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Saturday, July 17, 2010

The 400 Blows

This is mine 400th post on the 'Sparsh'. It’s an eve of expression and celebration for me. I have a long journey of “unlearning" prejudices to gain insight of human nature. Also, the explosion of the blog phenomenon has exposed youths like me to a multitude of opinions. I had read, written and discussed about social, economic, and political opinions of importance and enjoyed sharing views on cinema.

I read several bloggers but follow ritually for new updates on these blogs : Nimmy, Nimmy2, Indianhomemaker, Rashmi Bansal, Atanu Dey, Devinder Sharma, TheSouthAsianIdea, Prof Abi, Sameer Bhat, anindianmuslim , Winds From The East , Calamur Harini, Vikram V Garg, Diptakirti, aPocRyPHaL, Anu, The Rational Fool, Nita, The Religious Policeman, kufr, Roshmi, Jaya, Santosh Desaijoie de vivre and Rajjo;

I read and like works of these Public Figures : Osho, Nadeem F. Paracha, Bill Maher, Christopher Hitchens , Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, P. Sainath, Namit Arora and Pankaj Mishra ;

We as a whole shun social scientists but there is a deep urge among many to understand what is wrong with our country and society. There is a need to examine deeper causes because denial and inertia are easier than rational, analytical debate. We need  writers who can bravely give voice to what people had been wishing- but not daring to say for many a year. I aspire for that role.

I love Internet as it has been able to blow lid on the cheating systems set in pre Internet era. Internet gives me blog space to publish my views without any censor. Internet is a wonderful place and offers endless opportunities for individuals to connect with the rest of the world. So why restrict yourself to the boundaries of ours geographic region? Step out and explore.

I enjoyed writing all these four hundred posts. I view each blog post as a blow to the moral fabric of society by an individual. I am in the search for the elusive individual buried behind the cultural , national, colonial and global sentiment. This blog is now a crazy obsession, its about finding a new instrument true to the one's spirit. I will write more and more till there is passion and curiosity kicking inside me...


  1. Congratulations Bhai !!!!!
    Waiting for next 400....

  2. U didn't mention numerous number of people whom you encouraged to blog ! Kudos for that too..........

  3. Thanks Bhai for this hausala afzaai. I always encourage people to write and few people had taken few steps in this direction :) . If I was a partial cause in your blog startup, it make me feel proud. Its like encouraging a young entrepreneur for startup company. I am feeling now that I have started using mine potential still, a long way to go for both of us. Cheers for expressing ourself without fear and biasing. Hope we can do something hatke in our academics and life...

  4. congrats bhaiya, really big achievement

  5. Thanks Mayank for coming to blog regualrly and writing insightful comments. Wo kahte hain na, "hum chalte gaye karwaan judtaa gaya" ; That is crux of it.

  6. Beautiful blog. Amazing insightful posts. I am glad I came across this blog. This blog should be read by as many as possible.

    Best wishes for many more 400 posts and may you help as many readers as possible question their prejudices.

  7. Thanks IHM for the support and encouragement. I will write in future with internsity and passion such as today, otherwise abandon it completely. If my writing helps in waking up people from their deep beliefs and raising their curiosity level, the output is done for me. I always try to push things forward with the slogan " We shall overcome one day..."

    Best of luck in your expression of thoughts also.

  8. 400 posts...OMG...great...
    this post is too good.....

  9. Thanks Umesh for visting blog. This post is just "Another brick in the wall ".

  10. Congrats yayaver....
    wish to see and read many more such 400s......
    its always a pleasurable/thought provking/shaking the shakels of prejudices experience to read your posts...
    hope you keep posting for yourself as well as others who love to read it again and again......

    and finally i'd like to say for you that..

    "हम भी दरिया हैं हमें अपना हुनर मालूम है
    जिस तरफ़ भी चल पड़ेंगे रास्ता हो जायेगा"

    and we know that aapko apna hunar bakhoobi malum hai...

  11. Akash bhai, where are you these days ? No comments or writing on Anjaan Rahgir. Much Much thanks for so much compliment. I want to start fission chain of though provoking people on cyber world. But, if you don't continue writing, how it will be successful. I am pleased that you loved my blog. Reading is only half way of creation. Remaining half is to write one self. Hum to aapka hunar dekhna chahte hain lekhni mein....

  12. Congrats yaar!

    Really nice! :)

  13. That's the spirit. All the power to you.

  14. Thanks Abdusalaam; You are also very prolific writer and u also know it takes more than sanity to write so much. Wants more from you also. Thanks for the wishes.

  15. Wow! A century 4 times over! Way to go!!!

  16. I will go because you are there for regulating me if there is fall in the quality. Quality here means ability to speak bluntly truth without fear of backlash.

    Roshmi Madam, Thanks for being here. It helps in comforting that things are going in quite right direction.

  17. Thanks Dark Gal for encouraging me in dark times. I am sorry that forget to respond you at appropriate time. Much apology.



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