Hello world!

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Since this is my first post on WordPress, or on a blog in fact, I want to start with a flashback motion picture of getting here. No, you don’t have to sit through a lesson of ‘My History’ and I sincerely don’t intend to make it like that, this is just a story!  A story of what caused a  school-girl to set up a blog and start writing out to the wide world, for no reason, and with no aim.


When you are in tenth grade, no-one reminds you that Fridays call for the special, white uniform, and the excuse “I didn’t remember” is just as if you didn’t speak at all. Because before you realise it, they are calling you sophomores, and you may not be ready to act the part, but you do go around boasting the sheer fact that you’re senior to one more class this year. When half the year has gone by, you’ll realise you might just have boasted about breathing.

So, with a new academic session rolling in, I had new choices to make. No, not those resolutions they force us into at the assemblies, but choices literally, as in what art subject I wanted to opt for and so on. Half of the decisions depend on what I want to do, and the remaining on the number of people who will give company. With that, the focus on friends comes in. Who is doing what and why? And can I join?

So, okay, there’s lots going on, but why blog? And since there is so much ‘on’ already, really, WHY blog?

Because sometimes, in the flurry, I want to be heard, as a girl who’s expressing. Now with so much to control in the first month, I can’t get authorities to relish the change with me, and by the time one’s in senior school, children are already deciding their careers and all, and they just can’t listen to idle discussion in the first week. So, however ardently may I write, I don’t get an audience to share the butterflies! (Not that blogging promises that, but at least I am out and available!)

With my loyal orange-back notebook in my bag, I went to school for two whole weeks and adapted to the early morning rise, after the oh-so-good end-of-term vacation. I kept on writing the first few days, but into the end of the week, we knew it wasn’t too much a rush to not talk, so the notebook slipped back in the bag more often.  And people started listening, because we really didn’t care it was tenth, we were still buddies!

Yet, I am writing.

Because I realised you don’t need to be alone to need a blog! You only need to be free enough. I don’t need to have those standing-alone-on-a-New-York-street-while-the-crowd-pushes-away kind of nightmares to want to blog, WordPress would go crazy if it was so!

So, I am blogging, and hope to do regularly, because I want to write out! And I suggest anyone with a comment just drop it down there because, hey, I appreciate it!

Until later.

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20 thoughts on “Hello world!

    Sameer Chopra said:
    April 13, 2012 at 7:59 PM

    with a tradition of encouraging you in all your endeavors, here’s to another one! 🙂 Keep writing to everybody’s and your own delight 🙂

      Ruchika responded:
      April 16, 2012 at 1:52 PM

      Keeping up with MY tradition of being thoroughly surprised by your reviews, ideas and encouragement, THANKS once again. Such heart-warming appreciation is rare to come by!

    deepank said:
    April 13, 2012 at 8:08 PM

    u r realy gud at dis…….keep bloggin,….:)

      Ruchika responded:
      April 16, 2012 at 1:53 PM

      Thankyou Deepank! Appreciate it!

    Anuj said:
    April 14, 2012 at 5:39 AM

    time is a perishable and a non-renewable commodity. good, if you have ample of it now. Respect Time!! It stops for no one.. life passes through different stages… you will also realize this on your own.. Not that blogging is a waste or something.. just make it useful / worthwhile / productive… May be find a purpose to blog..

      Ruchika responded:
      April 14, 2012 at 7:41 AM

      Yes, it is! Which is why by doing the most that one can manage at the same time, makes it worthwhile and lively! And blogging gives that feeling of making the most! Thanks for your feedback!

    Puneet Dhamija said:
    April 14, 2012 at 6:43 PM

    Ok, this is how you do it.. . I will get there too. Tks 🙂

      Ruchika responded:
      April 14, 2012 at 6:51 PM

      Hope you do, fellow writer!

    shilpa said:
    April 16, 2012 at 10:17 AM

    well done.a very simple and satisfying way of expressing urself.keep it up.

      Ruchika responded:
      April 16, 2012 at 1:49 PM

      Thankyou so much. Encouragement helps a lot!

    Varun Dabas said:
    April 16, 2012 at 11:00 AM

    really surprised by ur writing..:)

    Ruchika responded:
    April 16, 2012 at 1:50 PM

    Thankyou Varun! Always appreciate the feedback!

    saumya said:
    April 17, 2012 at 11:07 AM

    bravo girl !!! dis is wowieee congos on d first 1 n keep at it ……….!

      saumya said:
      April 17, 2012 at 11:30 AM

      i think i forgot about congratulating you on the awesomest name for a blog uve got here !!

        Ruchika responded:
        April 17, 2012 at 3:09 PM

        I thought it would get some appreciation… And I for one am a person who Googles such phrases quite often!

      Ruchika responded:
      April 17, 2012 at 3:07 PM

      Thanks Saumya!

    Aman Aggarwal said:
    April 19, 2012 at 1:24 PM

    I have no words to express every blog of yours …….
    but alll the blogs are amazing
    keep writing blogs…….for that best of luck!!!!!!!!

      Ruchika responded:
      April 20, 2012 at 5:40 PM

      Thanks Aman! Came as a surprise, but touched none-the-less!

    anjali said:
    April 21, 2012 at 6:24 AM

    how can your favourite and constant critic (and occassional friend) be FAR behind! glad u started this. enjoy!!!

      Ruchika responded:
      April 21, 2012 at 7:19 AM

      Permanent friend. Without doubt. 😀

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