, many a good reviews but by far the most effective & meaningful one has been in reaching out to many of my friends & acquaintances who otherwise would have relegated me to the dustbins of their memory – ‘Out of sight , out of mind’ as the adage goes. Given that the mindactive decay is very rapid in this information explosion age, blogging has helped me keep connected with them.

Come to think of it, in many ways this has been an exercise where I have been trying to connect with the surrounding and sounding out my reaction. Obviously the risks & downsides have been there, I could be sounding goofy at times or sometimes the reader may have got the impression that I had indulged in an exercise of deprecation, unwarranted opinion making or scoring brownie points. But that’s the risk part that is always involved in doing something and taking the Bouquets & Brickbats in equal measure was my call.

Many have asked me about the title to the blog and I have been explaining thus; The way I look at experience is a cumulative sum of everything that crosses your path which most of the time hits you like a waft of air - perceptions, interactions, situations , circumstances etc and each has its own story to tell; it only requires a kind of sensitization to receive it & interpret to explain it in one’s perspective. All this happens in the deep recesses of the mind which in many ways acts like the vast labyrinth of mindscape akin to Grey Hills. And fluttering through these recesses are the thoughts that echo incessantly. Some humming by while others creating a big twang. (sounds esoteric eh?)

This Blog has been an attempt to interpret all these thoughts which I believe may interest the readers. I have consciously moved away from restricting to any one single topic or theme because I am not espousing any cause or interest. If I did, I believe, might have brought in the fatigue & disinterest in me more than my readers. Many thanks for all your support & encouragement.

9 comments:

Michelle said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! :-)

I laughed at your "vast labyrinth of mindscape" portion. Clever and yes, very esoteric sounding.

Clyde said...

1 year blogging?!?!?!
Must hand it to you...
Happy 1st birthday - may you have many more :-)

Anuj Valmiki said...

Great cartoon to go with you blog! Nice touch putting in the art work by the kids! Always a pleasure... Happy blogging!

HN said...

Keep pounding those keys away... you are a natural

Nona said...

Happy Anniversary! Thanks for explaining the idea behind the name! I kept wondering although I never asked!

Vasant Prabhu said...

@ Michelle - glad to see you finding some humor in esoteric stuff

@Clyde - thanks, must say your witty 1 liners helped me add 2 articles to the list. Hope to add more.

@Anuj - the scribble work credit goes to my son Nikhil who seems to be eager to contribute to the blog

@HN - thanks for dropping by & your choicest words of encouragement!

@Nona - you have been one ardent supporter. Thanks a ton.

ShastriX said...

Good show, Vaz, on the 50*.

NRN used to say that sustainability in anything was the key.

Here's to more, as Anuj so stunningly put it, mind-blogging.

rekha said...

hey happy blogyear!!! bye the way i didnt know about it, only for the past 3-4 months ive been reading ur articles....

Vasant Prabhu said...

@ Shaz- if there was anybody whom I attribute singularly the Credit to , its You. Thanks a ton for initiating me into Blogging. You created my account & titled it "I was Brendon's double" not a long while ago (if you remember :)

@ Reks - thanks for the late homecoming sis.

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