Wednesday, April 26, 2006

It's a secolo!!

Thought of putting up a fundoo post on relationships. Anyways that will have to wait until tomorrow becoz.....with this post, I have 'scored' a century (drum-beats, hoots, whistles, cat-calls)...:)! So, this post is dedicated to explaining a bit of me, myself and Chitraaz......


Uninterested readers can drop out at this level becuase a head-ache may be in the offing after reading the rest :)! As to the rest of the 'brave' ones.....read on....

I have always been a very private individual. And I mean private in every sense. I hate explaining myself, my emotions, my responses and my reactions to anyone.

But through this blog, I have done just that. And I have gone a step further in bridging the gap between myself and those few chosen ones. Because being private is not the same as being anonymous.

There are times when I involve myself very actively in and around me. But during the rest (which is most), I prefer to take the backseat – just observing life and people change around me.........

To most of you out there, this blog has served the purpose of a window, letting you on into bits and pieces of my existence out here. However, I have to admit that there’s a lot of it which remains untouched and unblogged and will remain so – a part of my private persona.

To those chosen ones out there, you have to understand that beneath this sunny fa├žade chugs away a realistic and down-to-earth mind. Much as I am afraid of rejections, it takes time on my part, and patience on your part, to explain what I am and what I have become. And to do this, I have to re-visit some of the most painful periods of my life, those which I would like to have permanently buried and sealed. And I can do this only for very few people......and no-one else.

Thanks to this blog, I have had the chance to meet some like-minded people – a rarity because I believe that people are individuals in every sense of the word, and no two individuals are alike.

I am not that detached enough from the rest not to feel happy when people (some whom I have not even met) let me know how much they look forward to reading my posts. Achaa lagta hain that for them reading my blogs has become as much a practice as I writing them. When they express their appreciation through comments or mails. When I receive mails like “Hi chitra...me a silent reader of ur blog :) cud relate a lot to many of ur posts :) read ur "Taken for granted? " ...just felt like sending u this :) cheer up :)” with one of sweetest C&H strips. Or when I received chocolates all the way from Japan :). And most importantly when they identify with what I write. For me that kind of response is ....well....awesome to say the least.

Much as I like to believe that I am “Witty, sarcastic, optimistic”, I would like to clarify that I was not born one; rather I was moulded by something called the vagaries of life. Sometimes harsh, sometimes smooth, sometimes unrelenting, sometimes unchanging, and sometimes unforgiving, life goes on......

As I stated, I am a bystander – just observing life and people change around me.........and getting changed in the process......like a piece of driftwood.....just trying to connect to the rest of the world through this platform......through my space.

38 comments:

Jay said...

Ah .... !

Congratulations on the 100 posts!! Blogging is therapeutic and twice blessed. (Okie Shakespeare forgive me! :d). It dosent just heal the writer of his/her worries but it heals the readers too. Somone out there , is making a opinion or note based on what he/she read. So... keep it going. This has been one blog I frequent the most and am loving that!! :-)

chitra said...

-/Jay
Oye Jay...tanku tanku !!

Shruthi said...

Yay.. congratulations! :)

Its funny, how people we never know become our friends, through an ethereal medium - and am I glad :O

Keep blogging! May there be many more centuries!

chitra said...

-/Shruthi
Hey..thanks a ton :)!

The Avenger !! said...

Hi chitra,

Read shruthi's blog first and I liked that article on Bangalore so much that it hit my curiosity to know who else her friend circle would consist off. Need i say I am pretty much impressed by the duo ( no marks for guessing who 2).

As for silently blogging naaaa thats not me, If I like what i read i will leave a comment. Just like i felt now. I had to introduce myself to meet like minded people like you.

Keep writing, I am gng to read your blogs and leave a comment regularly you bet !!!

chitra said...

-/Sudhir
Hey Sudhir...thanks !! And welcome :)!

Khushi said...

:)
clap clap clap :)
thanks for blogging dear, how else would I have met you :D

annavra cinema thara hunnnnndred days nat out :D

chitra said...

-/Khushi
Same sentiments here....and tanku tanku :D!!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the century! :)

Good blog and excellent pic...

Peacemaker

The Avenger !! said...

chits, i jst got shruthi's reply. I cant comment on her blog because its being disabled.

any other way I can reach her ?? do let me know. I am guessing the message went to her through you, thanks :-)

chitra said...

-/CM
Hey...thanks !!

-/Sudhir
Er...no idea Sudhir :(! I do not have her personal e-mail id.

chitra said...

-/Sudhir
And which message are you talking about?

Anonymous said...

so-called-doDDa: This is like quarterly results.. hahaha... 100 blogs in xx months.. number of comments have grown from x to y (x>y)... number of anonymous visitors have grown from.. bla bla..

You have a nice style of writing - honest, fair and funny at times - which makes me a frequent visitor here. I'd heard of pen friends and e-friends. I'm happy I found a b(log)-friend. :).

So wear doDDa's hat, 'hmm... yeshTe aadroo kathe haeLlikke nannathrane kaltiddalva?..'.. :D...

Keep going!

chitra said...

-/so-called-doDDa
Tee hee...nice to have found people like you :)! And I am not sarcastic, sari naa?

Anonymous said...

so-called-doDDa: Thanks for the clarification... :D...

ritzkini said...

Century !
coooooll !!
:)

Art said...

hey century cool... congrats :)
And yes.. this platform gives u a lot opportunity to express urself..
U start of anonymous.. and in the course of time.. have lot of friends from this world..

chitra said...

-/so-called-doDDa
Neevu saha... :D....

-/Kini
Yuppu...and thanku !!

-/Art
Howdu...and thanks !!

Vikram said...

Awesome da!! 100 posts!!

tooo good...

i'm still in my 70s.. :( and you know what, i started blogging before you.. :(

chitra said...

-/Vick(s)
Paravagilla maaraaya...:). It's not that number that matters rather the content. And neenu chennaagi barithyaa :)!

anamika said...

congrats dear :)

chitra said...

-/Anamika(India?)
Hey..thanks !!

Anonymous said...

Same old anon:

Congrats on reaching that magical figure.....

Actually came to your blog almost a week after your first post. Have been a regular here since then. I have left a comment only once, and that too in reference to Shruthi sending you that mail....;-)...

Coming to think of the reason I clicked on the link which brought me to your blog, I find it a little too silly now; and probably best shared offline if you are interested to know.....

Anyways keep blogging and hoping to read lots more.....

chitra said...

-/same-old-anon
Hey...thanks !! And please do let me know naa ....feel free to mail me :)!

Anurama said...

Congrats da.. Wishes for more centuries to come :)

chitra said...

-/Anu
Tanku tanku ..and wish you the same :)!

Anonymous said...

Same old anon:

Sent :-).

chitra said...

-/same-old-anon
Wow...vokay..me checkingu :D!

angada said...

I am not able to put it in words about how I felt when I read this blog. That I know you to a descent extent only helps in relishing and connecting to each word that you've spoken through this window.

angada said...

coming to the lighter side of it - 5 months and 100 blogs, that 0.66 blogs a day! + look at the variety of topics that you have covered ... amazing and priceless!

chitra said...

-/Angii
Hey..thanks kaNo :) !!

Rk said...

Kudos lady! Hope to witness many more centuries.
Angada got the calculation wrong...given that you blog only on workdays (misnomer?), 5 months has approx 100 days..so it is a post a day, and that is terrific!
But as you said, it does let us know a side of yours.
And I really like this so-called-dodda ..do you know that person or he/she is actually anon ?
And I am curious about same old anon's silly reason to find your blog..! Can you tell me that ?

chitra said...

-/RK
Thanks Ravi!! Coming from you, I will really treasure them :)! Regarding the rest, me maileth you :D !!

lakshana said...

i think blogs r a great vent to ones emotions too.....congratulations on ur first century!!!.... kudos to u :)

chitra said...

-/Lakku
Tanku tanku Lakku !!

Rk said...

Waiting for the mail. Has it left from your outbox ?

Enigma said...

"I have always been a very private individual. And I mean private in every sense. I hate explaining myself, my emotions, my responses and my reactions to anyone "

wow u sound like me !!,
but at times we are obliagted to explain/express and i ahet doing it :P

chitra said...

-/Enigma
Hyuck hyuck...depends on the person. Anyone close to me..ya...I would not mind explaining myself. Anyone else...I do not care !