This has been a long time coming. To be honest as I type this today I have been wondering what has kept me away from blogging for so long.
During my hostel days my roomie (let’s call him Aditya) and I agreed on the fact that we were unfit and had to do something about it. We decided jogging would be a decent option as there wouldn’t be the ignominy of making a fool of yourself at a team sport nor would there be a need of waiting in long queues to use sparse gym equipment. You didn’t really need technique or finesse to jog and there was ample space. Thus at the beginning of every semester we would jump out of bed or atleast open one eye to see if the other guy is awake. A little coaxing and cajoling later, we would finally hit the dirt so to say and jog.
As it was with these endeavors, the drive to do it would last for the first couple of weeks of the semester. During this brief period of self contentment we would look into the mirror and say – I know I have as many chins as a page from the Hong Kong telephone directory, but at least I’m doing something about. But like I said this was a brief period and usually by the third week we would begin to get lawyered.
What is lawyered you ask? Lawyered is this little voice in your head that breeds of your contentment. This voice lulls you into such a feeling of self worth and comfort that you feel any more effort than what you already put in is a gift to mankind. Lawyered is also the same voice which gives you a number of reasons to not pursue the afore mentioned path of self improvement or as a matter of fact anything out of the ordinary. Usually the arguments in your head are so convincing that you do give up.
So it has been with this blog. Every single time I would think that I should write, my personal lawyer would give me many reasons to desist. But today I decided to lawyer him back. I have decided to put to rest the doubts that besiege my mind when I think of blogging.
Here we go.
You cannot express yourself well enough?
I’d like to think of my high school English teachers who thought I was good at this sort of thing.
You don’t have sufficient skill in English language.
Most rappers don’t either but that aint stopping none of em busting up dem rhymes bout the hood.
What will you talk about?
I’m a 22 year old Indian muslim studying in the UK, engaged to be married, a bit of a socialist and supporter of sustainable energy. I should occasionally be able to find something or the other to talk about.
Who will be your audience?
Anybody who finds this link and reads what I have written. I have decided not to be very bothered by this audience business. Like Columbus who sailed the ocean blue in the year of 1492 I am out to find those Indians. I will be content if I can get a couple of stalkers (ringing me up at odd hours) out of this exercise.
And thus we have it.
My first blog post!!
Hopefully this high should last me more than the first two weeks as it was with the jogging. As of now I have no plans as such and hope to let this blog develop a mind of its own. Before the next time though – in the comments sections below – let us know how have you been lawyered, what have you always wanted to do but have never got around to doing because of the quality of the opposition. May it be as mundane as brushing your teeth in the morning or as exciting as jumping of a building with a faulty parachute. Let us know how you have won. It should definitely be useful to the people reading.
Until the next time!
PS: – If you are still wondering – I have managed to lose weight by the dint of my hard work and the sweat of my brow. I have now moved up from jogging to push ups. So there!