Recently one of my students asked, sir have you started a blog. “You write? Wow! Don’t worry sir I will read and post my comments.”
Friends choicest greetings of Diwali. I don’t know whether any of you were waiting for my post or not. But the statement above really knocked me down for few days and finally I felt that I should share my feelings with you all. It shook me from within. There were number of things which really hit me hard. First of all his “You write?” convinced me that he did not have even an iota of confidence that I could write. (I myself doubt.) Secondly his “wow” convinced me further that writing is something very rare and could be done only by the selected few. (And I was certainly not one of them). His “don’t worry sir, I will read and post my comments”, was the most depressing. It was not difficult for me to understand, that all in good faith, he wanted me to try something else other than writing.
To give you an insight of our conversation further, he became very verbal trying to convince me to stop writing and make some videos and upload them on the video sharing sites. He felt that it was the latest thing in vouge. My numerous attempts to make him understand, the real purpose went in vain. I tried my level best to make it clear to him that I was using the platform only to share some of my feelings, my lows and my highs. But he kept on insisting on one point. The basic question forwarded by him again and again was that “WHO READS?”
But now, up to an extent, I agree with him. Really now “WHO READS?” Most of us don’t even have patience to read messages, forget about reading any literature or mythology. With the changing times, reading is really becoming a lost art.
Though not long back, it was considered as a part of necessary self education as it was the only medium though which you could enhance imagination. And no doubt imagination was and still is the stepping stone for great inventions and discoveries.
Cutting it short, dear friends continue reading. Read where ever and whatever you can. Subconsciously it will work wonders and you will be able to imagine your ways, your solutions and your goals.
Coming finally to CORPORATE, it was conceived as a novel and then I decided to convert it into a small story. Thus it has become a roller coaster ride. I hope you like it. While writing the basic idea in my mind was to entertain you. Entertain you through reading….
(CORPORATE is a separate page in the top menu. Looking forward to your suggestions, comments and the post-mortem…)