Much to my surprise this blog has persisted.
What began as an experiment has today become a part of my life. Almost as a chronicle of my life and everything that touches it. In the past four years there have been several occasions when I have felt that this blog has crossed its best by date. But each time I’ve thought of shutting shop, I have (miraculously) found a reason to continue. The last time I shut the blog, I was very sure I wasn’t going to be writing again. But here I am, back at Churningthewordmill, wondering what the topic for my next post should be.
When I read the posts I wrote 2-3 years back, I sometimes find myself embarrassed. I wrote like this?! Oh god. I then wonder if it wouldn’t be better to just start afresh. Let history be buried six feet under (or more) and begin a new blog altogether. I’ve tried that. But it’s no fun. This space, this name is familiar. Its home. Plus while the old writing is embarrassing, it is a means for me to know where I started from. Its history. Its good, at least for now.
I’d rather you learn about me from the blog, but to get started let me spell out the basics for you. I work in the social development field. Currently a resident of Delhi, I left a part of me in Mumbai (I’ll call it Bombay, if you don’t mind) when I moved cities. Reading and baking are what I do when I have time on hand. Since I left the oven back home in Bombay, I only read these days. I’ve also picked up embroidery lately. That’s not going too well, so don’t ask.
Just like all other bloggers, I love to hear from you. The comments field is all yours. Just remember the opinions and views you read here are a personal expression and you may or may not agree to them. Thats fine, we can agree to disagree, so long as we all know that the intention of any post was not to hurt sentiments. Oh also, if you don’t mind, I’ll call Mumbai Bombay. I like it better that way. 🙂
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