Wednesday, December 19, 2012

My Favorite Bloggers of 2012

Blogging is a wonderful experience. So many people have asked me how I manage time to write, promote and speak about my blogs in spite of having bundles of articles to write (for my clients). My answer is very simple; it is just the passion to express! In addition to my writings, I do follow (in the exact sense, not just a namesake follower) a few blogs that inspire me to scribble more. Picking up ten blogs from the reading list is a tough task. Though the list is incomplete, here are my ten favorite bloggers of 2012.

  • Subhorup Dasgupta: He is a well experienced humble blogger and a best advisor. Mostly, when I have some doubts regarding blogs, I find him ready to help. His blog deals with variety of topics.
  • Saru Singal: Just like her appearance, her blog is also cute. Although she writes all kinds of topics, I admire her poems more.
  • Abhilash Ruhela: The best thing I like about this person is that he always updates his blog. His criticism posts are sometimes funny otherwise intellectual.
  • Ashwini CN: I could see some sort of similarities between mine and her blog posts. She writes simple things in a simple language.
  • Pranita: It was her name that initially attracted me to her blog. I had a junior with the same name in my college. This blogger wrote different subjects in the early days and later confined to haiku poems. Now I can see her writing reviews and other types of articles too.
  • Anjali Kumar: If I’d get a chance to meet any one of the unseen blogger friends, I’d choose this girl’s name. She is a regular visitor and commenter of my blog. She writes about her thoughts in a very light way which I always enjoy.
  • Meenakshi: She is my college mate and best friend. Her poems are awesome. But I hate her for not caring her blog properly. Also she is a person who encourages this village girl to write more without any distortion.
  • Deepak Karthik: What to say about this guy, an all rounder! Whichever bloggers’ networking sites I join, I’d see his name. He is one of the writers who encourage new bloggers the most.
  • Joshi Daniel: An amazing “shooter” whose posts I never miss! Although you may not find many comments of mine in his blogs, I do follow it sincerely.
  • Leo: He writes beautiful poems in an effortless language. I like the way he describe moments and things.

Here I conclude my posts for the year 2012. Wishing all my readers a very Happy New Year and also a big thanks to my blogger friends for supporting me throughout the year!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

It Was A Puppet Show

In the green valley
Under bright sun,
A stage was set
Just for me!

Every time I asked:
Am I playing a drama?
The master whispered:
No, this is real life!

Neither I saw the viewers
Nor the hands that helped
I was busy playing
For the master!

Sweet moments,
Lovely praises,
My life was great
In master’s hands!

I realized I’m a substitute
Till the original’s arrival!
The show is still on,
With a polished doll.

It was a mere drama,
Not a slice of life.
I played my part
And my name is puppet.

With broken strings,
Without emotions,
I lay in the bin
Waiting for the next play!

Monday, December 3, 2012

20 Years of SMS

Have you ever wondered how lovely those tiny messages that visit your mobile’s inbox daily are? How many of you have worried when your dear ones skip or forgot to SMS you? Life won’t be the same if Matti Makkonen hadn’t introduced tiny characters twenty years back. Yeah! SMS is celebrating its 20th birthday today. From simple ‘hi’ to serious political discussions, SMS has grown as major power of communication among majority of the population in this world. The sharpness and strength of these 160 characters have even scared politicians. The fear of the power has let the authorities to ban group texting when some issues arise in an area.

Oh God! I speak like a criticizer, very formal words. Since this is a personal blog and I’ve scribbled a few posts about messages, regular readers of my blog could easy identify my craziness to text. Yet I should admit that these days my habit of messaging has reduced drastically. I was really surprised when I saw a feature in an English daily saying that the trend of SMSing has declined so much. It is not that I follow the world trends blindly. Still I wonder how I could stop texting without any regrets. Blame it on social networks and online life (blogging too)!

While rewinding, you could meet a village girl who never kept her phone down. She will be always busy texting her friends and relatives. She had most of the numbers of her schoolmates, college friends, colleagues and relatives. If someone is there in her contact list, they cannot escape from her texts. In the initial days of messaging, just 200 SMS was more than enough for a month. Slowly, it became 100 per day and later unlimited. Apart from usual forwarded messages and other SMS, she also typed small poems in the cell phone. Most of the poems in this blog were first framed as texts. Gradually she stopped sending messages. None bothered to ask her what happened! If anybody asks her, she does not have an answer. Sometimes, the answer will be just single word- boredom! Is it that the exact answer? Well, it may be so…

There was a golden time of messaging for me. Every SMS was read with so much of affection and replied punctually. I don’t know whether I can do the same in future. At present, I am not interested to text. But I am always thankful to those little SMS which made me smile, cry and shout. If there was no texting, I wouldn’t have so many nostalgic moments to think of! So here is a birthday wish coming straight from the heart of an SMS fan. Many Many Happy Returns of the Day! May you live long happily and cheerfully!

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