About me (from 2012)

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”
-Saint Augustine

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.

P.S. You could also read my favorite quotes or my short poems to know more about me.

P.P.S. To contact me, you can find me on Facebook  or email me: aamil4u ‘at’ gmail ‘dot’ com

2 comments

  1. Short and Sweet Description, quite unlike mine! :P :)
    I love the way you counter-balance the human propensity to keep lingering over the “why” by finding suitable and diverse “what”, “where”, and “which” questions. The way you phrase it makes it self-evident that the key to a practically healthy and pragmatically effective life is focusing on the latter three questions, and almost completely ignoring the first one. Although intuitive to one and all, the phrasing was innovative and I never quite thought of it that way.

    Can’t quite say I am a huge fan of poems (more into wordy prose and even more so into philosophical and social critiques or dense non-fiction), but I do love the occasional poem which moves my heart and touches my soul in a way prose never did and never will be able to. So I will take a peek at a few of your poems and hopefully my small brain can comprehend the subtext embedded deep within! :P :)

    I also loved the way you ended this “about me” description – that like everything else, it is bound to be a perennial work in progress through learning, unlearning, introspection and self-actualization.

    Keep writing and penning!

    PS: I kinda find “black” background blogs a bit difficult on the eye. Not sure about most others, but that’s my view. I prefer a conventional paper palette. Just a mild suggestion though.

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    1. Thank you! To be honest, I am not too good with these ‘About me’ boxes on blog sites. Earlier, to hide my inability to express who I am, I used to go with the single line ‘Only the shallow know themselves’ as my bio. However, over time, I understood that it was quite cheesy and inaccurate.

      That is why you can now see quite a verbose description of my current philosophy.

      My poems are quite simple and WYSIWYG. There is little or no subtext in them. I like to keep them simple although I really admire those who can put many layers into their poems.

      I am glad that you liked the bio. Did I mention that I find your comments to be quite sincere? For that, I thank you again. It is refreshing to see someone actually spend time and write such beautifully worded comments on insignificant little blogs in this age of LOL, gd nt and tk cr. Thank you for being so old school. I like it :)

      About the background, I always felt that reading white text on a dark background is easier on the eye. Especially when the posts are long-winded. However, I will definitely try to strike a balance with a dull background that doesn’t hurt when you look at it for a long time.

      Thanks for stopping by!

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