How do you feel when someone whose writing you admire tells you that they admire your posts? Well that’s simple! You form a Mutual Admiration Society. 🙂 Introducing co-blogger Sunita Sriram, and her blog ‘mydigitaldiaries’. Sunita calls herself wacky, a lil weird and offbeat. Is she? Read about her interstellar voyage traversing through the fast expanding galaxy of blogosphere, and find out for yourself.
Geetashree Chatterjee is one of those few writers, who write amazingly well in three languages – English, Hindi and Bengali, to the extent that it is hard to point out the language in which she expresses herself the best. With an impeccable diction and in her distinctive style, she gracefully echoes her thoughts through her poetry, short stories, reviews and commentaries. I am very grateful to GC for sparing the time to read and write a review for my book ‘Lei: A wreath for your soul’ on her blog ‘panaecea -A Series Of Soul Bytes Just For You’ ‘One of those thought provoking bed-time books which make you relax as well as prod you to ponder on life!’ is how Geetashree describes the book. Thanks a ton GC. Here is a reblog of the post. Check it out for yourself.
It is an oft repeated statement that in this age of digital media, electronics has changed nearly every aspect of our lives, including the way we communicate, the way we write, and even the way we read.
Smartphones have replaced the old phones, and kindles, and tablet readers have converted many old-fashioned book readers to e-book readers and many authors into self-published authors. The devices that brought e-books into the mainstream are book readers like Amazon’s Kindle or Barnes and Noble’s Nook.
Kindle is by and far the most popular e-book readers and is one of the Amazon’s best-selling products. The word Kindle means ‘to ignite’, hence it is an apt metaphor for the intellectual enlightenment associated with reading.
An eventful day for a blogger is one in which he/ she gets to be a part of the blogging community in person and receives some delightful insights into the world of blogging.
Yesterday was such a day, when bloggers from all over India came together at Mumbai for the Blog Now Live Forever (#BNLF) event, organized by Indiblogger at LaLit hotel in Andheri. The event boasted of an impressive line-up of speakers including the famous digital marketer Jeff Bullas and rock musician cum commercial pilot cum broadcaster Bruce Dickinson!
“I write only when inspiration strikes. Fortunately it strikes every morning at nine o’clock sharp.”
Some attribute this quote to Somerset Maugham, others to William Faulkner, but the fact stated in the quote does ring a bell.
The Writer’s Block
A number of times, we find ourselves in a situation when the creative juices in our brain dry up. Ideas don’t crystalize and words don’t flow. This is what you call a writer’s block – a term previously reserved for writers and now extended to bloggers as well.
‘Hatey Khori’ ceremony is an event of special significance in Bengali culture. Held during the auspicious day of Saraswati Puja, a festival day dedicated to learning and education, ‘Hatey Khori’marks a child’s initiation into reading and writing.
This was the day when my daughter was initiated into writing at the age of two. Dressed up in a traditional attire – a mini saree with red border, she scribbled on a notebook in front of the goddess of learning.