Who am I and why do I blog? May be this should have been my first post. But then, it would have been too early. Of course now and then I have shared bits and pieces bout me and my outlooks. Here, let me sum it up and provide the missing pieces.
Four months back I was trying WordPress just as a time pass. I noticed that the domain durgadash.com was available. Then it was an instant decision. I registered for the domain and started this blog. Of course I have another blog where I have been blogging since 2014. Now, I have stopped updating that blog and I am planning to close it after sometime as it is not practicable to maintain two similar blogs.
Reading and writing has been a passion since childhood. When I was eighteen, four of my poems were published in an international anthology. After graduating from Berhampur University in 1987, I joined Indian Air force to fulfill another passion, i.e soldiering. In the twenty years of my defense career I traveled a lot, met with a lot of different kinds of people and did a lot many other exciting and mundane things. But reading and writing took a back seat. In 2008, got released from Air Force after twenty years of honourable yet no so extraordinary service.
In 2009, I started my first blog. It was with Blogger. Sometime in 2011 or 2012, one day I came across an advertisement for cheap hosting options offered by GoDaddy. I got a little tempted. Mine was any way not a commercial blog. However, I thought why not go for it to give my blog some professional feel. I fell for the bait of cheap hosting and shifted my blog to an independent domain.
However, after six or seven months, to my horror, one day I found that my blog was behaving strangely. The customer care at GoDaddy was also not able to sort out my problem. Subsequently, things became worse and the blog collapsed. I don’t know whether GoDaddy has improved its quality, meanwhile. Another unfortunate lapse from my part was that I had not taken back up of all my posts.
Then, for quite some time I was busy with my professional activities and could not restart my blog till 2014.
Now, coming to the question as to why the hell do I blog, well, I blog to share my passions. Both the visible and the invisible elements of creation fascinate me. I am a wanderer and wonder-er. And, one life is barely enough to experience even a fraction of those passions.Hence my blog – as a kind of plea to the maker is named as One Life is not Enough. I have expressed this as a poem, which can be read here. There is also a sequel titled – One Life is not enough, yet for now, this moment is full in itself.
So, through my blog I wish to share my passions. My passions which can be shared without being politically incorrect in an Indian context. Photography, poetry, travel, books, movies, personal growth, philosophy and mysticism are some of my passions worth to be listed. I will also share my views and feelings on social issues that I deeply associate with.
As a reader your passions may be different. So, in my blog please indulge yourself in whatever you find interesting. And of course your feedback will be of immense support to me, in my blogging journey in particular and my writing journey in general.