Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Why Blog?

I have been wanting to create a real blog-spot (not blogspot - which apprantly I have from a long time) but few thoughs always pestered me on the basic question why should I write blogs.

Well its true that when I read some of my friends blogs online -
nanda's, bhatti's, pango's, jaya jha's, diwakar's - the *only* ones I have read - I find different reasons of their blogging. Nanda writes mostly on social things that probably he is against or liked in the recent past or his little endeavors here and there. Bhatti is still a step ahead criticizing the social and economical backbone of India. Diwakar probably writes on whatever comes to his mind giving good latest information and upto-date happenings (Which I really appreciate), pango - though a late entrant has got some attention lately due to his blogs on IIMB. Jaya Jha's blogs sometimes have to link to any social or economic issues - what I can call is inner thoughts.

So trying to organize thoughts on blogging, the topics are:
1. Social and Economic fibre.
2. Current Affairs in general
3. Personal Current Aaffairs
4. Philosophical snippets/inner thoughts.
5. New/Latest in the Market

Coming on to reasons of blogging - I wonder why do *We* write blogs?
1. Do We have lot of time?
2. Is it like writing a daily dairy - or maybe weekly dairy?
3. Do We write it to just express what we feel strongly for?
4. Is it just a community effect? My friend blogs & I like my friend => I should write blogs.
5. Do We feel lonely and want someone to share Our thoughts with?
6. Is this just a technological substitution of the Bulla sessions (just chit chat)
7. Am I thinking too much?

Proably I am. Probably there is no reason for it, but still I find it curious as I want to write blogs (dont know why) but am just not able to (dont know why again). May I feel vulnerable that We might know me and my inner thoughts - So what? - Well! what if they are not according to the norms of the society? What if You start being judgemental on what I write? - But thats what you are? - But thats the problem, maybe I am not what I write? Maybe thats just a state of mind at that moment? There have been many instances when I contradict myself and then counter-contradict and then counter-contradict and so on. - Hmmmmm, but why the hell do you care what We might think of you? - Duhh! Aint that a part of social life? Aint that important that others think good of You? Will You be able to live in a society where every one is against what You think is right? Isn't sociey about 'Right and Wrong'? If not why do You criticize so many social norms that you have? Why do You express a strong opinion about something You feel is right or wrong? - Its not what We feel is right or wrong is actually write or wrong - its only that We believe it to be right or wrong. - Then why do You forget this in you daily life that "Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one." - (Einstein). - But you should not care if this a fault of Ours, you should not care if We are wrong in forgetting what We consider right or wrong is a mere belief - But again, are We really Wrong? Rather Can We be really Wrong? - Lolz, Who knows?

Well probably You can help me on this, but for now I will choose the path of writing blogs. Writing about the perceived differences in cultures in India and America( I fear it wont be truely American as San Diego, especially
University of California at San Diego is filled with students from over a 100 countries :-))) - I may be judgemental - afterall I am a part of We.


At 8:29 AM, Blogger Ankush Garg said...

First of all, your blog shows 5 comments and I can see none. Please see what is an error.

Secondly, you have guessed it wrong as to why I blog. So you can be sure that nobody will be able to read you innerself, unless ofcourse you wish to.

It was fun reading your blog. However given 4 options, I would have guesses it is your blog.


At 6:36 PM, Blogger Nikhil said...

well yeah - i deleted them - they were crap/spam stuff not comments. seems blogspot is late on updating it.

inever guessed why you blog - i worte on what topic you prefer to blog - a general guideline not to be quoted.

hmmm - then i failed - will try for you to guess it in first shot ;-)


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