With 1000+ Friends..

“If you are not grateful, then you are a great fool”. Even if I would not have heard about this quote 😉 still I would have paid my sincerest of gratitude towards all of my friends on this platform not just because today Word Press had sent me the notification that I had garnered 1000+ followers here but because writing on this platform has become a part of me and you are the constant source of inspiration and motivation, if not the reason, for this.

For someone who keeps himself a bit close, initially sharing his views, ideas and feelings publically was a challenge. But today with the hindsight and with conviction I can say that this was one of the better choices I made. Writing here caused an increase in frequency of penning new poems and articles and when I did not get desired response it made me feel that the composition was not up to the mark. The responses and feedbacks helped me to improve my compositions. Reading your blogs made me go through the newer ideas and perspective which broadened my horizon of thought process. Your appreciation made me happy and proud. Arguments on issues sometime made me firm on my views and sometime it completely decimated my preconceived notions. On one hand reading your Love Stories made me feel how beautiful the world is and on other hand the Heart Breaks that some of you wrote, forced me think that we are just humans. Despite of all dualities, one thing I got to know is that everyone has their own stories and we should appreciate it. I also got to know the importance of Article 19 of the Indian Constitution (Freedom of Speech and Expression etc.) and why we should always fight for it.

Finally, to encapsulate all what I have learnt here in some words is tough ask, yet I think gratitude can be at least expressed by two words and i.e. “THANK YOU”.

I would like to like to conclude by quoting MAJROOH SULTANPURI

maiñ akelā hī chalā thā jānib-e-manzil magar

log saath aate ga.e aur kārvāñ bantā gayā


Maiden Century


Maiden Century

Well, in cricket, first century is always very special for any Batsman. When I was notified by one of the reader and later by the WordPress as well, that I had garnered 100 followers here, this event is more special for me than any of the cricketer would feel after hitting his first century. The reason is very simple. A cricketer can again hit a century, but this phenomenon is not going to happen again, as I hope, followers will tend to get add on from this tally.

My journey on WordPress, is associated with an incident. I generally preferred, in past,  to keep my poems and other write ups  close to  heart (which I still do, but not all) and occasionally revealed to the people, whom I deemed that they will understand it and value it. I kept my writings in a Diary, which contained nearly all my creations. I lost that Diary in  a journey. I was baffled and frustrated by this happening. Some of the poems I still remember, but many of them have gone forever. Due to that loss, I stopped writing for a while as I was not getting the feeling.  Then came a suggestion from a friend to write a blog, which initially I hesitated. But the fact that it will not meet the same fate of my diary due to its digital nature, I agreed upon.

When I joined WP, I find it a different world altogether. Exciting things happening around. New authors in making. Outbursts of emotions. Improvised writing and many more.

Yet, I find a terminology called “Follower” in WP very vague and unjustified. In my opine, followers in real sense are the appreciator, booster, motivator, critique and even guiding lamp for the author, who through their constant feedbacks encourages writer to improve their writings. By their motivating words, author gets a sense satisfaction, which is the oxygen for them.

On this occasion, when I reach this small yet significant landmark, I thank all of you who appreciated me even when my writing was not so good,  read the whole write ups when it was not very exciting, gave your valuable time when it the is most scarce thing in the world.

Thank you once again!!!

मेरे हिंदी के दोस्तों, इस अवसर पर आपको धन्यवाद कहे बिना तो मैं रह ही नहीं सकता. मेरी अधिकांश रचनाएँ हिंदी में ही है, अंग्रेजी समझ कम आती है और उसमें भावना आना तो मेरे लिए नामुमकिन ही है, और बिना भावना के कवितायेँ नहीं लिखी जा सकती. पर क्या करें फॉलोवर बेस अंग्रेजी से भी है और देश में अंग्रेजी प्रायः सभी समझते हैं खासकर जो इन्टरनेट का उपयोग करते हैं. इसलिए शुरुआत अंग्रेजी से की पर खत्म हिंदी से कर रहा हूँ. हिंदी के प्रति विशेष लगाव है और रहेगा.

आगे भी अपना आशीष बनायें रखें…