The favourite blogs, yours and mine!
Happy new year to all of you!
Retrospection is my favourite activity! WordPress site where I publish my blogs has an excellent statistical tool! I was going through the data, and it gave me surprises! So, I will share with you the information about which blogs have been favourite among the readers. Along with that, I will also share my favourite blogs! Along with the link, I will write briefly, the background behind writing these blogs! In the link, you can see when the blog was published. The blogs I wrote about personalities are of course my favourite, as they were written from the bottom of my heart. For example those on Shashi Kapoor, My Rakhi Sister Pratibha, Maheshbhai, Manas Sen!
The most favourite blog of all my blogs! It is way ahead of others. I attended a family puja. During this event, hymn chanting was going on. One of the middle-aged ladies from the family started swaying to the rhythm of the hymns and the music played! In Marathi/Hindi, it is called “Angat Yene or Devi Ana!” I had always thought it happens in the case of ladies from different strata; I thought that they mostly did it for money! But this lady continued to do it till the music stopped! She was tired after the music stopped and was profusely sweating when the event was over. The top viewership is a surprise to me.
I am not surprised that this one is liked by many. Our health is an essential aspect of our life! So people were interested in the subject. There was a lot of discussion on this blog.
I published these two blogs on two consecutive days! These are about the saga in my friend, Prakash Nirgudkar aka, Pakya’s life! I wish nobody has ever to go through the health issues that Prakash had gone through, ever! But at the same time, the events proved the saying, “When going gets tough, the tough get going!” The way Prakash and his family handled the situation, we must read to believe. I am sure not many could have dealt with this situation, the way Nirgudkars did! Prakash was an epitome of patience and courage! The world where people like Prakash are around, can not be evil!
The above blog is written almost five years back. I had started taking my baby steps in blogging. I was naive at that time! I was more like the Parijatak tree! My thoughts were not very fluent in those days, nor my writing. But now I realise that this one is one of my better blogs. It shows because many people are still reading it! If the world is full of people who are like Parijatak, I would never want to leave this world! It is called Shefalika in Sanskrit and Harsingar in Hindi! We find Parijatak is found in many states in India. There must be a reason for it! God wanted to spread its simplicity, fragrance and low cost of ownership! If the humans in India follow these traits, then our country will be in a perpetual state of bliss.
For me, it is a tough decision to decide which blogs I like the best! It is like asking a mother which child do you love the most? But when I write something spontaneously, I like it the best! There are many such blogs. I will share a few with you.
The blog is my most favourite one for a specific reason. From this blog onwards, I started getting a good feel of how to write blogs. For me, this was the changing moment. I used to take my granddaughter Rhea to Vitthal Mandir near our home to play; she was two years old then. I could reach it in a couple of minutes. But with Rhea around, we would take ten to fifteen minutes. I started looking at the world from her eyes and perspective! I started looking at the civilisation differently. The blog gave me great satisfaction on completion. I hope you also will like it.
The blog is based on a poem by Kedarnath Singh. The subject of going back to roots is explained very well in the poem. We do a lot of work in certain areas, and the time comes for us to withdraw. It is not very easy to walk in reverse. In the poem, the poet uses mattress and cotton as perfect metaphors.
The blog is about changing our thought process as we grow. Humans remain entangled in life and don’t keep away from the life of their children. We must do it. When our time to go from this earth, we anyway have to withdraw. We are automatically removed, whether we like it or not! So, why not get into withdrawal mode step by step? These steps make life smoother for both you and your children!
The current state of the nation is well-explained by using lyrics of the famous Hindi song, “Chingari Koi Bhadke”! It talks about the guards who are supposed to guard us! But who will guard the guards, if they don’t do what they are supposed to do!
Friends, as usual, please share your comments. From my archive list on the blog page, you can see the list of blogs. Let me know which blogs are your favourites.
What is my new year resolution? As usual no resolution! The world is full of good, bad and the ugly. But I think how you see, how you behave, how you react to something shows you the proverbial mirror! I hope the god gives me the strength to see good, behave decently, and react correctly. Bad and ugly part these are days is because of the anonymity of social media. Twitter is a classic example of what I am saying. The messages can be sent very quickly on twitter. I see many bad and ugly things said on twitter about good people like Harsha Bhogale and Anand Mahindra. By doing this, these people are showing bright light on their own face and are exposed.
May God bless all!