Saturday, April 10, 2010

My First Blog

Well, theoretically this isn't my first blog. The first time I blogged was way back in December 2005 after reading an article about Blogging in the Indian Express at Bangalore. So, I went and sat in front of my P4 desktop, and the pathetic 56k Modem connection I had back then. To say that I was excited would be an understatement - I was both astounded and amazed. "My very own web page for free!", I thought, and sat down to write something about cars. (The only thing back then that was even close to blogging was having your own web page on Yahoo! Geocities.) It was a feeling I had never had before - it was like a six year old seeing a red Ferrari on his neighbour's driveway, or a ten year old laying his hands on a brand new X-Box. At the end of it, I experienced a sense of accomplishment and it felt absolutely wonderful!
The ironic part is that it took me another 5 years to blog again! Weird. Totally weird. I've always wanted to write. To write something with purpose, something that makes a difference, something that would be remembered. May be its all because I've always wanted to be a journalist, but have so often been told, "But your English isn't all that great!". True, true, very true. But hey, that doesn't prevent me from Blogging!
I thought the first blog would be a nice time to give some credit to the people who made me choose the name of my blog, "random thoughts ...". I had two seniors at BIT, Mesra - Shyam and Kalyan. They didn't teach me how to code in Perl, or to solve equations on transconductance (whatever that is!) in subjects like DIAC, but they did teach me something very very important. I remember going to them the evening before my interview for an internship at a financial firm to get "formals", as I had none, and the only advice they gave me was this : "Be random". I don't know why, but I took their advice pretty seriously, and it worked! Even they were shocked it did! Even today, before I go for an interview, a viva, a written exam, or I do anything at all, the only thing I tell myself is this : "Be random".

15 comments:

  1. Welcome here Thotha! :)Would like to see more from you in future. :)btw nice title. :P

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  2. Well ur english isnt that bad also...don make fun of u....anyways Good Start dude...keep Writing.....waiting for the next one anxiously...:):)

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  3. I'll vouch for that journalist :D

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  4. good going dude!! just keep it up

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  5. awesome stuff!incidentally even our batch guyd pride themselves for being random(esp hari,str and meself)

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  6. Welcome to blogging world...I really liked the topic...'Random thoughts !!'...Even I heard these words for the first time frm Shyam only.Ny wayz..I m expecting more random thoughts frm you here...Letz make a 'Random Revolution'..Keep going !!

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  7. Nice Start thotha...
    covered the topic well wid awesome randomness.. keep it up.....

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  8. congrates for ur 1st(2nd) blog... keep up the gud work

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  9. wanted to b a journalist ah ??
    have u seen the movie "accepted" ??
    if u havent, see it. if u hav
    then "its never too late, my friend". whet ur apetite thru blogging n then one day u can make it.

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  10. Hey..I didnt know you wanted to be a journo..same here :P ....and i agree with sanketh..see "accepted" ...and keep blogging..I personally think your English is great :)

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  11. Hey that's anice blog. You've already got a follower and a fan in me. Keep 'em coming.

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  12. Heyy...that was pretty good !! u shud keep writing!! lol..."be random"...u did sound a bit like chetan bhagat...the whole writing for a purpose thing!
    vaishnavi

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  13. it("BE RANDOM" waala funda) really worked for me during my maruti interview ....

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