Yesterday, I posted 2000th
post on ‘Beyond This Life’, my first blogging platform here.
In over six years, since I
started writing in organized way - since then, I have diversified my content
platforms – starting other blogs and a complete website last year – but so far,
‘Beyond This Life’ has been the only omnibus place.
And though, I had not planned it,
it came on October 2, on birth anniversary of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi or
Mahatma Gandhi or Bapu.
I see my writing endeavors as an
ongoing journey. I write extensively and as people say – quite prolifically –
and completing a milestone point on this journey on the day I was writing on my
best ideal from the contemporary political world – from the modern political
history of the world - was a pleasant chance event.
I have learnt to celebrate myself
– I enjoy going within – and I do so all the time. I feel it’s the best remedy
to coexist with life. But on some days, with reasons like this, you feel
special about yourself – and no doubt, my ‘celebration’ was charmed by this
I started with first post on
‘Beyond This Life’ on July 1, 2009 and completed six years on July 1 this year
– the day that I celebrate with ‘myself’ as my ‘blogging day’. In these six
years, I have shaped three more blogs and one professional looking website that
is my personal web journal.
I write on and about everything
that clicks me. My posts include analytical write-ups, research based
write-ups, social writings, life experiences, satires, fiction, poetry and
The good thing about it is – that
I feel after six years – that my flow is free of targets and goalposts. I had
not thought of what I would write about next when I had started ‘Beyond This
Life’, and I still don’t plan what I would post next. I just try to maintain
the continuity with a ‘daily rhythm’ to satisfy my urge.
Yes, when you walk on a journey,
you have different stages when you reflect back on to take stock to look
further. For me, the correlating wavelength is the body of writing that I have
been able to put together – some of it online and most of it offline.
I do not have plans on what I
would write next – beyond my thought process hinged on this ‘beautiful
coincidence – my 2000 posts on 2nd October – the day that now the
world observes as the ‘International Day of Non-Violence’ – in a rightful
spirit to pay tribute to the great who became ‘the universal conscience ofhumanity’.
It was indeed a day of doubled up joy for me.