Posting this from Bangalore. Just back from a trip to Tirupati. Tomorrow, And then, off we move to Madurai. There are people to be with. Memories to relive. Doctors to look up. Food to relish. Love to soak in. And batteries to recharge. That indeed is a tall order.
The last couple of days here flew by. With the odd chat up with past colleagues and present day friends. Non-engineered bump-ins and fixed appointments. And i have understood, a few things.
a. Whats ‘big’ right now, would seem ‘small’. Some time later
b. People are inherently good. And yes. There are exceptions to all rules
c. There are far too many readers to this blog than i ever thought there (c)would be !
An in one such conversation, with an old friend, who professes to be a regular reader of this blog ( and proved it by quoting from the immediate posts ), i realised that it is exactly three years since this blog saw its first post. Time flies. Doesn’t it.
Three years of writing and many to thank: The regulars. The occassionals. The passersby. The one timers. The Family. The commentors. The silent ones.
And life goes on. Some ask, if i will ‘throw it open to advertisers’. (And i have told them that media buyers are lining up my alleyway, with Rolls Rocyes ! (huh !) Whats preventing me from taking up the offer is the lack of parking space in my palace ! Sigh !)
Where will it take me to ? Perhaps i have to follow the directions on the tree above. I don’t know. And perhaps don’t care. I enjoy the people connections, the stories from the world over and genuineness that this place makes possible. And have found fulfilment in. So !
Would i have imagined many ‘awards’ like this, (generously awarded by someone who i haven’t met) when i started out ? Obviously…. no ! This blog happened over an afternoon fun conversation with my brother. Time pass types ! And it meandering along to stand where it stands now, ( not that its any great a height ) is a happy, fuzzy feeling ! After all, Its still standing !
And there are those wonderful well wishers, who have (repeatedly) indicated to me that i need a doze of style and brand presence on the digital world. I cant help agree more with all of them. And i promise that i will get started on that journey. This year.
Like i saw this today morning at Tirupati. Many hair dressing ‘saloons’ in a sea of tonsured heads. Right in Tirumala. But why. I wondered. And i continue to wonder about how they do some brisk business ! And i did see them do business !
And so. Its three years. Three years of meeting some awesome people here. And wonderful perspectives from around the world converging ! And it is in such connections that this blog has derived its engine of life from. From you !
And,of course, the courage that many readers have had, to come back for more, inspires & emboldens. This blog will continue to stand. In that small corner.