Category: Just like that

What is it for me?

The past fortnight, I have been asked a question by different people (who in no way are related to each other) at different locations, at different points of time. ‘Why do you write?’ The frequency of this question has led me to write this Perspective article for today. Something different than my usual ones. Why do I write? What is it for me?

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The Medium of Knowing

“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.”

Nelson Mandela

The first word which I spoke in Hindi (my mother tongue) was, “पापा” which means father. It established an emotional connection with my father and my family. The first sentence which I spoke in English was, “A for Apple” and that was the beginnNing of my academic career.

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A letter to the reader

To the reader,

When I started this blog, this journey, 3 years ago. It was all new to me. The very idea of publishing my opinion on various issues on a public platform would weird me out. In fact I would get scared just by the thought of it.

But deep down, I wanted to do this. Therefore I decided that it was time to swallow my discomfort and get on with my work. It has been a long journey and we have come a long way. Over the years my writing has developed a lot, and the credit goes to the readers. Your opinion and feedback (and not to mention some of the most interesting discussions I have had over email) is what makes this blog what it is today.

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