December 11

10 years of blogging

I happened to be looking at my blog’s history and I suddenly realized that I actually first posted on this blog site on 14-Mar-2009. It was of course, a stupid Hello World blog. If you do not know what that means, Hello world is the first thing you do with any software essentially. It’s a technical person’s way of starting a project much like how religious people start something with a prayer. However my journey into writing started much earlier. Before I had this blog I had another one on I started that in 2007 and even before that I started writing journal entries. My first recorded entry (that I still have for reference) is from Nov-2003.

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August 28

We, the people : Divided and United

We, the people. We, who are more divided, than united. United by the race, by the religion, or by the caste and yet these are also the dividing factor, which weighs down more upon us.

We have not tried to live for improving our life, but rather for matching and bettering the neighbour’s life. The means, always justify the end. The end, though is never justified. We, the people, have lost ourselves in small disputes or petty problems, at the same time, turning a blind eye on the larger issues. Where are we headed, if this continues?

I am no sociologist or a biologist or any ist, but the people, the society we have, and the movement of this society has been seen in 2 distinct directions. One is towards the western culture or so called modernism , and the other in the fundamentalism, or towards the core-religiosity. The fundamentals believe that we need to adapt to religion. They believe that religion is the answer, the answer to everything and everyone. And to make each of us understand this answer, all the means used by them are justified. For the modernist, however it is the religion that has to adapt to his / her lifestyle. Religion for them is only a question, and the answer a tough nut to crack. Hence, they accept it as a inheritance and move on. Some chuck it on the way, if the burden gets too heavy. Continue reading