Sunday, November 30, 2008

My very first lines….

I typed it wrong again!!! Bolg instead of Blog ( and hence the very name of my blog )…. I never believed in conventional typing skills ( like most of us ) and always press the keys whichever way I liked.  Saying about typing, I recall that in my childhood days there were a lot of typewriting institutes which taught how to type. Typewriting was taken as a career option especially for middle class girls in those days. I wonder if there is any more of those typewriting institutes today. Probably not….

I’d been brooding over the idea of starting a Blog for quite a bit, the idea struck me when I was traveling in train alone back to Bangalore from home one Sunday. I am getting bored of myself and was standing at the door of the train, with wind in my hairs ( no sand at my feet though J ) …. Hoping that could trigger some innovation. I wanted to do something different in life. There are more than a million software engineers working for various MNCs in Bangalore. The common joke is that you throw a stone anywhere in Bangalore, it will either fall on a dog or on a software engineer. I’m just not content by being one among them. I wanted to be on my own. So I was standing there, hoping to get a spark that could change my career. Why don’t I start a company, a hotel, a web site at least……..Finally.. I said to myself: “Listen, why don’t you try to write a blog. After all, it is the easiest thing to do”. Even though the idea is not going to change my career or do anything of that sort, at least there is some creative element in it. The whole idea about starting a blog has been with me ever since I read the blog of my first manager (Sunshine Days, by Suresh Nair). So here I am, writing the first and may be the last (I sincerely hope not), I am a good starter but a very bad finisher!!!!


The past week was a terror week for India,. India’s 9/11 just got over, with a chilling death and destruction count.  I saw the pictures in the newspapers of the terrorists, there were teenagers of my age, in a T-shirt and a backpack. I really wonder how much amount of brain washing would have been done to these chaps to make them do this cruelty. Or, was this act their own choice of doing something “different” in life? God knows.  Don’t worry; I am not going to comment on terrorism itself, there would be millions of bloggers busy writing about it anyways. I want to comment on a movie about terrorism I saw a couple of months back. The movie was titled “The traitor”. It is about terrorism, but unlike most other movies, it glorifies the actual meaning of Quran and Islam. Don’t get me wrong, I am not a Muslim, neither am I trying to promote Islam.  I was moved when I saw this movie. This movie is about a Muslim who helps the agencies to crack down Islam terrorists. 

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