I am. For that I need not be grateful to anyone or anything. “Why am I, what I am?”, is a question that I asked myself for a very long time before realizing that it is a question that need not be answered, or dare I say, cannot be answered.
There are many “why” questions that I no longer ponder upon. Rather, I try to keep myself occupied with the “how” questions. Some of these are -
How can mere ideas have the power to shake our very foundations?
How can I make the most of my brief time on Earth?
How do we know what we know about our universe and how can we find out more?
How are we different from animals?
There are also the occasional “what” and “what if” questions that I use to amuse my curiosity.
What is the secret of the people who have influenced millions?
What are the effects of my actions, words and thoughts?
What if there is a limit to human understanding?
What if we reach the edge of the universe? What comes next?
There are the “which” and “where” questions that I use to satisfy my urge to be amazed and to experience wonder.
Which song is this? By whom?
Which part of the world have I not seen yet?
Where can I find white tigers?
Where is the worlds largest active volcano?
In my poems and my articles, you will find me pondering over these questions. Though I can’t guarantee that they will make sense to you or be coherent, I can guarantee that they will always be honest. You will often find me serious or pensive, sometimes funny and a lot of times arrogant or offensive. I don’t apologise for that.
Lastly, may I add that I like to read. The following quote sums up what I feel about reading:
“The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page”
I love to watch movies! They can be ones with either a good story or impeccable acting or both. Some of my all time favorites include “The Shawshank Redemption”, “12 Angry Men”, “The Motorcycle Diaries” and “Four Weddings and a Funeral”.
Travelling is my stress buster and I try to get out as often as I can. I am from India and before I die, I want to be able to explore most of India and again, if time permits, the rest of the world.
I sing, and I think that I do so moderately well. Whenever I get together with my friends, an impromptu song almost always happens (we mostly sing songs by Euphoria, a band from India).
I relish swimming and take every opportunity to take a dip in water.
I am an amateur photographer and I try to cook sometimes, but it often turns out to be good (at least that is what I think).
I am an ardent lover of technology, but I don’t really follow tech magazines. I like to admire technology by experiencing it.
Of course, like our understanding of the world and life, this bio too, will never be complete and constantly changing.